Menswear: Which watch?


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deuce
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14036 posts since 21/1/08

11 May 2021 15:28
swiftus wrote: Is there a club that all Rolex-owners go to, to show their watches? Like a Rolex appreciation society?
Ocean Club in Marbella
and then whatever club in Dubai
Crackajack
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7942 posts since 21/4/05

11 May 2021 16:44
Then while the tan is still fresh, perhaps CORE Bar on Queen St, or Dirty Martini Bishopsgate
MoB
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37153 posts since 31/8/04

11 May 2021 17:09
Crackajack wrote: or Dirty Martini Bishopsgate
Sick!
a
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350 posts since 14/12/05

11 May 2021 18:05
Kadafi39 wrote: There are better brands, but the vast majority of people haven't heard of AP or JLC etc and for them a rolex is a statement piece, because everyone knows what it is and that its expensive.

Fully agree its all social media hype and marketing.

Yeah that's the point though, if you manage to get a SS daytona at retail (or anything else with waiting lists), you could wear it for years and still move it on for a profit.

AP is probably a bad example because the entry price is so much higher, plus there’s so much hype & waiting lists around the Royal Oak now.

deuce wrote:
swiftus wrote: Is there a club that all Rolex-owners go to, to show their watches? Like a Rolex appreciation society?
Ocean Club in Marbella
and then whatever club in Dubai

Laughing out loud Ive got a few Rolex but never been to Marbella or Dubai but then again I’m not an “influencer”/ social media persona.
Kadafi39
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1952 posts since 30/10/09

posted 12 May 2021 12:24, edited 12 May 2021 12:24
a wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: There are better brands, but the vast majority of people haven't heard of AP or JLC etc and for them a rolex is a statement piece, because everyone knows what it is and that its expensive.

Fully agree its all social media hype and marketing.

Yeah that's the point though, if you manage to get a SS daytona at retail (or anything else with waiting lists), you could wear it for years and still move it on for a profit.

AP is probably a bad example because the entry price is so much higher, plus there’s so much hype & waiting lists around the Royal Oak now.

deuce wrote:
swiftus wrote: Is there a club that all Rolex-owners go to, to show their watches? Like a Rolex appreciation society?
Ocean Club in Marbella
and then whatever club in Dubai

Laughing out loud Ive got a few Rolex but never been to Marbella or Dubai but then again I’m not an “influencer”/ social media persona.

The entry price may be higher, but its hardly comparable to a sub, I would say the RO is more like the daytona or the skydweller and when the 15400 was released about 8 years ago the retail price was about $15000 or £13k, so not massively dissimilar to the pricing on the daytona or SD.

Agreed there is much hype around the RO now, but 5+ years ago it wasn't like that, I wore a 15400 as a daily for about 3 years from 2015 and in that time I had one person recognise and comment on it. A carpenter that was doing some work for me, apart from that im sure most people thought I was wearing some obscure cheap watch, had I been wearing a rolex it would have ben far more recognised.
TROYBOY
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887 posts since 28/2/12

12 May 2021 20:29
facts
generic_guy
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9950 posts since 16/9/02

12 May 2021 21:10
25% of all straps at Watchgecko (including sale) with WGSTRAPS25
Got a Horween strap from here for my Geneve and really rate it.
Trent
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2039 posts since 18/1/09

14 May 2021 09:45
I live in Dubai, lots of Rolex wearers. Majority tourists I would say.
RickRude
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3876 posts since 13/1/12

14 May 2021 10:22
The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.
Centurionone
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1586 posts since 30/3/11

14 May 2021 10:38
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

Sour grapes syndrome
smith
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11306 posts since 5/5/04

14 May 2021 10:41
Going by the crypto thread a fair few fukers going to be joining the club real soon anyway.

Be nice to see some Royal Oaks, Patek Philippe and Richard mille in here instead of the bog standard Rolex sports models Sticking out tongue
RickRude
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3876 posts since 13/1/12

14 May 2021 11:42
Centurionone wrote:
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

Sour grapes syndrome

Reminds me of people when they see a Lamborghini and say they would prefer a Ferrari - yet they own a Golf or BMW.
swede
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9720 posts since 21/3/09

14 May 2021 12:02
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.


why would you buy something you dislike Laughing out loud

oh yeah - to impress others Ubercool
TROYBOY
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887 posts since 28/2/12

14 May 2021 12:13
RickRude wrote:
Centurionone wrote:
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

Sour grapes syndrome

Reminds me of people when they see a Lamborghini and say they would prefer a Ferrari - yet they own a Golf or BMW.

Smiling
jacko198
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541 posts since 23/10/09

14 May 2021 12:13
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

I would be surprised if the majority of people who dislike Rolex own them! Laughing out loud
deuce
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14036 posts since 21/1/08

14 May 2021 12:59
i kinda dislike rolex but own one.

its divs comparing rolex to lambo or ferrari that make me dislike the brand perception. its closer to a bmw
smith
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11306 posts since 5/5/04

14 May 2021 13:47
Nothing wrong with disliking the divisiveness that comes with the brand, whilst still appreciating the quality of the pieces.

Tudor and Omega come very very close for less than half the price and you don't get caught up with the histrionics that Rolex causes.

Great watches. Would love an Omega next.
du tan
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1270 posts since 15/8/03

14 May 2021 14:42
generic_guy wrote: 25% of all straps at Watchgecko (including sale) with WGSTRAPS25
Got a Horween strap from here for my Geneve and really rate it.

Thanks for sharing GG, I was hovering on one and this helped
deuce
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14036 posts since 21/1/08

14 May 2021 14:53
du tan wrote:
generic_guy wrote: 25% of all straps at Watchgecko (including sale) with WGSTRAPS25
Got a Horween strap from here for my Geneve and really rate it.

Thanks for sharing GG, I was hovering on one and this helped
yeah +1, thanks GG. got a dark green leather racing strap for my speedy, been after one for a while
RickRude
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3876 posts since 13/1/12

14 May 2021 16:53


jacko198 wrote:
RickRude wrote: The majority of people who seem to dislike Rolex - don’t actually own one.

I would be surprised if the majority of people who dislike Rolex own them! Laughing out loud

Jordan has just admitted this

deuce wrote: i kinda dislike rolex but own one.

its divs comparing rolex to lambo or ferrari that make me dislike the brand perception. its closer to a bmw

armchair syndrome/fans I'm talking about - the ones who don't actually own it but will try to discredit it. Like people who own a VW but will list every reason why a Ferrari is better than a Lambo. I'm not saying Rolex is the same as them brands it was just an analogy.