In order I have obtained
> Seiko Chronograph SNA013P The Great Blue l Chopard Mille Miglia GTXL Rosso Corsa l Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Monte Carlo
Seiko 5 SNXF01K1 Silver Fox l Seiko 5 - SNKP21J1 Middle East Edition l Longines Heritage 180th Anniversary Chrono
Omega - Speedmaster Pro Project Alaska l G-Shock - G-9000MX-8 Mudman l Seiko Prospex SRPB51J1 Samurai
Grand Seiko SBGJ227 Peacock l G-Shock GMWB5000GD-9
My Reviews: Eulit Perlon Strap / Tudor Rubber Strap - Vanguard
Some interesting reading
"Investment" can mean alot to many. It has become the buzzword on the forums but you need to define the expectations of what the word "investment" means. If you buy a higher end Omega on the preowned market, you probably will never get hurt if you need to flip it in a few years. Buying at MSRP will change things a lot if a immediate change of heart and you want out. Fortunately its easy to negotiate way below msrp on a new Omega time piece. This is where the real "investment" lies with owning a new outstanding timepiece that will feel and perform like its worth twice what you paid. (This is the "investment" that is never spoken of in the last few years.)
Watches are a luxury/lifestyle purchase so anything beyond that only matters if you want to sell them. IMO, the newbies are focusing all on the later part of the above statement and not enough on the first part. Buy what you love and you wont have to worry about a selling strategy.
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I don't look watches as an investments, but… sometimes you get lucky. I bought Speedmaster Apollo XV 35th Limited edition maybe 5 years ago for 3500€. Sold it 1 month ago (didn't get much wrist time and dial was really hard to read with my old eyes) to finance my incoming Rolex Datejust 41. Asked 7000€ and sold it for 6500€.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 126.96.36.199.03.001 "Skyfall" - Rolex GMT master II BLNR
Omega Speedmaster apollo XV 3366.51.00 - Omega Speedmaster Professional 3594.50 1957 Reissue
Seiko "Spork" SPR043K1, Certina Bristol 230, Certina Bristol 290
Tissot Stylist 18K,Fortis Marinemaster, 50´s, and few vintage Omegas
There are some enthusiasts who collection and invest.
I know of one financier who buys Rolex, likes them and researches which models are in demand. He took a look at my Omega and dismissed it as a poor financial decision.
I tend to buy with the heart passing up a Rolex twice now, for watches I loved more. If I went with my head (Rolex), I'd have made a substantial profit if sold today. But I don't regret my decision.
As long as I can get the vast bulk of my cash back if I ever was forced to sell, I'm contempt with buying what I love.
Not sure any watch is a good investment. In days past perhaps Rolex but at their current high-watermark prices I’m not sure. Also I believe interest in mechanical watches will eventually decline in this generation of tech (yes they survived quartz and the Apple watch but I’m not sure how many more hits mechanicals can take). In Omega I’d guess a limited edition Speedy would probably hold value best. Others here know far more than I.
Mechanical watches are forever timepieces, designed by craftsmen. They are a luxury item.
A smart watch is designed to last some years until it's obsolete. As mechanical watches, some can be made of precious metals with exquisite design, but it will still only last as long as the software is compatible.
That's why mechanical watches will remain desirable, just like a ring and other jewellery.
Oh I agree they can last forever...but interest in them will likely decline and take resale value with it. Right now interest is buoyed by an excellent economy and at least 2 generations that enjoy watches.
PO 2500: I think they're all holding value or appreciating slightly, the LM LE even moreso
Speedie Reduced: I have personal experience with a 3510.50 but they all seem to be rocketing up in value over the last few years.
Speedie Pro: May not appreciate much but they seem to hold value like nobody's business
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In the collection:
β SuperOcean Héritage A1732124
Ω Seamaster Planet Ocean 2201.50
Seiko Day-Date 7N43-8A39 (inherited)
Guess WaterPro Chronograph 42mm (whole lot of history)
In the garage:
Carrera 3.2 Targa (toy)
F10 5-Series (daily)
Audi Q3 (hers)
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