Too many divers: Keep both? Or sell one?

I love divers. They are super practical as an everyday watch and suitable for any occasion, incredibly legible with easy to read dials, and easier to use than a chronograph to quickly time something. In particular, the Seamaster 300 and the no date Rolex Submariner (Ref. 124060) are two that I love. And yet, they are so similar! I find myself flip flopping between keeping both or selling one. The Rolex is no doubt the classic and archetype of a diver. It is everything you expect of a diver: incredibly satisfying bezel action, beautifully symmetrical dial, excellent lume. It never fails to catch someone’s attention - which could be a good or bad thing! However, the Omega has so much going for it too! The independent hour setting on the Omega makes it a great travel watch. And the subtle blue dial and bezel sets it apart just enough. Not to mention that beautiful sandwich dial is a joy to look at. What would you do? Keep both? Or sell one? And if you sell one, which one and why?

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I like both. I have a plan to give my watch collection to my kids in hopefully like 50 more years or whatever. They know how much I like wearing these timepieces and I think holding on to as many as possible over my total lifespan is a great plan for me. Idk if that works for you, but that's my reasoning for keeping them 

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What you talk in’ bout too many !! It’s always never ‘nuff!’…wanna trade for a Seiko Gmt 🤪

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I like the fact that the Submariner is a "natural" evolution of a watch and not trying to be a vintage watch. With watches that are modern but try to look old (vintage inspired I believe is the term) I always have a feeling that they don't look right. They don't have oxidation stains (aka patina) where you expect them based on the design and likely never will...

I'm also not sure how that whole trend will "age" not in the sense of developing patina but more in the sense of trendyness. In the last few years vintage inspired watches were fashionable but stuff like the Seamaster 300 and the Black Bay line might not be in a few years. As much as I like to think of myself as someone who doesn't pay too much attention to what others think, I think most of us like to have stuff that's cool and trendy. 

So the Rolex gets my vote! 

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They're both awesome!  But, I'm a big believer in arbitrage opportunities, so as a result I would sell the Sub.

  • At the moment, Rolex watches have achieved after-market prices that reflect a level of demand that outstrips available supply - this is a demand shock that was potentially the result of the "Instagram Effect" and the Pandemic
  • The question is, "Do we expect this demand shock to continue on into eternity?"
  • Accurate predictions are hard to make, especially predictions about the future.  But, we do know that prior to 2016, you could walk into an AD and get a Sub for a slight discount off MSRP
  • Beyond that, we know that demand shocks are temporary - the market finds ways to increase supply of any given good (or acceptable substitutes of that good) that has gone up in price
  • Given the above points, we might conclude that this price spike for Rolex Subs is a temporary phenomenon.   If it's temporary, one could sell the Sub now and then buy it again at some point in the future, when supply has adequately met demand and prices have fallen!
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Thanks for sharing your mindset.  Its a hard choice to decide which baby to sell.  They're both classics in their own right.  Some will say the Rolex sets the bar, but I think the Seamaster is right there (and technically more advanced these days).  

You'd definitely ride the curve on the Sub if you sell it today, but that is no guarantee it will be easy enough to pick up down the road.  And if you enjoy the Seamaster, selling that will make you sad until you can get another one.

So...

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D. Sell them both. Then buy a Casio and be done with it.

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They are very different watches from each other and can live comfortably in a collection together. 

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Sell the Omega. You've lost money already. Might as well cut your losses. 

Damn I'm in a brutal mood tonight 😂

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I'd sell the Sub for two reasons:

  1.  You'll get more than you paid for it. 
  2.  You will still have the far nicer looking watch, and won't be saddled with the ugly, and frankly silly looking "Mercedes" hour hand. 
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Sell them both and get a super compressor.

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You can never have too many diver.  The Rolex and the Omega are different enough to easily justify keeping both.

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I’m on board with you - also a Diver addict here.  Even if it looks nothing like a diver, a watch should have 100m and screw crown IMHO. 

My $0.02 - sell sub.  Way overvalued, and pretty dull looking.  The  Rolex brand itself has gradually turned into a watch for influencers and children of oligarchs.

After selling it  - I’d get several more interesting divers with the mad profit 😁

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I choose selection D: Sell both and purchase the true archetype - The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms!

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I voted keep both. They’re are easily different enough. If you like divers there is no harm in owning more than one. 

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I’ve thinking about the title to this post. The words are in English but the sentence doesn’t make sense. 

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Keep them both and don't look back! You have no idea how many people would love to own both of them watches.