Originally Posted by in stitches
here is the exact verbiage from their service paperwork:
I wonder if they force the service on you. I kinda sounds like they might.
While the language defines what makes it a counterfeit, it mostly discusses that it is illegal to sell one. Regardless of the stated policy, at least from the few people I've heard from that ran into this issue, with say an aftermarket diamond bezel, they were told, Rolex would confiscate the aftermarket bezel and install an authentic Rolex bezel, or they would return the watch to them and will not service it. That was a few years ago, and things may have changed. Perhaps they are more strict about that policy now.
Originally Posted by Omega Male
The Mrs. has been talking about getting a more "robust" watch for day-to-day business wear and finally settled on this one. 31mm DJ in rose gold two-tone with fluted bezel, Jubilee bracelet, rose hands and silver stick dial. I like it. More importantly, she likes it.
Very nice! Congrats! My wife loves her rose gold and steel DJ.
Originally Posted by medtech_expat
I'm getting that itch again fellas - would appreciate some thoughts on my three finalists (not necessarily in order of preference):Royal Oak Skeleton Perpetual Calendar (SS)PP 5140G (or possibly 3940G)FP Journe Resonance (38mm WG dial version)
Am quite familiar with AP & Journe, although this would be my first Patek. Thoughts??
Sorry I'd nix the F.P. Journe. The few people I know that have had them all had lots of problems with them. Generally, their Journes spent more time going back and forth for service than on their wrists. It became so tiresome they eventually sold or traded their Journes. I also don't like the dial or design on this particular Journe.
The AP and the Patek are both great watches. It tough to compare a dress watch with a luxury sports watch. On some level, I might think I'd go with the Patek since I don't own one. However, I don't wear dress watches that often, so I know the versatility of the AP would mean it would get a lot more wrist time. Also, as nice as the Patek is, I did have a chance to try on a RO perpetual calendar in steel and platinum...it was absolutely stunning in person! If I wore dress watches more often it might be a tougher choice for me.
Originally Posted by Newcomer
In the case, I would probably steer clear of the FPJ, although it is my favorite of the three. The reliability of Journe worries me, I have heard far too many horror stories to be comfortable. Aesthetically and functionally it is my favorite of the three. The resonance concept is just very intriguing to me.
I have felt more and more intrigued by "one pieces" lately, a la the Nautilus, AP RO, etc., and I think that the RO Skeleton could accomplish this much better.
Just read your post...these are spot on. I'd never buy a Journe. Most I don't love the design, but the few I do...the reliability issue kills it for me. I don't need an expensive watch that I can't wear because its always being repaired.
I think the "one piece" watches really give you tremendous bang for the buck! They get so much wrist time it helps justify the cost, as opposed to ones that sit in a drawer or safe. My RO get so much wrist time, just because its so versatile, that I have hardly worn any of my other watches this year. I definitely need to make more time for them, but the RO is perfect for everything other than the absolutely dressiest of events.