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Old 24 May 2019, 03:15 AM   #1
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44mm Novelty Steel vs 42mm ROO Vampire

Hi everyone.

I own a 42mm ROO Vampire back from 2016 When I got married. Now I have a chance to sell it for the same price I got it and trade it with a 2014 44mm Novelty Steel + $2k. Is that a good deal? I have put pictures of the two here.

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Old 24 May 2019, 03:18 AM   #2
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Iíd do it.


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Old 24 May 2019, 03:33 AM   #3
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Iíd do it.
Same here. Own the 44 myself, massively versatile watch. Goes well on a myriad of straps too.
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Old 24 May 2019, 03:33 AM   #4
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No question about it. I'd do it, assuming the 44 is in good shape and comes from a reliable source. 2014 will probably need a service soon so you might want to factor that in. If it is the one in the picture, the bezel seems to have a chip at around 9. That's about 2.5k to replace, on top of the service.
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Old 24 May 2019, 04:13 AM   #5
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I own a 44mm 26405CE which I love and it sees the most wrist time as well. I'd do it if I were in your position.
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Old 24 May 2019, 04:18 AM   #6
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No question about it. I'd do it, assuming the 44 is in good shape and comes from a reliable source. 2014 will probably need a service soon so you might want to factor that in. If it is the one in the picture, the bezel seems to have a chip at around 9. That's about 2.5k to replace, on top of the service.


Yes. It is the one in the picture. So do you still think itís a good idea? Cos I have to do it by tomorrow.


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Old 24 May 2019, 04:25 AM   #7
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Yes. It is the one in the picture. So do you still think itís a good idea? Cos I have to do it by tomorrow.


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Another key consideration is: Do you like the black dial of the 42 or the cream dial of the 44?

if you like the black dial, then the new 42mm with black dial and black ceramic bezel is another great option to consider.
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Old 24 May 2019, 04:30 AM   #8
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Old 24 May 2019, 04:38 AM   #9
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Yes. It is the one in the picture. So do you still think itís a good idea? Cos I have to do it by tomorrow.


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IDK .. if it is indeed a chip and you'll want to fix you are looking at probably north of 4k (service + new bezel). Might be better off looking for another trade (and maybe a newer watch).
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Old 24 May 2019, 05:17 AM   #10
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The 44 bezel is the old hazy style, I'd pass for newer one with the crisp vertical finish.
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:12 AM   #11
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Have replaced my elephant for 26405CE, no regrets there. Fells like level above in every aspect. Went and bought new one...


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Old 24 May 2019, 08:08 AM   #12
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I own both watches and I absolutely recommend getting the 44mm. My 26400SO gets much more wrist time. It just looks better overall and it has the ceramic bezel too to help with bezel scratches. Bottom line: I would do it if I were you.
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Old 24 May 2019, 09:41 AM   #13
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For the right one I would do it in a heartbeat. I love my SS 26400 -- goes great with the GP strap, black or white rubber. Very comfortable. Not popular on these forums but still one of my favorites resale value be damned. And after 5 years mine is still pretty much perfect except for the buckle.
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Old 24 May 2019, 10:21 AM   #14
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For the right one I would do it in a heartbeat. I love my SS 26400 -- goes great with the GP strap, black or white rubber. Very comfortable. Not popular on these forums but still one of my favorites resale value be damned. And after 5 years mine is still pretty much perfect except for the buckle.
Looks damn good on the GP strap. Currently have it on my RG44 but might have to do a switcheroo.

Agree with your sentiments on the 26400.
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Old 24 May 2019, 06:53 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the replies. Just to be clear. The one in the photo is 26400 that you guys are talking about?

Is the 2014 year a problem in your opinion? Cause Iím trading the 2017 watch to a 2014 and still confused abt it.

Iím supposed to make the deal this afternoon. Please do help me make this decision.


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Old 24 May 2019, 07:06 PM   #16
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The 44 bezel is the old hazy style, I'd pass for newer one with the crisp vertical finish.
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Thanks for all the replies. Just to be clear. The one in the photo is 26400 that you guys are talking about?

Is the 2014 year a problem in your opinion? Cause I’m trading the 2017 watch to a 2014 and still confused abt it.

I’m supposed to make the deal this afternoon. Please do help me make this decision.


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To be clear, if it'd be me I would not do it for that specific watch due to the bezel being old style and chipped. I'd find a newer year model with the newer style bezel in good shape ... then I'd trade no question about it. Should not be hard to find.
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Old 25 May 2019, 01:01 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the replies. Just to be clear. The one in the photo is 26400 that you guys are talking about?

Is the 2014 year a problem in your opinion? Cause I’m trading the 2017 watch to a 2014 and still confused abt it.

I’m supposed to make the deal this afternoon. Please do help me make this decision.


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Yes, as you really want a 26401 model as that generally has the newer crisp bezel as SMD's pic above shows. If you are still not clear look at the last page of the Novelty 44 thread, all the latest models have the same bezel.
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Old 25 May 2019, 01:03 AM   #19
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For the right one I would do it in a heartbeat. I love my SS 26400 -- goes great with the GP strap, black or white rubber. Very comfortable. Not popular on these forums but still one of my favorites resale value be damned. And after 5 years mine is still pretty much perfect except for the buckle.
I think this is the most versatile 44, esp with so many strap combos it can take, should be more popular, but then at this price level, CE, RG and Plat are big competition.
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Old 26 May 2019, 01:37 AM   #20
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Yes, as you really want a 26401 model as that generally has the newer crisp bezel as SMD's pic above shows. If you are still not clear look at the last page of the Novelty 44 thread, all the latest models have the same bezel.


Hi. Thanks for the reply. Itís a problem because there is no newer model available for sale now. And I canít afford the more expensive new model.

This might be my last chance for the 44mm novelty. And itís true that there is a ding on the side of the bezel.

Should I keep my 42mm or make the switch?


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Old 26 May 2019, 02:03 AM   #21
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I'd keep your watch. I couldn't stomach trading it for a watch with a chipped bezel.
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Hi. Thanks for the reply. Itís a problem because there is no newer model available for sale now. And I canít afford the more expensive new model.

This might be my last chance for the 44mm novelty. And itís true that there is a ding on the side of the bezel.

Should I keep my 42mm or make the switch?


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You are over reacting. There will be plenty of opportunities to buy the 26400so. There is one listed by Just Rolexes now and they pop up from time to time. I have seen some BNIBs still floating around too at less than 25. Its a marathon not a sprint. There is no urgency.
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Dont do it, chipped bezel will drive you crazy and vertical finish on bezel is not to bee missed


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You are over reacting. There will be plenty of opportunities to buy the 26400so. There is one listed by Just Rolexes now and they pop up from time to time. I have seen some BNIBs still floating around too at less than 25. Its a marathon not a sprint. There is no urgency.
Yes and use the time to save up, don't rush a big purchase like this.
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Hi. Thanks for the reply. Itís a problem because there is no newer model available for sale now. And I canít afford the more expensive new model.

This might be my last chance for the 44mm novelty. And itís true that there is a ding on the side of the bezel.

Should I keep my 42mm or make the switch?


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keep your vampire. Chipped ceramic bezel is a non starter!
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You are over reacting. There will be plenty of opportunities to buy the 26400so. There is one listed by Just Rolexes now and they pop up from time to time. I have seen some BNIBs still floating around too at less than 25. Its a marathon not a sprint. There is no urgency.
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