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Hey Dino! Of course I picked up the OP. I've been extolling its virtues ever since it came out, and having it on the wrist makes me like it even more. So yes, I've been on a bit of a spree lately due to the favourable currency situation here.
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The basic Oyster offers a lot to appreciate and I recommend it highly to anyone who's considering the watch. And while the Deepsea isn't something I'd personally wear, it's a fun watch.
 

Hey, congrats my friend !  I guess until your more recent post it (or perhaps I missed a post), I didn't know that you bought the new Rolex Oyster.  You definitely make a great case (no pun intended) for the basic Oyster.  I wasn't initially sure about the dial from stock photos, but in you post its a really rich interesting color...and the new clasp is very cool !  Congrats again and wear it in good health my friend.   :cheers:

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Chubb definitely has a great reputation for insurance coverage, and for being relatively easy to deal with when you have to file a claim.  The $25K per incident without a schedule and without an appraisal is great for a lot of folks.  Still one  should remember to add a schedule and send appraisals for specific items once the aggregate of your collection exceeds the $25K per incident.  One might think well the average price of your watches might be $10K, and if you got mugged on the street you would just lose one watch well with in the policy limits.  However, if there was a fire at your home or your home was broken into and you had 4 watches lost to fire or theft, each with a value of $10K, you would not have enough insurance to cover all of them.   Just wanted to mention that its important for people to look at their policies carefully each year and consider what additions they made have made to their collection and/or whether the values of certain models have increased significantly such that they may or may not be properly protected using the previous year's policy structure and limits.  

Agreed and you make very good points. The $25k is just the base amount of coverage, and one should increase the limit according to one's needs. The value, as I see it, is that most scheduled coverages from most insurers are per item, and the premium is only for that one item. The advantage to the Chubb blanket coverage is the coverage can be used for any piece of jewelry/watch, subject as you noted to the limit.

No good deed goes unpunished. I returned home to find...wait for it...my annual premium renewal letter.
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Agreed and you make very good points. The $25k is just the base amount of coverage, and one should increase the limit according to one's needs. The value, as I see it, is that most scheduled coverages from most insurers are per item, and the premium is only for that one item. The advantage to the Chubb blanket coverage is the coverage can be used for any piece of jewelry/watch, subject as you noted to the limit.

No good deed goes unpunished. I returned home to find...wait for it...my annual premium renewal letter.

:rotflmao:  They heard you singing their praises and decided to "Reward" you!  Although, it probably feels more like they are rewarding themselves!  ;)

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With a nod to Dmontez on the other forum, which is where I first saw this, it looks like a dude named Zach Norris had a hell of a week. This is cool enough to run the risk of being flamed for crossposting, so I apologize if it irks anyone's sensibilities.

Zach found this at Goodwill for $5.99:






Hodinkee contacted him that night:






The case was opened on Monday, and by Wednesday the piece was sold:






Apparently it was sold to a heavy-hitter watch collector in San Francisco. He flew Zach out, showed him around his undoubtedly transcendent watch collection, and relieved him of the piece for ~ 6000 times what he paid at Goodwill.

Such an awesome story. Zach is reportedly going to use the money to finance his wedding, but I would have kept the watch. At least I think I would. If I ever find a LeCoultre Deep Sea Alarm Automatic at Goodwill for $5.99 (!!!!!!!!!) ...who knows.

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I feel a tinge of envy, and in all seriousness I would have kept the watch as I would know it was worth quite a bit but I'd have had no idea it was worth that much, but good for Zach. Everyone deserves a bit of luck like that once in their lives.

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Awesome story.
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I can't help feeling sad for what the charity didn't get out of this.  I'm sure we all have a day dream of finding some treasure for nothing in a charity shop, car boot sale or similar.  But if such a thing were to happen, based purely on the unwitting honesty of the vendor, wouldn't it be nice to at least share some of the loot?  I mean, he knew, the person working in the charity shop thought it was just a dirty old watch with no strap, but at some point, someone donated that with the aim of its being sold for maximum benefit to charity.

 

Anyway, I guess this is the place to talk about watches rather than personal morality...and who can really say they wouldn't take it? I think the difference comes when you have the intention of turning it into cash as soon as possible: an eBay bargain is one thing, but dancing out of the charity shop as fast as you can feels a bit different.


Edited by mimo - 1/24/15 at 11:55am
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....goes to local Goodwill
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Congrats Zach. Now go buy something classic that'll hold value ...

 

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Mims, the thumb on your last post is from my wife ;)

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This Niall watch was pretty cool. Made in Kansas City by a local. Uses some swiss movement. Really lovely leather as well.
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Am also trying to convince the wife that this is an excellent time to purchase a Swiss watch (notwithstanding I'm supposed to stop purchases to save up for my grail), though the selling is a tough uphill struggle considering she just purchased one for me at Christmas.

Nevertheless I managed to find my way into a local Rolex dealer to check out the oyster perpetual dial colors (I like blue) when this caught my eye.

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I rather suspect most here will say "Abomination!" or something along those lines, and I personally have a somewhat love hate relationship. I've also sworn off TT /and/ yellow gold in watches. But something keeps drawing me back. The combination of dial, and green numerals seems to just work with the two tone bracelet. And that bezel. Help.
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I liked the steel version of that watch. It's ok but I'm glad I didn't buy it. Just about any Rolex is lovely though, so if that one speaks to you my advice is to give it a week or two. If it's still saying buy me then, go ahead.
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The marker at 9 ruins it for me. Hope that is what you were looking for.
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I don't like the two tone, the fluted bezel, the Romans, the date, the marker at 9....but all together it's a magnificent horror.  It dares you to love it and wear it.  It's unashamedly garish.  I don't entirely hate that: if you want bling, this is it.

 

But.  In that case, why the grey dial?  I love grey (I think they call it "steel") on the Oyster Perpetual, because it suits the understated mood.  But this needs to be bolder.  Blue would be awesome.  But maybe in person the green numerals are enough.

 

If you love it, go for it.  Sometimes it's OK to be crazy.

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