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Regarding parting with the watch after ownership.
I had one for two years and then sold it upon its return from service. While it was away, I started window shopping, and I picked up a Rolex Exp II. I’ve missed it for the last 3 years, and am looking to pick one up again shortly. To me, on the bracelet it is a stunning watch with a beautiful mix of polished and brushed parts. Maybe it’s not as accurate as some others out there, but none of them are, and I usually am resetting time every couple of weeks no matter them mechanical watch I’m wearing. The Speedmaster Pro is the one that made me fall in love with mechanical watches.
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Omega Speedmaster Professional 3573.50
Rolex Explorer II 42 216570 Polar
Love mine... a perfect combo!
You will not regret owning one!
With that logic in mind you would assume that purchasing a Speedmaster is motivated because you actually like the watch, at least considering it loses value second hand.
Omega Speedmaster Professional / 3570.50.00
Tissot Visodate 1957 Heritage
Tissot T-Touch Expert
Tissot T-Touch Trekker
IWC Pocket watch Calibre 57
There are just as many Subs out there, and they’re not selling for well above MSRP. The Submariner is a very iconic watch that every WIS hopes to experience owning one day, yet so many of them wind up getting flipped. Any watch that comes with the kind of PR image and aura that the Speedmaster, the Sub or the Daytona possess is bound to leave some people underwhelmed.
Not for me ......
I’ve wanted a Speedmaster for ca 30 years and got mine 19 years ago (almost to the day) when we moved from The Netherlands to the Houston area, using the proceeds from the sale of my Opel Omega car (known in the US as Cadillac Catera). The Speedmaster did not disappoint and it is a watch that will always be with me. I don’t care about monetary value, depreciation or appreciation, as it will never leave me.
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Last edited by MHe225; January 21st, 2019 at 04:38.
The Daytona is getting flipped as a pure financial transaction. People snap them up at retail even if they don’t want want and sell for an easy profit. Lame, but I can’t hardly blame anyone for making a quick $8k for doing nothing. Conversely, Speedies seems to get flipped because there’s a lot of them on the market and people move on. Not sure where’s the controversy.