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Sino ulit mahilig sa rolex?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Allegra, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Allegra

    Allegra

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    Go!! Seiko 5!! heehee


    http://www.askmen.com/fashion/trends_500/515_the-argument-against-rolex-watches.html


    The Argument Against Rolex Watches


    Let’s get one thing straight: Rolexes are for people that know names but don’t know watches. For the price Rolex charges, you can buy dozens of other watches that are better looking, more accurate, much less common, and don’t make you look like you're an overweight white man coming off the golf course. Consider this: When former model Carla Bruni hooked up with newly minted French president Nicolas Sarkozy, the very first thing she did was make him swap out his gold Rolex for a much more refined Patek Philippe. Rolexes reek of desperation.

    No one in their right mind should spend their hard earned money on a new Rolex. Here's why.
    Rolex movements are over-hyped
    First, the movement quality of your run-of-the-mill Rolex is nothing special. In fact, many much more affordable Swiss watches use movements that keep time just as well. To add insult to injury, there are even some Chinese, Japanese and Russian movements that are just as -- if not more -- accurate as a standard Rolex movement.
    Rolex watches look stale
    Rolex’s designs are stale. This brand hasn’t released a truly new model in over a decade, and the majority of the watches it makes today are exact duplicates of the watches it made half a century ago. In fact, the biggest innovation it has made in recent years is a new metal called “Rolesor,” which is heavily advertised as a great new substance for watchmaking. Guess what; it’s just steel and gold.
    Rolex stories are nothing but a myth
    All those stories you hear about Rolexes being chosen as the watch for great adventures are only half true. For example, Rolex claims Sir Edmund Hillary wore an Explorer when he scaled the summit of Mount Everest for the first time. This is not the case. In fact, he only carried the Explorer until he reached the summit and then put on a watch from a small British company called Smiths. Hillary even wrote a signed letter endorsement to Smiths stating: “I carried your watch to the summit and it worked perfectly.” Rolex also submitted a watch to NASA in the early ‘60s to be considered for use in the moon missions. We all know how that turned out.
    Rolex watches are for seniors or rappers
    It is rare for a brand to be considered both stodgy and lame and ghetto fabulous at the very same time, yet Rolex has done it. If you ask one person on the street what they think of Rolex, they’ll tell you their elderly grandfather wears one in between rounds of golf and his daily 2 p.m. nap. If you ask another, they’ll tell you the only people that wear Rolexes are athletes and rappers. So which are you, a sleepy 85-year-old bald man or an 18-year-old athlete from the hood trying to prove his worth to the world?

    Rolex watches are for posers
    If you are not one of the two groups mentioned above, wearing a Rolex oozes desperation. Yes, a Rolex is the most recognizable watch on the planet -- now is that supposed to be a good thing? Young men that don a Rolex are perceived as self-absorbed, insecure and image-obsessed by those around them. Essentially, you just look like a ******. Be confident enough in yourself and in your sense of style that you don’t need to be wearing a veritable calling card of the nouveau riche.
    to rolex or not to rolex? not.


    Rolex is masterful at branding, and mediocre at watchmaking. Do yourself a favor and pass on the Submariner, Datejust and Daytona. For the price you’ll pay for a new Rolex you can buy a vintage Steve McQueen Heuer, an equally high-quality Omega Aqua Terra Chronograph or even a limited edition boutique diving watch from Linde Werdelin. Don’t be fooled by the Rolex marketing machine. Be your own man and the next time someone tries to impress you with a Rolex, sit back and try not to make them feel bad about wearing an overpriced, under-designed, neon sign of a watch. If all this wasn’t enough to make you forget Rolex forever, we’ll leave you with one final argument: Tara Reid loves Rolex. If that doesn’t make you run in the other direction, we don’t know what will.
     
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  2. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

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    Omegas are the first time pieces on the moon and Mars.

    I think.
     

  3. sandman_sy

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    happy Omega and Suunto watches :p hehehe.. love them.



    Reason why i havnt bought a rolex... the price :p Won't spend that much on something that just tells you time :) hahahahah....
     
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  4. clarkhardball

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    Whoever wrote this probably doesn't have one.:embarassed:

    I am 29, I am neither an athlete nor a rapper. Obviously I don't have grandkids. Thinking along these lines, then Panerai would even be a more ridiculously priced brand. The base model of Panerai which is about the same price of an entry level Rolex uses inferior steel (316L vs. Rolex's 904L), has no second hand, has a leather strap and is ofcourse, manually wound every 48 hours. But in another article, AskMen.com praises Panerai as an up-and-coming brand... so WTF?!:wow:

    I have both, and I love 'em to death. I can't complain, but the person who wrote this is a complete idiot.:supergrin:

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  5. clarkhardball

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    Ah it's sort of a debate article pala, here's the rebuttal to that:

    http://www.askmen.com/fashion/trends_500/514_the-argument-for-rolex-watches.html

    Rolex is arguably the most popular name in watches -- certainly when it comes to luxury watches. Classically Swiss, since 1915 Rolex has been producing watches designed for comfort, function and style. Today, Rolex is one of the most powerful luxury brands in the world working hard to retain its status. Rolex focuses on a few key watch lines that are quickly recognizable and highly desired the world over. Image aside, Rolex watches have a reputation for being very well manufactured -- despite what Dwayne Smith will tell you in his Arguments Against Rolex Watches -- lasting decades or more with simple care.
    Rolex watches are classic

    You&#8217;ll see below that most Rolex watches are archetypes: The Rolex Submariner is the classic diver&#8217;s watch, The Rolex Datejust is the classic formal men&#8217;s watch of the last half century and The Rolex Daytona is the classic sports chronograph. Rolex has benefited from keeping its product line simple and consistent. Instead of releasing brand new models, it keeps refining existing designs. This is extremely important because each watch contains the suggestions and wearing experiences of countless people who together have helped create timepieces that look good and work well.

    Take the Rolex Submariner line as an example. Based on the classic &#8220;Oyster&#8221; water-resistant watch cases, the timepiece is specifically designed to be easy to read in most conditions, to be hardy and have a comfortable and reliable construction. The Submariner design has achieved an almost impossible task: to look good on almost every person, on any occasion, regardless of age or outfit. Other Rolex watches edge close to this ideal as well. You have to ask yourself the question of whether that is due to something about the design of these watches or rather because we have been seeing them on important wrists our whole lives, and they simply mentally fit these positive watch stereotypes.
    James Bond wore a rolex

    Omega doesn&#8217;t want you to know this, but the original James Bond watch was a Rolex Submariner. Creator Ian Fleming wrote that Bond was wearing the timepiece, while Sean Connery in the role brandished his Submariner proudly. Countless actors, celebrities and politicians have also been known to be Rolex men. Take the popular line of Paul Newman Daytona watches, or the Rolex Day-Date nicknamed the &#8220;President,&#8221; because many U.S. presidents (and otherwise) during the 20th century were known to wear the watch. Wearing a Rolex and being associated with these people and personalities can hardly be described as something you&#8217;d want to avoid.

    Rolex watches are the ultimate status symbol

    Wearing a Rolex watch communicates to people that you are successful enough to have rewarded yourself with the luxury of a nice watch. Rolex watches are not the only luxury watches out there by far, but they are the most well-known. From basic entry-level luxury models to diamond-encrusted gold watches for the ultra-privileged, a Rolex is so much more than a mere timepiece. It is a statement about your way of life and taste. Some people take it even further; the world of aftermarket Rolex watches feature decorated brims and jewel encrusted designs, suggesting that telling time becomes a mere afterthought.

    Other watches also want to be like Rolex, whose designs are the most copied the world over. Most of these watches legitimize &#8220;homage&#8221; timepieces with a different brand name, but there is of course the dark underworld of fakes as well. You&#8217;ll find at least a little of Rolex design in the majority of nice watches out there. So, even if you don&#8217;t have a watch with the Rolex name, chances are there is a bit of Rolex influence. You can&#8217;t deny that even if Rolex watch designs don&#8217;t move you, a big part of you wants one.
    Rolex watches have excellent movements

    Being a company that makes all of its own parts (rare in the watch world), it goes without saying that Rolex makes each of its own movements (historically, this was not always the case), excluding other watch companies from using Rolex mechanical movements. While Rolex is not known in the modern sense for having particularly complex movements (it offers basic watches with features such as the time, date, day, or a chronograph), it is preferred by watch makers to work on being so well designed, easy to fix and highly reliable. As such, almost every Rolex movement sold is COSC certified Chronometer attesting to its accuracy.
    Rolex watches hold value

    Among the few truly collectible watch brands from a value perspective are Rolex timepieces. It has been said that you can buy a new Rolex Submariner today, wear it for five years, and then sell it in good condition for close to the original purchase price. Like cars, most other watches lose a chunk of their value after being sized and put on a buyer&#8217;s wrist. There are also the investment-grade Rolex watches that achieve stellar auction results yielding some of the most impressive prices ever known at an auction. This is due to the power behind the Rolex name and brand, as well as the world&#8217;s fervor for these &#8220;gold standard&#8221; super watches.
     
  6. De Angelo

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    If no one wants their Rolex and thinks their overated..I'd Gladly take them... :whistling:
     
  7. bikethief

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    I wouldn't mind one. I like overpriced, problematic, attention grabbing, heritage driven things.

    That's why I ride a Vespa, drive a Range Rover, and carry a 1911. A Rolex would be a nice addition to my Yabang Collection!

    Pwede rin sa "I don't want anyone to think I'm poor" collection.
     
  8. Allegra

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    I'm not a watch lover , but I thought Rolex was expensive kasi sya pinaka accurate na watch sa balat ng lupa at ilalim ng tubig
    I'm just surprised, it's not
    Dream ko pa naman submariner in white gold, blueface may red second hand

    As a status symbol , impressive siya if your young kasi it means you're a high achiever or your parents were
    Pero if you see a 50 year old guy wearing one , i dont think you'd give him a second look
     
  9. g17green

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    wala naman siguro masama na bumili ka ng rolex. it's like anu ba ang gusto mo????? bihisan ang 1911 ng todo todo up to the extent na umabot siya ng 150t 200t 250t??????? ang 1911 may sariling price. ang rolex meron din. pero imho rolex doesnt depreciate in price. it tends to appreciate from time to time. kaya yung nabili ko na 180t na yachmaster last 5 yrs ago. eh ngayon 260t na. this is just my honest opinion.
     
  10. ess45

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    Proud owner of Rolex. I also like Seiko (in fact I have several), Tudor, JLC, Oris, Patek (if only I can afford one), etc.

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    I guess I'll go back to my Tag, Omega and Timex. ;)
     
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    Im a watch lover also rolex, Panerai, IWC are my target when i reach 50 years old pang DOM na. Right now i can only afford TAG, Oris, Casio watches which i use alternately.

    My wife promised me after buying two LV bags worth 1 omega watch that when i reach a certain age ( still negotiating) that she would buy me an OMEGA which by the way under the swatch group.

    At any given time i would swap my semi functioning right kidney for a rolex submariner.
     
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    Bibili pa naman sana ako ng Rolex sa Bangkok...
     
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    i dont care what they say.. i own 3
     
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    Gshock lang masaya na ko. :supergrin:
     
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    Once you have owned/worn a Rolex, it is tough to wear anything else. The craftsmanship and substance of the sea dweller and is second to none.
     
  17. Allegra

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    Peni$ enlargement tool -

    Type! not that I need any enlargement ha

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    go! kahit isang daan piraso pa!:supergrin:
     
  19. Fred G17

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    Love my GMT Master II. Pero suot ko lagi ang G-shock ko. It's accurate. Dont need baterya and it is also atomic with five band. Hay buhay....
     
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    ilan nga yun? bago ka nasayahan?:tongueout: