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    Off Topic post Older "Rolex" watches

    Are they over priced for the average person?

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    Re: Older "Rolex" watches

    What is average?

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    Re: Older "Rolex" watches

    I think there are at least 3 things we need to clear up before we can answer this.

    What's an 'older' Rolex?

    How do you define 'over priced'?

    And, who is the 'average' person?


    Myself? I've been looking at a couple preowned and vintage Rolex Oysters - either a simple no-date perpetual, a date, or a date-just. All great watches, all priced well below $3k. All very elegant, stylish, and high quality. To my mind they aren't overpriced - but I see the appeal in a vintage watch, and I get why Rolexes are as expensive as they are. That said, someone else, as reasonable (or likely more reasonble) than I might say that the thought of paying $2500 on a 50 year old watch is ridiculous, and the price is absurd.
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    Re: Older "Rolex" watches

    It depends on the model, but for me personally I find them overpriced.


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    Re: Older "Rolex" watches

    Why is Rolex in inverted commas?


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    Re: Older "Rolex" watches

    Hmm lets see

    Avg household income in the USA is 50k

    I would guess that median for vintage Rolex is somewhere around 5k.

    So you are using 10% of ur annual income on a watch.

    Probably not a good idea.
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    Re: Older "Rolex" watches

    Attainable? Sure, with a little saving.

    For some, they are the end all be all of watches.

    For me? Nah. I got bored and sold it.

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