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The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

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    Daaaaaam, that firebird...Awesome. That looks like a craftsmanship level as good as anything from early 19 C.. Almost unheard of in modern manufacturing.
     

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    Ambulance Chaser Stylish Dinosaur

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    That's been the speculation for a while now. I heard a while back that they were doing a somewhat limited edition anniversary Speedy and then a really limited edition version.
     

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    Ambulance Chaser Stylish Dinosaur

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    I don’t think the pool of buyers is the same. An Omega fanboy with deep pockets will want the original, not a reissue. Or maybe both—one for safekeeping and one for regular wear.
     

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    Deep pockets are not really required - 321s don’t sell for much relative (at all) to some of the silly contemporary Ltd Eds.
    Not sure what the production quotas were, but it does seem strange that a near mint pre-69 (rather 68) tends to sell for 11-14k USD
     

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    11,ooo ? The only thing that can make such purchase less stupid is a bigger fool willing to pay more.
     

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    Indeed! Considering a 321 seamaster can be had for 2.5-3k USD
     

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    I think that it's a dumb price as well, but let's remind ourselves that anything above a $300 watch is a probably considered a foolish, or at least frivolous, purchase, and any suit over $800, any pair of shoes over the same, etc... and you are dealing with highly diminishing returns.\

    On that note, I just found out that a remodeling project on my house is bidding over the original estimate (we had some additional requests) at pretty much exactly the amount I had stashed away in my discretionary income fund for frivolous watch purchases :fu:
     

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    What does seem strange is that Omega somehow hasn't caught onto the fact that what people really seem to want are Panda and reverse Panda dial Speedies.
     

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    I'm pretty sure they do. Just waiting to release another LE.
     

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    They just did a reverse Panda dial Speedy just two years ago with the first Speedy Tuesday. If you like Speedy Pros and you want a reverse Panda dial you won't be disappointed with that one.
     

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    I like it, but the upcharge on them is silly. I'll wait.
     

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    There’s also the Tokyo Olympic Speedmasters that have panda dials in various colors other than black and white. Again those come with a premium unless you can get one from Tokyo.
     

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    Yeah, okay, but I really don't like Sapphire, and those have both sapphire crystals and casebacks, so unfortunately, a pass for me. I actually like the Speedy Tuesday one better.
     

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