I want to purchase a brand new Rolex Deepsea.
I went to the local Rolex dealer (he has had an established business for 40+ years) and took a look at the watch. The owner of the store was very helpful and answered any questions I had.
When I asked for the price, he quoted $12,050 and said that this was what all authorized Rolex dealers would charge me for the watch.
He also said that while I might be able to find a new Deepsea for less at an private jeweler or high end watch dealer, it would not be 100% certain that it wasn't a fake, etc. He also stated that the watch was selling for 10k and change several months ago and that Rolex came out with an unexpected price increase around June of this year. Some of my web research seems to validate this statement.
This dealer says that Rolex guarantees the movement for two years and that his store throws on an additional two years on top of that for a total of 4 years warranty on the movement.
I need some advice from the experts here.
Does a buyer have any negotiating power when buying this watch from an authorized Rolex dealer or will I hear the same story from every dealer I visit?
What are your thoughts on this watch increasing in value over time, as I believe many, if not most Rolex's do.
Thanks in advance for any advice and perspective you might share with me. This is obviously a major purchase and I want to ensure I am making it armed with the best advice and information available!