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Lovely story.

Would you consider adopting me?
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New tool watch. Shiny.

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General thoughts:

1) I'd rather pay extra for the pleasure of knowing and getting exactly what I want than get a deal on something I have to convince myself I want. Even better is getting a deal on exactly what I want...

2) Lately I am finding myself rather "watch happy" with what I've got. It's nice to lose that lust and just - well - love the ones your with.

General update: A little more than a year ago I was a true Rolex unbeliever. Just thought they were overrated, overpriced and over-hyped. Well wouldn't ya know, my trusty GMTII and its understated rubber strap almost never leave my wrist. My poor Speedy has been in the box for a month and - with the dressed down look of the RubberB and the durability of the oyster case - I'm not finding much reason to wear my Seiko beater.

As a trusty companion that can take knocks and still work with just about any outfit, I'm just finding myself increasingly impressed at the overall versatility of Rolex.

And they seem to be useful in networking. I noticed at the last conference I went to, nearly everyone was wearing a Daytona or a Sub. Herd mentality? Maybe. But I couldn't believe how many times I'd see a wrist-glance preceding some kind of positive mental assessment. Almost like an unspoken club. Neat.

I guess my speedy has gravitated to being my de-facto dress watch, since it's IMO the prettier watch and I don't yet have a proper gold watch yet.
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General update: A little more than a year ago I was a true Rolex unbeliever. Just thought they were overrated, overpriced and over-hyped. Well wouldn't ya know, my trusty GMTII and its understated rubber strap almost never leave my wrist. My poor Speedy has been in the box for a month and - with the dressed down look of the RubberB and the durability of the oyster case - I'm not finding much reason to wear my Seiko beater.

As a trusty companion that can take knocks and still work with just about any outfit, I'm just finding myself increasingly impressed at the overall versatility of Rolex.

And they seem to be useful in networking. I noticed at the last conference I went to, nearly everyone was wearing a Daytona or a Sub. Herd mentality? Maybe. But I couldn't believe how many times I'd see a wrist-glance preceding some kind of positive mental assessment. Almost like an unspoken club. Neat.
 

Sounds a bit like a friend's experience.  He had a nice collection of watches with a few Omegas, Breitlings, and Zeniths.  For many years he said Rolex wasn't for him, overpriced, overrated, everyone has one etc.  Then for some reason he got a bit more interested in Rolex watches and bought a white dial 16570 (previous version) Explorer II and now I rarely see him wear his other watches.  I think in the last few years I've seen him wear his Speedy Pro two or three times...but his other pieces seem to get little wrist time these days. He has been really happy with his Explorer II and said his only regret was not purchasing it sooner when they were a bit less expensive. Oh well, better late than never.  

 

I agree, its a good feeling to feel satisfied and enjoy the watches you have.  

 

As for noticing other people's watches, its sort of common among "Watch guys."  Not sure I'd agree with it resulting in a positive mental assessment or an unspoken club.  One of the biggest jerks in our industry wears a nice watch.  His wearing a good watch doesn't mean I have a positive mental assessment of him.  Good watch- but the guy is still a jerk and I would never trust him.  

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So uhh that new VC chrono is going to be somewhere around $80k?
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On the plus side - not for long!

 

Used Datograph for half that?  No brainer. :)

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So uhh that new VC chrono is going to be somewhere around $80k?

Who knows with the currencies swinging around like they are. I've read upper 60's to lower 90's USD.
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@Dino944 - Again, it was just at this particular conference with this group of guys. Seemed like one big Rolex club!





Yikes. Right now, I'd hesitate to make any big purchase. The markets are a sea of red and I hear analists saying we should expect everything from a correction to a global catastrophe of epic proportions.

Either way, watches will probably be had at much better prices in the coming months...
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General thoughts:
General update: A little more than a year ago I was a true Rolex unbeliever. Just thought they were overrated, overpriced and over-hyped. Well wouldn't ya know, my trusty GMTII and its understated rubber strap almost never leave my wrist. My poor Speedy has been in the box for a month and - with the dressed down look of the RubberB and the durability of the oyster case - I'm not finding much reason to wear my Seiko beater.

As a trusty companion that can take knocks and still work with just about any outfit, I'm just finding myself increasingly impressed at the overall versatility of Rolex.

And they seem to be useful in networking. I noticed at the last conference I went to, nearly everyone was wearing a Daytona or a Sub. Herd mentality? Maybe. But I couldn't believe how many times I'd see a wrist-glance preceding some kind of positive mental assessment. Almost like an unspoken club. Neat.

I guess my speedy has gravitated to being my de-facto dress watch, since it's IMO the prettier watch and I don't yet have a proper gold watch yet.

I may be undergoing a near identical transition. Just hope it doesn't lead to me neglecting my Speedy! Still deciding between the GMT and the no-date Sub. Was leaning GMT for the longest time, but drifting toward the Sub...
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Don't forget to ask the AD to teach you the secret handshake.

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I may be undergoing a near identical transition. Just hope it doesn't lead to me neglecting my Speedy! Still deciding between the GMT and the no-date Sub. Was leaning GMT for the longest time, but drifting toward the Sub...

Well that's easy. Which are you more likely to do: dive or travel internationally?
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Well that's easy. Which are you more likely to do: dive or travel internationally?

Travel internationally, but I don't like the PCLs and I'd rather not have the cyclops. On the other hand, I like the splash of color on the GMT (I'd go for the 116710LN; while I like the BLNR, I don't think it'd be my preference over the long run). Sometimes the no date sub feels a bit sterile to me.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

@Dino944 - Again, it was just at this particular conference with this group of guys. Seemed like one big Rolex club!





Yikes. Right now, I'd hesitate to make any big purchase. The markets are a sea of red and I hear analists saying we should expect everything from a correction to a global catastrophe of epic proportions.

Either way, watches will probably be had at much better prices in the coming months...

I was thinking this today and came to the conclusion that in the current market situation, a steel Rolex might keep its price better than most of the stocks. On the other hand, stocks might rebound again, but I still have a nice watch.

(and I'm still not sure if I was late in the game by not buying at market open when the big panic hit or does it still tank further in the coming months..)
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Travel internationally, but I don't like the PCLs and I'd rather not have the cyclops. On the other hand, I like the splash of color on the GMT (I'd go for the 116710LN; while I like the BLNR, I don't think it'd be my preference over the long run). Sometimes the no date sub feels a bit sterile to me.

Yeah I know what you mean about the date window. It took a bit of getting used to. But I seem to check the date almost as often as the time on my watch and it sure is convenient to have it magnfied and staring up at me.

Another option - if you don't like the PCLs - is going pre-owned. I bought a 16710 and love it. You can get one for close to half of what the new ceramic models are going for, and the DNA is pretty much the same. I actually prefer the older models after having handled both side-by-side.

Matter of fact, I think you need to head to a pre-owned Rolex dealer and play with a 16710 and a 116710 side by side. Grab a SubC too and see which one wins.

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I was thinking this today and came to the conclusion that in the current market situation, a steel Rolex might keep its price better than most of the stocks. On the other hand, stocks might rebound again, but I still have a nice watch.

(and I'm still not sure if I was late in the game by not buying at market open when the big panic hit or does it still tank further in the coming months..)

You know, this is an interesting idea. I just moved a some assets to cash for safe keeping. Perhaps investing in a few Rolexes would be a more enjoyable hedge.
Edited by BostonHedonist - 8/24/15 at 2:18pm
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The SubC is the best way to go for understated, sporty elegance. In my experience, once you go Rolex, it's hard to look back.
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