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    Been offered an unpolished 2011 full set with original purchase receipt from original owner for £16.5k. What you guys think?











    Can’t see me getting one from the AD I’m on list for anytime soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Watches are no different that any other product such as houses, pens, cameras etc etc. They all are nice to use and we enjoy possessing them but they do have a value.

    It is perfectly normal for a seller to want a high price and for a buyer to want a low price. The answer is either to negotiate or walk away if you don't like it.

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    I came here in 2014 and everyone was at each others throats then, so did the good old days every really exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    Been offered an unpolished 2011 full set with original purchase receipt from original owner for £16.5k. What you guys think?

    Can’t see me getting one from the AD I’m on list for anytime soon
    Well obviously it’s not the ceramic bezel model but I don’t think that looks as good as the original.

    Are you planning to buy to wear and enjoy or as an investment?

    Personally I’m not interested in paying current market prices but if you plan to wear and enjoy and you have the money then why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    “I sold over £1m of Rolex, I had to ask permission to get one”, struggled to respond to me asking how when they never have any stock.
    £1m of Rolexes? What’s that, 100 watches? Big deal. In the current market that takes approximately no effort whatsoever - as indicated by his attitude towards you.
    Last edited by David_D; 8th July 2021 at 21:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    There are not many Musk's, Bazos', Zuckerberg's or Gates' around here.
    I thought the same about the wealth where I am but, having been to one of the AD open evenings, I was staggered at the number of apparently seriously wealthy individuals and I’m not sure too many were doctors or architects. I think the main money is small businesses and property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Well obviously it’s not the ceramic bezel model but I don’t think that looks as good as the original.

    Are you planning to buy to wear and enjoy or as an investment?

    Personally I’m not interested in paying current market prices but if you plan to wear and enjoy and you have the money then why not?
    Would wear occasionally. Like the fact it’s the older one too

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    I take a simple approach. Wear and enjoy the watch. That’s the bit that matters. Making money seems drab and tedious. Have fun, get enjoyment, if it gets marked, so what. If owning watches isn’t fun, find a better hobby. Like supporting England…….

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    Would wear occasionally. Like the fact it’s the older one too

    Nearly £10,000 more here so looks like a bargain in the current market.

    https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/pre...520-61812.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Nearly £10,000 more here so looks like a bargain in the current market.

    https://www.chisholmhunter.co.uk/pre...520-61812.html
    Blimey. Seeing it in the flesh tomorrow

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    Rather than start another Rolex thread I've a friend who's looking for a 116518LN

    Yellow gold on an oysterflex.

    He doesn't mind paying a small premium, any suggestions of where's best to look?

    Mappin & Webb are giving him the run around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Ever thought of trying an original retort.

    If you don't like the current situation on prices, don't buy, it's as simple as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acg View Post
    Rather than start another Rolex thread I've a friend who's looking for a 116518LN

    Yellow gold on an oysterflex.

    He doesn't mind paying a small premium, any suggestions of where's best to look?

    Mappin & Webb are giving him the run around.
    Dealers appear to be asking for a £10,000+ premium but not sure what your friend’s definition of “small” is.

    What do you mean about M&W? Unless he’s shovelling money at them for other stuff, he’s not likely to get first dibs on a watch he could reportedly immediately sell at a £10,000 profit.

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    I thought Rolex dealers, authorised ones, are not allowed to accept ‘a small premium’. Its retail price only, although you can get lucky and get a small discount (not premium). I paid straight, standard, retail, no arquing or quibbling. I just took what I was offered, and ‘thank you’. Strange retail days.
    Btw: i do think the Oysterflex is a bit of a killer. Will balance very well with a great big chunk of gold.
    And ought to be far cheaper (rubber v solid gold)
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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    although you can get lucky and get a small discount
    Not recently, surely??

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    Sorry I meant a premium from a grey or similar.

    Any recommendations on that front?

    His family has decent history with the company and I was under the impression that gold ones are easier to get but then I know very little about Rolex and he’s been told a year or more

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    I use the date function on a watch. This rules the Daytona out, plus it wears small on my wrist. The prices are absurd.

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    If I was in the market for one of these I’d be going two-tone

    Much better value and easier to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Not recently, surely??

    Not going to happen with any PM Daytona on oysterflex……not a chance David.

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    I’ve noticed that WF haven’t had any 116520s listed for a while, are they holding then relisting to take a jump in price?

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    But lots of things in this world are too pricey. So we don’t have to buy them, any of them. I don’t really understand the point, no-one is forced to buy a Daytona. It’s just a little watch. Or how about a big house or a Rolls or diamonds, or……..anything at all. Maybe a yacht? Or a giant jet? On and on.

    There is no ‘force’ for most of us, perfectly happy with our normal lives.no one, ever, needs a watch. You all know that……

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    But lots of things in this world are too pricey. So we don’t have to buy them, any of them. I don’t really understand the point, no-one is forced to buy a Daytona. It’s just a little watch. Or how about a big house or a Rolls or diamonds, or……..anything at all. Maybe a yacht? Or a giant jet? On and on.

    There is no ‘force’ for most of us, perfectly happy with our normal lives.no one, ever, needs a watch. You all know that……
    Spot on and 100% correct

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    I’ve heard a rumour that Rolex are looking to pull the stainless steel Daytona in the near future. I wonder what that would do to the current values…


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsammyp View Post
    I’ve heard a rumour that Rolex are looking to pull the stainless steel Daytona in the near future
    Fortune cookie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsammyp View Post
    I’ve heard a rumour that Rolex are looking to pull the stainless steel Daytona in the near future. I wonder what that would do to the current values…


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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Fortune cookie?
    …or somebody senior within WoS Group


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsammyp View Post
    …or somebody senior within WoS Group
    Lol.

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    I certainly don’t think the steel Daytona is worth 29k- but obviously some folk do
    Last edited by farmkid; 12th July 2021 at 23:36.

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsammyp View Post
    I’ve heard a rumour that Rolex are looking to pull the stainless steel Daytona in the near future. I wonder what that would do to the current values…


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    Yes, we can all see that happening as it's clearly not doing anything for Rolex as a brand.

    Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    I’ve noticed that WF haven’t had any 116520s listed for a while, are they holding then relisting to take a jump in price?
    I noticed this too, I was looking at them a few months ago there was around 8/9 black ones and no white dials. But they haven’t had any in for a while now which is strange


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsammyp View Post
    I’ve heard a rumour that Rolex are looking to pull the stainless steel Daytona in the near future. I wonder what that would do to the current values…
    Just goes to show, never sell a Rolex (certainly not a SS sports model) - well, not until just before the bubble bursts (in the never-never).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    I’ve noticed that WF haven’t had any 116520s listed for a while, are they holding then relisting to take a jump in price?
    ??????

    Currently have 2 in stock plus a decent spread of others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    ??????

    Currently have 2 in stock plus a decent spread of others.
    I think you're looking at the ceramic 116500 (of which I can see 4), whereas Loupe is talking about the 116520 (of which I can see 1).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    ??????

    Currently have 2 in stock plus a decent spread of others.
    I only see 1 in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by klunk View Post
    I only see 1 in stock
    https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/search?q=daytona
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    I think the discussion is specifically around 116520s - there is only one in stock.

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    Seems the two tones are now fetching a premium as well !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    ??????

    Currently have 2 in stock plus a decent spread of others.
    116520.
    When I posted over a week ago there were none in stock, now there’s only one and I’m pretty sure it’s increased in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaurav_tzuk View Post
    Seems the two tones are now fetching a premium as well !

    Years ago a pal of mine ox’s his white faced steel Daytona for a TT model, he convinced himself he got the better end of the deal 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaurav_tzuk View Post
    Seems the two tones are now fetching a premium as well !
    I think not.

    Take a look at this.

    https://www.watchcollecting.com/?ref...5D=sold&page=1

    SS Daytona 3rd line down went for £23,500.

    TT Daytona 8th line down went for £10,250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    I think not.

    Take a look at this.

    https://www.watchcollecting.com/?ref...5D=sold&page=1

    SS Daytona 3rd line down went for £23,500.

    TT Daytona 8th line down went for £10,250.
    £23.5k seems relatively cheap when you consider dealer prices.

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    £23.5k seems a safe bet for one of those.

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    Don’t forget the buyer premium 6%. Takes it to 25k. If I read that part correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    TT Daytona 8th line down went for £10,250.
    List is £14,000 so that’s surprising - to say the least.

    WF offerings all comfortably over list.

    Platinum one for £125,000!!

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    IMO its way too much. I've stomached paying a small premium for a couple of watches in the past but have just considered that impatience tax and told myself a price increase or two would cover it. 20k over list is a hell of a lot of price increases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    I think not.

    Take a look at this.

    https://www.watchcollecting.com/?ref...5D=sold&page=1

    SS Daytona 3rd line down went for £23,500.

    TT Daytona 8th line down went for £10,250.
    Oh don’t be so silly. You know that the post you quoted was referring to the current model, not a 20 year old watch that looks like a tank has driven over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    I think the discussion is specifically around 116520s - there is only one in stock.

    Watchfinder don’t list all their stock if they have multiples of any model in their inventory…..sell a few, add few on hold to replace the sold ones. Etc.

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    The local AD in my town said the demand for the platinum Daytona is crazy. Even at a list of around £60k I think.
    He gets one a year
    Last edited by lenlec; 14th July 2021 at 22:37.

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    Just a couple of weeks ago I bought a gold Daytona, new at standard list direct from a Rolex dealer. Not that I care about any of this, because I will never sell. I don’t care about the money, not in the slightest, . I bought the watch because i wanted one so pretty to my tastes. It’s for me, just me. Never for money.









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    Last edited by paskinner; 14th July 2021 at 22:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenlec View Post
    The local AD in my town said the demand for the platinum Daytona is crazy. Even at a list of around £60 I think.
    He gets one a year

    At £60 for a Platonia put me down for 3 my good man…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    At £60 for a Platonia put me down for 3 my good man…
    Haha. Well spotted mate

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