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. TC (Houston)

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    Wow, another shocker. I think I paid $3K even (gray market) for my NIB sub date in 2001. LOL I may need to adjust my insurance coverages for these.
     


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    My dream watch, soon baby soon...
     


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    The sticker prices on Rolex have only been skyrocketing in recent years. In 1995 I bought a new Subdate from an AD with a discount for $2,500 (MSRP was $2,850). Then in 2001 I bought new Explorer 2 from an AD for $2,915 and its MSRP was $3,425. Then in 2005 I found a new Sub Date with green bezel for $4,500 and its MSRP was $4,850. Now these watches all have MSRPs of over $8,000 and discounts are much harder to come by. If you bought them when prices were good, hang on to them.
     


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    How on earth do you remember all these prices with such precision ?
     


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    thanks guys, much appreciated.


    yeah, i paid 3850 for my SS DJ, its 6600 now.


    you dont remember all the prices on your watches? :confused:
     
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    Sorry to disappoint. I don't remember the prices I paid exactly - and I certainly don't remember what MSRP was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, etc...
     
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    thats ok. its easier when you only have a few watches, not purchased more than 8 or 9 years ago.
     


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    yeah, ive been looking around there, im just hesitant to to buy that way.

    i put a few calls out to some watch dealers we know. have not heard back yet. i called an AD that we used to do business with, and her offer was embarrassing. if i dont hear any good news in a day or so, ill pursue these online options.
     


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    If you must buy from an AD - consider buying from one overseas so that will knock the VAT off the (local) MSRP.
     


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    It's called being a nerd.


    Had a look on chrono24?
     


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    Sorry if this is inappropriate for this thread, but I'm contemplating on buying this submariner (serial A 1999) and two things strike me as peculiar a. the crown guards seem a bit farther from the crown than expected (at least from what I've seen in more recent numbers), and b. the "swiss made" on the dial, since my understanding is that it was introduced in the year 2000, before that it was just "swiss" or "swiss T 25".
    What do the resident WISs think?
     


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    great idea. i dont need AD tho, gray market is fine, as long as its someone i trust.


    lolyes

    not yet
     


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    I would not hesitate on buying online. Just make sure you get a bunch of references. I have never had any issues with purchases on TZ, stitchy.
     


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