nice lookin wrists today, gents.
The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 936
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In the 1960s', 70's and up through the mid 80's most dealers couldn't give away Daytonas. In 1984 it also seemed the Sub and GMT were the top of the line SS watches as they had MSRPs of around $1,350 and a Daytona was only $1,100. Daytonas were often sold at very large discounts.
it wasnt uncommon to haggle a daytona down to 500.
Back in the early 80s you could walk into an AD and get 25% off a steel Sub or GMT and those were the "popular Rolexes" back then. And that was without any haggling. Daytonas and Explorer 2s were practically being given way in those days.
sad. soooo sad. i wish some of my family members wouldve known......
You think thats sad, quartz watches were such a big deal in the early 80s, that no one wanted "old" manual wind or automatic watches so you could buy vintage PP, AP, and VC chronographs, perpetual calendars, and even perpetual calendar chronographs all day long for $2,000-$3,000. For a reference point $2,500 was the MSRP on a new gold and steel Sub or GMT back then.
The prices are a bit brutal, but keep saving its worth it!
I feel the same way. If its a current production watch that I want, I prefer to wait and buy a new one.