It is not too late to get to the topic. I have to admit that it is not easy to write articles and share some opinions on the watch house. Because different players from Tiannanhaibei are gathered, everyone watches are different, the depth of play is different, and the channels for buying watches are different. Especially those who buy watches and play second watches in the store have completely different perceptions about the value of watches. In a previous article, a friend said that the article did not stand in the position of consumers, and did not look at the true value of watches from the perspective of the secondary market. Therefore, today I want to discuss a small issue with you. This problem does not occur in the case of buying watches in the store, but is happening in the domestic secondary market at this moment. When we face the previous generation of water ghost 14060M and the new Cartier Caribo diving watch, how should we choose? To be honest, this is really an interesting and tangled puzzle.
Three different types of water ghosts, from left to right, are 14060 with ‘two-line characters’ on the surface, 114060 ‘Fat Needles’ currently on sale, and 14060M with ‘4-line characters’ on the surface. Please pay attention to these three different water Subtle differences in appearance between ghosts. All three water ghosts are in circulation on the market.
At present, Rolex’s calendarless water ghost is 114060, 14060M is the previous generation calendarless water ghost, and it is no longer sold in specialty stores. The 114060 water ghost currently on sale costs a little more than 60,000. Many people like water ghost, and 114060 is also a popular model. However, because Rolex watches and LV bags are the same, there is no discount, so whether you buy a watch overseas or buy a second watch, the difference is actually small. Now buying a 114060 from overseas is about 45,000, and a second-hand 114060 is also about 40,000 (usually a little over 40,000). Compared with other brands of watches, the price difference is very small. On the other hand, in the secondary market of domestic watches, there are many previous generations of waterless ghosts 14060 / 14060M in circulation, because the price of the previous generation 14060M was lower than 114060 at that time. After entering the secondary market, the used price was basically It dropped to about 30,000. The previous generation of 14060M and the current 114060 are basically the same in appearance, and the price is better, so many players will buy 14060M. In the recent period, Cartier’s new Caribo diving watch has also begun to enter the domestic secondary market, and the price is basically the same as the previous generation of water ghost 14060M. This presents a very tangled situation. For the same price, whether to choose the previous generation of water ghost 14060M or the new Caribo diving watch, I have been entangled in the choice between the old and the new for a long time. The reason is as follows.
14060 with two lines of characters on the disk.
First of all, I can say without hesitation that when most people see this problem, they will tend to water ghosts. But when we think about it, it won’t be that simple. The advantage of 14060M is that it is a Rolex. And it is the most classic calendarless submarine, with a high degree of recognition and altar status. But beyond these auras, we also have to see the current problems with the 14060M. 14060M is the previous generation of water ghosts. The first problem is that the production year is early. We know that most of the 14060M in domestic circulation are produced in the past few years (14060M from 2001 to 2011). Of course, I cannot rule out that some of them are likely to be produced in the 1990s. The 14060 produced in the 1990s is very common in auctions (the 14060 dial has two lines without the word superlative chronometer, and the 14060M was later changed to four lines). So the state of the watch is definitely not as good as the newly produced watch. Secondly, the 14060M movement will definitely be in good condition after maintenance. However, the submarines before 114060/116610 are all aluminum rings. The biggest problem of aluminum rings was scratches easily, which is not as good as scratch resistance of ceramic rings. And the aluminum ring is easy to fade. This is a technical problem of the previous generation of water ghosts of 14060. Third, the buckle of the previous generation 14060M is a Rolex vintage buckle with a grain, which is completely different from the appearance of the current buckle. Differences in details, hollow bracelets, these are not easy to see).
14060M of the ‘four-line character’ on the disk.
114060 currently on sale. Note that in appearance, the crown shoulders are larger, the lugs are wider and larger, the minute hands are thicker and fatter, and the bezel pits are finer.
As you can see, for the previous generation of water ghosts like 14060M, I don’t really care about the movement, because even this watch does not use the blue hairspring, it has no effect on the movement of the movement. The problems of the previous generation 14060M were mainly concentrated on some issues in the year of production and appearance recognition.
Cartier Caribe Diving Watch is Cartier’s new professional-grade diving watch with high configuration and beautiful appearance.
Although I know very well at the Watch House, Cartier is not without high voices. But in the domestic secondary market, the situation is exactly the opposite. Cartier Caribo, including Caribo diving watches that have appeared frequently in the recent period, and Caribo, which has been drilled back, have all been ‘hot’. The most appealing feature of Cartier Caribe diving watches is the ‘new’. This is a new model of a new diving watch. From the bezel, case and movement of the watch, the various configurations represent the current mainstream configuration in the field of diving watches. The Caribe diving watch is a rare new type of diving watch that does not use a ceramic bezel but uses an ADLC carbon-plated bezel. The entire watch passed the ISO6425 standard and is undoubtedly a professional-grade diving watch. At the same time, it uses Cartier’s self-produced 1904MC movement. The dual barrel provides strong torque to the watch and maintains a high swing. Another thing that attracted me at the time was the blue spinel on the crown, which was very beautiful. All of this looks perfect, but the biggest disadvantage of this watch is that its opponent is a Rolex Submariner. We can make a simple comparison of two watches for the key parts of a diving watch.
The 1904MC self-winding movement used by Caribo dive watches.
Case: Both watches are steel, Rolex is 904 steel, Caribo is 316 steel, in fact, there is not much difference.
Bezel: Rolex 14060M is an aluminum ring, Carbo is an ADLC-plated bezel. ADLC coating is similar to diamond coating, which increases the hardness of the bezel. This is also a new technology in recent years. Carbo’s bezel configuration is higher.
Waterproof: Rolex 14060M is a 300-meter water-resistant professional diving watch. The Caribo dive watch is also a 300-meter waterproof professional diving watch. Caribo has passed the ISO6425 international standard certification. This certification includes more than 20 (I remember it) tests, which are strict and credible.
Movement: Rolex 14060M 31XX series movement and Cartier Caribo 1904MC movement, Rolex 31XX advantage lies in the top observatory, and a good reputation.
The blue spinel crown of the Caribe diving watch is very beautiful and very eye-catching.
In the 14060M and Caribo diving watches, the two options of the same price, there will be two solutions, and there are good reasons.
1. According to the second watch ‘buy new but not old’ buying watch theory, we should choose Cartier Caribo diving watch. Because this is a new diving watch on sale. Cartier’s brand awareness is not much worse than that of Rolex, and the brand value is also relatively high; the appearance of the Caribo diving watch is completely the current aesthetic trend, decent hands-on; the watch itself is very high configuration, technical performance is better. At a glance, you can see that it is a new watch, so at the same price, you can choose the Caribo diving watch.
2. According to the previous generation of 14060M and the currently sold 114060, the appearance is basically the same (except for nuances such as buckle, crown shoulder, bezel, etc.), and the same movement (except for nuances such as hairspring), so 14060M can be used as A replacement for 114060, so you can choose 14060M. As long as the official Rolex maintenance, even the earlier 14060M production year can reach a brand new state. Therefore, at 114060 all the way up now, 14060M is very cost-effective.
The buckle of the previous generation Water Ghost 14060 / 14060M is the old belt buckle, which is the most intuitive way to identify new and old Water Ghosts.
I know very well that any comparison and choice must have a result, and a choice without results is meaningless. So let me tell you my ‘results’ first.
I really like the Cartier Caribo diving watch (I am also a fan), because I think it is a combination of technology (professional-grade diving watch) and art (small three-pin, spinel, disc details) Diving watches, and Cartier’s brand value is also very strong. I’ve had the urge to buy Cartier watches many times, but every time my family would persuade me because the family would say ‘rolex forever’. Two watches are like the two ends of a balance. When they are in a balanced position, this sentence will become an external force to Rolex. Therefore, I would really take a 14060M and send it to work clothes.