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The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

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    Viral Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - LOL.....not looking to buy 8, just figured if a couple of people were really serious about buying, I would shop around and see what type of deals could be had. I'm also definitely going to contact some of the grey dealers and trusted non-AD sellers.


    for real! Sometimes makes me think I'm in the wrong business........
     
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    "Cheap" is relative, though. And if there are 200, they won't be leaking at once...

    Single digit discounts are there on a Sub, but at that difference maybe the AD is worth it? Tax free with a lucky currency swing maybe...but then there is that whole Rolex import thing.
     
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    You might do better if you got a few people to buy from a gray dealer, but I doubt much will happen with an AD, beyond maybe a small discount if you are lucky. Subs are good sellers for ADs, and many don't need to discount them. One AD told me years ago having Rolex in a store can make or break a month, all the other high end stuff is nice eye candy but they don't have the same positive impact on a store's cash flow as Rolex. Wishing you lots of luck !
     
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    Posted this before, but liking it very much today
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    Excellent. You've managed to make a gold Rolex look classy and understated. Would benefit from a long sleeve, but I like it.
     
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    I suggest a brown or navy strap too. But it's still classy. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    The Rolex import thing is now nonexistent. People are freely importing from the EU. RSCNY, however, is now demanding a sales receipt when servicing an EU sourced watch under warranty. There are huge threads detailing all this information on TRF.
     
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    The morning session of the Christie's auction was pretty crazy. Was eyeing some lots and the bidding got so crazy I couldn't click fast enough. The almost $3M Breguet pocketwatch that was bought by the Patek museum was just stunning and all of the good lots broke the estimates.

    Hoping I might find some "value" lots in the afternoon session
     
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    I bought a new sub a year and a half ago from a local AD. I told him I preferred to buy local but was considering buying out of state and having it shipped to save the sales tax. They offered to meet me halfway by giving me a single digit discount, but it involved a lot of "let me talk to my manager."
     
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    Pams are widely sold on all the forums you mentioned. Most of the dealers will give you a fair trade-in value if you don't want to sell directly - and they'll send you a mailing label.
     
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    Trading for something you like better is almost always going to yield less of a loss from new, with a dealer.
     
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    9 times out of 10....any watch you buy new from an AD will yield a loss even if selling privately.
     
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    99.999 times out of 100 more likely. It's a question of losing 20% versus 70%.
     
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    Quote:Yeah I'm watching it now, some interesting pieces that still don't cost as much as a house... some.
     
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    Nice....seems like you almost always see this type of fluted Rolex as a DJ or Day-Date, but it looks quite fetching to me sans cyclops.
     
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    Well, I'll be honest: I've never really paid a *whole* lot of attention to anything outside of Rolex's sport models anyway.

    And to me, the Cellini family is kind of like its own ball of wax.
     
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    Nobody pays attention to Cellini. I love them, but never give them a second thought when I buy.
     
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    Been away for a while. This today.

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    ^ gorgeous, always loved that model.
     

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