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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

Can I ask for his Rolex AND cash? 

Or can he ask for my IWC AND cash?

Thats the question!

You can ask for the Rolex plus cash, or he could ask for your IWC plus cash. You guys are free to negotiate and try to strike up any deal that you think makes sense to you. He doesn't have to agree to your terms and you don't have to agree to his.

In the end as others suggested, your best bet to maximize your watches value is to sell it yourself. A dealer will generally want to make money on the watch you buy and he will want to make something on the watch he takes in from you so he isn't going to give you it's full retail value.
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Originally Posted by Berners15 View Post

Everyone can tell you how much something costs but surely it's a case of how much it's worth to you.
When is enough enough? Buy a bottle of wine and enjoy the watch you have!
My first Rolex was a Seadweller (double red) but I always prefered my father's late 60's Subamariner. We did a swap before the double red crazy thing began. I have never regretted the swap and I will inherit it back should I outlive him.
If I remeber James Bond nicely teamed a Submariner, Aston DB5 and English tailoring and it didn't look too tatty.
This forum proves the fact that on many occasions, money really cannot buy taste.

Certainly great advice to simply enjoy the watch he has. However, if it doesn't have the functions he wants or he just doesn't enjoy it, perhaps it's time for a new watch.
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And now for something slightly different. Camille Fournet delivered my summer strap for DSC, mainly this is meant for the t-shirt / chino / jeans (@mimo, sorry about the denim reference) unofficial attire, but seems to work with a shirt.



Happy about the quality so far, very comfortable already without breaking it really in. Shark skin / caoutchouc inner lining.
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Thanks ~B~ Even the unsigned crown is nice. VC really knew how to do a dress watch.

They definitely do. Even for modern watches, I think VC's designs are the most elegant (more so than Patek and Lange) and tastefully sized.

You'll enjoy this article written by my friend Alex Ghotbi on vintage watches (featuring his collection of VC chronographs). I've always loved reading his very evocative prose. There're more on the Hour Lounge too.

http://quillandpad.com/2015/05/13/vintage-watch-snobbery-or-how-i-met-your-mother/
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Yesterday we celebrated 17th of May, Norwegian Constitution Day norvege.gif

The JLC Master Chronograph served both as dress watch and BBQ-timer. A chrono is not (only) for bragging rights.

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A detail shot:

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Today I tried working from home, but ended up taking our youngest for a stroll smile.gif The JLC dresses down quite nicely.

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Going to that q&a event tonight with Kari Voutilainen - any good questions to proxy from the twat'erati ?

 

 

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^^^ I was planning to go until they canceled the film. I just don't think I could stand being around the smarmy Hodinkee folks for that long right now. I have a lot of respect for most of what they do, but the recent cheerleading (some rightfully say, shilling) for auctions and stupid-high auction prices has left me cold.
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Looking good as usual NonServiam.

And your link took me on quite an interesting historical tangent.

I have so many holes in my education it's not even funny.
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Yesterday we celebrated 17th of May, Norwegian Constitution Day norvege.gif

The JLC Master Chronograph served both as dress watch and BBQ-timer. A chrono is not (only) for bragging rights.

My g/f is fond of telling people that the moment she decided to stick around was when I told her (in reference to my Speedy):

"It's the watch that NASA gives astronauts when they go to the moon. But I mostly use mine to time grilled cheeses."

Nice JLC!
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My g/f is fond of telling people that the moment she decided to stick around was when I told her (in reference to my Speedy):

"It's the watch that NASA gives astronauts when they go to the moon. But I mostly use mine to time grilled cheeses."

Nice JLC!

now you need this watch

 

 

and to go to the moon with it lol

 

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/the-grilltimer-by-little-griddle

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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

Can I ask for his Rolex AND cash? 

Or can he ask for my IWC AND cash?

Thats the question!


Why don't you ask him for his rolex and cash AND his car and possibly his wife.
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Went to a talk about important chronograph movements at Bonhams HK



Lots of good fun being around watch collectors
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Very nice troika! I had the same 856S UTC and I regrettably sold it. Sinn makes some great watches!

 

 

Had to remake this for ya

 

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^^^Stacks on stacks^^^


cchen that looks like a fun group.

Really digging that old Speedy MK II ... looks like a little fade to brownish on that dial.
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Got my speedy..

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