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Old 12 December 2017, 12:13 PM   #1
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AP ROO elephant 42mm elephant 26470ST.OO

Hi all,

I’ve been a Rolex Lover forever, but I’ve flipped and sold so many that I’m tired of them now. Don’t get me wrong I love them but just fancy something different so I cleared my collection (partially) and am making room for an AP ROO 26470ST.OO. I wanted to get opinions of owning such a watch vs a Rolex Daytona or sport Rolex by an AP vet who can comment on fit, finish, feel, reliability, value etc. are they expensive to service and can dings and scartches be easily polished out?

If anyone can chime in would really appreciate it! What’s a good price to pay for an AP elephant ROO? Are they easy to sell vs a Rolex and do they go up in price like Rolex do?

Thanks in advance to all that chime in. Just a WIS trying to change up the collection! Also does the series of the watch and year of watch effect price?

Best to all and happy hunting!

MWAS
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Old 12 December 2017, 12:18 PM   #2
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Reliability wise, don't expect anything too near a Rolex... the offshores fit as they're meant to; an eye catching oversized sportswatch. Really depends on how big your wrists are but anything over 6.5 inches should be good. Finishing is spectacular from the front and back. I wouldn't worry too much about the polishing and scratches because they happen to pretty much all steel watches anyway. Save aside some cash for the servicing if you plan to get it pre-owned. But make no mistake... you'll love the watch. Congrats in advance!


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Old 12 December 2017, 01:01 PM   #3
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Thansk Bryan appreciate advise!
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Old 12 December 2017, 05:24 PM   #4
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Rolex to AP seems like a transition many make. I know I did.

Finish? AP hands down. There is no comparison there.

Robustness? It depends on who you ask. Although, I think more folks would say that Rolex is more robust and reliable. Luckily, I never had any issues with my AP's or any of the Rolex models I've owned.

Service cost is relative. If you think of the value difference of an AP versus a sport model Rolex, it's not that big of a difference.

Either way, enjoy the hunt and welcome to the world of AP.
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Old 13 December 2017, 06:56 AM   #5
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Old 13 December 2017, 10:02 AM   #6
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Hi all,

Iíve been a Rolex Lover forever, but Iíve flipped and sold so many that Iím tired of them now. Donít get me wrong I love them but just fancy something different so I cleared my collection (partially) and am making room for an AP ROO 26470ST.OO. I wanted to get opinions of owning such a watch vs a Rolex Daytona or sport Rolex by an AP vet who can comment on fit, finish, feel, reliability, value etc. are they expensive to service and can dings and scartches be easily polished out?

If anyone can chime in would really appreciate it! Whatís a good price to pay for an AP elephant ROO? Are they easy to sell vs a Rolex and do they go up in price like Rolex do?

Thanks in advance to all that chime in. Just a WIS trying to change up the collection! Also does the series of the watch and year of watch effect price?

Best to all and happy hunting!

MWAS
I have seen them for sale for $18K brand new
Used, I'd say $16-16.5K for a mint condition 2014+ dated one
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Old 13 December 2017, 04:18 PM   #7
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The newer elephant (one listed on DavidSWs site) is just under $20K, those just got released this year afaik.

The older ones you can pick up in the $15-17K mark.
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Old 13 December 2017, 08:56 PM   #8
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Have elephant for more then 2 years now, a lot of daily wear. Its amazing piece, wearing it on both leather and steel bracelet. You will for sure enjoy it, I still cant get my eyes off it!
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Old 13 December 2017, 10:25 PM   #9
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can't comment on price as that is location dependent but its by far my favorite 42mm ROO chronograph. I liked the 44mm Ti more and thats the only reason I dont have one but its a great looking piece.

Resale isnt terrible but im not aware of Rolex (generally) going up in value like you said either. Maybe the SS daytona but thats not really appreciation but a supply/demand imbalance. You are not going to make money when you sell it, but you won't lose a ton either if you buy right.
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Old 14 December 2017, 02:25 AM   #10
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Thanks to all who have commented really appreciate the input.
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Old 14 December 2017, 02:26 AM   #11
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I’m going to pull the trigger I’ll upload images when I get it!
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Old 14 December 2017, 02:30 AM   #12
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Good decision, finish and feel is above Rolex as per price, and Elephant is a nice choice.
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