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,
No - it is not. Be true to yourself, wear what you have.