Parma Watch Show...MANY thanks to all my italian friends!!

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Parma Watch Show...MANY thanks to all my italian friends!!

Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

October 2nd, 2011, 8:09 pm #1

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!


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Joined: January 4th, 2008, 2:49 pm

October 2nd, 2011, 8:39 pm #2

Thanks again Philipp.

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Joined: August 16th, 2006, 3:26 pm

October 2nd, 2011, 8:41 pm #3

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

Another great report & post
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Joined: July 8th, 2005, 8:30 pm

October 2nd, 2011, 9:08 pm #4

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

lovely report and killer watches. Keep those awesome reports coming!!

Cheers from 033 - hope 2 drop by soon. Are you still in the shop at times or just living the hard knock live you keep posting about?
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Joined: November 22nd, 2004, 10:13 am

October 2nd, 2011, 10:49 pm #5

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

Some amazing pieces there P

looks like a great show

Julian
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Joined: October 31st, 2010, 10:41 pm

October 3rd, 2011, 12:46 am #6

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

exceptional watches, love the PP
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Joined: April 3rd, 2010, 10:54 am

October 3rd, 2011, 1:51 am #7

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

congratulation on the beauuuuuuutiful tropical. drool drool drool
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Joined: May 17th, 2005, 2:06 pm

October 3rd, 2011, 8:26 am #8

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

nkl
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Joined: August 13th, 2008, 4:05 pm

October 3rd, 2011, 9:01 am #9

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

Thanks for the report - great information, as usual :-)
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Joined: October 12th, 2006, 4:29 pm

October 3rd, 2011, 2:35 pm #10

I was really impressed by the warm welcome from all the great Rolex
collectors that come to Parma every edition. I also got so many nice
remarks about our previous Passion Meeting and many asked me to arrange
a 'italian' version...maybe in the future guys, thanks for the compliment!!

What can I say about the fair besides that the accomodation
was much better this time, the weather outside was 30+ degrees,
the prosciutto was as delicious as always and everybody was
prepared for second part of the season... the booths where very
full with Sports models in all kinds of versions but the focus
was again on quality...difference in price between nice and perfect
is getting bigger and bigger...those couple of super interesting
examples where sold high in a second, looks like there's still
plenty of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Too many buyers!

We had a great dinner on friday night with excellent food & wine and
it's was super to see everybody again after the holidays. I was more
more impressed from this time show compared to previous Parma edition.

To be honest, I did so much talking that I all forgot about making pictures.
Besides that, it's for me getting more and more difficult to share all
special Rolex that pass by my hands because of privacy reasons but I can
assure you all that many exceptional rare ones are still around to discover.

So here's a short impression of my trip...

I started at L'orologio in Bologna




























Il Presidente & Frans Beckenbauer )




Back in Bologna, time to party, thanks Peppo!


Ohh, I almost forgot, a quick picture of my new addition, tropical brown Daytona ref 6240



So MANY thanks again for giving me the possibility to share our passion with
eachother & BIGGEST respect to all you guys out there!! See you next time!!

Regards to you ALL!
Philipp

PS Parma is still opened till end of next weekend, so anybody who's
around, it's a must to see what's happening there at this moment!!

You stated that the difference in price between nice and perfect is getting bigger and bigger. As a collector and also appraiser I would like to see see some examples of this with actual watches with pictures, and sales prices not just words. It is easy to say that there are "plenty" of $$ around to buy a perfect vintage Rolex. Also I don't know your definition of the word perfect with respect to vintage Rolex. I'm not sure of the word "plenty of $$" because I see a lot of merchandise available. Please explain.
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