Anyone into Watches?

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  1. hairychris

    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

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    Oh damn, so the waitlist is why they are so expensive used... Not that 12.5k is cheap, but if you are guaranteed to be able to sell it for more, then you can always think of it as a bit of an investment, so long as you take good care of it.
     
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    Right, I can't sit here and say that $12,500 isn't a lot of money, because it is. I tend to think about these things as relative. When I worked in the defense sector, I thought nothing of requesting upwards of a million dollars for new computing equipment; to them that's a drop in the bucket of the overall purchasing.

    In the watch world, it's not unheard of to think of a $20k watch as a good value. Hell, the cheapest PP you can buy is right around $25k. And people buy them.

    So yes - the waitlist and the massive desire for these watches has caused the prices to jump on the second hand market. And among Rolex people, this is the Daytona they have waited ages for.

    I also honestly don't think many people are purchasing that particular reference to make a quick buck.

    You know, I thought guitar was an expensive hobby!
     
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    Yes, but there's a long list of others ... watches, photography, vintage cars, Harleys, sailing, etc..
     
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    I suppose the subtext there is, my hobbies, not hobbies in general. If I decide to get into yacht racing I'm sure watches and guitars won't suffer much :)
     
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    Guitars, 2 watches, photography and a Harley killed my personal bank account :D
     
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    I'm stupid and I like cars, do yourself a favor and never like cars.
     
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    I'm in luck ... I like oldtimers and I only have one garage, which I need for the Harley ;)
     
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    I like cars too, but my wife and I both drive fairly modest vehicles. Down the road, we both want a nice Porsche roadster for summer weekends, so I'd rather save money for that down the road. So it's not a hobby I indulge in I suppose is the difference. Until student loans are paid off, I can't justify having a car that costs the same amount I owe :)
     
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    You guys have me gassing hard for car inspired watches :)

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    Got this coming in the mail...
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    Pretty nice classic dress watch.
     
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    Thanks. I haven't actually purchased it yet, was just about to, and then a vintage seamaster caught my eye for half the price. Decisions, decisions...

    Can someone go ahead and buy my vader v7 so I can buy another watch? thanks.
     
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    Maybe also check the dress watches, especially the Jazz Collection, by Oris. I got this one (Chet Baker):

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    I'm not sure why, but very few Oris designs appeal to me. Next on my list is probably the Tudor Black Bay 36.[​IMG]

    It will be my most expensive watch but it just looks so good.

    edit: that will probably be the one I get when someone buys my Vader.
     
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    can't seem to edit my last post, sorry. here is an oris i like:

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    textured dial, good color scheme, comfortable crown, $2600 is a bit higher than it should be but I think gray market will probably hover around $2200. I personally think it should be $2k even to compete with other heritage lines (Longines, Tudor) but that is still a fair price.

    I'm not sure what the pusher button does, though.

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    Yes, above Oris pilot watch is pretty cool ... never saw this model before. It somehow reminds me of the German brand Tutima, but more of their old models.
     
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    It is actually being released next month, so no worries on never having seen it before :)
     
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    Strangely, I even didn't see it announced on their website so far.
     

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