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Old 03-21-2012, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
I wound it up and its been keeping time spot on so far, although, it seems as if it'll need to be rewound often. How often do you wind a watch?
Are you wearing the watch? When I change watches every few days, I'll have to wind my selection. If I was a boss, I would have one of these:



Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
Cant say if its crystal or not. I assumed it was up until you said its possibly plastic. It feels cool at first, but then it seems to match my skin temperature after a few seconds.
Given the obvious age of the watch, I'm certain it's plastic.
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Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
EDIT: Let's stop saying "plastic" and starting properly calling the crystal "acrylic" (if that is in fact what it is).
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Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
Vash,

I'd register and post your pics and description here:

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=54493

And get the experts to help you identify it. If you post those pics they should be able to nail it down pretty well.

Also, if/when you get it cleaned, have the watchmaker check the inside of the case back for a date code.


EDIT: Let's stop saying "plastic" and starting properly calling the crystal "acrylic" (if that is in fact what it is).
Yeah I saw that forum and was thinking about asking about it, only reason I hesitated is cause I see A LOT of "how much is it worth" posts over there, so I didnt want to ruffle any feathers.

---- it. I'll register now and give it a go. lol

Pushy - Not wearing the watch, just keeping it with me to check the time for accuracy is all. I wear a Nixon "Banks" as my daily watch. Not necessarily baller status, but it did take a 30mph scrape against the road once and held up quite ------- nicely. lol
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Vashthestampede View Post
Yeah I saw that forum and was thinking about asking about it, only reason I hesitated is cause I see A LOT of "how much is it worth" posts over there, so I didnt want to ruffle any feathers.

---- it. I'll register now and give it a go. lol

Pushy - Not wearing the watch, just keeping it with me to check the time for accuracy is all. I wear a Nixon "Banks" as my daily watch. Not necessarily baller status, but it did take a 30mph scrape against the road once and held up quite ------- nicely. lol
Just approach it like you'd tell a noob to on this forum.

Don't jump in with "Found this old Tudor, how much is it worth?" Let them know you've read through the serial number thread, done some searches, need assistance positively identifying your Tudor, would like advice on whether to have it serviced or not, etc.
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Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
After posting this, I couldn't help but imagine Joe telling a Morgan owner how efficient the Corolla's heating system is and how many cupholders it comes with.
Ok, I literally LOLed when I read that.

Maybe it's just a matter of perspective, but I fully understand the Morgan situation. I mean, it's not my cup of tea per se, but I understand old and unusual cars. I mean, I've owned two VW Beetles (one was a cabrio), a 3 cyl Metro convertible, a Celica GT convertible, and two Miatas.

A Corolla is a tool. It's designed to move you from point A to point B with a minimum of cost and drama.

An old convertible, by comparison, is a toy. It does the whole "point A to point B" thing just fine (even if it has the wrong number of wheels), but it makes the experience fun. Maybe it's blindingly fast, maybe it handles corners like it's on a rail, maybe it just putters along putting the wind in your hair and a smile on your face. And of course, it gives you something to tinker with when you're not driving it.

I'm not seeing the parallel here.

If I owned a Rolex as opposed to a Casio, I don't think I would find the experience of discovering what time it is to be any more thrilling than I do now. I'd look down at my wrist and think "ah, it's 9:03." No wind, no cornering. And when I get home, I'd take it off and drop it on the counter next to my wallet and my cell phone just like I do now, ignoring it completely until the next morning. You can't wrench on a watch for fun- they don't make turbo kits, tuneable ECUs or aftermarket suspension components for them.

That's what I'm talking about. Watches, on the whole, are tools. Actually, they're even more inert than tools, since you can at least plausibly argue that a Snap-On socket wrench is somehow functionally superior to one from Harbor Freight where the ratcheting mechanism is made from cast Chinesium and the button to release the socket always falls off.

The Rolex and the Casio both just sit there letting me know what time it is.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
The Rolex and the Casio both just sit there letting me know what time it is.
Maybe one is beautiful to behold* and you actually enjoy looking at it, while the other is just there to tell time.

* Requires aesthetics judgement module, not included. P/N #030366.
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Maybe one is beautiful to behold* and you actually enjoy looking at it, while the other is just there to tell time.
A: We're men. We've already established that none of us have aesthetic judgement. (I can't remember which thread we covered that in, but it was fairly recent. Ikea was mentioned. Maybe it was even this thread?)

B: If a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta looked like a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta from the outside, but handled like a Corolla, accelerated like a Corolla, braked like a Corolla and made the same noise as a Corolla, I wouldn't buy one. In fact, I would fly to Maranello Italy, murder Luca Cordero di Montezemolo with my bare hands, burn the factory to the ground, slaughter the livestock on every farm within a 100km radius, salt the earth, buy a nuclear weapon from North Korea and detonate it on the steps of the Modena Cathedral.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
B: If a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta looked like a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta from the outside, but handled like a Corolla, accelerated like a Corolla, braked like a Corolla and made the same noise as a Corolla, I wouldn't buy one.
That's exactly what I'm saying -- the original Rolex Submariner was the Berlinetta of watch technology when it was introduced.
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Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
That's exactly what I'm saying -- the original Rolex Submariner was the Berlinetta of watch technology when it was introduced.
It handled well in tight corners and gave ********?
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Can someone point me to the thread on discussion of lifts for home use? I can't find the damn thing, and I really need to get something besides my current (pep boys) jack & stands.
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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
It handled well in tight corners and gave ********?
Yes.

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To be fair, a Rolex will keep time more accurately and loose fewer seconds per month. This is what I rock and I chose it because I admire the engineering involved.
EDIT: and none of that fuss with winding either
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Good man.
I have this:


Way too many cool features. Not too mention it's solar panel built-in to the face to charge it.

Only complaint is that the alarm isn't loud.
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Maybe somebody should start a Rolex/watch thread...
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Originally Posted by mx5autoxer View Post
To be fair, a Rolex will keep time more accurately and loose fewer seconds per month.
More accurately than the National Institute of Standards and Technology atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado?
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More accurately than the National Institute of Standards and Technology atomic clock in Boulder, Colorado?
ayo, you never watch sports, do ya? Rolex sponsors well over 100 sporting events worldwide.

I don't see your fancy nerd clock sponsoring anything.
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