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Old 11 July 2019, 10:03 AM   #1
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Ever get a compliment on your watch?

Iíve owned a Hulk since 2011 and have worn it almost every single day since.

It was in for an adjustment at RSC which took a few weeks, and I didnít want to be watch-less so I bought a pre owned Breitling Super Ocean Chronograph from a member on a Canadian watch forum at an absolute steal, $1500 CAD to be exact! Not too much more than what the service cost would be for my Hulk!

Iíve owned it for less than 6 months and have gotten no less than 10 compliments on it, including from a CEO of a large insurance company. The reason why Iím mentioning this is because in 8 years of Hulk ownership I havenít gotten even 1 compliment, not a single one.

So my question, do you guys ever get compliments on your SS Rolex watches? And how does this compare to different brands in your collection?
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:08 AM   #2
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Funny you mention the Hulk, because when I bought mine I walked to a clothing store and the kid working there said something like "wow nice watch!". This was probably 10 min after I left the AD.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:10 AM   #3
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:10 AM   #4
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:10 AM   #5
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I was ordering pizza once and the guy behind the counter said nice Sub. I thanked him and left with my pizza. My Squale maxi dial gets mistaken all the time for my Sub when I’m at work.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:20 AM   #6
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I received a compliment on my TT CHNR the other day, but the guy was wearing a 16610 so no surprise there.
For the most part I receive more compliments in Asia then I do in the US.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:31 AM   #7
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Iíve worn a sub in one form or another for 16 years. I think there have been two times that I remember where someone made a comment. (Who wasnít a friend, or an AD).

Just the way I like it.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:33 AM   #8
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Only the Daytona.
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:34 AM   #9
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I wore a 16610 Sub for 15 years and I think the total number of compliments was 2! Nothing yet on the DB
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:39 AM   #10
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If you want compliments op buy a lambo
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:40 AM   #11
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:46 AM   #12
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If you want compliments op buy a lambo
What? Was that necessary?

OP tells a quick anecdote about how he was complimented on his watch, and this is the reply?

Come on...
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Old 11 July 2019, 10:48 AM   #13
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Maybe two or three times, ever.


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Old 11 July 2019, 10:53 AM   #14
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Iím a young guy working in tech in NYC. Get a lot of compliments in the office but rarely outside of that.


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Old 11 July 2019, 11:05 AM   #15
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Funny, I have had similar experience ...

I've received more compliments in 2 years of owning this Panerai than I have in 30 years of owning various Rolex references....



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Old 11 July 2019, 11:07 AM   #16
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I too own a Hulk. My wife and I splurged one weekend and went to a really nice resort for spa time. One of the college summer towel boys walked by and stopped. "Dude, that watch is awesome! One day I want one of those!".

I had a guy at work comment on it.."Nice watch. What kind is that?" When I told him it was a Rolex, he was in disbelief.

I have gotten a few comments on my BLRO though.
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:12 AM   #17
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Ever get a compliment on your watch?

I got a complement on my Hulk today and I never ever get watch complements.

I took my kids on a Superhero cruise. So of course I had to wear the Hulk. Someone noticed and complemented the connection.

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Old 11 July 2019, 11:12 AM   #18
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Only compliment I received on my former (wish I still had) hulk was from sales lady in Tiffany. She commented ďnice watch, I just got one for my finance but had to wait 9 monthsĒ. I was like ďwhat, thatís ridiculousĒ. At that time, I hadnít been following the industry trends, so that comment seemed bizarre to me. That was about 18 months ago.


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Old 11 July 2019, 11:15 AM   #19
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I got more compliments on my Nixon watches than I have on my GMT II. I’ve had my Rolex much shorter but I would get compliments very frequently with the Nixon’s in college.

My guess is that they were styled to that age group so they were more drawn to them than the “adult” crowd that appreciates Rolex’s and doesn’t speak up about it. But what do I know.
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:16 AM   #20
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I think the lesson we have learned here is that money pit watches pull in the comments. The timeless nature of the Rolex keeps it just under the radar.

If you want comments on a watch, just walk into an AD wearing a Daytona 500C or jubilee BLRO.


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Old 11 July 2019, 11:19 AM   #21
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Above is correct.
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:25 AM   #22
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The only watch Iíve ever been complimented on is a $50 Fossil quartz watch I had a million years ago. The guy in the pro shop at the golf course would always ask to buy it from me.... no idea why.


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Old 11 July 2019, 11:25 AM   #23
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If you want comments on a watch, just walk into an AD wearing a Daytona 500C or jubilee BLRO.
It was great walking into the AD with my BLRO. Instant cred!

PS, going to steal the red and blue colors in your signature. They look better than the regular blue and red I used!
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:29 AM   #24
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The moral of the story here is that fashion watches appeal to a lot of people so people compliment them. Personally, there are plenty of fashion watches I love the look of. Many so I like way more than most Patek watches (gasp!).
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:33 AM   #25
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I was ordering coffee and the barista said "nice explorer!"
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:33 AM   #26
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A couple of compliments on my Submariner over the years but pretty much weekly with this one.
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:38 AM   #27
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Sure. Every morning I flex shirtless in-front of a mirror, blow myself a kiss and say, "Nice watch you sexy bi**h!"



In reality, a very small handful of times ever.
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:46 AM   #28
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What? Was that necessary?

OP tells a quick anecdote about how he was complimented on his watch, and this is the reply?

Come on...
Seems to be the new norm on TRF these days unfortunately. Plenty of unnecessary, and ungentlemanly, slap downs and snide remarks.

Almost like most car forums.

As a generalisation, mostly from relatively new members :)

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Old 11 July 2019, 11:50 AM   #29
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I've only ever had a couple of people notice (read: COMMENT about) my Rolexes.

My Movado? Countless compliments over the years.
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Old 11 July 2019, 11:59 AM   #30
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Never once except when I walk into a high end watch store.
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