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I plan to buy a Rolex

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, May 11, 2005.

  1. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    I shouldn't have picked up my Seiko .
     
  2. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    Um, if you can afford a Rolex, it shouldn't really affect you financially that you just bought a Seiko.

    I love that an unemployed person in France can even think about buying a Rolex. Truly, France is a decaying society that is going to go broke unless it stops being a "welfare" state.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dude, is that why you just sold 12 suits?
     
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    Roy Senior member

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    Why would he keep them? It's not like he needs 'workhorse' suits or anything. He just needs a few nice ones for job interviews, formal events/parties etc.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, the suits were a few sizes too big, for one...
     
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    (RJMan @ May 12 2005,01:18) Dude, is that why you just sold 12 suits?
    Why would he keep them? It's not like he needs 'workhorse' suits or anything. He just needs a few nice ones for job interviews, formal events/parties etc.
    What job interviews? Jon.
     
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    Job interviews?? [​IMG] Ernest, have you ever seen Dirty Rotten Scoundrels? You know, the movie with Michael Caine playing a guy pretending to be a deposed ruler...
     
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    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Its becoming very clear to me why the etymology for the word dÃ[​IMG]·jà vu is French. Interesting Factoid. Although ernest has only 2100+ posts (at this time) he is indirectly responsible for about 40% of the 121638 posts to date. [​IMG]
     
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    It's almost like Ernest enjoys the abus ehe subjects himself to

    Don't buy a Rolex. Spend your money on a better watch.
     
  11. LabelKing

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    I hope it is a vintage Rolex.

    In that it is over 50 years old.
     
  12. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    Rolex is Sooo over rated. Movement is not even that exquiste(spell). For that type of money, I'll buy a nice Attolini or Kiton suit and get a nice mid price ranged machanical watch.
     
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    I agree. I was going to buy a Rolex a couple of months back came to my senses and bought an IWC 3706 instead. Glad I didn't buy the Rolex.
     
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    Rolex is for tardy gangster.

    koji
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you're going to go Swiss, ernest, you should go all the way and get a Vacheron Constantin or a Patek Philippe. That's one month of dole benefits right there.
     
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    I like the Rolex in the oyster case. I know the movement isn't rated very highly by those in the know, but it's damn durable. I bought one in Zurich (c. 1991 I think) -- when the dollar was high(er); and I avoided duties and taxes and whatnot. But still had I to do it over again, I might actually by the Tudor -- I didn't know about them before (though I'd seen them), but you get the casing and durability of the Rolex with out the name. That's what I don't like about the Rolex. I don't want the name on the face plate. I also stupidly bought one with the date -- so it has the large bubble on the crystal. And it's stainless & white gold. For some stupid reason I thought it would be a good every day watch, but I'd rather have something less high-profile. I like the Explorer but would probably get one without Rolex on the face -- and at that point might as well get a Tudor.

    My wife bought a Rolex in the 80's I don't know the model (never seen it sold in the US) but it's so simple, looks like a timex. It has a small gold round case with black strap. I guess you could argue that there's even more snobbery in that move than in something obvious.

    But I get nervous (in a sense) having things that are easily noticed as expensive like a nice watch or car.

    My thoughts anyway.
     
  18. zjpj83

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    Like Ernest's Porsche?
     
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    It is probably a Cellini model.
     
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    Rolex is for social climber.
     

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