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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
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1709 clicks; posted to Business » on 16 Jul 2013 at 11:38 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-16 11:48:39 AM  
6 votes:
In other groundbreaking business analysis news, Bugatti and Bentley are not concerned about a sales decline due to competition from the 2014 Toyota Camry.
2013-07-16 12:35:33 PM  
2 votes:

FlashHarry: as a watch nerd and an apple nerd, i concur.

one of my grail watches is a 50-year-old rolex. i can't imagine wanting a 50-year-old apple iWatch....


I wanted the same thing but gave up looking. I bought a 50th Anniversary Submariner instead
2013-07-16 11:42:13 AM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I don't think Rolex, Tag, or Breitling has to worry about the iWatch.


Yeah, there's an aspirational thing going on with those watches that the iWatch won't be able to match.  After all, a big point of wearing a Rolex is to show the world you can afford a Rolex.
2013-07-16 05:46:48 PM  
1 vote:

jake_lex: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I don't think Rolex, Tag, or Breitling has to worry about the iWatch.

Yeah, there's an aspirational thing going on with those watches that the iWatch won't be able to match.  After all, a big point of wearing a Rolex is to show the world you suck with money.


FTFY
2013-07-16 04:46:49 PM  
1 vote:

IamSoSmart_S_M_R_T: Since there seem to be a number of knowledgeable watch Farkers in this thread, any thoughts on the Breitling Navitimer World? Pros? Cons? Alternatives?


The dial is too busy for my tastes, and Breitlings don't hold their value in the second hand market like a Rolex does, but if you like it, you could be worse for the price.
2013-07-16 03:28:48 PM  
1 vote:

Lunchlady: I have a Fossil watch on my wrist that cost me less than $200. I'd imagine that's the market Apple is shooting for.

/Pretty good watch


For $200 you could probably find a nice (if somewhat beat-up) old watch with some character.
2013-07-16 02:41:37 PM  
1 vote:

Carth: FlashHarry: Yellow Beard: I still want a SS Daytona but I just can't bring myself to pay over list to get one

yup. most us retailers have waiting lists for those. crazy.

Why would someone spend that much on a Rolex and not buy an IWC? I always wonder when i see  Rolexes if the person actually likes watches or just likes expensive things.


Probably for the same reason ice cream comes in  a lot of flavors. I've had Nardins, Perregaux, Cartier, and even had a Patek for a while. If you want a great watch for not a lot of dough try an RJM. Very cool watches and reasonably priced considering what you get.
2013-07-16 02:13:43 PM  
1 vote:

gingerjet: spawn73: Not true. Apple is a fashion object. That's why people pay more for an Apple MP3 player, or an iPhone.

The 90s called and asked for their lame argument back.

/last time I checked iPods and iPhones cost exactly the same if not cheaper than the competition.


Apple vs. Samsung is the Ford vs. Chevy of the suburbs.
2013-07-16 01:39:13 PM  
1 vote:

spawn73: Not true. Apple is a fashion object. That's why people pay more for an Apple MP3 player, or an iPhone.


The 90s called and asked for their lame argument back.

/last time I checked iPods and iPhones cost exactly the same if not cheaper than the competition.
2013-07-16 12:47:51 PM  
1 vote:
Why would you want a watch that phones home and is obsolete every 18 months?
2013-07-16 12:43:22 PM  
1 vote:
Quite happy with my 12 year old Omega Seamaster.
2013-07-16 12:33:13 PM  
1 vote:

jake_lex: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I don't think Rolex, Tag, or Breitling has to worry about the iWatch.

Yeah, there's an aspirational thing going on with those watches that the iWatch won't be able to match.  After all, a big point of wearing a Rolex is to show the world you can afford a Rolex.


while that is probably true, especially for rolex... there is something else.  just like some people are impressed with the inner workings of a fancy car, others are impressed with the inner workings of a mechanical watch.  like me.  there are few things made by people as beautiful and intricate as the workings of a mechanical watch.

i inherited a very old omega from my grandfather.  i enjoy watching the machine work.  i can pretty easily take it apart and look at the mechanism.  I find it fascinating to see this 50 year old mechanism working like new, powered only by kinetic energy.  but, hey, whatever.  i guess an iwatch keeps time.
2013-07-16 12:17:29 PM  
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spawn73: seniorgato: Apple might be a lot of things.  Fashion designer is not one of them.

Not true. Apple is a fashion object. That's why people pay more for an Apple MP3 player, or an iPhone.

I wouldn't be caught dead with the fashion statement that Apple sends, but hey, people are different.


Even though I think iPod interfaces are a little clunky, I have to give Apple props for it. I tried a lot of different MP3 players before finally buying an iPod, and they have the best device out there... Although, for some stupid ass reason, I can no longer play an album without navigating all of the way into it, and I can't 'Play All' by an artist without creating a goddam playlist on the Touch. Why would Apple retrograde the experience and make it LESS useful than it was? Those people really make no sense.
2013-07-16 12:01:08 PM  
1 vote:

seniorgato: Apple might be a lot of things.  Fashion designer is not one of them.


Not true. Apple is a fashion object. That's why people pay more for an Apple MP3 player, or an iPhone.

I wouldn't be caught dead with the fashion statement that Apple sends, but hey, people are different.
2013-07-16 11:59:10 AM  
1 vote:
Apple might be a lot of things.  Fashion designer is not one of them.
2013-07-16 11:53:59 AM  
1 vote:
as a watch nerd and an apple nerd, i concur.

one of my grail watches is a 50-year-old rolex. i can't imagine wanting a 50-year-old apple iWatch....
2013-07-16 11:00:14 AM  
1 vote:
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Good luck. I'm behind 5 watches.
2013-07-16 10:21:34 AM  
1 vote:
I don't think Rolex, Tag, or Breitling has to worry about the iWatch.
 
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