Last edited by Galaga; September 23rd, 2017 at 03:52.
Anyone can afford a Rolex FFS. Its $5-8K you are giving to the AD, not your firstborn to Satan.
What we are talking about here is value priority.
I personally value long term investments - property, antiques, education, and Rolex.
Other people out there value short term pleasure divestitures. That's their choice. But its not acceptable to blow your money on drugs and hookers then make comment about my watch.
And on Monday morning, when the dugs have worn off and you are back at the clinic with that nasty rash, I still have my Roex on my arm.
Its about Values.
And even schoolkids can buy a nice Omega on Ebay for a couple of hundred dollars, a beautiful in house movement mid 60s watch that I personally believe was comparable to Rolex of that time.
That $200 would buy you this years in fashion dress or jacket - which goes in the charity bin next year. This years top fashion is next years laughing stock. But that $200 Omega can be on your arm for life.
Edit: FWIW I went into a bar near my office on Friday night. I wanted to have an off the record chat with a colleague. The girl standing next to me (yes GIRL) paid nearly $100 for one round of drinks, which seemed to be shots dropped into some canned drink. When her kidney packs in (or her brain cells die off) I will still have a Rolex on my arm. All she will have is a hangover this morning.
Who is the idiot here? (actually me because when she is an unmarried mother with kidney problems and short term memory issues, its my taxes that will keep her in alcohol)
Last edited by Rosco53; September 23rd, 2017 at 02:15.
- I currently own 6 Rolex watches, from a new Submariner Ceramic to a 1963 Oysterdate Precision.
- I have continuously owned Rolex watches for over 37 years, starting with a GMT M in 1980.
- I have owned 12 Omegas, from a 1939 30T2 to a Seamaster 200.
- I own 2 Seiko Divers, owning one since 1979.
I post from actual experience.
I'm embarrassed to say that I'm enjoying this thread, and I'm even enjoying it more the nastier it gets. Kind of like the guilty pleasure that some people must get from 'Real Housewives' or other reality TV (not a realty TV watcher, but now I kind of get it (-;).
Last edited by run23; September 23rd, 2017 at 03:43.
I still may acquire a Rolex one day but palookas like Sporty give me second thoughts.
FYI Sporty, Palooka is a variation of wanker.
Last edited by Galaga; September 23rd, 2017 at 07:58.
He might do what i do and navigate the forum through 'latest posts', when you do that you are just clicking on an interesting thread title, rarely do i look what forum its in, thats how i found this thread, only now have i realised im in the rolex forum.