The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch


Old 9 October 2017, 01:15 AM   #1
"TRF" Member
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 1
Hello from UK

Hi all
I have been enjoing swapping watches - have Dior eight (black ceramic), Chanel J12 (white ceramic), Bvlgari Serpentine (snake around the wrist), Fendi crazy time, etc....

Now retired from being accountant (since UK government announced 55years old can get hands on pension!), and just becoming 55years old next month, I have decided to buy my first Rolex for my 55 years birthday present to myself. Hubby is buying birthday holiday to Barbados so I cannot complain...

I looked at Rolex site and fell in love with 2017 model of Datejust 28/Pink Dial/Smooth bezel/Oyster bracelet/Roman dial (279160). Went to shop to see but a lady at Selfridges told me Fruited bezel/Jubilee bracelet combination is more Rolex Datejust and much more beautiful and everybody recognise it as Rolex.

I know it's my choice in the end and anyway I don't think if I would like to be 'recognised' - ie. sign to be mugged in London. Do you guys want to be 'recognised??'

I am also interested in Datejust 28/White or Sun dust dial/smooth bezel/oyster bracelet/roman dial, with steel & rose gold combination (279161-022 or 002).

If anybody has any comment or suggestion I'm all ears....

Many thanks in advance from UK (Japanese married British, living in UK 28years)
Marmite4t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 October 2017, 01:30 AM   #2
2018 BOND 007 Pledge Member
MonBK's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Kingstown
Posts: 56,188
"Everything will be ok in the end.
If it's not ok, then it's not the end."

Click the button if you want to join the P-Club
Member #1
People who say money can't buy happiness don't know where to shop
MonBK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 October 2017, 08:12 AM   #3
"TRF" Member
Urosfan's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NYC
Watch: Rolex, Panerai
Posts: 11,018
Urosfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 October 2017, 08:23 AM   #4
Moderator & 2018 BOND 007 Patron
HL65's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Real Name: Connor MacLeod
Location: Glenfinnan
Watch: Yes
Posts: 55,570


Instagram: @thehighlander65
HL65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 October 2017, 06:34 AM   #5
Audemars Piguet
"TRF" Member
Audemars Piguet's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Real Name: Alex
Location: Europe
Watch: AP
Posts: 2,935
Audemars Piguet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2017, 02:11 AM   #6
2018 BOND 007 Pledge Member
Hairdude1's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Real Name: Alex
Location: Chicago
Watch: AP,PP, Rolex
Posts: 36,113
Instagram: @Hairdude
Watches in Collection 5070R, 5522A, 214270 MK1

16750, 26401, 5711, 116718, 116710LN, 116300, 16710"Coke", 372, 15300, 15703 (All Flipped)
Official Member "Perpetual 30" Las Vegas GTG 2016
Official Member "WIS-CON" Las Vegas International GTG 2017
Officially Registered: 'WIS-CON' Las Vegas Int'l GTG 2018
Hairdude1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2017, 02:40 AM   #7
2018 BOND 007 Pledge Member
yannis's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Real Name: Yannis
Location: Europe
Watch: maniac
Posts: 7,575
Welcome and have fun selecting the right one!
Dream Collection:

yannis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2017, 03:07 AM   #8
2018 BOND 007 Pledge Member
brandrea's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Real Name: Brian
Location: canada
Watch: es make me smile
Posts: 24,741
brandrea is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11 October 2017, 02:44 PM   #9
"TRF" Member
Allanmodel's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2016
Real Name: Allan
Location: Little Red Dot
Watch: 1PP+5Rolex
Posts: 1,214
Allanmodel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 October 2017, 08:21 AM   #10
2018 Pledge Member
Chewbacca's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Real Name: CJ
Location: Kashyyyk
Watch: Kessel Run Chrono
Posts: 9,036

1) Nice 2) Congrats 3) Cheers 4) Beautiful 5) Your relative/friend/seller gave you a fake 6) Reported! 7) When in doubt, EXP2 8) She won't care, its still a Rolex 9) Get your AMEX 10) FacePalm 11) That avatar, Jocke! 12) Looks yummy GG 13) Nice gesture 14) IBTL 15) No, it's not safe to wear 16) Toothbrush, soap, water 17) Take the damn stickers off 18) Troll 19) Pix would help 20) Han shot first 21) It's a normal sound 22) HAGONE! 23) Meh 24) #SAD! 25) MtrfGA!
Chewbacca is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13 October 2017, 05:57 AM   #11
"TRF" Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Uk
Posts: 4
Hi and congrats. I'd say don't worry about being spotted. For years I thought people were wearing rolexes till I realized Michael kors does same design! Keep it covered in places where you wouldn't want it to be spotted and get one! But that's just me
Sampo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 October 2017, 11:29 PM   #12
"TRF" Member
KRVNRCH's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2017
Real Name: Allan
Location: SoCal
Watch: 42mm Explorer 2 B
Posts: 56
Welcome and I know what you mean. One of the things I like about my 42mm Explorer 2 is the fact that it is under the radar. People don't look at and immediately think Rolex! I say buy what you like though because you will be the one looking at it the most! I know I check the time much more when I am wearing it...any excuse really...
KRVNRCH is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Banner Of The Month
*Banner Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.

Copyright 2004-2018, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.


Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.