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Old 03-14-2006, 09:03 AM
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Rolex rant in progress...FYI


Ok, really not looking to start a fight here..but....THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY ROLEXES, its getting rediculous. I view them as the "Any idiot can recognize a rolex and think that I have class" watch. I do appreciate the movement and the history behind their timepieces, however, there are just so many of them and so many IMHO better options for the money. I understand buying a diving watch if you are a diver, (how many submariners are really put to use )I get buying a pilots watch if you are a pilot, etc. etc., but come on, they have become a commodity. The bubble magnifier has got to go as well, itjust looks tacky, and I'm pretty sure that about oh 40 years have come and gone since it was introduced and there haven't been a lot of changes made to any of their watches, especially the Oyster series. Can't they figure out a better way to display the date. I mean, its not like its significantly smaller than the numerals on the face of the watch. If you can read the time, you can read the date, that's all I'm saying.

The bracelet...WTF, can we come up with a comfortable brecelet on a watch here guys. The Oyster bracelet is blah, Jubilee reaks of 1970. And don't get me started on how cheap they ALL look and feel. Two tone, are you f'ing kidding me. Maybe that's the draw, I dunno. Most of the knock offs have what appear to be just as nice a bracelet as the real things. Maybe that's why they are so easy to replicate?

It just seems like when you buy a rolex, you are essintially buying into the "club" of fellow Rollie owners (many of whom are watch afficionados, most of whom couldn't tell the diff between a real one vs a fake aside from the "sweeping hand comment" (BTW if I hear another f'ing you can tell its real by the movement of the hand comment from another Rolex owner I'm gonna puke). And its a steep entry price for such an GIGANTIC membership. I think I read somewhere that Rolex produces upwards of 400,000 timepieces a year. Super exclusive, let me tell you.

Ok, as for the Daytona owners, nice watch, I really like that one you get a hall pass.

Again, I'm not trying to start a fight, but does anyone feel even remotely the same way as me on this one?

FYI, I wear an IWC Mark XV (and yes I am a hypocrite since technically, it is a Pilots watch, and I am not a pilot)

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:21 AM
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Again, I'm not trying to start a fight, but does anyone feel even remotely the same way as me on this one?
No, I don't. Most of your arguments are purely subjective in nature and could be applied to virtually any well known premium brand on the market.

Bottom line Rolex produces a quality product. Like BMW the brand has taken on a mystique that to some is undeserved. But those that are into the brands know the elemental qualities that are inherent in each of the units they make. Of course there will always be those that are influenced by the looks, cache, cost, snob appeal, etc. No different than any other premium product sold.

I have issues with Rolex and their products but for vastly different reasons. They are some of the same I have with BMW. They both earned their reputations based on products that were cutting edge and well engineered to their task. Now both have become fixated on becoming a luxury brand at the sacrifice of the very elements that their brand was built upon.

And IIRC Rolex makes closer to 800,000 units per year. So, its about half as exclusive as owning a BMW.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:26 AM
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Nice IWC. I agree on most of the points.
I didn't want one because every Joe on the street recognizes it.
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Nice IWC. I agree on most of the points.
I didn't want one because every Joe on the street recognizes it.

Go with an IWC DaVinci watch.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:28 AM
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:31 AM
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Go with an IWC DaVinci watch.
Buy me one!

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:32 AM
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Old 03-14-2006, 10:40 AM
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Nothing beats a rolex submariner for comfort, quality and value. Sure they may be expensive but they really hold their resale value in the used market and the longer you keep it, the more valuable it will become since rolex raises their prices every 3 years or so. But to answer the original question, I wear my JLC dualmatic whenever I get into my X5
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:05 AM
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Sweet JLC!
I really want a Reverso Moon.


Burrogs-

No offense taken, opinions are what makes life interesting.
I enjoy the "tool" & toughness value of my GMT-II.
Personally I can vouch to how it held up to a 70 mph motorcycle crash as I slid across the asphalt - perfect. Not sure I would want to do that with a Patek Phillipe Perpetual Calendar.
I am pretty rough on things and this takes it all in stride.
Status? Not really, any goof can go into a jewelry store and charge it.

I travel frequently and make phone calls around the world - for me the watch is a quick way to hop around three timezones. But too each his own. I have some vintage Hamiltons that I wear to church, my Rolex is actually my work watch. And I DO mean work, I maintain heavy equipment.
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Skagen... Anyone... Bueller? Bueller?

I have four of them and about 8 watches total, all under 200 bux

I get Skagen at cost through my g/f
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:37 AM
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I haven't bought a watch in 30 years. I keep using the ones I get for free from my company as anniversary gifts. Current watch is a Bulova Millenium. Never saw the point of really expensive watches. Seiko's keep just as good time. YMMV.
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Old 03-14-2006, 11:41 AM
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I wear my JLC dualmatic whenever I get into my X5

Like I said

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Old 03-14-2006, 11:55 AM
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I have four of them and about 8 watches total, all under 200 bux

I get Skagen at cost through my g/f
Count me in as another Skagen-wearer. I got mine 9 years ago, I think. Worked perfectly since. The other watches, as well as being too expensive, are also too complex and showy. I like the understated look that mine has. Can't find a picture, but I think I bought mine through eWatches also.
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Again, I'm not trying to start a fight, but does anyone feel even remotely the same way as me on this one?
I think my opinion is pretty much on par with yours. The history, the movement....all really cool, BUT................It is a ton of money for something that just doesn't seem to equal the compitition. My buddy got a replica Submariner in NYC a while ago, and I could hardly tell the difference when it was new(even the movement was correct), of course after the band started to wear you could tell it was a replica. I've been in a few higher end jewelry stores lately and looked at the watches, and everytime, I think the Rolex's are pretty far down on my list of favorites.
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Movado. Haven't we already done this thread?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=124127
There are a few topics that we do every month or so:

1. Is ______ GOE?
2. What watch do you wear?
3. How big is your e-penis?
4. Should _____ be banned?
5. How much do BMW/3-series/_____ owners make?
6. Will teh Jev ever leave KS?
7. How long will it take Dave330i to get back down to 0 posts?
8. ______ and ______ are getting into a fight!!!
9. *****OFFICIAL SPORTS PREDICTION AND TALKING ABOUT SPORTS THREAD******
10. Bush rating drops to new low
11. What cars have you owned?

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Me too....I wear my watch 24/7, and often forget to take it off when wrenching on my car.
That is what I wear my Fossil watches for. They look pretty decent, and for about $50-75, they can be replaced without too much remorse. I usually remember I have a watch on when I go to clean up after I am done working on a car and already have hand cleaner all over.

Right now I just don't have the opertunity to wear a nice watch on a regular basis.
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10. Bush rating drops to new low
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So on and so forth.
12. My new exotic car (PICS) (Jimmy540i)
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You forgot bewbs!
I knew I forgot some:

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That's more like a weekly tradition.
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There are a few topics that we do every month or so:

1. Is ______ GOE?
2. What watch do you wear?
3. How big is your e-penis?
4. Should _____ be banned?
5. How much do BMW/3-series/_____ owners make?
6. Will teh Jev ever leave KS?
7. How long will it take Dave330i to get back down to 0 posts?
8. ______ and ______ are getting into a fight!!!
9. *****OFFICIAL SPORTS PREDICTION AND TALKING ABOUT SPORTS THREAD******
10. Bush rating drops to new low
11. What cars have you owned?

So on and so forth.
So true I think you forgot Got a new toy or the look what I just bought threads.
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I haven't bought a watch in 30 years. I keep using the ones I get for free from my company as anniversary gifts. Current watch is a Bulova Millenium. Never saw the point of really expensive watches. Seiko's keep just as good time. YMMV.
I'm with you. I can think of a thousand other things to waste my $$$ on.
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