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Old 23 March 2018, 04:55 AM   #61
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Old 23 March 2018, 04:58 AM   #62
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The price of BNIB BLNR has been quickly raised to $10,875 today from DavidSW website: https://davidsw.com/product/rolex-11...-master-ii-15/

Is it starting to skyrocket in value now?
That’s actually quite a good price compared to Europe.
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Old 23 March 2018, 05:01 AM   #63
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No one knows what rolex will do. If you’re on the fence like I was, should sell into hype. BLNR just doesn’t sing to me and with the new Pepsi I can already say it will get little to no wrist time. Glad I sold it 2 weeks ago and came out ahead. Don’t think it will be discontinued but with the waiting list the way it is, it’s probably going to command a small premium regardless.
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Old 23 March 2018, 05:14 AM   #64
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That’s actually quite a good price compared to Europe.
Here is the working link https://davidsw.com/product/rolex-11...-master-ii-15/

Also, what price was it before it got raised?

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Old 23 March 2018, 05:35 AM   #65
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I remember back before I got my BLNR in late 2016, trusted sellers had it in the mid to high 8k
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Old 23 March 2018, 05:42 AM   #66
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Thanks

For context, can you define skyrocket in terms of USD?


Before the ceramic Daytona a used steel version sold in the 10-12k range. Now that they’re discontinued they sell around 15k. Based on that if the BLNR really is discontinued I’d say they’ll sell in the 10-12k range. So a 25-50% jump in value. Just a guess.


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Old 23 March 2018, 06:11 AM   #67
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The next time I see him, which be next week for sure, I'll try to get a picture of it.

The styling was nothing out of the ordinary.

It was more how the light caught it.

I was standing at the snack bar, when he walked up behind me.

I turned briefly to say hello and my eyes were dazzled by its glow.

I asked to take a look and he raised his arm and said, "I got it Walmart."

It's not the first "Walmart Special" that has caught my eye enough for me to ask for a closer look.

What can I say? I just love watches.
Perhaps the Waltona?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Men-s-Cas...-Blue/51240741
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Old 23 March 2018, 06:26 AM   #68
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Batman looks like poop and has an old movement.
I really wish i was pooping 10k "old movements" like that...id be rich by now...
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Old 23 March 2018, 06:37 AM   #69
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It wasn't purple, but I'll check it out next week.

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Old 23 March 2018, 06:55 AM   #70
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No the BLNR is not discontinued and I wouldn’t be so sure it will get the new movement either. They may produce it as is for a couple of years and then replace it with another GMT. I also don’t think the Pepsi will have much impact on BLNR demand. Many people like myself will still want both. Others will prefer the BLNR since it’s more youthful and modern than the Pepsi on jubilee. The BLNR is also more versatile than the Pepsi bezel.
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Old 23 March 2018, 07:22 AM   #71
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What happens to all the older movement ones still in stores? Sent back to Rolex?
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Old 23 March 2018, 07:26 AM   #72
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What happens to all the older movement ones still in stores? Sent back to Rolex?
What do you mean? Nothing is going back. The 3285 doesn’t make the 3186 garbage. The 3186 is tried and true and one of the best GMT movements ever made. Look at the people paying crazy money for the last 16710s with a 3186. ADs were selling NOS DD2s and DJ2s long after being discontinued. They will sell all of it either to buyers or the GM.
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Old 23 March 2018, 07:45 AM   #73
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I think you're right and I also, think the BLNR will continue to be in high demand. The black and blue bezel, really is the perfect Day/Night indicator. When viewed in hindsight, I think it will be very favorable.

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Buy the BLNR now, or Pepsi later, but either way tough to go wrong.
+1. Makes the BLNR a winner all around.
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Old 23 March 2018, 08:55 AM   #74
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Batman looks like poop and has an old movement.
Nonsense
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Old 23 March 2018, 09:28 AM   #75
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I’m lusting after the Pepsi, but the BLNR looks great in person. Love seeing it on my wrist, so sporty and versatile. Could easily be my one and only Rolex.
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Old 23 March 2018, 11:17 AM   #76
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The price of BNIB BLNR has been quickly raised to $10,875 today from DavidSW website: https://davidsw.com/product/rolex-11...-master-ii-15/

Is it starting to skyrocket in value now?
I follow his site daily. That one was posted at that price 3 days or so before Basel.

Two weeks ago he had one listed for $10,900. I know because I bought it with a very narrow negotiated margin. Some may call me dumb, fine. It ended up being $1k more than I would have paid at an AD with tax. My local AD had 7 paid deposits for the blnr. I was prob looking at a year wait. $1k divided by 12 months = $83/month. Well worth it for me not to wait. And you know what, I can’t take it off. The premium was worth it!!

If anything, Rolex will make a 126720BLNR with the Swiss “crown” Made just like the Deep Blue (which I also have). In that case, I am content to have Gen 1 of both. I don’t buy for future values, I buy for me.

As I said in another thread, if my Rolex collection goes up in value, my son will inherit some bad @$& watches. If they don’t, my son will still inherit some bad @$$ watches.
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Old 23 March 2018, 12:29 PM   #77
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My blnr is precise enough + 0,3 sec a day almost a quartz ,beautiful watch ,elegant...batman ! I will keep forever
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Old 23 March 2018, 12:49 PM   #78
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As I said in another thread, if my Rolex collection goes up in value, my son will inherit some bad @$& watches. If they don’t, my son will still inherit some bad @$$ watches.
Well said!

I for one can't wait to pick up a BLNR. Should be happening in the next few weeks!!!
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Old 23 March 2018, 01:56 PM   #79
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I follow his site daily. That one was posted at that price 3 days or so before Basel.

Two weeks ago he had one listed for $10,900. I know because I bought it with a very narrow negotiated margin. Some may call me dumb, fine. It ended up being $1k more than I would have paid at an AD with tax. My local AD had 7 paid deposits for the blnr. I was prob looking at a year wait. $1k divided by 12 months = $83/month. Well worth it for me not to wait. And you know what, I can’t take it off. The premium was worth it!!

If anything, Rolex will make a 126720BLNR with the Swiss “crown” Made just like the Deep Blue (which I also have). In that case, I am content to have Gen 1 of both. I don’t buy for future values, I buy for me.

As I said in another thread, if my Rolex collection goes up in value, my son will inherit some bad @$& watches. If they don’t, my son will still inherit some bad @$$ watches.
Perfect. I couldn’t have said it better.
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I don’t have enough posts for link but ablogtowatch says the BLNR is discontinued. If you read their “Hands on” article for the new Pepsi on jubilee you will see it. Hopefully someone else can post link.

Bet it skyrockets in value from here.


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Old 23 March 2018, 02:41 PM   #81
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Old 24 March 2018, 01:17 AM   #82
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Rolex will probably use this year to evaluate demand for the BLNR against the SS BLRO.

The possible outcomes for the GMT line at Basel 2019
BLNR updated to a 126710 BLNR or BLNR discontinued
LN updated to 126710 LN but only available on Jubilee bracelet with the Oyster bracelet reserved exclusively for the PM GMT line for the next decade or so.
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Old 24 March 2018, 11:54 AM   #83
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Rolex began their newest generation of high-performance in-house made movements inside the Day-Date 40 watch, as well as the use of their latest generation of watch case production techniques. The new cases are very well finished and do indeed make for a slightly better experience than the outgoing generation of GMT-Master II watches. That also means the popular "Batman" black and blue bezel Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR is now a discontinued model.
They amended the article:

"That also means the popular 'Batman' black and blue bezel Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR is now very likely to soon be discontinued (or perhaps updated) even though Rolex claims it will live side-by-side with the new 126710 GMT-Master II models."

Everybody can breathe now.
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Oh brother, and the Hulk and WG sub as well.......
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Old 24 March 2018, 01:02 PM   #85
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Oh brother, and the Hulk and WG sub as well.......
It's fake news. (I hate that expression, but in this case it is apt.) Ariel was just talking out his arse. Even his amended copy is just supposition. His guess about a potential disco is no more authoritative than any of ours. If he had any integrity, he'd just remove that line altogether, since he has no clue.
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Rolex will probably use this year to evaluate demand for the BLNR against the SS BLRO.

The possible outcomes for the GMT line at Basel 2019
BLNR updated to a 126710 BLNR or BLNR discontinued
LN updated to 126710 LN but only available on Jubilee bracelet with the Oyster bracelet reserved exclusively for the PM GMT line for the next decade or so.
I'd say D/C due to overcrowded GMT offerings. Pepsi, Rootbeer, Rosegold, and Black. Just a guess of course.

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"That also means the popular 'Batman' black and blue bezel Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR is now very likely to soon be discontinued (or perhaps updated) even though Rolex claims it will live side-by-side with the new 126710 GMT-Master II models."



Everybody can breathe now.[/QUOTE]


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"That also means the popular 'Batman' black and blue bezel Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR is now very likely to soon be discontinued (or perhaps updated) even though Rolex claims it will live side-by-side with the new 126710 GMT-Master II models."



Everybody can breathe now.

Thanks for the update.




Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk[/QUOTE]Also, so far there has been no price reductions. I've seen prices on Chrono24 stay the same or increase.

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Old 26 March 2018, 06:59 AM   #89
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Prices will not drop as supply has not increased via the official channels (AD).
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the BLNR and the LN GMT's were missing from the catalogue and pricelist handed out at Basel
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