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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jorts, Apr 12, 2015.
Some guy I worked with keeps posting on Facebook market place selling a Rolex sprite for 38K.
A guy can dream, I guess.
Hi, long time listener, first time caller.
Very cool. Passed down to you? Secondary market pickup?
Grandfather is the kinda guy who smartly kept everything.
Have the original box and paperwork from 1963 along with service history which the most recent still has two years on the warranty.
I'm not wearing a Coke watch but I think they did a good job with the band looking like an old Coke bottle.
you might want to consider it, to scratch your “soda pop” watch itch.
They will write marketing case studies on the G-Shock and how mechanical watch nerds somehow embraced a late 80s quartz design in the 2020s.
Pretty certain the wife is grabbing me the original John Mayer/Hodinkee/G-Shock collab, to complete my set. I am excited.
In many ways it also reminds me of the 80’s and Coke rugby shirts and Swatch watches
The watch boutique I got my Speedy from (Omega, IWC, Tudor, Rolex, Zenith, Oris, etc.) says they have a huge watch fair at the boutique next week. They have representatives from every brand there and it's their biggest event of the year. They claim that there will be sales, discounts, etc. and have sent me about ten initiations to go between texts, calls, e-mail, direct mail, etc.
What's a reasonable expectation for a discount on a full price IWC or something like that?
Pure speculation, but I'd think 10-20%.
That’s probably about right
Agreed, depending on the model. Maybe even push for 25%.
Not in person, at an event like that... would bet it's a straight 10% off. You generally only push the 25% savings with an out of state AD & no sales tax.
I haven’t purchased something in a while.
I’m contemplating parting with my blue BB58 and picking up the opaline dial Tudor GMT.
How come? Just better for travel?
Same and not for lack of effort. Would be nice to get a call from one of the like 5 lists I’m on before end of the year. Ideally the one below.
I regret not getting the BB58 on the bracelet and I see it as cost prohibitive to pick it up after the fact.
I don’t own a GMT. Tudor GMT looks good on me, the GMT Master II is a touch too big.
I’m closing in on a position with regional travel; I’ll be back and forth between eastern and central. I love the idea of a watch that always has home time displayed to remind me of my family.
I was under the impression the precious metals on rubber weren’t too difficult to get. A buddy was just offered a rose gold skydweller on oysterflex.
#2 does not compute. The GMT2 is 40mm & Tudor GMT is 41mm & wears way taller... it's a brick
Good to know; I need to see it in-person again.
I tried it on when it was first released and loved it.
Agreed. I think Rolex maybe only started shipping the new Daytonas this month or last. Either way, that one should be fairly easy to get and isn’t anywhere near as popular as the stainless steel models. Hence my frustration with my AD not calling me yet.
Is it me, or did JLC up their prices across the board by like 20%?
Yeah, earlier this year... Right after I got my Reverso
Found dbl’s next purchase.
I’m gravitating towards Grand Seikos for my GMT.
And the beautiful discontinued SBGM221 for about ~$3,400 on the secondary:
Just watching reviews and looking at the dimensions, you’re absolutely right: both of the Tudor GMTs are bricks.
Big fan of the discontinued one.
Good looking watches. I'm not a fan of the GS logo and the font used for Grand Seiko though. Looks busy up at the top.
They definitely need to just roll with "GS" or "Grand Seiko"... Just pick one.
My only other beef with them is their bracelets. They are quality, but they aren't finished with the same precision, and attention to detail as the actual timepiece & cheapens the overall execution. That's what's held me back from grabbing the White Birch thus far & why I tend to lean towards GS models with leather strap, like the Omiwatari
Anybody watch this? Obviously not applicable for 99.9999999999% of the world but still really cool to hear their thought process and just see these one of a kind items
Yeah. It was great
Wife got me a macro lens & been playing with it today… figure I won’t just bother slogan119 with the pics, as I practice
I’ve had those for hours. Give us new material.
Damn you, Sir
Is your adjust button slightly pushed in as well?
I guess... that's how it's always been.
Need to use a tripod, if I’m ever getting my shots on HODINKEE.com, but she's photogenic
Mine was out like all the other ones but my first adjustment and it didn’t come all the way back out.
Think it's just the design. Every version I have of that model is the same.
Always blows my mind how many shitty looking watches Omega comes out with. Really could be such a clean brand if they kept their watch lines simplified.