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Buying A Rolex Zenith Daytona | To Polish Or Not To Polish?

Buying A Rolex Zenith Daytona | To Polish Or Not To Polish?
welcome back to the channel guys today i wanted to show you what value for money means in the in the in the watch industry sadly i had a very nice watch on my table here which we're just going to show you pictures of but it's already been collected by the delivery driver i couldn't get the video started before it was picked up from my desk um so it that that's a little bit annoying because it was a very nice watch but i'm going to be showing you a few pictures here you're looking at a bulgari serpenti um one of the more modern ones you've got around 350 something stones on there diamonds on there and the carriage weight is about 24 and 24 point something carat it's a absolutely stunning piece i think the retail was about 115 000 pounds and we sold it just under 50 of its retail so when you're

buying

jewelry watches it always makes sense to buy second hand over

buying

pre-owned that's a sentence that you don't hear nowadays you know every everybody's like buy from your id yes buy from your ad if you can sport your watches or if you can buy um watch is basically that fetch your premium if you're able to buy them at 80 basically that is cheaper for you to buy but with discontinued watches of course you can't buy them from ads and with jewelry watches or ladies watches to be more specific it's always cheaper to buy them secondhand than it is brand new there is a fair bit of value for money in them certain jewelry...
buying a rolex zenith daytona to polish or not to polish
watches already catching up to retail but the majority of it we're talking you get a decent discount when you buy second hand so let me know what you think of that bulgari serpenty would that be your cup of tea and will address this message to the 1.7 of my female fan base thank you guys let's grow that more and more i used to have i think two percent but it's dropped possibly in the face but anyways um what i have here in front of me actually another watch that came in and that is the

zenith

daytona

this is uh i don't know if we can get this to focus that's the

zenith

daytona

one six five two zero this doesn't particularly have anything special on the dial but one thing that i really like is the fact that this is an a cereal now for most people they think a serial is the last cereal when in fact p serial was the last of the

zenith

daytona

s this is basically 1999 2000 but the

zenith

daytona

actually carried on very very very few very few carried on to p serial 2001 and of course we put one away so that's that's how it works i'm always looking for those start and end if you've watched my channel and you keep up with us um i'm always looking for the early series and the last series of pretty much any collectible model i like to put things away so we did manage to actually put a p serial away this one is a very nice example a serial will always be special the reason is yes it's not the last one but there is not a lot of them this...
buying a rolex zenith daytona to polish or not to polish
is as well here it has the solid end link it had the couple of you know upgrades from the previous one on the bracelet but besides that it's pretty much the same thing of course it has the swiss made dial that has every time i say a serial siri picks up but anyways this one of course has the swiss made down rather than the t-swiss so this is not teritium that means the luminous is still nice and active on it i'm going to be showing you and close-ups of this watch as we talk one thing i wanted to do and i tried to sometimes avoid is when we get watches that have quite a few bits of scratching on there i personally usually see the potential in these watches and sometimes i classify something as mean condition but the customer doesn't get it i think the retail eyes don't understand as much as somebody who's more seasoned in watches that yes sometimes something is scratched up but it's actually absolutely mint and if you

polish

it it becomes like new in this case i know a lot of people don't like to

polish

this i wouldn't call this absolutely mint condition because the bracelet let's be honest is not mint mint but it's a decent condition average condition watch the case is in better condition than the bracelet but what we have here is we have a watch that has been

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ed in the past so for me there is absolutely no point leaving it without

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ing it i think i can give it to somebody who's really really good and they can bring it...
buying a rolex zenith daytona to polish or not to polish
back up to looking very nice and fresh and more eye pleasing now had this watch never been

polish

ed before i would have just left it as it is but because it has had a

polish

in the past well i might as well correct the way that it looks and make it look a lot nicer so in this scenario

polish

ing the watch would add value rather than detract from the value of the watch so um i'm just going to show you like how the bracelet is currently certain parts of the bracelet are better than others and i think this video is going to be a little bit um long in the making because i'm thinking of just showing you a couple of watches posting this video giving you like a follow-up later in another video but you know what i think we don't post this video now and we're going to show you guys the transformation of this watch after it comes back so we're going to shoot a few close-ups now and then we'll shoot a few other close-ups when the watch comes back and i'll show you how everything is for now i'll show you what happens when a watch comes in i've shown it before it's fairly quick people are like oh you can't be serious that you open and check and do everything on every single watch yourself yes i do check every single one myself because i initiate the payment once i give it to my watchmaker that payment has already been made so give me just one second now just keep the camera there for a sec first thing i do wind the watch up i can already tell...
this needs a bit of work needs a service a little bit on a stiffer side so it's due for a service and then we stick on the time grapher right here actually do you want to come around we stick on a time grapher here just reset it and just watch what it does um let's see struggling to pick up a reading on this one there we are you can see actually the amplitude is not too bad usually it will be higher than this once it's uh freshly serviced but you can see it's gaining about 10 seconds a day and got a little bit of a beat error going right there try in a different position it's not too bad really for the age for the age and the fact that it hasn't been serviced for a very long time and if you press here it actually gives you an average after i've tried a few positions you can see right here about five seconds a day is the average between the max and the minimum it's right there 5.4 seconds a day and then you know i would check the watch in several positions based on these stats a lot of people might be just like well i'm happy with it but that's not the case because i can feel it's first that amplitude needs to go up a little bit uh reduce the beat error get that um get that uh plus minus a little bit more stable because there is a bit of quite a bit of difference between the top and bottom but i mean if we go here still about five step 4.95 seconds a day it's not too bad for what it is let's take this off right now sorry...
i'm just doing this a little bit faster than usual um actually not not really when i'm checking the watch for myself just to bite in i do check it fairly quick but when i when i'm sending a watch i leave it on there for a bit test it in every position just make sure that it's perfect before i get that sent out then what we can do right here is remove this it's already scratched up so i don't need to worry too much about taping the shoulders but removing these doesn't really harm the shoulders when you put it back sometimes you can get a few scratches but you can see there's already some scratches there so there's no there's absolutely no point for me to take those shoulders when i put the bracelet back on because this watch is going for a

polish

and i am actually fairly good with it so i know how to do it without having to tape the shoulders um then we go right here okay you don't need to get super close up because it's it's a little bit cramped and i tell you why i check this here before i put it in the water pressure with the with the sorry with the pressure machine is because i want to be a little bit more fair make sure it's closed properly before i check it but now i will open it and double check the movement i've already taken a look at the dial to make sure there's nothing wrong with it now we loosen it up for anybody saying this could be what dust alert and things like that guys it's going for a...
service and i'm pretty sure from the debt i can see around it there could be already a bit of dirt in the movement any loop guys i usually have like 10 loops on my desk panic nice yeah i can i can tell it's due for a service the condition of the actual movement is nice but i can tell there's a bit of dust i can tell there's there's a bit of work that needs to be done i don't know for example can you see there's a bit like black right there can we get that on camera you think or you can crop in try later all right so yeah i i can tell it needs a service but there is no obvious sign of actual damage so it's not too bad it's actually quite pristine there is no damage in there case back is quite nice clean no pitting yeah let's just give it close it up properly yeah i'll just line up the teeth and by the way these cases once you close them you i hate it when people crank the case like once they once it's shot it's completely shut there's nothing you know there's nothing more to it you don't there's no such thing as less tight in it more all you're doing is either breaking the teeth or breaking the thread on the inside so once it's shut it's sharp finish now that i know this the case is shut properly i check that all the crowns are shot i've already inspected that there's no size of damage on the outside then i put it in the pressure checker right here this one is a simple one what i have on my...
desk is a three bar machine my watchmaker of course has something much much higher we've actually got a three bar machine a 10 bar machine you don't need to just leave it there that's absolutely fine we've got three bar machine a 10 bar machine and we have i think we have a 300 meter 600 meter depending in which office we have machines that do uh quite a lot higher because this for me is just like an initial check and last second check when i'm sending to make sure that everything's okay and it does the job perfectly there you go just close that this is the only part i like to usually show things in real time but this usually takes a couple of minutes this usually takes a couple of minutes and if everything is done so we will cut from here as soon as this is ready i'll show you what happens so usually while i'm waiting for this machine what i do is start inspecting the rest of the watch in this case it's the bracelet which is what i have here i can tell this needs a little bit of work needs a clean up

polish

up a bit of tlc basically but i look at more signs of you know making sure everything is authentic on there the hallmarks on the end links make sure that everything is aged correct for the watch as well especially on a watch like this and look at the numbers on the clasp because these are good indicators of age look how everything is finished i'm happy with this i just think it needs a little bit of care and then it's literally...
just a waiting game i get on with emails while this is going sometimes this is very quick sometimes it takes a few minutes but we'll show you exactly what will happen as you can see now it's it's past it and then it's just going to release the pressure and then this opens automatically what i usually do take the watch out you can print a receipt if you want i'll just put this part back here this is for smaller cases and you can see it's printing a receipt right there so now we're happy with everything with the watch we run it through the loss of stolen register comes back in roughly usually around two three minutes and then we pay the customer that's it job done usually when people are here we do everything very quick 10-15 minutes they're paid done everybody's happy when they send it through the post as well as we open the post my colleague hands me over watches i check them we get in exactly the same manner and then we get the customers paid one by one and it's fairly swift process but for now you've seen how the watch looks like it needs a little bit of work i'm gonna give it to my watchmaker to service it

polish

it and then we'll show you how it looks so we have the watch now back here from the watchmaker and it looks absolutely stunning let me show you actually hold on a sec i need to put on the gloves because without the gloves i'm not professional see now the wisdom is coming on patrick philippe i feel smarter...
i feel so much smarter i was criticized before for not wearing gloves here's the gloves it came back looking absolutely stunning guys we've took some close-ups for you to see um in this case look i've always said it un

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ed is always nice but in certain cases

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ed up adds a little bit of value because this watch was already

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ed up so there's no point leaving it un

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ed because the word un

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ed doesn't fit it how many times have i stayed on

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now about four times but anyways um yeah so there was no point leaving it untouched because the watch was touched in the past so you might as well do it again and make it look as pristine as possible so in this case we added value by

polish

ing the watch up and i'm just going to show you a few close-ups you can see how the bracelet just looks a lot neater the clasp the case the bezel for sure looks absolutely stunning i think the

polish

er has done a spectacular job on on this watch bearing in mind this is not what i would have called you know a hundred percent or a 99 condition no this is this is a very very good condition but i wouldn't have classified it as absolute mint but for sure it is a watch that has been you know well looked after for the age we've kept the sticker in the back here so there are a few scuffs on the case back we were still thinking is it worth removing the sticker and just finishing up the case back i might actually end up doing that what i'm saying is all...
of these novelties being un

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ed and having sticker in the back they're only nice when the watch has never been touched before when i say touch i don't mean one i mean as in

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ed up was that like six times seven times now all right so basically

polish

ing up eight can add a bit of value when it's done in the right time but if a watch has never been touched just don't do any work on it i hope you enjoyed this video i hope it made sense i hope um you like that initial bulgaria i thought it was amazing and hope to see you guys soon in the next one take care