Do You Follow The “Buy New, Not Old” When Buying A Replica Watch?

“Buy new and not old” is the consensus of many consumers. Just as the new hardware is equipped with advanced technology and has more robust performance than the old one, it is undoubtedly a wiser way to choose the new one under the premise that the price gap is not apparent. But does this point of view also apply to the bezel?

IWC Pilot Series Mark Twenty

Watch friends who support “buy new and not old” believe that new watches often reflect current fashion trends and aesthetic habits. Buying new watches can have a longer service life and will not be “outdated” even after many years. In addition, there is another reason for freshness: the appearance of old watches has been used for several years, which can easily cause aesthetic fatigue. The new model can obtain an unprecedented wearing experience, which is also the advantage of “buying new.”

Omega De Ville Elegant Watch

In addition to appearance factors, new watches generally upgrade the movement. For example, Omega’s latest generation of De Ville series elegant looks will upgrade the Cal.2500 movement, which has been used for many years, to the Cal.8800 movement. Compared with the former, the Cal.8800 movement has improved dynamic storage, can resist a magnetic field of 15,000 Gauss, and has been upgraded from the COSC Observatory certification to the more stringent “Master Chronometer” certification. IWC’s latest Mark 20 has also upgraded the movement. Compared with the Cal.35111 movement of the previous Mark 18 (based on Sellita SW300-1), the new Cal.32111 movement has an increased power reserve of 120 hours. It uses part of the silicon Parts such as the escape wheel and fork lever; the performance improvement is perceived to be significant. At this time, “buy now” is very necessary.

Cartier Tank Series Tank Must

The advantage of the new model also lies in its value preservation: the price of the new model of the same brand and series is generally higher than that of the old model on the secondary market due to the small stock and circulation of products. On the other hand, once you choose an old model, if it is not a specific popular product, you must be mentally prepared to “break the bone” if you sell it again.

Rolex Airmaster Ref.116900

After discussing the necessity of “buying new,” let’s look at different viewpoints. These watch friends believe that as a luxury replica watch, performance is only one of the reference factors for purchasing, and it will not play a decisive role in the final choice. Of course, the “old” mentioned here does not refer to second-hand watches but to earlier versions and discontinued models.

Rolex GMT-Master II Ref.116710LN (green needle)

The advantages of the old models are first reflected in the price. In addition, unlike electronic products, mechanical watches follow “Moore’s Law,” The upgraded range of current developments is minimal, and there is no major innovative breakthrough. Therefore, you don’t have to pursue the latest models when buying swiss replica watches deliberately; you only need to choose products that match your eyes based on your subjective preferences.

Rolex Submariner Ref.116610LV and Ref.126610LV

On the other hand, “old models” with classic and recognizable designs are often more attractive than newer, less exciting ones. The so-called classic must be a work that has passed the test of time. Take Rolex’s most concerned “Green Water Ghost” as an example. The discontinued Ref.116610LV combines a green plate and a green ceramic ring. The colors are coordinated and integrated, making this product unique. A strong sense of unity brings a high degree of recognition.

Rolex Explorer 39 mm and 36 mm

In contrast, the 2020 Ref.126610LV, because the dial was replaced with black, weakened the product features to a certain extent, resulting in a lower-than-expected reputation of the new model. A similar situation also happened to “Tanyi”; the discontinued 39mm model is more popular with consumers than the new 36mm model. From this point of view, even if the new product has a more powerful Cal.3235/3230 movement blessing, it still cannot shake the status of the old model. Therefore, “old style” does not mean denying previous products, and the consumption concept of “buy new but not old” may not apply to the bezel.

Panerai Lumino Series PAM01272

The above are the two opinions on buying watches following the “buy new but not old,” so what do you think?

  • Gender: Men’s
  • Brand: Rolex
  • Dial Color: Black Dial
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Case Thickness: 15mm
  • Series: Air-king
  • Model: m116900-0001
  • Engine: Rolex Calibre 2813

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