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Are you Repulsed or Captivated by Rolex?

Given by what I perceive Rolex to represent and the reason majority of the clientele seek/ purchase a Rolex; a watch brand which is saught after for it's exclusivity, associated status, brand awareness/ popularity and secondary value (investment) first, and the watch and quality of the watch second, I am personally repulsed by Rolex, the perpetual watch market's pandemic (pun intended).

I was wondering what other watch enthusiasts are entranced in the aforementioned qualities, unashamedly, or do genuinely seek Rolex for what the watch is intrinsically without external bias (possible?)? Or, if many of you are also repulsed by what Rolex is and how it has infected the minds of watch enthusiasts, greatly valuing stature over horology?

Interested to hear!

I used some strong words for dramatic effect. Of course, all respect here. My own personal opinions. Rolex's baggage aside, it is without question an excellent quality watch (perhaps an understatement even) but also without question, preceded by its name.
 

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I鈥檝e found that the majority of people on this forum are either watch snobs who would only wear a major commercial brand, or watch snobs who would never wear a major commercial brand.

The other 1% are people who actually wear what they like.
I think that's a gross over exaggeration but, granted, I do agree most people would have a preference of a sort. Not sure if that's snobbery, especially those which refuse to buy a commercial brand(?).
 

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Rolex builds a great watch. So do many, many other companies. The continual trolling with these type of threads is stupid.
Not trolling at all! This is a genuine and respectful topic, one which people could have many different points of view on.

That's what a discussion is.

Whether you like the topic or if you think this topic is too frequent is *moot as you are the 98th poster...
 

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I like Rolex. I received a 34mm Date as a gift from my Mom in the 80s.

I really wanted another (Submariner) a long time ago, but the cost was more than I was willing to pay 30 years ago.

I finally bit the bullet in 2017 and only because the prices dipped a bit. From now on, it鈥檚 unlikely that I鈥檒l be so lucky.

Now, I鈥檓 not into buying any more $10,000+ watches, because I鈥檓 approaching 70, and it鈥檚 not in me to spend this sort of cash on more luxury items.

But $3,000? Just splurged on a Longines Zulu Time. It鈥檚 no Rolex but a wonderful watch for the money. I鈥檓 also enjoying very inexpensive, but fun watches.
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Beautiful watch!
 
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