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Because the chance that someone willing to pay $3,500 for this event being told "there is no room" or "you are not a real collector" is less than zero. If you have a pulse and check and are willing to give them the marketing information that they requested, you will be "admitted."


Ah, I see. Perhaps. We'll see what happens.

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Do you wear a diver's watch only when diving in the ocean? 

No, I also wear a diver's watch in swimming pools.  ;) 

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No, I also wear a diver's watch in swimming pools.  ;) 

In a pool? That's crazy one would do that, since divers are meant to be in the ocean. You know, in the same line of thinking that divers can only have waterproof straps.

 

Don't get me wrong, I have no dog in this fight. Rolex Subs are for lemmings. :) 

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Rolex Subs are for lemmings. :) 

Amusing coming from a PAM wearer.  I like PAMs, but in my region they became a "Me too watch" 10-15 years ago.  Almost every wealthy college or grad student in Boston has a PAM or IWC.  So there are lots of lemmings out there and they aren't just Rolex owners.  Cheers!

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Amusing coming from a PAM wearer.  I like PAMs, but in my region they became a "Me too watch" 10-15 years ago.  Almost every wealthy college or grad student in Boston has a PAM or IWC.  So there are lots of lemmings out there and they aren't just Rolex owners.  Cheers!

I do agree that there are blind followers with Panerai, IWC, and almost any brand. But there is nothing like the Rolex Submariner. Note, I am saying specifically the Submariner are for lemmings, not Rolex. I happen to like 4-digit Rolexes a lot!

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I do agree that there are blind followers with Panerai, IWC, and almost any brand. But there is nothing like the Rolex Submariner. Note, I am saying specifically the Submariner are for lemmings, not Rolex. I happen to like 4-digit Rolexes a lot!

 

I tend to agree that in my neck of the wood - I think the same idea can possibly apply to all non-big cosmopolitan cities - when people think of a expensive = good watch, they think of Rolex (I don't know if they could specifically point out the Submariner, though). 

 

I haven't done a survey, but AP, Pam, IWC (and Hublot) are still not know much around here, yet alone ALS, PP, VC, FP Journe, etc. 

 

I think the word "Rolex" has been the de rigueur definition of a good watch in the mind of a lot of people, just like Cadillac is to cars.

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Haters gonna hate.
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Congrats on the Explorer II. I find it much more attractive on a strap / nato than the bracelet. Does anyone else share that view? Can't really explain why.
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The warranty card would get registered with the manufacturer upon the initial purchase, if from an authorized retailer.
Paypal should be safe as you're protected in case anything isn't as described
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1) Depends on the manufacturer, but will include things like the warranty card, inner and outer boxes (if applicable) and any booklets/manuals and hang tags.

2) If the watch is still under warranty then you should not have any issued using the warranty if need be. If he personally bought it then it should have his name on it. If he bought it from a forum "Grey" market dealer then it likely will not unless he made arrangements with the dealer when he bought it. Don't be surprised if the warranty card is blank with no name...Omega ADs for instance hardly ever name and date them.

3) Why he is selling it really isn't important. Just make sure you ask how the watch is running/keeping time. Depending on the maker the serial numbers may or may not be easily accessible.   Rolex for instance is underneath the bracelet endlinks and some people may not be comfortable taking that off for fear of scratches. Omega for instance is stamped right on the underside of the lug and is easily read. 

Wearing a watch for a day at the office will result in scratches on the clasp. Nothing to worry about there.

 

Maybe some more detailed info on the watch may let us help a little more.

 

#1 rule is BUY THE SELLER, FIRST

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I agree with above. Also, if you have any questions about condition, ask for more pictures. It is very important to be on the same page before pulling the trigger. If the watch was worn it will have marks, just be aware of what they are before buying.

 

 

Sorry I haven't replied sooner, but I've been waitng for a replay from the seller to my initial email.  Sage advice from everyone, thank you so much!

 

So I have yet to receive a reply to my email.  I simply asked for more pictures of the face of the watch and the back and then 2-3 other questions.  I can understand not getting back to me immediately with the photos, but I would expect at least a "thanks for your interest, I can't get you photos today but..."  Buy the seller first indeed.  

 

The catch now is how to proceed.  Not sure if I should bother emailing him back or posting on the forum.  The watch would be a 10% less than the best I can find at the moment so I'm motivated to get it, but perhaps piece of mind would be better.  Another one just popped up as well now though so perhaps I can just wait.  It's the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial which from what I can tell has only been available for less than a year.

 

http://www.omegawatches.com/watches/seamaster/seamaster-300/master-co-axial-41-mm/23330412101001

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Originally Posted by iLuveketchup View Post
 

I do agree that there are blind followers with Panerai, IWC, and almost any brand. But there is nothing like the Rolex Submariner. Note, I am saying specifically the Submariner are for lemmings, not Rolex. I happen to like 4-digit Rolexes a lot!

You are correct, there is nothing like a Submariner.  There are lots of diving watches, and several are quite good, but the Submariner set the standard both for ruggedness and design.  Its easy to make things that are different. What is difficult is to make something that is truly better.   In addition, regardless of whether you do or don't like Subs, its got a lot to offer and is a really good watch.  So the idea that lots of people buy it, because they have heard its a very good watch is tough to fault.  However, it seems rather silly to label Subs/Sub owners as lemmings, when you have a watch that is rather common with the wealthy college crowds.  

 

Perhaps more importantly, when you know there are lots of Sub wearers here, and some recently acquired their Subs, I think it sucks for you to rain on their parade and refer to them or their watches as lemmings.  

 

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I tend to agree that in my neck of the wood - I think the same idea can possibly apply to all non-big cosmopolitan cities - when people think of a expensive = good watch, they think of Rolex (I don't know if they could specifically point out the Submariner, though). 

 

I haven't done a survey, but AP, Pam, IWC (and Hublot) are still not know much around here, yet alone ALS, PP, VC, FP Journe, etc. 

 

I think the word "Rolex" has been the de rigueur definition of a good watch in the mind of a lot of people, just like Cadillac is to cars.

Rolex spent more on advertising in the 1960s' 70's and 80s than any other luxury watch brand.  So its not surprising its the best known luxury watch among average people. Years ago, in a product advertising study, of the 50 most recognized brand names- it was the only luxury watch brand that made the list.

 

Yes, Rolex, Omega, Breitling, and Cartier are far more common in average areas.  They are good watches, there are lots of dealers, and are still relatively accessible with models that have MSRPs starting at under $8,000.  

 

Outside of major cities you will rarely see AP, PP, VC, JLC, Lange, etc in the wild.  They are much smaller companies, they have fewer ADs per region, and their entry level watches are far more expensive than that of Rolex, Omega, Breitling, an Cartier.  In the nearly 3 years since I got my RO Jumbo, I've only seen AP's in the wild was in NYC, and the only time I've seen another person wearing a Jumbo was someone taking delivery of it in a store (in NYC).   

 

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Haters gonna hate.

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Not a fan of burgundy straps on watches.  Especially if the version you are considering is rose gold.  Cartier used to pair some of their watches with burgundy straps, and it never looked right.  It didn't really compliment the rose gold.  I'd much rather have a dark brown strap, maybe something with white stitching if you want a sportier look.  A few guys here have but watches with black dials on dark brown straps with white stitching and it looked fantastic.    

 

I don't mind a burgundy strap in the right environment. :nest:

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I don't mind a burgundy strap in the right environment. :nest:

 

 

Looks great.  Nice shoes as well.  Aldens?  

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I don't mind a burgundy strap in the right environment. :nest:

:fence:   It works with that piece.  As mentioned, in my earlier post Cartier used to pair some of their rose gold watches with burgundy straps and it just never looked quite right.  However, when they paired it with their WG or white metal offerings it was better.  White metals, are a more neutral and forgiving than yg or rg in terms of color pairings. Cheers!

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fight%5B1%5D.gif   It works with that piece.  As mentioned, in my earlier post Cartier used to pair some of their rose gold watches with burgundy straps and it just never looked quite right.  However, when they paired it with their WG or white metal offerings it was better.  White metals, are a more neutral and forgiving than yg or rg in terms of color pairings. Cheers!

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Just razzing you D.
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Funny - was gonna try oxblood/number with rose gold once the current strap wears out. I've paired it with the yellow gold and liked it but agree its case by case.
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