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(AP)   Woman sues Rolex because their watch gave her a rash   (apnews.myway.com) divider line 109
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2005-09-14 10:42:20 PM  
It most likely wasn't the label.

My mom can't wear any but plastic watches because she develops a rash on her wrist immediately. Nothing new or odd...
 
2005-09-14 10:44:32 PM  
My sister can't wear most metal jewelry. Gold, silver, copper, etc all give her rashes. All her stuff is titanium. (Hypoallergenic and tough, w00ta).
 
2005-09-14 10:44:51 PM  
I remember that Saved By The Bell episode...
 
2005-09-14 10:45:58 PM  
It's probably a fake.
 
2005-09-14 10:48:24 PM  
She bought a Rolex in Hong Kong and had an allegic reaction to it? I'm guessing she really bought a Bolex.
 
2005-09-14 10:53:08 PM  
Being a jeweler, I get this crap all the time.

"You said it was sterling! .. I broke out"
me "How did it affect you, red, black, or green."

them "Green!"

me:"Congrats, you are dehydrated. Drink some water, look up sterling silver, and STFU and GBTW"
 
2005-09-14 10:54:17 PM  
Kids. You give them perfectly good watches, and they eat the watchbands.
 
2005-09-14 10:55:09 PM  
I have an uncle who is allergic to metals. It kept him from going to Viet Nam.
 
2005-09-14 11:32:16 PM  
I should probably sue that chick from two nights ago...

*scratches*
 
2005-09-14 11:33:59 PM  
Should have made her use a plastic dildo.
 
2005-09-15 04:04:52 AM  
If a ten thousand dollar watch gave me a rash, I would sue too. I mean, it's not like they don't have the money.
 
2005-09-15 04:05:17 AM  
2005-09-14 11:33:59 PM Rollo Tomasi

My thoughts exactly:

She shouldn't have put it there. Watches are for the wrist.
 
2005-09-15 04:05:19 AM  
She bought it from Steve Irwin.. it was a Roolex.
 
2005-09-15 04:06:56 AM  
I was in china and you could buy a fake rolex for 8 bucks... 12 if you wanted a sweep hand. I bought fake designer bags for my female friends.

and $1 dvds for me. complete with covers that had the right picture, but a synopsis of completely different movies. Gotta love the DVD I got of "Trainpotting" too. on the DVD they screened (painted) a picture from the movie...but it says "TrainspoRting"
 
2005-09-15 04:08:41 AM  
shiat... why do people have to sue people all the time?
NEWSFLASH! all companies out of business due to complete farkwits sueing for pathetic reasons! world destroyed coz of greedy asshats!
 
2005-09-15 04:15:20 AM  
I can only wear gold. Silver makes me go black and green even if I drink enough water to turn me into a yellyfish.
Not a big problem tho since I only wear 1 ring...the chain and chackle is invisible but most likely made of iron.
 
2005-09-15 04:29:44 AM  
that is just stupid... is she going to sue the makers of food next if they don't say open the package before eating?
 
2005-09-15 04:32:47 AM  
Guess I'm one of the few that won't be lucky enough to ever find out if I'm allergic to Rolex watches, labels, air, name brand, whatever.

Did just buy a Wenger. I like it more than the Timexs I used to wear. My arm still sweats, but it's more comfortable. And the band looks like it will last more than 6 months.
 
2005-09-15 04:37:58 AM  
She said that she suffered psychological trauma because she had to wear long sleeves to cover up the unsightly allergic reaction, the newspaper reported.

Shouldn't she be suing the manufacturers of long sleeve shirts? I mean, if they cause her psychological trauma....she's entitled to compensation.

I only have a tiny slice of her life on which to base any opinions about this woman. So, with that disclaimer out of the way, she's a whore.

/and I don't mean the good kind of whore
//overly litigious people suck
 
2005-09-15 04:47:11 AM  
Stupid biatch probably sweated like a pig causing the sticker to turn into her own personal close contact culture dish. More intelligent people would have removed the label.
 
2005-09-15 04:54:52 AM  
The culture of blame sinks to an even lower low...

I still dont understand how with all this bullshiat flying around you cannot sue the president of the USA for being a criminally negligent imbecile, and how you cannot sue gun makers for making weapons that fire when you pull the trigger.
 
2005-09-15 04:57:10 AM  
1. Buy Product
2. Find fault
3. Sue
4. ...
5. Profit

/new American Dream
/forget about working hard, sue for your riches
 
2005-09-15 05:27:09 AM  
I would like yellyfish if they just weren't so loud
 
2005-09-15 05:35:30 AM  
I just got back from Hongkong two weeks ago and let me tell you, them Rolex watches sold along Nathan Road are the best deal ever! Amazing discounts. And you don't even have to go look for one, the helpful staff will approach you every 5 meters with an excellent Rolex offer, as you walk down the street. Gosh.
 
2005-09-15 06:04:41 AM  
This story made the asshat detector on my Suunto go crazy.
 
2005-09-15 06:05:51 AM  
remember when kimberly washed her hair with rainwater and it turned it green...because she collected it in a copper bowl and the acid rain got all jiggy with the metal.

/diff'rent strokes
 
2005-09-15 06:12:04 AM  
I dont like any fish,
 
2005-09-15 06:44:20 AM  
I think that's allergic contact eczema.
I can only wear gold and a few other metals. No cheap stuff and no silver unless I want big blotchy wrists that I scratch all day long. :(
 
2005-09-15 06:47:50 AM  
Mine's over 30 years old and not one rash ever. They take a beating and keep on ticking.
 
2005-09-15 06:55:11 AM  
I wonder if she would be ok with one of those $170 hot dogs?
 
2005-09-15 07:39:37 AM  
She took a rashin',
But kept on cashin'!
 
2005-09-15 07:58:58 AM  
After reading that article thoroughly twice throught, I've come to the conclusion that people need to get a life over petty stuff like reactions to materials that are temporary, otherwise China's legal system is going to turn in to another mired-down and clogged up US legal system.
 
2005-09-15 08:27:46 AM  
If you're only going to wear the item occasionally you can
coat the back (or any place it comes in contact with skin) with a thin layer of clear nail polish. Just have to take the polish off before it yellows.

Unless you also have a reaction to nail polish in which case you're screwed, but still cheaper than a lawyer.
 
2005-09-15 08:32:32 AM  
tried that nail polish thing. didn't work. But I did realize what was causing the problem...I was wearing it too tight, my skin under the watch couldn't breath and the sweat that would build up caused the rash (think diaper rash).

All i needed to do was losesn the strap a notch or two and it cleared right up.
 
2005-09-15 08:33:53 AM  
Watch salesman, Ron Mexico, not available for comment.
 
2005-09-15 08:37:12 AM  
I hates the sea and everything in it. Yar.
 
2005-09-15 08:38:50 AM  
Fake Rolex + nickel allergy. Pretty common.
 
2005-09-15 08:40:21 AM  
Fake Rolex = Folex

My husband bought me a Rolex while we were on our honeymoon as a wedding gift. BEST damn watch! I will never need to wear/buy another.
 
2005-09-15 08:47:23 AM  
SO if I buy a pair of expensive sunglasses, and I don't take the sticker off the lense because I'm afraid It'll "void or lessen the value of the warranty/product", and I have an accident in my car because it blocked my vision- I should be able to sue for damages and emotional scarring?
 
2005-09-15 08:51:28 AM  
Caution: may contain nuts.
 
2005-09-15 08:59:35 AM  
In my experience, Rolex watches keep the worst time of any watch. But that's not really why you buy a Rolex, is it?
 
2005-09-15 09:03:58 AM  
Gecko Gingrich

She bought a Rolex in Hong Kong and had an allegic reaction to it? I'm guessing she really bought a Bolex.


You are mistaken, that would be the Lorex.
 
2005-09-15 09:08:35 AM  
kin242: The culture of blame sinks to an even lower low...

I still dont understand how with all this bullshiat flying around you cannot sue the president of the USA for being a criminally negligent imbecile, and how you cannot sue gun makers for making weapons that fire when you pull the trigger.


Well, for the first one: Establishing responsibility in any beauracracy is difficult, thus making establishing negligence based on 1 person difficult. And being an imbecile alone isn't a crime (though perhaps it should be).

Second: Guns are designed to do that; you'd be suing them for making a product that does exactly what they say it does. In addition, it can be (And should be) argued that the gunmakers do not pull the trigger; that requires direct user interaction. Its about as silly as someone suing a knifemaker because they got stabbed ,really.
 
2005-09-15 09:10:21 AM  
I smell my fake leather watch band when I take it off. I replace it every year or two when it becomes too pungent. Not big A Fish Called Wanda type whiffs. I just casual hold it up to my nose and sniff type smelling. I have never told anyone this.
 
2005-09-15 09:21:17 AM  
 
2005-09-15 09:30:58 AM  
paid $25 for my fauxrex
 
2005-09-15 09:33:16 AM  
I own a Rolex Submariner (blue face, two tone 18k/stainless) that I bought new from an authorized dealer 5 years ago. I still haven't removed the sticker on the back but I also left the plastic peel-off cover that is on the green sticker too and have never had any adverse effects to my skin.

I am hoping that if I ever take the protective clear plastic covering off the green sticker will still look new... overall my watch still looks perfect and has classic good looks!

Also just saying hi to all you Rolex owning Farkers out there I know there must be a bunch of you! Later...
 
2005-09-15 09:39:30 AM  
 
2005-09-15 09:46:11 AM  
theding0: Second: Guns are designed to do that; you'd be suing them for making a product that does exactly what they say it does. In addition, it can be (And should be) argued that the gunmakers do not pull the trigger; that requires direct user interaction. Its about as silly as someone suing a knifemaker because they got stabbed ,really.


I believe he switched to being sarcastic on that one. However, be quiet. You might give them ideas.

I love me knife, yes I do.
 
2005-09-15 09:52:46 AM  
I'm allergic to nickel too.

/not the label
 
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