Favorite Rolex?

cjfrbw

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A Rolex with a dilithium crystal movement will set you back 500 years.
 

marty

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A Rolex requires expert adjusting of the movement. Brand new mine did not hold accuracy. After I had the Jeweler send it to Rolex for a tune up it was fine.
During the time I had my Rolex, it always ran slow by about 2 min/month. I had it serviced by the main technician at Role in NYC. His name was Mr. Galleazi. I visited him every 6 mo and always told him the same thing, that it ran slow. He always had the same reply: "Run slow is no good. I fix". The guy should have known me after a few years but always treated me like I was meeting him for the first time. Always got the same lecture how I should keep it upright at night in the night stand, never on its side. I finally gave up when he died and traded it in for a Fender fretless.

The reason Casio doesn't need its own thread is because it keeps great time so no comments are ever necessary.
 
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Why buying a watch (Rolex, etc.) that doesn't keep the accurate time?
It's like buying a hi-fi stereo system that is not accurate.

My cell phone keeps perfect time @ all times and it frees my wrist so that I can wear a silver bracelet.
I look better with it.

Anyway, I think Rolex watches are for macho men. :D
 

the sound of Tao

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Some are accurate, but I find those distorting time more surreal
There is no absolute time... but many of us use natural time as the only true reference (the kind of time that is experienced like the way time is experienced in a concert hall even with people playing period instruments). But some guys will always just prefer to experience time more just as they like it say by altering time by wearing time altering watches (the Rolex)... much like listening to prog rock through pharmaceutical devices... and then there are those guys who are always striving just to achieve time just the way time is currently recorded... the true to time source guys who experience time only when time is played back direct from the source of all time... the smartphone.

(Btw wtf is a casio?)
 
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Steve Williams

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Casio makes calculators as well as inexpensive watches that keep very accurate time. Battery operated
 

Steve Williams

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It’s intersting to me reading this thread and seeing how people view time differently

It reminded me of a very good movie to watch if you have nothing to do.

Justin Timberlake stars In Time

Here is a synopsis ......



In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
 

marty

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There is no absolute time... but many of us use natural time as the only true reference (the kind of time that is experienced like the way time is experienced in a concert hall even with people playing period instruments). But some guys will always just prefer to experience time more just as they like it say by altering time by wearing time altering watches (the Rolex)... much like listening to prog rock through pharmaceutical devices... and then there are those guys who are always striving just to achieve time just the way time is currently recorded... the true to time source guys who experience time only when time is played back direct from the source of all time... the smartphone.

(Btw wtf is a casio?)
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the sound of Tao

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I do find great value in the things that a Rolex traditionally represent. Artisanal design, technology and craft and the great beauty in function... horology is a reflection of culture but throughout time the age old fascination with sundials, hourglasses, clocks and watches maybe has a lot to do with our constantly varying perceptions of time and how then the simple glimpse of a clock or watch can then shift and temporarily lock our perception back onto a shared reality of time (the idea of a purchasable immortality is just a truly horrible thought that I’d imagine would then completely devalue and deregulate time).

But I love the way a clock or watch or even the smartphone then constantly reminds us that time is always moving and how we better get a move on with life and make each and every tick of that beautifully perpetual movement somehow count.
 
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Steve Williams

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During the time I had my Rolex, it always ran slow by about 2 min/month. I had it serviced by the main technician at Role in NYC. His name was Mr. Galleazi. I visited him every 6 mo and always told him the same thing, that it ran slow. He always had the same reply: "Run slow is no good. I fix". The guy should have known me after a few years but always treated me like I was meeting him for the first time. Always got the same lecture how I should keep it upright at night in the night stand, never on its side. I finally gave up when he died and traded it in for a Fender fretless.

The reason Casio doesn't need its own thread is because it keeps great time so no comments are ever necessary.
Interesting as I got rid of mine because it was always 2 minutes slow. It was more about fashion than about time.

The time piece of choice now to millennials is their smart phone not a wrist watch
 
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The problem I had with Rolex is that I never found them to be that accurate
one doesnt buy a mechanical watch expecting it to be the most accurate. A quartz watch is more accurate. Serious horology is an act of extreme craftsmanship, some about the watch, some about design, some about style and some about jewelery.
New generation Rolex watches are much better at keeping time than the old ones but to many not as cool . I didnt buy a corvette to get the best gas mileage either. People collect watches there is many factors that cause that some are about status and pride of ownership. These factors are way more important to the purchasers than a minute a day.
 
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Hi-FiGuy

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I wear a $700.00 Citizen Eco Drive that keeps perfect time as it syncs off the atomic clock. It does not have a battery, it charges a capacitor via sunlight, thus the Eco.

I had the fortunate priviledge of wearing the Paul Newman watch for a couple minutes a few days before it sold at auction for a silly amount of coin. We had a watch event at our work and that was the center piece of the event. Those watches were under armed gaurds for the day and a half they were there.

Honestly I love watches, more specifically pocket watches, but I have never seen a Rolex that knocked me to my knees with awesomeness.
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RogerD

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When I purchased mine....it's was mostly about the gold. I had a very good friend who had two moon phase Rolex and he told me if you buy any watch buy a Rolex....he was right as FAIWC.
 

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I hardly wore watches when phones were smaller and they could more easily bbe fished out of my pockets. Now that phones are bulky and I'm back at my job where time can be quite regimented a quick glance at the wrist is just so much easier.

I'm not a fashionista by any stretch but I still think at least some semblance of being "put together" makes for me being comfortable. If I have a steel belt buckle, I won't have gold on my wrist or any gold buckles or bits on my shoes, not that I own many shoes or loafers with these anyway.

The Explorer II in Stainless with white face is my grab and go watch. It goes with anything from jeans and a polo to casual work wear, which here in the philippines is a linen "barong", a tropical friendly linen shirt cut a certain way to be worn untucked and embellished with light embroidery. It is also my go to travel watch because I find the dual time zone easy to translate in that I don't need to put my reading glasses on.

I have a MAD DLC coated Milgaus in a military gray that is casual, playful looking and the green is my Uni's school color. That's why my wife gave it to me. In the tropics we're dressed casually a lot so it gets a lot of use, especially on days I can just chill and wear walking shorts.

My other watches are more specific for my activities, dress and social settings. A couple of dress watches to choose for black tie events, a few for business suits, a few more choices for smart casual cocktails and dinners.

For sports, particularly water activities I gravitate towards G-Shocks as I have no fear of scratches from sand and rocks. For Golf my other true love outside of audio, no watches no phones! :D
 
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