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You guys need to go to smaller markets in say, Canada. Brunei is full of both money and those who want to spend it.
Then you have the curious case of the Rolex Boutique in DT Vancouver where they report more sales than inventory Rolex has actually supplied them 🤔🤫
 

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Then you have the curious case of the Rolex Boutique in DT Vancouver where they report more sales than inventory Rolex has actually supplied them 🤔🤫
lol. I have no idea. Lugaro in Victoria, which is a much smaller market, had Explorers last time I was there.
 

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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.
I'm a huge fan of the Tank (and I own a mechanical Tank Louis Cartier). Personally, I love everything about it. The case is simple, but elegant and the the sword hands with Roman numerals are a classic combination. It has been around for over 100 years and it looks perfect with a suit, and believe it or not, change the strap and you can also dress it down if you choose to. Still, I struggle with the idea of getting a quartz Tank. While there have been quartz Tanks for many years, I would miss having a mechanical movement in a watch like a Tank. IMHO, it further defines the type of watch that it is. I tend to think of dress watches as being for special events, and not events were I am in a hurry, so being able to put on a watch without winding or resetting it isn't a real consideration. In fact, usually the biggest pain is setting the time on a watch with a date. If you get a watch without a date, it is no longer really an issue, you just wind, set it and go! Also, depending on where you live, if you are in the US and have day light savings, you will still have to reset the time at some points during the year.

Anyway, wishing you luck with whatever you decide.
 

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I've always liked the Tank Americaine in SS. It's an automatic with no date and fits better on my wrist over the normal LC Tank or Tank Solo.
 

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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.
Speaking of grey dealers and other online retailers, what is the best recommendation for trying to find a pre-owned Rolex 126300 blue index full set? Even better, ones that are open to trade for a Ulysse Nardin San Marco Dual Time.
 

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I'm a huge fan of the Tank (and I own a mechanical Tank Louis Cartier). Personally, I love everything about it. The case is simple, but elegant and the the sword hands with Roman numerals are a classic combination. It has been around for over 100 years and it looks perfect with a suit, and believe it or not, change the strap and you can also dress it down if you choose to. Still, I struggle with the idea of getting a quartz Tank. While there have been quartz Tanks for many years, I would miss having a mechanical movement in a watch like a Tank. IMHO, it further defines the type of watch that it is. I tend to think of dress watches as being for special events, and not events were I am in a hurry, so being able to put on a watch without winding or resetting it isn't a real consideration. In fact, usually the biggest pain is setting the time on a watch with a date. If you get a watch without a date, it is no longer really an issue, you just wind, set it and go! Also, depending on where you live, if you are in the US and have day light savings, you will still have to reset the time at some points during the year.

Anyway, wishing you luck with whatever you decide.
None of this sounds wrong at all to me. Problem I’m having is the competition when you get up around $10k makes the decision tougher. At that price point you bring in gold reversos and even an ALS Saxonia. At under $5k though the only real competition in precious metal is something vintage.
 

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Congrats and enjoy! That's a beauty! :cheers:
Thanks. One question for you all: Do you guys insure pieces like this at MSRP or at true secondary market “replacement cost” given the long wait?
 

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Very pleasantly surprising call from my AD this morning.
Congratulations!
Thanks. One question for you all: Do you guys insure pieces like this at MSRP or at true secondary market “replacement cost” given the long wait?
I recommend getting an appraisal, ideally from your AD. They are well aware of the market value of the watch and should be able to give you a letter of appraisal reflecting that.
 

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Congratulations!

I recommend getting an appraisal, ideally from your AD. They are well aware of the market value of the watch and should be able to give you a letter of appraisal reflecting that.
When I was in the same situation (and trying to insure for market value) my experience was different - the AD would only provide confirmation of the retail price (despite being aware of the higher market value). In the end my insurance broker found a third party to give them a valuation in which they had confidence (having dismissed the evidence I had provided of the market value).

Would be interested to hear if others have had success in convincing ADs (or boutiques) to provide valuations in excess of MSRP.
 

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When I was in the same situation (and trying to insure for market value) my experience was different - the AD would only provide confirmation of the retail price (despite being aware of the higher market value). In the end my insurance broker found a third party to give them a valuation in which they had confidence (having dismissed the evidence I had provided of the market value).

Would be interested to hear if others have had success in convincing ADs (or boutiques) to provide valuations in excess of MSRP.
same. Nautilus and 15202st were appraised at MSRP. Seek a broker. They see the whole picture.
 

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