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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby bompington » Wed Sep 19, 2012 13:05 pm

mrushton wrote:Those Daytonas are over-priced imo.

Am I the only person who finds this quite hilarious in the context of this thread?

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby beancounter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 13:33 pm

bompington wrote:
mrushton wrote:Those Daytonas are over-priced imo.

Am I the only person who finds this quite hilarious in the context of this thread?


Yes, I should think so.

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby guinea » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:08 pm

rodgers73 wrote:I'm sure my comments will be skimmed over given the tone of this discussion, but anyway.

I love watches but for me the cheaper the better. I'm not yet 50 but I am a lawyer and I wear a £30 Swatch. On a weekend I wear a £20 Timex and I think they're both lovely. When I'm on my bike I wear a big rubber/plastic sports watch that was £7 off Ebay.

For me the joy is in the simplicity and lack of pretension (not being rude about expensive watches!) that these things have.

So, I'd spend the £8k on something that will give me some good memories like a holiday or some sort of adventure/expedition.


Actually, you make a decent point.

However, just swap the words watch with bike, Swatch with Apollo and Timex with Carrera and you'll see how 95% of the population see bikes.

Sure, there are people who buy a rolex as they think it's a sign of making it big, but they're not watch enthusiasts. Folk who like their watches aren't doing it to show off. They just appreciate watches. I'm wearing a G-Shock to work today and I own two Panerais, a Montblanc, several Omegas and a few other niche brands. Showing off is never part of my thoughts (althoug the conent of this post might make you think I am a show off :)

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby pauldavid » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:11 pm

Sorry to take the thread slightly off track but can any of the watch buffs that have posted suggest a decent place to sell a watch.

I have a Breitling that I would like to part with but not really sure where to go to make sure I get a decent price for it.

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby craprider » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:15 pm

£8k to spare?
coke and hookers.

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby beancounter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:16 pm

craprider wrote:£8k to spare?
coke and hookers.


Far too old....

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby guinea » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:18 pm

pauldavid wrote:Sorry to take the thread slightly off track but can any of the watch buffs that have posted suggest a decent place to sell a watch.

I have a Breitling that I would like to part with but not really sure where to go to make sure I get a decent price for it.


Ebay.

Seriously.

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby badly_dubbed » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:28 pm

£8k on a watch?? mair money than sense.

for 8grand id finish my house off, its half done.

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby beancounter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:32 pm

badly_dubbed wrote:£8k on a watch?? mair money than sense.

for 8grand id finish my house off, its half done.


You didn't read the post, did you?

I'm selling a motorbike, I don't need the money for anything else.

My house is finished, thanks

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby craprider » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:41 pm

beancounter wrote:
craprider wrote:£8k to spare?
coke and hookers.


Far too old....

bc



Viagra and hookers? :wink:

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby beancounter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:42 pm

craprider wrote:
beancounter wrote:
craprider wrote:£8k to spare?
coke and hookers.


Far too old....

bc



Viagra and hookers? :wink:


Not quite that old

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby badly_dubbed » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:44 pm

beancounter wrote:
badly_dubbed wrote:£8k on a watch?? mair money than sense.

for 8grand id finish my house off, its half done.


You didn't read the post, did you?

I'm selling a motorbike, I don't need the money for anything else.

My house is finished, thanks

bc


you asked what id spend 8k on....

finishing my house....didnt tell you thats what you had to spend it on 8)

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby beancounter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:47 pm

badly_dubbed wrote:
beancounter wrote:
badly_dubbed wrote:£8k on a watch?? mair money than sense.

for 8grand id finish my house off, its half done.


You didn't read the post, did you?

I'm selling a motorbike, I don't need the money for anything else.

My house is finished, thanks

bc


you asked what id spend 8k on....

finishing my house....didnt tell you thats what you had to spend it on 8)


No, I asked watch enthusiasts what they would buy with £8k

In the context of this thread I'm not very interested in anything else (even bikes)

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby craprider » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:48 pm

beancounter wrote:
craprider wrote:
beancounter wrote:
craprider wrote:£8k to spare?
coke and hookers.


Far too old....

bc



Viagra and hookers? :wink:


Not quite that old

bc



some really good vintage port.





(and hooker (single))

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby Stevo 666 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 15:08 pm

pauldavid wrote:Sorry to take the thread slightly off track but can any of the watch buffs that have posted suggest a decent place to sell a watch.

I have a Breitling that I would like to part with but not really sure where to go to make sure I get a decent price for it.

Try watchfinder.co.uk. I've used them before - got the price I wanted, pretty much what I paid for it 5 years before :) and service was good. They cover Breitlings (they only do certain brands, i.e. expensive Swiss ones). Just bear in mind it's 15% commission if you go for a commission sale - you can choose between using them as the agent to sell to a buyer and you pay them their cut, or outright sale to them and they sell it on.
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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby estampida » Wed Sep 19, 2012 15:37 pm

back again

what about a rad rad rad long weekend with a couple of pro's and some coke.......

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby Yellow Peril » Wed Sep 19, 2012 15:53 pm

rodgers73 wrote:I'm sure my comments will be skimmed over given the tone of this discussion, but anyway.

I love watches but for me the cheaper the better. I'm not yet 50 but I am a lawyer and I wear a £30 Swatch. On a weekend I wear a £20 Timex and I think they're both lovely. When I'm on my bike I wear a big rubber/plastic sports watch that was £7 off Ebay.

For me the joy is in the simplicity and lack of pretension (not being rude about expensive watches!) that these things have.

So, I'd spend the £8k on something that will give me some good memories like a holiday or some sort of adventure/expedition.


likewise occupation, likewise watch. I have a £19.99 Sekonda it currently tells me the date is the 1st

A colleague bought a TAG Heuer Grand carrerra 2 weeks ago, £5k apparently. He gets paid considerably more than I do...

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby jonomc4 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 16:16 pm

Watches are a thing of engineering beauty - I think of them in much the same way as an expensive bike (other than they are less useful but far better at holding their value)

Sure a decathlon bike gets you from the same A to B point as a maclaren venge but I know which one will make most people smile more. I don't believe it is about being flash (most people don't even know the value of a number of brands) it is more about knowing you have a quality piece of engineering on your wrist, impractical - yes, worth it - totally (if you can reasonably afford it).

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby mikeouk » Thu Sep 20, 2012 00:32 am

daytona's peaked in price around the time Beckham was photographed wearing one. Thats all so 2003 now.

but heres my advice

if you really want a daytona and you have the funds to buy it, then buy it.
A rolex will eventually turn into an investment , i bought a sub non date for £1200 in 2000 , its now worth £3500, and THAT is a true story guys

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Re: Watch Enthusiasts - Rolex Daytona

Postby schweiz » Thu Sep 20, 2012 08:55 am

If I had 8k for a watch it still wouldn't be enough for what I'd like!
http://www.iwc.com/en/collection/portuguese/IW5023/

but I'd be straight off to the IWC boutique in Zürich or Schaffhausen for this:
http://www.iwc.com/en/collection/portofino/IW5101/

both of which are something different from my everyday watch:

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