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Since I am relatively new to the whole watch scene, I had no real idea that certain watches were considered more desireable than others. I guess the fact that they are considered rare helps drive sales.

I went back to my jeweler today to buy something for my wife and I looked at a few of the Rolex watches again. I am starting to look past just the watches that I like and notice some different models. I probably wouldn't have noticed the Daytona before, but after reading the forums, I am starting to notice some of the other models.

Well, the dealer that I visited had 3 different Daytona models. One was a SS version with a silver dial. I don't remember as much about the other two, but one was on a leather strap and was gold. I believe the third was either all gold or two-tone.

I liked the SS and silver dial the best out of those, but to be honest, the one that caught my eye today was the Explorer with the domed bezel and black face. That is a watch that looks classy without attracting too much unneeded attention.

I guess one of my main questions is after today. Is it rare for a dealer to have these "rare" watches just sitting in there display case. I have read about waiting list and such and find it odd that they haven't been snapped up already. Especially the SS with silver dial.
 

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The SS Daytona only comes with a black or white dial, i too would be surprised to see one sitting in an ADs window if that is the case unless it was being sold above retail

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If the Daytona was a current model & silver dial, it had to be the white gold model as the SS is only available with white or black dials as was mentioned. The gold models (white, yellow or TT) are fairly common & can be found almost everywhere. They're no where as hard to get as the SS model.

Regarding the Explorer, it is a very nice watch! :thumbup1: If it were a bit larger, I'd really be tempted. But as you said, it's very classy & elegant while still being sporty. :thumbup1:
 

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If the Daytona was a current model & silver dial, it had to be the white gold model as the SS is only available with white or black dials as was mentioned. The gold models (white, yellow or TT) are fairly common & can be found almost everywhere. They're no where as hard to get as the SS model.

Regarding the Explorer, it is a very nice watch! :thumbup1: If it were a bit larger, I'd really be tempted. But as you said, it's very classy & elegant while still being sporty. :thumbup1:
Hey ScottD,

I want to say I was at an AD maybe a month ago and saw, in addition to those you pointed out, a Rose Gold Daytona with black dial and some red trim bits. I think it is a new model. Am I imagining things or have others seen these one too?
 

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I've bought enough at my Ad's that I think he'd get me a S/S Daytona. It would take about a year, but he has indicated that if I wanted one, he'd get it for me.

I guess I'm asking for an opinion. What would the majority of my fellow WTF associated do. Get the watch and flip it, hold on to it as an investment........?

Thoughts?

Tempus Fugit.

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