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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Yep, I have yet to see a new one on display yet. There are still some hold over traditions, however they are a lot easier to get, no more waiting in line, and you won't have to pay over retail to get them any more. Besides they are pretty salty at the regular retail price anyway.

Yes, they usually keep them in the safe rather than in the display case.  I think its an attempt to make it look like they are very difficult to get (for those that don't know there is no longer a wait), and that it just arrived and they haven't even had time to put it out.  

 

Years ago when I first started looking at Daytonas...they were $3,800.  Demand was so insane, that wait lists at bigger dealers were several years long.  When you did find a SS Daytona in the window  or display case of a shop it was often $2,500 over list or to as much as twice the MSRP.  I did see a few in display cases...all for around $7,500 (I know seems like a bargain now).  I bought my first 2 SS Daytonas for $4,350 and then $5,100...after a few price increases in 1996.  However, these watches were really very underpriced (AP and VC were selling SS chronos for $12,000, Breguet and Blancpain were selling for around $7,500...and those watches all depreciated.  The SS Daytonas could be worn for a day or 5 years and then sold for more than you paid.  Tons of them just sold to people that got on as many lists as possible and who flipped them immediately after purchase. 

 

The price really hit demand hard.  When the current 116520 first hit US shores it was $6,000.  There was still a steady demand for Daytonas even when they hit $9,000...but once flippers saw they couldn't make a profit flipping them quickly for a few grand, they stopped buying and demand started to catch up (a friend in the jewlery business said at about $10K and $20K the number of would be watch buyers drops off drastically).  That plus a bad economy starting in 2008/2009 when people on wait lists would pass when an AD called them because they lost their jobs, or were afraid of losing their jobs and wondering how they would make mortgage and car payments.

 

Its still a great watch even if one can't buy a new one and sell it the next day to make a few thousand on the side.  I love mine. 

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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

 

PS: Realized I actually don't know what the US RRP is on the Daytona? UK was 7,950 pounds ($12,435) including VAT the last time I was there. 

US MSRP for a SS Daytona is $12,000.

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If you guys are looking for a SS Daytona, I've seen them regularly in the displays in the NOVA ADs.

Good luck, hope you get your watch early! (and post lots of pics please)

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Who are the regular Daytona posters here?  I read the 3 part Hodinkee series on the Daytona and have a new appreciation for the watch.  I didn't realize the SS still has a wait list or over MSRP most of the time.  

I did get asked from my fiancé if I want the GMT in the house or leave it at her parents since we shipped it there to save tax cost.  Since I didn't think anything about it and said leave it in her parents safe, she brought up that if it was in our house she would more likely slip and give it to me early.  Here's to hoping she brings it home when she visits he parents in two weeks. bounce2.gif
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

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Great photo and watch!
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Greetings TWAT brothers.  Under the heading of first world problems....

 

I'm heading to a lakeside resort with my daughter next week, and want to take one watch.  There are several pools, a water slide and, well, a lake.  So there will be splashing involved.  The easiest one-watch solution would be a dive watch.  But I haven't bought the Sub C or Pelagos yet, so the next best thing in my non-beater lineup is the Speedy 9300.

 

Problem is, it's on a croc strap.  Now, the obvious solution is to just put it back on the bracelet, which has served in a water-role before:

 

 

 

Problem is, ever since rnguy convinced me to wear it on a strap, I have really liked the look and just don't want to go back to the bracelet.

 

Solution - rubber strap from www.thewatchboys.com :

 

 

The Kevlar texture gives it a bit more visual interest than the average flat rubber piece, as does the bright white stitching.  It is very supple right out of the box (as one would expect of rubber) - no break-in time required at all.  And the double-deployant is a nice sporty compliment to the strap and the watch itself.

 

 

I'll report back on how it all went.  Cheers.

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RP

What a coincidence. I ran across a pic of your 9300 on a bracelet on TZ, and it inspired me to go back to this: (forgive the crappy pic)

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I love it on the strap, but wanna give it a week on the bracelet for something different. Also, I've been having a deep introspective debate with myself as to "If I could only own one watch.." and in almost all scenarios the 9300 wins (decent WR for me, casual yet sporty, and if I HAD to - would wear it with a suit)

To answer your question - take the Speedy. Bracelet works best, but I like that kevlar strap option.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Greetings TWAT brothers.  Under the heading of first world problems....

I'm heading to a lakeside resort with my daughter next week, and want to take one watch.  There are several pools, a water slide and, well, a lake.  So there will be splashing involved.  The easiest one-watch solution would be a dive watch.  But I haven't bought the Sub C or Pelagos yet, so the next best thing in my non-beater lineup is the Speedy 9300.

Problem is, it's on a croc strap.  Now, the obvious solution is to just put it back on the bracelet, which has served in a water-role before:





Problem is, ever since rnguy convinced me to wear it on a strap, I have really liked the look and just don't want to go back to the bracelet.

Solution - rubber strap from www.thewatchboys.com :




The Kevlar texture gives it a bit more visual interest than the average flat rubber piece, as does the bright white stitching.  It is very supple right out of the box (as one would expect of rubber) - no break-in time required at all.  And the double-deployant is a nice sporty compliment to the strap and the watch itself.




I'll report back on how it all went.  Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I know most of us aren't too patient about waiting to wear our newest watches...however, there is something really nice about opening a watch box and having a brand new watch to wear on the wedding day.  I waited about 6 months before I got to wear my Explorer 2 on the "Big day."  Sure I would have loved to wear it earlier, and yes if I wore it with a few tiny wear marks only I would know I had been wearing it prior to the wedding.  However, I think I have a bit more attachment to it because its first wear was our wedding date.  Just food for thought.  Whatever you do its a great watch that you will enjoy.  

 

Excellent point Dino.  It will be the last piece of wedding attire I put on for the big day which will make it even more special.  

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Love that bi-compax Speedy
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Unusually cool day down here in the South. Nice day for a cigar and bourbon. Pam 112 today.
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JLC MC today. Non quickset date movements can be rather irritating..
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Tell me about it. I have two 70s era rolexes, neither have quickset dates. Neither does my new Seiko because of the GMT hand. Further, Seiko warns against using a winder with the Spring Drive, which is why they all have power reserve indicators.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

JLC MC today. Non quickset date movements can be rather irritating..

Gorgeous! The very first watch I ever wanted to buy.
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Nice day for a cigar and bourbon.

Otherwise known as .....EVERY day. LOL.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

JLC MC today. Non quickset date movements can be rather irritating..

Very Nice.

 

Yeah but well worth it, especially when it's something special.

 

 

700

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Wes Bourne - congrats on that very cool looking Heuer!
post pics when you get it..

plus one.
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