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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4020 on: May 14, 2017, 09:53:34 am »
i understand the history of omega and the railmaster. but it does remind me of a 6694 rolex. and i'd love to have one of those instead..

The Rolex 6694 is a cheaper than the new Railmaster, and significantly less than the 1950s models!

Actually, the Omega RAF watch is a real bargain. It's basically the same watch as the Railmaster, but for a fraction of the price.

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« Reply #4021 on: May 14, 2017, 11:46:29 am »
hahaha. what's the going price for the railmasters? vintage or new?
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« Reply #4022 on: May 14, 2017, 12:46:49 pm »
The modern, non-limited Railmaster is CHF 4,500 according to Monochrome, which is about the same in US Dollars. The limited edition "Trilogy" model is CHF 6,300, again from Monochrome.

The vintage pieces on Chrono24 start at somewhere around $15,000.

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« Reply #4023 on: May 15, 2017, 06:52:39 am »
thanks a ton for the feedback guys @Tempvs @Cole @Chris @Graeme and everyone else pm'ing me :)
worst thing...somebody @Snowy got me looking into buying a rolex now! fml ;D

upped my funds a bit, so i'm waiting on some rolex feedback from you guys...btw. downloading the chrono app was not a good thing to do though. so many great watches around 🙈

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« Reply #4024 on: May 15, 2017, 06:55:03 am »
one made in 1987 would be more than perfect if i may add...

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« Reply #4025 on: May 15, 2017, 07:21:18 am »
you know my thoughts. As I said, got check out tudor and rolex in person at the same time/day. I think you'll find you want a Rolex. Such an enabler  ::), but yeah, think you'll find it's worth it - by far.

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« Reply #4026 on: May 15, 2017, 07:21:50 am »
and worst case, sell it for the same price you paid and buy a tudor you'll lose nothing on a rolex 2nd hand, hell it may even go up in the time you've held it!

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« Reply #4027 on: May 15, 2017, 08:09:04 am »
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« Reply #4028 on: May 15, 2017, 02:29:06 pm »
you know my thoughts. As I said, got check out tudor and rolex in person at the same time/day. I think you'll find you want a Rolex. Such an enabler  ::), but yeah, think you'll find it's worth it - by far.

I agree with @Snowy here. I really like what Tudor is doing, but their watches don't feel as well made as a Rolex.

But I'd suggest going down to a local watch dealer (or ten), and seeing what you like. I find most Rolex watches a bit boring, except for the new Air King. I'd rather buy something that I want, rather than choosing a piece based on resale value.

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« Reply #4029 on: May 15, 2017, 03:31:47 pm »
I'd rather buy something that I want, rather than choosing a piece based on resale value.
QFT - the maxim of my life. 

I have never ever bought anything with any view to its resale value, I buy shit I like (homes included), if when I come to sell it, it's worth more than I paid for it, that's a bonus.  Life's to short to add another layer of complexity to the buying, owning, loving process.....
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Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4030 on: May 15, 2017, 07:59:10 pm »
I'd rather buy something that I want, rather than choosing a piece based on resale value.
QFT - the maxim of my life. 

I have never ever bought anything with any view to its resale value, I buy shit I like (homes included), if when I come to sell it, it's worth more than I paid for it, that's a bonus.  Life's to short to add another layer of complexity to the buying, owning, loving process.....
I'm the same. I buy it because I love it. If it increases in value that is just a bonus.


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« Reply #4031 on: May 15, 2017, 09:24:35 pm »
lucky i got me that one to my 30th bday .. could have done a worse invest than this one.

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« Reply #4032 on: May 15, 2017, 09:37:07 pm »
ha, you and me in the same boat mate! ;D @SimonQ. ...when was your 30th if i may ask and what specific model is that one? :)
still figuring it out...the more i look at the rolex watches, the more they grow on me and the more i like them...damn ^^

thanks again for the honest words guys...you're totally right. go with what you like/love instead of buying something just because the resell price is gonna be insane. cuz if you do, you (normally) don't care about reselling ;)

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« Reply #4033 on: May 15, 2017, 09:40:22 pm »
yo buddy @Finn666 good to see you little switzerlands-man.

it is a rolex 116600.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4034 on: May 16, 2017, 12:44:33 am »
Been collecting watches for a long time. While my friends were buying expensive cars, I bought watches.

Here's my .02 buy what you like, and what sings to you. If you can't afford what you like at the moment...save until you can purchase it. Doubtful you are going to lose or make a profit on Rolex, Panerai or IWC et al. If you buy what you love, resale shouldn't be a factor...especially if you are buying in the second hand market.

Speaking of which, if you're looking at the second hand market, I'd also suggest timezone.com and be sure to ask the seller for references. In other words, don't buy the watch, but buy the seller...I hope that makes sense.

FWIW I have a few Rolex, and a single Tudor. I'd put the Tudor on par with anything from Rolex or even from the other manufacturers I have (within reason of course).

Most of all have fun!

But be warned your significant other may want one or two of her own :)





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