Hi everyone. I hope I don't rile anyone's sensibilities by not hunting existing threads for this information but my questions are simple and hopefully this forum is as friendly as some of the others I frequent.
I was picking up a restoration from my watchmaker today (1948 Omega "bumper") when my eye spied something new and intriguing in his display case. An enticing orange Sub 750T Professional.
I have always been intrigued by these watches and my Seiko orange Ti Samurai has been my only fix of orange to date. I tried the 750T on my wrist and I was hooked. I have to get one. I have never seen a picture of this watch that did it justice. It is the first diver whose case design could give my 1983 Seiko 6309-7049 a run for the money on sheer chunky delight (if you detect a theme here - yes I am a big Seiko fan).
Now as for my actual questions...
1) He had it tagged at $1700 but offered it to me at $1500. I have no idea what the market is for these new retail. Is this in the ball park or are there larger discounts out there to be had?
2) A little quick research reveals that these are a 5000 piece limited edition reissue (which of course you the reader doubtlessly know). Are these becoming a rarity new yet? Is there a large used market (no I have not looked at the sales forum)?
Thanks for any help and kind words.