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

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

  1. stanchri

    stanchri Senior member

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    is pricing more attractive for group buys (sort of the same idea as for shoes)?
     


  2. Viral

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    should be, that's the goal. I would imagine a better discount can be had if more units are purchased.

    I'm interested in a ND ceramic sub and I'd like to see the potential of a greater discount based on a larger qty being purchased.
     


  3. TheWraith

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    ^ Good luck with it. Keep us posted here.
     


  4. Dino944

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    Highly doubtful about that idea. Most larger AD's have a policy of no discount on steel Rolex watches at all. Maybe if you hunt around a few smaller ADs will still give a discount. Rolex cleaned house a few years ago and canceled contracts with numerous smaller ADs (who were generally the ADs still discounting steel watches). After that a lot of places stopped discounting. If you can find someone who will discount a steel Sub, its highly unlikely they will increase the discount based on larger volume. Not to mention, a large bulk order of Subs could result in the AD being audited by Rolex USA. Anyway, wishing you luck and hope it all works out for you. [​IMG]
     


  5. Joenobody0

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    Yet 200 sellers on TRF manage to get them cheap out the back door.
     


  6. Viral

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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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  7. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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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.
     


  8. Dino944

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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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  9. Classic37

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    Posted this before, but liking it very much today
    [​IMG]
     


  10. atia2

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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.
     


  11. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    I suggest a brown or navy strap too. But it's still classy. Thanks for sharing.
     


  12. Joenobody0

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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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