RE: [DMCForum] Selecting a good watch
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RE: [DMCForum] Selecting a good watch

You might get a lot of responses to this, and some will tell you about how 
great the Omega's are,
the Tag's, hell even a Seiko is a great watch.
But when it comes to a good investment and a timeless design that always 
turns heads
there is no better watch than a ROLEX SUBMARINER.
I have owned several, and the one I wear now is a stainless steel and gold 
two toned
model, with the black face.

Retail on this watch is about $7100.00
However you can pick up a used one for much less.
There is a unique value curve on these watches, they won't fall below a 
certain level
but do depreciate from new to used simply because the wholesale of the watch 
marked up by almost 100%.
It's wholesale seems to be it's average selling price.
So you can get a good one for about $4000 if you look around hard enough.

I got mine on eBay for $3900 and it appraised for greater than that, and it 
insured through a separate policy by State Farm for its retail replacement 
Only cost me about $100 per year to do that and it is covered.

All the investment aside, it is a great watch.
It is tough as nails and I wear it ALL THE TIME.
I have banged it into walls, door knobs, scraped it and the sapphire crystal 
is fine.
It is easy to buff out yourself or have cleaned up by a jeweler.
Every few months I take it out to the shop and give it a buff on the wheel 
it blings like a pimps tooth.

I wrote an article for eBay about buying these used watches, check it out 

It mainly discusses how to spot a fake from the real thing.
I have owned a lot of replica Rolex's too, and there is defiantly a 
difference in the real thing.
They make high end "Swiss" replicas that sell for over $1000 that claim to 
be as good.
They are NOT. It's a waste.
These watches are good investments and make heirlooms.

If you are a fan of mechanical watches, it is easy to fall in love with the 
Rolex and
it's heritage and story.

That's my opinion.
- Videobob

>From: "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DMCForum] Selecting a good watch
>Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 15:23:27 -0800
>So, I've always had cheaper, digital watches and I want to buy a nice
>analog watch. The biggest points of concern to me are that the watch
>be kinetically powered and have a "sweeping" second hand. I don't like
>the "tick, tick, tick" bit.
>I don't need a lot of features, but one thing I would like is a
>"countdown timer". I'm not sure that exists in a good analog watch -
>I'd like to be able to set the watch for x minutes and have it inform
>me somehow when that time has elapsed. I could do without that and I'm
>thinking I might have to, but I figured I'd throw it out there in case
>such a beast exists.
>Any advice would be appreciated.

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