I recently had my wife's date-just serviced and the Rolex Acquirement Syndrome (RAS) has hit me hard. A few years after we retired I sold a sub, a two-tone Datejust, and a Cellini. I bought a nice tool watch and thought that was that. FYI: Over the years I've had a Sea-Dweller (circa '88), 3 Sub's, the TT Datejust, and a Cellini. ...and, please don't judge to harshly, a Steinhart 38. Go easy on me!
After leaving the watchmaker's shop and looking at his personal Rolex collection, RAS hit me big time. I don't work or attend any formal events anymore (spend a lot of time traveling in our RV) so I'm thinking I can't go wrong with another Sub, all of my subs and SD had dates but not necessary.
If not a Sub a GMT has never been on my wrist, no Explorer, no Daytona (and I'm not going to pay the Paul Newman mark-up just 'cause). Anyway that's where I'm at and looking for your opinions (trolls WILL be ignored). My budget is $10K max. Ideally if I can snag a deal around $7.5 +/- that would be great. Retirement = fixed income.
What would you be looking at? ..and where, I had a friend that used to work at a high-end pawn shop but that contact is gone;-(.
PS: I'm not sure a Tudor would relieve the RAS.