Hi guys, I'm about to pull the trigger for either an AP 15400/ 15500 or the chronographs (26331 or the new 26315) but I am also thinking about the time when I need to sell these watches subsequently to fund other watches.
Based on my research so far, the chronographs seem to lose value by about $1-2k once they leave the boutiques, but the 15400 seems to sell at a premium online or in the grey market. When I spoke to my local AD, they mentioned that the chronographs are sold out for the year and will need me to be put on a wait list to get it. They also mentioned that I'll be able to get my hands on the 15400 or 15500 if I place a 50% deposit and it'll be available in 1-2 months.
Are there any reasons for it? It would seem like it's easier to get the 15400 (or 15500) than the chronographs, so why isn't there a premium for the chronographs but instead there are premiums on the easier to get model? My economics training doesn't seem to be able to understand this phenomenon (maybe I didn't study hard enough in college. hahah!)
Any views or comments will be appreciated. I'm losing sleep over this logic =(
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