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Which watches retain their value?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by stevejobs, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. btinl

    btinl Senior member

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    Omega SMP should work out well for you.
     
  2. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    with big shot financiers and hedge fund managers in distress this year, you will have plenty of chances to pick up [used] high-end watches at discount prices
     
  3. knittieguy

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    On the low end, I think Hamilton watches may hold their value, at least the older ones. I am not a watch expert, though, and may be wrong.
     
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  5. Toorman

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    On the low end nothing retains its value. When they are readily available from grey market dealers at 40-60% off MSRP why should I buy your used watch when I can get BNIB for say $100 more. FWIW Omega was recently outed for bidding up the price/ purchasing some of their vintage pieces at auction annonymously. Your best option is to find said grey market dealer or buy used. I should add arecent attempt by a friend to sell an Omega SMP dd not garner any worthwhile bids.
     
  6. Omegablogger

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    If you buy the right Omegas they hold value well enough, the key is the purchase price. You shouldn't pay retail for a new Omega, last I got was at 22.5% off, the dealers get 45% so it seemed fair to split it.

    >FWIW Omega was recently outed for bidding up the price/ purchasing some of their vintage pieces at auction annonymously

    They have long bid and won on stuff for their museum, everybody knows its them, they don't hide it.
     
  7. blackrover

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    this should work Ebay listing 120363711967
     
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    Patek
    Rolex
    Panerai
    Cartier


    According to a jeweler broad from a local store whom I saw a couple days ago.
    She claims the whole Panerai thing is just a fad driven by dopey rich kids who fuel the demand.
    BTW, I was under the impression that Cartiers stank @ holding their value [​IMG]
    She showed me a Rolex Oyster in rose gold ($28K) which simply was suh-weet !
    Ordinarily I'd have zero reaction toward Rolex watches, but that was one handsome piece.
    Supposedly there's a no-dicker sticker policy for that particular maker.
     
  10. btinl

    btinl Senior member

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    Patek
    Rolex
    Panerai
    Cartier


    According to a jeweler broad from a local store whom I saw a couple days ago.
    She claims the whole Panerai thing is just a fad driven by dopey rich kids who fuel the demand.
    BTW, I was under the impression that Cartiers stank @ holding their value [​IMG]
    She showed me a Rolex Oyster in rose gold ($28K) which simply was suh-weet !
    Ordinarily I'd have zero reaction toward Rolex watches, but that was one handsome piece.
    Supposedly there's a no-dicker sticker policy for that particular maker.


    I would remove Cartier from that list.
     
  11. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    In this economy, nothing. Just ask the guys that bought their SS Daytonas this time last year.

    But overall, Rolex will hold the best.
     
  12. centrix

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    tudor is pretty good
     
  13. benjamin831

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    Rolex, Patek, Lange.

    From what I have observed.

    I don't understand how Panerais could hold any value as their designs seem too fadish and trend-based (even though they pay homage to early Italian military watches).
     
  14. acidboy

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    I don't understand how Panerais could hold any value as their designs seem too fadish and trend-based (even though they pay homage to early Italian military watches).

    I don't know either, but mine hold their value.
     
  15. btinl

    btinl Senior member

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    Rolex, Patek, Lange.

    From what I have observed.

    I don't understand how Panerais could hold any value as their designs seem too fadish and trend-based (even though they pay homage to early Italian military watches).


    Cult following. [​IMG]
     
  16. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Senior member

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    in the economy downturn no watch retains their value, not even pateks.
     
  17. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Senior member

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    oh i forget to mention, i keep getting timechecks from

    a lange & sohner
     
  18. acidboy

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    tudor is pretty good

    no
     
  19. NOLA1

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    very gently used watches.
     
  20. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    very gently used watches.

    not really
     

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