Originally Posted by TampaBlueE90
IWC Portuguese is a large watch and overpriced as well, but also very nice and not a bad investment. Apples and oranges though.
Meh...can't call it an investment unless you wanna call watches that lose value an 'investment.'
5001 doesn't hold value at all. Used, it is always cheaper even if never worn. And new, it is always discounted unless you're buying straight from Richemont, in which they may only knock off tax.
Most watches can't be sold for more at a future date than at original msrp unless you do not account for inflation. Anyone can say they bought a submariner in 1964 for $170 (actual cost) and that they now have a watch they could sell for maybe like 2 grand. Probably one of the best investments anyone could have made in watches was a Newman Daytona/exotic dial. You'd have made like 10x the money if you kept the dial and plastic 'crystal' in good shape.