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So what kind of watch does everyone wear?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Roger1079, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. VANWALL

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    Today right now

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  2. roberev

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  3. frizz

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    Pocket watches rool!

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  4. Shagrat

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    Wrong on both points. Clearly, you've never owned a Rolex. No, a mechanical movement with several hundred parts will never be as accurate as quartz, but saying they keep lousy time is just ignorant piffle.

    Also, if you can't tell the difference between a replica and the real thing, I've got a coupon for LensCrafters that I'd be happy to send you.
     
  5. VN350X10

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    Don't wear one, I'm surrounded by people who's time is far less imortant than mine & can ask ANY of them what time it is close to when needed.
    Time is a man-made abstract concept with no real value.

    That said, here's the skinny:

    I work in a metal-fab shop & have been a certified weldor for about 38 yrs. This environment isn't what you would call "timepiece-friendly" by any means. And the idea of any kind of jewelry doesn't fly either, like the gent who does the woodworking.

    I have 3 watches:
    Patek-Philieppe (sp) that was inherited from my father,not sure what model, but will go to my grandson. It lives in the safety-dep box @ the bank.

    Seikeo, for 30 yrs of service with my employer, worn very rarely, but very nice. Engraved w/name & presentation date.

    A cheap (12.00) large stopwatch, not sure of brand, from Wal-Mart, with light & neck lanyard. This is used for the 2 most important timekeeping events that I need:
    1) Time of legal shooting light for deer & waterfowl hunting
    2) Timing of steaks & chops, etc. while using the Weber grill (charcoal, no gas here!)

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  6. klmmicro

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    A Casio DW-5600E. Simple, rugged and they hold up to the rough diving conditions I subject them too. The latest batch appears to be made in China, so I am looking for another make or model should this one go south.
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Because Rolex pieces of junk help drop more drawers.
     
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  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Rather like a Honda Civic with EFI, ABS, TSC, VTEC and a most of other electronic doodads that make for an excellent vehicle but a 1930 Duesenberg J still kicks its ass in terms of coolness and desirability.
     
  9. Anglin_AZ

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    Also, in the long run a Rolex will never sell for less than what you bought it for.
     
  10. Andy W

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    How much are Rolexes going for right now anyway? Anyone bought one recently? I know there are a lot of different models and options so its gonna vary but what is a rough price range?


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  11. Bruce M

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    Thanks. Put a little aside for a year or three for that.
     
  12. Tacoma12

    Tacoma12 The Dude Abides

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    Casio G-Shock for work
    Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chronotimer for when I'm off.
     
  13. 1955mercury

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    I like vintage watches.

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    That's the model that when shaken, the movement hiccups and stops momentarily. Yeah, real quality there.
     
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    Are you talking about new, or used?

    If you mean new, the basic Oyster Perpetual in a 36mm case is currently about $5400. That's absolute no-frills. There are cheaper Rolexes than that, but in smaller cases that are usually bought for boys or women.

    Basic Datejust $6600.

    Basic Datejust II $7150

    "Basic" Day-Date $29,650
    (i.e. "Presidential," the base model is 18kt gold)

    "Basic" Day-Date II $34,850

    Basic Submariner (no date) $7500.

    Basic Submariner Date $8550.

    Basic Milgauss $7650

    Green crystal Milgauss $8200

    Explorer $6550

    Explorer II $8100

    Basic GMT-Master II $8450

    Basic Yachmaster $11,200

    Basic Daytona $12,000

    Deepsea $12,050

    Of course, any 'bling' such as fancy dialfaces, gold content, precious stones, etc. increases any of the above prices substantially.

    And, as far as I know, authorized dealers have to sell at the prices Rolex dictates to keep their franchise. There are 'gray' market dealers who sell new watches for less, but you forfeit the warranty. This is just what I've read on the internets though. YMMV.
     
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    I know what I'd like to be wearing. Someday
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  17. Jack23

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    UPDATE: My Timex Expedition just went belly up yesterday :crying: But I only paid 30 bux for it new 10 years and 3 months ago. That is about 3.50 per year. And I can't begin to explain about all the abuse it has been through and survived. It really did take a lickin' and it kept on tickin'. Theyz tuff I te'ya!

    Just got back from WalMart and bought me another Timex Expidition. The price has only gone up by 5 bux and I'd call that cheap at twice that price. I hope I get the great service out of this one that I did it's predecessor.
     
  18. HexHead

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    A couple of their entry level sports watches...

    The new 39mm Explorer, $6800
    New no-date Sub C: $7400
     
  19. roger123

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    I think my wife paid about 8K for my '12 Sub date. I was afraid to ask though.
     
  20. HexHead

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    The Oyster Perpetual, AirKing and Date models are 34mm. The DateJust and original Explorer are 36mm.

    Midsize Datejusts are 32mm and the Ladies DateJusts are 29mm. Ladies YachtMaster is 32mm (my wife has one).