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Old 2 April 2021, 12:26 PM   #1
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Rolex and milestones

Good day everyone! Newbie here. Would like to get opinions on this. As per title, do you make your purchase and 'tie' it up with something significant/ meaningful? be it an event, milestones, achievements etc.

If you do, does the sentimental value tied to your watch makes you treasure it more? Or should I say, make it harder for you to dispose it some time in the future?

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Old 2 April 2021, 12:30 PM   #2
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Sometimes yes. When I do link a watch to something special, I do cherish that watch so much more. My YMII for example was a 20th wedding anniversary gift. My BLNR was for recovering from back surgery. My DDII was a for my retirement. The list goes on. It adds to the character of the watch for me.
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Old 2 April 2021, 12:34 PM   #3
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Often yes.

Actually I'd say 99% of the time I always purchase a watch related to mostly a financial milestone.

I don't have my own family yet so my milestones are always mostly career, financial or educational milestones.
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Old 2 April 2021, 01:02 PM   #4
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I always said I would buy a Rolex after I made my first million, then I said I would wait until I owned my own business. Then I put it off again after I bought my second business. Then on my 35th birthday my wife surprised me and brought me to an ad and FORCED me to let her buy me one. So I kinda count my first (and only right now) as a combination of all those milestones, and it’s one I’ll never part with.
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Old 2 April 2021, 01:38 PM   #5
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I always said I would buy a Rolex after I made my first million, then I said I would wait until I owned my own business. Then I put it off again after I bought my second business. Then on my 35th birthday my wife surprised me and brought me to an ad and FORCED me to let her buy me one. So I kinda count my first (and only right now) as a combination of all those milestones, and itís one Iíll never part with.

Good for you. Congrats. Glad the wife got you off the fence and into the Rolex ownership club.


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Old 2 April 2021, 02:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies, nice seeing peeps getting watches (Rolex particularly) as a celebration of something meaningful instead of 'just another piece'.
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Old 2 April 2021, 03:17 PM   #7
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Mine usually tied to events. Sabbatical. Grad school. Bonus. Start of Covid. Covid vaccination.


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Old 2 April 2021, 03:27 PM   #8
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I purchased my first and only Rolex to celebrate a 10+ year journey that ended in me reaching my dream job. A lot of things happened during that period. Some great. Some absolutely awful. It shaped me as a person, and to me the watch symbolizes the journey, the outcome, and the future. I figured I will probably wear this watch for the rest of my life so a Rolex Submariner, something that will never go out of style even when I do, was the perfect match.
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Old 2 April 2021, 03:47 PM   #9
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Ive never really had any milestones other than the birth of two kids and the last thing on my mine whilst that was going on was buying a watch
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Old 2 April 2021, 05:25 PM   #10
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I always said I would buy a Rolex after I made my first million
I know ALOT of ppl that this was their first Rolex purchase. After they hit the magical 7 figure net worth.

This was when I bought my very first as well.
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Old 2 April 2021, 06:21 PM   #11
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Bought my first sub in 94 after my first bonus payout , always wanted one
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Old 2 April 2021, 11:03 PM   #12
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I bought my first Rolex because it was the right time for me. No particular milestone. I will be getting one for my 50th birthday... I hope... lol
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Old 3 April 2021, 12:06 AM   #13
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Some of my watches do, but in all honesty they were all excuses I tell my self to drop loads of funds into a watch.

Bought my first Rolex for my 30th birthday; bought the Submariner Date after I got my Open Water Diver license; bought one after paying off the mortgage of an investment/rental home, bought one after the lift of a COVID lockdown, etc.
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Old 3 April 2021, 12:20 AM   #14
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Iím really good at ďjustifyingĒ purchases, like REALLY good. But thankfully my No Date Sub arrived 2 months before we are expecting our first child...so this one is legit


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Old 3 April 2021, 12:24 AM   #15
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To be honest I buy when I have funds available, although I might see if I can get something for a big birthday later in the year.
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Old 3 April 2021, 12:35 AM   #16
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Purchased first Rolex recently to commemorate finally becoming legal guardians of two of the grand kids... Already trying to find reasons to internally justify purchasing more :-)
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Old 3 April 2021, 12:36 AM   #17
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yes i try to give myself reasons to spend silly money on watches.
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