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post #16 of 136
If you're going to go Swiss, ernest, you should go all the way and get a Vacheron Constantin or a Patek Philippe. That's one month of dole benefits right there.
post #17 of 136
I like the Rolex in the oyster case. I know the movement isn't rated very highly by those in the know, but it's damn durable. I bought one in Zurich (c. 1991 I think) -- when the dollar was high(er); and I avoided duties and taxes and whatnot. But still had I to do it over again, I might actually by the Tudor -- I didn't know about them before (though I'd seen them), but you get the casing and durability of the Rolex with out the name. That's what I don't like about the Rolex. I don't want the name on the face plate. I also stupidly bought one with the date -- so it has the large bubble on the crystal. And it's stainless & white gold. For some stupid reason I thought it would be a good every day watch, but I'd rather have something less high-profile. I like the Explorer but would probably get one without Rolex on the face -- and at that point might as well get a Tudor. My wife bought a Rolex in the 80's I don't know the model (never seen it sold in the US) but it's so simple, looks like a timex. It has a small gold round case with black strap. I guess you could argue that there's even more snobbery in that move than in something obvious. But I get nervous (in a sense) having things that are easily noticed as expensive like a nice watch or car. My thoughts anyway.
post #18 of 136
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But I get nervous (in a sense) having things that are easily noticed as expensive like a nice watch or car.
Like Ernest's Porsche?
post #19 of 136
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I like the Rolex in the oyster case.   I know the movement isn't rated very highly by those in the know, but it's damn durable.  I bought one in Zurich (c. 1991 I think) -- when the dollar was high(er); and I avoided duties and taxes and whatnot.  But still had I to do it over again, I might actually by the Tudor -- I didn't know about them before (though I'd seen them), but you get the casing and durability of the Rolex with out the name.  That's what I don't like about the Rolex.  I don't want the name on the face plate.  I also stupidly bought one with the date -- so it has the large bubble on the crystal.  And it's stainless & white gold.  For some stupid reason I thought it would be a good every day watch, but I'd rather have something less high-profile.  I like the Explorer but would probably get one without Rolex on the face -- and at that point might as well get a Tudor.   My wife bought a Rolex in the 80's I don't know the model (never seen it sold in the US) but it's so simple, looks like a timex.  It has a small gold round case with black strap.  I guess you could argue that there's even more snobbery in that move than in something obvious. But I get nervous (in a sense) having things that are easily noticed as expensive like a nice watch or car. My thoughts anyway.
It is probably a Cellini model.
post #20 of 136
Rolex is for social climber.
post #21 of 136
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(Horace @ May 11 2005,21:14) But I get nervous (in a sense) having things that are easily noticed as expensive like a nice watch or car.
Like Ernest's Porsche?
Ernest has a Porsche? Jon.
post #22 of 136
Guys... I think that ol' ernest has gotten the laugh on this one.
post #23 of 136
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Guys... I think that ol' ernest has gotten the laugh on this one.
Well, it could be an old 914 or 924 for all we know...
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(LA Guy @ May 12 2005,09:57) Guys... I think that ol' ernest has gotten the laugh on this one.
Well, it could be an old 914 or 924 for all we know...
Those are Audis with porsche badges.
post #25 of 136
on the cars thread, page 35 Ernest:
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What kind of cars do you own/drive?
Porsche
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What kind of cars do you like?
Car who don't need gas, tires, oil, park place or driver = subway
post #26 of 136
Rolex is for Farmer
post #27 of 136
[responding to the title of the thread...] I PLAN to buy a Rolex too, and a Ferrari, and a third house in Tuscany, and a yacht. I have many, many plans.
post #28 of 136
I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER.
post #29 of 136
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on the cars thread, page 35 Ernest:
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What kind of cars do you own/drive?
Porsche
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What kind of cars do you like?
Car who don't need gas, tires, oil, park place or driver = subway
Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Jon.
post #30 of 136
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If you're going to go Swiss, ernest, you should go all the way and get a Vacheron Constantin or a Patek Philippe.  That's one month of dole benefits right there.
Thanks for the tip but = - I already have a Patek - Vacheron is much more exepensive than Rolex - I want a sport watch (no need to tell me about the oversea's)
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