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Difficult choice between a 5513 and a 5512.
A difficult choice... between two virtually identical watches?! :devil:


I know, I know - I'm just not a fan of Rolex to that extent. They make nice watches, but I couldn't be bothered digging into the minutiae of the differences between slight variations and updates of the same watch. However, I do understand that some people really enjoy it.
 

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Melbourne Airport - EMPTY Cases.....
While Melbourne may be a small market, comparatively, our cases are empty as we get a lot of traffic from Asia - those who all too commonly see their domestic cases completely empty. In fact, 80%+ (probably 90%+) of the Australian luxury market is to facilitate visitors. Collins St (& the casino) and Sydney’s Castlereigh St would be empty themselves if we didn’t have economic tourism! We’d still only have a hole in the wall Cartier and a kiosk Hermes etc.
I’m more than happy to see empty cases, as they are funding the influx of luxury options.
 

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Melbourne Airport - EMPTY Cases.....
I didn't mean airports. If first world airports were considered cities, they'd be the richest cities, per capita, probably by a decent margin.
 

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A difficult choice... between two virtually identical watches?! :devil:


I know, I know - I'm just not a fan of Rolex to that extent. They make nice watches, but I couldn't be bothered digging into the minutiae of the differences between slight variations and updates of the same watch. However, I do understand that some people really enjoy it.
I get what you mean. I've never been a Rolex fan up until a few years ago when vintage wasn't such a hype. I have been able to buy well. Rolex to me was the typical "marketeer gets a first paycheck and buys a Rolex to show off". Until I discovered more about the brand. I love them but I hate the hype. And the small differences between pieces is what I like about vintage stuff.

Today the Yves Klein dial, one of my favourites.
 

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What online retailers can you recommend for a high-end watch? I am interested in buying a Panerai and there is one dealer within 2 hours of me. I am thinking of going the online route instead.
 

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What online retailers can you recommend for a high-end watch? I am interested in buying a Panerai and there is one dealer within 2 hours of me. I am thinking of going the online route instead.
There are a ton at grey dealers. Prestige Time has a ton, for example. The discounts are not as high as for some other brands, but it's not nothing either - 10-15% off retail.
 

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I need to be talked out of buying a yellow gold Cartier Tank Solo...I don't need a true "dress watch" all that often, and I think this watch would be the perfect choice. Quartz so I don't need to worry about winding or re-setting, gold, but under/around $5k. The watch nerd part of me thinks I'm crazy to be considering a quartz, but I think it's almost perfect.
 

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