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I've been eyeing many different hublot's for a while now. I've got about 30k in watches, I buy / sell / trade them every few months just to get new stuff. Im really interested in hublot, big bangs and the sang bleu.

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I've been sufficiently warned off the brand by a lot of experienced watch guys. Saying theyre impossible to get a resale for. and id like to not get stuck with a piece for an extremely long time. Also told me that the sang bleu in particular depreciates really hard. which sounds stange to me. I dont know of many expensive watches that depreciate.

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They pretty much all depreciate.

It's not as if the Sang Bleu is in particularly high demand as there seem to be plenty available on the secondary market.

It's very "different" which gives it more limited market appeal, so as with anything outside the mainstream your target market will be smaller.

How much of a hit you take depends on how much you pay for it, and how low you are prepared to drop to move it quickly.

If you love it, get it, but if resale is your primary consideration, you might want to look elsewhere.

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I think you can sell the Classic Fusion ones easier than some of the others. I had to sell a Unico model to cover some sudden expenses, and lost about $3500 on it. I've seen the Classic Fusions Aerofusion I have selling for close to what I paid for it. I still have the Aerofusion.
 

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I think you can sell the Classic Fusion ones easier than some of the others. I had to sell a Unico model to cover some sudden expenses, and lost about $3500 on it. I've seen the Classic Fusions Aerofusion I have selling for close to what I paid for it. I still have the Aerofusion.
Thank you for actually useful information. I'll keep that in mind
 

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I heard similar and experienced a bit of a hit selling my classic fusion. I bought the blue dial 42mm for around $5400 out the door from an AD and sold it for just under $4k about a year later. I thought about buying used (which I normally do) but Hublot replicas are so prevalent that I didn’t want to risk being scammed. As much as I like the look of the classic fusion, it always irked me that I paid over $5k for a watch with a $200 ETA movement.
 

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I heard similar and experienced a bit of a hit selling my classic fusion. I bought the blue dial 42mm for around $5400 out the door from an AD and sold it for just under $4k about a year later. I thought about buying used (which I normally do) but Hublot replicas are so prevalent that I didn’t want to risk being scammed. As much as I like the look of the classic fusion, it always irked me that I paid over $5k for a watch with a $200 ETA movement.
yeah hublot's movements are really cheap. I wish they'd improve it. They seem like good watches for people who just wanna yell I have money
 

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yeah hublot's movements are really cheap. I wish they'd improve it. They seem like good watches for people who just wanna yell I have money
You might want to do a little research.

Hublot has been using their in house Unico movement for some time now, (I believe around 2013?), and it has some quite innovative features and variants.

It is by no means a "cheap" movement.

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You might want to do a little research.

Hublot has been using their in house Unico movement for some time now, (I believe around 2013?), and it has some quite innovative features and variants.

It is by no means a "cheap" movement.


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Also, don’t forget that the Spirit of Big Bang houses the caliber HUB4700, which is a reworked and skeletonised version of the famous El Primero chronograph movement from Zenith, Hublot’s sister brand within LVMH. Good stuff here!
 

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Love Hublot but this is a sad fact.

Had a King Power worrh about $22k and dealers would only offer a $8k trade in when they were reselling via third party for $17.5. If you have a buyer in mind it’s never a bad idea, but if you want to hold and resell whenever, I would advise against the niche models.

Stainless Steel Big bangs and classic fusions are both safe bets


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Many watch enthusiast collecting Hublots usually buy them used at very reasonable prices and they resell them to take a small loss whenever they want to upgrade. I think buying used watches is a really fair move when coming to collecting Hublot.
 

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I have owned only 1 Hublot, but sold it very easily. I have to say I absolutely loved the watch. I will happily buy them again. 2nd hand is definitely the way to go for all the models. I owned a SS/Ceramic Carbon Big Bang 44mm complete set. Although the price new on that watch was $13600, the sweet spot is between $5500 - $6500 used. I had offers on that watch 3-4 times a week for every single month that I owned it at $6k - $7k.

Good luck. I hope you find the right watch at the right price.

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i would recommend buying 2nd hand if youre concerned about resale - but in saying that Hublots arent the most resellable watch (Rolex/Tudors + Pateks seem to me more susceptible to 2nd hand value retention).
 

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I agree with Family Man and whiteshields. If you buy one brand new, you are going to take a hit if you sell. I would look at the Big Bangs and Unicos second hand. Those are the most popular and easiest to resell. My Unico was beautiful and my wife's favorite watch I owned.
 

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Just bought a used King Power as close to NIB as you can get with all tags, paperwork, etc. for $6K. Still had the Govberg $22K price sticker on the box. My watch guy said he'd give me $5K any day of the week so I figured at worse, I'd be out $1K if I wanted to flip it. I have 8.25 inch wrists and love the King Power. Usually wear a Rolex Deep Sea daily so it's a nice change. Not heavy either for its size.
 

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Just bought a used King Power as close to NIB as you can get with all tags, paperwork, etc. for $6K. Still had the Govberg $22K price sticker on the box. My watch guy said he'd give me $5K any day of the week so I figured at worse, I'd be out $1K if I wanted to flip it. I have 8.25 inch wrists and love the King Power. Usually wear a Rolex Deep Sea daily so it's a nice change. Not heavy either for its size.
Wow congrats on a great buy
Buying used from watch brokers and selling back to them when you need to free up the capital seems to be the smartest when it comes to Hublot


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