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Wow, lets see what is inside!
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@brax - More plz!

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Hey @brax stop teasing
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A man who has a watch stand for his pocket watches... I am in awe. and suddenly a whole new world is opening up to me. Pocket watches, and the paraphernalia associated with pocket watches. Mrs Dachshund is going to have a fit.

This today for me - taking a little time out in Italy.



Love this^^^^maybe my favorite modern Rolex.

Enjoy your time in Italy.

I'd probably come back 10 lbs heavier, but with a huge smile on my face LOL.

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Well gentlemen, I must confess... sorry to have misled you but the woman whom I have hitherto referred to as Mrs. Hedonist is not, in fact, Mrs. Hedonist.

However...




I can finally confirm that she'd like to be.


Additional congrats!

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Rainy day today in NYC. Tips hat to TheWraith - love the 114060.

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Damn, that's a great pic frilly.

Maybe this one is my favorite modern Rolex smile.gif

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OOOH, cant' wait to see it.

Any guesses, gentlemen?

I'll say .... Nautilus, just because it's such a TWAT favorite.
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Wow lots of great stuff in the last few pages. Congrats BH! Brax, let's have it!!!!
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Any guesses, gentlemen?

I'll say .... Nautilus, just because it's such a TWAT favorite.

 

I'm guessing Calatrava. I peg Brax for a traditionalist. 

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Either way, this is a kop of significance.  What a fabulous box - worth a picture in itself!

 

Keith T - definitely near the top of my list too, bar one.  OK, maybe joint top!

 

Talking of Rolexes, I wish to engage the specialist expertise of the Twatterati: I fear a friend of mine is getting burned by a Rolex AD on a repair.  He dropped the watch (right in front of me) and cracked the crystal.  It's a DJ, about six years old, never serviced.  I took it for him to the AD, who replied the he needs:

 

- fulll service, about $300

 

- new crystal (of course), about $170

 

and (this is where my eyes narrowed and my blood pressure went up)...

 

- "spare parts", about $300

 

I suggested to the guy I spoke to that they couldn't possibly know what "parts" were needed, other than the crystal, before they'd even opened the watch.  He even suggested that parts get "rusty" after a few years, and that "most parts" would need replacing.  Clearly talking nonsense.  However, for the sake of fairness, I include the written quote that I've since requested, and ask your advice:

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Complete Overhaul

Reconditioning and timing of the movement,

Cleaning and Polishing of the case, bezel and the bracelet

checking Water tightness

Observation of time

Final Quality Check

 

New Crystal

 

Spare Parts 

Replacement of the winding crown

Replacement for New Sets Of Hands

Replacing All Gaskets and tube ,back washers, main spring 

Replacement of screws

Replacement of all required spare parts

Crystal Washer, 

Pallet fork, Escape Wheel.

 

Now, replacing the gaskets might be a normal part of the service - but then isn't that in the cost of a service?  Replacing the hands, which they claim are damaged by the broken crystal (it's cracked, not shattered), might even fly at a stretch, though I don't think so.  But screws?  The pallet fork, escape wheel...mainspring?  After six years?  And wouldn't all those parts actually add up to rather more than the $300 if they were really needed?

 

It seems to me that they have just pulled a figure out of the air, and are now seeking to justify it.  Let me reiterate: the numbers came before they'd even examined the watch in the workshop, and now the list of replacement parts seems to have become as impressive as possible.

 

But I happen to know the owner of the AD a little, and although he's a bigshot and I wouldn't want to bother him about trivia, I'm minded to drop a bomb here.  

 

@Belligero@Dino944@in stitches et al...tell me why?

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A tease like that (showing pictures of an unopened Patek box) should be made illegal! Can't wait to see what model it is!

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Either way, this is a kop of significance.  What a fabulous box - worth a picture in itself!

 

Keith T - definitely near the top of my list too, bar one.  OK, maybe joint top!

 

Talking of Rolexes, I wish to engage the specialist expertise of the Twatterati: I fear a friend of mine is getting burned by a Rolex AD on a repair.  He dropped the watch (right in front of me) and cracked the crystal.  It's a DJ, about six years old, never serviced.  I took it for him to the AD, who replied the he needs:

 

- fulll service, about $300

 

- new crystal (of course), about $170

 

and (this is where my eyes narrowed and my blood pressure went up)...

 

- "spare parts", about $300

 

I suggested to the guy I spoke to that they couldn't possibly know what "parts" were needed, other than the crystal, before they'd even opened the watch.  He even suggested that parts get "rusty" after a few years, and that "most parts" would need replacing.  Clearly talking nonsense.  However, for the sake of fairness, I include the written quote that I've since requested, and ask your advice:

 

Now, replacing the gaskets might be a normal part of the service - but then isn't that in the cost of a service?  Replacing the hands, which they claim are damaged by the broken crystal (it's cracked, not shattered), might even fly at a stretch, though I don't think so.  But screws?  The pallet fork, escape wheel...mainspring?  After six years?  And wouldn't all those parts actually add up to rather more than the $300 if they were really needed?

 

It seems to me that they have just pulled a figure out of the air, and are now seeking to justify it.  Let me reiterate: the numbers came before they'd even examined the watch in the workshop, and now the list of replacement parts seems to have become as impressive as possible.

 

But I happen to know the owner of the AD a little, and although he's a bigshot and I wouldn't want to bother him about trivia, I'm minded to drop a bomb here.

 

@Belligero@Dino944@in stitches et al...tell me why?

This gives me chest pains.

I would be sendng it to Rolex directly or finding another AD.

However, that being said...  I have to say that the Overhaul price also seems a bit low.

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There is only one AD in this country.  Which is why I want to make sure I'm exactly right in the complaint I'm about to make.

 

I agree, the service price seems perfectly reasonable, if not low.

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There is only one AD in this country.  Which is why I want to make sure I'm exactly right in the complaint I'm about to make.

I agree, the service price seems perfectly reasonable, if not low.
Mimo. That total service price sounds about right to me. Take out the crystal and that's what I'd expect to pay for a full Rolex Service nowadays.
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Yeah, I've been searching around for comparisons.  It seems to me that there are two issues: one is the assumption that all the things that could need replacing, will need replacing - before looking at them - and the other is that the guy didn't know how to answer my question and started making shit up.  Which has made me suspicious, perhaps excessively?

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Whats the market price for a 16570 Explorer II with no papers and no box, serviced 2014. Comes on a natostrap.

 

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@mimo

I recently took my GMT II in for service (15 years old and it had only ever been in for service once). My AD quoted a flat $600 (which is on par with Rolex official prices) unless any additional parts were needed. I assume there are probably certain components (like seals) that are switched out on every overhaul service. It could be that they broke down the full price of the overhaul into subcategories? 

@Dino944 would probably know ...

 

@Sweden - I'd say mid to upper $3k range probably. All depends on the seller's investment in the piece and how well you can negotiate. 


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@Sweden
 - I'd say mid to upper $4k range probably. All depends on the seller's investment in the piece and how well you can negotiate. 
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The deal is his Explorer for my IWC 3777 full set, no money between.

A good deal?
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