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post #76 of 99
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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post
ALL Rolexes fail to show the time accurately. My mum's Rolex always ends up 15 minutes late (as in it should be 2pm now but on her watch it's 1.45pm) after a month without adjusting the time. Same thing happens to all my relatives' Rolex watches.
Most Rolex watches are the automatic wind-up type, not quartz. This means that they are not going to be as precise as the cheap Timex quartz watches. If the time on your mom's watch is this much off, perhaps it needs a servicing? Mine is off a few minutes a week.
post #77 of 99
I would say Rolex, not a fan of the Breitling Form.
post #78 of 99
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Originally Posted by kansei View Post
Most Rolex watches are the automatic wind-up type, not quartz. This means that they are not going to be as precise as the cheap Timex quartz watches. If the time on your mom's watch is this much off, perhaps it needs a servicing? Mine is off a few minutes a week.
She services it once a year. Even that doesn't help at all. Lol.
post #79 of 99
Id take an Omega over Rolex or Breitling any day. I have 2 of them and they are less flashy but solid, reliable and more classy IMO.
post #80 of 99
What models were they ? Submariner ? Sea Dweller ?


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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post
Rich people go for Rolex. Smart people go for other watches. Seriously. ALL Rolexes fail to show the time accurately. My mum's Rolex always ends up 15 minutes late (as in it should be 2pm now but on her watch it's 1.45pm) after a month without adjusting the time. Same thing happens to all my relatives' Rolex watches.
post #81 of 99
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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post
She services it once a year. Even that doesn't help at all. Lol.
I was having mine serviced once every 3 years until they charged me $300 the last time I had it done. Then, I decided to do it once every 5 years. It's been 8 years, I keep postponing it because I don't want to pay the $$$.
post #82 of 99
Have a Rolex; nice watch; like the Brietlings; have you looked at a Ball? Tritium lit!
post #83 of 99
Guys, automatic watches that are chronographs are not meant to be accurate but are meant to be consistent. That is it will loose or gain a given number of seconds over a period of time.

For example you could have a Rolex automatic that looses 48 sec a month. Well it will consistently loose the 48 sec a month. Service is intended to lubricate and re-certify that consistency.

As a norm the service could be as soon as ever 3 years or as late as 12 y ears. But most do it every 5-8 years apart.
post #84 of 99
Have you considered Omega? Swiss made, chronometer, 300m waterproof, half the price of Rolex.
post #85 of 99
My father has an Omega, they're very nice. The band of his watch pinches my wrist hairs, make sure to check yours before committing if this type of thing bothers you.
post #86 of 99
Omega's quality control seems to have taken a nosedive lately, and their official servicing centers seem to do a very poor job at servicing the watches. Not a week goes by where somebody doesn't complain about something going wrong with their Omega on watch forums. I own a blue and black Bond Seamaster in quartz, but I don't think I'd ever buy an automatic version, particularly not the Co-axial versions.
post #87 of 99
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Originally Posted by Vertigo-1 View Post
Omega's quality control seems to have taken a nosedive lately, and their official servicing centers seem to do a very poor job at servicing the watches. Not a week goes by where somebody doesn't complain about something going wrong with their Omega on watch forums. I own the a blue and black Bond Seamaster in quartz, but I don't think I'd ever buy an automatic version, particularly not the Co-axial versions.
It is a pity the Omega quality has gone sour. I own a circa 1974 Omega Constellation ing 18K yellow gold and it is both a beautiful watch as well as very consistent. I also used to own a 1975 Omega Speedmaster that was another great watch. Do hope they get their act together, soon.
post #88 of 99
people with money get rolex,
people with knowhow get zenith,

same price range, but the zenith is much more reliable,
also not as flashy,
post #89 of 99
um...... guys I know everything about watches considering I myself work in luxury retail watches and I am related to the company Tourneau which if no one knows them they are the largest watch retailer in the world so if anyone has any questions feel free to shoot me a PM sometime.
post #90 of 99
my question would be, are rado ceramicas fragile ? i really want one, but everyone tells me that the ceramic bracelate will crack on the first impact..
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