Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

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    Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    The first is a 1989-'90 "L" Series Rolex AirKing. It comes with papers, but no box.

    The second is a 1986 18k/SS Tudor Oyster Prince Date-Day with a black dial.

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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    As always, beautiful--well done!!

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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougcee View Post
    As always, beautiful--well done!!
    Now I will have something to pass down, that will retain its value or appreciate in value. I was in a mood last night for a Tudor and I decided to bid on this one. I didn't think I would win as my bid was only $10 above the max ninety minutes before the end time. The Rolex was another impulse buy. I love the classic styling of the AirKing. I think it's one of Rolex's most under appreciated lines.
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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    agree about the AirKing. A generally underrated model.

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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    Congrats on your two vintages~Cheers!

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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    I understand there is a wide range of tastes in collecting. I am sure there is much of interest in the Tudor and Rolex lines. And I am sure they will do a good job of holding their value against others. But vintage in general is also an area where the individual pieces do a good job of holding their value.

    There is an uplift for Rolex and Tudor and some people will pay it and that makes them worth it.

    Unfortunately I'd probably have to sell watches to buy one of them. So I can't.

    The Tudor is beautiful... as one would expect from this style by Tudor.

    The only thing I know about AirKings is one of the US presidential candidates in the last election wore one. So you should post a pic... if not here, at least tell us where.
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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    I understand there is a wide range of tastes in collecting. I am sure there is much of interest in the Tudor and Rolex lines. And I am sure they will do a good job of holding their value against others. But vintage in general is also an area where the individual pieces do a good job of holding their value.

    There is an uplift for Rolex and Tudor and some people will pay it and that makes them worth it.

    Unfortunately I'd probably have to sell watches to buy one of them. So I can't.

    The Tudor is beautiful... as one would expect from this style by Tudor.

    The only thing I know about AirKings is one of the US presidential candidates in the last election wore one. So you should post a pic... if not here, at least tell us where.
    Here is a picture of the AirKing. It's a simple no date Rolex. It reminds me of my Explorer.

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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beau8 View Post
    Congrats on your two vintages~Cheers!
    Thank you as always sir.
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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    Quote Originally Posted by LouS View Post
    agree about the AirKing. A generally underrated model.
    Eventually I will move on to the Zenith's. I am thinking about picking up a Sporto to start out.
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    Re: Two Incoming, Not Vintage, but Classics.

    Congratulations man, two really sweet watches. Especially like the Air-King, typifies all that used to be good in a Rolex.
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    A few of this and some of the other ...


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