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.
Rolex definitely fits in this category as well as Panerai and some others.
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.
Rolex are popular for many reasons BUT for the right ones. Porsche, BMW and Mercedes motor cars are also popular vehicles in the same way as Rolex wrist watches. Rolex are unique as they use 904L highest quality stainless steel available whereby most others use 316L. They are one of the few watch houses with their own in-house movements in every model; tried and tested for over 50 years; modified slightly over that time period! They retain their value the most as well as Patek Philippe with minimum depreciation. The Rolex Oyster, Submariner/Sea-Dwellers, GMTs are as revolutionary to horology as a Porsche 911 is to motor vehicle manufacturing. The performance and durability being superb.
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), -
for good reason that goes back to The Late 50s! You cannot go wrong with one on your wrist even though not my first choice.
- Yacht Master (a no no design)
Subtle watch and very classy looking for what it is; modest and an understatement by comparison!
- Daytona (I'm going for a Everose Gold Daytona in the future, so I need a durable SS one for now),
- Excellent classic COSC Chronometer Chronograph albeit not for me.
- Sky Dweller (again a no no design),
This is a unique watch I have not seen with other model of rolex like the Yatchmaster II
- GMT Master (I don't need GMT complication, nor the design is speaking to me)
It is not complicated, it is rather simple and the new ones allow the wearer by pulling the crown to one stop to just change the hour hand backwards or forwards as he or she travels through timezones! The seconds and minute hand remain where they were unhacked!
- 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
Rolex dress watch and different from the main models
- Deep Sea (too thick) from my list.
for good reason as it is a 3900 meter/12,800 feet water resistant watch; unrivalled for engineering. The standard Sea Dweller 1,220 meter/4,000 feet is a Submariner to a greater depth
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
Benchmark iconic model that put Rolex to where they are today. What this model did for Rolex is compared with the 3 series model for BMW!
I'm currently trying to decide between three models:
Milgauss white dial
consider the Black dial with some orange markings on the dial with green tint crystal GV model amazing
Explorer I 214270
Also consider the new 42mm Explorer II
Polar or the
classic black dial
Sea Dweller 4000 Super watch and cannot go wrong. It is 40mm and I chose the Sea-Dweller that is about 43mm better for my 8.25 inch wrist
Continue to do your homework and research as I sense you will find the right model for you. When you "pull the trigger" to get one with all the boxes, cards, tags etc. - you will wonder why you did not buy one some time ago! Rolex is not my favorite or even the best Swiss watchhouse watch in my collection as I just have the DSSD and Yatchmaster platinum dial and bezel left in my collection BUT they are simply brilliant and can never ever not having one. Viva Rolex !