Sub 5513 vs Explorer I 1016

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Sub 5513 vs Explorer I 1016

Joined: March 1st, 2011, 1:38 am

August 20th, 2012, 11:19 pm #1

I was offered a very nice Explorer I, ref 1016 s/n 2.3M. As in my collection I have four subs 5513 I am thinking to let go one of them, (a meters first s/n 1.4M) so I can swap it for the Explorer. Both watches are in very good conditions (case, dial, hands etc). Do you think it is a convenient deal? Are Explorer 1016 as much desirable as Subs 5513? Please, let me know your opinions. Thank you in advance
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Joined: November 26th, 2009, 11:31 pm

August 21st, 2012, 7:35 pm #2

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variety is the spice of life. get the 1016, & start enjoying the fun of wearing something different everyday.
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Joined: March 1st, 2011, 1:38 am

August 21st, 2012, 8:27 pm #3

for your advice, I agree, variety is more fun. I am a bit worried because I do not see as much enthusiasm for 1016 among collectors as for subs, specially for 5513. That´s why I doubt,and also I heard that 5513 are easier to sell than 1016.
Thnak you again!
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Joined: May 28th, 2007, 5:43 pm

August 22nd, 2012, 9:22 am #4

A 5513 will probably always be easier to sell than a 1016. That doesn't mean it isn't 100 times rarer or a better watch....it just means it isn't as popular.

It has a better movement and they made far less of them.

It's a cool watch and if you have that many subs...why not.

I have the 6610 and it's one of my favorites because you don't see very many...and even fewer really nice ones.

1016 is a cool watch. They go up and down in value. They had a very large very quick run up several years back and then some people got caught holding the ball speculating...so that may make people a little shy...it's a very cool watch and not one you are going to see a lot of around...at least not compared to 5513.

I like my 5513 too...
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Joined: March 1st, 2011, 1:38 am

August 22nd, 2012, 7:56 pm #5

and thanks you for helping me and clarifying my doubts. You've made a list of the topics that were worring me. Finally, I made up my mind, and I will go for the 1016. Once I get it I will show some pics to know your opinion.
Thank you again!!!
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