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post #36391 of 48312
Damn! You can some great deals on those watches.

If resale is one of the main concerns, I think Pam will move a lot quicker especially for the price you'll be paying, which is way below grey market price.

I personally like the Tank better and was considering it and if I could get that price, I'd probably have one by now. Plus I think it is a better second watch with the 5001 and it's different and slim while the Pam is going to be as big and bulky and just less versatile than the 5001.

For those prices, I don't think you'll take much of a hit but in terms of speed of resale, I think the Panerais got the Cartier beat.

Best of luck!
post #36392 of 48312
I try not to let the potential resale value of a prospective purchase play a part in the selection process. Watches aren't investment vehicles. Buy what you like.
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

I try not to let the potential resale value of a prospective purchase play a part in the selection process. Watches aren't investment vehicles. Buy what you like.

I agree but at some point you really got to enter your mind as well. I mean if you have narrowed the watches down to two choices and as he said he wants to be able to move it when necessary or in case of an emergency, I don't see a problem in putting in that a criteria to make a decision. Especially since he had to do it before.

It's not like he is buying mainly off of it's resale value, he didn't just say "find me a watch that lose it's value least, don't matter if it's a Hublot". lol8[1].gif He has clearly chosen/narrowed it down to two watches he really likes and if they are neck in neck, a resale price to win the decision isn't a bad way to go.
post #36394 of 48312
The 372 is massive. I wear a 243 which itself is pretty big, but the 372 just felt too big. I would probably avoid it as a daily wearer. For 10K, I would just get a minty daytona and call it a day, especially if you are looking for sporty watch with good resale value.
post #36395 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I agree but at some point you really got to enter your mind as well. I mean if you have narrowed the watches down to two choices and as he said he wants to be able to move it when necessary or in case of an emergency, I don't see a problem in putting in that a criteria to make a decision. Especially since he had to do it before.

It's not like he is buying mainly off of it's resale value, he didn't just say "find me a watch that lose it's value least, don't matter if it's a Hublot". lol8[1].gif He has clearly chosen/narrowed it down to two watches he really likes and if they are neck in neck, a resale price to win the decision isn't a bad way to go.

Yep, exactly how I'm thinking. Also, as any watch collector should know, there is always another shinier, sparklier watch out there. Being able to trade your pieces without losing too much money is key to maintaining the hobby.
post #36396 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Akeem View Post

The 372 is massive. I wear a 243 which itself is pretty big, but the 372 just felt too big. I would probably avoid it as a daily wearer. For 10K, I would just get a minty daytona and call it a day, especially if you are looking for sporty watch with good resale value.

I happen to hate the contemporary Daytona. The one's I like are all vintage and ludicrously expensive.
post #36397 of 48312
Good price on the 372 but I think it's just too big. I'd go with the Cartier
post #36398 of 48312
Was in Carmel over the weekend and went to Fourtane to check out some Rolexes with my wife. Dangerous.

She loved the two tone Steel/Rose Gold 31mm DJ.

I tried on various 36mm DJ's (finally convinced they are too small), 41mm DJ's (too contemporary), and a Submariner (not what I'm into right now). But no watch caught my eye and lust like the 39mm Explorer. What a tremendous watch all around.

I also tried on the $60k Platinum President Day/Date and that thing was a monster. So heavy - but stunning.

Fourtane is a great store with the best Rolex selection that I have ever seen - including some amazing vintage pieces.
post #36399 of 48312
At that price I would not even think twice about it. You could probably make money on the 372 if you decided to sell and had some patience. The 372 was way to big on my wrist with the raised crystal, but it was really nice. That said, the Cartier has to be the perfect gentleman's dress watch.

-V
post #36400 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I vote Radiomir over Luminor and Reverso over Tank.

I had a PAM 177 with the 'standard' Luminor case and eventually felt it wore too big and sold it. A friend has a 'Fiddy' case Luminor, and even at the same 44mm it felt a good deal chunkier than mine - I can only imagine how big the 47mm of the 372 would be. While I would've preferred it without a seconds hand, I would be looking for a PAM 337 as I like the reduced 42mm size for a Radiomir (and have come to appreciate the cleaner lines of a Radiomir over the chunkiness of the Luminors with their big crown guard).

An Explorer 1016 in good condition would be awesome.

For me, this ^
post #36401 of 48312
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Oh, and resale value matters. I am justifying this on the basis that I can liquidate if necessary.

The Tank seems like a screaming deal, but it is not a watch that circulates much in the secondary market. I'm worried I won't be able to sell it, or that I will have to take a loss, even given the low purchase price.

They are both fantastic and beautiful pieces, but serve different purposes (of course you know that). It seems like you're leaning toward the Tank, as would I.
post #36402 of 48312
Foo, I cannot fathom how the 372 would work for you.
post #36403 of 48312
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Foo, I cannot fathom how the 372 would work for you.

Why wouldn't it? It's intrinsically a ginormous watch. I would be horrified by the wrists of any man on which it would look normal-sized.
post #36404 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Was in Carmel over the weekend and went to Fourtane to check out some Rolexes with my wife. Dangerous.

She loved the two tone Steel/Rose Gold 31mm DJ.

I tried on various 36mm DJ's (finally convinced they are too small), 41mm DJ's (too contemporary), and a Submariner (not what I'm into right now). But no watch caught my eye and lust like the 39mm Explorer. What a tremendous watch all around.

I also tried on the $60k Platinum President Day/Date and that thing was a monster. So heavy - but stunning.

Fourtane is a great store with the best Rolex selection that I have ever seen - including some amazing vintage pieces.

 

Were you able to try on the new SD4000 ref 116600, or is it too close to the modern Submariner in your eyes?

post #36405 of 48312
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Were you able to try on the new SD4000 ref 116600, or is it too close to the modern Submariner in your eyes?

Did not try it on, unfortunately. A reason to come back there sooner than later biggrin.gif

I don't think I am a big fan of modern subs, based on what I have seen in the flesh. Older, domed crystal variants are more my cup of tea.
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