Menswear: Which watch?


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Centurionone
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1652 posts since 30/3/11

8 Oct 2021 13:58
Kadafi39 wrote: Agreed mate, it does fly under the radar of the rolex hype crowd and given the current stainless sports market it is great value at that sort of money. Am I right in thinking this is 36mm?

I got the 41mm for my not so elegant wrist Smiling
perloid
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410 posts since 7/9/11

12 Oct 2021 00:14
Just got offered a 36mm OP in tiffany blue from my AD while actually looking for one of the new GMTs. I don’t intend to wear it but couldn’t resist to buy knowing the current second hand/grey market prices, also thought it would be positive for my buying history for future purchases.
Now what’s your pov on holding it for a while vs selling it now? I have the feeling prices will crash soon and I‘d like to cash in to finance my next purchase
Rirawin
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9572 posts since 17/7/05

12 Oct 2021 00:47
How many pineapples did you have to buy for your AD to get that? Eye-wink
ismvil
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1959 posts since 16/9/11

12 Oct 2021 01:28
The supply issues aren’t going to get any better imho.
perloid
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410 posts since 7/9/11

12 Oct 2021 18:41
Guess I’ll put in the safe and wait for a year then…
Rirawin
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9572 posts since 17/7/05

22 Oct 2021 09:47
Went to my local AD the other day to drop off some pineapples and to catch up on things as I put myself down for 126000 yellow dial in April earlier this year and was informed ETA would be Q4 2022 (new relationship with this AD and no previous spend). Was told that he predicts Rolex will be ramping up production next year for Datejusts and OPs to try and alleviate the demand and supply issues.

He then tried to get me interested in a two tone Explorer 1, and soon switched to a black dial Milgauss when I showed him the Explorer 1 I was wearing. After resisting both, he was open to putting me down for something that would be 2-3 years away as he believes Rolex is shutting down waiting lists in 6 months time or something along those lines, so advised me to get my name down for something before the gate shuts so to speak. He then gave me his business card with his personal email address and told me to drop him an email with what I wanted as he knew he was putting me on the spot.

Now I'm thinking whether I put myself down for a GMT-Master II or a go full out for Daytona…
swede
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9996 posts since 21/3/09

22 Oct 2021 09:51
Rirawin wrote: he believes Rolex is shutting down waiting lists in 6 months time or something along those lines, so advised me to get my name down for something before the gate shuts so to speak

textbook selling technique Ubercool
ismvil
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1959 posts since 16/9/11

22 Oct 2021 09:55
swede wrote:
Rirawin wrote: he believes Rolex is shutting down waiting lists in 6 months time or something along those lines, so advised me to get my name down for something before the gate shuts so to speak

textbook selling technique Ubercool

This
Ulster_Blue
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5579 posts since 16/7/06

22 Oct 2021 10:01
is there anyone here buying 10k watches earning less than £70000 a year?
ismvil
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1959 posts since 16/9/11

22 Oct 2021 10:11
I bet a good chunk of people put them on finance. 0% over 5 years and whatnot.
Rirawin
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9572 posts since 17/7/05

22 Oct 2021 11:29
Klarna crew rise up Cool
ginner
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335 posts since 15/4/14

22 Oct 2021 11:34
Can't do 0% through AD's anymore, but can still do a 0% credit card or the like. Put your name down for a Daytona. Seeing plenty of them about now. I had one, got nicked, got another within 2 years although did have a relationship with the dealer already and supposedly bumped up the list for insurance claim.
eazypz
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3424 posts since 16/4/10

22 Oct 2021 11:52
ismvil wrote: I bet a good chunk of people put them on finance. 0% over 5 years and whatnot.

If I can get interest free on anything, then I usually just do it. The money I would of spent on said item then goes into an index fund/stocks and shares to increase in value.

Did this with my sofa for example and pay something like £28 a month for it over 4 years. It’s been 2 years and I’ve doubled the money I would of paid outright for the sofa.

Saying that, all my watches have been bought second hand privately so have had to pay cash, but if I could of got interest free credit, I would have!
sofashionmuchamaze
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863 posts since 12/12/13

22 Oct 2021 12:21
Shutting down waiting lists? Laughing out loud Rolex doesn't have waiting lists. ADs can't just order a watch, they have to take x amount of slow moving pieces with it. And Rolex don't give a shit about what ADs do. I've seen ADs sell above list (Greece) or sell on Chrono24 without hiding it well (Netherlands). That Dutch AD will now even sell you whatever you want for market price via their "vintage" shop.
TROYBOY
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952 posts since 28/2/12

22 Oct 2021 12:27
Ulster_Blue wrote: is there anyone here buying 10k watches earning less than £70000 a year?

im on less but if i could get a yacht master, I would. the YM is 9.5k last time i saw from an AD
Kadafi39
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2031 posts since 30/10/09

22 Oct 2021 12:54
Rirawin wrote: Now I'm thinking whether I put myself down for a GMT-Master II or a go full out for Daytona…

If you get anything other laughed at for asking for a Daytona from a new AD with no previous history i'll eat my hat.
Ulster_Blue
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5579 posts since 16/7/06

22 Oct 2021 13:26
eazypz wrote:
ismvil wrote: I bet a good chunk of people put them on finance. 0% over 5 years and whatnot.

If I can get interest free on anything, then I usually just do it. The money I would of spent on said item then goes into an index fund/stocks and shares to increase in value.

Did this with my sofa for example and pay something like £28 a month for it over 4 years. It’s been 2 years and I’ve doubled the money I would of paid outright for the sofa.

Saying that, all my watches have been bought second hand privately so have had to pay cash, but if I could of got interest free credit, I would have!

this makes sense but i just couldnt buy a sofa on finance
Rirawin
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9572 posts since 17/7/05

posted 22 Oct 2021 14:27, edited 22 Oct 2021 14:27
Kadafi39 wrote:
Rirawin wrote: Now I'm thinking whether I put myself down for a GMT-Master II or a go full out for Daytona…

If you get anything other laughed at for asking for a Daytona from a new AD with no previous history i'll eat my hat.

I better buy more pineapples then Cry
swiftus
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1579 posts since 1/7/09

22 Oct 2021 14:49
Ulster_Blue wrote:
eazypz wrote:
ismvil wrote: I bet a good chunk of people put them on finance. 0% over 5 years and whatnot.

If I can get interest free on anything, then I usually just do it. The money I would of spent on said item then goes into an index fund/stocks and shares to increase in value.

Did this with my sofa for example and pay something like £28 a month for it over 4 years. It’s been 2 years and I’ve doubled the money I would of paid outright for the sofa.

Saying that, all my watches have been bought second hand privately so have had to pay cash, but if I could of got interest free credit, I would have!

this makes sense but i just couldnt buy a sofa on finance

I bought my mattress on finance. At 0%, why wouldn't you?
Sneaker52
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7152 posts since 2/11/06

22 Oct 2021 19:29
Not in the same league as I’ve not got any serious watches. I do regret not getting a moon watch a couple of years back in interest free but swear they’ve risen in price 3 times in past 18 months.

Any way back to my original question, anyone into Christopher Ward watches?