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Let me ask you - what percentage of Rolex's consumer base is made up of enthusiasts?
Probably less than 1%. :P

But so what? I think it's remarkable that they have such appeal to both the least-informed and the best-informed ends of the spectrum. And either way, the customer ends up with a good watch.
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Probably less than 1%. :P

But so what? I think it's remarkable that they have such appeal to both the least-informed and the best-informed ends of the spectrum. And either way, the customer ends up with a good watch.

I agree with you. I believe a majority of people probably buy a Rolex because they are buying into a luxury brand. To the OPs question, the price of a second hand Rolex is propped up by a host of different factors. One of this being its appeal to enthusiasts.
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Reverso today.


Yes Sir

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I agree with you. I believe a majority of people probably buy a Rolex because they are buying into a luxury brand. To the OPs question, the price of a second hand Rolex is propped up by a host of different factors. One of this being its appeal to enthusiasts.

 

I don't think enthusiasts are propping up the 116610 market which is what the OP asked about.  I would say this is the case with 4 and 5 digit references.

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I don't think enthusiasts are propping up the 116610 market which is what the OP asked about.  I would say this is the case with 4 and 5 digit references.

I think it's all kind of related to the pathos of Rolex being something to be desired/attained.
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I agree with you. I believe a majority of people probably buy a Rolex because they are buying into a luxury brand. To the OPs question, the price of a second hand Rolex is propped up by a host of different factors. One of this being its appeal to enthusiasts.

I actually have no idea what proportion would qualify as enthusiasts, but it seems highly likely that it isn't the majority.

At least around here, it's probably a decent chunk, as Norwegians aren't particularly flashy when it comes to what they wear, and tend not to blow their money on watches —cars, boats and drinks are a different story — so the ones that do get something pricey are a bit more likely to be into the watch thing.

In any case, if I spot a nice watch on someone's wrist, I find it's best not to overanalyze it.
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I think it's all kind of related to the pathos of Rolex being something to be desired/attained.
Yep, Rolex is the preeminent aspirational watch brand. In a league of its own.
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Belligero

Knowing your knowledge of fonts what is your take on the Mondaine Helvetica?
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Norwegians aren't particularly flashy when it comes to what they wear, and tend not to blow their money on watches —cars, boats and drinks are a different story
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I had a great friend who was a Norwegian master shipwright (and floor maker extraordinaire) who fits this description to a tee. And he loved to arm wrestle after he'd had a few.
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Reverso today.


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Yes Sir

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I'll play!

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Belligero

Knowing your knowledge of fonts what is your take on the Mondaine Helvetica?

looks like uninspir'd
first-year design class homework;
the Max Bill stomps it
Edited by Belligero - 9/26/15 at 1:51am
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Sub is 14 years old, speedy is roughly 1-2 years old.

I will probably add an aqua terra mid size 38.5 in black dial. And yes this is done on purpose even though I've got already "similar" watches/configurations.

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Edited by Francks - 9/25/15 at 12:26pm
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Nice lume shots, Francks.

That's a great pair of sports watches.

And the two-liner Sub looks pretty good for 14 years of usage.

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looks like uninspir'd
first-year design class homework;
any Max Bill stomps it


Oooh....I'll play this too! LOL



Might as well buy a
Quartz Timex Easy Reader
For way less than half

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I miss my Speedy Pro(s). I really need another.

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