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Old 05-09-2005, 04:46 PM   #1006
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The 217 is 47mm. Nice, but there are others with the sandwiched dial that are nice too. This being a special edition watch means it will cost more, but with 1000 pieces in production, it will mean a poorer resale. With the exception of it being a lefty, I dun really see a difference with the other base calibers. I feel the ones worth getting are those equipped with the JLC 8 day power reserve movements, but the prices are
........not to mention a 1.5 to 2 yr waitlist for the 8 day PR models.
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Old 05-09-2005, 04:51 PM   #1007
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I feel the ones worth getting are those equipped with the JLC 8 day power reserve movements, but the prices are
time to start queuing for toto......
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Old 05-09-2005, 05:08 PM   #1008
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I'm considering Rolex Yatchmaster (SGD$8k) vs Cvstos Challenge Twin Barrel as a dressy sports watch. My friends recommended Chopard Tycoon, but I still feel the brand is more for ladies. I think I'm more inclined towards the Yatchmaster for the massive discount.
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Old 05-09-2005, 07:51 PM   #1009
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:00 AM   #1010
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Hi benghoo,

It's true that there is currently an oversupply of rolexes in the market now. Don't believe what those used stores offer for their watches...
the main problem with Rolex is too common…they are simply too popular…
their marketing is so successful that for many years til now they still one of the top choices for imitation…

there always rumors floating around that the Rolex market will collapse…the prices will drop…they won’t be able to increase their prices every year for the same models/watches they selling…
if one day their prices really drop…20%, 30%, 50%...
how many people will rush to get one for themselves…??? Once there demand…you think the price will still down…or go upward…???
Infact I actually one of those waiting for their market to collapse so I can go get myself a SD or Sub at a lower price…


today many of the brands fall into the hands of the 3 major… Swatch group, Richmond group, LVMH…
some how its a sad thing to see them under these groups…
to me they are people that mainly concentrate in marketing, branding, cosmetic look of the product to increasing the price tag every year…
just look at Omega, Panerai, and Zenith prices different over the years…
they are no much better than Rolex…
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:10 AM   #1011
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If you take a ride on the MRT, rolex is easily the most spotted brand out there. Thing have progressed to the stage where "you have a rolex, so have I"
if with a budget of 5~6K....
which 'best bang for buck' brand will you go for.....
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:47 AM   #1012
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I feel one of the traits of their success is being old fashioned. I've never seen Rolex watches being marketed in line with fashion, unlike Chopard, Bvlgari, etc. That, and their sole focus on being an independant watchmaker already creates a niche for their marketing. Honestly, I dun think the Rolex market will collapse, it might probably reach an equilibrum price, or their price increments might take place probably once in every 2-3 years by a smaller margin at the very worst. A watchmaker standing at 100 years of age is not likely to collapse. Watch buyers in Singapore are increasingly aware of the details of watches nowadays. Instant information over the internet at a click of a mouse button. I frequently overhear consumers asking the agents about the type of movement, and whether the movements are in-house. Many would not want to pay premium for a normal ETA ebauche (what? about SGD$75 per piece?), I know I wouldn't. And I have also noticed that a lot of die-hard watch lovers would steer away from models that will change in look over the years (e.g. contrast the old Tag heuer 2000 series or F1 series to the new ones). Rolex watches have retained at least 60% of their look over the years for many models. This applies to Panerais as well dun u think so? So for a given price range of 5-6k, I'd still place my bet on a Rolex Oyster Pro. It may no longer be a good investment, but it's still good reserve cash strapped on your wrists.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:38 PM   #1013
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I got the seamaster hehehe. Its just appeals to me, so much more life and vibrance... so BMW.
But maybe, I will collect all the watches in this range.. next month submariner or Breitling superocean? Haha.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:46 PM   #1014
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those interested in IWC can visit this thread.

http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1103335

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Old 06-09-2005, 09:54 PM   #1015
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I got the seamaster hehehe. Its just appeals to me, so much more life and vibrance... so BMW.
But maybe, I will collect all the watches in this range.. next month submariner or Breitling superocean? Haha.

which seamaster series u brought?
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Old 04-10-2005, 10:29 AM   #1016
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Selling my Submariner date 16610 Y series dated dec 2002 SEL bracelet, non polished in original condition, few hairline scratches. Prestine condition without dings nor dents nor chips on the sapphire, carefully taken care of and cleaned everyday. Bezel enamel still glossy and without any fades. See it for yourself. Almost complete set but without the Anchor. Going for $5.2k, any takers? This is not a desperate sale, so price is fixed. I've just ordered a Panerai Radiomir GMT and a Panerai Power Reserve, so I'll need the cash from selling my dear subdate. Please PM me if interested. If no takers, I guess I'll just make do with a Radiomir GMT. Cash transaction, Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:14 AM   #1017
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Old 06-10-2005, 10:20 PM   #1018
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Hi guys, thanks for your overwhelming interest in my Submariner. And I want to apologize to Alex for my backing out at the last minute. Realised that I simply love this watch and decided that it's gonna stick with me for a long time. Thanks for your understanding. I guess I'll have to let someone else have the queue for the PAM90, it's coming in 2 weeks time. Anyone interested, just PM me. Thanks again!
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Old 18-10-2005, 09:34 PM   #1019
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no more talks on watches?
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Old 18-10-2005, 09:35 PM   #1020
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u digger!!!!!
anyways i saw a monk wear rolex king!! ****ING **. MONK LEH..
and i doubt it is fake loh... he hide under his long sleeve
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