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post #121 of 208
lol... ernest, I have a 14" forearm and about 9.5" wrist. That's why I need a larger watch. That's what happens when you bench twice your body weight.
post #122 of 208
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1) Marketing You said yourself that ROLEX was the most famous... So who spend more in marketing? Patek or Rolex?
Certainly Rolex does, but my point wasn't discussing advertisement, it's Patek's ability to position their brand as a super premium watchmaker.  Do you think the Patek movements are demonstrably better than Rolex, or even ETA movements?  They're only expensive because they're used in Patek watches only.
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2) Supply Why is a Daytona more expensive used than retail price??
Yeah Daytonas are hard to find as well, oo they are expensive, especially in some color combos.  Rolex makes the most watches of any premium maker per year though.
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3) Match Matching doesn't mean exactly thhe same, it can just be similar to be called matching... Same or similar, you do not create the contrast that everyboby here claims to be necessary.
I could care less what people think is necessary, I personally like matching at least an element of my tie/square.
1) So why are you talking about marketing to prove that Patek is only marketing when you like a brand which spend much more on marketing than Patek? What is a better movement ? I only think that a Patek movement cost xxx times more to produce in time and money than a Rolex one. That's all. Rolex movement are used in Rolex only and they are cheap... 2) So who is making a short supply to increase price? Patek pr Rolex? 3) So this is logical you prefer Rolex to Patek
post #123 of 208
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lol... ernest, I have a 14" forearm and about 9.5" wrist.  That's why I need a larger watch.  That's what happens when you bench twice your body weight.
And what is the use of bentch twice your body weight? To have large wrist like farmers?
post #124 of 208
Patek was originally seen as more exclusive, which justifies the higher prices, however you can get Patek in far more retail outlets, however, people are still paying the higher prices for the present time, that will change. I don't really think it costs that much more to make a Patek than it does to make a Rolex, material costs excluded. Certainly the movement is a bit more intricate and smaller to fit in the slimmer case, but that's about it. Certainly the "complicated" line of Pateks may be much more difficult to make, but the regular Calatrava? I doubt it costs much more than a Daytona chronograph. You know what? I don't really like Rolex much more than Patek, I just happen to own a Daytona (and a Sea Dweller). I actually do like Patek, and I posted a Patek watch that I like quite a bit. I just think for the most part that they are overpriced and that they aren't as exclusive as they once were. It's not that I don't like Patek Phillippe in general, I just don't like the one you have.
post #125 of 208
Can we possibly rename the thread to something more appropriate like: "How many Members Can Ernest Dis in one Thread."
post #126 of 208
Yes ernest, in fact I have to go plow the fields now, I think I'll wear the Daytona while I do it.
post #127 of 208
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1)  Seamaster is not a simple watch. It is a big sportwatch
Well, maybe sometimes when we play sports OR if we are the sporting type then this is our preference.  Nothing wrong with that.  Even the royal family enjoys some yachting and polo occasionally.
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2) It has been made in 1977. What do you want more durable? Scratches? You are ridiculious there because there are no special scratches (this is simply a brushed case so it doesn't shine.) and because scratches do not change a watch. What do you do with your Rolex after the  first scratch? Do find it ugly?
The watch looks very nice, but you can tell it isn't brand new.
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You do not like blue?
Blue is a very nice color, indeed.
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3) You are rather fat I know, so it is true that large watch are better on you than very thin one but you have large watches which are not tacky and have a real movement.
Ernest, we have yet to see your member photo, so we have no way of knowing whether you are skinny or fat.
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On clothing, I guess you have different taste with the all forum as NOBODY would say it is nice to match tie/pocket...
ummmm....you lost me on this one.
1) But you shouldn't wear a watch when you play sport as it will damage the movement 2) Who has said iy was brand new? Should a watch look brand new to be nice for our friend? A watch of 77 brand new would be odd 3) I am between, 175cm, 79kg, you see my body on my pictures and the shape of my face. You see I have no baby bottock instead of cheeks.
post #128 of 208
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Ahhh.  I bailed prior to the beginning of the discussion.  Saw his Avatar and PMed J.  I imagined nothing that followed would be of value. Right I was.
Aha...Dat Vas You. Jahvohl... Ve Vill Find you Und Do Vat Ve Do to Stoolies, Der lovvest on der totem pole uff life. JJF
post #129 of 208
It was a diversion, and luckily I was able to get some work done while I was conversing with yall.
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It was a diversion, and luckily I was able to get some work done while I was conversing with yall.
Ha ha, yeah, me too. I do find ernest to be (intentionally or not) hilarious, though. It's good not to take him seriously.
post #131 of 208
The speed which responses are being added to is indeed reminiscent of Kalra-Gate. Sorry ernest. Perhaps due to the better command of the language, Kalra was much more entertaining. Just my O. JJF
post #132 of 208
Ok, time to get back to the grindstone.
post #133 of 208
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Patek was originally seen as more exclusive, which justifies the higher prices, however you can get Patek in far more retail outlets, however, people are still paying the higher prices for the present time, that will change. I don't really think it costs that much more to make a Patek than it does to make a Rolex, material costs excluded.  Certainly the movement is a bit more intricate and smaller to fit in the slimmer case, but that's about it.  Certainly the "complicated" line of Pateks may be much more difficult to make, but the regular Calatrava?  I doubt it costs much more than a Daytona chronograph. You know what?  I don't really like Rolex much more than Patek, I just happen to own a Daytona (and a Sea Dweller).  I actually do like Patek, and I posted a Patek watch that I like quite a bit.  I just think for the most part that they are overpriced and that they aren't as exclusive as they once were.  It's not that I don't like Patek Phillippe in general, I just don't like the one you have.
But a chrono is not a simple watch like Calatrava... Most of brands are overpriced and Patek is not more than Rolex
post #134 of 208
ernest, do you honestly think it costs more to make a Calatrava than say, a Sea Dweller? And if it does, do you think that accounts for the $7000 difference in price between the two watches?
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(drizzt3117 @ 17 Nov. 2004, 5:04) It was a diversion, and luckily I was able to get some work done while I was conversing with yall.
Ha ha, yeah, me too. I do find ernest to be (intentionally or not) hilarious, though. It's good not to take him seriously.
Above all because this is a very forum dealing with very serious subjects...
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