U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-25-2018, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
2,475 posts, read 1,072,043 times
Reputation: 6984

Advertisements

I could own a nice Rolex or other high end watch, I choose not to. I have a couple of everyday watches that cost no more than $100.00 each and they serve me well. Nowadays I wear a Fitbit all day so I rarely wear a watch now except for,church on Sunday’s. The nicest watch I own is. Citizens Eco Drive watch that cost less than $400.00. It’s a great watch but way more than I need.

Now, if you wanna talk about expensive neckties, I’m all in!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-26-2018, 01:56 AM
 
2,254 posts, read 596,262 times
Reputation: 3810
I stopped wearing a watch years ago after I started carrying a cell phone. If I want to know what time it is, I look at my iPhone. I don't see much point to wearing a traditional watch and none for a Rolex at all. If I felt the need for a watch, I'd get an Apple Watch because it actually has useful functions and works with the iPhone.

I think people who walk around wearing a Rolex are fools and become targets for robberies. When I see a Rolex on someone, I'm not impressed, it just reminds me how shallow and superficial they are.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 04:33 AM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
2,644 posts, read 794,327 times
Reputation: 6262
Rolex's and other expensive watches all use in house mechanical movements that do a terrible job of telling the time vs quartz and require ridiculously expensive servicing every 5 years or so. You could buy 10+ much more accurate less fragile watches that require nothing more than a $3 battery every 10 years for the cost of a single Rolex service. Telling the time has really nothing to do with why people buy them, they are jewelry for men that happen to serve a function, however badly they serve it.

Last edited by duke944; 12-26-2018 at 04:52 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 07:17 AM
 
11,227 posts, read 13,230,732 times
Reputation: 4476
Quote:
Originally Posted by duke944 View Post
Rolex's and other expensive watches all use in house mechanical movements that do a terrible job of telling the time vs quartz and require ridiculously expensive servicing every 5 years or so. You could buy 10+ much more accurate less fragile watches that require nothing more than a $3 battery every 10 years for the cost of a single Rolex service. Telling the time has really nothing to do with why people buy them, they are jewelry for men that happen to serve a function, however badly they serve it.
You should be a watch salesman.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Troy, NY
1,334 posts, read 231,083 times
Reputation: 939
No Rolex for me, just a simple CASIO watch or CASIO Fishing watches like these here.

https://bit.ly/2rWTJK2
https://www.amazon.com/Casio-PAS400B.../dp/B00134JNUU
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 07:35 AM
 
149 posts, read 53,689 times
Reputation: 424
I like my solar powered Citizen watch.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 07:37 AM
 
499 posts, read 221,774 times
Reputation: 856
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey2k View Post
My Timex tells time just as well as your Rolex.

Of course now with a clock on every cell phone I don't even need to wear a watch
If you had a choice would you rather have a a Timex or a Rolex?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 08:27 AM
 
7,325 posts, read 1,993,104 times
Reputation: 4375
Quote:
Originally Posted by citylove101 View Post
I would spend tens of thousands dollars (if I had the money) on many discretionary luxury goods. A Rolex is not one of them. High end watches are something I’m just not interested in.

I agree. Give me a functional device like a smartwatch or a fitbit something designed to do more than demonstrating to others that you have enough money to buy a very overpriced timepiece.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 08:32 AM
 
7,325 posts, read 1,993,104 times
Reputation: 4375
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustMike77 View Post
I'm a "watch guy" and I have a ridiculous number of fine watches. As the old saying goes, the nice thing about wearing a Rolex is that no matter what happens you can fly home from anywhere in the world.

How does that work?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-26-2018, 08:35 AM
 
6,087 posts, read 2,691,443 times
Reputation: 16955
[quote=Oklazona Bound;53978795]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustMike77 View Post
I'm a "watch guy" and I have a ridiculous number of fine watches. As the old saying goes, the nice thing about wearing a Rolex is that no matter what happens you can fly home from anywhere in the world. [/quote]


How does that work?
+1.

Lol. I own 2 & have never heard this. (FYI- I am a woman, I know the title asks men but I'm curious about the "old saying".



* Ah yes, I looked it up (I'm smart like that)...having one is like having currency therefore wearing the watch, you could get home if needed.

Whew! I can sleep tonight.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top