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Only post more repetitive in this thread than Rolex are remarks about the ubiquity of Rolex.
Well, Rolex is one of the few watches that can be identified at ten paces with one eye tied behind the back. ;-)

For me it's more than ubiquity. It’s suspicion brought about by a brand that has worked hard to make itself excessively conspicuous as a sign of wealth. I think my negative feeling goes back to my college days. One summer I worked for a law firm that is known for representing white collar criminals. I quickly noticed that those criminals all seemed to share a love of Rolex. I also noticed that most of the lawyers in that firm wore them too. Now these were men who took extreme pride in their ability to help cRooks (Edit after George's hilarious post) beat the system (it was impossible to avoid the talk). Something told me these were not men to see as role models.

No, not everyone wearing a Rolex is a crook or the helper of a crook. Most aren't. Lots of good guys wear Rolex. One of my best friends does. But my amygdala is called into action when I see one. I just can't help it. It's not you ... it's me. Rolex = turn around and move away. It's like that rattle on a diamondback. ;)
 
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My perception of Rolex has always been: It is a watch that salesman gets when he outperforms others in his department. Gold Rolex is for a manager of those salesman to show them who is the boss.
 

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Well, Rolex is one of the few watches that can be identified at ten paces with one eye tied behind the back. ;-)

For me it's more than ubiquity. It’s suspicion brought about by a brand that has worked hard to make itself excessively conspicuous as a sign of wealth. I think my negative feeling goes back to my college days. One summer I worked for a law firm that is known for representing white collar criminals. I quickly noticed that those criminals all seemed to share a love of Rolex. I also noticed that most of the lawyers in that firm wore them too. Now these were men who took extreme pride in their ability to help cooks beat the system (it was impossible to avoid the talk). Something told me these were not men to see as role models.

No, not everyone wearing a Rolex is a crook or the helper of a crook. Most aren't. Lots of good guys wear Rolex. One of my best friends does. But my amygdala is called into action when I see one. I just can't help it. It's not you ... it's me. Rolex = turn around and move away. It's like that rattle on a diamondback. ;)
Haha.

Nice.

Now do these guys:

Eisenhower
JFK
LBJ
W. Churchill
Dizzy Gillespie
MLK
14th Dalai Lama
Che Guevara
Elvis
Paul Newman
Obama
Biden
Jay-Z
Roger Federer
etc...
 

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Guys, guys....whoa...just saw a movie and all the bad guys were wearing Ralph Lauren teddy bear watches (actually, one of them was wearing a Seiko...fuck!)! What am I supposed to do with my worldview? Quick I need help...I'm about to head out to a cafe and I'm not sure how to judge the folks I might encounter...
 

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Guys, guys....whoa...just saw a movie and all the bad guys were wearing Ralph Lauren teddy bear watches (actually, one of them was wearing a Seiko...fuck!)! What am I supposed to do with my worldview? Quick I need help...I'm about to head out to a cafe and I'm not sure how to judge the folks I might encounter...
Just wear a Casio and you’ll be okay.
 

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