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Old 10-09-2019, 08:35 PM   #8476
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I was looking at those 36mth 0% installment kind . The price all seems to be ard 20k
Quite easy to decide really.

You know itís overpriced by $2-3k, benchmarking against the current bloated prices. And itís overpriced by a lot more compared with Rolexís RRP.

So the question is very simply, is overpaying $2-3k over 36 months less important than owning the watch?

Only you can answer that. We all have different answers.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:41 PM   #8477
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If you can only afford luxury item by installments, then please reconsider the purchase. Spend within your means.
Totally agree with this statement, if you need to pay via Installment for watches, you are living beyond your means liao.

If you really want the watch, just borrow from those legal money lender (just bring IC will do), easily can lend up to 6 times your salary and pay off the watch in 1 go and then sort out the lender later.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:21 PM   #8478
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What do you want to do with it?

Service and retain all the cosmetic changes that was done to it?

Service and restore the watch to its original condition by changing out the dial and bezel?

If no cosmetic changes required, then any decent watch maker can help you.

If you want to return it to itís original state, you will probably need to spend more than what the watch is worth.
What really bugs her is the bezel. So where can I find a fluted bezel to replace the current one?

Sorry ah, quite the noob to these things
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:49 PM   #8479
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No 0% installment can’t afford 😅
Nothing wrong to pay by installments. But do really think over if you want to stretch your monthly expenses just to wear a watch? For your situation it's better to buy when you saved a lump sum than to depend on installments. And lastly no to 20k for a Rolex GMT that is retailing at 12k.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:30 PM   #8480
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I was looking at those 36mth 0% installment kind . The price all seems to be ard 20k
Suggest to pay in full for luxury items. Anyway it's a want, not a need.. $550+ a month is equivalent to more than $25/working day to makan..

Can jiak many ho liao for lunch.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:32 PM   #8481
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Typical 15%~18%. I heard of 20% too.

Those who said 50%, you can get up to 80% from Replica Watch sellers.
Wow, can sic which authorized retailer gives 15% discount? I am planning to buy one..
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:54 PM   #8482
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Sorry have a noob question . Is it important to buy a Rolex with warranty ?
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:11 PM   #8483
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Totally agree with this statement, if you need to pay via Installment for watches, you are living beyond your means liao.

If you really want the watch, just borrow from those legal money lender (just bring IC will do), easily can lend up to 6 times your salary and pay off the watch in 1 go and then sort out the lender later.
LOLOL. wtf not sure legit advice anot.

i am fine paying via instalment, nothing wrong with it. as long you're able to service the loan.

instead of forking 10k, i split into 12 months, pay via salary or any income you may have and you still have 10k cold hard cash when u need it.
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:12 PM   #8484
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Hi guys , would like your 2cents . Is it worth to get a Batman date 2016 at ard 20k ?
try brightime at bencoolen,

i think they might have a batman in stock + can instalment. just ask
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:30 PM   #8485
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I was looking for something with 0% , Brightime is charging 5.5%

try brightime at bencoolen,

i think they might have a batman in stock + can instalment. just ask
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:52 PM   #8486
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Open question to all on the street price for the popular sports models i.e. gmt and sub.

What is your view/prediction on the prices based on current level and why?

To start the ball rolling, my view is that IF Rolex continues status quo, current street prices are at the resistance point already and would be fairly stable (not likely to go up or down).

View only applies to production models. Discontinued models, depends on the hype.
I would say grey market price will continue to drop slowly 5%-10% per year. Historical trends do not lie. Prices will slowly drop down to RRP. There's just not enough middle class to support the trend.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:48 PM   #8487
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Hi guys , would like your 2cents . Is it worth to get a Batman date 2016 at ard 20k ?
With only 5 years of production, then discontinued, it has already been hailed as a future classic by reviewers early on before it was discontinued.

The first dual toned ceramic bezeled steel GMT. With a flushed crystal to bezel. And PCL oyster bracelet.

The Batgirl doesn't have any of that. The crystal sticks out of the bezel. And the hideous jubilee bracelet. I'd rather get the Pepsi then. And I am not sure if I can even carry it off. Not my style.

And rather than a 2016 piece for $20k, I hunt or wait for a 2014 or 2015 piece for a few thousand less.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:02 AM   #8488
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Hmmm . So I guessing that the International Warrenty isn’t that important ?

With only 5 years of production, then discontinued, it has already been hailed as a future classic by reviewers early on before it was discontinued.

The first dual toned ceramic bezeled steel GMT. With a flushed crystal to bezel. And PCL oyster bracelet.

The Batgirl doesn't have any of that. The crystal sticks out of the bezel. And the hideous jubilee bracelet. I'd rather get the Pepsi then. And I am not sure if I can even carry it off. Not my style.

And rather than a 2016 piece for $20k, I hunt or wait for a 2014 or 2015 piece for a few thousand less.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:49 AM   #8489
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Advice plsss

Hi guys, need your advice. Are the following deals worth it?

11.5k for sub 114060 dated 2016 with full set, 5yrs warranty

10.5k for 14060M , watch only with 1yr shop warranty

9.8k for 16610, watch only with 1yr shop warranty

11.2k for 114060, full set but with 1 year foreign shop warranty

Tks much!
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:00 AM   #8490
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Hmmm . So I guessing that the International Warrenty isnít that important ?
Firstly, it is a Rolex, robust and reliable, often needing no service for its first 10 years (personal experience and also many other people's)

Secondly, movements with basic complications such as a date and GMT are not difficult to service or repair.

Thirdly, and this is specific to the ca. 3186 and this is what I had read online about Rolex, in the USA anyway.

If it is the caliber 3186 jump hour and date adjustment issue in the GMT LN and also in the late model 5-digit GMTs and 16570 Explorer 2 before the switch to the super case models, Rolex will simply quietly replace the problematic component with an updated and more robust component at no charge, even after warranty. This is what I read online about Rolex service centers in the USA. Not sure about Singapore though, but safe to say Rolex do not want a class action suit on their hands, over an easily solved problem.

Rolex had then decided to replace the problematic component with the updated one across all their 3186 movements begining in 2014, both during production and during servicing. This is what I had read online.

Since the Batman GMT started production in 2014, it is safe to assume all Batmans have the upgraded 3186 inside already.

My personal experience: I have a 2015 Batman, a 2008 116713LN and a 2009 116710LN. After coming back from service, both the 713LN and 710LN click similarly to the 2015 Batman, which has never been serviced before. Previously, both the pre-2014 GMTs had a mushy feel when adjusting the jump hour hand. So they must have changed something during servicing.
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