“Why I Don’t wear my Rolex everyday anymore” - YouTube link

 By: Sportster : August 13th, 2019-06:37
Hi all,

A friend flipped me this link - person in the video doesn’t wear his sub daily anymore...was interesting to hear his logic - thought I would share the link....

Would be interested in hearing your views on the topic...

I wear my 114060 most days smile



I think he’s an idiot :D

 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 13th, 2019-06:59
Just wear it like it’s meant to be. Life is too short to worry about the small stuff.


 By: vicunaman1 : August 13th, 2019-07:06
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It’s interesting

 By: Sportster : August 13th, 2019-07:27
It seems that he used to feel comfortable wearing his sub until they were difficult to buy in-store..

So, it was a tool watch until they became difficult to buy, at which point it became a luxury watch.....

I agree with you though - wear what makes you comfortable.


Bravo!! [nt]

 By: vicunaman1 : August 13th, 2019-12:06
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Bingo [nt]

 By: Jurry : August 13th, 2019-15:24
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+++1. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 13th, 2019-09:28
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Perfectly summed up! [nt]

 By: rnaden : August 14th, 2019-03:58
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This makes me laugh. I think the opposite

 By: descartes1 : August 13th, 2019-07:44
I was very fortunate to acquire a GMT LN 116710 from an AD about a month ago. I know it’s worth a lot more than the retail price I paid.

I have worn it every single day since I got it, including sleeping and showering. Lol

Exact opposite point of view to the fellow in the video

I wear my Rolex the same way as you do....

 By: Sportster : August 13th, 2019-08:41
But I’ve noticed that some people simply cannot accept a nick or scratch on their Rolex watches.....

It’s hard to wear them everyday and not have them show signs or daily wear and tear...

Like many of us, I’ve worn Rolex watches for almost 30 years

 By: descartes1 : August 13th, 2019-09:03
In my experience, even with the 6 digit references, the heads of Rolex watches show minimal wear absent an accident or really hard contact with metal. The new PCL bracelets are a different story, but a bracelet can be easily polished or replaced. Precious metal is another story and is subject to more dings and light scratches because of softness.

That's the way to go! [nt]

 By: amanico : August 13th, 2019-09:28
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If he just discovered that Rolex was a high end brand he should consider what he paid.

 By: Bill : August 13th, 2019-09:05
His arguments sound like self flagellation. Making excuses as to why he is not worthy and he may hurt others if they see his Rolex.
If he wants a tool watch get a $200 watch.
Enjoy your watches not for what they cost but for their worth to you. Cost is what you pay value is what you derive at any price point.

He's a little apologetic and hesitant ...

 By: JohnFM : August 13th, 2019-09:34
... but his points are valid and understandable.  His first comment related to the difficulty of replacing a stainless steel Rolex in the current environment is less persuasive, at least to me.  If we're honest with ourselves, however, many of us can relate to his other concerns.  I live in an urban area with extreme socio-economic diversity (e.g., great wealth next to a significant homeless population) where a Rolex can attract attention and add to the risk of loss or even injury (despite my cat-like Bruce Lee reflexes and martial arts skills ;-)

I respect those who don't worry about these things and proudly wear their Rolex or other fine watch everyday and everywhere, but I think those with a different view are equally worthy of respect.  Some of us live in safer cities or areas than others.  Some of us work for ourselves, others, or not at all.  Some of us don't worry about scratches and dings and see them as signs of a life well lived; others prefer to keep their watches relatively unmarked.  As with most other things in life, there's room for different points of view and no 'right answer' for all.

Security is whole other issue whether you are in London Paris Rome or New York a Rolex can attract unwanted attention.

 By: Bill : August 13th, 2019-15:37
You always have to be aware of your surroundings no matter what you are wearing.

What an articulate self-confident, and exciting guy! Not sure if he’s also trying to be PC, but he has LOTS of potential there..🤦‍♂️ [nt]

 By: FabR : August 13th, 2019-10:14
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Most Millennials have it so good they have to manufacture problems. Wear the darn thing, don't wear the darn thing, nobody cares. [nt]

 By: Tavio_George : August 13th, 2019-12:55
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Wear the watches you own, sell the watches you don’t wear.

 By: mrds : August 13th, 2019-13:20
I wear minute repeaters or platinum watches as I wear my Sub. I take care of them, trying not to ruin them. If I wasn’t comfortable wearing a watch in my collection, I‘d sell it the next day.


Agreed. [nt]

 By: CGJ0 : August 13th, 2019-18:51
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+1 [nt]

 By: MTR : August 13th, 2019-23:13
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To each his own. [nt]

 By: pmh6000 : August 13th, 2019-13:24
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Yes, there's no wrong way to enjoy your own watch. [nt]

 By: JohnFM : August 13th, 2019-22:01
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 By: MTR : August 13th, 2019-23:14

I’d wear what I am comfortable with

 By: rnaden : August 14th, 2019-03:59
But to some extent, the surroundings and context will have to be considered as well. No place to behave like a hero when you know you can invite trouble.

He is over thinking all this [nt]

 By: watch-er : August 14th, 2019-13:26
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Why did he make this video - for us - or to profile himself?

 By: ammerix1 : August 15th, 2019-09:19
Surely we know this already.

For someone who rides bike to work every day and experienced horrific crashes  (to the watches, including a Sea Dweller) he must be lucky to have a sound, or a sane, bone in his body.

Go for a G-Shock!

What's the point here?

I am sure that most of us do not wear the same watch every single day, most of the day, OK I can accept that.  We have others that want to be worn as well.. Nothing at all to do with Rolex.

His mode of presentation is to do the exact opposite of the "Archie" character who screams and shouts obscenities straight into your face!

So he has created a deadpan "likable" character, perhaps with the intention of doing a low key satire but mostly just showing off himself.

The valid point is that Rolex wants to be seen as a luxury item and no longer a maker of tool watches.

But we know that as well.