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It now must be your absolute goal to get one of those the VCs in your hand. Make it happen.
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Not as baller as the rest of you with your minute repeaters and what not but I really like this:

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That Laurent Ferrier Galet Classic is pretty sweet. I'm a lottery win away from owning 3 of them. Digging the minute

hand...

 

 


Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 1/20/15 at 1:13pm
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Hey guys, I have a sweet idea. Let's take the most damage-, scratch- and wear-prone parts of the watch and make them in a softer metal!
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Hey guys, I have a sweet idea. Let's take the most damage-, scratch- and wear-prone parts of the watch and make them in a softer metal!

 

Well, to be fair, Rolex have been doing it for a few decades and it's worked for them...

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I'm not looking to trade, though: I'm looking to convert cash from the weakened Norwegian Kroner into Swiss Rolex before they adjust the local prices to account for the recent devaluation, then sell for €, £ or $. Right now Norway is one of the cheapest countries in the world to buy Rolex, and it shows because dealers across the country are now sold out of popular (i.e. sports) models.

Platinum is more of a gamble than steel and harder to move, but if I can get a favourable price on a 116506 then it could be worth a punt in addition to the stainless ones I've picked up earlier this week.

Here's what the NOK is doing:



Essentially, I'm converting at a rate from earlier in the year due to the unadjusted pricing, so it's a bit like having a time machine. No way to know which the NOK will go in the future, but Rolex is a historically stable currency that I don't consider particularly risky, and there's a potential upside if the kroner continues to fall. Right now the oil industry is getting a bit slaughtered due to low oil prices (job cuts, projects cancelled, contractors essentially wiped out in some companies) so it'll be interesting times. If it gets really bad, I might just say "fuggit" and move someplace warm and cheap for a while. The dudes with loans on expensive cars and depreciating BS like that are stressing, though. :P


Speaking of currencies, check out what the Swiss Franc has done recently. Hayward's link two posts up is very relevant to my little money-speculation project.



:O

The CHF is now delimited from the Euro, and I think that it will have significant effects on the watch industry. My gut tells me that it's a good time to buy, but it could have the effect of bursting the bubble that SJX was referring to:

http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2014/01/editorial-are-watches-too-expensive.html
http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2014/01/editorial-where-are-watch-prices-headed.html

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We'll see what happens.

And that's the reason I pulled the trigger and got myself a brand new Omega wink.gif

Although mine is meant to be used and not as an investment. But certainly they will get more expensive in 3, 2, 1...
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I think the Speedy looks better dressed up than a PAM.

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Well, to be fair, Rolex have been doing it for a few decades and it's worked for them...

Aye, and that's why I don't do two-tone in Rolex, either. Platinum or steel for me; 18K doesn't interest me much.

I'll make an exception if they're priced below the scrap gold weight value, though:


(photo credit: B-I A)

Not that I would ever melt down a functioning watch, and it still keeps good time! It's better than free if you think about it. smile.gif
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And that's the reason I pulled the trigger and got myself a brand new Omega wink.gif

Although mine is meant to be used and not as an investment. But certainly they will get more expensive in 3, 2, 1...

What did you get?
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:bounce2::bounce2::bounce2:

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A better pic, yes, but I still hate it. I just dont think its a watch that lends itself to two-tone.
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I think the Speedy looks better dressed up than a PAM. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Better than a Luimor, surely. Better than a Radiomir, Id say its about even. See below.
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I'll start
Panerai PAM210, modified with 18k gold plating on hands
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Europrep, it looks like the tracking is through DHL. While I have had fair experiences with DHL, I should caution you on several things.

1) I have read on omegaforums that apparently DHL are pretty prone to theft (at the Germany location), especially with customs value shown outside the box. I was lucky, but several other forum members were not too lucky. Their watch were stolen and I would make absolutely sure that you check the content before signing for it. According to the forum, Fedex is the best as far as avoiding theft as they are pretty stringent with their employees and package handling. Now thinking back, I was extremely lucky that even with the value of over $7K declared on the package, I received the watch without much issues.

2) My watch was delivered to the wrong address (1432 instead of 1431). While my neighbor eventually figured out it was my package and not hers (and subsequently returning it to me), I called DHL before that as I noticed the tracking said it was signed by ME, and they said they will "look into this and call you within 4 hours". After getting my package, I did not bother to call them to let them know I have it just to see if they would call me back. It has been close to 1 month now and I still have not heard back.
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Europrep, it looks like the tracking is through DHL. While I have had fair experiences with DHL, I should caution you on several things.

1) I have read on omegaforums that apparently DHL are pretty prone to theft (at the Germany location), especially with customs value shown outside the box. I was lucky, but several other forum members were not too lucky. Their watch were stolen and I would make absolutely sure that you check the content before signing for it. According to the forum, Fedex is the best as far as avoiding theft as they are pretty stringent with their employees and package handling. Now thinking back, I was extremely lucky that even with the value of over $7K declared on the package, I received the watch without much issues.

2) My watch was delivered to the wrong address (1432 instead of 1431). While my neighbor eventually figured out it was my package and not hers (and subsequently returning it to me), I called DHL before that as I noticed the tracking said it was signed by ME, and they said they will "look into this and call you within 4 hours". After getting my package, I did not bother to call them to let them know I have it just to see if they would call me back. It has been close to 1 month now and I still have not heard back.

 

Thanks for the info.  Very appreciative.  This could get interesting as my house keeper has to sign for it.  

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I think the Speedy looks better dressed up than a PAM.



^^^Love that combo^^^
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