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Daytona Landscape 2022 (116500, 116520, 16520, 62XX)

  1. MPWATCH Watch Lover Mar 14, 2022

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    The Daytona is my favorite model produced. Since it's difficult to purchase anything under 40,000 as of 3/14/22, I've been focusing on the 116520/16520 which have always been my favorite references due to collectable dial attributes/case attributes and being relatively accessible compared to other models.


    116500 is 43,000 (Black) - 55,000 (White 2022 unworn)
    116520 is 28,500 (Black) - 37,000 (White high condition /"Panna" creme dial)
    16520 is 30,000 (Black/White) - 45,000 (Black/White high condition /Patrizzi)

    62XX are all over the place depending on condition / dial type but all are over 70,000

    *Update* (4 months later) 6/11/22

    116520 = 23,000 (Black watch only +1,500 for complete set or newer buckle) - 25,000 (White complete set)
    16520 = Unchanged
    116500 = 26,000 (Black like new 2020 complete) - 36,000 (White complete set like new)

    In conclusion....116500 took roughly a 40% drop in price from the "investor collector" jumping ship.


    The 116500 is lightweight and super interesting design with the black ceramic bezel but is that ceramic bezel and updated caliber worth the extra 14,500 compared to the steel 116520/16520 (No...IMO)

    Excited to hear what others think is the most exciting Daytona model right now.
     
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  2. sky21 Mar 14, 2022

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    I’m going to agree with you and say my favorite is the 116520. I prefer the white dial for better legibility.
     
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  3. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 14, 2022

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    Panda dial with black bezel…
     
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  4. ATWG Mar 14, 2022

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    I agree, they are a ‘bargain’ compared to the ceramic Daytona’s. I’m partial to the zenith movements of the 16520 reference. I’m lucky to have purchased my unpolished inverted 6 years ago when they were not loved and were going for a lot less than MSRP.
     
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  5. Faz Mar 14, 2022

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    I’m not sure how to react to this post. Save the Patrizzi and the Newman, I’ve owned the other references for which if paid a fraction of the prices these command today. And this was not more than 10 years ago…had I known, I’d be retired today. I guess I’m a bad investor. :D
     
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  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 14, 2022

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    I paid $5000 usd for my 116520, it was a good watch for that price. Its weird to think how many times that it’s worth now. I find it really strange that the new ones are worth so much more than the old ones, it’s not like that for most other models but I guess the hype surrounding it does that.

    Anyone who is buying the new ceramic for more than you can get the 16520 Zenith Daytona for frankly needs their head examined as that’s a steal considering how uncommon the Zeniths actually are compared to the later ones.

    What I will also mention about the Daytona is that it’s a pretty great daily wearer and tends to be my first choice just due to the comfort and convenience. To actually wear it’s the best watch Rolex makes imo.
     
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  7. Faz Mar 14, 2022

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    I agree wholeheartedly. I never regret selling a watch but the 16520 is close….and a fabulous daily wearer as you say.
     
  8. Om3ga321 Mar 15, 2022

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    16520 Zenith black or white.
    The sub dial symmetry of the Zenith is so balanced to my eyes.
    The ceramic bezel seems to make the watch top heavy.
     
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  9. Chris75 Mar 19, 2022

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    45K for a Patrizzi is way optimistic unfortunately.

    That said it's insane that a 116500 costs as much (or even more) a 16520.

    Owned all these references, including the 116500: now I am very happy with a black 16520 and white 116520, even though the creamy 116520 itchy has started..
     
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  10. MPWATCH Watch Lover Jul 11, 2022

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    Though I'd update this thread since we've seen some BIG changes.

    4 months later......

    116500 took a hard hit
    116520 took a medium hit
    Neo-Vintage feels safe

    IMO - Not an expert
     
  11. ALEJANDRO BOVONE Jul 11, 2022

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    time went by and when i saw just a sapphire crystal automatic unatractive daytona, the 16520 series, now I feel it more desirable and lovely to have. not sure if others feel the same way. black bezel still looks a bit monstruous all in all the general look and feel.
     
  12. morningtundra Jul 17, 2022

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    What's the price status of the 16528? Has anyone been watching this one?
     
  13. jhross98 Jul 17, 2022

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    i agree with this, and I see the same thing in Patek. Neo-vintage is definitely the safe place to be with prices still in some cases rising

    its a broader discussion but I never saw vintage prices do what modern did the last 6-12 months and I don't see "A" quality vintage falling much at all
     
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