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(Marketwatch)   Rolex is not concerned about a sales decline from the new Apple iWatch, says their time isn't up   (marketwatch.com) divider line 102
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1690 clicks; posted to Business » on 16 Jul 2013 at 11:38 AM (39 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-17 11:34:32 AM

jpo2269: Flash,

That is crazy, but a cool story bro...  Maybe you might have some insight on this... One of the times I had the watch serviced, the watch-man said that the arms on the Air King (I am sure if true other Rolex models as well) back in the day were actual gold, not gold plated.  Is that possible?


not sure what you mean by "arms." they do use white gold quite a bit, even in stainless steel watches (plot surrounds, fluted bezels on datejusts, etc.). either way, the air king is an iconic model - one that hans wilsdorf sent to RAF pilots in POW camps with only the promise that they pay for them when the war was over. you should cherish it.
 
2013-07-17 11:38:55 AM

treesloth: I'm not terribly familiar with higher-end watches, so may I ask why you want one?  Performance?  Aesthetics?  Mechanical awesomeness?


more aesthetics and mechanical awesomeness, for me. my two rolexes are very accurate (+/- 4 secs/day) but they're still not as accurate as the free clock that comes with my iPhone. but they're just cool.

plus, james bond never timed the explosion of an arch-villain's lair with an iPhone....
 
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