Greetings to my fellow Ball lovers. Relatively new to the forum and have thoroughly enjoyed reading and researching the forum over the past year or two. I only have a couple of Ball's in the collection but they are the pride of my collection. Currently a NEDU and 60 Seconds II in the stable. On the radar at the moment is the new Marvelight flavored in a blue dial. I love the simple classic look of the watch. I plan on making another watch purchase later this year sometime and I am simply crunching numbers and making comparisons of the watches pictured below. I love the quality and price point of the Ball Marvelight. I've never owned a Rolex and am not necessarily impressed with being lumped in with a club of Rolex owners that seem to be everywhere. I tend to enjoy the seemingly more exclusive nature of the smaller Ball market.
Now, on to the point of the post. I'm looking for comments on the long term value of Ball watches. It is my understanding that Rolex pieces tend to hold their value relatively well compared to most higher end pieces and am curious if Ball timepieces tend to do the same? I've never been one to get rid of watches or trade much so it's not so much about the money. Once the purchase is made, its made. Actually cant say I've ever traded or sold a watch. No doubt I'm going to purchase the Marvelight but would welcome comments on comparison of it to a Rolex Datejust concerning attractiveness, quality, curb appeal, and long term value. I guess I would most like to know if the price of the Rolex listed is actually a good investment compared to a Ball?? I'm positive of what the answer would be on the Rolex forum but would appreciate the opinions of the home team!
Thanks in advance for your comments!