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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Not trying to give you a tough time, just letting you know its just the way its been over there for a long time.  I can remember in college, friends from HK told me in that even taxi drivers and waiters wear steel Rolex watches in HK. 

Now that I think of it, my father bought his old two-tone "1980's special" Datejust while in Hong Kong and I recall him remarking about how many places sold Rolex.

On the topic of two-tone Rolexes, does anyone wear one? I saw someone wearing a two-tone GMT last night and I thought it looked lovely.
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Many thanks to no frills on post 3304.  I was able to obtain better pictures of the Patek 3940P that represents my first major watch purchase and yes, it does seem

nice.  Hopefully I made a good choice.  The price was 45k which for me was a huge expense!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations! But of course it "looks nice." That's a game over timepiece right there!
 

Wait. You popped the solid back open?  Brave man.

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Wow that is a serious first proper purchase! Fantastic choice. 

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Last minute notice, but I might not be able to go to Watch Time tomorrow. If you want to go, please leave a thumbs on this post. I'll let you know tonight if I can't make it and PM you my ticket.
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Now that I think of it, my father bought his old two-tone "1980's special" Datejust while in Hong Kong and I recall him remarking about how many places sold Rolex.

On the topic of two-tone Rolexes, does anyone wear one? I saw someone wearing a two-tone GMT last night and I thought it looked lovely.

Actually, I can recall back in the 1980s when I was teenager even somewhat average jewelry stores in malls carried Rolex.  They were still trying to build on brand visibility and increase the number of AD.  That all changed in recent years and back in 2009-2011 we saw Rolex cut way down on the number of ADs that are in each territory (in the US) and many of the smaller long time AD's lost their contracts with Rolex (even places that had carried Rolex for 30-50 years!).

 

Many years ago I owned a two tone Sub and then a Tutone Daytona, and they were nice, but I really found I preferred them in a single metal.  I don't mind the two tone Datejusts, but IMHO, the two-tone Subs and GMT seem very 1980s.  

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Originally Posted by firenze_rob View Post

@IGotId really nice. Although I do wish you bought mine. Ha. Is that a Casa Fagliano strap?

 

Thanks! Correct, it is a CF strap.

 

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@IGotld That's a beauty.

 

 

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Magnificent. It's one of those watches that doesn't immediately pop out at you, but the more and more you see it, you realize that it's something truly special. 

 

 

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I agree.. stunning!

 

Thanks!

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I'd like some advice re: my next watch...I currently have the below pictured watches in addition to a slightly modified Omega SMP 2254.50. I'm considering one more 'piece to complete my 'collection', a so-called final purchase. I currently wear the BLNR on weekends, the Reverso to work & occasional social weekend gatherings, & mix in the Speedy. I'm thinking about flipping the Speedy if I go with etiher AP or the VC.

 

The watches I've been considering include: an AP RO 15202 (very expensive), a blue or white 15300 (obviously no longer available NIB), a Rolex Daytona (hard to source), or the new generation blue dialed VC Overseas (most would say overpriced). I've placed the major negatives/cons in parentheses, I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

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That's a beautiful team right there.

 

So, you want to flip the Speedy for a more glamorous chrono on a bracelet.  That seems to be the summary.

 

Your choices are a 15202, the new VCOC, a Daytona or a used 15300.  The last two are not far apart in price.  The VCOC is a significant step up, and the 15202 significantly more again.

 

The fact that you're thinking about the 15202 despite its seeming to be over budget, suggests that you lust for the RO more.  A used 15300 is your joint-cheapest option, and it will not depreciate a bit - just in case you get the urge to flip again.  If you can find a nice clean one, and I'm sure they're out there, that would seem to be the logical answer.  Of course the Daytona is great too, but as you already have a great Rolex and balance seems to be your thing, I think the 15300 is probably where you're going.

 

I would throw in a wild card though: as you like the VCOC, and you are happy conceptually with the used watch idea, how about an older one?  A late 49140 can easily be found under $10k, it's the same size more or less as the Jumbo or the Daytona, it's cheaper than any of them and you can keep your Speedy.  And although it's hardly celebrated on TWAT, you saved quite a bit (a Speedy at least), and you are less likely to see another one at the golf club.

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I'd like some advice re: my next watch......I'm considering one more 'piece to complete my 'collection', a so-called final purchase. 

 

The watches I've been considering include: an AP RO 15202 (very expensive), a blue or white 15300 (obviously no longer available NIB), a Rolex Daytona (hard to source), or the new generation blue dialed VC Overseas (most would say overpriced). I've placed the major negatives/cons in parentheses, I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

 

First, very nice collection of watches.  You definitely have good variety in terms of brands, designs, and function.  All of the watches you mentioned have their pros and cons, but all are very good choices.  I think where you are considering this as a piece to "Complete your collection" and as a so called "Final Purchase"...that you really need to try to see and try on as many of these watches as possible in order to determine which one makes you smile the most.  

 

Perhaps since you already own a BLNR and a chronograph, maybe something other than the Daytona will add additional variety to your collection (although, I do like the Daytona a lot).  Also, ask yourself if there are certain factors that are deal breakers for your so called "Final purchase." You mentioned the 15300 isn't available NIB.  Does the watch need to be BNIB...if so the 15300 is out of the running (they have been out of production for almost 5 years). 

 

In addition, while to the casual observer the 15202 and 15300 look the same, they are vastly different watches.  Without trying them on in person, you might be second guessing yourself as to which is the right one for you.  

 

I like VCs a lot, but prefer their dress watches to their sports watches...so the Overseas wouldn't be my first choice in this bunch, but maybe it would be for you.  Good luck with whatever you decide. 

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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post
 

I'd like some advice re: my next watch...I currently have the below pictured watches in addition to a slightly modified Omega SMP 2254.50. I'm considering one more 'piece to complete my 'collection', a so-called final purchase. I currently wear the BLNR on weekends, the Reverso to work & occasional social weekend gatherings, & mix in the Speedy. I'm thinking about flipping the Speedy if I go with etiher AP or the VC.

 

The watches I've been considering include: an AP RO 15202 (very expensive), a blue or white 15300 (obviously no longer available NIB), a Rolex Daytona (hard to source), or the new generation blue dialed VC Overseas (most would say overpriced). I've placed the major negatives/cons in parentheses, I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

 

Great collection you have there.  I think if you go with a Daytona you might also think about flipping the Speedy in that instance as well.  As for your list, I'd go the Daytona route or maybe the RO route, but while I definitely can appreciate the RO it's not entirely my cup of tea.  I also think that in some ways it's like the BLNR in that it's a tool watch.  

 

What I think you're "missing" if you will is a dress watch.  That immediately came to mind reading your post.  An 1815 or a Saxonia come to mind, but there are of course other options out there.  At the end of the day though I think you just need to go with your gut.  The best thing about soliciting advice is maybe getting a new idea or two, but I'd go with the watch that excites you the most not matter it is.  

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

I would throw in a wild card though: as you like the VCOC, and you are happy conceptually with the used watch idea, how about an older one?  A late 49140 can easily be found under $10k, it's the same size more or less as the Jumbo or the Daytona, it's cheaper than any of them and you can keep your Speedy.  And although it's hardly celebrated on TWAT, you saved quite a bit (a Speedy at least), and you are less likely to see another one at the golf club.

 

I forgot to add this.  Depending on what you get, and if you do indeed go the RO route or even say with a three hand dress watch, you can still keep the Speedy.  Full credit for thinking of downsizing, but depending on what route you take you may want to hold onto the Speedy initially and see how it fits into your rotation if at all.  

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My newest acquisition - a Sinn EZM2

It's an oil-filled quartz movement and is my second such watch, my other being a Sinn UX (EZM2B). These days I find myself wearing my various quartz watches a bit more frequently than my automatics and I found I really liked my Sinn UX because of the unique quality that because it's filled with oil seems to make it very easy to read the time very quickly at just about any angle. I had always liked the EZM2 but they were discontinued quite a while ago and don't seem to pop up for sale too often. I rarely ever surf through Chrono24 but was looking through there one day and randomly came across a BNIB (new-old-stock) one at a store in Germany, at a price similar to what used versions usually go for, so I decided to take the plunge.





My older UX:
post #3403 of 3945
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post

I'd like some advice re: my next watch...I currently have the below pictured watches in addition to a slightly modified Omega SMP 2254.50. I'm considering one more 'piece to complete my 'collection', a so-called final purchase. I currently wear the BLNR on weekends, the Reverso to work & occasional social weekend gatherings, & mix in the Speedy. I'm thinking about flipping the Speedy if I go with etiher AP or the VC.

The watches I've been considering include: an AP RO 15202 (very expensive), a blue or white 15300 (obviously no longer available NIB), a Rolex Daytona (hard to source), or the new generation blue dialed VC Overseas (most would say overpriced). I've placed the major negatives/cons in parentheses, I would love to hear your thoughts!



LOL @ the bolded. I think you've come to the wrong group with that sort of attitude smile.gif.

I agree with mimo's thoughts re: 15300. Also think BLAUGRANA may be on to something regarding a dress watch, *IF* you'll get a lot of use out of it. I often think of getting a pure dress watch, then I come to my senses and realize the times I'd personally need something dressier than your Reverso are very few and far between. But, hard for me to ever go against a suggestion of an 1815.

Great collection you've got. Also, I am mortified at some of the above suggestions to flip that beautiful Speedy!
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Incoming kop next Tuesday. I'll be in to the AD in Sydney to pick it up then and I'll take some piccies of it then as well when I head to my club for lunch afterwards.
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^^ Any hints?
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