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    I've got a few mates who are bankers. When their bonus comes in they genuinely do not care and will buy anything that is immediately available no matter the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Never mind all that, far more important is hello stranger! Nice to see you back in the fold.

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    Hi. I'm still trying to figure out who's who.

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    No one mentioned the B&R boutique there yet? Really nice place, good staff whoíve been very helpful in the past, some interesting bits and bobs, and all at list 👍

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    As previously mentioned, their overheads must be significant.

    I run my own business and lease offices in the less salubrious areas of Streatham, Crawley and Reigate - the rentals plus business rates are considerable I can only imaging what they are like in that area.

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    Is David Duggan still in the Burlington Arcade? I bought a PAM002 from there years ago and it was a very good price. From memory I don't think his prices for pre-owned Rolex were too bad.

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    Itís funny tho. Iím sure 3-5 years ago people were complaining or noting how high the prices were in the burlington arcade and saying how stupid it would be to buy a watch at such prices. Go forward now and i feel
    those who bought at those prices are now well in the money considering todayís prices. They wouldnít have lost a single penny if they bought a steel rolex. Itís like people were horrified a daytona was selling at 13£k and now itís even higher. Maybe the people buying it are not as senseless at it may seem.

    Ps i never bought a watch there and probably never will LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiserphoenix View Post
    Itís funny tho. Iím sure 3-5 years ago people were complaining or noting how high the prices were in the burlington arcade and saying how stupid it would be to buy a watch at such prices. Go forward now and i feel
    those who bought at those prices are now well in the money considering todayís prices. They wouldnít have lost a single penny if they bought a steel rolex. Itís like people were horrified a daytona was selling at 13£k and now itís even higher. Maybe the people buying it are not as senseless at it may seem.

    Ps i never bought a watch there and probably never will LOL
    I think fast forward to today and Burlington arcade is still significantly higher than you can buy elsewhere. People that bought there a few years back have got lucky with the general price increases, but they could have bought cheaper elsewhere

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    I bought my white faced Daytona from Armour Winston in the summer of 2015, it was 2 years old at the time and was full set and perfect condition. The list price of a new one, if you could ever find one then, was about £7800 to £7900 or thereabouts.
    I paid £7700 for mine and the service from James, who is one of the main chaps there, was absolutely great.
    They had an earlier Zenith Daytona in the window for £10500 ish.

    I felt at the time their prices were on par with any other place and online that had Daytonas available of a similar age.

    However , just on the other side of the arcade was a shop, maybe called vintage watches or something, they had row upon row of Rolex in the window, however their prices were sky high, I have been into the Arcade numerous times since then and that particular shop always has prices very very high.
    There are lots of threads on Forums about these shops.

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    Slightly off topic but I was in the Rolex AD yesterday , salesman was talking to a chap and said the watch he was wearing was on auction last week and finished at £27k.

    Things moved on slightly and I got chatting to the chap with the watch , it was a bog stock Kermit. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Very nice but I did chuckle at the salesmanís quoted price. I mean, thatís near double WF !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ptjoe View Post
    Slightly off topic but I was in the Rolex AD yesterday , salesman was talking to a chap and said the watch he was wearing was on auction last week and finished at £27k.

    Things moved on slightly and I got chatting to the chap with the watch , it was a bog stock Kermit. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Very nice but I did chuckle at the salesmanís quoted price. I mean, thatís near double WF !!!!

    It probably finished at £27k but had started at £27K with no bids hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normunds View Post
    ^^^ this. I think concept of buying birth year watch is appealing to a lot of people.
    I went to the vintage Omega store at the Northern end of the arcade, I asked the guy what it would cost for a Speedmaster from the year I was born. He asked me what year, I said 1969 & he laughed at me...
    Turns out it would have been a lot cheaper to have been born in 1970...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    How much was your tea at the Ritz compared to a cuppa and a bite at a greasy spoon up North?

    Theres nowt cheap abaht a cuppa a Bettyís tearoom in Harrogate, and thats oop north.

    Steve
    Is it still jacket and tie at the Ritz? I took my wife there on our first date about 30 years ago and the concierge man passed me a jacket and tie to put on with some muttering about 'not the done thing'. Haven't dared go back. I think the sandwiches were quite nice, but I also remember my 'date' thinking oh-ho, this one's a idiot, when I did the half an orange in mouth in one go trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB2 View Post
    He then said he was flying to ME with them to show a client so the shops are more about projecting the brands image than turning a profit.
    Sent from my iPhone using TZ-UK mobile app
    Pardon my ignorance/stupidity but ME?

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    middle east??? i think

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    you could always take a trip to Miltonaires to buy a reasonably priced rolex. there is a poundland and millets opposite if you want to buy a souvenir or some top quality fashions, i’m sure there is a greggs or spoons nearby if peckish

    here is a handy link:
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.38...7i13312!8i6656
    Last edited by MrSmith; 14th April 2019 at 20:29.

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