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      12-30-2019, 02:02 PM   #1013
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And what is it that you know now vs before?
that it was a good deal.
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      12-30-2019, 02:03 PM   #1014
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Why are people on WatchRecon selling Rolexes for more than the retail? Seems silly.
everyone everywhere is.

desirable sport models are all on a waitlist (Sub, GMT, Daytona, etc) and rarely can you walk in and buy one. So if you want one, you either need to get on a waitlist, which youll never get to the top unless you are buying the less desirable stuff, or pay the premium to the secondary market.
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      12-30-2019, 02:55 PM   #1015
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everyone everywhere is.

desirable sport models are all on a waitlist (Sub, GMT, Daytona, etc) and rarely can you walk in and buy one. So if you want one, you either need to get on a waitlist, which youll never get to the top unless you are buying the less desirable stuff, or pay the premium to the secondary market.
Gotcha. Rolex is probably doing that on purpose to keep pricing at a premium.

Rolex watches are surprisingly lighter than I thought. Been looking at Jaeger LeCoultre too. Their watches are really nice.
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Gotcha. Rolex is probably doing that on purpose to keep pricing at a premium.

Rolex watches are surprisingly lighter than I thought. Been looking at Jaeger LeCoultre too. Their watches are really nice.
They have limited their supply flow so that they instantly sell out and keep their brand "exclusive". It hurts the end consumer for sure.
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They have limited their supply flow so that they instantly sell out and keep their brand "exclusive". It hurts the end consumer for sure.
Honestly from a brand value perspective this is optimal... they are not whoring themselves out like a lot of other brands are in a great economy. Everyone I know wants a steel sport Rolex, few can get one...

also... if anyone can get a Panda Daytona at msrp... please let me know
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Serious question: why Rolex over other brands? From what I know and understand they make so many of them and there are better built brands out there that are cheaper. Is it because itís probably the most recognized brand?
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Serious question: why Rolex over other brands? From what I know and understand they make so many of them and there are better built brands out there that are cheaper. Is it because it’s probably the most recognized brand?
For me personally- its 3 fold-

1) The last sentence you made is probably a large part of it.
2) I love the way most sport Rolexes look, they aren't overdone or gaudy and they are in my price point.
3) Resale value

Many will say Omega is actually premium to Rolex in terms of build quality... I don't see myself actually wanting one and If I did, I'd purchase a basic seamaster off Jomashop for a fraction of the price...

The only other watch in this price point that I really like is Vacheron Constantin... and its more expensive than Rolex... I don't see myself spending that type of money on a watch almost no one will recognize... in the end its a luxury good no matter how anyone spins it to you... an Apple Watch for $200 will be far more advanced in tech and more accurate, do I want one? Nah

A few things I will add... AP seems to be the rappers choice these days... I only would ever see myself in a basic Royal Oak, all others are super gaudy. Patek would only be the rare luxury models. Richard Mille is offensive in every single way imho.
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Serious question: why Rolex over other brands? From what I know and understand they make so many of them and there are better built brands out there that are cheaper. Is it because itís probably the most recognized brand?
Brand recognition and resale. If you're trying to impress a lady, odds are she'll be excited about your rolex, but totally ignore your Patek that cost 4 times as much.
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Ah yes, resale value is great on Rolexes.

I too prefer simple designs and do like Omega Seamasters and Rolex Submariners. Jaeger LeCoultre designs are also very nice and elegant. I prefer subtle elegance over big, bulky, busy, and in your face designs. Next one will most likely be a JLC watch. Dad is set on a Rolex so this coming year will get him one. Time to find a good AD and place myself on the waitlist. If you know any good ones please PM me.
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Serious question: why Rolex over other brands? From what I know and understand they make so many of them and there are better built brands out there that are cheaper. Is it because it’s probably the most recognized brand?
Besides all aforementioned , I have to say that Rolex is the first brand to innovate the most useful user friendly tech novelties directly bring to the customer .They don't care about unnecessary flamboyancy
1-Instant date change
2-First water resistant case ,that was a big deal back in those days
3-Automatic movement improvements and breakthru in this technology
4-First watch with a magnifying glass
5-First watch brand to introduce day and date complication

All this has helped Rolex make its mark
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Serious question: why Rolex over other brands? From what I know and understand they make so many of them and there are better built brands out there that are cheaper. Is it because itís probably the most recognized brand?
Personally, I like the way they look and despite what anyone wants to tell you, people like it when someone notices your watch and compliments it. I get more compliments on my rolex than I do on my Omegas, JLCs, IWCs, etc.

Also, i know i can usually sell for about what i paid if not more.


As for the quality and value, quality wise they are on par with Omega, with Omega getting a slight nod with their movement technology. And i prefer omega as a brand, but rolex has the better looking watches imo.
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Honestly from a brand value perspective this is optimal... they are not whoring themselves out like a lot of other brands are in a great economy. Everyone I know wants a steel sport Rolex, few can get one...

also... if anyone can get a Panda Daytona at msrp... please let me know
you and me both lol.
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Know an AD where I can get one of these at RRP? Lol
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Know an AD where I can get one of these at RRP? Lol
No chance, going for between £12 to £15K in the UK.
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Thinking back I probably should have visited the dealers in Porto and Lisbon when I was there this past November. They may or may not have Subs in stock but it would have been cheaper if they did. At least the VAT savings would have been nice. Wasnít planning on buying then so whatevs.
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Thinking back I probably should have visited the dealers in Porto and Lisbon when I was there this past November. They may or may not have Subs in stock but it would have been cheaper if they did. At least the VAT savings would have been nice. Wasn’t planning on buying then so whatevs.
You would have had no shot. The rolex store in Madrid and barcelona didn't have any from when I visited last year. I would imagine Portugal would be worse. Also checked out the rolex at Dubai at the same time. None at msrp.

If you're looking to get the hulk find someone you know that has a relationship with a AD. Random strangers getting on a waitlist, you will wait forever.
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Serious question: why Rolex over other brands? From what I know and understand they make so many of them and there are better built brands out there that are cheaper. Is it because itís probably the most recognized brand?
It's like asking "why a 911 over other sports cars?"

Yes, there are cheaper sports cars that perform just as well or even better. Yes, there are more expensive faster sports cars but something about a 911, something about that classic design and timeless appeal, that makes you want one, a certain coolness about it.

Rolex's are to watches what 911's are to sports cars.

Here is a picture of my Submariner No Date, my favorite watch, my 911

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So I stopped by the Rolex in Geneva Swiss last week and I was shocked how low inventory they had.
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I'm an Omega guy but this is so awesome. Good for him!

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