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Owning a Rolex:

$6k for a watch? Idiocy.
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27%
If I had the money and I saw one I liked, sure.
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If I inherited one I'd keep it.
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If I inherited one, I'd sell it and spend the money on microphones/an EGC/crack.
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Total votes : 142

Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby Get dog costumes on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:27 pm

m.koren wrote:
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m.koren wrote:She's all yours, hoss.

Whoa, does FM tocharian have a crush on FM El Protoolio? How do you know?


I don't know how she feels about him.
But it would be nice if she'd show a little enthusiasm for a change.

Enthusiasm for him? But you don't even know that she's into him!

tocharian wrote:This is supposed to be about Rolexes and deep.BTUz.

That was then; now it's all about bizarre ideas about punk rock, and tocharian! Tomorrow, spiders and Visigoths.


You're drunk. Butz that's okay.

Don't I have a right? It was a long day, selling all the real estate. Also, I knew it was long because I was wearing a watch the whole time. Alley-oop.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby m.koren on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:28 pm

Get dog costumes wrote:
m.koren wrote:
Get dog costumes wrote:
m.koren wrote:
Get dog costumes wrote:
m.koren wrote:She's all yours, hoss.

Whoa, does FM tocharian have a crush on FM El Protoolio? How do you know?


I don't know how she feels about him.
But it would be nice if she'd show a little enthusiasm for a change.

Enthusiasm for him? But you don't even know that she's into him!

tocharian wrote:This is supposed to be about Rolexes and deep.BTUz.

That was then; now it's all about bizarre ideas about punk rock, and tocharian! Tomorrow, spiders and Visigoths.


You're drunk. Butz that's okay.

Don't I have a right? It was a long day, selling all the real estate. Also, I knew it was long because I was wearing a watch the whole time. Alley-oop.


A-cha-cha !!!
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby tocharian on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:28 pm

El Protoolio wrote:Sorry, tocharian, I just always admired your tenacity around here, and your intelligence, even when I don't agree with you. I also know you are a decent person. But you don't need me to defend you with my piggish comments. I just love smart women with attitudes and say it loud sometimes. I didn't mean to embarrass you, or insult you.

For the record she does not have a crush on me.


It's alright but next one who makes a nasty remark about my Jessica Hopper journabitch hommies I will fucking cut you.

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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby m.koren on Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:03 pm

tocharian wrote:
m.koren wrote:
tocharian wrote:This is supposed to be about Rolexes and deep.BTUz.


Right.
Deep Butz is gonna buy me a Rolex for next Hanukkah.
Stainless steel Submariner model. Always wanted that one.
I would wear it shamelessly. Not Crap.

If he's even looking for a Jewish girl. You better know a bunch of basketball words and be fun in the sack.


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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby Adam Sr on Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:26 pm

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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby enframed on Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:37 pm

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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby Riff Magnum on Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:19 pm

Not only are Rolexes crap, but watches in general. I had no use for them even before the rise of cellphones, although i can't stand any jewelry really. Itchy icky feeling. Tolerated my wedding ring for many years, but finally removed it for safety reasons and now it resides on my key ring.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby unsaved on Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:42 pm

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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby Boombats on Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:00 am

Thread got sexual
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby geiginni on Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:41 pm

Watches are not impressive.

Tell me about your collection of Leica M-mount and Zeiss Contax lenses instead.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby madmanmunt on Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:31 am

Dedication at the start of On the Shores of the Mediterranean by Eric Newby:

To Wanda, the only essential equipment - apart from a Rolex watch (boiled in a stew by Afghans to test its waterproof qualities) - not lost, stolen or simply worn out in the course of some thirty years of travel together.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby itchy mcgoo on Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:27 am

I think they are fucking ugly. Truly.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby dontfeartheringo on Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:21 am

I inherited one. I kept it. It's from 1960 and I like it in its cool, understated way. I like that it belonged to my stepfather's father. I like that I got to engage the services of a couple of old-school craftsmen to get it refurbished. There's actually a guy in Hong Kong who has special equipment to push the pins out of the bracelet so that they can be replaced with new ones to bring it back to factory spec. I like the fact that while it's very well made, it is a smallish watch with a nearly invisible logo. It is kind of astonishingly accurate- down to within a few seconds a day. You'd never know it was a Rolex from six feet away- just a fairly nice looking two-tone watch.

I mention it here because after owning it for a year I have learned that only two sorts of people notice that it is a Rolex: 1. old dudes who also own a nice old watch, or used to own one, and who think it's kind of cool, or 2. young dudes who are looking for ANY excuse to start a conversation about THEIR Rolex. I enjoy talking to the former.

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Re: Rolex Ownership

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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby bishopdante on Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:24 pm

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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby jimmywahcrowbar on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:48 am

An extravagance for rich cunts
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby bishopdante on Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:21 pm

Well... in the inter-war period they were the most durable and accurate wristwatches available. Dustproof and waterproof.

Up until the '80s they were a very serious piece of professional equipment, but at this point they are a bloated status symbol of minimal practical necessity.

In normal civilian conditions, wristwatches are quite unnecessary.

In a military or survival setting, a contemporary rugged electronic watch such as Casio G shock will be more reliable.

On a banker or similar type of person as a fashion statement, a newly manufactured gilded but ultra-rugged mechanical watch is basically as ostentatious as a horse and cart with a sword-carrying footman.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby Madman Munt on Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:20 pm

Love this thread! And glad that FMdftr finally got his Rolex.

bishopdante wrote:In normal civilian conditions, wristwatches are quite unnecessary.


I use mine many times a day. Much nicer and convenient to tell the time on a watch than on a phone screen. I reckon there's a small advantage in viewing the time on an analogue display: you get an instant graphic representation of the temporal situation which is simpler and more rapidly processed by the brain. I don't need to think in any damn numbers!

bishopdante wrote:In a military or survival setting, a contemporary rugged electronic watch such as Casio G shock will be more reliable.


Until the battery goes. But I think you are probably right.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby seanurban on Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:22 pm

Madman Munt wrote: I reckon there's a small advantage in viewing the time on an analogue display: you get an instant graphic representation of the temporal situation which is simpler and more rapidly processed by the brain. I don't need to think in any damn numbers!

of course we have a thread for that too. i think it was decided you are correct.
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Re: Rolex Ownership

Postby El Protoolio on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:17 pm

I think I want a Submariner.
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