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I'm going to go broad and say definitely S class.
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I am curious which watches right now you guys think have the most upside appreciation potential?

If anyone knew that, they would be set for life. Its not all that different than predicting stocks.
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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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No idea but I want it.
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@TC (Houston) is it a S 63?
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I'm going to go broad and say definitely S class.

Hahaha, you guys are good! smile.gif

S550. Cleav, I'm flattered that you peg me as an AMG guy. I would have loved it but my god the premium for that package . . . LOL Did go sport package and AMG 20" rims tho, as a consolation. smile.gif

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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.

LOL not sure how to take that . . .

Anyway, sorry for the OT.
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Hahaha, you guys are good! smile.gif

S550. Cleav, I'm flattered that you peg me as an AMG guy. I would have loved it but my god the premium for that package . . . LOL Did go sport package and AMG 20" rims tho, as a consolation. smile.gif




LOL not sure how to take that . . .

Anyway, sorry for the OT.

Don't be sorry, most of us are car guys too.

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For those of you with some cash burning a hole in your pocket it may interest you to know that the Graves Supercomplication (Patek Philippe's magnum opus) is going on the auction block this Fall. The watch sat in a friend's collection for many years and I was allowed to handle it several times. Simply exquisite. When he let it go in 1999 and it brought the record price for a timepiece (which still stands) he joked that had he known how valuable it was he wouldn't have allowed anybody to touch it, including himself.
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Hahaha, you guys are good! smile.gif

S550. Cleav, I'm flattered that you peg me as an AMG guy. I would have loved it but my god the premium for that package . . . LOL Did go sport package and AMG 20" rims tho, as a consolation. smile.gif

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LOL not sure how to take that . . .

Anyway, sorry for the OT.

Very Noice TC, know much about the clock? IWC have a range of Merc' 'Car clocks'.
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Very Noice TC, know much about the clock? IWC have a range of Merc' 'Car clocks'.

Thanks! Yes, I believe there are some special editions that feature an IWC clock and related upgraded trim. I don't believe there is anything special about this clock, but aesthetically it is kind of nice as the dash vents have a bit of a retro vibe now.
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Don't be sorry, most of us are car guys too.

Cool! I've talked cars extensively with a few of you on TWAT but always glad to know there are more. smile.gif
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It is something in the S-Class range as my inlaws have both the C and E class and the clocks do not match...plus I looked online.

 

As for a watch with the most upside potential?  It is probably some watch where the brand invites you to be able to purchase it and not something they would put in a catalog.  I would guess it would be from one of the big three as those small makers who sell high dollar watches such as RM or MB&F have exotic designs and not something classic like a Patek or AP.

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Cool! I've talked cars extensively with a few of you on TWAT but always glad to know there are more. smile.gif
That's a freakin' beauty, TC. Congrats!
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Sure is ^

TC found these, prefer your layout nod[1].gif


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That's a freakin' beauty, TC. Congrats!

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Sure is ^

TC found these, prefer your layout nod[1].gif

Thanks guys!
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LOL not sure how to take that . . .

Anyway, sorry for the OT.

I love the G Wagen, an acquiantance has a one, turbo, a beautiful loden green paint job with a cream leather interior, black wheels. Nothing wrong with a little understated flash smile.gif I wasn't accusing you of russian oligarch G wagon (gold wrap, chrome as fas as the eye can see)
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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.

 

Thanks for the share.  That Daytona purchase was a while back!  The current line retails at $12,000.  Here's an interesting page (posted before) about Rolex MSRPs for a variety of models from 1970 to 2008:

 

http://www.minus4plus6.com/PriceEvolution.htm

 

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For those of you with some cash burning a hole in your pocket it may interest you to know that the Graves Supercomplication (Patek Philippe's magnum opus) is going on the auction block this Fall. The watch sat in a friend's collection for many years and I was allowed to handle it several times. Simply exquisite. When he let it go in 1999 and it brought the record price for a timepiece (which still stands) he joked that had he known how valuable it was he wouldn't have allowed anybody to touch it, including himself.

 

You handled the Graves SuperComplication!  It's a fantastic piece unique - it's not a wearable timepiece though, 'no?  Definitely falls in the category of collectibles but not necessarily wearables.  

 

The closest I've come to handling something like this is when I played around a bit - but was not allowed to photograph - Osvaldo Patrizzi's Caliber 89.  While it is technically more complicated than the Supercomplication - Patek made sure of that, for their 150th anniversary - it's no piece unique as four were produced, in YG, WG, RG and Platinum.  The platinum one can be viewed in the Patek Museum in Geneva.  The YG one is floating around for someone to nab and own.  The RG and WG ones are with Mr Patrizzi, and he ain't about to hand any of those over anytime soon, methinks.

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Thanks for the share.  That Daytona purchase was a while back!  The current line retails at $12,000.  Here's an interesting page (posted before) about Rolex MSRPs for a variety of models from 1970 to 2008:

http://www.minus4plus6.com/PriceEvolution.htm

Ima have to read that.

Here's another take on the subject: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/rolex-prices-past-60-years-revealing-analysis/
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