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Posted: 1/2/2003 8:42:28 PM EST
I have a nice fake one I realy like, HAHA but realy I would like to get a real one, maybe a Submariner but dont want to pay retail. Any ideas, I know you know of a [B]CHEAP[/B] way. Or Click here to donate. [img]http://www.waldenhouse.org/images/donation_bar/paypal.gif[/img] [img]http://www.collectibleskingdom.com/rolsubod.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 8:51:18 PM EST
Barely used Submariners can be found for under 3k. New, you would have to go grey market unless you could score a killer discount from an authorized dealer.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:02:33 PM EST
get an omega
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:05:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:08:57 PM EST
I saw some for 10 dollars in Toronto
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:15:53 PM EST
I'll let you know if some fall off a truck.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:24:37 PM EST
My buddy is a die hard Rolex fan. I am trying to convince him to look at the Omega Seamaster. I would suggest you at least check them out. Great watches.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 9:31:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2003 9:35:36 PM EST by Duke76]
Go here......http://www.swiss-replica.com/frameset.htm?p=1 it's as close as you'll get to a real one at a fraction of the cost. Not only is it Swiss made, but waterproof as well. The two tone models are actually SOLID 18K gold (not just plated)and stainless. Something you won't get in a Jap immitation Rolex. [img]http://www.swiss-replica.com/img/6/Big_3SubT2Blue.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.swiss-replica.com/img/7/Big_6YM2TBlack.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:04:31 PM EST
What exactly is so special about a Rolex? Call me uncivilized but I just don't see it. They can't be worth that kind of money?
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:12:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2003 10:22:43 PM EST by cnatra]
the only Rolex worth owning is a Daytona Cosmograph there are so many other better Swiss watches out there for the money (eg. IWC) I really want a Zenith El Primero! Any of the more common ETA or Valjoux movement brands are good stuff though [url]www.tourneau.com[/url]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:25:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By AR-15Fan: What exactly is so special about a Rolex?
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Status symbol.
Call me uncivilized but I just don't see it. They can't be worth that kind of money?
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They aren't, especially since you can get better timepieces for a whole lot less $$$.
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 10:37:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/2/2003 11:21:26 PM EST by cnatra]
[url]www.revue-thommen.ch[/url] [url]www.zenith-watches.ch[/url] up until a few years ago Rolex used a modified El Primero movement in the Daytona Only a handful of manufacturers make 90% of the swiss watch movements. Isn't GreenFurniture a watch nut ?? [url]www.watchesplanet.com[/url] [url]www.watchclick.com[/url] [url]www.diamond.com/watches.asp?Sn=52764366[/url] [url]www.ucnewswire.com/zenith_watches.html[/url] [url]www.ozdoba.net/swisswatch/watchmain.html[/url] you might also look for a Concord Impresario Chronograph these are chronometers too a few on Ebay now with good pics, I think this [b]may[/b] use a Zenith movement [url]www.concord.ch/collect/catalog/families/impresar/indexjs.cfm?FAM=IMPRE&p=1&k=0[/url] [url]www.prestigetime.com[/url]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 11:12:28 PM EST
Great! that Ollech & Wajs looks mighty fine! I do want a Rolex tho they last forever, my uncle has an older one from the 60's it looks a bit rough now but damn fine for a 40 year old watch that he wears EVERY DAY. I own a Japanese er...hum 'replica' dare I say, and damn this this rocks! I beat the crap out of it and it still is pretty good for a $50 watch, its not the crappy tin ones you see in Mexico either. I just feel a little bit greasy wearing it. I need a real one! Thanks for the links, its gonna take me a while to go thu all of them. gas
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:54:18 AM EST
One thing you need to know about mechanical watches. They do need to be periodically serviced (clean, lube) just like a fine car. I have a Rolex datejust and usually just wear it until the timekeeping starts to become erratic or it fails to keep itself fully wound. Then I take it in for service. On average I have had to do this about every 10 years.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 4:11:03 AM EST
I'd rather wear a Seiko and buy another gun.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 6:43:50 AM EST
I've got an uncle whose wife just plunked down no less than $20,000 cash (yep, they're rich) for a new Rolex for him. I'd expect closer to $30K. I've seen this thing. It's the ugliest POS I've seen in many moons. Solid gold, black face, small diamonds where the numbers would normally go. Sorry, but the only Rolex I'd ever get would be a simple Submariner, and then only if I couldn't find an Omega I liked. BenDover is right. In my case, I could get a killer Omega and still buy a NUMBER of guns for $20K...
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:11:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By Zaphod: I've seen this thing. It's the ugliest POS I've seen in many moons. Solid gold, black face, small diamonds where the numbers would normally go.
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Swiss version of pimp gun. [:D]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 8:38:41 AM EST
Yes, yes I am. You can sometimes find good deals here, as well as a wealth of information on all brands. [url]www.timezone.com[/url]
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Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:26:28 PM EST
You also may want to check out Breitling (at [url]www.breitling.com[/url]. Like most "good" watchmakers, they won't warantee it if it's not purchased from an approved distributor/outlet. Some of their watches are outright nifty (slide rule built into the bezel, etc). Expensive, yes, but when you're shopping for a good watch that'll last forever...you should be prepared to pay for it. You can buy them cheap from ebay and such, but a) you might be getting taken (who's to say it's not a fake?), b) if it ever gets damaged Breitling won't do any work on it (you'll have to pay for it; else, they handle all repair work)... Personally, I think the Breitling Navitimer Heritage is the neatest thing goin. When I save up the cash, I'm getting one :)
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:47:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By gaspain: I have a nice fake one I realy like, HAHA but realy I would like to get a real one, maybe a Submariner but dont want to pay retail. Any ideas, I know you know of a [B]CHEAP[/B] way. Or Click here to donate. [url]http://www.waldenhouse.org/images/donation_bar/paypal.gif[/url] [url]http://www.collectibleskingdom.com/rolsubod.JPG[/url]
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I got my Rolex at a High Class Hock (Pawn) Shop in a fancy part of town...FYI, this is the time to hunt in pawn shops since bills are coming due.
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 3:53:01 PM EST
[img]http://www.bestoftimeswatch.com/images/rolex%20repair%201.jpg[/img] If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. [;D] But then again, there's also no accounting for some people's tastes... [img]http://www.rolex.com/campagne/images/glamour-pop.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/3/2003 4:39:11 PM EST
Does that Ollech & Wajs M4 have a battery or is it windup? Looks real nice.
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