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Old 9 December 2019, 09:03 AM   #31
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Thank you Gladiator. I'm a recently new member... really 0 experience in watches. I'm in the early stages of buying my first Rolex... meaning I'm here to learn. Initially I thought I hit the jackpot with this site and all the learning I could do. But the more I read, it seems like most of it is egotistical members insulting those who are trying to learn.... I appreciate you as a moderator trying to bring the site back to being educational.
TRF is a wealth of information. The problem is you get a person thats brand new and wants to be spoon feed information without doing any of there own homework. After you have been here years and keep hearing the same lame questions it gets old. Me I just ignore them at this stage, usually.

If you really want to learn and get up to speed fast get real good with the search feature. It works incredibly well and you can pinpoint the most basic questions answered to the most intricate details. Then when you have exhausted all those avenues post your question.

This section if your under 10 posts and just registered this month with questions you have on a watch you got from your Grandfather your just asking for it.
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Old 9 December 2019, 12:58 PM   #32
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TRF is a wealth of information. The problem is you get a person thats brand new and wants to be spoon feed information without doing any of there own homework. After you have been here years and keep hearing the same lame questions it gets old. Me I just ignore them at this stage, usually.

If you really want to learn and get up to speed fast get real good with the search feature. It works incredibly well and you can pinpoint the most basic questions answered to the most intricate details. Then when you have exhausted all those avenues post your question.

This section if your under 10 posts and just registered this month with questions you have on a watch you got from your Grandfather your just asking for it.
Thanks for the perspective Jim... I see your point. But the fact I (or anyone else on the forum for arguments sake) doesn't own a Rolex (yet) or hasn't been here for years, doesn't automatically make them a moron deserving of ridicule. It also doesn't make their time any less valuable. I've spent some time using the search feature... sometimes I have luck, others I don't. But why spend 2 hours reading posts, some might be YEARS old, when I could just get some fresh perspective? Lets be honest, if a members is on the forum browsing generic posts and questions, they can't be too busy at the moment! So that's why I end up back at my assertion that many of the long timers on this site enjoy looking down at the newcomers or those with less knowledge and experience. But it's all good. I'm learning, and picking up what I need to know over time. Goal is to buy a sub for my 40th birthday in April. Cheers!
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Old 9 December 2019, 11:02 PM   #33
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No worries, make sure you really do your homework to know what your buying. My recommendation is to buy a full set which will make it more valuable down the road and easier to sell/trade if you ever decide. Since they are so hard to get from a AD (although not impossible) without a long relationship or spending large amounts of money a trusted seller here is your best bet.

Depending on what you decide on you may or may not spend over MSRP but you will have the comfort of knowing your getting the real deal without the potential of getting ripped off which seems to be running rampant on many forums with scammers.

Here's a few of the higher volume sellers here.

https://davidsw.com/
https://www.aiswatches.com/shop
https://www.ocwatchguy.com/
https://www.takuyawatches.com/watches/
https://www.sdwatches.com/

Best of luck in your search. The Sub is the quintessential Rolex.
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Old 10 December 2019, 12:12 AM   #34
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Thanks for the perspective Jim... I see your point. But the fact I (or anyone else on the forum for arguments sake) doesn't own a Rolex (yet) or hasn't been here for years, doesn't automatically make them a moron deserving of ridicule. It also doesn't make their time any less valuable. I've spent some time using the search feature... sometimes I have luck, others I don't. But why spend 2 hours reading posts, some might be YEARS old, when I could just get some fresh perspective? Lets be honest, if a members is on the forum browsing generic posts and questions, they can't be too busy at the moment! So that's why I end up back at my assertion that many of the long timers on this site enjoy looking down at the newcomers or those with less knowledge and experience. But it's all good. I'm learning, and picking up what I need to know over time. Goal is to buy a sub for my 40th birthday in April. Cheers!
As a new member myself to TRF this year, Iíve also found that doing internet searches helps you find answers. Sometimes using the TRF searches make it hard to find exactly what you want.

I always have to remind myself, everything is on the internet, you just have to find it.
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Old 10 December 2019, 02:16 AM   #35
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No worries, make sure you really do your homework to know what your buying. My recommendation is to buy a full set which will make it more valuable down the road and easier to sell/trade if you ever decide. Since they are so hard to get from a AD (although not impossible) without a long relationship or spending large amounts of money a trusted seller here is your best bet.

Depending on what you decide on you may or may not spend over MSRP but you will have the comfort of knowing your getting the real deal without the potential of getting ripped off which seems to be running rampant on many forums with scammers.

Here's a few of the higher volume sellers here.

Best of luck in your search. The Sub is the quintessential Rolex.
Jim - Thanks so much for the reference list. I had already seen many positive reviews about DavidSW, and I even found my way to his actual website! I agree with you, I'm at this point only entertaining a full set. For the same reason you mention, to have greater flexibility to trade up. Or, God forbid, I realize investing $10k+ in a watch was a huge mistake, to be able to more readily sell!

My goal is #1 to buy an authentic full set, #2 to save money buying used over new. If it costs me up to $1,000 more to buy from someone reputable here, over Craigslist or Facebook, I'm ok doing that. Thanks for your VERY valuable insight!

Russ
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