I somehow skipped through Rolex on my first entrance to the world of watches, and went directly for a high end dress watch.
Now that few months have passed, I feel like my next purchase (or the one after that) will most definitely be a Rolex.
I need a watch that is durable, and is suited for casual dressing + everyday lives.
I personally don't like popular watches for some reason - they don't feel unique enough, and I want something different on my wrist. This does not mean I enjoy watches that are like REALLY minor and stuff; it's just that I find watches that do not get its photos uploaded on the forums often more interesting.
Well, I guess as long as it is a Rolex it will inevitably be something that lots of people wear (considering their humongous production volumes),
but to start off I eliminated
- Submariner(too common),
- Yacht Master (a no no design),
- Daytona (I'm going for a Everose Gold Daytona in the future, so I need a durable SS one for now),
- Sky Dweller (again a no no design),
- GMT Master (I don't need GMT complication, nor the design is speaking to me),
- Cellini (I love Cellini lines the most from Rolex, but I don't need more dress watches for now, so will consider buying one much later) and finally
- Deep Sea (too thick)
from my list.
And Datejust, I dunno... it's not bad but I moved it to the bottom of my list for now because they are flagship models and are also very common.
I'm currently trying to decide between three models:
Milgauss white dial,
Explorer I 214270, and
Sea Dweller 4000.
- Not that common compared to other models, and is pretty unique
- The idea of anti-magnetic thing is pretty cool.
- Is very simple in dial design, which fits my taste just right! I would say design satisfies me about 80%. Some points taken off, read below
- The thunder shaped second hands (although interesting), along with the orange colored indexes, kind of make it look like a children's toy watch.
- The overall atmosphere is very bright and playful; feels like I can wear it with jeans, but not with suits. I may be wrong on this.
- Recently heard cheaper Omega models have watches that are even more magnetic-proof than Milgauss (that they are 1500). What?
- Design is just amazing! I would give it a 95%.
- Very elegant and simple, black and white so can also be used for dressy occasions, and also for casual wear.
- It has a design so simple that virtually I will probably never get tired of it.
- The new explorer's movement is apparently really good in time keeping.
- It's a common/popular model, although I think I heard it's not as popular as Submariner and Datejust. Again, common stuff are a con for me.
- It is a very entry model for Rolex. While the pricing is a pro, how other people look at it is a bit con. This does not bother me much though.
- Maybe not as rare as Milgauss but is pretty uncommon, especially compared to Submariner. Some people even don't know what Sea Dweller or Deep Sea is; they think they are all just Submariners.
- More sporty and durable all around compared to Submariner, and hence compared to the other two above as well (mostly the water resistance)
- Lume is just beautiful.
- Not sure about the exact measurement, but is a bit thicker than a Submariner. Maybe not suitable for dressy wear, since it's a diver watch.
- Design wise, I would give this a 85%. But since the pricing is highest over the other two, I dunno if it's worth the price.
I hoped that people here could recommend me a more diverse range of suggestions and advices.
Cheers and wish everyone a nice day. :)