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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I do like those a lot but it's too complicated and perhaps too thick(?) for a dress watch.

I want something with a cleaner and simpler dial.


I am still searching and even though I would really love a black and rose gold combo, this watch is winning the race right now.

(not my pic)


^Great pic, whoever took it....a very flattering shot indeed^


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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

15% off my Explorer 2, brought the price down from $3,425 to $2,900. 

Y'all be killing me with these old retail price references! I definitely got into the watch game too late.

They only go one direction, don't they? UP, baby.

(Unlike crude / fuel oil / gasoline prices the last few weeks....which really is killing me LOL).
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Rooster- I was only speaking of Rolex and of the U.S. Customs regulations . I forgot your in Canada. I don't know anything about importing this to Canada.

Keith, sorry man! I can recall buying my first steel Daytona for $4,350 and my dad buying a gold PP Calatrava with a 40% discount from an AD making it $5,700!

RFX, sorry but that regulation can be interpreted more broadly. I think you're reading of it is too focused on whether or not the watch is new, the real issue is that it's from overseas. Any Rolex not purchased new from a US AD would include any Rolex purchased overseas new or used. As a used Rolex in Europe was not sold new by a U.S. AD. Maybe the exception being a watch originally sold through a US AD that subsequently got sold to a shop overseas. Whether Customs would contact Rolex to see whether or not it was originally watch sold in the US is unlikely.

Also James Dowling's website used to always inform collectors he will not sell a Rolex to someone in the US in less they are physically picking it up or sending an agent to physically pick it up. He would not ship it to the US. And all of his Rolex watches are preowned. He specifically stated customs issues as the reason why he would not ship or sell watches to people in the US.
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Wow. An amazing piece of artistry

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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

I picked up a jewelry box in ebony with three watch winders built in at the annual Asprey sale in London around ten years ago. It was a bespoke order that was rejected for a tiny chip off a rear bottom corner (which I rendered virtually undetectable with a dab of stain and finishing wax.) $5k reduced to $250. I love those kind of deals.

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Those were the days. I got some great deals on random small leather goods under the old management. I think they now have a 'no sale' policy.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I have heard of people buying watches and wearing them, while shipping the boxes/receipts home.
this may have happened to me some time ago. but my memory is foggy and i may have dreamed it wink.gif but my (perhaps fabricated) remembrance is that it was favorable
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

My search continues for BlackXRoseGold dress watch and this week I am looking at the GO Sixties.

Definitely cheaper than VC, Moser, A Lange, etc... But there seems to be something off about this watch that I can't quite figure out
if i were in your shoes my search would have stopped with the VC you posted some pages ago. unless you want to throw a Lange 1 into the mix.
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

I picked up a jewelry box in ebony with three watch winders built in at the annual Asprey sale in London around ten years ago. It was a bespoke order that was rejected for a tiny chip off a rear bottom corner (which I rendered virtually undetectable with a dab of stain and finishing wax.) $5k reduced to $250. I love those kind of deals.

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now this is a winder price i can get behind.

i'm not mocking those of you that have expensive winders. i'm more lamenting the fact that this industry seems to only have Bentleys and Chevy Aveos on offer. where's the Toyota Camry of the breed?
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

^Great pic, whoever took it....a very flattering shot indeed^
Y'all be killing me with these old retail price references! I definitely got into the watch game too late.

They only go one direction, don't they? UP, baby.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Keith, sorry man! I can recall buying my first steel Daytona for $4,350 and my dad buying a gold PP Calatrava with a 40% discount from an AD making it $5,700!
ah Jesus. watches and old Porsche 911's. those are the two waves that i regret the most not being able to ride.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post


i'm not mocking those of you that have expensive winders. i'm more lamenting the fact that this industry seems to only have Bentleys and Chevy Aveos on offer. where's the Toyota Camry of the breed?

I think you can find a good middle ground. Diplomat and Heiden might just be good enough for you. Their cases range from $50-$1000. Next level is Volta and Wolf and then Orbita and Scatola And Rapport and it just goes baller after that.


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if i were in your shoes my search would have stopped with the VC you posted some pages ago. unless you want to throw a Lange 1 into the mix.


I've always wanted it but since I am in no hurry to buy I am considering all options. For Lange I am considering the Saxonia, maybe the Dual Time is the busiest I'd go with the dial.
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ah Jesus. watches and old Porsche 911's. those are the two waves that i regret the most not being able to ride.

I agree with you 100%..I wish that back in the day, I had more $$$ at my disposal for those goodies.  I'm just thankful for a few items I picked up back then.   

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Missed a little of the IWC love (refreshing!), but here's my baby, the Big Ingenieur DFB:

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I agree with you 100%..I wish that back in the day, I had more $$$ at my disposal for those goodies.  I'm just thankful for a few items I picked up back then.   
Forget the trinkets, how about real estate. I don't even want to think about it..........
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Ah but I was able to get on that bandwagon, at least. Only in a modest way, but I still have no right to complain... wink.gif
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Not really complaining but whenever one of my neighbors (Lennox Hill NYC) sells for a price that would have gotten the entire block (23 brownstones) when I bought in '79, well, it's only human nature for a bit of second guessing.
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Missed a little of the IWC love (refreshing!), but here's my baby, the Big Ingenieur DFB:



Nice wristie. It shows some evolution, but definitely still has that "Genta" look to it.

IWC has gotten its share of grief here, some of it probably too harsh (personally guilty!) ... but I do still have plenty of respect for my peeps in Schaffhausen.

We criticize because we care, after all.
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Happy Friday everyone! I wore my AP Royal Oak exclusively this entire week, and now I'm going through that typical collector's deliberation over whether to trade 3-4 pieces I'm not wearing much (16610 Sub, PAM 112, IWC BP) to pick up the gold GMTII . . . There's nothing in that bunch that couldn't be easily replaced should I wind up missing it . . . I've got a boozy lunch and then a free afternoon, could be dangerous. LOL

In the meantime:

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and . . . could I live with just 2?

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@TC (Houston) You just got the BP!!  Good luck today...

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