What do you think about this watch?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    Nice watch for a copy, but buy the real thing, treat yourself, you will appreciate it in the years to come....trust me.
     


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    Could I get a rolex with that rubber band the second seiko has?

    Some sort of space age rubber that cost's more than gold would be nice.
     


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    In fact I wanted the all black bezel.

    I do not need a Rolex. I do not dive. I just need a casual watch. A watch I could wear with no more risk than losing the value of a swatch when I take subways late...


    This one is 35 five lesse expensive than a Rolex, so why to buy a Rolex? WHat would a Rolexbring me more?

    I already have 6 nice watches. So what would bring me a Rolex?
     


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    A Rolex would bring you a timeless relic worthy of resell in the future with little or no loss of value, a bit of prestige, and the difference in a well made, truly hand crafted piece of art. Other than that, one does not have to dive to own a Sub-Mariner, it is more about the style than anything...riding the sub should have little do with anything, people ride the sub late at night all of the time wearing fine watches with little problems(me myself, in your city, which I will be doing again in the summer)...it comes down to one thing, do you desire the finer things life can give you, or settle and just be a little happy, there is nothing wrong with settling, but in your question,
    one must ask if maybe the reason you were asking is to have the look of the Rolex without the price....that is all.
     


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    On the subject of Rolexes...

    I'm sure you've all heard this one:

    Two cars get in a bad accident at an intersection and the first driver gets out of his car and runs quickly over to the other guy who is pretty hurt and says, "are you alright?" The guy, quite shooken up and bleeding gets out of his car and says, " oh no, my Porsche, my Porsche." The first guy says, Dude, forget about your Porsche, your bleeding and your arms been cut off. Then the bleeding guy says, "Oh no, my Rolex, my Rolex."

    Stevo
     


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    (ernest @ 20 Nov. 2004, 06:06) I do not need a Rolex. I do not dive. ... I already have 6 nice watches. So what would bring me a Rolex?
    A Rolex would bring you a timeless relic worthy of resell in the future with little or no loss of value, a bit of prestige, and the difference in a well made, truly hand crafted piece of art. Other than that, one does not have to dive to own a Sub-Mariner, it is more about the style than anything...riding the sub should have little do with anything, people ride the sub late at night all of the time wearing fine watches with little problems(me myself, in your city, which I will be doing again in the summer)...it comes down to one thing, do you desire the finer things life can give you, or settle and just be a little happy, there is nothing wrong with settling, but in your question,
    one must ask if maybe the reason you were asking is to have the look of the Rolex without the price....that is all.
    All my 6 watches are timeless relic of resell and bring me "prestige". 2 of them are TRUE piece of art and hand crafted on the opposite of Rolex which is neither art nor hand crafted. In my question I just ask that you think about a watch who looks like a Sub but which is much thin and smaller (that fits me more thant a SUB). You do not answer to my question actually = Why to pay 30 times the price of this SEiko, just to wear another industrial watch, worn by millions of people and which has a bracelet and a buckle of $100?
     


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    No, ernest, your watches bring you no prestige, nor are they timeless, nor are they relics. But thanks for playing.
     


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    Stevo, funny thing on my way to an accident a few years ago, when it was over, the first thing I asked the paramedics, not was my wife OK, but is my watch broken or not?
    Guess you are right, who cares about the car, but damn man if my Rolex broke, I would be for sure without the time of day, "does anyone really know what time it is?"
    And Ernest, listen to Alexis...she is wise beyond her years, and by the wife, have a nice visit with my friend Ken, he is a nice man.
     


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    The Rolex Oysters, and in particular the Submariner, Seadweller and GMT-Master are nice enough watches, though seriously overpriced. Much of their 'prestige' comes from artificially-created waiting times for some models. I cannot speak for the US, but here Rolex watches are often bought by people who think style and prestige can be bought - 'I own a Rolex because I can afford to', or that the simple ownership of expensive baubles entitles them to respect. Unfortunate connotations for those who buy them because they want a solid and dependable watch.

    Seiko and Citizen make some very good quality 'tool' watches (as opposed to the fashion versions), which are well respected by professional divers. The current RAF issue pilot's chrono is a Seiko. I'd always go for mechanical though, rather than quartz - a mechanical watch is almost organic, and speaks to the work that went into producing it, whereas a quartz watch is just a machine produced object.

    As one with a small collection of and an interest in watches, if I were in the market for a serious dive watch with both style and resale value, I'd go for a Panerai. Panerais are considerably more exclusive than Rolex (Rolex make around 800,00 watches/year, Panera around 30,000). If I wanted a 'tool' watch, which was a little different, I'd go for something like a Doxa Sharkhunter, a Seiko customised by Bill Yao or a Damasko.
     


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    (ernest @ 20 Nov. 2004, 2:17) All my 6 watches are timeless relic of resell and bring me "prestige". 2 of them are TRUE piece of art and hand crafted on the opposite of Rolex which is neither art nor hand crafted.
    No, ernest, your watches bring you no prestige, nor are they timeless, nor are they relics. Â But thanks for playing.
    A tank is not timeless? A Patek are not relic? And a JL give you no "prestige"? So what would do?
     


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