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Old 20 June 2017, 04:38 AM   #31
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:38 AM   #32
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:39 AM   #33
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I think we should come up with a nickname for people who use nicknames for watches.
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Old 20 June 2017, 04:49 AM   #34
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Over the past centuries, countless individuals have assigned stupid and/or questionable names to their pets and offspring so it really shouldn't come as any surprise that new nicknames are always being created for Rolexes.

At one time certain Rolexes were monickered after real people. Now they are being named after various cartoon/fictional characters. Next thing you know, the venerable Submariner will be called an 'Aqua Man'.
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:00 AM   #35
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New nickname for 116500 black dial

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I think we should come up with a nickname for people who use nicknames for watches.


How about "muggles"?


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Old 20 June 2017, 06:06 AM   #36
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Aside from the laughs, I wonder if those who "like" nicknames realize that this watch already has one. The nickname is the Daytona. The real name is Cosmograph.

So I guess that some want to nickname the nickname.

Like I said, good for laughs.
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:07 AM   #37
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My AD called it storm trooper
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:27 AM   #38
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My AD called it storm trooper


Must be the white dial 500. It goes well with the Sith Lord.


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Old 20 June 2017, 06:30 AM   #39
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Please... no more... no more nicknames..
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:34 AM   #41
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Hulk, Bluesy, smurph, Pepsi, coke, Batman, Paul Newman, polar, "Vader", am I missing any?
the "black panther" saw that one yesterday.
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:36 AM   #42
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Ha - I'm in agreement with the Batman and Hulk comment above - wish they would not have stuck...
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:39 AM   #43
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Hey guys, new member here and I have to say this gave me quite a good laugh. What's wrong with nick names? It's just brings a bit of fun to the hobby IMHO. I don't think it degrades the rolex brand in any way. FWIW every time I go into an AD wearing my Green Sub 9 times out of 10 the first thing I hear is "nice Hulk".
i tend to be fine with some of them. Hulk for instance is fitting and it doesn't bug me at all. Others like Batman i can't stand. It is totally illogical, and i don't know why I'm ok with some but not others.

Don't get me started on the "james cameron watch" that is the absolute worst one EVER and its not even a nickname. It commemorates the dive, not the person. It makes about as much sense as me nicknaming my profile picture as my "James Cameron Avatar"

It might be because some watches developed a nickname over time and rather organically. It was "earned" in a way. Now, everyone automatically tries to force a nickname on every single watch.
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:42 AM   #44
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My AD called it storm trooper
time to find a new AD
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:06 AM   #45
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time to find a new AD
Agreed!
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:09 AM   #46
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Do we really need anymore silly nicknames?
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