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the olive green on the 40th anniversary Day-Date is my all-time fave 😍
 

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I would be in for a Sub with fauxtina and a ghost bezel. :hide:
 

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the olive green on the 40th anniversary Day-Date is my all-time fave 😍
Indeed. Just wish it was yellow instead of pink gold (not that I have a problem with pink)
 

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Here is my Omega with fauxtina from today

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I loved this watch when it debuted. If Omega had done a different treatment to the lume I would have been in, even had a deposit placed during Basel release. I love the size, the fit and the aluminum insert, it was so, so close to perfection but the lume was too uniform and too brown to my eyes to look believable but an amazing watch nevertheless and fully diveable!

I'm holding out hope for a re-release of this Seamaster with *hopefully* a custard color fauxpatina and slightly less grey dial than the anniversary trilogy. Give me that with the same dimensions, aluminum insert and plexi and I am in. They could even do fixed lugs since so many people seem to want military watches these days...
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I've worn this one all week, much more comfortable on the strap than with the original heavy bracelet. Not your typical Panerai but I like it.

Great looking watch
 

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It's definitely a buyer's market right now. I've been tracking the price of the ceramic Daytona and it's fallen below $20K pre-owned for the black dial. Will be interesting to see how prices go in the next few months. I'm guessing they fall. No need to pull the trigger now unless you're hunting a particular vintage watch or a rare modern one.
 
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Just checked my email correspondence with Watchbox from a few months ago in December. I was quoted pretty much half of current prices for a resonance or optimum. I can't bring myself to pay 2x what they were in Dec.

I've read Watchbox bought up all the used fpjs and is trying to push the value of them up but for that money you can get a Lange TB or a really crazy Patek. I used to like the idea of an FPJ because they are really unique and you got a lot of watch for the money. :/
 

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Just checked my email correspondence with Watchbox from a few months ago in December. I was quoted pretty much half of current prices for a resonance or optimum. I can't bring myself to pay 2x what they were in Dec.

I've read Watchbox bought up all the used fpjs and is trying to push the value of them up but for that money you can get a Lange TB or a really crazy Patek. I used to like the idea of an FPJ because they are really unique and you got a lot of watch for the money. :/
Of course this strategy could go sideways on them under current conditions.
 

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Just checked my email correspondence with Watchbox from a few months ago in December. I was quoted pretty much half of current prices for a resonance or optimum. I can't bring myself to pay 2x what they were in Dec.

I've read Watchbox bought up all the used fpjs and is trying to push the value of them up but for that money you can get a Lange TB or a really crazy Patek. I used to like the idea of an FPJ because they are really unique and you got a lot of watch for the money. :/
Yup, the resonance was half the optimum about 30% less. In fact, until a slight reduction a few days ago, optimum was rrp.
Damned it I’m paying those prices, either.
 

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Quick Q for the group: For gray market purchases, rolex in particular, is it standard for the warranty card to be filled out for watches that were originally purchased directly from AD with the intent to immediately list in gray market? Or is it possible to buy gray market and still get your name on the paperwork?
 

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Quick Q for the group: For gray market purchases, rolex in particular, is it standard for the warranty card to be filled out for watches that were originally purchased directly from AD with the intent to immediately list in gray market? Or is it possible to buy gray market and still get your name on the paperwork?
I read on Rolexforums that Rolex is moving away from names on warranty cards. If that is the case, this is a moot issue.
 

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