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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    ^ I don't like it.
     


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    Great photo! It really captures how the light plays with the color and texture of the dial. Also nice with the Patek dealer sign in the background.
     


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    Thanks! A lokal AD closed shop, and I picked up a few PP and AP signs. The Rolex stuff was way too expensive, the international collector market for Rolex shit is just crazy and only a search string away :)
     


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    Wanted to get people's thoughts on buying used vs new. I'm looking to pick up a Seamaster chronograph and considering a used one recently serviced without papers from a very reputable seller (TZ, watchnet) or paying an extra $1k to purchase brand new from a dealer. It would be great having the extra $$ in my pocket but worried about no warranty and cards. Ay thoughts?
     


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    It really depends on how you feel. If you have no problem buying a used watch and save som extra K, go for it. Personally I have gone to a stage where I don't like to buy used watches. I kinda like this fresh feeling :)

    Buying used ''expensive'' watches comes with warranty and everything else? Seller and you just sign the paper to a new owner that's it. Otherwise don't buy (not a serious seller)
     
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    I buy most of my watches used. No choice, as I prefer vintage. Also, some new pieces, like the Nautilus, are not readily available at ADs even new. Never regretted buying used, but be very very diligent!

    As this is the p0rn thread, here is how indecently good the Nautilus dial looks in sunlight.

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    It depends on your comfort level, both interms of the watch and the seller. Depending on how old it is and how long ago it was serviced there may not be a warranty if any issues arise. But hopefully, most issues were addressed by the previous owner and/or the last service it underwent. I can definitely can appreciate the savings that goes with buying pre-owned. I could really only feel comfortable about pre-owned if it as vintage. If I bought pre-owned current pieces I might have a few more watches than I have. However, like Hampton, I really prefer getting it frest out of the box! And when I say fresh out of the box I don't mean simly being the orginal owner, I also mean not having it handled by anyone. I also have to be certain the watch comes with all original papers, boxes, etc as those things matter to me...but I'm a bit OCD like that. The last few watches I ordered the ADs called when they were in and let me open the package as it arrived from the company...and I like that. Most important thing is to follow what your heart and head tell you to do, that way you don't second guess yourself.
    Thats a beauty. I had to scratch the AP itch first, but maybe someday I'll add a Nautilus.
     


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    :drool:


    awesome. OEM band, or something you picked up elsewhere?


    FULL. OF. WIN.


    i think it is all about comfort levels. i have not bought used before, but under the right circumstances, i certainly would.
     


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    bought my first and only good watch (Speedy Pro) used. Thought it would bug me a bit but I don't even think about it now. I'm no baller, so I'm happy to save the cash buying used at this point. Some things I want and may get this bonus season, like the JLC MUT Moon 39, Tribute to 1931 Reverso or Glashutte Panomatic Lunar, are hard to find used though. So I'm considering grey market depending on what various ADs price them at.

    Long story short, if it's a watch you know you want and it seems in good shape from a trusted seller I personally would be good with it, but it depends on your personality and financial wherewithal.
     


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    A lot of gray.market watches will have their serials lasered off. This may complicate warranty issues, depending on brand.

    Generally, I would buy new if the watch has a proprietary movement, Rolex and JLC being the exception.
     


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    i never have seen that. and i would never buy a watch with the serial number removed.
     


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