Most difficult watches to read

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  1. sandy Banned Banned

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    Because they last forever unlike disposable cheap watches under $1000 that die all the time, their finish falls off, bracelets/straps break, etc... I have had the same watches for years: an everyday Rolex, a gold one, and a really nice collector's watch.

    Some of the hardest to read are the gold on gold. (Dial on face) You have to stare at them too long. I like a real easy read.
     
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  3. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Rolex are good timepieces, but you pay through the nose for the name, and aren't getting a good return for your money, compared to any other make. An ETA 2824 is as good as a Rolex movement, but you will pay far less for one inside an Ollech and Wajs than you would pay for a Rolex, and Ollech and Wajs would be far more resilient, which is why they are used by divers, adventurers, and the military,

    CWC also make tough military watches, and the British Navy trialled, and then ditched the Rolex Submariner, remaining with CWC.

    You can have an O&W or CWC for a few hundred dollars, btw.

    A Seiko Diver is as reliable, accurate, and good looking as a Rolex Sub.

    If I was to invest a large sum in a watch, Rolex wouldn't get a look in. Id have to go for a Breitling Emergency, and actually get something worth the expense.
     
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  5. Enmos Staff Member

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    WTF !!? The arrogance.. :bugeye:
     
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  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Agree, sandy is a fool.

    By the way, a friend of my father bought a fake Rolex in NY for 5$ or so in 1991 and it still ticks like a charm.
    Greatest price doesn't mean the best quality.
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    My conscience would never allow me to wear a watch that cost over $100. Starving children in the world and I'm wearing a months worth of food on my wrist. WWJD indeed.

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  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    It certainly does not.. and maybe rich people aren't as careful with their stuff as people that have much less money. Explaining why 'cheap' stuff breaks in their hands while not in other people's hands.
     
  10. Enmos Staff Member

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    Yet sandy thinks a $1000 watch is cheap..

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  11. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Well to the church that is Cheap. They must steal thousands from idiots every few minutes. PRAISE THE LORD!!! LOL
     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Well, to me a $50 watch is about right, but to others its extravagent. It depends on what you can afford.
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    Sandy has said more stuff like this. According to her she is very rich and proud of it..

    I wonder... as a good Christian, should she really be spending more than $1000 on a watch ?
     
  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know. How much does she spend on charity? Do Christians not deserve nice things when they work hard for it?
     
  15. Enmos Staff Member

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    No..
     
  16. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I disagree. My parents are hard workers and they deserve new vehicles and vacations.
     
  17. Enmos Staff Member

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    Sure, but anything excessive is not particularly Christian (like a $1000+ watch)
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't excessive depending on how much you make for a living?
     
  19. Enmos Staff Member

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    No excessive is depending on what is normal.
     
  20. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I still prefer analog. I can read the dial without my glasses, but I can't see numbers. The numbers on my digital alarm clock are about an inch high and I can just barely read them in the middle of the night.
    Hey dude, it's called JEWELRY. A lot of people like it. To dismiss it as egocentricity is just your way of expressing your iconoclasm... or perhaps just the fact that you can't afford a five-thousand dollar piece of jewelry. Don't ever get married!
    I had a really nice watch--a Thalassa--but it was just too heavy. Now I wear an (analog) Swatch. And on top of that I'm such a Philistine that I put an expansion band on it. Solid metal bracelets are annoying because they're either too tight or too loose and they move around on my skin. Leather or plastic is even worse because it does all of those things and in addition gets clammy.
    Well sure, but if you're just looking for utility you'll spend less money over a lifetime by replacing a Swatch or a Fossil every ten years than you spent on that one Rolex. As jewelry of course it has intrinsic value and you're paying for that, but you're betting that when you start liquidating your retirement portfolio that particular piece of jewelry will still be in vogue and you'll get your intrinsic value out of it.
    Geeze Orly, haven't you been around here long enough to understand that world hunger is not caused by the way Americans spend their income? We could stop buying nice stuff and use all the money to buy food for the Third World, and it will still end up being diverted by their despotic leaders, sold on the black market, and the proceeds used to pay for champagne, hookers, Mercedes, villas, and most especially weapons. The sparsely populated Western Hemisphere has enough agricultural productivity to feed the entire world three times over, without making a dent in our disposable incomes.

    People over there are not hungry because of what we do. They are hungry because of what they don't do, which is take charge of their own destiny. Sure our meddling hasn't helped them but their basic problem is that they're still in the Neolithic Era with a tribal culture, and tribes almost by definition don't cooperate. Until they do they'll never succeed in installing capable, responsible, compassionate governments because there will always be somebody who rises to power by taking advantage of their hostility toward each other.
     
  21. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, normal.
    Isn't Sandy getting slammed in the Goth thread because she thinks they aren't normal?
    Now here because expensive watches aren't normal?

    What is normal?
     
  22. Enmos Staff Member

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    Normal is what is considered the norm. How many people do you know that buy $1000+ watches.
    And btw, I am not slamming her for that..
     
  23. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder is Sandy's Rolex can wake her up or if the time can be read in the dark? I don't even mention the stopwatch function....

    Also if my $6 Walmart stopwatch gets lost, I just buy a dozen more...

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    P.S.: I don't really wear a watch anymore...
     
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