News

Rolex Daytona

Discussion in 'Fine Watches, Jewelry, & Clothes' started by aiminghigher, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. aiminghigher

    aiminghigher Karting

    Nov 10, 2005
    123
    Maryland
    Full Name:
    Ken
    I was on a cruise almost 2 years ago in Alaske and at every port was a ton of Jewelry stores. I don't know much about watches really but I saw a yellow Gold Rolex Daytona with Gold band and a black face for sale which I really liked the looks of. I didn't buy it as I didn't know if it was a good price or not.

    Can someone tell me what to expect to pay these days for one that is either used but in great shape or new as I may be in the market possibly? I am not interested in diamonds or any glitter, but a nice looking Gold with black face Daytona.

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. To remove this ad click here.

  3. mchas

    mchas F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Oct 5, 2004
    5,053
    Los Angeles
    Full Name:
    Mark
  4. JCR

    JCR F1 Veteran
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 14, 2005
    7,416
    H-Town, Tejas
    My dad and his wife just got back from an Alaskan cruise too. Yes, tons of jewelry stores at every port and all of it way overpriced. My dad was in the high end of the biz for over a decade. He told me the diamond prices were outrageous. Overpriced by the good economy of two years ago and more ridiculous today. I'm glad you didn't buy. There are people on this forum who could probably hook you up. Good luck on your purchase.
     
  5. Axecent

    Axecent Formula 3

    Oct 15, 2008
    1,112
    Central Texas
    Full Name:
    John
    It is rare to find one in stock anywhere. I bought one, and have another on order for a friend. He put in an order and was told it could take 4 years. I have been led to believe that I can get one this year, with no guarantees. Rolex dealers actually stroll into other dealers stores, I have heard, asking about Daytonas.....seems that everyone wants one at list because the market is 30% or more higher for one where shoppers that need one now go, or at least 4 years ago when I bought mine.
     
  6. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

    Oct 12, 2003
    2,506
    Southwest Airlines
    Full Name:
    RSK
    The only Daytona that has ever been on allocation is the Stainless Steel. Generally, all other Daytona combinations (Two-tone, White or Yellow Gold, Gold w/Leather strap, etc.) can be had from inventory, or delivered within days. Oddball stuff like diamonds, meteorite dials, etc. might be a a little harder to find if you are into that stuff. Now days, good customers of Rolex AD's can get pretty much anything they want (SS Daytona, Milgauss GV, etc.) on short notice and with some discount. If you want to wade into active discussions on this topic, here's the place: http://www.rolexforums.com/ Here is a March 2008 price list: http://www.minus4plus6.com/rolex-pricelists.htm
     
  7. To remove this ad click here.

  8. Prancing 12

    Prancing 12 Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    May 11, 2004
    2,320
    The long way home
    I don't think so anymore. I know one of my local ADs had an SS in stock... they were asking list price, but I got the impression that they would deal.
     
  9. Tifoso Ferrari

    Tifoso Ferrari Formula Junior

    Nov 7, 2005
    459
    Upper Volta
    Full Name:
    Gianni Cagate
  10. netman

    netman Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed

    Jun 17, 2008
    1,883
    OC SoCal
    #8 netman, Aug 4, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 7, 2017
  11. Dipsomaniac

    Dipsomaniac F1 Veteran

    Mar 23, 2006
    5,907
    Doha/Sydney
    Full Name:
    Derek K
    I love the Daytona. I've got 3 of them in SS, SS/YG & WG that I rotate as my weekday daily wearers. You can't go wrong IMO.
     
  12. To remove this ad click here.

  13. jck

    jck Karting

    Sep 22, 2006
    183
    Santa Monica, CA
    Full Name:
    James Kim
    You might check out Timezone.com where there are ususally several on sale by private parties and dealers. I believe you have to go to "community" and then the "showcase" section. Good luck.
     
  14. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jul 14, 2003
    58,947
    In front of you
    Full Name:
    BCHC
    Daytonas can definitely be had these days. Deals are available if you know where to look! ;)
     
  15. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 4, 2006
    4,039
    Crosslake, MN
    Full Name:
    Mike Sufka
    For a novice, where would you recommend looking? I've been on the waiting list with my local Rolex dealer for the past two years.

    Thanks.

    Mike
     
  16. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jul 14, 2003
    58,947
    In front of you
    Full Name:
    BCHC
    What exactly are you after?
     
  17. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

    Oct 12, 2003
    2,506
    Southwest Airlines
    Full Name:
    RSK
    Buying five Rolex watches in 36 months from a small AD gets you anything you want, when you want it! ;)
     
  18. mikesufka

    mikesufka F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed

    Mar 4, 2006
    4,039
    Crosslake, MN
    Full Name:
    Mike Sufka
    Stainless Steel with black face
     
  19. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Formula 3

    Jun 17, 2004
    1,135
    Northen California
    Full Name:
    Ken
    I think stainless steel is easier to get nowaday, my brother walked into an AD in at Stanford shopping center and asked for stainless steel Daytona, the sale person asked him if he shopped here before, he told him no, the sale person then checked with manager and sold my brother his white face stainless steel Daytona. Unemployment is around 12 percents here in the Silicon Valley.

    On the other hand, my Daytona was much harder to get since I bought it during the high of the real estate boom.
     

Share This Page