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'MuricaThere was "interesting" scene that played out in Florida very recently. BMW driver (state GOP official) hit a Prius. After words were exchanged he rammed the Prius and started pushing it. Level headed guy, obviously. He then fired into said Prius ... probably thinking the fellow was unarmed ... I mean it was a Prius. The Prius driver drew a gun and killed the BMW driver. Good going!
I'm just waiting for more shootouts at the OK Palm Beach Coral. I don't think this was in Palm Beach ... but I liked that thought.
Those asking prices are just illusory, aren't they? War profiteers trying to ride the wave of the Nautilus Tiffany dial. Doubt anyone is actually paying those prices for "Tiffany" blue OPs, etc.The arbitrage between different color dials is getting pretty weird. You can pay close to list price for a VC Overseas in silver or black, but pay a 50% markup or more if the dial is blue.
Same with Rolex-- there are some Tiffany/Cambridge blue dials that seem to be getting absurd premia.
Any back story there?
Our country is a freak show. Oy.
No idea. But what about the VCs? Why would the blue dials be generating an extra $20k asking price-- except that they do look really cool?Those asking prices are just illusory, aren't they? War profiteers trying to ride the wave of the Nautilus Tiffany dial. Doubt anyone is actually paying those prices for "Tiffany" blue OPs, etc.
As @NakedYoga said, certain colors are more desirable than others. Back when there were AP ADs, and when you could walk into AP ADs or AP boutiques and they had ROs in showcases, blue dials were in higher demand and took longer to get than white or black dials. In addition, blue dial Nautiluses were in higher demand than white dial versions.No idea. But what about the VCs? Why would the blue dials be generating an extra $20k asking price-- except that they do look really cool?
I have so much more respect for criminals overseas. Barcelona for instance has pickpockets that spend generations perfecting their craft. Our thieves pull a gun and for a car/watch/bike robbery. Where's the skill in that? No creativity.Insure the watch ... and when you are approached by a man with a gun (or knife), fork it over. I will die for my country ... but not for a damn watch.
I have a number of reasons I don't care for Rolex ... and the fact is is recognizable by nearly everyone as $$$ is a big one. The less you show, the less trouble you'll have. If you are going to wear a Rolex and walk about in any large city (frankly anywhere in public) ... keep it under your cuff.
But hey, guys no longer carry as much cash ... the thieves had to find another way to "make a living".