Rolex Watches

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"What time is it, honey?"
"Black."

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"What time is it, honey?"
"White dot."
It means that a man has to be able to think to tell the time. An added plus. It's not that hard to tell time on a watch like that. The one is the picture is 10:10. Whenever I see this watch on a man , I do a double take, a Movado Museum watch shows class.
 
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Evo, you're so cute. Here you are, amongst aspiring and established scientists and engineers (not to mention one yourself), and you say that it takes thought to tell time on a watch without any numbers on it. :smile:
 
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It means that a man has to be able to think to tell the time. An added plus. It's not that hard to tell time on a watch like that. The one is the picture is 10:10. Whenever I see this watch on a man , I do a double take, a Movado Museum watch shows class.
Next time I go to the mall im going to ask to try some on. Im not going to buy it, but ill see how it looks. I did that at the BMW dealership once. I went with my friend. We were 'interested' in test driving the red convertable 3-series -it drove nice :biggrin:.

http://www.cardotcom.com/cars/images01/m3convertible04.jpg

Really, really nice car. Steering is great.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007RTBWO/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Thats a nice watch, and much more 'reasonable' in price for a good watch. BTW, where are my donations? Im still FAR from the 10k needed.
 
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Evo, you're so cute. Here you are, amongst aspiring and established scientists and engineers (not to mention one yourself), and you say that it takes thought to tell time on a watch without any numbers on it. :smile:
You'd be surprised at some of the men I've known. :uhh:

Cyrus, they are a very high quality watch, and reasonably priced. Last time I priced one, it was only $1,800.00 for one with an 18K gold case, with leather band.

I used to have a BMW, I loved it. It just glowed orange and hummed. :approve: Of course, just a routine scheduled tune up was $500. But they would take me out to lunch at a very swanky restaurant for free while I was waiting. When I started driving SAABs, no free lunch, but I got to drive a new model all day while mine was in the shop.
 
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No gold. I hate gold. I like that one because its black and steel. I like that modern look. Gold is too 'old man' looking.

I dont like anything gold. Just gray and silvers with black and white. Thats why I like that daytona. It looks awesome, not tacky and not big and flashy.


I dont like flashy things either. I just like nice things of high quality that are simple.

The one on the link was $412 bucks. Thats still a lot of money, but its not 2k or 10k.

If I ever buy a watch, I want to buy one watch and have it last a long time and be done with it.
 
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No gold. I hate gold. I like that one becuase its black and steel. I like that modern look. Gold is too 'old man' looking.

I dont like anything gold. Just gray and silvers with black and white. Thats why I like that daytona. It looks awesome, not tacky and not big and flashy.


I dont like flashy things either. I just like nice things of high quality that are simple.

The one on the link was $412 bucks. Thats still a lot of money, but its not 2k or 10k.

If I ever buy a watch, I want to buy one watch and have it last a long time and be done with it.
Cyrus, just buy a Luminox and get it over with. The Captain's field watch is laid back and understated, but you can get as flamboyant and flashy as you want (blech!). You get a watch that is simple, usable all day or night, and self-serviceable.
 
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Cyrus, Hugo Boss has a line of Movado watches.
 
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Cyrus, just buy a Luminox and get it over with. The Captain's field watch is laid back and understated, but you can get as flamboyant and flashy as you want (blech!). You get a watch that is simple, usable all day or night, and self-serviceable.
But for anything over $200, I dont want laid back. Im paying for an expensive watch at that point, and I want it to look very modern and stylish, but simple. I think the movado does just that.

I basically want a good watch to wear with a suit thats not 10k, or even 2k. That movado is under $500. Thats probably the upper end of what I would spend on a fine watch.

Also, these movados are also pricey. Whats in them that makes them so expensive, or is it simply the name brand?
 
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But for anything over $200, I dont want laid back. Im paying for an expensive watch at that point, and I want it to look very modern and stylish, but simple. I think the movado does just that.

I basically want a good watch to wear with a suit.
Forget price-points (a fiction of our retail system) and forget "style" (a concept created to to seperate the bourgeois and the poseurs from their money). Instead, set your own standards. You can have style and function and durability without busting the bank AND without appearing ostentatious.
 
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But for anything over $200, I dont want laid back. Im paying for an expensive watch at that point, and I want it to look very modern and stylish, but simple. I think the movado does just that.

I basically want a good watch to wear with a suit thats not 10k, or even 2k. That movado is under $500. Thats probably the upper end of what I would spend on a fine watch.

Also, these movados are also pricey. Whats in them that makes them so expensive, or is it simply the name brand?
They have an excellent reputation. The crystal is sapphire. They are a precision swiss made watch and they are museum quality.

Movado, one of the most celebrated watch brands in the world, traces its origins to the small village of La Chaux-de-faunds, Switzerland where, in 1881, a young watchmaker named Achille Ditesheim hired six assistants and opened a small workshop. He called his company Movado, a word which means, roughly, "always in motion." The company grew and prospered, evolving from a small pocketwatch manufacturer into a leading innovator and designer of precision wristwatches. Throughout its history, Movado has maintained its place at the pinnacle of innovation and excellence in design, craftsmanship and technology. Movado watches are crafted by highly-skilled watchmakers to meet the exacting standards of Swiss time technology. They are accurate to within seconds a year. All Movado watches are sealed and protected against water, moisture and dust, and individually tested to meet strict international standards of quality. A long-time dedicated supporter of the arts, Movado has, itself, been the recipient of over 200 international awards. Movado watches can now be found in the permanent collections of over 20 museums worldwide.
Not only are they eye catchingly different, they are sleek, elegant and understated. You will find them advertised in only the finest magazines. Yet, they are still priced within reason.
 
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I'll stick with my Mickey Mouse watch, thank you very much.
 
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It means that a man has to be able to think to tell the time. An added plus. It's not that hard to tell time on a watch like that. The one is the picture is 10:10.
No way, it's 10:07! :biggrin: If I'm going to wear a watch, I don't want approximate times...I want to know if I have 2 min to grab a cup of coffee on the way to a meeting, or if I should hurry up and tiptoe in because I'm already 2 min late...I wouldn't be able to tell that well on that watch.
Whenever I see this watch on a man , I do a double take, a Movado Museum watch shows class.
You just don't specify WHICH class. :rofl: To me, it would indicate a guy who likes jewelry and appearance over functionality. I prefer a guy who goes for function before decoration.

...and they are museum quality.
What exactly does that mean in a watch? Should it be protected in a glass case and never touched?

Seriously, I like tribdog's idea of a Mickey Mouse watch better than a Movado or Rolex (yes, even with a suit). It tells me he can think for himself, set his own style, has a sense of humor/knows how to have fun, and isn't stuck up about status symbols.
 
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Forget price-points (a fiction of our retail system) and forget "style" (a concept created to to seperate the bourgeois and the poseurs from their money). Instead, set your own standards. You can have style and function and durability without busting the bank AND without appearing ostentatious.
But I did set my own standard. No gold, not flashy, modern, with an elegant look. I cant "forget style", I mentioned earlier I was going to be an architect before I went into engineering. Style is VERY important to me. I think that movado does everything you describe in your last statement and is priced close to the watch you showed me.

A watch that is formal enough to look good in a suit, but casual to wear every day at time same time.
 
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No way, it's 10:07! :biggrin: If I'm going to wear a watch, I don't want approximate times...I want to know if I have 2 min to grab a cup of coffee on the way to a meeting, or if I should hurry up and tiptoe in because I'm already 2 min late...I wouldn't be able to tell that well on that watch.
Considering most meetings dont take place at odd times like 10:17, im pretty sure you can tell when its every 15 mins and interpolate inbetween. Its really not that hard, as Evo said.

You just don't specify WHICH class. :rofl: To me, it would indicate a guy who likes jewelry and appearance over functionality. I prefer a guy who goes for function before decoration.
A watch is the only 'jewelery' a man should wear because its functional.


Seriously, I like tribdog's idea of a Mickey Mouse watch better than a Movado or Rolex (yes, even with a suit). It tells me he can think for himself, set his own style, has a sense of humor/knows how to have fun, and isn't stuck up about status symbols.
I dont see how thats being 'stuck up about status symbols'. Its called taste and a sense of style. Im not going to attend any formal dinners with a mickey mouse watch. I never said I wanted to go around flashing a gold and diamond rolex saying 'hey look at me!'

There is a time and a place to wear it. If its not flashy, you can wear it every day and most people wouldnt even notice, and THATS what im willing to pay for. A watch that can pull that off.
 
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