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post #42991 of 48312

@Sweden

 

(the 4k was a typo FYI, I'd meant to say 3)

 

If you'd rather have the Explorer than your Pilot, why not?

 

It really all comes down to what's motivating you to have one watch vs another. At the end of the day, a Swiss timepiece is an emotional purchase and many $10,000 watches are effectively not that much better than many $5,000 watches. If you're thinking in terms of comparing which would sell for a few hundred bucks more, I'd push back and say what difference does it make? You want what you want and you should have it if you can.

 

Personally, I would want at least the original bracelet for the Explorer. No documents plus no original bracelet is usually a red flag for me (especially if it's coming from Brazil or somewhere with high Rolex theft). And OEM Rolex bracelets aren't exactly cheap.

 

Also, if the proposed trade is occurring online in lieu of a direct Paypal transaction, double red flag. If the guy just kept your Pilot there'd be no recourse.

 

I don't mean to scare you off from what could be a very gratifying trade. Just trying to play devil's advocate.

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@Sweden


(the 4k was a typo FYI, I'd meant to say 3)

If you'd rather have the Explorer than your Pilot, why not?

It really all comes down to what's motivating you to have one watch vs another. At the end of the day, a Swiss timepiece is an emotional purchase and many $10,000 watches are effectively not that much better than many $5,000 watches. If you're thinking in terms of comparing which would sell for a few hundred bucks more, I'd push back and say what difference does it make? You want what you want and you should have it if you can.

Personally, I would want at least the original bracelet for the Explorer. No documents plus no original bracelet is usually a red flag for me (especially if it's coming from Brazil or somewhere with high Rolex theft). And OEM Rolex bracelets aren't exactly cheap.

Also, if the proposed trade is occurring online in lieu of a direct Paypal transaction, double red flag. If the guy just kept your Pilot there'd be no recourse.

I don't mean to scare you off from what could be a very gratifying trade. Just trying to play devil's advocate.

It goes through a dealer in a nordic country smile.gif

I think I pass, I want the steel bracelet as a minimum smile.gif

Thanks for your input!
post #42993 of 48312
Yeah, I think you're going to want an Oyster bracelet at some point for that watch, Sweden.

And like BH said, I'd look for a deal that has the whole ball of wax included.

There should be plenty of them out there.


mimo: not sure how to advise you in regards to your dealings with that AD repair, but I think you're right to assume that they're probably "backing into a number"... and just throwing out a bunch of parts and terms that the average watch owner might not be all that familiar with.

I mean, if everything gets fixed to owner's satisfaction at a reasonable price, then no harm, no foul... but that's really not how business should be done, IMO.

Poor souls probably have no idea that they are dealing with the Pernicious Enabler devil.gif
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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

It goes through a dealer in a nordic country smile.gif

I think I pass, I want the steel bracelet as a minimum smile.gif

Thanks for your input!
I agree. The Oyster bracelet is the main reason to buy a Rolex, haha!
post #42995 of 48312
@Sweden. Good call. I totally agree with BH. I've seen head only pieces list close to 3k USD without B&P. I'm not stuck on papers for older models particularly but the bracelet is pretty important.

Edit: it also depends which serial. As Dino has mentioned previously, SEL bracelets are preferable and they do sell for a bit more.
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Rainy day today in NYC. Tips hat to TheWraith - love the 114060.

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Work of art there, my good man (and it's been pouring here in Australia for two days straight! frown.gif ). I think this is now my favourite watch!
Edited by TheWraith - 4/20/15 at 3:35pm
post #42997 of 48312
Mazal tov. BH!

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Mimo, an AD giving a repair estimate without opening the watch is ridiculous. The one and only way to do this is for the watch to be sent in, opened and examined, and then an estimate is given.
post #42998 of 48312
Gah! Been staring at that damn Sub pic for far too long now!

Funny how the beefy lugs don't bother me like they once did when the watch was redesigned. I may not have done a complete 180°, but have to admit that I've thawed considerably on that particular ... feature. (I know I'm not the only one). Definitely has grown on me.

There's surely room enough under the big Submariner tent for that new kind of sexiness.

I guess in a perfect world, I'd get a Red 1680, and a 5513 to wear on NATO, and a 14060 as a beater, and.....
post #42999 of 48312
You know, I was originally thinking of getting the previous version of the Sub, as I thought the chunky lugs would bother me (which they kind of did in some online photos). On the wrist, however, I don't even notice the wider lugs. Seriously, it's a complete non issue now.

Today
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I think the current Sub is stunning, and I love the fat lugs.  Argh...resist! So many things to want, so little excuse to buy them!

post #43001 of 48312
Love is the best excuse, mimo wink.gif

The fat lugs aren't even noticeable on the wrist. They just blend in with the watch as a whole. They fit, they work. I love the tapered bracelet as well and Glidelock is a work of art.
post #43002 of 48312
What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.


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Took my lunch outside today, with a good friend, amongst the neighbourhood students. Girls in summer dresses, blossoming trees. Enjoy your day satisfied.gif
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Wonderful. :)

post #43004 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Love is the best excuse, mimo wink.gif

The fat lugs aren't even noticeable on the wrist. They just blend in with the watch as a whole. They fit, they work. I love the tapered bracelet as well and Glidelock is a work of art.

Agree with all.

I mean, look. I'm on a business trip, in a suit and all. This on the wrist.

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But guess what I brought just because I know at some point in the day I will want to switch out:

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Just sayin.
post #43005 of 48312
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I think the current Sub is stunning, and I love the fat lugs.  Argh...resist! So many things to want, so little excuse to buy them!


Sometimes a robust figure is worthy of much desire. Just sayin.

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