Almost 10yr ago For my 50th the wife went 50/50 on this for me a IWC Portuguese perpetual Calendar. I paid 18.5k which is a sizeable sum by anyone’s means but to Buy new now would cost you 35k+ and even 2nd hand 25+ if you can find one! I’ve owned 2 Omegas a Panerai and a Rolex which kinda got me into horology hence the reason I bought this. I wanted a Perpetual Calendar and this is the cheapest way in by far. In simple terms it does not need any adjustment whatsoever for day, date, year, month even allowing for leap years for another 200 years. It’s a true mechanical marvel with auto winding and 7nday reserve, the mind boggles at the genius that designed this when all watches were mechanical.You are right Dave I have been looking at watches a fair bit recently and I not sure that it’s the fact the used market has gone up or that the same new watch has rocketed
oh a £20 battery Casio will probs do more.
Lets see how my 60th pressie stacks a GnR CE as wifey has gone half-lives on that! ill be happy if it keeps its price.