Are there really 11 stages to buying a watch? See where you are

A few days ago a foreign watch friend sent a picture, playing the 11 stages of the Replica Rolex Submariner Watches, widely spread.

Replica Rolex Submariner

As soon as this picture was published, there was a long discussion in the group. In fact, after I had a look at it, I found that I could not find my corresponding stage at all, and there should be no place for me in the foreseeable future.

Replica Rolex Submariner
This picture represents a part of a typical Watches fan to spend money, but most of us were inherently ordinary consumers (the vast majority of people, or even a lifetime won’t stepped into an antique Watches this field), so strictly speaking, the basic no reference.
However, everyone has their own watch buying process, which is a more interesting topic, today you can listen to the rabbit to analyze it.
On this subject, I have talked to two very representative readers.
The first, is a collection class (we called Lao wang), about SiWuShiKuai antique rolex (including a current is about more than 200 Paul Newman di tong get), finished last night chat, he took his comforWatches wearing a watch to me.
He said that he bought a watch very simple and clear, the first watch of his life, was bought more than 10 years ago Cartier, then immediately began to buy rolex, the introduction of green water ghost. In addition, there was a period of life in the United States on business trips. The king was greatly influenced by the antique watch circle, so he bypassed many stages and went directly into the arms of the antique rolex until today.
“At the moment, I’m basically stuck in this phase, and there won’t be much of a breakthrough unless there’s a particularly good new watch.” He said. , of course, most importantly, as an antique Watches player, he has never been the so-called “aware of clocks and watches products are lying” at this stage, “because buy Watches is pure love, even without active plan to sell. Without the benefit calculation, there would be no such problem.
That’s a very important point, and I’ll come back to that.
Second reader Sam, it’s crazy to buy a new watch. “The first piece of my life is omega. I remember hesitating at the counter for an hour when I bought it.” Estimated he himself didn’t know, because the office is on the street in a jewelry, roaming when they have free at noon, the next wet shoes and a dozen to a dozen, money faster and faster, “after buy Cartier, emperor rudder, product… ”
Rolex is also difficult to bypass the stage, from the first piece of DJ type log, Sam on the stage of packaging buy lowe, blackwater demon, green water, the explorer II, the sea, steel di tong, yacht mingshi, skywalker, almost closed for more than a dozen.

But it was the panahai that really poisoned him. He bought his first 15 years ago and has been poisoned ever since. “I can’t remember how many pieces I bought, and the heat has gone down quite a bit in recent years, except for the copper watch, the regular one has stopped.” Sam said he had never planned to play with antique watches. “the next step should be to continue to be spontaneous and buy whatever you like.”
Earlier this year, he put together a list of 2018. This picture includes rolex, the panahai, patek philippe, Abby and all nations. This is only a small part of his collection.
Did you regret burning money to buy a watch? Sam: “two kids graduated from college and didn’t have to pay their tuition anymore. Why did they make money off the watch?”
Seriously, I just like the way you’re not being utilitarian.

In fact, in our chat, song is more interesting among the readers, who directly hand-wrote his personal understanding of the purchase of watches.
Rabbit thinks, this Watches is more to average consumer, have reference meaning.
First of all, the “good Swiss watch” covers a wide range of choices. Second, rolex still cannot be wound, which is also a common phenomenon. Third, the depth of money shallow, abandon antique watch, also be normal choice. Fourth, although I have also bought mechanical watches with complex functions, I finally decided to stay in rolex because the budget was not enough and I could not go up arbitrarily.
Understand oneself consumptive power, it is the important premise that buys a watch!
With that said, the rabbit helps the new reader sort out the ideas for the watch.
First of all, the first watch of your life depends entirely on your judgment of your spending power and your willingness to wait. Those who are unwilling to wait have already been cheated out of their money by the DW (and certainly not worth much).
I always advice is, don’t settle for second best, choose and a enough to achieve enough (his first piece of rabbit is to flip the two product family, the group had 6654 rabbit powder directly to fit bao Po, even can buy a patek philippe calendar of the first piece of, completely owing to the different preferences and financial resources).
Coincidentally, recently, for example, there are two readers to ask, 10-150000 budget, want a dress watch and a activity, was immediately remind – for the first time I buy Watchess, do subtraction, choose a most appropriate budget scope, the result of the splitting is likely in the next two pieces are not satisfied.
The advantage of choosing a watch this way is that when you look back later, you will find that you have saved money for the transition. More importantly, when you buy it later, you’ll have a clearer idea of what you want.
The second list I’ve seen for most readers has two basic features: choose a different brand or style (from a suit to a sports watch, for example, and vice versa).
More budget, will start to pursue complex functions (for example, in a group of a high starting point of the sister, after buying PP4947, began to be interested in studying the breguet flywheel).
In the future, ordinary consumers will not be easily involved in antique watches, but there is a possibility that after reaching the top of their consumption capacity, they will start to buy back.
Such as myself, the earlier bought PP calendar (one pace reachs the designated position to realize a certain stage of life), I began to look back a rolex di tong, like a chanel J12, also has a special liking for omega supremacy, also special abro pearl female Watches of yan, of passing breguet goose eggs is praise, covet Abby blind cream gold royal oak, even going to buy a piece of Oris… project
At this stage, is actually really belong to “love Watches”, can put aside everything outside standards, rather than being “cost-effective”, “famous”, “whether it can sell high” constrained by these problems.
In a sense, women buy watches more purely than men because they can’t care too much about “like”. Of course, women also have many choices, after all, a lot of diamonds, few people can resist.
Why don’t I agree with the idea that the watch industry is a fraud? It reminds me of similar comments about diamonds being the biggest hoax of the 21st century.
Most of the time, the product value is given by someone (even gold is), but that is life, in fact, it is nothing more meaningful, such as the currency because it is delicate and full of aesthetic feeling, osmosis aesthetic to ascend.
A Watches fans think watch deceptive because eventually took it as a business (such as a dispute after a watch to lost thousands of tens of thousands of), in after some time found that didn’t make money buying and selling, unhappy.
But true love never asks for anything in return. Don’t think of buying a watch as a store of value. It’s like clothes.
Can like to go up mechanical, and then study machine core operation and aesthetic feeling also regard as a hobby, occasionally can encounter the watch that price firm still can rise, cheer oneself to earn it.
The reason why I wrote this is because I have received a lot of advice from readers these days. I am full of hesitation and consideration, and I just want to share some feelings with you.
How can money be measured by spending money on more than just things, but also on good moods and life experiences?

Introduction to antique Rolex Submariner 5513

We’ve talked a lot about rolex on the market now. The rolex brothers of all major models are very familiar with it. So today I want to talk to you about the entry form in the antique rolex, the rolex navigator 5513.

Replica Rolex Sumariner Watches 

Antique rolex, especially the antique sports, has many models and versions. It is often a change in details that makes the value of the watch greatly different. In addition, many antique dealers are sold at auction, so when it comes to antique rolex, many brothers feel far away from themselves, which is not something they can play with. But in fact, some of the more common antique rolex, not far from us, are just like ordinary watches, which can be bought and played. Antique water 5513, is easy to obtain in antique fatigue models, if interested in antique lowe, can begin from 5513, since 5513 has many versions, as in the case of conventional version) of the following contents.
First of all, let me tell you a little bit about 5513.
In layman’s terms, 5513 is now the “grandfather” of the water demon. Rolex submarine 5513 was launched in 1962 and continued production until 1989. Rolex submersible 5513 dimensions 40 mm (also 39), with 1530 cores (1520 cases). Rolex snorkelers of the same period as 5513 had 5512. 5512 and 5513 are the first to add the crown and shoulder pads, which basically established the appearance of the modern rolex lurker. The difference between 5512 and 5513 lies in the machine core. The 1530 used by 5513 is not certified by the observatory.

Rolex 5513 (top) and rolex 5512 (bottom)

So, to put it bluntly, 5512 can be considered a “high quality edition”; 5513 is a simple edition. The difference reflected in the dial is that the dial 5512 has a superlative chronometer/official certified (in Chinese, super observatory certified) on it, so it has four lines on it. There is no hko certification, so there is no hko certification in English, only two lines on the dial. If you look at the Watches and see if it’s four or two lines, you can tell the difference between 5512 and 5513 at a glance.

We can see that the dial 5512 has four lines on it.
Why can I use 5513 for antique sports?
1. The output of submarine 5513 is very large. Because 5513 continued to produce from 1962 to 1989, the production cycle was more than 20 years long and the output was large. By contrast, 5512 produced less from 1958 to 1978. 5513 was replaced in 1989 by the submersible 14060 (now without the predecessor of ghost 14060M and 114060), and 5513 is one of the most prolific models of the antique movement Laurie. Today, 5513 often appears in the secondary market, more common.

Rolex 5513
2. The price of submarine 5513 is relatively low. Because of the low output, the submersible 5512 is also the core of the observatory, so it is rare and expensive. On the other hand, the “simplified edition” of 5513 has a long production cycle and large output. On the other hand, it does not use the observatory core, so the price is much lower. For example, in foreign countries, the market of 5513 is 5,000 euros to start, while the market of 5512 is 10,000 euros to start (value based on original packaging and quality). At present, the domestic situation is, the product phase is very good, what does not have the problem 5513 market is in 100 thousand left and right sides, a few lower also have 50 thousand, 70 thousand left and right sides, decide according to the product phase.

Rolex “plaster face” 5513 (top) and 5513 (bottom) with metal border when luminous

3. The appearance level of the diver 5513 is very high. Rolex is characterized by a highly continuous appearance, many models have been updated, but the overall appearance has not changed much. The antique water ghost 5513 looks a lot like the current water ghost, but the details are quite different. The first feature of 5513 is “plaster surface”. Dial in the time scale, is luminous paint directly, not like now, the water of the ghost (114060, 116610), luminous clock edges have a ring of gold border (it is important to note that the production of 5513 in the 80 s luminous time scale also added the gold box). Because at that time, the craft technology of noctilucent paint is limited, so time is long, noctilucent paint became yellow and discoloured, when mark after discoloring is very beautiful, have the flavor of antique very much. In addition, 5513 still USES the acrylic glass (bubble mirror), the ear of the watch has perforation. These effects are not found on modern water ghosts. Although we can often see some antiques in the market now, such as 1803 and 1601, these watches are all formal wear routes, and the size of 36 is relatively small, which is not as cool as the antique shuigui 5513 sports.

Rolex 5513 (top) and the current 114,060, we can see that the two watches look basically the same.

What else should I pay attention to?

Antique watches are mainly two problems, original size and quality. Some of the more valuable antique watches, there are needle change, plate change, watch chain change, redo the time mark situation. In the popular antique watch, it is mainly about the quality. I think it makes a lot of sense to have someone say that a good quality overlord is better than a bad quality Paul Newman. So don’t buy a watch that looks bad because it’s cheap. A watch of poor quality is of little value.
In addition, new players are best to buy the watches they are currently selling, and then start playing with the old watches after they are familiar with the details and market of various watches. For example, there was a brother who wanted to buy a water ghost, but now that the water ghost market is high, he wanted to spend less money on an old water ghost. He sent me the picture, and the picture was only 14060/14060m (2 lines on the disk) and 2 lines on the disk, so this Watches is the one between 1989 and 2007, which is a long time from this year. Although this model is cheap, it is not certified by the observatory. It is not known how it will go when you buy it and whether you want to re-maintain it or not. New players don’t have to pay tuition right here in the first place.