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Thanks - I thought that was probably the case - they are quoting something like £7K and they don't at the moment have a 1971.

Any suggestions for other London dealers?

£7k - :rotflmao: - just like all the prices I see quoted in that shop.

 

I've bought from Austin Kaye before and found them perfectly pleasant to deal with. They wouldn't shift much on price but the price they were quoting was comparable and the watch had been serviced by the manufacturer, had a new bracelet (which I didn't mind in that context) and was in very good shape.

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Reading reports, I am somewhat surprised that the new Rolexes (new YM and DD40) has a double AR sapphire crystal so does that mean it is going to has practically invisible crystals now?


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Basel 2015 - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40mm

The case, in platinum or in 18kt rose, yellow or white gold, measures 40mm. It has a double AR-coated sapphire crystal and it is water resistant to 100 meters.



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Basel 2015 - Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 37mm

The case, in 18kt Everose gold, measures 37mm. It has a bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with a matte black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, polished raised numerals and graduations. The crystal is a double AR-coated sapphire and it is water resistant to 100 meters.
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Not sure if you know this, but this is actually the second version of a "limited edition" Snoopy Award commemorative moonwatch. The first one was made in much. much larger numbers and was nonetheless, as of a few years ago, pretty hard to find on the secondary market. Collectors snapped them up and seemed to keep them. I

Yes, the first Snoopy watches were made around 2004.  They were limited to something just under 5,500 pieces.  

 

They couldn't give them away when they were new.  Most sold for about $2,500.  But I see on ebay with the release of the new version people asking silly money for the first versions.  

 

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Is that a 1016? The best Explorer, IMHO.

Yes, looks like a 1016.  

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Not sure if you know this, but this is actually the second version of a "limited edition" Snoopy Award commemorative moonwatch. The first one was made in much. much larger numbers and was nonetheless, as of a few years ago, pretty hard to find on the secondary market. Collectors snapped them up and seemed to keep them. I

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I wouldn't count on it.  They did Snoopy Editions about 10 years ago that dealers got stuck with them. Where I live they sat in dealer showcases forever.

 Although, it seems with the re-launch of a Snoopy edition , some opportunistic owners of the old model are marking them up with big asking prices/OBO.  
Back in the day you could buy them all day long for about $2,500. 
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lol. Well that seems inconsistent. I was relying on Fratello re the popularity of the earlier version. Jan says there was high demand and they were hard to get on the secondary market. I suppose someone could actually go out and look.
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Re Snoopy Speedy - I love the lumed bezel. I appreciate the Snoopy history (thanks, dopey). But I don't warm to the idea of a cartoon character on my watch.

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  However, I was interested to see the details on the new movements from Rolex and Tudor.

 

One of the big trends I find interesting is the move toward synthetic hairsprings.

 

They called Ulysse Nardin crazy. Then Patek started going that way and now even Rolex's new movement demonstrates their commitment to change over.

 

I wonder how long one would have to own a watch to really see the benefit there. It's purely an emotional preference, but I rather like knowing that everything in my wristwatch is either metal or stone.


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I've been carefully considering all the suggestions (including the great list of Mimo's http://www.styleforum.net/t/36253/the-watch-appreciation-thread/41715#post_7743660) and I think I'm tending towards getting an Explorer I.

I like the new 39mm size but the 3/6/9 numbers are a bit shiny. Preferred a vintage (1972) model I tried on in Burlington Arcade (crappy pic below) and I think the smaller size is OK on my wrist - what do people think?

May hold out for a 1971 model (my birth year).
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Edit to add - the vintage Rolexes all seem to have new bracelets - is this common?

 

 

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I prefer (and bought) the newer 39mm size but that 36mm looks great on you. 

 

On the contrary I prefer (and bought) the 36mm version and I agree that the size looks good on you.

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lol. Well that seems inconsistent. I was relying on Fratello re the popularity of the earlier version. Jan says there was high demand and they were hard to get on the secondary market. I suppose someone could actually go out and look.

No worries. Its possibly that in my market they just were not popular and that over time interest eventually picked up.  However, I can remember you years ago you could walk into any large Omega AD in my area and they had one or two new ones sitting in the showcase. Maybe now they are becoming a more collectible, and with a new model on the way interest may increase in the prior version.  

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New Arrival - Vintage Heuer Carrera 3647T from the 1960s (but look as good as a new watch)
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Thanks - I thought that was probably the case - they are quoting something like £7K and they don't at the moment have a 1971.

Any suggestions for other London dealers?


Watches and Jewelery of Bond St. -- 74 New Bond St. Online at www.watchcentre.com. For pricing, Chrono24 will give you a decent idea of what the going rates are.

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So help me G*d, I really have a watch crush on that new Yachtmaster.

Stupid name!

Not likely to buy one, but the pics looks pretty awesome.

I really hate that period between Basel and when the new stuff actually hits ADs so you can actually see stuff in real life.....it's like, FAR worse than waiting for Christmas.





Also, in regards to the Speedmaster "Snoopy" .... that one, to me, is "quirky" done well.

Again, I'd probably never buy it, but given the background and NASA tradition, etc....it has a certain appeal. For the right guy, with a little too much money and a good sense of humor....I could see it.

I like that they went all the way with it. Caseback, even.



And ezlau, that Carrera looks great.
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Regarding the "Snoopy", when looking at the lume pic on my phone earlier, it appeared that someone had drawn a dick at 12.

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LOL mimo!

Have you ever seen your Orange Monster when the hour and minute hands align?

Let's just say that little gem can appear rather phallic as well...
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