Oct 05, 2020,17:34 PM

Wow! I purchased my RD Sympathy 18 months ago for ~$9K (which seemed like a lot at the time) and today I see the same watch posted for sale for over 3 times what I paid. Doesn’t change a thing for me, this is a permanent keeper in my collection, but I am astonished how vintage RD values have skyrocketed in the past 1 year.

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Me as well.

 By: NautNut : October 5th, 2020-17:43
There is 2 chances out of 28 that yours or the one posted was mine. Wish I still had mine. Enjoy in the best of health!

I noticed too. The “tastemakers” on IG and elsewhere have determined these RD deserve more attention.

 By: Jay (Eire) : October 5th, 2020-17:46
I wish they hadn’t, as I’d have liked to pick one up at some point. Beautiful watch.

Excectly my thoughts too.

 By: Watchonthewrist : October 6th, 2020-03:08
Would love to add a beautiful RD like this but prices are going up very quickly

It is a very nice watch for sure.

 By: vitalsigns : October 5th, 2020-19:22
Not 3x nice, but that’s just my opinion. Enjoy it! Cheers, John

Roger Dubuis at his best!

 By: sham1 : October 5th, 2020-19:23
It is a pity that the ethos of the brand has since changed. These watches had always been undervalued and were pretty expensive when brand new so I could never figure out why their used values were so low. Yes, some of the complicated ones had reliability... 

I agree. [nt]

 By: sham1 : October 5th, 2020-21:27

Great taste...

 By: Chapstickjunkie81 : October 5th, 2020-19:58
I find these watches to be quite beautiful and I am honored to own and maintain one. One of the advantages of owning one is that they are, truly, rare pieces. For his early watches, only 28 were made per version. ...  

Gorgeous RD 😍 [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : October 6th, 2020-03:09

With new strap

 By: Chapstickjunkie81 : October 5th, 2020-20:02

Beautiful! [nt]

 By: rremiker : October 6th, 2020-05:37

I can see this only as a positive sign

 By: Brandon Skinner : October 5th, 2020-20:51
This type of upward momentum *I would think/hope/pray* will cause Roger Dubuis to at the very least add a heritage line to their catalog, perhaps restoring the nicest pieces of their past such as this. Congrats on the pickup and especially at such a relat... 


 By: Weems@8 : October 5th, 2020-22:31
My compliments. RD is on an interesting route. Seeing only good design which contains originality, creativity, and prosperity. While the Sympathy i read, uprises in value, it is remarkable. Perhaps i never wear a RD, but see what RD does, it is not bad.

Silly question

 By: Jurry : October 6th, 2020-04:10
Perhaps a silly question but why are 10,11 and 12 in black the other numbers in red?

Wasn’t joking [nt]

 By: Jurry : October 6th, 2020-06:47

Interesting little watch, but the market has been a bit feverish I feel

 By: JTCL : October 6th, 2020-07:20
Frankly, I think that only a handful of dealers/collectors are behind the pump up in price, not just RD, but in FPJ for example... Unfortunately, there is very little transparency and nobody regulates the watch market. Nice watch nonetheless

RD probably getting the attention these pieces deserve

 By: zr4484 : October 11th, 2020-09:16
RD’s gamble when he went out of his way to put his name on the watch deserves recognition in my opinion. Too often people focus on the watch itself but not enough credit is given when someone attempts to change the landscape of the brands. This was rememb...  

Beautiful pieces! [nt]

 By: rremiker : October 11th, 2020-11:06