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    Hi All

    Apologies for what might seem to be a naive question but...is the Codebreaker a good investment opportunity when its released later this year.

    I do love the watch but like all the pieces in my collection, they do have to be "re-saleable" if I need to recoup some of my cash investment.

    12K is a lot of money...the watch is fabulous...but could it be a bit dead in teh water if I nned to sell it at some time???

    Again, apologies for the naivety, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on such things. I know watches are hugely risky as investments from new, but will this special edition coupled with Bremont's rising star status make this a "good buy" or should it just be "goodbye"???!!!

    thanks

    Alex

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    As you state quite rightly yourself watches are risky from new anyway if you are looking to safeguard your initial investment.
    I would never buy a NEW watch unless I could afford to lose a sizable chunk of the funds over the short term.
    Whether the Codebreaker becomes a good investment is largely down to collectors perception and general interest.
    The Victory and EP120 for example have been made from parts of historic icons with a large appeal from other sectors not just watch people.
    They have the potential of both Aviation/watch and Navy/Watch collectors together.
    Both Maritime and Aviation are big markets.
    The P51 is the same although I personally think there will be a little less interest in the P51compared to the EP120 especially this side of the Atlantic.

    The Codebreaker is in my opinion more of an Enigma (pun very much intended).
    The work carried out at Bletchley was amazing and should be remembered and there are a dedicated group of people with great passion for it, but I don't think it evokes the passion that the Spitfire does, which is where a lot of the interest in EP120 comes from in my opinion.

    Personally if I was looking at investing 12k in a watch that I could ill afford to lose a fair amount of in the short term, it wouldn't be invested in a Codebreaker.
    If however it was money I didn't have to worry about too much, as should really be the case when buying a watch, I would seriously consider it.

    Just my 2 penneth.

    Mark.

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    As you state quite rightly yourself watches are risky from new anyway if you are looking to safeguard your initial investment. Listen to this guy... he's bought far too many watches...almost as many as me...


    I would never buy a NEW watch unless I could afford to lose a sizable chunk of the funds over the short term. This is also true... the retail margin usually....

    Whether the Codebreaker becomes a good investment is largely down to collectors perception and general interest. And the wider market....

    The Victory and EP120 for example have been made from parts of historic icons with a large appeal from other sectors not just watch people. The EP 120 did not rush off the shelves initially but the last pre owned one I sold made nearly 'double' its original RRP

    They have the potential of both Aviation/watch and Navy/Watch collectors together.
    Both Maritime and Aviation are big markets. This is also true...

    The P51 is the same although I personally think there will be a little less interest in the P51compared to the EP120 especially this side of the Atlantic. The P-51 is selling pre owned for its RRP and I fully expect it to perform like the EP120 eventually.... it has taken 4 years for the EP120 to get that well known....

    The Codebreaker is in my opinion more of an Enigma (pun very much intended).
    The work carried out at Bletchley was amazing and should be remembered and there are a dedicated group of people with great passion for it, but I don't think it evokes the passion that the Spitfire does, which is where a lot of the interest in EP120 comes from in my opinion. The connection with Turing makes the watch step out past the norm for Bremont... the customers who have ordered already from me are not necessarily aviation fans....
    Turing and his group are now being considered the fathers of modern computing.... Turing ate a poisoned Apple to commit suicide and the biggest company 'cash holdings' in the world has a logo of an Apple with a bite out of it... see what i am getting at...


    Personally if I was looking at investing 12k in a watch that I could ill afford to lose a fair amount of in the short term, it wouldn't be invested in a Codebreaker. I don't think anyone will because I believe that the Codebreaker will be the winner of this little investment game....

    If however it was money I didn't have to worry about too much, as should really be the case when buying a watch, I would seriously consider it. This is true....

    Just my 2 penneth. And what a great and well rounded argument you've made Mark... the kind of thing that makes me love my little forum on the net...

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