micah1701: $700,000so, like 2 of them?
micah1701: micah1701: $700,000so, like 2 of them?Nevermind, I read the rest of the article. They only took the cheap ones.
Bslim: Like 99% of things in life, Rolexes are overrated.
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?
wildcardjack: And here I thought stores like this had safes you'd need to crack after hours.
Rat: In philly they'd only be worth 50 bucks apiece.™
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.
Mad Mark: Rolex, Shmolex. They left the good ones behind.[www.mouse-watches.com image 166x250]
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.
PC LOAD LETTER: Rolex is for people whose knowledge of good watches is limited to Rolex. I'll take a Patek Philippe instead.
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.
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