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(UPI)   If some street vendor in Memphis offers you a great deal on a "real Rolex", he just might be telling you the truth today   (upi.com) divider line 48
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2014-01-19 08:19:22 AM
Do they come with apps?
 
2014-01-19 08:22:41 AM
$700,000

so, like 2 of them?
 
2014-01-19 08:23:25 AM

micah1701: $700,000

so, like 2 of them?


Nevermind, I read the rest of the article.  They only took the cheap ones.
 
2014-01-19 08:26:21 AM
Like 99% of things in life, Rolexes are overrated.
 
Rat
2014-01-19 08:31:18 AM
In philly they'd only be worth 50 bucks apiece.

 
2014-01-19 08:33:21 AM

micah1701: micah1701: $700,000

so, like 2 of them?

Nevermind, I read the rest of the article.  They only took the cheap ones.


So a digital Rolex? Actually had a guy try to sell me a digital Rolex in the parking lot of an Auto Zone in Montgomery, Alabama. Not sure if that means the criminals there are really stupid or if the general public is stupid enough to fall for that kind of thing.
 
2014-01-19 08:35:44 AM
You would still need a Timex to tell the time. Those Rolexes are terrible at that.
 
2014-01-19 08:40:34 AM
earnthis.net

Shocking.
 
2014-01-19 08:42:47 AM
Rich people got robbed. This is my reaction face.

www.mediocreathlete.com
 
2014-01-19 08:43:22 AM

Bslim: Like 99% of things in life, Rolexes are overrated.


But, enough about your mom ...
 
2014-01-19 08:50:33 AM
And here I thought stores like this had safes you'd need to crack after hours.

Is it sour grapes to think that wearing a $10k watch and driving a $300k car make it so you can only associate with that class of douchebags?
 
2014-01-19 08:58:29 AM
Need to photoshop the Hot/crazy chart for women into expensive watch/douchiness for men.
 
2014-01-19 09:07:31 AM

wildcardjack: And here I thought stores like this had safes you'd need to crack after hours.

Is it sour grapes to think that wearing a $10k watch and driving a $300k car make it so you can only associate with that class of douchebags?



I don't think they are spending their money wisely. Behold!
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-19 09:09:47 AM
Doesn't TN allow people to conceal carry? I've been assured that when the populace is armed, this sort of thing won't happen.
 
2014-01-19 09:15:22 AM
I remember watching two douches that I knew comparing Rolexes.  I was amused.
 
2014-01-19 09:19:19 AM
Ok...so they stole items that have unique serial numbers.  They're probably documented to the specific store, etc.  They'll probably find their way overseas but at a tiny fraction of the value...

If you're gonna do a "smash and grab" target someplace that sells gold bullion and antique coins in a suburban strip mall.
 
2014-01-19 09:21:12 AM

Raider_dad: Shocking.


Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-01-19 09:26:49 AM
Must have hijacked a truck load of fake Rolexes. Daring robbery at a mall with witnesses is just to give the peddlers some cred.
 
2014-01-19 09:58:09 AM
Presumably anybody you take them to for maintenance will run the serial numbers on them.

You have to pay about $500 every 5 years to get them cleaned and oiled and what not. If you don't they can get damaged and need thousands of dollars of work done to them.

I'll take my titanium Seiko with a $5 battery every few years instead.
 
2014-01-19 10:07:34 AM

wildcardjack: And here I thought stores like this had safes you'd need to crack after hours.


They probably do, but it's a jewelry store in a mall.  At 7:30 on a Saturday, it was open.
 
S7P
2014-01-19 10:08:50 AM

Rat: In philly they'd only be worth 50 bucks apiece.



How much for the gun ?
 
2014-01-19 10:20:49 AM
img.fark.net
I can give ya 20 bucks.
 
2014-01-19 10:31:48 AM
Where do they think they are going to offload these? Unless of course they had a "sponsor" who contracted the job for  flat fee. Said sponsor might have buyers lined up.
 
2014-01-19 10:49:59 AM
The Ghost of Elvis strikes again
 
2014-01-19 10:51:26 AM
I have a Romex and a Rolecks. I think I got burned in those deals.
 
OGC
2014-01-19 10:52:24 AM
Rick Flair said to be inconsolable.
 
2014-01-19 10:57:50 AM

Rat: In philly they'd only be worth 50 bucks apiece.



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2014-01-19 11:01:04 AM
I got you beat. I once knew two Rolexes comparing douches - wait, that sounds strange
 
2014-01-19 11:10:02 AM
Rolex is for people whose knowledge of good watches is limited to Rolex. I'll take a Patek Philippe instead.
 
2014-01-19 11:18:43 AM

TheGreatGazoo: Presumably anybody you take them to for maintenance will run the serial numbers on them.

You have to pay about $500 every 5 years to get them cleaned and oiled and what not. If you don't they can get damaged and need thousands of dollars of work done to them.

I'll take my titanium Seiko with a $5 battery every few years instead.


Seiko? You rich bastard, my titanium solar powered Citizen is good enough for me.
 
2014-01-19 11:23:29 AM
I have a nice looking Bulova that suits me just fine.
 
2014-01-19 11:37:40 AM
Rolex, Shmolex. They left the good ones behind.

www.mouse-watches.com
 
2014-01-19 11:38:22 AM

Mad Mark: Rolex, Shmolex. They left the good ones behind.

[www.mouse-watches.com image 166x250]


Well it's either 6:15 or Mickey had a hard on.
 
2014-01-19 12:24:11 PM
Most people have learned that the watch has become unnecessary because they can pull out the cell phone.

\I know there are still men who want to wear a watch or jobs where you need to discreetly check the time.
 
2014-01-19 12:58:52 PM
Rolex are one of the most overpriced, overvalued watches out there. Oh it looks pretty, but can it save your life? my watch actually has a compass.
 
2014-01-19 01:27:13 PM
Lot of haters on this thread.  I don't care much at all for the blinged out current concoctions (yellow gold, diamonds, etc). But their stainless steel pieces from the 70's and earlier - datejust and submariner variants are very nice and relatively simple looking and the brand Rolex is quite interesting.

Rolex at that time period (70's and earlier) was known as real tool watches (albeit expensive even back then) where you could have an active lifestyle - such as diving, swimming, running, etc.  We forget prior to G-shock and other plastic watches that most watches post WWII were not water or shock proof. Rolex participated along with other brands in various publicity stunts to show how tough their watches were - such as depth tests and advertising that their watch was first to be used up on Everest, etc.  (Smith, a UK brand has a competing claim to being first on Everest).  As such, its advertising wasn't based on celebrities but much more on uses and boasting that certain sports, military or adventurer was using their watch.

As strange as it sounds, Rolex also ended up supplying units of certain military forces for specialized purposes (usually divers). As such, it's no surprise that Ian Fleming wrote his most famous character as wearing a Rolex of some sorts and even having his character use it as a knuckle duster in one episode.

I realize Rolex of today isn't what it was, but as a very occasional watch collector (watches are too expensive to collect too many), I still like Rolex.  Rolex is a very interesting brand with an important history and has lots of models I'd love to own but can't afford. I do own a Submariner from 1972 which looks great with a suit or casual.
 
2014-01-19 02:12:13 PM
BTY they have serial numbers. So if it breaks, write it off.
 
2014-01-19 02:20:27 PM
For me, a "great deal" on a Rolex would be non-existent, because I think wristwatches are tacky and ugly, and Rolexes are the tackiest and ugliest of them all.

Pocket watches are classy if you want to be old-school with your timepiece, but I don't even use my pocket watches anymore, because I have a mobile phone that serves that purpose.

Rolexes are for people who want to show off their money, not for people who want to know what time it is.
 
2014-01-19 02:22:43 PM

SirEattonHogg: Lot of haters on this thread.  I don't care much at all for the blinged out current concoctions (yellow gold, diamonds, etc). But their stainless steel pieces from the 70's and earlier - datejust and submariner variants are very nice and relatively simple looking and the brand Rolex is quite interesting.

Rolex at that time period (70's and earlier) was known as real tool watches (albeit expensive even back then) where you could have an active lifestyle - such as diving, swimming, running, etc.  We forget prior to G-shock and other plastic watches that most watches post WWII were not water or shock proof. Rolex participated along with other brands in various publicity stunts to show how tough their watches were - such as depth tests and advertising that their watch was first to be used up on Everest, etc.  (Smith, a UK brand has a competing claim to being first on Everest).  As such, its advertising wasn't based on celebrities but much more on uses and boasting that certain sports, military or adventurer was using their watch.

As strange as it sounds, Rolex also ended up supplying units of certain military forces for specialized purposes (usually divers). As such, it's no surprise that Ian Fleming wrote his most famous character as wearing a Rolex of some sorts and even having his character use it as a knuckle duster in one episode.

I realize Rolex of today isn't what it was, but as a very occasional watch collector (watches are too expensive to collect too many), I still like Rolex.  Rolex is a very interesting brand with an important history and has lots of models I'd love to own but can't afford. I do own a Submariner from 1972 which looks great with a suit or casual.


All I got was BLAH BLAH BLAH I COLLECT ANTIQUES.
 
2014-01-19 02:31:07 PM
ZeroCorpse
For me, a "great deal" on a Rolex would be non-existent, because I think wristwatches are tacky and ugly, and Rolexes are the tackiest and ugliest of them all.
Pocket watches are classy if you want to be old-school with your timepiece, but I don't even use my pocket watches anymore, because I have a mobile phone that serves that purpose.
Rolexes are for people who want to show off their money, not for people who want to know what time it is.


For you:
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\Only released in China.
 
2014-01-19 03:11:50 PM
There are 65 Rolex watches in Tennessee?  One for each tooth in the state maybe?
 
2014-01-19 03:40:45 PM
Hey buddy would you like to buy a watch
real cheap
here on the street

I've got six on each arm
and two around my feet

Liiiiife is a carnival....
 
2014-01-19 03:51:58 PM

SirEattonHogg: Lot of haters on this thread.  I don't care much at all for the blinged out current concoctions (yellow gold, diamonds, etc). But their stainless steel pieces from the 70's and earlier - datejust and submariner variants are very nice and relatively simple looking and the brand Rolex is quite interesting.

Rolex at that time period (70's and earlier) was known as real tool watches (albeit expensive even back then) where you could have an active lifestyle - such as diving, swimming, running, etc.  We forget prior to G-shock and other plastic watches that most watches post WWII were not water or shock proof. Rolex participated along with other brands in various publicity stunts to show how tough their watches were - such as depth tests and advertising that their watch was first to be used up on Everest, etc.  (Smith, a UK brand has a competing claim to being first on Everest).  As such, its advertising wasn't based on celebrities but much more on uses and boasting that certain sports, military or adventurer was using their watch.

As strange as it sounds, Rolex also ended up supplying units of certain military forces for specialized purposes (usually divers). As such, it's no surprise that Ian Fleming wrote his most famous character as wearing a Rolex of some sorts and even having his character use it as a knuckle duster in one episode.

I realize Rolex of today isn't what it was, but as a very occasional watch collector (watches are too expensive to collect too many), I still like Rolex.  Rolex is a very interesting brand with an important history and has lots of models I'd love to own but can't afford. I do own a Submariner from 1972 which looks great with a suit or casual.


Shut up.  You're interrupting all the rich folk hate in here.

In all seriousness...I love me an expensive watch.  It's a great looking piece of jewelry now and it can compliment your attire very nicely.  You hipster douchebags can hate all you want.
 
2014-01-19 04:06:59 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Rolex is for people whose knowledge of good watches is limited to Rolex. I'll take a Patek Philippe instead.


This.   Or maybe a Lange & Söhne. 

/Datejust owner, though
 
2014-01-19 04:15:24 PM
I received a Victorinox watch (yes, the "Swiss Army Knife" people) for Christmas, and it tells time and date and that's it. It looks nice, feels nice (and solid!), and the person who gave it is special to me, so I will treasure it more than any Rolex I could buy from a street vendor in Memphis.

Heck, for the prices of some watches out there, you could hire someone to walk beside you and tell you what time it was.
 
2014-01-19 05:11:54 PM
Please... they'll be on ebay just like all the rest of the worlds stolen crap.
 
2014-01-19 07:05:35 PM

ubermensch: Doesn't TN allow people to conceal carry? I've been assured that when the populace is armed, this sort of thing won't happen.


The reason to carry a concealed weapon is to defend your life in the face of imminent danger, not to stop every injustice you encounter or be some crime vigilante.
 
2014-01-20 06:00:13 PM

TheGreatGazoo: Presumably anybody you take them to for maintenance will run the serial numbers on them.

You have to pay about $500 every 5 years to get them cleaned and oiled and what not. If you don't they can get damaged and need thousands of dollars of work done to them.

I'll take my titanium Seiko with a $5 battery every few years instead.


Casio G-Shock for me: mine is about 11 years old, and the solar/rechargeable battery is finally dying...

/ considering how much damage its received over the years, I'm still impressed.
 
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