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About a month of wearing this almost daily...digging thoroughly:
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Nice.

So I got call from local AD today that a Pepsi GMT with my name on it had come in. I didn't even remember the request, as it was 36 months ago. In the interim I purchased a 2002 version which I'm quite satisfied with in rotation. I'm actually torn -- buy to flip, buy and sell the older version, or let someone else have the opportunity?

I asked for 24hrs to decide.
 

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And one final incoming for now (and for a long while). The Armin Strom made the Grand Seiko I have a bit irreverent. Two manually wound greyish and dressier watches were not needed, even though they were of completely different styles. With GS proliferating the base model SBGW231 into several different dial colors and treatments, I thought that since I enjoyed the watch so much, I'd try to swap it out with one of the newer, more colorful renditions. I had mentioned to my salesperson while completing the AS transaction that I'd probably be calling her on one of the newer models soon and she mentioned that they had surprisingly received a third SBGW277 after originally being told that dealers would only receive two, which have been long sold. She asked if I'd have any interest and I jumped on it.

Basically everything I loved about the one I had, but in a different color and treatment. This one is a bit rarer as they only made 140 units (this one is 136) vs the model I had which is a European exclusive. Another bad picture below (I still haven't found my camera's battery charger since the move).

 

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Nice.

So I got call from local AD today that a Pepsi GMT with my name on it had come in. I didn't even remember the request, as it was 36 months ago. In the interim I purchased a 2002 version which I'm quite satisfied with in rotation. I'm actually torn -- buy to flip, buy and sell the older version, or let someone else have the opportunity?

I asked for 24hrs to decide.
No brainer, buy it, wear it a bit, decide later what you want to do with it.
 

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Wore my brother's Speedmaster First Omega in Space over the weekend, on the Forstner flatlink I got him for it.

I almost think it's too small for me; or at least, that the more muscular/chunky case on the Speedy Professional is more to my taste.
It does wear significantly smaller than the Professional. I have slim wrists and went for the FOIS for that reason.
 

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Nice.

So I got call from local AD today that a Pepsi GMT with my name on it had come in. I didn't even remember the request, as it was 36 months ago. In the interim I purchased a 2002 version which I'm quite satisfied with in rotation. I'm actually torn -- buy to flip, buy and sell the older version, or let someone else have the opportunity?

I asked for 24hrs to decide.
The pre ceramic GMTs are so good looking, but I went with the new one because I feel like I can be more active with it - worry less about water resistance and general service. And then there’s the upgraded movement, with a better power reserve and anti magnetic properties...

Good luck deciding! (Fun dilemma...)
 

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No brainer, buy it, wear it a bit, decide later what you want to do with it.
The pre ceramic GMTs are so good looking, but I went with the new one because I feel like I can be more active with it - worry less about water resistance and general service. And then there’s the upgraded movement, with a better power reserve and anti magnetic properties...

Good luck deciding! (Fun dilemma...)
Thanks.

Both thoughts crossed my mind, but was wondering if I wouldn't be contributing to this current issue with people genuinely wanting to own their first Rolex and just not being able to get them at reasonable prices. Of course, if I pass, the next guy on the list probably already owns multiple as well.
 
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The pre ceramic GMTs are so good looking, but I went with the new one because I feel like I can be more active with it - worry less about water resistance and general service. And then there’s the upgraded movement, with a better power reserve and anti magnetic properties...

Good luck deciding! (Fun dilemma...)
Speaking of the devil...
 

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Thanks.

Both thoughts crossed my mine, but was wondering if I wouldn't be contributing to this current issue with people genuinely wanting to own their first Rolex and just not being able to get them at reasonable prices. Of course, if I pass, the next guy on the list probably already owns multiple as well.
Nowadays, my position is to only buy things that are going to remain in the stable. In other words, if I think there is a decent chance that I am going to sell something, I am probably going to pass on it.

I know it is ridiculous, but I would like to do my part to not exacerbate the current state of affairs. I also want to keep a squeaky clean record with my AD.
 

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Nowadays, my position is to only buy things that are going to remain in the stable. In other words, if I think there is a decent chance that I am going to sell something, I am probably going to pass on it.

I know it is ridiculous, but I would like to do my part to not exacerbate the current state of affairs. I also want to keep a squeaky clean record with my AD.
Btw, how do ADs find out? Do they really make the effort, or is this just a myth/scare tactic?
 

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Thanks.

Both thoughts crossed my mind, but was wondering if I wouldn't be contributing to this current issue with people genuinely wanting to own their first Rolex and just not being able to get them at reasonable prices. Of course, if I pass, the next guy on the list probably already owns multiple as well.
If you like it but are genuinely unsure, I don’t think there’s anything at all wrong with buying, trying and deciding after a month or two what you want to do long term.
 

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