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post #45421 of 48312
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Like I needed confirmation on the 512 but I tried it on again today and absolutely love it.

Annoyingly they mentioned I could put any (or none) amount down with interest free installments for up to 30 months. I have about 40% saved so it was tempting but they don't move at all on price so probably not worth it as it looks like it can be had for thousands cheaper on grey or used markets once I have the full funds. But like I said... tempting.

Also tried on the 000 which looks awesome on others but not sure if it's too thick for my 7" wrist. I think this watch looks incredible with a rough leather strap, jeans and boots and showing signs of wear. So I may consider picking one up in used and worn condition (e.g. scratches, minor dings etc) if I can find it for a decent price. I wouldn't be picky b/w 000, 005, 111 or 112 which I assume are the cheapest on the used market.

A couple of pics...

Stunning 512 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


And the 000 logo




I doubt if any dealer will give you 0% financing and a discount.
All the Luminors you mentioned are readily available - high 3K to 5ish, depending on age and papers, etc. Check out TRF, P.com, TZ, etc.

The height of the Luminor is something you need to get used to, although it's really no different in wrist presence than several of the deep rated dive watches - e.g., Omega 600m, etc. or the Frill's fantastic DEEPSEA shown above.

There are 512's available also - probably cheaper than list price.

Have fun!
post #45422 of 48312
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

I doubt if any dealer will give you 0% financing and a discount.
All the Luminors you mentioned are readily available - high 3K to 5ish, depending on age and papers, etc. Check out TRF, P.com, TZ, etc.

The height of the Luminor is something you need to get used to, although it's really no different in wrist presence than several of the deep rated dive watches - e.g., Omega 600m, etc. or the Frill's fantastic DEEPSEA shown above.

There are 512's available also - probably cheaper than list price.

Have fun!

Thanks! Yes I think discount and 0% for such a long term Finance is pushing it.

The journey is half the fun and I've been wasting hours yesterday and today trolling the various sites.

Just wish our CDN dollar wasn't so abysmal now. Adding 25% to all the sales stings!
post #45423 of 48312
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Thanks! Yes I think discount and 0% for such a long term Finance is pushing it.

The journey is half the fun and I've been wasting hours yesterday and today trolling the various sites.

Just wish our CDN dollar wasn't so abysmal now. Adding 25% to all the sales stings!

Check out this dealer on TRF.
http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=423862&highlight=Canada

There's a least one other dealer on the site as well as several other fellow Canucks buying and selling.

They may be able to help you out, mate.
post #45424 of 48312
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Thanks! Yes I think discount and 0% for such a long term Finance is pushing it.

The journey is half the fun and I've been wasting hours yesterday and today trolling the various sites.

Just wish our CDN dollar wasn't so abysmal now. Adding 25% to all the sales stings!

 

I was really learning towards the 512 as well.  A few weeks ago I went into the local Tourneau while I was about town and ended up trying a few Panerais.  The other one I was interested in was the 562.  I became immediately taken with the 562, the brown dial, the base dial, the fact that it was massive yet incredibly light thanks to the Titanium.  The salesman asked if I had anything to trade in and I mentioned that I had a 95 EXPII without box or papers (I was wearing it) that I was trying to sell.  His manager went back to the office and came back with a trade in value quite a bit higher than I expected and much more than I could have sold it for myself.

 

While I could have expected a better deal on the sales price if I purchased the 562 from a different dealer straight up, the trade in amount was shockingly high to the point where even buying the 562 at full retail price made it a no-brainer for me.

 

I'm exceedingly happy with this watch, the 8 day power reserve is actually lasting 4 hours over 9 days before it starts to slow down dramatically!  While the lack of a second hand makes it impossible to know just how accurate it is, at the very least it was still within a minute for those 9 days and 4 hours.  I've since sold off all of my other watches and am waiting for my Nomos Metro 38 to ship (any day now).  I'm really going to try to keep to just the 562 and the Metro for at least 6 months.  Strangest thing is I've had more random compliments on this over the last three weeks than I've had on all my watches combined over the last year.  My wife even complemented it without any kind of prompting on my part.

 

 

 

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I'm not a Panerai guy at all, never really dug their history or aesthetic, and yet the 562 (and 560) have been tugging at me ever since I saw someone out with one. Congrats on the watch, it's lovely.


Edited by DLJr - 7/27/15 at 6:06pm
post #45426 of 48312
Thanks a lot jhcam8. Bobby is well regarded and I will hit him up for sure once I have a bit more saved up.

pmeis -- congratulations! What a beauty icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Planet Ocean 8500 45.5mm

 

Awesome buy got it for 3/5 original price

post #45428 of 48312
Well said, frills. That was my feeling with the RO. Well, kind of. I always liked it, but when I put it on, it was a big fat love. Have not put it down since.
post #45429 of 48312
@in stitches - we need to see more of your big fat love around here. You've been MIA too long, friendo
post #45430 of 48312
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Well said, frills. That was my feeling with the RO. Well, kind of. I always liked it, but when I put it on, it was a big fat love. Have not put it down since.

 

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No Frills nailed it. The ones that sing to you, sing loud smile.gif

 

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This is a great post. Simple, short and conveys perfectly the experience of finding the right "thing".

 

Thanks, gents. Boom!


Still playing around with my new toy - the "king of the portable point and shoots," the Sony RX100 III (okay, the mark IV came out this month but whatever).  Single lamp behind me, yellow light, in our dark living room last night - not bad for a low light fully auto mode shot, check out that bokeh).

 

 

OoOoO fancy:

 

 

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@in stitches - we need to see more of your big fat love around here. You've been MIA too long, friendo

@rnguy001

I too miss you guys. :-(

Will this do for now?

post #45432 of 48312
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Check out this dealer on TRF.
http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=423862&highlight=Canada

There's a least one other dealer on the site as well as several other fellow Canucks buying and selling.

They may be able to help you out, mate.
The 292 is nice! I'd take it over a 512.
post #45433 of 48312
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Thanks, gents. Boom!


Still playing around with my new toy - the "king of the portable point and shoots," the Sony RX100 III (okay, the mark IV came out this month but whatever).  Single lamp behind me, yellow light, in our dark living room last night - not bad for a low light fully auto mode shot, check out that bokeh).

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Nice! this is the james cameron one? do you have any wrist shots?
post #45434 of 48312
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Nice! this is the james cameron one? do you have any wrist shots?

 

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but I think @no frills' watch is the Rolex Deep Sea Sea-Dweller D-blue dial edition, in homage to James Cameron's historic dive.

 

While James Cameron's specially made Rolex is an even bigger, badder one; the Rolex Deep Sea Sea Dweller Challenge.

 

Still, the DSSD D-blue is an impressive piece of metal! Not easily pulled off in everyday life given it's size, I'm sure, but impressive nonetheless! 

 

Pictured here is the regular black dial 116660, not the D-blue dial one.

post #45435 of 48312
Looking good pmeis and stitch (don't be a stranger!)
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