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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post


Keep the Daytona. I agree with Dino 100%.

thanks DLJr, I think I'm keeping her.
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thanks Dino, I love the Daytona and not looking to sell it but it was a brief thought that I had. I don't have extra funds to purchase BLNR but talked to my friend and he offered to buy it.

Hi Steel,

 

I think sometimes the idea of a brand new watch that you haven't owned can be quite tempting.  However, I've read posts on other forums (not specifically just Rolex) where people say that once the newness factor that enticed them wore off, even though they got a really nice new watch, the sellers often regretted letting their other watch go.  So if you were going to do it, you want to be sure its not simply a newness issue and that you won't regret letting your Daytona go.

 

Best regards,

Dino

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Hi Steel,

 

I think sometimes the idea of a brand new watch that you haven't owned can be quite tempting.  However, I've read posts on other forums (not specifically just Rolex) where people say that once the newness factor that enticed them wore off, even though they got a really nice new watch, the sellers often regretted letting their other watch go.  So if you were going to do it, you want to be sure its not simply a newness issue and that you won't regret letting your Daytona go.

 

Best regards,

Dino


Great Advice!!!

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Dino makes a good point, as usual™.

Building on his concept about novelty being deceptive at times-- I think that as watch enthusiasts, in a perfect world, we would all buy "keepers" and never look back.

But sometimes, circumstances intervene. Financial ones, typically.

Or perhaps we just fancy something else. Possibly new in the literal sense, like an updated watch model.....or possibly just "new to us"... so maybe it could even be a vintage watch, the very opposite of "new".

Personally as an enthusiast, rather than a collector, for me it would probably come down to actual wrist time. Past, present, and future.

There's plenty of sadder things known to man (cue Smokey Robinson) but when great timepieces just sit on shelves and in boxes, unworn.....me, I think that's a minor tragedy.

So.....have you worn the Daytona a lot over the years? If so, there's a reason. You likely would miss it.

Are you currently wearing it much, or has it fallen out of favor, or out of your rotation these days? Then ask yourself why.

And finally, picture yourself in the not too distant future....say 3 years or so....and when you glance down to check the time, which one do you really want to see ticking away?
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Steel,

I think sometimes the idea of a brand new watch that you haven't owned can be quite tempting.  However, I've read posts on other forums (not specifically just Rolex) where people say that once the newness factor that enticed them wore off, even though they got a really nice new watch, the sellers often regretted letting their other watch go.  So if you were going to do it, you want to be sure its not simply a newness issue and that you won't regret letting your Daytona go.

Best regards,
Dino

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Great Advice!!!

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Dino makes a good point, as usual™.

Building on his concept about novelty being deceptive at times-- I think that as watch enthusiasts, in a perfect world, we would all buy "keepers" and never look back.

But sometimes, circumstances intervene. Financial ones, typically.

Or perhaps we just fancy something else. Possibly new in the literal sense, like an updated watch model.....or possibly just "new to us"... so maybe it could even be a vintage watch, the very opposite of "new".

Personally as an enthusiast, rather than a collector, for me it would probably come down to actual wrist time. Past, present, and future.

There's plenty of sadder things known to man (cue Smokey Robinson) but when great timepieces just sit on shelves and in boxes, unworn.....me, I think that's a minor tragedy.

So.....have you worn the Daytona a lot over the years? If so, there's a reason. You likely would miss it.

Are you currently wearing it much, or has it fallen out of favor, or out of your rotation these days? Then ask yourself why.

And finally, picture yourself in the not too distant future....say 3 years or so....and when you glance down to check the time, which one do you really want to see ticking away?


Thank you everyone,

I have some food for thought now. I think Daytona design is timeless. I just got it recently and it would be like trying wo wear a new watch for a few weeks, get your money back and move onto another new piece (BLNR) since I'm getting back what I paid for it. Now, I think I'll keep it for now.

Whew, feels better now gentlemen, thanks for the therapy time smile.gif
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Thank you everyone,

I have some food for thought now. I think Daytona design is timeless. I just got it recently and it would be like trying wo wear a new watch for a few weeks, get your money back and move onto another new piece (BLNR) since I'm getting back what I paid for it. Now, I think I'll keep it for now.

Whew, feels better now gentlemen, thanks for the therapy time smile.gif


Always remember, if the BLNR is something you want, nothing is stopping you from saving for it down the road. And there is certainly nothing wrong with having both in your collection.

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I have some food for thought now. I think Daytona design is timeless. I just got it recently and it would be like trying wo wear a new watch for a few weeks, get your money back and move onto another new piece (BLNR) since I'm getting back what I paid for it. Now, I think I'll keep it for now.

Whew, feels better now gentlemen, thanks for the therapy time smile.gif

Well it seems like you have made up your mind, but . . . have you tried on the BLNR? It has a lot of wrist presence and feels a bit more substantial than the Daytona IMHO. If I were choosing between the two (and I had a white Daytona for several years) I'd go with the BLNR. It would be very easy to replace the Daytona should you ever change your mind . . . smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Well it seems like you have made up your mind, but . . . have you tried on the BLNR? It has a lot of wrist presence and feels a bit more substantial than the Daytona IMHO. If I were choosing between the two (and I had a white Daytona for several years) I'd go with the BLNR. It would be very easy to replace the Daytona should you ever change your mind . . . smile.gif

Hi TC,

Yes, I have tried BLNR multiple times. I like it but would be happy with it as a second watch. I feel like Daytona can be dressed up and down and just feels amazing on the wrist. I think it's class a bit above GMT. Nevertheless, BLNR is very classic two tone Rolex that will do great as history already shown (Coke/Pepsi).

cheers
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Well, this probably won't help Steel28's cause with the whole new watch thing and all, but... How do they say it on other forums?

"Incoming..."

4y6unuve.jpg

Wrist pics tomorrow morning EST.
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Well, this probably won't help Steel28's cause with the whole new watch thing and all, but... How do they say it on other forums?

"Incoming..."
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
4y6unuve.jpg

Wrist pics tomorrow morning EST.

hahaha, nice one Frilly! Congrats on the sweet SDc!
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 It would be very easy to replace the Daytona should you ever change your mind . . . smile.gif

None of these are very hard to obtain.  The dealer where I saw the BLNR in the showcase, told me if I wanted a fresh one that hadn't been in their showcase they can have one for me in about 6-8 weeks, or if I wanted the SD4000 their first should be arriving in about 6 weeks.  The Daytona isn't as tough to get as it was years ago, but it most places it still takes longer to get a steel one than any of the other models.  The BLNR is very nice, but IMHO the OP has only had his Daytona a few weeks I think he should give it a bit to time and get to know the watch.    

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Well, this probably won't help Steel28's cause with the whole new watch thing and all, but... How do they say it on other forums?

"Incoming..."


Wrist pics tomorrow morning EST.
I knew that was coming...
post #32473 of 48312
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Well, this probably won't help Steel28's cause with the whole new watch thing and all, but... How do they say it on other forums?

"Incoming..."

Wrist pics tomorrow morning EST.

Very Nice!!! Can't wait to see wrist pix tomorrow!  :lurk:

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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hi TC,

Yes, I have tried BLNR multiple times. I like it but would be happy with it as a second watch. I feel like Daytona can be dressed up and down and just feels amazing on the wrist. I think it's class a bit above GMT. Nevertheless, BLNR is very classic two tone Rolex that will do great as history already shown (Coke/Pepsi).

cheers

I agree that the Daytona is more versatile and if the watch is needed for dress up as well that it would be the more suitable of the two.
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