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    A couple of Rolex SD Comex at WF

    While browsing WF I noticed they have two SD Comex for sale, £195,000 and £115,000

    It surprises me how much a small detail like Comex on the dial makes to the value, although sure a collector will snap them up.

    https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Rolex/...85/item/121766

    https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Rolex/...85/item/120318
    Last edited by boring_sandwich; 9th January 2019 at 12:01.

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    I really struggle to get this COMEX thing ,if the dive company was called udders or bottom would it still be desirable?

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    the WF markup surprises me.

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    £195k??? Shows just how ridiculous this pastime has become.

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    When I was working with Sat divers in the early 90's they had been hawking those watches for £3-400. They were poor timekeepers anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    When I was working with Sat divers in the early 90's they had been hawking those watches for £3-400. They were poor timekeepers anyway...
    They were along some for £200 in the 80's

    They shouldn't have been bad time keepers though, as they were routinely serviced if they are continuously in use, and timed to their spec within Chronometer standard.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    I know a French diving expert who had two of these, well used - who sold them both for £50k for the pair, in the early ‘00s.

    A genuine Comex issue SD has a justifiable desirability in my mind - as opposed to a watch which simply has ‘Swiss only’, red writing or ‘open 6’ etc.

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    [QUOTE=boring_sandwich;4990786]While browsing WF I noticed they have two SD Comex for sale, £195,000 and £115,000

    It surprises me how much a small detail like Comex on the dial makes to the value, although sure a collector will snap them up.

    https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Rolex/...85/item/121766

    https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Rolex/...85/item/120318[/QUO
    They are number issue stamped on the case back and youll receive a lovely presentation box from WF also . A bargain ..

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    Despite the age difference I am still surprised to see such a large difference in price. However, I know very little about the serious Rolex collecting world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    £195k??? Shows just how ridiculous this pastime has become.
    Indeed; but if ever there was a bubble waiting to burst.....

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    Supplied without any spare links I have no doubt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Supplied without any spare links I have no doubt.
    Snigger!


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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    the WF markup surprises me.
    Nothing surprises me with WF!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Nothing surprises me with WF!!
    Really, D ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    NOTHING surprises me with WF, H

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    were they still making them in 2008 ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    the WF markup surprises me.
    'surprises' is no where near strong enough C!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    They were along some for £200 in the 80's

    They shouldn't have been bad time keepers though, as they were routinely serviced if they are continuously in use, and timed to their spec within Chronometer standard.
    They weren't good. Last one I saw with a colleague in Norway was chopped in for a new SD + £1,500!
    He regrets that now, but was sick of being in the service centre all the time.

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    How much were these early/mid 2000's?

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    I was offered one years ago for £4k. It was in need of some restoration which put me off🙄
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    That's just crazy.

    I understand double red and single red as they're rare models, officially made by Rolex. But never understood these COMEX prices.

    But it's like with cars. They're asking a million for Mercedes Gullwing or Ferrari Daytona and the super rich collectors buy them, no matter what they cost.

    I guess these kind of rich collectors buy watches too and the market price is decided by them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siysiy View Post
    How much were these early/mid 2000's?
    Not sure, but I seem to recall them at the £40k mark around the time I joined the forum or a little after (i.e. 10 years ago).

    And MilSubs were around the £80k mark. I had one in each hand once, during a little window-shopping detour on a trip to the NW, courtesy of a very kind owner.
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    Watchcentre also have a pair of Comex, a little bit cheaper.

    https://www.watchcentre.com/catalogue/comex-watches/109

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Watchcentre also have a pair of Comex, a little bit cheaper.

    https://www.watchcentre.com/catalogue/comex-watches/109
    Bargain!


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    £195k??? Shows just how ridiculous this pastime has become.
    Apparently the £195k one is fully stickered AND comes with the warranty card

    Who knew that stickers were worth that much?

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    How much would a Milsub in good nick, say a 5513/5517 example, go for nowadays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by asteclaru View Post
    Apparently the £195k one is fully stickered AND comes with the warranty card

    Who knew that stickers were worth that much?
    The trouble with stickered one is it will have to remain stickered for all eternity now at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    £195k??? Shows just how ridiculous this pastime has become.
    Killed my passion for Rolex amongst others.

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    Pathetic

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    £195k??? Shows just how ridiculous this pastime has become.
    Chancing their arm on this one by some margin TBH.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandanthewatchman View Post
    were they still making them in 2008 ??
    Yep.
    4 in 2004 and 4 in 2008 I believe.
    Only ones to have a factory SL dial and no lug hole case.

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    Also, amazed that they have displayed the engraved number on the caseback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Also, amazed that they have displayed the engraved number on the caseback.
    WF have form for doing this sort of thing, they also like to detail limited edition numbers when people flip for a quick profit etc.

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