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A difficult choice... between two virtually identical watches?!Difficult choice between a 5513 and a 5512.
I was at a small Rolex dealer today. The only new steel "Sport model" if one can consider it a sport model, was an Air King.
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.Melbourne Airport - EMPTY Cases.....
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.A difficult choice... between two virtually identical watches?!
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.
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.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.