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Cf. "Rootbeer", there was a guy on here ages ago who had a gold one, I think, on a brown suede strap.  Looked awesome, and I think he sold the straps.  And something in the dark chambers of my battered bonce is telling me he was Swedish.  There are some search parameters in there somewhere...

This dude, selling these straps?
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Been a while, fellas.


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^ best gmt there is IMO. I have a friend at the office who wears one. I said nice pepsi dial he said what?
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

^ best gmt there is IMO. I have a friend at the office who wears one. I said nice pepsi dial he said what?
You don't mean he has the new ceramic, white gold version do you?
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I was referring to the color way.....his model is from the 60's.
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Gotcha!

Yea I don't think many outside of the internet community refer to it as a Pepsi.
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What is the going rate for a ceramic pepsi gmt now a days.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

What is the going rate for a ceramic pepsi gmt now a days.
It's white gold so I'd imagine $25-30K.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

It's white gold so I'd imagine $25-30K.

$36,000--which I feel is rather high.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

$36,000--which I feel is rather high.

 

It is not crazy out of the ballpark versus other ceramic all-WG models Rolex churns out - like the WG Submariner ("Smurf"), priced at $38,750.  

 

However, as you noted, the whole principle of pricing an all-precious metal Rolex at those levels does seem "rather high."  In the high $30s you're fighting against, say, a pre-owned Patek Grand Complications perpetual calendar in yellow gold.  There are PLENTY of other options in that price range.

 

Which is why when the dust settled down on the Smurf, it is rather straightforward to obtain it BNIB at a 25% discount from MSRP from resellers (who in turn source it from an AD).  

 

I suspect that discounts will be harder to obtain for the WG GMT in the beginning.  Maybe Rolex will score a real win with this one if it appeals to enough collectors with relatively deeper pockets.  But if I really wanted one of these I would probably wait for a couple of years to see how the dust settles.

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Yeah. I am definitely not saying that it is high vis-a-vis Rolex's other WG, YG, and even Platinum models. However, I think the cost is high when you put it up against other watches in the price range. In the same vein, I think I have similar qualms with the Platona. For the cost of a Platona, I could snag a Datograph.

I think ~$20-25k would be much more "fair." Even between 25-30k. $36k+, before tax though... that is Patek / VC / AL&S / AP territory para mi.
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^^ Yep. I'd buy an APJumbo or Nautilus before I'd buy any precious metal Rolex.
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AL&S one would get my vote.
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Somehow the Lange 1 dial seemed really haphazard to me, but this one I found extremely impressive:

 

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all pricing aside, this is gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ Yep. I'd buy an APJumbo or Nautilus before I'd buy any precious metal Rolex.

yes.
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Somehow the Lange 1 dial seemed really haphazard to me, but this one I found extremely impressive:
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