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    GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Hi there,

    I am hunting Submariner ND for a while now. I want my name on the card - hence want to buy it from AD - which is close to impossible right now.

    Recently, I've came across Girard Peregaux Laureato 42mm (blue dial) and really like it. I understand that it is much more available than Rolex I am looking for and much cheaper.

    I understand that these two models are quite different but both of them appeal to me. As I cannot afford both of them at the moment, I would appreciate if you can share your thoughts on pros and cons of each one.

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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    The GP is High Horology and finished to standards much above the Rolex. The quality of the GP is significant. Yes its a "Me Too" mimic of the original Royal oak but so is the Nautilus(admittedly a Genta design). GP has more history than Rolex. GP is a higher end brand without the same level of marketing and supply/demand games as a company like Rolex.

    The Rolex can take more abuse and has more recognition. More of a work/tool/dive watch.

    The Laureato is more sophisticated. Would not take diving but would wear with everything else from jeans to formal.

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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Quote Originally Posted by Friday View Post
    I am hunting Submariner ND for a while now.

    Recently, I've came across Girard Peregaux Laureato 42mm (blue dial) and really like it.

    As I cannot afford both of them at the moment, I would appreciate if you can share your thoughts on pros and cons of each one.
    I own the 41mm Laureato, a LE which relaunched the line that now includes the 42mm version you have pictured, and also a Submariner Date. I'm not willing to list a whole bunch of differences, and pros and cons, but I am willing to answer specific questions if you want to ask them.

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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Rolex Submariner 114060, because, no date!

    I still would recommend the Rolex Submariner, and not just because I own one.

    The G.P. is nice and I hold it in higher regard in terms of brand (even though the 'average' person on the street would not know G.P.).

    I assume that the G.P. would not hold its value anywhere near as well as the Submariner.

    In fact, Submariners pre-owned are selling for more than brand new ones, due to the unavailability.
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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Rolex Submariner 114060, because, no date!

    I still would recommend the Rolex Submariner, and not just because I own one.

    The G.P. is nice and I hold it in higher regard in terms of brand (even though the 'average' person on the street would not know G.P.).

    I assume that the G.P. would not hold its value anywhere near as well as the Submariner.

    In fact, Submariners pre-owned are selling for more than brand new ones, due to the unavailability.
    Unless you intend to sell it (while the market is a it is nowadays), why does this influence your decision?

    If there are any typos in this post, I blame Tapatalk!

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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoM View Post
    Unless you intend to sell it (while the market is a it is nowadays), why does this influence your decision?

    If there are any typos in this post, I blame Tapatalk!
    Resale value never used to come into calculations for me (wish it did).

    I have purchased and sold dozens of Watches in the last 10 years (the majority being in the last couple of years).

    When I purchase Watches, I do INTEND to keep them, but then end up falling out of love for them and want to fund new Watches afterwards.

    It would be nice if I had not lost so much money over the years on the many Watches that I ended up selling.
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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Sounds like you really want a Sub, not a sub-stitute



    Thank you, I’ll show myself out
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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Resale value never used to come into calculations for me (wish it did).

    I have purchased and sold dozens of Watches in the last 10 years (the majority being in the last couple of years).

    When I purchase Watches, I do INTEND to keep them, but then end up falling out of love for them and want to fund new Watches afterwards.

    It would be nice if I had not lost so much money over the years on the many Watches that I ended up selling.
    Perhaps if you bough the watches that you unconditionally loved versus those which also have potentially good resale value, you'd fall out of love with fewer.

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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Quote Originally Posted by GrouchoM View Post
    Perhaps if you bough the watches that you unconditionally loved versus those which also have potentially good resale value, you'd fall out of love with fewer.
    Perhaps it's a vicious cycle...but watches arent human and don't need unconditional love. It's ok to buy and sell for enjoyment (personally have never sold a watch btw).

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    Re: GP Laureato 42mm vs Rolex Submariner (ND)

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Resale value never used to come into calculations for me (wish it did).

    I have purchased and sold dozens of Watches in the last 10 years (the majority being in the last couple of years).

    When I purchase Watches, I do INTEND to keep them, but then end up falling out of love for them and want to fund new Watches afterwards.

    It would be nice if I had not lost so much money over the years on the many Watches that I ended up selling.
    Do you think it was inevitable, or could the journey have been less costly if you planned differently with purchases?

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