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post #31 of 140
some women chase after people with money so you can buy everything for them. having a shiny rolex is going to attract that type, if you're trying to attract women by what watch you have.

alot of women who won't know or care about rolex will think you're strange for dumping that amount on a watch, so don't think all of them are going to think its cool.

you're looking for a fashion accessory.
post #32 of 140
The OP stated that he was shallow and wanted a watch that would attract attention and he has the money that he needs for his next few steps in life, so why are some members in this thread trying to change what watch to buy or trying to convince him to save his money?
He specifically asked "Does your rolex get noticed?"


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My wife has an Rolesor With mother of pearl face...
You're married?
post #33 of 140
Waffles also keep in mind that many people (unless a real knowledgeable person) will believe that is a real Rolex, unless they personally know you, and know who you are...You can get very good quality replicas today, almost identical to the real thing, for around 200-300 bucks, and even cheaper, that will look very nice and work very nice as well, as they use good japanese and swiss made movements, and the copy all details in an incredible way.

Even for a real connoisseur will be hard to identify them. So in other words, in the streets, nobody will diferentiate them from the real Rolex, and you will paying only for your peace of mind. I know that you will be cheating yourself, but who cares, there are more important things in life than a Rolex, that in the first instance will cost you an arm and leg to maintain later on...bear in mind that mainly all mechanical watches need periodical maintenance, like a car, and in some cases the cost of that service, is equal to the cost of a good watch, that will give you good accurate time, for more than ten years with none...

I stopped using mechanical watches long time ago, all of the ones I can afford, more or less, (with just a few exceptions, of very expensive ones) are innaccurate in comparison to even cheap quartz watches, I now that some will stone me alive for this, but that is a fact...Jewely is in the eye of the beholder, nice for the ones who has nothing else to buy, but me, and probably you as well, will have many other priorities in life...
BTW the only "expensive" watch I will get in hte future if God let's me, is a quartz Omega, other than that maybe a Grand Seiko if crossed my way, or similar...but period...
post #34 of 140
You just know the sort of girl that's attracted to someone with a £5000 watch is "accidentally" going to get pregnant. Waffles can wave his pay checks goodbye for the next 16-18 years.
post #35 of 140
I'll state mostly what others have. I have a Submariner I bought in '92. Love the thing. Don't plan on buying another watch. Doesn't keep the best time, usually runs 5 minutes fast. I just set it once a month. I know, I know, the guy that cleans it can fix the time issue. Don't forget cleaning. Last time cost me $375. People notice it occasionally, no big deal.
post #36 of 140
Anyone know of a good place to look at nice watches. (Online would be nice but if you know of a good place in GA you could post that too)

I care more about how I think it looks over who makes it or what ever, but it seams that I can never find what I am looking for at the mall. I should note that I am in more the $500 price range.
post #37 of 140
If you're just starting your career, you really ought to think twice about buying a watch that's noticeable. If you go in for your interview, and your potential boss sees you wearing a Rolex, he may just assume you don't really need the salary amount that you attempt to ask for. Likewise, you may just catch flack from your co-workers for owning such an expensive watch. And as Sovkiller mentioned, the first question out of most people's mouths tends to be "is that real?". Being noticed with a Rolex is a double edged sword.

I bought my first Rolex back in December, a 1994 Datejust Turn-o-graph, and I really only bothered because it was one of the very few watches Rolex ever created that I visually liked, it has also never been replicated before, and the price was way too good to pass up. It was running +10 seconds a day at first, so I sent it into a local repair shop and had the watch completely serviced for about $300. Now it's down to an awesome +1 a day. I've sampled lots of other brands prior to the Rolex and honestly speaking, for what a Rolex runs for new...you can get some much more magnificently made watches. A Rolex is absolutely butt plain in comparison, and the only reason it would get noticed is because of the cyclops magnifying lens over the date. Since buying mine, not a single person has noticed it, or if they did notice, haven't said anything. And in my current collection, it is by far the most plain, simple looking watch. I own an IWC and Grand Seiko that are far more dazzling.

If there's one thing I feel about my Rolex when I wear it...it's a sense of durability. It's got a bracelet and case that can take scratches without looking worse for wear, and has what is probably the most durable mechanical movement currently in production. Surprisingly, in my collection, it's the one watch I'm not afraid to wear through rain, while doing physical labor, etc. I would never wear my Grand Seiko through such similar activities. So in that sense I do like my Rolex a lot, when I need a watch I don't need to worry about babying, I pick up my Rolex. And to me, this is the prime reason to be buying a Rolex, and was what they used to be all about. Reliability, and durability. And not to show off or be noticed.
post #38 of 140
I get quite a few comments on my Panerais, the rolex not so much
post #39 of 140
You may as well buy a fake. Most will assume that a 22 year old in college has a fake Rolex anyway.
post #40 of 140
I was under the impression that TS wasn't being completely serious.

I've honestly never looked at anyone's watch in college, didn't even know kids still wore them. (Though I go to a predominately middle-class school) If you want to get chicks, just buy something that looks cool and shove a cucumber down your pants.
post #41 of 140
I think the most recognizable Rolex is a Submariner or Sea Dweller. Or maybe a Two-Tone Datejust. Maybe look into something like that.

If you want people to "notice your watch." You might look into Panerai. But those get more expensive.

I agree whole heartedly with the Audemars Piguet suggestion for noticeability, but they are three times more expensive than a Submariner. The Royal Oak Offshore is one of the most noticeable watches in the world. It is a spectacular watch.

I disagree that most watch-lovers dislike or disrespect Rolex. And I think that the Rolex-Bose comparison is ludicrous. Audio-wise, I would compare Rolex more to Mark Levinson or McIntosh. Rolex is one of the finest watch makers in the world. They improved or invented some of the most important features of modern wrist watches (oyster case, automatic winding). All of their movements are in-house and they make some of the finest and most robust movements in the world. It could be argued that the Cal. 4130 is one of the greatest movements EVER MADE.
post #42 of 140
Question to OP. Do you want a watch to just attract attention or a watch which attracts attention AND actually, you know, tells the damn time. Because every Rolex I've seen my family members use would always tell an inaccurate time/be behind 5~15 minutes after a couple of days. Now, Rolex watches are really bling but I wouldn't be caught dead using one, it'll make me look stupid. Well that's the general Malaysian view of Rolex watches. It will differ from country to country.
post #43 of 140
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Originally Posted by Vertigo-1 View Post
Surprisingly, in my collection, it's the one watch I'm not afraid to wear through rain
That reminds me of a conversation when I bought mine.

'What if it gets wet?" I asked.

'Ummmmm...it's a diver's watch." the jeweler answered....'good down to 100 meters."

'Nuff said.
post #44 of 140
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Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire View Post
Question to OP. Do you want a watch to just attract attention or a watch which attracts attention AND actually, you know, tells the damn time. Because every Rolex I've seen my family members use would always tell an inaccurate time/be behind 5~15 minutes after a couple of days. Now, Rolex watches are really bling but I wouldn't be caught dead using one, it'll make me look stupid. Well that's the general Malaysian view of Rolex watches. It will differ from country to country.
That sounds odd. I've never heard of a Rolex that was off that much that frequently unless it was broken. I've never owned a mechanical watch (and I've owned about 10 different ones) that was off by more than a minute or two a month.

Losing 5-15 minutes over two days sounds really, really bad. To be honest, I'm not sure if it is appropriate to recommend against Rolex because you saw family members with examples that performed that badly. It seems like your example is a bit extreme.

I don't know why I have become a PR person for Rolex, but I guess I like them a lot.
post #45 of 140
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That reminds me of a conversation when I bought mine.

'What if it gets wet?" I asked.

'Ummmmm...it's a diver's watch." the jeweler answered....'good down to 100 meters."

'Nuff said.

I realize that sounded like a pansy statement, but the reason I'm not so keen on wearing my other watches in the wet is because they have very highly polished bezels and/or double sided AR coating on the crystal. When the rain dries, it tends to leave water spots that require some scrubbing to take off, which makes it very easy to scratch up the polished surfaces or the AR coating.
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