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    Cool Just a little reminder about value for money...

    Hi All

    I went into Amsterdam Vintage Watches to ask about a local watchmaker (let me know if you have one!), and casually asked to look at one of their vintage Rolex Explorers. It was small and light and fit me pretty well.



    "How much?," I asked

    €24,000 (!)

    I sit it down carefully and backed away.

    I get it (rare=rare), but omg, it's worth keeping in mind that some "timepieces" are not priced for their timekeeping qualities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidzet View Post
    Hi All

    I went into Amsterdam Vintage Watches to ask about a local watchmaker (let me know if you have one!), and casually asked to look at one of their vintage Rolex Explorers. It was small and light and fit me pretty well.

    "How much?," I asked

    €24,000 (!)

    I sit it down carefully and backed away.

    I get it (rare=rare), but omg, it's worth keeping in mind that some "timepieces" are not priced for their timekeeping qualities...
    Good to know, thank you.

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    Does kind of highlight how much value for money Eddie’s watches are!


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    As it concerns Rolex, it will only get worse or better, depending on which end of the stick you are holding. Rolex is going to be bigger than Jesus.

    I'll get my coat.

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    Great example - thanks for sharing 👍🙂

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    That looks like a refinished dial, the printing on mine is not as bold.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    At least relumed

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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    That looks like a refinished dial, the printing on mine is not as bold.

    Eddie
    Lolz.

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    Here's mine from 1967/68.



    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Here's mine from 1967/68.



    Eddie
    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That's rather lovely Eddie, can't beat the real mccoy.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddelvirks View Post
    That's rather lovely Eddie, can't beat the real mccoy.
    Agree - it is stunning.

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