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Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Clipper] #606213
04/12/19 07:58 AM
04/12/19 07:58 AM
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Posts: 11,305
Lancashire, England
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Well I’m shocked as well

I have a 4 year old 114060 Sub no date which I bought new from Preston’s of Bolton

I think I paid £2,000 and part exing a 1993 white face Explorer 2

The retail price of the watch I seem to remember was around £4,800

But what amazes me is that they had one at the time. I remember them saying it had just come in and that they only had one between the two jewellers they owned (another shop in Wimslow) But there was no waiting list and the one they had in was available for sale to me as a walk in customer

I’ve just checked in line and this model now has a retail price of £5,760, the average waiting list is now 2 years and recent second models are going for between £7K-£8K


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Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Stewart S] #606214
04/12/19 08:02 AM
04/12/19 08:02 AM
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Austria, Vienna area
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Austria, Vienna area
All the GMT II prices moved up like a rocket, especially the Batman. The Pepsi ones became even more expensive. (second hand market)
Rolex does a very clever trick in keeping the market just a little bit short of supply. You can get any GMT on the grey market (for nearly twice the official shop price)



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Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Clipper] #606224
04/12/19 09:00 AM
04/12/19 09:00 AM
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YORK
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YORK
In the late 70s I was in the Goodyear F1 Team and the fashion was for expensive watches...Most of the Goodyear Team had Omega Speedmaster which suited the image well !!

I duly bought a new Speedmaster from Watches of Switzerland in Wolverhampton...I still have that watch because...

In 1979 Georg Loos Porsche 935s won the World Champioship series and he rewarded everybody involved with an inscribed Rolex Submariner..I was on the tyre team.

Wore that for many years and sold when I got married as funds were needed for house purchase etc… (wish I had kept it !!!..but needs must )

Years on bought myself a Submariner with gold trim from The Old Watchshop in Southport..a great shop..he has one of the largest personal collections of Military Rolex watches.

When my son was 21 I bought a ss Submarnier from the same outlet.

My watch has kept perfect time for 20 years,,as a treat this year I had a full Rolex service to ensure continued good service.


" I LOVE THE SOUND OF THROTTLE BODIES IN THE MORNING " (ROBERT DUVAL IN "APOCOLYPSE NOW " )
Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Clipper] #606225
04/12/19 09:12 AM
04/12/19 09:12 AM
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Powick
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A mate of mine bought one on a market in Turkey. The maker's name was 'Bolex'.


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Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Clipper] #606228
04/12/19 09:26 AM
04/12/19 09:26 AM
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Surrey. UK
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Surrey. UK
I have a Sky Dweller in steel and this seems to be quite sought after..... I don't buy to subsequently sell, but I have a few watches that have doubled in value. Crazy prices some of them.


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Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Clipper] #606240
04/12/19 10:23 AM
04/12/19 10:23 AM
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Posts: 4,336
norfolk, UK
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norfolk, UK
Not at all keen on Rolex, they are like Porsche's, everyone has one. If you really want a vintage then the place to go is the Burlington Arcade off Piccadilly. There you can buy a watch to match your birthday but every jeweller has at least a couple for sale.
Be a bit daring and go for something a little unusual from an independent company of which there are many. such as Garrick. I had my Morgan watch made by them and, as such, it is the only one in the world!!


Here for a good time not a long time!!
Reg
Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Clipper] #606245
04/12/19 10:32 AM
04/12/19 10:32 AM
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Posts: 7,212
Llanelli
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Llanelli
When NASA were developing the Apollo missions they tested watches for the astronauts to use. Omega was the one chosen as it was the only one that passed all the required tests.
They currently have anniversary models for sale.
I have a Tissot automatic bought for me by swmbo many years ago. It has had one service /replacement glass and keeps time well. Not expensive but I love it. All I need to do is get the strap fixed! It is a design feature but I forget to take it in.
As a general everyday cheap “ so what if it breaks” Casio bought in Argos that cost £14 two years ago. Just put a new battery in and it runs faultlessly. Plain black dial with white numbers.
On some special occasions I wear my grandfather’s watch and chain handed down to me. Inexpensive Waltham that was a replacement in the1930’s but a heavy gold chain with a couple of medallions dated 1915 when he was a Sapper in France. He wore it every day in his waistcoat. No huge value but I like it and it works well.


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Re: Watch Shock! [Re: sospan] #606280
04/12/19 03:03 PM
04/12/19 03:03 PM
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Mandello del Lario
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Originally Posted by sospan
When NASA were developing the Apollo missions they tested watches for the astronauts to use. Omega was the one chosen as it was the only one that passed all the required tests.
They currently have anniversary models for sale.

I bought a second hand Omega Speedmaster in gold for swmbo 's birthday some years back. It suffered some small accidental damage a couple of years ago and we sent it to the factory for repair and a complete overhaul. Fabulous watch and it never misses a beat, unlike the Rolex, and she loves it. For me Omega is definitely recommended.


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Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Spanner Juggler] #606295
04/12/19 03:43 PM
04/12/19 03:43 PM
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Solihull
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Originally Posted by Spanner Juggler
I actually have one to sell, bought it for my 65th and wore it fir all of 10 min in the next 2 years. I just too emotionally attached to my Datejust my wife bought me for my 40th.

I bought it fully documented, boxed, and certified from Watchfinder at Bluewater. Anyone interested send me a PM but not in any rush, Watchfinder offered to buy it back so may even go that route for ease but I hate the idea of them banging £3K on it as prices are very strong.

BR
Colin


Watch now sold to a TM member which really pleases me.
Thanks to the others who were interested

BR
Colin


BR Colin
Who used to be a Spanner Juggler
Re: Watch Shock! [Re: Clipper] #606324
04/12/19 04:53 PM
04/12/19 04:53 PM
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Posts: 888
Yorkshireman living in Surrey
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Yorkshireman living in Surrey
Been through loads of watches through the years !!! Omega, IWC tried Rolex etc etc. Became a bit silly at one point !
Rolex never floated my boat. To many people buying them for the 'Ive made it' status symbol rather than a love of watches.

This IWC is current big ££ one at the mo ,but my fave watch ever is the humble CWC Chrono

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