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(Las Vegas Review Journal)   Masseuse snatches $35,000 Rolex   (reviewjournal.com) divider line 66
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2014-03-31 12:37:38 PM
+1 HLOTY
 
2014-03-31 12:46:39 PM
It's stupid to wear expensive jewelry in places like Vegas.  Many con artists/thieves/pickpockets in that town.   If they see you with expensive stuff you become a target.
 
2014-03-31 12:48:49 PM

Cybernetic: Lafave, who has Metro-issued work cards allowing her to dance at Cheetahs, Cover Girls and Babes strip clubs, is free on $40,000 bail, court records show.

So, in Las Vegas, you need some kind of permit from the government to dance at a strip club?


Ehh it's an anachronism of the old days here in Vegas when there were huge fears of the mob running the town. You have to get a work card for anyplace that has gambling (video poker machines included) that shows you passed a criminal records check and are not involved in organized crime basically.

Still have to get em here in town even for a shiatty job like a 7 Eleven clerk because of the machines inside
 
2014-03-31 12:49:28 PM
I remember how the Philippine bar girls could snatch a dollar out of you mouth.
 
2014-03-31 12:53:38 PM

NightOwl2255: The $35k may be way overblown (yes, that was intentional). You can pick up a nice Day\Date with Presidential band for $5k used. For the haters, it's important to note, you can buy a Rolex, wear it for 10 years and sell it for 75% of your cost. And if you wear it sparingly you can often sell it for more that you paid for it.


You can pick up a Timex day-date mechanical-look watch for $28, wear it for five years, throw it away, and buy another for the next five years. Net cost about $60. Compare it to that used Rolex which will cost you over $1000 for the ten years' use, assuming it doesn't get hidden in someone's cockpit. And that Timex is far more accurate.

Could Ferrari sell cars if they didn't perform better than a Focus?

Clearly I don't get the Rolex mystique. But I sort of admire them in a retro way like I admire an IMSAI computer or a Motorola brick phone. Sill, I prefer a Mac and iPhone.
 
2014-03-31 12:56:44 PM
FTA:  "Soon the two were heading upstairs to Herold's suite after he forked over three $100 bills for a private massage offered by the 25-year-old Lafave."

Just a guess here, but I'd bet that the deal was that Ms. Lafave would normally have turned that money over to her business manager, and that she depended on her job's fringe benefits--of which this watch was one--for her income from it.

sandi_fish: It's stupid to wear expensive jewelry in places like Vegas.  Many con artists/thieves/pickpockets in that town.   If they see you with expensive stuff you become a target.


*Every* tourist in Las Vegas is a target.  That's why they built those casinos.
 
2014-03-31 01:22:03 PM

RastaKins: NightOwl2255: The $35k may be way overblown (yes, that was intentional). You can pick up a nice Day\Date with Presidential band for $5k used. For the haters, it's important to note, you can buy a Rolex, wear it for 10 years and sell it for 75% of your cost. And if you wear it sparingly you can often sell it for more that you paid for it.

You can pick up a Timex day-date mechanical-look watch for $28, wear it for five years, throw it away, and buy another for the next five years. Net cost about $60. Compare it to that used Rolex which will cost you over $1000 for the ten years' use, assuming it doesn't get hidden in someone's cockpit. And that Timex is far more accurate.

Could Ferrari sell cars if they didn't perform better than a Focus?

Clearly I don't get the Rolex mystique. But I sort of admire them in a retro way like I admire an IMSAI computer or a Motorola brick phone. Sill, I prefer a Mac and iPhone.


And a Honda Accord will get you from here to there just as well as a Lexus 460LS will. Some people just like a little more style, and most people that lay out $30k for a new Rolex can well afford to do so. I have a Rolex Milgauss, it was within my budget. I liked it, so I got it. And ten years from now I will be able to sell it for more than I paid for it, how many items can you say that about? Not many.  If a Day/Date was within my budget, I would get one.
 
2014-03-31 02:06:09 PM
What is with this LaFave family, anyway? Nevermind. I see that Debra's maiden name was Ms. Beasley.
 
2014-03-31 02:13:29 PM
A Rolex Submariner on sale for the value-minded Rolex enthusiast.
 
2014-03-31 02:20:18 PM

RastaKins: A Rolex Submariner on sale for the value-minded Rolex enthusiast.


I like that.

Marked down from $11,122 to $11,250
 
2014-03-31 03:18:03 PM

FlashHarry: Cybernetic: I first started wanting a Breitling back in the mid-1990s, and back then a Chronomat would set you back around $4000 - $4500. These days, that same watch seems to be going for around $10,000. I still want one, but the odds of me ever having $10K lying around and nothing better to do with it than buy a watch--well, let's just say that those odds are pretty slim

go vintage. you can pick up a vintage breitling for under $2k. i picked up a vintage rolex datejust for $1,200 and it keeps time to within 5 seconds a day. not bad for a 40+ year old watch.


So basically you paid $1200 for a watch that can't keep time. At that point you should just stop calling it a watch and start calling it a bracelet.

I've never understood the obsession with expensive watches. I'm just not into jewelry, I guess. Give me a $40 Timex and actually does useful stuff any day.
 
2014-03-31 03:35:33 PM
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2014-03-31 04:54:38 PM
NightOwl2255:  I have a Rolex Milgauss, it was within my budget. I liked it, so I got it.

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2014-03-31 05:13:37 PM

Jument: So basically you paid $1200 for a watch that can't keep time.


i know you're trolling, but it loses 5 seconds every 84,000 seconds. for an antique, i'd say that it does just fine.

unless you're launching rockets, i doubt that would make much of a difference in your life.

btw, i heard that somebody paid $155,000,000 for picasso's "la rêve..." and it doesn't even look like a real woman! you can't even tap to it! suckers!
 
2014-03-31 05:15:18 PM

Jument: I've never understood the obsession with expensive watches. I'm just not into jewelry, I guess. Give me a $40 Timex and actually does useful stuff any day.


your timex tells time perfectly, but it is intrinsically worthless. my vintage watch tells time but is now worth a lot more than i paid for it. (nearly double, actually). some people collect stamps. others collect baseball cards. i collect watches.
 
2014-04-01 04:36:50 AM

Jument: I've never understood the obsession with expensive watches


Expensive watches are men jewelry. It's a luxury item. There's nothing rational in luxury.
 
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