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    One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    ....win the Rolex-sponsored Fastnet Race, a biannual UK ocean race, won by the University of Michigan grads the Askew brothers of Detroit. Prizes include Rolex watches.

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    Of course ocean racing is a rich mans sport, with professional crew and custom built boats, so the Rolex isn’t exactly free. Wizard also won the recent Rolex-sponsored TransAtlantic race and the 2018 Rolex-sponsored Newport-Bermuda race.

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    Rounding Fastnet Rock off Ireland, mid-point of the race. Black sails are carbon fiber, custom made at $20k+ a pop.
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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    If I had to do all that might as well just buy the Rolex online with my own money and skip the getting outside bit ;)
    But I got your point.
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    If they give away steel sport Rolexes , this might actually be an easier way to get one 😜
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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    That is more than enough of a prize to motivate me!
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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    If ocean sailing is a rich man’s sport that’s me out straight away.

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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    If ocean sailing is a rich man’s sport that’s me out straight away.
    You don't have to be rich to crew a boat. But you have to be good - especially if you want to win like these guys. And I suppose getting that good takes time and money that could otherwise be spent on watches (though that's like getting good at pretty much anything).
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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    You don't have to be rich to crew a boat. But you have to be good - especially if you want to win like these guys. And I suppose getting that good takes time and money that could otherwise be spent on watches (though that's like getting good at pretty much anything).
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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Black sails are carbon fiber, custom made at $20k+ a pop.
    "You've seen a ship with black sails that's crewed by the damned, and captained by a man so evil that Hell itself spat him back out?"

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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    Here's another way, on a different kind of yacht race :)
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    Re: One way to get a Rolex without actually buying it...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    You don't have to be rich to crew a boat. But you have to be good - especially if you want to win like these guys. And I suppose getting that good takes time and money that could otherwise be spent on watches (though that's like getting good at pretty much anything).
    True, but only the owner gets the Rolex.
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    Omega Planet Ocean 600m ref 232.32.46.21.01.005 Tudor Heritage Black Bay Black ref 79230N Rolex Submariner ref 114060 Rolex Explorer I Mk1 ref 214270 Eterna Kontiki ref 1220.41 Longines Legend Diver no date ref L3.674.456.2 Laco Cuxhaven ​ref. 862104

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