Anybody own a Rolex?

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  1. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I got a Rolex for Christmas last night. My older brother and younger sister also were given Rolex watches previously as a family legacy, I guess you could say.

    To be honest, I did not really care about having a Rolex. But since my parents were so insistent, I did not want to hurt their feelings. It is a beautiful watch. It is white gold, and has gloss black dial with diamond markers. It takes me a while to get used to very nice things. I have a tendency to want to overly protect them so they don't get scratched or damaged. When I first got my Mercedes a few years ago, I was tempted to keep my old economy car and just use my new car on the weekends. Then a buddy said "why the hell do you want to do that? That car is like a tank, use it!". I came to realize he was right. Old habits I guess. I sometimes remember the hard times when I was growing up, and often I think I must be dreaming these good times. Strange.

    Does anyone here own a Rolex? Do you use it everyday? Do you just use it on special occasions? In honor of my mother and father, I want to take very good care of it. One of these days when I kick the bucket, I will leave it to my nephew in order to pass it on and keep it in the family.

    Take care,

    Abner
     
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I have my dad's old Rolex, and the only reason I don't wear it every day is because I'm afraid it would get lost in a scuffle at work. They're built like a tank and last forever, so I wouldn't be overly concerned with damaging it.

    I say enjoy your very thoughtful gift by wearing it, not by having it sit in a box!
     
  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I have one and use it almost every day. My wife just got one for Christmas and will be wearing it almost everyday. They are bullet-proof. Just don't lose it!
     
  4. -kevin-

    -kevin- Resident Redneck

    the only thing you need to do is ensure you get it serviced regularly (5 years). The oil can dry up through use and the small metal particles from the action can leave debris in the mechanism.

    some good info here:

    Timezone click on Rolex FAQs to get some background

    What a nice gift. Wear it and enjoy.
     
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hey - Once upon a time a guy offered to sell me a Rolex, or maybe it was a Roulex, or a Roolex. It was hard to tell because he had twelve of them on his arm and he was moving a little too fast to read the fine print. Then a squad car rolled by and then this guy said he saw a friend of his down the street so he said he had to go. That's the closest I ever got to a Rolex.

    On a more serious note, I don't own/wear a watch. I use my cell as a timekeeper. (not that I'm envious or anything):rolleyes:
     
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I was curious about the cost of a Rolex, so I looked them up on Craig's List . . . and was fascinated to see wording not all that different from the sellers of fake degrees. For instance:
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    100 % NEW ROLEX DEEP SEA-DWELLER - $330 (fremont / union city / newark)
    Date: 2008-12-26, 5:07PM PST
    Revered as one of the most dynamic time-pieces this century, the deepsea is beautiful and substantial!
    -43mm in diameter and 17.5mm thick!
    -Stainless steel brushed bracelet with racket-style diver extension
    Never before has Rolex made a watch this big and heavy.....
    Please Call 510-688-6198
    --------------------------------------
    And then came the 'small type'
    --------------------------------------
    Disclaimer: Please be sure to know that all the replica timepieces that are displayed and sold on this posting are not real watches, but a replication of the respected luxurious watches. We are not affiliated by any means to the brand names that appear on the knockoff watches that are sold by it. The owner of the posting takes no responsibility for the actions of the customers, and will not be a claimed guilty in any scam, fraud or other mischief that the customers might try to pull with the replica watches. Our watches look like the real deal, but they should not be sold or presented as authentic watches.No matter how mirror like the replica watch you bought from us looks like, you must not try to re-sell it as a real watch
    ----------------------------------------

    John Bear, who has a 150-year-old minute repeater,
    but wears a $6 quartz item from K-mart
     
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Range - $3,500 to $25K.
     
  8. buckwheat3

    buckwheat3 Master of the Obvious

    YEA and he almost caught me too! However I hopped into my toyota corrolla and sped away!
    I just want you to know, it was quality "Roldex"!
     
  9. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member


    Thanks Bruce and everyone that responded. I appreciate all the comments and insight. I actually worked up the courage to take the watch out of the box, and I am going to wear it out for a nice lunch with my wife. Kevin, thanks for the tips on maintenance. The watch place my parents bought my watch from is certified/authorized by Rolex, so they can take care of any maintenance. They also said if I scratched it, they would buff it out and take care of it. I went back so the guy (William) could show me how to wind it, and set the time. I guess they could tell I was nervous.Winding is a little different than a quartz watch, for instance.

    One last thing for those that own a Rolex. One of the ladies at the shop told me to wind the watch at least once a week to keep everything properly oiled.

    Time to hit the books again,

    Abner
     
  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member


    I would recommend an automatic winder. They are great. Search for Steinhausen on Ebay.
     
  11. lawrenceq

    lawrenceq Member

    I saw a ton of knock-off Rolex watches in Singapore. I went into a clothing store and this guy asked me if I wanted to look at some Rolex watches. He took me into a back room that had like 20 people in it. This guy locked the door and showed me some nice knock-offs. The guy told me the watches had Rolex frames with Seiko guts.
     
  12. 4Q

    4Q New Member

    Damn dude...put some chrome wheels on your MB so you can be like "bling bling" all up off in here.
     
  13. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member


    HEY MAN! This is Cali, of course I have chrome rims on my MBZ. :)


    Abner :)
     
  14. profgoldblatt

    profgoldblatt New Member

    Prof. Leland Milton Goldblatt, Ph.D. Ed.D. wears the President diamond encrusted Rolex watch. So does my wife, The Reverend Doctor Goldblatt Ph.D.
     
  15. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member


    Abner is wondering why Prof. L.M. Goldblatt always speaks in the third person.

    Abner :)
     
  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Could it be that Prof. Goldblatt (if he exists) is an attorney?
     
  17. profgoldblatt

    profgoldblatt New Member

    2000; J.D. Lacrosse University * Note Not licensed to practice the Law (i.e., Not a member of any state Bar.)
     
  18. Tom H.

    Tom H. New Member

    Troll Alert

    Moderator,

    This Professor Leland Milton Goldblatt is a shill and a troll. His signature block contains the logos for 8 unaccredited schools and the photo of Orville Redenbacher. What the hell is going on here?

    Query this fraud's name in Google and you'll quickly understand as you view the results. His act is reminiscent of one "Isadore Weisberg" at the Google alt.education.distance group. Hate filled and full of crap with phony Hebrew phrases.
     
  19. Tom H.

    Tom H. New Member

  20. GeneralSnus

    GeneralSnus Member

    Are you suggesting that Toe College isn't a reputable, accredited institution?
     

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