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This issue was previously touched on by Dino back in November last year in post #26687 in this thread.
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All the more reason to herald the arrival of the Platinum Coke GMT IIc...

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Fun fact I learned today!

When you scratch/ding, and then polish, platinum, no metal is lost. The metal is just being displaced and replaced. Whereas with gold, you are losing a nominal amount of gold each time you polish it, to re-level the surface. Or so I was told by a very reliable source anyways.

What if this analysis was applicable to dieting, working out and fat loss? That no fat is ever lost, only displaced?

That would suck.
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What if this analysis was applicable to dieting, working out and fat loss? That no fat is ever lost, only displaced?

That would suck.
Pretty much how I feel....haha
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 As for the difference in price, there has always been a large difference between the price of a Sub and its Tudor cousin.  
When I began buying watches circa 1975 the Tudor line was priced 25 percent less than Rolex. At that discount I didn't see the point but at 50 percent it begins to make sense. My first Rolex was a Daytona which set me back $500. Followed shortly by a President for $3200.
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And to think prices have only risen but fractionally!
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I am curious which watches right now you guys think have the most upside appreciation potential?

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I have the Explorer II and I love it, although really only as a casual/weekend watch. I've worn it with a suit but it doesn't really go -it's a bit too chunky. It is a big watch, although not extreme. It's great for dress-down, has a real heft to it, and doesn't look like every other Rolex that everyone else in town has. That's what drew me to it. In fact, since I bought it two years ago I haven't seen a single other person wearing one. The GMT function is quite useful too if you travel, so it's also my go-to holiday watch.

I went with the black dial, but the white is nice too, and probably more legible. Black just appealed to me. I'll post you some wrist shots tomorrow.

A couple of wrist shots, as promised. Trying to demonstrate how it can also work with a French cuff, although it needs a more casual jacket.[IMG]
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I am curious which watches right now you guys think have the most upside appreciation potential?

Buy a new rolex sub and not wear it for the next 50-60 years icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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A couple of wrist shots, as promised. Trying to demonstrate how it can also work with a French cuff, although it needs a more casual jacket.[IMG]

Thanks for the shots. Looks like I'll stick with Pelagos or the Sub, the Explorer II seems a little too casual for me and I wouldn't mind a watch that is austere.
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I'd note that the Pelagos, like the Explorer, is bigger than the Sub too.  That makes it look more casual in my eyes.

 

Just a thought: how do you feel about the Explorer (1)?  No diver-style bezel, but all the same distinctive Rolex style and versatility.  Definitely suit-worthy, cheaper than the Sub too, and I think the current 39mm size is the perfect balance of modern, sporty and understated.

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^^ I'd have to agree. The standard Explorer is a lovely balance. I'd get one if I could justify it in my rotation.

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Sorry for the OT, but for my car buddies here . . . picked up this badboy yesterday afternoon. Anyone hazard a guess? smile.gif

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@TC (Houston) is it a S 63?
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I was going to guess a vintage SL, but the leather and everything looks too new and you don't strike me as a vintage car guy. Then I was going to guess a new pimped out G Wagen, which seems to be more in line with what you drive, but I checked the pics online and thats not a G dashboard.
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