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I try to be more deliberate about watch purchases, but this time of year I usually get a few catalogs from ADs.

Always nice and pretty, with all the new releases being featured. And they do tend to make the holiday season that much more .... alluring ... in terms of koppage.
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I actually just got a Cartier catalog yesterday but for the most part, I go to the the watch brands website and request their catalog. Last month I got a nice and thick hardcover book from JLC that pretty much chronicles the brands history, pretty damn cool and probably the best catalog/book I've gotten for free. It wasn't the standard catalog you receive from ADs.

Received a thick catalog from Vacheron a year or two ago too. I wish more brands offered them.
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Speaking of holidays, pulled these out as my holiday rotation. Gon' be switching black & white on a daily. Felt like I haven't worn these in forever, forgot how shiny it is.

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Which is the best online place to buy a used Rolex? Which site has the best reputation?

 

Not chrono24 or ebay.

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Which is the best online place to buy a used Rolex? Which site has the best reputation?

Not chrono24 or ebay.


Browse therolexforum sales forum.
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Speaking of holidays, pulled these out as my holiday rotation. Gon' be switching black & white on a daily. Felt like I haven't worn these in forever, forgot how shiny it is.

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Browse therolexforum sales forum.

 

Thanks! Is there any actual stores that sell used Rolex´s online?

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Davidsw, one of the most reputable seller there had a website but it is under renovation right now.

If you are interested in a certain watch, you can always just search it in that forum to narrow down your options.



BobsWatches, GrayandSons and WatchUWant are reputable used watch sellers too. I haven't dealt with them personally but I believe most are happy with them. Do more research though before committing to any of those places just to be 100% sure.
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Browse therolexforum sales forum.

I got my BLNR from a trusted seller over there.
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I got my BLNR from a trusted seller over there.

I got my current watch from that forum as well, I have to check the ads for a new Rolex :)

 

Thanks for your tips!

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Despite what people have said on this thread about the 5296, I still like that sector dial. At least in the eyes of this beholder, it is a thing of beauty!

 

Laurent Junod is one of Patek's master watchmakers and may well be the only senior staff member at Patek USA authorized to service Grand Complications. His usual daily wearer is one of the first Aquanauts (ref 5065A, usually perceived to be "too small" (34mm) these days).  Sometimes he pulls out this 5296.  Super enthusiastic dude, love hanging with him.

 

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+1 that is maybe not my fave Patek (by any means), but it sure does look sharp....clean and simple in a good way.

frilly, next time make sure it isn't 9:45 when you're taking the photos, cause we can't see both (watch)hands clearly LOL.

And that looks like a really cool experience! *jealous*

 

Ahahaha good point about 9:45pm!  It was a fun experience.  Wasn't my first time to tour the facilities, but it was fun disassembling (and reassembling!) movements, stamping Tiffany dials, etc.  Those were firsts for me.

 

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Saving the pennies for another watch?

 

Hardly.  I am declaring 2015 to be the Year That Frilly Saves Money.  2014 was supposed to be that year: NO PATEKS.  That goal was largely accomplished, but a multitude of "small" outlays added up.  First, "just a few" cuff links (damn you Dino944).  Then, maybe a modern Rolex dive watch (damn you mimo) - but hey, I "only" got ones in steel (except the only one I'm missing now is the 116610LN)... Then, maybe a pen. Or two, or three.  Then there's SF.  Shoes.  Suits.  Gifts for the wife.  Should we count those as "nonessentials"?

 

Darn it.

 

So, I am issuing my 2015 Declaration now that It Will Be The Year That Frilly Saves Money. Boom.  My wife will receive a handwritten heartfelt note for our 15th wedding anniversary.  And she will love it!  I Have Spoken, and My Twat Brethren Can Hold Me Accountable!

 

:evolve:

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I miss watch shopping... shog[1].gifredface.gif
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The bombardment of offers to buy discounted watches used to be weekly, but I am now receiving emails more than daily.  I guess it's normal for the season, though I'm starting to be paranoid enough to believe that the more I look, the more they try to push me over the edge with an extended offer.  

 

Any thoughts on this phenomenon?  Any bargain kopping inbound as a result?

Just the usual increase in holiday marketing.  Things that I might consider kopping are never "On sale," so if its something on which I can negotiate on price, I can probably work on a deal any time of year.  So no, there isn't really any more incentive to kop something just because I'm getting more emails from sellers.  I generally think a lot of places also don't give their best deals on watches around Nov/December because they are counting on those as strong holiday sales months.

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Hardly.  I am declaring 2015 to be the Year That Frilly Saves Money.  2014 was supposed to be that year: NO PATEKS.  That goal was largely accomplished, but a multitude of "small" outlays added up.  First, "just a few" cuff links (damn you Dino944).  Then, maybe a modern Rolex dive watch (damn you mimo) - but hey, I "only" got ones in steel (except the only one I'm missing now is the 116610LN)... Then, maybe a pen. Or two, or three.  Then there's SF.  Shoes.  Suits.  Gifts for the wife.  Should we count those as "nonessentials"?

 

Darn it.

 

So, I am issuing my 2015 Declaration now that It Will Be The Year That Frilly Saves Money. Boom.  My wife will receive a handwritten heartfelt note for our 15th wedding anniversary.  And she will love it!  I Have Spoken, and My Twat Brethren Can Hold Me Accountable!

 

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I apologize for the cufflink enabling...but wasn't that around Nov/Dec of 2013...so I shouldn't be blamed for 2014 ;)

 

As for 2015 being the year Frills saves money  :rotflmao:  My dear friend, thanks that's the best laugh I've had all day.  I almost had to check the date and make sure its not April Fools Day! Looking forward to seeing of you make that declaration happen.  Although, I imagine many of us would find your deviations from that declaration far more entertaining:cheers: 

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Which is the best online place to buy a used Rolex? Which site has the best reputation?

 

Not chrono24 or ebay.

 

Am I more likely to get scammed if I only buy from these sites?

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Am I more likely to get scammed if I only buy from these sites?

I feel more safe if I buy from a actual store with good reputation that you can visit in town than from a private seller on the other side of the world, maybe its just me?

 

So its easier for me who lives in Sweden to buy a watch from a well known store in NYC or London who sells watches online than a private seller who is harder to trace :)

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