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(Marketwatch)   Rolex is not concerned about a sales decline from the new Apple iWatch, says their time isn't up   ( ) divider line
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1732 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 01:09:37 PM  
3 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....

How about a 25 year old iWatch?
2013-07-16 11:48:39 AM  
3 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 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 01:43:25 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.

I thought the point was to meet muggers.
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Why would you want a watch that phones home and is obsolete every 18 months?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 12:34:29 PM  
1 vote:
An excellence-oriented '80s male does not wear a regular watch. He wears a Rolex watch, because it weighs nearly six pounds and is advertised only in excellence-oriented publications such as Fortune and Rich Protestant Golfer Magazine. The advertisements are written in incomplete sentences, which is how advertising copywriters denote excellence: "The Rolex Hyperion. An elegant new standard in quality excellence and discriminating handcraftsmanship. For the individual who is truly able to discriminate with regard to excellent quality standards of crafting things by hand. Fabricated of 100 percent 24-karat gold. No watch parts or anything. Just a great big chunk on your wrist. Truly a timeless statement. For the individual who is very secure. Who doesn't need to be reminded all the time that he is very successful. Much more successful than the people who laughed at him in high school. Because of his acne. People who are probably nowhere near as successful as he is now. Maybe he'll go to his 20th reunion, and they'll see his Rolex Hyperion. Hahahahahahahahaha."

--Dave Barry.   from here
2013-07-16 12:30:07 PM  
1 vote:
People who are going to pay $3000 or more for a watch aren't the market wants. They are going to make a $200-300 accessory for people who have iphones.
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 11:00:14 AM  
1 vote:
Good luck. I'm behind 5 watches.
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