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by JBZ
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zenith Defy Skyline
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Zenith Defy Skyline

Clearly derivative of the modern Royal Oak, but I think it looks great and it's a good size (I might prefer a little smaller - like 39mm). I also love the Vacheron style quick change strap system. The only thing I'm not fond of is the 10th of a second counter. I just don't see the point of that on a...
by JBZ
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: If you had to pare down your collection to 2 watches.......
Replies: 91
Views: 6814

Re: If you had to pare down your collection to 2 watches.......

Of watches I might be able to afford? Two 16570's. One white and one black. At least that's the way I've been feeling lately. If money were no object? Not sure. Almost three years later and this is still where I'm at, and I even managed to actually do it. I still get restless from time to time, but...
by JBZ
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Couldn’t resist…
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Couldn’t resist…

Neat. Matt Hranek is the guy who wrote A Man and His Watch. I think a lot of the puzzle pictures (maybe all of them?) come from the book.
by JBZ
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Omega Forum
Topic: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold

Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Even the SS 321 speedy is priced at $14,000. Rolex isn't the paragon of reasonable prices, but their white gold Daytona has an MSRP of $45,000, and it has an outstanding modern movement. I’d pick the daytona if I were spending my own money, but I think this Speedmaster...
by JBZ
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Omega Forum
Topic: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Omega’s Speedmaster Calibre 321 Canopus Gold

Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Even the SS 321 speedy is priced at $14,000.

Rolex isn't the paragon of reasonable prices, but their white gold Daytona has an MSRP of $45,000, and it has an outstanding modern movement.
by JBZ
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

^^^The Nautilus madness has driven up the prices on Aquanauts, too. The MSRP on the basic, SS, three hand Aquanaut is just over $21,000. Grey market list prices are $50,000 - $70,000 depending on age and condition (when you can even find them). Personally, I prefer the Aqua to the Nautilus. Seen bot...
by JBZ
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2022 Wristwatch Resolutions
Replies: 28
Views: 835

Re: 2022 Wristwatch Resolutions

matt.wu wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:25 am
I might wear an Apple Watch all year…
Even if the tech on your version is obsolete by March?
by JBZ
Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2022 Wristwatch Resolutions
Replies: 28
Views: 835

Re: 2022 Wristwatch Resolutions

All I really want anyway is a 15400 but just way out bounds price-wise right now. Interesting article about 15400 pricing. https://www.watchcollectinglifestyle.com/home/audemars-piguet-royal-oaks-hit-an-all-time-high-and-why-i-decided-to-take-the-plunge-with-a-nos-from-the-grey-market $80k?! Maybe ...
by JBZ
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

I have to laugh when you guys fawn over Rolex... by doing things 'in-house' they've obviously cut their costs to a minimum, This is ridiculous. Sure, they cut out double marginalization but you can't seriously think that it's more cost effective to operate a foundry than it is to outsource that fun...
by JBZ
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

I have to laugh when you guys fawn over Rolex... by doing things 'in-house' they've obviously cut their costs to a minimum, yet they continue to sell exclusivity and rarity, neither of which they really deliver... and their timekeeping is by no means any better than an ETA or Miyota... and when you...
by JBZ
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

I 100% agree with Jacob. You really have to do the inflation math before comparing prices, and then look at how they are made. I personally prefer 100x the styling of most five digits VS today’s Rolex offerings, but in terms of build quality my wife’s 114200 is way better compared to my 14060m, 165...
by JBZ
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

None of these modern Rolex watches seem to have actual, intrinsic value anywhere near MSRP. You can say that about all modern luxury watches, but it’s a hard pill to swallow when you consider what the MSRPs were just a few years ago. The fact that a Sub is now $10K just boggles my mind. Of course i...
by JBZ
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

None of these modern Rolex watches seem to have actual, intrinsic value anywhere near MSRP. You can say that about all modern luxury watches, but it’s a hard pill to swallow when you consider what the MSRPs were just a few years ago. The fact that a Sub is now $10K just boggles my mind. Of course i...
by JBZ
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2021 ins & outs
Replies: 23
Views: 993

Re: 2021 ins & outs

Not too much activity this year. The big acquisition was the Explorer II Polar to go with my black dial version. http://i.imgur.com/b4gxyAu.jpg I also received a Timex Q as a Xmas gift (no pic). Out to fund the polar was this 14270. http://i.imgur.com/yNmB3XE.jpg In and then gifted to my son for his...
by JBZ
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: So, Any Watch Related Gifts This Year?
Replies: 26
Views: 765

Re: So, Any Watch Related Gifts This Year?

I haven't taken a pic, but the fam got me the Q Timex reissue with the pepsi bezel. It's a fun quartz watch. Bracelet was easy to adjust and I love that I can change the battery myself when the time comes.
by JBZ
Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

Unless/until the Rolex/AP/PP supply chain loosens up and ADs and boutiques have stock to sell, I don't see the gray market prices on the new pieces going down at all. What blows me away when it comes to Rolex are the prices on all of the five digit models (and even some older six digit models). Giv...
by JBZ
Wed Dec 22, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: SBGE257
Replies: 19
Views: 840

Re: SBGE257

Looks very nice - congrats.
by JBZ
Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Volumenzeit Watches with 3D dials
Replies: 50
Views: 1258

Re: Volumenzeit Watches with 3D dials

hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:53 am
Does anyone else feel like TBWalkerJr came back?
I try to take everyone at their word, but the more I read this latest round of posts, the more I think you're right.
by JBZ
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

I read something that suggested the VC Overseas has started to increase in value as people look to brands other than Rolex, PP, and AP for their luxury watch fix. But if the Overseas hasn't yet seen the price increases of the Royal Oak and can actually be purchased from an AD by mere mortals, I'd s...
by JBZ
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

Unless/until the Rolex/AP/PP supply chain loosens up and ADs and boutiques have stock to sell, I don't see the gray market prices on the new pieces going down at all. One of China's largest real-estate development firms is going through a slow motion self destruction that could trigger a worldwide ...
by JBZ
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

Unless/until the Rolex/AP/PP supply chain loosens up and ADs and boutiques have stock to sell, I don't see the gray market prices on the new pieces going down at all. What blows me away when it comes to Rolex are the prices on all of the five digit models (and even some older six digit models). Giv...
by JBZ
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: State of the Market
Replies: 67
Views: 3048

Re: State of the Market

Unless/until the Rolex/AP/PP supply chain loosens up and ADs and boutiques have stock to sell, I don't see the gray market prices on the new pieces going down at all. What blows me away when it comes to Rolex are the prices on all of the five digit models (and even some older six digit models). Give...
by JBZ
Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 1239
Views: 158365

Re: New Seiko Thread

If you're going to charge $4K plus for a watch, I think you need to do better than claim +10 to -15 seconds accuracy (regardless of how the movement performs in real life). That's Tudor or (pre-owned) Omega co-axial price territory. The movement should perform accordingly.
by JBZ
Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Vintage Forum
Topic: Vintage Tudor Rose Info Please…Updated
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Vintage Tudor Rose Info Please…Updated

That's cool Dave - glad you figured it out. I wonder, is the crown original to the watch? A lot of the vintage Tudors I see have Rolex signed crowns, but this one may be too old for that, or just an exception. At any rate, it would be a fun little watch to wear. The movements in vintage Tudor and R...
by JBZ
Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Volumenzeit Watches with 3D dials
Replies: 50
Views: 1258

Re: Volumenzeit Watches with 3D dials

What do you think about it? Like it? Could you imagine yourself wearing such watch? :shifty: No. Double no. This is also good to know for me, a nice analysis of the market how people like it and how many, I need to know both sides. Therefore thank you =) I'm not into your watches, but you show a lo...