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we're not disagreeing on that part, Steve. the important part of my post was "noticing" vs "understanding."
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@Amor Vincit Omnia no doubt you are right about this Steve, but being the op was started by @iain I felt it might be prudent to give the Bel Canto a quick mention. :wink:
As for the vast majority of people I know or deal with on a daily basis, and yes that includes Mrs Watchaholic, we are indeed, a very rare breed.
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I have just been looking at a thread on another forum. Like on this forum members sometimes add a phrase under their name, or as their signature.

I thought that this one was brilliant and puts in perspective the comments often made about Rolex being a status symbol… :)

“Having a Rolex isn’t a flex if it tells you when your lunch break is over”.
:lol: :) :lol:

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nbg wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:24 pm I have just been looking at a thread on another forum. Like on this forum members sometimes add a phrase under their name, or as their signature.

I thought that this one was brilliant and puts in perspective the comments often made about Rolex being a status symbol… :)

“Having a Rolex isn’t a flex if it tells you when your lunch break is over”.
:lol: :) :lol:

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If you have a platinum Daytona, you don't need to time your lunch breaks...
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trsullivan wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 5:41 pm If you have a platinum Daytona, you don't need to time your lunch breaks...
You didn’t read my post then
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Au Contraire, I have, and I agree with you that not all who own Rolex are flash etc. I was making a somewhat sarcastic remark, mainly because a platinum Daytona is expensive. Most who own such might come from more rarefied financial climes than me or you. I've owned three Rolexes, the aforementioned GMT Master, and a 1951 OP my father bought in Athens in 1954, and a more recent 1981 Air King, none of which I paid more than $3500 US, in total. Your point is well made, however. A recent (February of this year) financial windfall allowed me to purchase not one, but two of the Tudor watches I've been hankering after ever since I first saw them. Mind you, I got a really good financing offer, allowing me to make a reasonable down payment, and then a no interest term of 36 months to pay the remainder. But the fact is I now own a Black Bay GMT and a Black Bay 58, 39mm, in blue, which I would not have otherwise been able to do. And those are not truly expensive watches, are they?
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^^^^^ I take all the points made throughout this thread regarding how no one may notice and no one may care about anyone wearing a Rolex.

However you could argue that even amongst those of us educated in the ways of Rolex, we still hold perceptions of owners of the higher priced watches, even if only for the purpose of humour.
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