I'm fairly new here, so I'm sure this has been covered, yet each new thread has it's own unique personality.....
I just read a thread here where someone was asking if Rolex was the best brand. Now, we all know that there are maybe 30 or so brands that put out stuff a hundred times more expensive and incredible than Rolex. I HAVE a Rolex (keep this in mind). I mean, in the REAL world of high-end watches, a Rolex is like a nice Buick. Not a Lambo. To me, a Rolex is sort of a very nice working watch. I think of it like the old Nikon F1 work horse camera. I think of it as sort of a Land Rover - something that is a little classy while you are out actually getting dirty and banging around. I like the history and so-on. It's a nice solid watch.
But here is what I don't get:
1. Why would a multi-millionaire movie star wear a Rolex when he could wear a Breguet, a Jaquet-Droz or something like that?
2. Why did a guy look at me yesterday in astonishment when i told him my watch was a Rolex. It's like he couldn't believe it. I am amazed at this because almost anybody could get a Rolex if they really wanted one. You can find them used for about a thousand bucks if you looked around.
4. Why do people wear fake ones? I asked a guy about his Rolex the other day and saw that it was fake. Who is he kidding with that? Why???? And if there are so many fake ones, doesn't that make real ones a little cheaper?
3. I rarely see commercials for Rolex outside of watch mags. How is this incredible image maintained? How does it get into everyone's mind that a Rolex is like a gold-plated Rolls? I really don't get it. Even my young kid thinks of it this way. Where did HE get the idea?