Thanks for the insight on the watch value being worth more on the open market.
On the lines of getting a Milgauss for $5600 instead of $6600, we have to be careful about buying
from unauthorized dealers. That's why I stick with Tourneau in most cases.
No one is allowed to sell a Rolex for less than MSRP. If they do and Rolex finds out about it,
then they can take away their "Authorized Dealership status". The way that Tourneau gets away with
lowering their prices, is to manipulate a trade-in, or like when I bought my Tag Heuer Ti5, they gave me
$300 towards a Casio Calculator watch, to be able to drop the Tag price the $300.
Speaking of Tourneau, I written earlier that I had brought my partially functioning Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean in
to them, and I had 3 days left on the warranty. 1 year from Omega (ridiculous, they should be ashamed) and 2 years
from Tourneau. This is a decent reason to buy from them. That and battery replacement and pressure test for life. My wife
has the Ladies Tag Kirium and every 3 years we get new batteries and they have a elephant sit on the watch to test for
leaks ("OK, you can get off now")
Anyway, they just wrote me, which is 2 weeks after I brought it to them for repair, and they told me they assessed the reserve
and winding problem, and they are going to do a complete overhaul and test on the watch, under warranty, no charge. However,
they gave me a 8 week ETA (time estimate, not the movement ).
8 weeks??? they must be confusing my repair with a terrorist