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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. in stitches

    in stitches Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys, much appreciated.


    yeah, i paid 3850 for my SS DJ, its 6600 now.


    you dont remember all the prices on your watches? :confused:
     
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  2. gdl203

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    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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    thats ok. its easier when you only have a few watches, not purchased more than 8 or 9 years ago.
     
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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.
     
  6. gdl203

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

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    It's called being a nerd.


    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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    great idea. i dont need AD tho, gray market is fine, as long as its someone i trust.


    lolyes

    not yet
     
  10. Newcomer

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    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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    thanks, NC. still hesitant, but helps hearing that others had good experiences.
     
  12. Warren G.

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    http://www.minus4plus6.com/PriceEvolution.htm

    ^ fwiw

    lol I just realize they also have a inflation calculator link and PDF file as well.
     
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    I have a great memory for numbers (be it watches or cars). I also save all the reciepts for every watch I've purchased. Although, recently I got rid of reciepts for watches I have since sold/traded.
     
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    Watch and car deliveries are memorable events for me. In addition to price paid, I could tell you what the weather was like that day, where I had dinner that evening, etc. LOL
     
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    Serial number prefixes can give an estimated date of prodcution but its not exact. The old T < 25 was in reference to the use of tritium (less than 25 millicurie). Around 1999/2000 they stopped using tritium and switched to luminova...hence the change taking T<25 off the dial.

    The Triplock crown always extends past the shoulder on older Subs (I haven't specifically checked this on the current models). My 2005 Sub Date with green bezel does the same thing (crown extended past crown protector shoulders).

    Even if those things are accurate, it doesn't mean its the real deal. Make sure you know who you are buying from, so you don't get screwed. There are lots of Subs out there. If you don't trust this seller move on to another.
     
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    Stitchy - bought all my watches off TZ. All from users with low references too. Haven't had an issue yet. Now, if I could just sell some to make room for more...
     
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    Wow, quite a bump to the panny prices. Anyone know the new US price of a 177? Interesting to see if it's still priced higher than in Europe. When I got mine a couple of years ago, it was about $6.200 in the US compared to about $5.300 in the EU. It just increased to $7.100 here.

    In 1991 I paid $1.700 for my Submariner 14060 from an AD (list was $1.800). It had just replaced the 5513, which went for $1.300 before being discontinued. Apparently the new no-date sub is $7.500.
     
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    thanks bo, i have seen a few on TZ priced well. i hope to have heard back from the calls i put out, by tomorrow. then i will have to decide what to do.
     
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    looks like 6,900. and that is assuming the site i saw has the october bump. if not could be between 7,500 to 7,625.
     
  20. Kaplan

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    The $6.900 was on the list from April. It probably just got an October bump, but I haven't been able to find the new US list yet...
     
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