Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

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  • No - it is not as I would rather it stock.

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    Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    The background to this thread is a mini stoush in another thread about non- original Rolex and how one that has been modded to look like a more expensive model. So, that discussion got me thinking, "Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?"

    The wonderful part of a hobby is that it is open to people from all facets of society, the poor and rich alike. The only membership criteria being ownership - be it an entry level model Oyster Perpetual or a top of the range special order Daytona.

    Okay, let's face it. Not everyone has an unlimited bank account and many of us buy what we can afford. Coming back to my question, so if you hanker after a more expensive model but cannot afford it, do you buy the cheapest and mod it to look like a more expensive one? In a car analogy, it is someone buying a BMW 318i and mod it by pasting M3 badges, M3 wheels and painting the brake calipers blue.

    For me? I would rather not to. It's okay if I can't afford it as I would rather be true to myself and not kid myself to make my car or my watch look more than what it really is. I have created a poll above, and for the benefit of those on Tapatalk, I am just after a simple Yes/No.

    Yes - it is okay to dress up my Rolex to look like a more expensive model,
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    No - it is not. Be true to yourself, wear what you have.

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    Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

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    Re: Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    Quote Originally Posted by raja_3012 View Post
    Uff.. I love these threads.. let me spice it up
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    I'm wondering if your "SMURF" set Dogbert thinking!

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    Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    Love these threads. Let me spice it up for the rest.. Attached are some pictures of my 116610LN modded with OEM Dial & Bezel from the 116619LB. I was just lucky to be able to source the watch with OEM parts. Here are some pictures for your pleasure..







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    Re: Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    I would mod a 16710 and add a new oyster bracelet to it because the beer can clasp sucks but that isnít making appear like a more expensive model so then the answer is really NO
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    Re: Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    NO, but could go with a "Yes No- YO" as long it's personal hobby and not be a deceptive sale strategy.

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    Re: Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    Quote Originally Posted by hobby5253 View Post
    Raja,
    I'm wondering if your "SMURF" set Dogbert thinking!

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    Of course. He posted on OoO that I would shy away or be wary of some one or people. Ah.. I absolutely love dealing with such people.
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    Re: Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    I don't get the premise. Who would mod a Rolex to look like a Rolex? Makes no sense. I guess if this was from the angle of making a Seiko look like a Rolex it could at least be fodder for an interesting discussion.



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    Re: Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    The background to this thread is a mini stoush in another thread about non- original Rolex and how one that has been modded to look like a more expensive model. So, that discussion got me thinking, "Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?"

    The wonderful part of a hobby is that it is open to people from all facets of society, the poor and rich alike. The only membership criteria being ownership - be it an entry level model Oyster Perpetual or a top of the range special order Daytona.

    Okay, let's face it. Not everyone has an unlimited bank account and many of us buy what we can afford. Coming back to my question, so if you hanker after a more expensive model but cannot afford it, do you buy the cheapest and mod it to look like a more expensive one? In a car analogy, it is someone buying a BMW 318i and mod it by pasting M3 badges, M3 wheels and painting the brake calipers blue.

    For me? I would rather not to. It's okay if I can't afford it as I would rather be true to myself and not kid myself to make my car or my watch look more than what it really is. I have created a poll above, and for the benefit of those on Tapatalk, I am just after a simple Yes/No.

    Yes - it is okay to dress up my Rolex to look like a more expensive model,
    OR
    No - it is not. Be true to yourself, wear what you have.
    Ganging up and trying to bully me? Not trying to avoid or be wary of anyone. Your own words in the OoO thread.

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    Re: Is it okay to mod your Rolex to look like a more expensive model?

    Um.... whatever.

    My answer is no.

    And I tried to make my answer yes. I tried to switch the bracelets on my steel GMTs (BLRO and BLNR) but it didnít work .

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