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Old 8 October 2015, 02:46 PM   #1
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I now appreciate Rolex

Hello everyone,

I am sure you've heard this before.
"Everyone and their mother has a rollie"
If not, that was my mindset with the brand Rolex for the longest time.
Ive discovered my passion for watches at a fairly young age of 12 when my father handed me his Omega Seamaster and although it was given to me, i was not allowed to wear it, let alone have it kept in my room.
Being the mechanical junkie engineer that he is, he wanted to share with me how watches can be considered living things with its own heart that is purely mechanical.

Years go on and after dismantling a good amount of movements, i started purchasing.
I knew i wanted something "nicer" but did not want something too common.
Didnt want to sit in classrooms or conference rooms wearing the same watch as the next guy.

So my first purchase was actually a bell & ross.
Then a few panerais. Then moved on to hublot when tudor came out with the pelagos.
Oh my. To this date, i believe the pelagos is the most practical, most functional, most well designed diver.
The tudor made me realize and appreciate the Rolex brand.
I mean the volume with such high level of quality.
This is not the mass production you hear of in any other industry.
Not only that, but to be a private brand with such history and r&d with the fan base, rolex must be the most intriguing establishment ive ever come across.

Ok ok so now after all the rolex hating, ive purchased my first rolex. A polar 216570, and man what the heck was i thinking before.

I first want to ask all of you for forgiveness for my lack of appreciation so far.
And as i have with other watch forums, i hope to learn as much as i can through here. Thank you guys in advance for everything!!!
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Old 8 October 2015, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 8 October 2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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Old 8 October 2015, 09:40 PM   #4
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I mean the volume with such high level of quality.
This is not the mass production you hear of in any other industry.
Not only that, but to be a private brand with such history and r&d with the fan base, rolex must be the most intriguing establishment ive ever come across
Welcome to the mad house! And I'm certainly not going to disagree with your assessment; however you should take a good long look at Seiko. Grand Seiko in particular, but even their cheapest models are excellently finished and last decades without a whimper.

I think all the mainstream brands have upped their quality in recent history, but you can grab a Rolex from 1970 and a King Seiko from 1970 and I think you will agree that Seiko has always brought their A-game.
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Old 9 October 2015, 04:09 AM   #5
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Welcome to the mad house! And I'm certainly not going to disagree with your assessment; however you should take a good long look at Seiko. Grand Seiko in particular, but even their cheapest models are excellently finished and last decades without a whimper.

I think all the mainstream brands have upped their quality in recent history, but you can grab a Rolex from 1970 and a King Seiko from 1970 and I think you will agree that Seiko has always brought their A-game.
Sooo very true.
I had no idea of seiko and its history neither.
I feel like im getting into wathes all over again
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Old 9 October 2015, 06:03 AM   #6
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Rolex uses rare elves to polish the platinum. They have a union deal and make like $90 per hour and get time and half on weekends.
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You came to your senses after trying a bunch of other brands as did I, so welcome!
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Old 4 November 2015, 08:50 PM   #12
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Ps. Some of your previous choice weren't that bad, the Pelagos is a killer watch.
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