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Scalpers already taking action !

 
 By: T.S. : March 17th, 2022-07:31
I have read in this forum that many of you enjoyed the new release of GP, well scalpers did enjoy it as well !

I sincerly hope no purist will buy from the secondary market so soon.

I do understand on the other hand the confidence it gives to true owners about the watch value but this scalping practice is really annoying. 

Just ranting hereโ€ฆ

Have a good day guys !




Well, I don't like this one, and like you, I am getting very tired of this kind of behavior.

 
 By: amanico : March 17th, 2022-07:51

What watch value....

 
 By: sc16 : March 17th, 2022-07:52
There is no watch value.... you can nowadays slap on any price you want, if that makes you happy. Nothing to do with supply and demand anymore

Bulova

 
 By: Jakub M : March 17th, 2022-08:57
In case anyone has FOMO, I would recommend Bulova Computron released some time back which is basically same concept with same history. 
I really like this recent edition with open case.

Hamilton's PSR MTX is a great alternative too imho

 
 By: enjoythemusic : March 17th, 2022-11:37
Plus the innovative two-type display means you do not need to press any buttons to see it during the day/light. i just hope GP can update their firmware for the 'three-second rule' for the display. There's been complaints of the very, very short display time on the GP. A firmware update by GP should solve that problem.



I saw it, is nice but ain't the GP casquette ๐Ÿ˜

 
 By: christianch : March 17th, 2022-12:23

Very tue, thankfully.

 
 By: enjoythemusic : March 17th, 2022-13:04
The Hamilton dual display is amazing! Have you seen it? Works really great and the battery has a very good lifespan too.

very cool "always on" concept and priced right

 
 By: christianch : March 17th, 2022-20:43
the matrix is also very cool but the casquette design is more unique I feel

as an owner of Casquette I think it is very high Swiss quality not familiar with the Bulova but

 
 By: christianch : March 17th, 2022-12:26
I would be surprised to know that the make it in Switzerland with a lower price.

Not sure where the Bulova is made...

 
 By: enjoythemusic : March 17th, 2022-23:35
Yet for a few hundred on rubber strap it is different. Love the lume and hoping to get the limited edition version when they release it. Very different from the GP for sure, yet equally as much fun. ๐Ÿ‘





very cool, I don't see it anymore in the bulova website and the pricing is great

 
 By: christianch : March 18th, 2022-10:39
perhaps is sold out ? all these watches are cool but I have to admit the button pressing is getting a bit tiring (one day usage so far)

If you dislike having to ALWAYS press a button for the time, then please allow me to suggest the Hamilton PSR.

 
 By: enjoythemusic : March 18th, 2022-12:33
The Bulova has two versions, but yes you have to always press the button like the GP. Getting back to Bulova, one version is for sale now so you can buy it for just a few hundred dollars. The other version, as seen above in pics, is coming up for sale in a week or so, so keep checking their site.
dcave.com

PS: i truly do hope GP fixes the problematic short display time with new firmware soon.

i had the opportunity to get one of these..... but.... just not my thing... its cool, but not my thing

 
 By: @lberti : March 17th, 2022-09:23

did you try on or ...just no quarz ? :)

 
 By: christianch : March 17th, 2022-20:44

I did not try it on. Just not into quartz watches anymore (except g-shocks)....

 
 By: @lberti : March 17th, 2022-21:07
i get it though. the watch is cool and looks cool, but not for me.

I understand, it is really not for everyone

 
 By: christianch : March 17th, 2022-23:05
the time is shown for only 2 seconds so it might be annoying in the long time smile

Great watch. But these practice of scalping and huge mark-up pricing

 
 By: hoseachandra : March 17th, 2022-11:21
Make me sick. Especially when i see Rolex pricing on secondary market. Even the GP Laureato which i happen to like so much, is getting ridiculous with the grey market price. A steel 42 mm Laureato chronograph non limited edition now fetch USD 24K, whereas a few months ago can be had for USD 14K.

Greed destroys many things. Often also the joy.

 
 By: MTR : March 17th, 2022-13:50

It really makes me tired.

The only chance for us consumers is to completely ignore these speculators.
But unfortunately we would all have to act as one.
And just one of us backing down and buying at that price is enough reassurance for this type of trader that his strategy is successful.

Very well said.

 
 By: amanico : March 18th, 2022-07:07

I understand

 
 By: Weems@8 : March 17th, 2022-14:26
why a Hulk is pricy.
I understand why a steel Nautilus cost a tourbillon from another brand, but a lcd GP where you must push a button to see some red dots or stripes is not a watch for me, but a mistake.
A watch have hands, or rotating discs that move to a window to display time like a Pallweber from IWC.

aww my poor casquette 2.0 doesn't feel like a mistake ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ฅ

 
 By: christianch : March 18th, 2022-22:33
I frankly don't understand why a Hulk is so pricey, beside a strong supply and demand imbalance. Regarding a steel Nautilus costing so much now there is no reason beside the case and the bracelet. The movement of the nautilus 324 S C was shared among entry level calatrava and other references. It is not a breakthrough by any means but, I think, the market is in love with sport watches and demand is far higher than supply. Patek has still some Quarz watches and they do cost a pretty penny. So does the FP Journe Elegante (if I am not mistaken). At the official retail price of 4500 a manufacture quarz watch with titanium and ceramic is not such a terrible deal. Granted it doesn't have hands like a patek quarz or the FP Journe but quarz is quarz. ๐Ÿ˜

PLEASE BE CAREFUL! It's probably is not selling so well. So the very high grey price...

 
 By: enjoythemusic : March 18th, 2022-12:35
It is a TRICK manufacturers use. We know PP and others do this a lot at auctions.

wow didnt think of it..pp too ? do tell ;)

 
 By: christianch : March 18th, 2022-17:12

LOL ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

 
 By: enjoythemusic : March 18th, 2022-17:36

ROFL!

 
 By: amanico : March 18th, 2022-18:35

Excellent!! โ˜บ๏ธ

 
 By: MTR : March 18th, 2022-20:02

Good point!

 
 By: MTR : March 18th, 2022-20:02

Price cut by half ! huge opportunity !! :)

 
 By: T.S. : March 30th, 2022-12:01
I had to follow up on that one... so amusing but scary at the same time... Definetely a lesson learned here: do not FOMO in !!



Well it has been six weeks since this thread was posted

 
 By: sham1 : May 7th, 2022-06:37
and the prices in the after market has fallen by 70 percent, still making the watch priced from about a 45 percent premium.  I like this watch and when I first tried it on, I told the group of collectos I was with that I would be happy to pay double for it if allocated one. And of course although my freinds and I put our name down, none of us received one of the nine pieces alloacted to the country which in a way is understandable as we have never bought a GP before and there were more than 500 interested parties on the list! 

 I have never paid a premium for any watch but a new unworn Casquette has appeared for sale in the city I live in.  I shall drop by on Monday and possibly break all my principles to finally obtain a Casquette. I don't expect many purists to understand this watch but for me I fell in love with it as it had fit my wrist well and felt so comfortable ie light with its ceramic and titanium case composition.  Even at a 45 percent premium, I see this watch as good value  - this is what happens when one falls in love!  smile

I just saw the watch all over the internet for like 7k which is about 45 percent more as you said

 
 By: Motty : May 8th, 2022-13:27
I do think if you love love it then go for it, although Iโ€™m not a big fan of paying above msrp, but 1 the market is crazy, 2 if the price doesnโ€™t make a difference you should tell it in your head that this is market price and as if you bought it in the store.

For me I do love the watch, but not that much it should make it to the top of my list, and it will still wait
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