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    Question When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    It seems that some top shelf firms seem to get by through the years with little regard to modern style. They are still in business, so it's just me. I would rather have 15 Fortis Cosmonauts(very modern) instead of 1 Rolex Daytona that looks so 1982 ish. Give me 4 Oris TT1 regulators (gorgeous watch) instead of 1 submariner. This is Swiss to Swiss. I prefer Japanize, so I don't have to skip a mortgage payment to get my watch serviced. I bought a pre-owned submariner and it lost 45 secs./day. The service cost went against my principles, so I sold it and bought a new Miyota 9100 watch with less than the service cost. It's +4 secs./day for 3 years now.

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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    Most people in the market prefer the traditional vs the modern. It's a traditional or conservative market.

    When Rolex tried doing something different like the DSSD and the new DSSD with the gradient dial, traditionalists slammed them for it. So they make yet another Sea-Dweller that looks more traditional.

    Patek's Calatrava is still a top selling model for them.

    I can appreciate modern designs in cheaper models but if I'm spending upwards of $5000, I'm likely staying conservative.
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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    Ummmmmm.... Ok.

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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    When you grow up, you'll realize -- never.

    You're welcome.
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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    Isn't the reason many of us regard certain designs as timeless obvious? Because they are...

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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    not exactly sure what you were thinking buying a used rolex if getting it serviced is against your principles. sounds like you're just trying to start a thread that's anti-rolex.
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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    Classics are classics for a reason. They have stood the test of time.

    Right now now you might prefer the bold and modern designs, but eventually you will probably start to understand the draw towards more classic and timeless designs.
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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackson Filth View Post
    not exactly sure what you were thinking buying a used rolex if getting it serviced is against your principles. sounds like you're just trying to start a thread that's anti-rolex.
    or just trying to start a thread from sheer boredom . . .
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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    Rolex's target market is the older crowd anyway (excluding WIS) so designs are naturally pretty conservative. Their choice of hardly ever changing their basic design was and is a long term marketing strategy and gamble that has paid them off in a big way by making Rolex by far the most recognisable watch in the world and a policy that has also served to keep their used values up.
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    Re: When does timeless elegance become old, boring and outdated ?

    Service on an average Swiss watch is probably about $500. What craphole are you living in with that kind of mortgage payment? And you're wearing a Rolex in this sketchy neighborhood? Bad idea dude.

    Sidenote: I just looked up a Fortis Cosmonaut and it pretty much encompasses what 1982 looks like in my mind
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