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      12-21-2023, 10:51 AM   #1651
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I'm happy I bought mine 12 years ago. Prices were much lower. Be that as it may, if I didn't own this one I'd be looking at a reputable grey market seller.
Would never buy one from the grey market. For me it would have be to be private sale from someone I know. That’s not hard.
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Image of my GMT II absorbing the northeast Florida rain light (for the capture only). My GMT II is now back on my wrist. It's definitely not a museum piece, in terms of condition. This is my daily watch and is almost always on my wrist, even in the ocean.
I have the same one ('13). You had it polished, no?
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Would never buy one from the grey market. For me it would have be to be private sale from someone I know. That’s not hard.
One of my buddies has gotten his Rolexes from grey market and they're all legit. Just have to do your due diligence, go to Chron24
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I would have never gotten my Daytona from the Rolex AD
so I had to go grey or just give up on getting the watch

thankfully I know a guy so it made it much easier and he really hooked it up for me when he found someone wanting to sell
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If you're buying your watch greymarket, just make sure you use escrow and you give yourself a few days to validate its a real watch.
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Nothing wrong with grey market, just find a reputable place. I have heard even Chrono24 has had fakes on their site before.
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I have the same one ('13). You had it polished, no?
I had it polished a couple of years ago when I had it serviced by the Rolex service center in Dallas. I may have it polished again next year but then again maybe not. My GMT II is my daily watch so I'm not concerned with a showroom shine on my it but I don't want it to look horrible either.
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I had it polished a couple of years ago when I had it serviced by the Rolex service center in Dallas. I may have it polished again next year but then again maybe not. My GMT II is my daily watch so I'm not concerned with a showroom shine on my it but I don't want it to look horrible either.
I did my ten year service (plus my hour hand stopped running and needed fixing), and decided to not polish. Funny thing is — you have specifically to tell them not to — otherwise they do it. It's a bit sentimental — I know where a lot of the scratches came from — it's like my own personal map
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I did my ten year service (plus my hour hand stopped running and needed fixing), and decided to not polish. Funny thing is — you have specifically to tell them not to — otherwise they do it. It's a bit sentimental — I know where a lot of the scratches came from — it's like my own personal map
I definitely get the sentimental aspect of your Rolex. You make a very compelling argument against another polish. I did it once and reset my own personal map for my GMT II. You sold me on not doing it a second time. After all, my watch isn't in a bad state as it is. It has a little character!
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I definitely get the sentimental aspect of your Rolex. You make a very compelling argument against another polish. I did it once and reset my own personal map for my GMT II. You sold me on not doing it a second time. After all, my watch isn't in a bad state as it is. It has a little character!
Ha ha, well I'm happy to know I've touched another life today))) It was also knowing how crazy new scratches on a polished watch would drive me All in all I'm glad I didn't get it polished. But that's just my POV)
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Looking to buy a Rolex as an investment. What do you recommend?
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Looking to buy a Rolex as an investment. What do you recommend?
An S&P 500 mutual fund loll

Used Rolex prices have been dropping, I really don't think they're as much an investment as they are something to enjoy that you know will hold their value or increase in value a little bit.
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An S&P 500 mutual fund loll

Used Rolex prices have been dropping, I really don't think they're as much an investment as they are something to enjoy that you know will hold their value or increase in value a little bit.
I did FAANG stocks, beat the S and P by 270%
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My latest acquisition, Rolex Rainbow Daytona
Dang! That is definitely something. Congrats!
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My latest acquisition, Rolex Rainbow Daytona
Wow Very, very, very nice! Did you get it from an AD directly or go gray?
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Looking to buy a Rolex as an investment. What do you recommend?
If you can get your hands on some of the more desirable models through an AD like the Batman, Pepsi, Sub (LV), or Daytona... then that would be great. Although it's so hard to get those models to begin with.
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Wow Very, very, very nice! Did you get it from an AD directly or go gray?
I do not want to get too into it, but it was acquired new from an AD and then given to me. We did not pay $550-600k for it, like the grey market has it priced for.
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Stainless Steel Submariners, Pepsi GMT, any steel Daytona (but good luck getting one new from an AD without a history, average wait is over 3 years)
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I do not want to get too into it, but it was acquired new from an AD and then given to me. We did not pay $550-600k for it, like the grey market has it priced for.
Amazing, great acquisition and congratulations!
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