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I listed my Sammie two weeks ago, at a price I thought might have been high enough that I would have to wait to find a buyer. It sold in two hours. There's a lot of demand for that model right now.

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I'm quite intrigue... especially as the asking prices I've seen lately is almost that of a Sumo, which IMHO, is a superior watch (missing out on just the SS vs Titanium, but that's each to their own preference).

So, what do you guys think is the reason for the recent resurgence of interest? Is it the anticipated rise in value from the relatively-short production run? Or do people prefer the styling of the Samurai? I mean, we're not talking about a 4S15 Titanium Diver here. A friend asked me about this, and I wasn't able to give a definitive answer.
 

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Yeah considered selling my sammi, but seen so many hit the sales forums and held off.
But the sammi's in demand are titanium, do the regular SS sammi's worthy in the demand dept., and can they also command top dollar? Just wondering.
I've seen some hovering high prices but not sure if they're selling.
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Both SS amd Ti Sammys are discontinued. They were both popular divers when they were around. I am sure even with the release of Sumo and the new Ti 6R15 diver there are collectors who prefer the angular shape of the Sammies. So its not surprising to see prices going up when they are no longer available brand new.

IMO its better to get a Sammy now than a Sumo. Sumos are new models (relatively) and should be around for years to come. Whereas Sammies willk probably hold their price quite well and even appreciate.
 

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badern said:
Both SS amd Ti Sammys are discontinued. They were both popular divers when they were around. I am sure even with the release of Sumo and the new Ti 6R15 diver there are collectors who prefer the angular shape of the Sammies. So its not surprising to see prices going up when they are no longer available brand new.

IMO its better to get a Sammy now than a Sumo. Sumos are new models (relatively) and should be around for years to come. Whereas Sammies willk probably hold their price quite well and even appreciate.
Good point, badern--thank you :) ... I do hope the Sumo will have a long production run so that a lot more people could discover and enjoy it, even second hand.
 

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I had a SBDA003 that was stolen in December, and was looking for a replacement ever since. Only last week was I able to close a deal on one from Greece (left Greece on the 31st here to Brazil :-[ ). At least for me it was pretty tough to find one.
 

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LUW said:
I had a SBDA003 that was stolen in December, and was looking for a replacement ever since. Only last week was I able to close a deal on one from Greece (left Greece on the 31st here to Brazil :-[ ). At least for me it was pretty tough to find one.
That sucks, glad to hear you found a replacement. ;)
soon you'll be reunited and all the universe will be restored. LOL ;)

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Thanx Dave! The Sammy became a grail for me - honestly, I would rather get the SBDA003 then a PO or a Oris Ti or even a Fifty Fathoms that previously ruled my horological fantasies.
 

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For quite a while I lusted after the blue ti model but when I got it, well no real connection I guess. She wen on to greener pastures, no regrets. Hopefully the new owner has bonded with it.
 

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LUW said:
Thanx Dave! The Sammy became a grail for me - honestly, I would rather get the SBDA003 then a PO or a Oris Ti or even a Fifty Fathoms that previously ruled my horological fantasies.
Sorry to hear of that, Luciano... Here's my previous SBDA003 next to my Oris Ti (both gone)... the blue works really well on Ti, IMO, more so than black.



 

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Don, that's what I think too. The best color for that case in Ti is definitively blue, while the black, white and orange don't do absolutely nothing for me.
 
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