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Old 12-26-2018, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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If you had a choice would you rather have a a Timex or a Rolex?
Haha - are you buyin'?
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Assuming both work just as well as each other, the Timex. I would not like what a Rolex would imply about my values and priorities.
I don't care what others think of my values and priorities. If I were offered a free Timex or Rolex I'd take the Rolex but wear it occassionally, or sell it and buy something I can actually use. If I were offered the choice of buying a Rolex or a Timex at today's prices I would choose the Timex in a second. I'd much rather spend $40 than $8k on something I don't want.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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Assuming both work just as well as each other, the Timex. I would not like what a Rolex would imply about my values and priorities.
If I was going to give you a Rolex or a Timex told you to take one or the other what one would you take. My only request is you have it on for one year or more.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I very much like my 1575 model GMT Master from 1979, a graduation gift from my parents. I have my late Dad's Datejust in storage, it needs service before I can start wearing it. I keep thinking about getting a vintage Submariner to go with them. I'd really like to have at least 5 so I could habitually wear one each day of the week "Since I'm wearing my Sub today, it must be Wednesday". Rounding out the 5 would be a Daytona, and a Milgaus (that last one because I work in the sciences). These two are on the expensive side.



You people (and, yeah, I am saying "You People" the way Rush says it...) who say "a Timex does the same thing" - are missing the point. People who get it, need no explanation, people who don't get it, there is no explaining it to them. It's like saying that a bottle of good wine is a waste of money, because Mad Dog gets you just as drunk.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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My $99.00 Tommy Heileifger is perfectly acceptable and looks for expensive than it is

It would not fool me for a second.
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Rolex...says something about the man, which isn't particularly admirable or desirable.


Sort of like a guy driving around in a Corvette...there's a need that isn't getting satisfied elsewhere.


Haven't worn a watch in years. Have some European thing in the box; was a gift from a biz partner at Christmas. Likely worth a good deal, but I really have no interest one way or the other.

I consider this a sort of left-handed compliment. Like if I met Nancy Pelosi, and she immediately didn't like me.


I guess men like these are your idea of "men who don't measure up" - in that case I am honored to have at least my choice of watch in common with them:


https://www.thegentlemansjournal.com...rolex-watches/


Yeah, Chuck Yeager, Elvis, Dr. Martin Luther King - what a bunch of losers.
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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If you had a choice would you rather have a a Timex or a Rolex?

If someone else is buying then the Rolex. I can resell it. If I'm buying the Timex is fine. I don't wear watches anymore and I don't like worrying about "stuff".
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:05 PM
 
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The topic was do you like your Rolex....has anyone responded that actually owns one? lol

For the record I have a Rolex Explorer II. I wear it daily. The way I view it, watches and wedding bands are the only jewelry a man can respectively pull off at any function.

For everyone saying I would rather spend the money on (enter item other than Rolex), it's not about choosing. If you can truly afford a Rolex, you can afford to do the other stuff too. It's not about sacrificing.

I'm not sure what some posters are saying about the values and message you're sending wearing a Rolex. Would someone care to expand on that thought process? Some people appreciate watches, some people appreciate stamp collecting....how people spend their money is their own business....
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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The topic was do you like your Rolex....has anyone responded that actually owns one? lol

For the record I have a Rolex Explorer II. I wear it daily. The way I view it, watches and wedding bands are the only jewelry a man can respectively pull off at any function.

For everyone saying I would rather spend the money on (enter item other than Rolex), it's not about choosing. If you can truly afford a Rolex, you can afford to do the other stuff too. It's not about sacrificing.

I'm not sure what some posters are saying about the values and message you're sending wearing a Rolex. Would someone care to expand on that thought process? Some people appreciate watches, some people appreciate stamp collecting....how people spend their money is their own business....
I'm sure there are plenty of people who bought and wear Rolex's that couldn't afford them. They are like any depreciating luxury asset, they attract all kinds.
Before anyone offers up some nonsense about how Rolex's hold their value, I assure you I can find plenty of used like new examples on Ebay and other places that are significantly less than I can buy a new one.
If someone genuinely appreciates something like a Rolex and thinks its worth it for their own enjoyment, that's all good. However, if someone buys one because they think others will see them as successful, or they feel superior over others who see them wearing it because they cannot afford such an item I have news for you - in reality nobody gaf what you are wearing, that is marketing talking.
I think that's what joey2k is talking about, he's making the assumption that someone wearing a Rolex is doing so to project an image, or get a reaction from others - rather than for owner satisfaction. In most cases he's probably right.

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Old 12-26-2018, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Nope. Rolexes don't generally look good on my skinny wrists. Case diameters of 40mm max look better for me.
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