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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    I'm going to go broad and say definitely S class.
     
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    If anyone knew that, they would be set for life. Its not all that different than predicting stocks.


    No idea but I want it.
     
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    Hahaha, you guys are good! :)

    S550. Cleav, I'm flattered that you peg me as an AMG guy. I would have loved it but my god the premium for that package . . . LOL Did go sport package and AMG 20" rims tho, as a consolation. :)

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    LOL not sure how to take that . . .

    Anyway, sorry for the OT.
     
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    Don't be sorry, most of us are car guys too.
     
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    For those of you with some cash burning a hole in your pocket it may interest you to know that the Graves Supercomplication (Patek Philippe's magnum opus) is going on the auction block this Fall. The watch sat in a friend's collection for many years and I was allowed to handle it several times. Simply exquisite. When he let it go in 1999 and it brought the record price for a timepiece (which still stands) he joked that had he known how valuable it was he wouldn't have allowed anybody to touch it, including himself.
     
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    Very Noice TC, know much about the clock? IWC have a range of Merc' 'Car clocks'.
     
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    Thanks! Yes, I believe there are some special editions that feature an IWC clock and related upgraded trim. I don't believe there is anything special about this clock, but aesthetically it is kind of nice as the dash vents have a bit of a retro vibe now.
     
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    Cool! I've talked cars extensively with a few of you on TWAT but always glad to know there are more. :)
     
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    It is something in the S-Class range as my inlaws have both the C and E class and the clocks do not match...plus I looked online.

    As for a watch with the most upside potential? It is probably some watch where the brand invites you to be able to purchase it and not something they would put in a catalog. I would guess it would be from one of the big three as those small makers who sell high dollar watches such as RM or MB&F have exotic designs and not something classic like a Patek or AP.
     
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    That's a freakin' beauty, TC. Congrats!
     
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    Sure is ^

    TC found these, prefer your layout :nodding:

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    I love the G Wagen, an acquiantance has a one, turbo, a beautiful loden green paint job with a cream leather interior, black wheels. Nothing wrong with a little understated flash :) I wasn't accusing you of russian oligarch G wagon (gold wrap, chrome as fas as the eye can see)
     
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    Thanks for the share. That Daytona purchase was a while back! The current line retails at $12,000. Here's an interesting page (posted before) about Rolex MSRPs for a variety of models from 1970 to 2008:

    http://www.minus4plus6.com/PriceEvolution.htm

    You handled the Graves SuperComplication! It's a fantastic piece unique - it's not a wearable timepiece though, 'no? Definitely falls in the category of collectibles but not necessarily wearables.

    The closest I've come to handling something like this is when I played around a bit - but was not allowed to photograph - Osvaldo Patrizzi's Caliber 89. While it is technically more complicated than the Supercomplication - Patek made sure of that, for their 150th anniversary - it's no piece unique as four were produced, in YG, WG, RG and Platinum. The platinum one can be viewed in the Patek Museum in Geneva. The YG one is floating around for someone to nab and own. The RG and WG ones are with Mr Patrizzi, and he ain't about to hand any of those over anytime soon, methinks.
     
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    In short: must buy Rolex NAOW!
     
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    While the difference might not have been 50% or more in the 1970s, it did jump to that within a few years. When discuss pricing in the early to mid 1970s, one has to remember that what was considered expensive or a big price difference was different back then than it is today. For example, a guy a work with bought a new Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 1970-71 for about $110. So that 25% difference you speak of was a lot of money and would actually buy someone a Rolex back then.

    In any event, even if we go back only 20-25 years, and compare a so called "Big Block" Tudor chronograph to a 16520 (El Primero based) Daytona, the Daytona had a price of around $3,800 when the Big Block was about $1,500-1,700 ...and the was no discount on Daytonas but there were discounts on Big Block Tudors. The Big Block is a cool watch, but again it didn't use a Rolex movement and the case was insanely thick. The Big Block might have saved me (and several other watch fans) a lot of money....but it wasn't going to satisfy my desire to have a Daytona. To this day I don't regret my choice of spending more money and getting the Daytona. Had I gone for the Big Block, no doubt I'd have spent the savings on some silly non-sense that would quickly have been forgotten, and I'd probably regret not having bought the 16520 when I did. Hell, I today regret having spent what I did on some clothing back then and not having bought more watches ! [​IMG]

    If you are speaking of modern watches, I'd say maybe some very complicated watches from big names, made in small numbers. However, most modern watches are made in such large numbers that I don't think many modern watches that are in the under $20K range will have that much potential for significant appreciation. Some will go up slightly over time or will maintain their value due to the cost of new models having numerous price increases over the years. For example back in 2001 my wife bought me a Rolex 16570 Ex2with a nice discount for only $2,900. Today I see used ones with asking prices in the high 3K to mid $4K range depending on condition. Its nice that its worth more than she paid, but its not like its worth tens of thousands more.

    TC congrats on your new S Class. It's very handsome and so much better looking than their last generation ! Probably best not to have gone for an AMG car. They have reputations for being maintenance pigs, and the depreciation on them is insane. I passed up an AMG SL55 several years ago. It was about 4 years old, only had 6,500 miles and its original sticker was a bit over $140K. Guess what the dealer was asking...$45K.
    Anyway, congrats on your new S, its just stunning!!!
     
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    I hate you. I want to hold that, even if just for a moment.

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    Great looking ride there, TC.
     
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    Guys. And by guys I mostly mean Dino. I have read a number of times that all the hands and markers on Rolexes are gold. Is that correct?
     
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