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Post your ridiculously priced Rolex finds

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:16 pm

I’ll start this off - explorer II - $9000

Yes, it’s a V serial and yes it has the 3186, but faaak that’s nuts.

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Post by SoCal C4S » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:23 pm

Well, it is on WUS, so....

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:24 pm

Amen. Completely crazy.

I’d love a no-date Sub, either new or old, but the prices keep me away. I know they will only get worse, but a $7500-9500 Sub doesn’t make sense when an equivalent Omega is sub-$4k.


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Post by Chocodove » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:33 pm

Every time I look at prices for a 114060 it makes me feel better about what at the time seemed like an astronomical price for me to spend for a watch.

On the flip side, I can’t believe I sold my previous three(!) 114060’s for what I did :).

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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 pm

I had an explorer II with the 3186 - sold it to Doctor Wu a few years ago... Not nearly as nice as the one above, but MUCH cheaper. Great watch

Yeah Rolex sports models are nuts right now..
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Post by SoCal C4S » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:43 pm

The prices are making me want to wait a year or so and then sell my James Cameron.

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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:16 am

I sold my polar 3186 and made a little but no where near 9k. I was thinking about selling my 14060M but would never afford another the way it’s going.

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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:19 am

Also, I’ve watching CHNR prices that are going up weekly if not daily

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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:21 am

Also - a sure sign if the Apocalypse that I can but an A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up & Down in either White Gold or Platinum for LESS than a SS Rolex BLNR

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Post by SoCal C4S » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:37 am

No one but Rolex saw this bubble coming.

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Post by JBZ » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:17 am

It's all crazy. With the Explorer II's finally creeping up, it's pretty hard to find any sort of deal on a Rolex sports model now. You can still do okay with a 36mm explorer, but even those have crested $5k unless you settle for a beat up or no bracelet example.

The best deal in Rolex right now is probably a vintage 36mm datejust or something of the 34mm variety, but those aren't as appealing to most.
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Post by SoCal C4S » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 am

If I buy another Rolex anytime soon, I’ll sell or trade my James Cameron toward it. The only piece I like is the SD43, but I really don’t like the cyclops, so I’ll probably just hold this until they creep over $15k, then I’ll sell.

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Post by TSD » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 am

SoCal C4S wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:29 am
The only piece I like is the SD43, but I really don’t like the cyclops
I hate the cyclops, but wear my 43 almost daily and luv it.

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TSD wrote:
SoCal C4S wrote:
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The only piece I like is the SD43, but I really don’t like the cyclops
I hate the cyclops, but wear my 43 almost daily and luv it.
I daily my JC (James Cameron- not writing that out again after this post lol), and the new to me PO o picked up from Hoppy. Pretty happy with those, and my Ares from Matt is my weekend/evening “everything” watch.

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Post by goaliechris » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:55 am

SoCal C4S wrote:The prices are making me want to wait a year or so and then sell my James Cameron.
This is exactly my strategy as well. Target is a Red Sub - those prices are batshit crazy right now. I’ll wait.


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Post by SoCal C4S » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:30 pm

I’ve seen some older Red Subs that I like, but they’re > $20k, and that’s bananas, in my opinion. Once the JC crests the $15k mark, ill sell mine, and just enjoy daily wearing my PO.

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Post by PGERRITY » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:46 pm

I just sold my black dial SubC for $10k cash after wearing it for a year. Thinking back to when I bought my hulk and Batman for $6600 each new from the AD in 2014... it’s insanity now.


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Post by john wilson » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:27 pm

At the moment all are over priced. :fro:
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Post by 93 Turbo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 am

Fark, $9K US, this model was the 1st Rolex I bought myself back in 2009 had the 3186 mvt. Exchanged this for a Pam with a dealer. I just wasn't wearing this watch. Zero regrets as I now have the 216570.

If you think the prices are crazy in the US, convert this to the Aus $ and weep. ATM I'd be paying over $20K for a JC.

Fortunately I bought most of my Rolex watches when the my AUS $ was parity with the US$.
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Post by mfxr » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:00 am

93 Turbo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 am

Fortunately I bought most of my Rolex watches when the my AUS $ was parity with the US$.
^Same Jules, the price jacking plus the Aus dollar situation makes these eyewatering now.
I feel lucky I have a Sub and GMT, but I could pretty much never buy again. I saw a 16710 for $21k AUD on an Aus watch forum today!

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Post by 93 Turbo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:08 pm

mfxr wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:00 am
93 Turbo wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 am

Fortunately I bought most of my Rolex watches when the my AUS $ was parity with the US$.
^Same Jules, the price jacking plus the Aus dollar situation makes these eyewatering now.
I feel lucky I have a Sub and GMT, but I could pretty much never buy again. I saw a 16710 for $21k AUD on an Aus watch forum today!
Wow $21K for a GMT II, I swapped mine for a PAM 423 some time back. Again no regrets as I simply wasn't wearing the watch, the 423 is close to my daily wear. Again I'm really happy with my 216570 Polar, I find 40mm a little small for me, 42mm + I prefer. Still got my sight set on a JC, it's a time thing ATM, considering we've just started our renovations, watches have taken a back seat, just need to work out how I can include a $20K watch purchase in the home renovations, perhaps a very expensive small wall clock...
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Post by Axelay2003 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:30 am

The way Rolex is headed, I’ll be more than happy with a Grand Seiko.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:46 am

Axelay2003 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:30 am
The way Rolex is headed, I’ll be more than happy with a Grand Seiko.
They way grand Seiko is headed you better get one quick - they seem to think they’re Rolex.

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