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    Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    It took a while, but at 36 I have finally achieved the means to start a collection of respectable, quality watches. My first purchase was a 1965 Breitling Navitimer 806, which I love. I am now ready for my next purchase and while I have some ideas, I am seeking some input.
    I am looking for a simple, clean, elegant watch that is comfortable for everyday wear. I am looking to stay between 39-42mm and under say $6000.
    I have been leaning toward the new 39mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual in Rhodium. I am not a huge fan of most Rolex models but this one really caught me. I love the understated simplicity and attention to detail of this model. It also seems to me like every collection should include at least one Rolex. Anyone have input on the model or suggestions for alternatives that I should be considering?
    Thank you.

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    Nothing to nitpick about the Rolex OP...except that it might preclude you wanting to get any other watches.
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    Re: Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    Buy it, and do not look back! This is a wonderful Watch that will serve you for a very long time.
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    Re: Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    I was convinced I was done with the Rolex part of my collection but the release of the 39mm OP changed my mind. I think it is an excellent watch.
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    Re: Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    Welcome to the forums! It's hard to argue with the versatility of a Rolex. While I might say something like a Glashutte Original might be more watch for the money in some ways, the all around wear factor of a Rolex is hard to argue with...
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    Re: Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    Agreed, the current Rolex OP 39mm is a great and versatile choice. But do consider if a date function is important to you.

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    Re: Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    Personally, I prefer the Datejust or Explorer I. If you want something a little more sporty, Explorer II Polar edition. Either way, you can't go wrong with a Rolex (unless it's been blinged out with aftermarket diamonds).
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    Re: Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    Buy it, and do not look back! This is a wonderful Watch that will serve you for a very long time.
    Agree

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    Re: Looking to start a collection off on the right foot.

    Any long term watch enthusiast's collection is going to include a Rolex at some point or another, whether it will be the apex of the collection, one of many items bearing the Rolex mark, or a segue into yet more luxurious brands, and whether you keep it or not.

    It seems you've found the Rolex you like to 'get it out the way', so why not get it out of the way in style?

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    I can give you 10 reasons not to get a Rolex now but if you like it what are we to say. Go with the heart.
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