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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jorts, Apr 12, 2015.
Daytonas are so overpriced it's actually insane that someone would pay so much
Yeah but I can tell how fast I'm going when my wife is driving the car and I don't even have to ask her.
It seems that if you’re able to get any stainless steel Rolex sports watch from your AD at retail, you just buy now and ask questions later. As in, even these dumb orange colored OP41s are going to be worth more than what I pay for it when I walk out of the store.
Double. New OPs are going for double.
This Rolex shit is insane.
The entire Rolex buying experience is ruined for me. All of the specialness associated with the transaction has evaporated because Rolex has essentially enabled this blood-thirsty second hand economy. Buying from an AD feels more like buying from a mob boss now.
When Rolex dumps the AD model and starts selling direct, then (and only then) will average people get them at retail.
ADs have very little reason to sell to the Average Joe when high rollers will buy more profitable jewelry to get access, or sell them to gray market dealers at a bump over retail.
On the flip side, Omega, Tudor, and potentially Breitling/IWC can benefit if they keep putting out quality pieces. And Tudor does benefit now from Rolex’s shenanigans.
And microbrands. Now is a great time to be a microbrand.
I've spent well over 100k at mine and I still get jerked around when I even suggest I would like a steel daytona. It's essentially ruined my love for the things.
I spoke with my local AD and he mentioned they get 5 Daytonas in a good year.
True? Maybe. I think there is a supply problem, a distribution problem, and an allocation problem. That doesn’t even consider pricing, which they can only do so much about.
Since we're on the topic...
Yeah it’s a great fucking watch and I want one very badly but 30k is fucking crazy
I’m resisting overpaying for Rolexes now so that in 5-10yrs I can buy literally anything I want.
Got lucky. My parents had bought quite a few from their AD and I had my dad put his name on the list ASAP once it was announced. It’s his now, and I’ll split time with my siblings in the future.
I had this beauty on my wrist for $7,700 but decided against buying. It was at Tourneau, not sure if that’s the best place to buy.
idk, I really dislike roman numerals
Jorts what was the site you recommended for vintage pieces?
Or anybody else with recs TIA
$8,500 just seems to be what these are going to sit at for a while.
I think I’ll be able to get an OP41 but I really dislike the colors this year. I’d buy one just it’ll to flip it and buy an OP39 in white, sadly. That’s just an amazing clean, do everything watch.
The steampunk stuff is so neck-beard cringey, but I’d have this piece on my desk in a heartbeat.
New Zeniths are nice
I love this watch:
Not enough to replace my Speedy, and no need for a 2nd chrono, but damn it’s even nicer IRL than photos.
Yeah the new El Primero is fucking gorgeous, I love love love it.
Unfortunately twice the price of my current and can't justify moving up.
They’re getting so much free advertising from people discussing whether it’s a Daytona ripoff or not.
Apparently there’s already a waiting list LOL
Air King or Explorer 214270
The answer is not air king.
Hey you cunthead that's a stupid condescending response
The answer is not air king.
You guys fucking suck and I am not leaving
The answer is not the Air King
I like the air king.
I mean, it's a Rolex... but would never pay a premium to grab it over an Explorer.
I love the retro aesthetics of the Air King but then I learned it had the same dimensions as the inferior Milgauss and I was immediately put off.
It was a joke but I really do love the Air King and if it had the same dimensions as the explorer I would do it.
Oh, I love the green accent on the Air King.
I’m not a Rolex guy.
I'm not either. Hence me owning a Milgauss... the most non-Rolex, Rolex
Here’s another Fudd, though looks like you’re too late. To be honest, I never knew this watch existed.
Anyone have a local AD (preferably not in Florida) that carries Nomos?
After years & years of professing my love for this watch.... and likely annoying the fuck out of you all as well. Should take delivery in 2 days
I know dealing with the AD has been a topic of conversation many times, so for those interested I got it at 21% off, plus no tax (purchased from out of state AD) & free shipping
Stay tuned for an unboxing tomorrow