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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post


In 2005, a Rolex Submariner date would run you at $4,500ish. Now the watch retails for $8,550. Man I was pretty happy to paid $6,700 for mines. I was also very lucky to score a very sweet deal on my GMT-c about 2 months ago.

Wow, another shocker. I think I paid $3K even (gray market) for my NIB sub date in 2001. LOL I may need to adjust my insurance coverages for these.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

except they are nice looking watches. teacha.gif

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My dream watch, soon baby soon...

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post


Wow, another shocker. I think I paid $3K even (gray market) for my NIB sub date in 2001. LOL I may need to adjust my insurance coverages for these.

The sticker prices on Rolex have only been skyrocketing in recent years.  In 1995 I bought a new Subdate from an AD with a discount for $2,500 (MSRP was $2,850).  Then in 2001 I bought new Explorer 2 from an AD for $2,915 and its MSRP was $3,425.  Then in 2005 I found a new Sub Date with green bezel for $4,500 and its MSRP was $4,850.  Now these watches all have MSRPs of over $8,000 and discounts are much harder to come by.   If you bought them when prices were good, hang on to them.

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Thread Starter 
How on earth do you remember all these prices with such precision ?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Check references, buy with a no-questions-asked 3 or 5-day return agreement so you can inspect it. Some guys selling watches there are grey market dealers who have been doing that for a decade, so they have a lot of references
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

the golden rule is to buy the seller and you should be fine.
On the rolex forums, DAVIDSW and Bodybump (Oscar) are my guys. They can probably get you a brand new Panerai with your name on it for a slight discount. Or they will have a LNIB for sale for a great price.
+1

thanks guys, much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Wow, another shocker. I think I paid $3K even (gray market) for my NIB sub date in 2001. LOL I may need to adjust my insurance coverages for these.

yeah, i paid 3850 for my SS DJ, its 6600 now.
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How on earth do you remember all these prices with such precision ?

you dont remember all the prices on your watches? confused.gif
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Thread Starter 
Sorry to disappoint. I don't remember the prices I paid exactly - and I certainly don't remember what MSRP was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, etc...
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Sorry to disappoint. I don't remember the prices I paid exactly - and I certainly don't remember what MSRP was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, etc...

thats ok. its easier when you only have a few watches, not purchased more than 8 or 9 years ago.
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I've seen a bunch of 112's on the TZ forum.  

 

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=threadt&frm_id=71

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yeah, ive been looking around there, im just hesitant to to buy that way.

i put a few calls out to some watch dealers we know. have not heard back yet. i called an AD that we used to do business with, and her offer was embarrassing. if i dont hear any good news in a day or so, ill pursue these online options.
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Thread Starter 
If you must buy from an AD - consider buying from one overseas so that will knock the VAT off the (local) MSRP.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

How on earth do you remember all these prices with such precision ?

It's called being a nerd.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yeah, ive been looking around there, im just hesitant to to buy that way.
i put a few calls out to some watch dealers we know. have not heard back yet. i called an AD that we used to do business with, and her offer was embarrassing. if i dont hear any good news in a day or so, ill pursue these online options.

Had a look on chrono24?
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Sorry if this is inappropriate for this thread, but I'm contemplating on buying this submariner (serial A 1999) and two things strike me as peculiar a. the crown guards seem a bit farther from the crown than expected (at least from what I've seen in more recent numbers), and b. the "swiss made" on the dial, since my understanding is that it was introduced in the year 2000, before that it was just "swiss" or "swiss T 25".
What do the resident WISs think?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

If you must buy from an AD - consider buying from one overseas so that will knock the VAT off the (local) MSRP.

great idea. i dont need AD tho, gray market is fine, as long as its someone i trust.
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It's called being a nerd.
Had a look on chrono24?

lolyes

not yet
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

yeah, ive been looking around there, im just hesitant to to buy that way.
i put a few calls out to some watch dealers we know. have not heard back yet. i called an AD that we used to do business with, and her offer was embarrassing. if i dont hear any good news in a day or so, ill pursue these online options.

I would not hesitate on buying online. Just make sure you get a bunch of references. I have never had any issues with purchases on TZ, stitchy.
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