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      04-03-2013, 12:04 AM   #419
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I remember I bought my first decent watch, the Breitling Blackbird, in 1999 for 2800.00....that was a ton of money at the time...now same style of Breitling watch sells for 4-6k!...inflation sucks

On a side note, you guys need to be super careful when buying a watch off of eBay...I bought a JLC master compressor diving chrono awhile back in "excellent" condition and it was so scratched and abused that I sent it back to JLC factory for repair and they wanted 6000.00 to fix it all...they wanted 2800.00 just to replace the bezel!

I will never buy from a individual off of eBay ever again...Timezone is more reliable IMHO.
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      04-03-2013, 01:23 AM   #420
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If that PO is a C or D series and it comes with box and papers that's a good price.

I've seen 42 and 45 going for same prices

IMO the 42mm is perfect.
I agree, I have large wrists, and a I like the way a 40-42mm looks on me, it's so much classier and non-invasive.

don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good 45 every now and again, but generally most of my watches are around that 40-42 mark.

If you like flashy watches, always go 44 or higher.... A lot of chronos will be 44-45mm as well.
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I remember I bought my first decent watch, the Breitling Blackbird, in 1999 for 2800.00....that was a ton of money at the time...now same style of Breitling watch sells for 4-6k!...inflation sucks

On a side note, you guys need to be super careful when buying a watch off of eBay...I bought a JLC master compressor diving chrono awhile back in "excellent" condition and it was so scratched and abused that I sent it back to JLC factory for repair and they wanted 6000.00 to fix it all...they wanted 2800.00 just to replace the bezel!

I will never buy from a individual off of eBay ever again...Timezone is more reliable IMHO.
ouch, sorry to hear about your experience
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      04-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #422
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Well, hearing this, i'm leery about buying a Sea Dweller I saw on ebay.

My local jeweler is having trouble finding me an M or Z Sea Dweller in new condition.

I found one on ebay that seemed to be everything I wanted, but now I'm not sure.

I really prefer to do business with my local jeweler, even if i pay more, I know I'm getting exactly what I pay for.
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      04-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #423
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      05-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #424
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Wouldn't a real Ferrari (or two) better than that?
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      05-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #427
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Wouldn't a real Ferrari (or two) better than that?
If you can afford the Ferrari that watch is designed to complement, $300k is not going to phase you.
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      05-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #428
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Wouldn't a real Ferrari (or two) better than that?
The car is 1.3mil so I don't think anyone would squak at 300k to match the car. There is a lot of other watches in the same price range I would take over that one, but I can't afford 300k for a watch so the point is moot anyway.
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I have a ss/yellow gold datejust 2 with a black face and roman numerals, I'm looking to buy a new more casual watch either a submariner, black face, no date, or a gmt master 2 with the new black and blue bezel. Any suggestions?
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      06-30-2013, 03:36 PM   #431
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You can't go wrong with a pre-ceramic Submariner, money in the bank. Their value is going up all the time. There's a few watches that are super solid investments like steel Subs. They're just great watches too. Not so pricey that you are afraid to wear daily and scratch or damage, great looks and quality.

My first Sub was destroyed in my motorcycle crash, and I finally was able to replace it. Just brought this new one home yesterday, an M series Date Sub.
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You can't go wrong with a pre-ceramic Submariner, money in the bank. Their value is going up all the time. There's a few watches that are super solid investments like steel Subs. They're just great watches too. Not so pricey that you are afraid to wear daily and scratch or damage, great looks and quality.

My first Sub was destroyed in my motorcycle crash, and I finally was able to replace it. Just brought this new one home yesterday, an M series Date Sub.
I was intending on getting a brand new ceramic one most likely. I hope either way it would go up in value. I'm not getting it as an investment but I don't mind it appreciating at all. What's the m sub?
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M Sub is the last series made before they changed to the ceramic bezel and larger case design.

The ceramic models are quite expensive, and as is the case with many things when buying new, you take the depreciation hit as soon as it is purchased.

It will be some time I think before the ceramic Subs go up in value unless bought used.

There's many many mint, unworn, pre-ceramic Subs for sale, and here you're going to spend around 5 grand, but I'd bet at any time thereafter you'd be able to sell it for as much or more.
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Just got myself the new submariner with ceramic dial, I opted for the dateless model.
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Very cool! Post up some pics.

I really like the dateless Subs and Sea Dwellers without the cyclops.

Buying new is nice, you know what you're getting.

I know I said buying used is also a good way to go, but I have to admit one of the reasons for this aside from depreciation is I can't afford to buy new.

Enjoy your new watch. I love my Submariner, it's my favorite.
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Very cool! Post up some pics.

I really like the dateless Subs and Sea Dwellers without the cyclops.

Buying new is nice, you know what you're getting.

I know I said buying used is also a good way to go, but I have to admit one of the reasons for this aside from depreciation is I can't afford to buy new.
Enjoy your new watch. I love my Submariner, it's my favorite.
thank you for looking, heres my new sub, im loving it & looking forward to giving it some more wrist time.

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bear in mind that you're basing this off of internet photos. rest assured that during the appraisal process (for the PVD watch) a neutral, authorized Rolex dealer and one of their gemmologists commented that the craftsmanship of the diamond work and the PVD was among the best they had seen ever. however, the quality of diamonds used in colouring (or naturally coloured diamonds) is usually I grade or thereabouts. You wouldn't use VS or higher grade diamonds in something like this. those are reserved for engagement rings and the like.

with regard to the president, we didn't commission the work on that one, it was bought as is since it was available rather than buying a president and then sending it out for the work. It might have come back better but it would ave been much more expensive.

this kind of work is very very common on Breitlings. It's just that the guys who have it done are not the type to troll forums. I would be somewhat of an anomaly.

here is an Avenger with some diamond work:



also note that my interest here is simply talking about watches and sharing actual photos since i'm a big watch enthusiast. i have no interest in arguing on the internet about it.
Fair enough, if you like them that's all that matters . I'm a relatively big watch enthusiast myself. Might as well share mine if I'm going to comment on others! The Citizen has the most value to me, been through a lot with that guy. The Omega is my daily, I wear it probably 28 days a month!
What kind of datejust is that?
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Datejust Turn-o-graph with a thunderbird bezel
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Nice watches guys... Thanks for posting the pics
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Ive got a collection of watches:
- Rolex Daytona - white gold with black face
- Rolex Submariner LV
- Breitling Super Avenger
- a few movados

my next purchase will be either a Cartier Roadster Chrono or a PAM
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