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Old 01-09-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Not putting your choice of Panerai down so don't get me wrong. But I haven't ever heard of it and I doubt most people have like many other high dollars watches. But everyone knows what a Rolex is. I do like people knowing what I have on after spending $10,000 for it.
Very popular brand. I lived in the town of Neuchatel Switzerland (where they’re manufactured) for years and grew a love for Panerai’s, thus owning a few. It’s a brand well-loved by many Hollywood celebrities i.e Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne (Rock) Johnson and many more. Any horological aficionado knows about Pam’s.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:10 AM
 
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Very popular brand. I lived in the town of Neuchatel Switzerland (where theyíre manufactured) for years and grew a love for Paneraiís, thus owning a few. Itís a brand well-loved by many Hollywood celebrities i.e Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne (Rock) Johnson and many more. Any horological aficionado knows about Pamís.
Maybe because why you have heard of them and like them is because you live in Neuchatel Switzerland where theyíre manufactured.


Not putting them down at all just never heard of them.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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I don't own a watch besides my apple watch and I've heard of Panerai.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: USA
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Even if everything you said were true (none of it is) it doesn't change the fact the Rolex WAS an innovator. That's past tense, as in, "in the past". They have been resting on their laurels since the 1950's. The only thing new they have come up with is the Oyster-Quartz. A "luxury" quartz movement which is basically a cheap ripoff of Seiko with a higher price tag.
Here are a list of patents assigned to Rolex Watch and as you can see, the dates are clearly after the 1950's.

Their Calibre 3285 covers 10 patents alone.

Google is your friend.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: USA
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I don't own a watch besides my apple watch and I've heard of Panerai.
Well, there is that.

Panerai is owned by Richemont Group and includes other brands you've probably never heard of including A. Lange & SŲhne, Azzedine AlaÔa, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Chloť, Dunhill, IWC Schaffhausen, Giampiero Bodino, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lancel, Montblanc, Piaget, Peter Millar, Purdey, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin, and Van Cleef & Arpels. source

I currently own an Baume & Mercier and an IWC - both are great watches. I looked at Montblanc's current offerings while in Riyadh about a year ago - very, very nice watches. I'd love a A. Lange & SŲhne Datograph but they're kind of expensive. lol
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: USA
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And, back to the point of the thread, I've owned half a dozen Rolex watches over the last 30+ years. I've never lost money on one, selling each for more than I paid for it. I've never tracked that compared to inflation since it's not an investment.

I remember the pepsi GMT I purchased when my daughter was quite young. When I installed her swingset, pounding the stakes into the ground was so difficult that my arms ached for two weeks. I should have removed my watch but I didn't - and it never showed any ill effects.

My current one, commonly referred to as a BLNR, is 4 days short of 5 years old and is accurate to a fault. It's one favorite in a group of around 6 or 8 watches which are all worn regularly. Luckily, every time I get out another watch to wear, I fall in love with it all over again. Another favorite is a TAG Heuer Monaco Gulf Special Edition. Beautiful, cool watch.

If you want a nice watch and have never been on a cruise, combine both - take a cruise to the Caribbean and purchase a watch in St Maartens. Just know what you want before you go - do your homework!
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:09 AM
 
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"Watch complete the dressing sense" and yes i have lots of collection of watch and i wear it on regular basis with different designs and features. And yes i have Rolex in my collection and i love this watch more then any other watches.
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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Does anybody know if a Rolex is less expensive in The UK than in America?
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:55 PM
 
Location: London U.K.
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When I wear a watch, which is not that often, it's a 36 year old Seiko Lassalle or a trim Baume & Mercier that's almost as old. They are both very thin with a small face. I find most, if not all, Rolex to be way too big and thick, almost like wearing an alarm clock on your wrist. That issue would also apply to many, many of the current so-called luxury watches.
I guess that itís a subjective, one manís meat is another manís poison thing, but I feel the same way.
Iím not a watch connoisseur, I only own two, a Titan, and a Skagen, both are ultra thin, one has Roman numerals, the other Cardinal, or whatever the descriptive word for 1, 2, 3 numbers is.
They are not cluttered with knobs and bezels, telling the time in Copenhagen, and Tbilisi, and they probably wouldnít tell me the time if I was 500 metres under the Atlantic Ocean, which would be no good to me anyway, as I canít swim, and Iíd be dead!
I think that those Rolex, Tag Heuer, type things are as ugly as all get out, and I wouldnít be seen dead wearing one, but if theyíre what floats your boat, knock yourself out.
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Old 01-27-2019, 06:12 PM
 
Location: London U.K.
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Does anybody know if a Rolex is less expensive in The UK than in America?

I donít know Mike, but one difference is, that if a Rolex has a £3000 price tag on it in U.K., thatís the price youíll pay if you buy it, but Iím guessing, but I donít know for absolute sure, that a $5000 Rolex in the U.S., would be plus tax.
I only say this, because like a lot of my countrymen, it came as a surprise to me when I first visited your shores, and bought merchandise, like shirts, pants, and shoes, when the clerk would say, ďThatís $X sir, plus tax.
It wasnít until Iíd made two or three trips to the U.S. that I started to remember that almost everything was plus tax.
In the U.K. itís already factored in, apart from some stuff, like auto parts, and tools etc., auto servicing, tyres, (or tires if you wish), which attract VAT, (value added tax).
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