Be careful where you leave it when you hit the beach volley circuit. You can't trust those bikinis!
The Watch Appreciation Thread - Page 834
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Do you get in the water with it on? I always take my watch off when I get in the water or on the jet ski, would love to hear what you guys do.
know some of you consider the rolex submariner, and the likes, a beater watch but do you wear a less expensive watch, i.e. luminox, for outdoor activities?
I wear an F1 to play tennis but that's only because of the shock. Explorer II on a NATO for everything else (sailing, soldiering, work, gym etc) except the ocean where I leave it on land. If it falls off in a pool I can find it, not so much for the ocean.
I'm sorry but personally I would not pay thousands of dollars for something which is marketed the same way the secret decoder ring out of a cereal box is, no matter how well made it is. A fine watch should stand on its own and not have to rely on a blatant pop culture connection to be considered a proper product.
Are you referring to the latest IWC post?
When I was about 25, I bought a new Breitling Crosswind. Like the Rolexes you are looking at, the piece is SS/18k two-tone, thought it was baller at the time. And, in actuality, the watch is very nice, but over time I realized that the piece was a little gaudy in general. In retrospect I may have kept it for certain occasions but as an everyday piece it looked sometimes out of place with shorts and a polo.
Ironically I moved to a Luminor and although it is larger, it's also less obvious due to my size and the lack of gold. Plus, you can dress it up or down easily with the right straps. Luminors are well respected but are also "fun" watches that tend to transcend age and impressions of ostentation.
Of course the choice is yours and I would say that a Rolex is an easy choice no matter what. If you have a small window of opportunity to purchase a piece like this do it. It's easier when you're younger and have fewer obligations to invest in something like this and, unlike a Panerai Luminor is truly a long-term investment.
No, because generally "custom" watches are euphemisms for "customized fakes." Especially from those locales.