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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4050 on: May 24, 2017, 05:20:13 pm »



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« Reply #4051 on: May 24, 2017, 05:25:58 pm »
Piss off  ;)
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4055 on: May 25, 2017, 04:07:14 pm »
Vanitas clock by Fiona Krüger and L'Epée 1839.





There's a write-up at Hodinkee if you want more details.

I'm a big fan of Fiona Krüger's skull watches, and would love one of these clocks. However at CHF 30,000, it's not going to happen. :(

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« Reply #4056 on: May 26, 2017, 04:39:38 am »
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« Reply #4057 on: May 26, 2017, 08:09:27 am »
soooooooooo...i finally was able to check both watches of interest out in person the other day :)

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while first being blown away from the tudor, the watch i actually want to buy as a birthday present to myself, i soon had to realize, after putting on and wearing the rolex for a couple of minutes, that i wasn't that sure anymore about the "simplicity" of the tudor. all black everything and really nothing that gave me that "boom, this is it" feeling...which the rolex gave me. so now i'm looking into copping a rolex sub as part of my 30th birthday present :) looking for a 1987 model in perfect shape...just in case you guys are keeping an eye out for me :)

talking about chrono24...has anyone in europe bought a watch from the states and had it shipped to your door? if yes, did you have any problems with customs or so? need/want to avoid that if amorphe possible :)

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« Reply #4058 on: May 26, 2017, 08:14:58 am »
soooooooooo...i finally was able to check both watches of interest out in person the other day :)

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while first being blown away from the tudor, the watch i actually want to buy as a birthday present to myself, i soon had to realize, after putting on and wearing the rolex for a couple of minutes, that i wasn't that sure anymore about the "simplicity" of the tudor. all black everything and really nothing that gave me that "boom, this is it" feeling...which the rolex gave me. so now i'm looking into copping a rolex sub as part of my 30th birthday present :) looking for a 1987 model in perfect shape...just in case you guys are keeping an eye out for me :)

talking about chrono24...has anyone in europe bought a watch from the states and had it shipped to your door? if yes, did you have any problems with customs or so? need/want to avoid that if amorphe possible :)
If you buy a watch in the USA and ship and insure it you are liable for  VAT.
It's better to buy in Europe.

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« Reply #4059 on: May 26, 2017, 08:52:01 am »
that's what i thought...thanks for getting back though @Tempvs
do you have any recommendations when it comes to the rolex submariner date? like what model/year of production to go for etc.?

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« Reply #4060 on: May 26, 2017, 09:00:45 am »
If your buying it to where every day a new sub date with five year warranty is about as good as it gets. That and the GMT are in my view the best bang for your buck.
Older vintage style watches are great but in my view need that bit more looking after.


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« Reply #4061 on: May 26, 2017, 09:43:43 am »
Rolex also have a ten year service interval on watches manufactured since 2015, whereas a vintage piece will be half that. That'd be another consideration.

What surprised me is how much some of the vintage Subs are going for. Prices on Chrono24 for a 1987 piece ranged from $7,000 to $12,000 (Australian). A new Air King, which is the Rolex that I'd go for, is around $8,000 (Australian).

OK, a vintage piece will hold it's value better, but I'm not really seeing a lot of value. Rolex produce a lot of watches each year, so most of these things aren't particularly rare.

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« Reply #4062 on: May 26, 2017, 10:00:12 am »
The smart money has Rolex producing about 750,000 watched per year......I sort of get why one would want a vintage one (I just got one myself), but a new one, I just don't understand......
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #4063 on: May 26, 2017, 01:19:04 pm »
I went new; i found it less hassle to authenticate (nil). Warranty wasn't a factor for me, peace of mind it was legit did. That said, if I was in EU and could buy in person I'd be all over watchrecon and chrono24 and pick something up locally. I shared a few specific watches that caught my eye for quality price vintage..

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« Reply #4064 on: May 26, 2017, 04:41:00 pm »
@Finn666 if you want a black sub. go bamford.  :P :P

with that said, the only place i'll buy rolex second hand from is a trusted retailer. i know this guy who has a shop in singapore that only deals rolex. i was introduced to him and his knowledge on rolex is impeccable. i'm not sure how the EU is, but if you would know any trusted/ well known vintage rolex retailer, go for it..

furthermore, my cousin works for the hour glass, so i'm pretty safe in buying watches. i somehow still can't trust buying online for something that high of value..
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