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    My latest flame

    Bought one of these in 2016. Then sold it. After all these years of searching, a new 2021 watch is handed to me by a local AD. I am thrilled , incredibly excited ,and, very dangerous to say, will never part with it again.116509 .
    Happy man, poorer man, but that’s the right choice for me. Tangled up in blue.
    Btw: yes, all Daytona’s are pricey. You don’t seem able to avoid that.
    I feel a bit like a lucky child with a new toy.
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    Congratulations. Don't forget that you are richer through the experience, and subsequent realisation that this is the one for you - glass half full (or even fully full LOL).

    That is a beauty, and no point anyone reflecting on the Rolex they should have bought/kept. Best to look forward.

    Beautiful watch.

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    That is lovely, no wonder youíre absolutely delighted.
    Enjoy!

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    Lovely, a step up from the YM42 certainly. Very lucky to have been given two of those over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Lovely, a step up from the YM42 certainly. Very lucky to have been given two of those over the years.
    Thank you, but Ďgivení is a bit optimistic. I donít really know how I managed it. Usually I get no-where.

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    Fantastic watch, big congrats :-)

    I had the chance to buy one in February and as Iíd just bought two watches I passed. I wonder if Iíll look back when itís discontinued and regret it big time.

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    ĎDiscontinuedí? I donít know about that, but the numbers seem so tiny that it hardly matters. I wonder if Rolex are moving-away from designs without ceramic bezels or Oysterflex straps? The times, they are changingÖ..

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    Thatís exceptional. Gold Daytona is where the value is at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    ĎDiscontinuedí? I donít know about that, but the numbers seem so tiny that it hardly matters. I wonder if Rolex are moving-away from designs without ceramic bezels or Oysterflex straps? The times, they are changingÖ..
    Yep Iíve a feeling it will get discontinued. By that I mean they will probably tweak the model as ceramic is the way Rolex are heading. A couple of big watch dealers in the US were buying up this one and the green dial yellow Daytona before the new releases recently as they were convinced it was going to happen then. Only a matter of time Iíd say and in the weird world of watches, if it happens itís better for you - not that youíd ever sell of course :-)

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    That's lovely. Congratulations. I'm mulling over the 116508 green dial/yellow gold version but it's a lot of money to outlay. Your pics are reminding me how lovely PM Daytonas look.

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    Congratulations again, I love the heft of the solid gold daytona.

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    Excusing my ignorance, is this white gold, Peter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Excusing my ignorance, is this white gold, Peter?

    Simon
    18k white gold, smelted by Rolex (Iím told). It does look slightly different than steelÖ..just. You can generate lots of Ďwhatís the pointí , but it has a lovely weight, and you dream of the quality,

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    Very nice Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    Thank you, but Ďgivení is a bit optimistic. I donít really know how I managed it. Usually I get no-where.
    Did the YM42 sell via SC or did you chop it into the trade? I kept going back to the listing hoping for a reduction

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    Very very nice Peter! I bet it feels super special on the wrist being all gold.

    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly soĒ. HHGTTG


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    I always feel the pics of this watch don't do it justice.
    Was offered one back in November and tried it on and it's a special watch with a fair heft to it.
    I held out to get the oysterflex model but the blue dial on this is lovely.
    I'm sure someone was selling one of these in SC a few months ago at a very good price.

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    thatís one of the nicest daytonaís with the stunning blue dial, anyone who knows their stuff will know thatís white gold because of the dial, also love the heft of the gold over the lighter steel pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Did the YM42 sell via SC or did you chop it into the trade? I kept going back to the listing hoping for a reduction
    I sold it through SC, which really pleased me because I like local watches to stay with TZ people. I think nearly every watch I owned, over many years, stayed on SC.
    The exception was a white gold (!) DayDate which I sold to a northern dealer. At the time, DayDates were not so popular on the forum, although I think they are these days.

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    Ooh, thatís a keeper. Nothing Iíd change about that piece. Lovely.

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    Very good. Donít make the same mistake again.

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    Very nice with some stickers still on the end links.

    Be nice to see how that dial pops in the sun?

    Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Yep Iíve a feeling it will get discontinued. By that I mean they will probably tweak the model as ceramic is the way Rolex are heading. A couple of big watch dealers in the US were buying up this one and the green dial yellow Daytona before the new releases recently as they were convinced it was going to happen then. Only a matter of time Iíd say and in the weird world of watches, if it happens itís better for you - not that youíd ever sell of course :-)

    This.

    Will happen in the next 2-3 years with the move to ceramic for the Daytona PM models. My old Everose Daytona (on bracelet) was an instant scratch magnet, especially the Everose bezel.

    Great dial on this WG piece.

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    Thatís v nice, a definite keeper.


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    rarely seeing anyone wearing a daytona these days not just because of its price but I believe mostly are kept in safe for appreciation.

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    Lovely colour dial

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    Love that Peter, big congratulations mate, and glad to see Iím not the only one thatís ďdone their wotsitsĒ when buying the same PM piece twice!!

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    Congratulations - that looks very special indeed.

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    Congratulations. I recall seeing your first one on the Friday thread and I thought it looked fabulous. I was taken aback when you sold it, well done on finding another.


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    Thatís very special! Considering what the ceramic steel ones are going for in the grey market this model seems like a steal (excuse the pun!) !

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    I paid retail, thatís the cost. But itís true, I think,in the general market, that the gold models look better priced. And, to my taste, they appear better, look better and feel betterÖ.anyone who gets the chance to make a real comparison will know for themselves. As for ĎceramicíÖ.do you prefer a fairly cheap synthetic material, hard and shiny, or a solid 18k gold bezel? Always choices.
    My guess is that, in the long term, ceramic will become less popular. But itís always a guess.

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    Congrats both as a fellow owner and having read your countless posts wishing you hadnít sold the first one!

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    Likewise congratulations as a fellow owner too. Picked mine up on Tuesday last week and the dial in different light is fabulous to behold. Some of my favourite shots...









    Last edited by JC180; 27th June 2021 at 01:05.

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    Congratulations, you’ve discovered the sheer fun of examining this extraordinary dial, especially in sunshine. It seems UK ADs have been allocated one model each. So if anyone fancies one, now could be the right time.
    The model run began in 2016. Don’t know if 2021 is the end of the series. That would be five years.
    In a strange way, you could see this model as a ‘summer’ watch, which really comes to life in sunshine. Not so good on dark, wintery, days. It seeks the light.
    Last edited by paskinner; 27th June 2021 at 05:11.

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    Blimey, great pics of stunning watches

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC180 View Post
    Likewise congratulations as a fellow owner too. Picked mine up on Tuesday last week and the dial in different light is fabulous to behold. Some of my favourite shots...









    Congrats
    The second photo is sublime.


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    Thanks Dan, and you're not even a Daytona man!

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    Oh wow, thatís looks amazing in blue. Congrats.

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    Wrong thread sorry!
    Last edited by Craig; 29th June 2021 at 12:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    It seems UK ADs have been allocated one model each. So if anyone fancies one, now could be the right time.

    Source for that statement on the release of c.40-50 new WG Daytona's released as a batch into the Rolex AD network please Peter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    Source for that statement on the release of c.40-50 new WG Daytona's released as a batch into the Rolex AD network please Peter?
    Itís hardly inconceivable. They will be built in batches so will go out the door at the same time for delivery to dealer network.

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