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Posted: 2/6/2013 6:16:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 4:51:22 AM EDT by jmzd4]
like the title says help me reason myself out of a Rolex

Wow you guys suck, you must not have tried really hard because I came home yesterday with this on my wrist

Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:17:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 6:17:25 AM EDT by EightySecond]
Many other cooler things to spend that amount of cash on?
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:20:02 AM EDT
price?
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:20:04 AM EDT
Get a Yachtmaster instead.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:21:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kikomax:
Get a Yachtmaster instead.


too flashy for my taste
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:22:47 AM EDT
If you have any debt use the money to pay some of it off.

Debt free is about the only way to live

And 10 years ago a steel date sub was $3875. I think they are over $5K now.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:23:35 AM EDT
Breitling.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:24:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hooligan30:
If you have any debt use the money to pay some of it off.

Debt free is about the only way to live

And 10 years ago a steel date sub was $3875. I think they are over $5K now.


all debt is getting paid off after I file with the gooberment thieves at the IRS.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:24:14 AM EDT
You'll have something that lasts forever and can be handed down. What's the problem?
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:25:13 AM EDT
Everyone and their mother has one, and most people will assume it's fake anyway?
Really though, I say get what you like.

Personally, for that sort of money, I would probably end up w/ a Ulysse Nardin, but everyone is different.


Speed
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:25:38 AM EDT
You don't need a power watch like that to bring a little something extra to your professional interactions.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:26:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 6:29:12 AM EDT by avslash]
Omega Seamaster

Comparable quality/price.

Flies more under the radar




HAHA: Beat the Seamaster pic by 15 seconds....
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:26:30 AM EDT



Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:26:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VBC:
You don't need a power watch like that to bring a little something extra to your professional interactions.


Im far from profeshunal, I work with monkeys
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:26:56 AM EDT
Here's an idea: how about not being a tool of advertising and hype, buy yourself a durable inexpensive watch, and saving your money for some emergency or something more worthwhile.

If you can't find something like that, give the money to Wounded Warrior Project or the USO. Do something meaningful instead of something so stupid and shallow.

The idea that I'll be sexier / smarter / more fashionable / higher class / more successful / cooler by waving a Rolex around on my wrist is first laughable then pathetic.





Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:27:30 AM EDT
Suppressor? Ammo? Night vision?



Ill admit that They are nice, and they hold up well, but I'm hell on watches, so there's about 3000 other things I'd buy first
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:27:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By killintime:
Breitling.


This
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:28:20 AM EDT
thats "Spymaster" not "sportsmaster" you idiot
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:28:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By speedracer422:
Everyone and their mother has one, and most people will assume it's fake anyway?
Really though, I say get what you like.

Personally, for that sort of money, I would probably end up w/ a Ulysse Nardin, but everyone is different.


Speed


This.
Get what you want and what you like. What everyone else thinks doesn't matter.
I waited a long time to get mine. Wear it every day and LOVE it.
I'm likely going to bling mine out some more in the coming months. Diamond and sapphire bezel.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:29:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jmzd4:
like the title says help me reason myself out of a Rolex


I'm one of those that is prolly best not to ask to be talked out of it...


However, I will say it is something I truly enjoy and is one of my most prized possessions. I bought it for me to enjoy and don't care if anyone else even notices it. I hope to have it for a long long time and pass it down one day.

If you have the means, definitely go for it!
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:30:15 AM EDT
Omega +1
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:30:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tirador223:
Here's an idea:

snip


wow, I can see you are a joy to be around at the parties
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:32:15 AM EDT
Deep sea
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:33:52 AM EDT
i have a gmt master-II and its one of the best frivolous purchases i've ever made. I want a submariner eventually too. If its not a drag on your finances, i say go for it!

Omega makes fine watches too, but if you've got your heart set on a corvette, you don't go out and buy a viper.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:35:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rebelceb:
Originally Posted By jmzd4:
like the title says help me reason myself out of a Rolex


I'm one of those that is prolly best not to ask to be talked out of it...
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/rebelceb/8B3E23E8-6C5F-4941-ADCD-A0FCD628757F-2345-000002C5693F1CD5.jpg

However, I will say it is something I truly enjoy and is one of my most prized possessions. I bought it for me to enjoy and don't care if anyone else even notices it. I hope to have it for a long long time and pass it down one day.

If you have the means, definitely go for it!


NICE!!!! watch...ever been mugged before
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:36:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 6:52:32 AM EDT by Alien]


This. If I'm going to get a pointlessly expensive luxury watch, I'd get an Omega. My watches get the shit beat out of them too much for me to ever consider owning a watch like an Omega though. My Fossil may not be quite as pretty but it still looks good and I don't worry about it when I bang it into a metal object. If you don't have a suppressor or night vision, I'd much rather get one or both of those first.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:38:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 6:39:37 AM EDT by 66Stang]
I have owned 4 rolex watches and one omega brand watch. They truly are a work of art and instill pride in ownership, But I am incredibly tough on watches and while they held up well I had to have them serviced every three to four years. The cost of service easily pays for a Seiko or Casio or any number of watches.

I am a Seiko man now I have three and I wear one of them daily and it's four years old now and just as accurate as the day I bought it.

So my recommendation is buy a nice Seiko and don't look back.

This is the seiko i wear daily Click here
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:39:29 AM EDT
I've been looking at the Milgauss, but like others have said there's a 1000 other things I'd probably get instead.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:41:04 AM EDT
jewelry is for women and guidos. Phones tell the time just fine.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:41:12 AM EDT
I refuse.

TC
SS Sub.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:41:57 AM EDT
I wouldn't buy a watch that'd cost me hundreds of $ every 5 years to have it serviced
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:42:18 AM EDT
Not really the best person to talk you out of a Rolex...



That said, I'm not buying any more watches in the immediate future. I'm too worried about the economy and other things, so I'm buying "useful" items and gold coins.

Buy some PVS-14s instead.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:42:44 AM EDT
All it does it tell time.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:43:35 AM EDT
PERSEC

A $4.99 Timex will also tell me the time, and it doesn't make me a target for strong-arm robbers.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:43:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 6:44:23 AM EDT by gym007]
I have a Submariner

You have to get it because you want it. Don't expect it to get noticed or any attention. It's also one of the most copied/faked watches there is.

Also if you buy new it will depreciate by 50% immediately. But if you keep it for a very long time I can see it earning it's value back.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:44:45 AM EDT
Get a DSSD
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:45:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tjciv:
jewelry is for women and guidos. Phones tell the time just fine.


Real men wear a watch.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:46:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Curry:
Originally Posted By tjciv:
jewelry is for women and guidos. Phones tell the time just fine.


Real men wear a watch.


And the REAL men that raised those men carried pocket watches.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:46:54 AM EDT
Get a Rolex Milgauss
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:47:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:
Suppressor? Ammo? Night vision?



Ill admit that They are nice, and they hold up well, but I'm hell on watches, so there's about 3000 other things I'd buy first


I agree with this man, guns ammo night vision. Or something you will have fun with .
I bought a tag watch a few years ago, and it just sits around , I barely wear it.
If you don't have Amy savings maybe stash the 5k somewhere.
I also say of you have to finance the watch you don't need it
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:48:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TokerM:
Originally Posted By Curry:
Originally Posted By tjciv:
jewelry is for women and guidos. Phones tell the time just fine.


Real men wear a watch.


And the REAL men that raised those men carried pocket watches.


That's simply because wristwatches weren't commonplace yet.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:48:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 66Stang:
I have owned 4 rolex watches and one omega brand watch. They truly are a work of art and instill pride in ownership, But I am incredibly tough on watches and while they held up well I had to have them serviced every three to four years. The cost of service easily pays for a Seiko or Casio or any number of watches.

I am a Seiko man now I have three and I wear one of them daily and it's four years old now and just as accurate as the day I bought it.

So my recommendation is buy a nice Seiko and don't look back.

This is the seiko i wear daily Click here


Even if you're not beating them up, they still require service at set intervals and that service aint nearly cheap. It's just part of owning a high end timepiece.

The cost of service should be part of the decision if you're not made of money.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:49:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mayor_quimby:
Get a Rolex Milgauss


This. If I was going to have a Rolex this would be my choice.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:49:31 AM EDT
Rolex has a crap movement, it is all brand equity. For a better watch go with a Breitling, IWC, Jaeger or even an Omega.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:49:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 6:56:05 AM EDT by gym007]
Originally Posted By Possum-Sandwich:
Not really the best person to talk you out of a Rolex...

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=47559&prev=1

That said, I'm not buying any more watches in the immediate future. I'm too worried about the economy and other things, so I'm buying "useful" items and gold coins.

Buy some PVS-14s instead.


Good looking watch
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:51:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jmzd4:
Originally Posted By VBC:
You don't need a power watch like that to bring a little something extra to your professional interactions.


Im far from profeshunal, I work with monkeys


I bet the monkeys are more professional than a lot of the people I work with.

Get the Rolex, although the Omega is really nice too.

I have had a Rolex GMT2 for 18 years. I paid ~$3,200. It is now worth ~$4,400 used. Not an investment, but not bad.

I've bought other watches to wear during the time. A couple different running watches, a couple G shocks. I always come back to the GMT. It's just a good watch.


Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:51:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 7:34:57 AM EDT by unreformed66]
Here's the take from a long-time watch guy. I own a Rolex. It's an old Air King, circa 1950. I've owned others through the years and sold them all for a profit. They hold thier value well and are instantly recognizable as a status symbol. There are also lots and lots of fakes out there, and most people can't tell the difference. I do watch repair and had a shop that I closed 10 years ago. I was finding that the quality of Rolex movements from the 90's and newer is not what it once was. As far as quality is concerned Omega will give Rolex a run for their money any day of the week and Omega is also becoming a top tier brand. Tag Heuer, Raymond Weil and several others are up and coming as well. You can't find a "deal" on a new Rolex. It's like buying a car. You will take a hit on depreciation the second you walk out of the store with it.
My advice to you if you REALLY want a Rolex would be to find a nice used one or perhaps even a factory refurb watch. You won't have to spend as much money and will be closer to the used value if you ever decide to sell it.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:52:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BURN:
thats "Spymaster" not "sportsmaster" you idiot


the Omicron Spymaster! It has Knockout gas, a Garrote and a laser!

Id just get a high quality vintage 6538 knockoff pop on a nato band and call it a day.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:52:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gym007:

Good looking watch


Thanks! It's my portable form of bail money / pawn shop fodder / "these are not the people you're looking for".
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:54:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2013 6:55:43 AM EDT by DigDug]
I wear either a GMT II Pepsi or a Sub Date every day.

No one knows what they are, and that is the way I like it.

I wear them because I love fine craftsmanship and precise things.

Also, my Sub date is my Fuck You Bear Stearns watch. Long story...

Edit: Now if you want to talk watches, let's look at Patek.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 6:54:37 AM EDT
You can get a bushmaster AR-15 for a few hundred more.
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