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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by idrinkbeer, Aug 22, 2015.
That's great your grandad could model it for you whilst you took the picture
It’ll never be an investment watch but I liked it all the same
Indeed! Until sometime in the 90's (I think) the Daytonas actually had Zenith El Primero movements inside them. Rolex took them "in-house" at that point. The Old ones are collectors items.
I have two Daytona’s, but not anywhere near the value of this!
Younger son bought me this boxed 2001 Monaco around four years ago from a dealer in London - at the time I wanted one, but now I think it looks a bit dated.
Ron,,It's a stand out from the crowd watch.!
And a classic
Sorry to say I don’t agree with you there, far from being dated I’d say it’s within the top five most timeless designs (no pun intended).
my identical 2000 model could be for sale...
get it advertised on the Forum - tons of rich dink'ies on here (double income no kids)
3 of my Growing Omega collection
Three Omegas by Rick Midgley, on Flickr
Are one and two in some kind of mating ritual.
my latest acquisition
What a beautiful watch.
It has something of the "A. Lange & Söhne" about it.
I had a pre-ceramic Daytona (steel with white dial) and I found it a bit delicate for when I’m ham fistedly spannering my bikes, so I sold it.
I ussd to buy and sell watches when the pound was strong against the dollar in the noughties and it meant I could import stuff from the States and still make a 25% profit even after import duty and PayPal fees. I started out with simple easy to shift models like modern steel Rolexes and Omegas but moved into vintage chronographs until I got landed with lemons twice in quick succession and went back to what I was more comfortable with.
I ended up with a bit of a collection but sold most of them when I had some hard times about 8 years ago.
Now I just have:
Rolex Submariner. 2010, I think. Steel. The last facelift model with the engraved rehaut, before they went up in size and had a ceramic bezel.
Rolex Datejust. 2001. Steel with salmon pink dial, Roman numerals and “engine turned” bezel.
Girard Perregaux doctor’s watch/regulateur in steel with blue steel hands. Circa 1950. Rare as rocking horse you-know-what as back in those days some watch makers still operated not by mass producing a particular model, but by customers speccing a movement, face style and case to order. Not worth much now as it has a bitsa movement due to unavailability of spares.
Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moon Watch”, circa 2015. Supposedly a limited edition but they do too many limited editions for it to mean anything. I used to have a “pre-Moon” Moon watch but sold it. I dread to think what it is worth now.
Omega Speedmaster Automatic “Reduced”. I gave this to my son for his 18th two years ago.
Le Coultre (ie: pre-merger with Jaeger) “Futurematic”, 1950s crownless watch in gold with twisted teardrop lugs. The pic below is a stock photo from the web as all the watches save for the Sub (which I never take off) are in the safe at work.
Dated? No way... It’s a 60’s design. It won’t get old.
Indeed it has , it's made in the shadow of the Lange factory!
It must be awfully dark.
Just bought this for my son’s 21st. It’ll be hard handing him it on Sunday. I quite like it myself
Bangkok is in switzerland?
jokinnnnn, luv me a lange