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Classifying the Personalities Who Buy Watches - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/1Hbo4Ur

 

Honestly my first thought was that it was refreshing to find multiple watches not costing 4 digits even if I didn't particularly like many of the recommended pieces.  

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It is really a space thing for me Jacob.

 

I came as close as I have before to buying a Rolex, all mine were gifts, in the new GMT II BLVRNWHATEVR watch,.  Just couldn't do it.

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Misreading that Jacob, the reason I do not have a space shuttle is because of space, not Space is the reason I do not buy Roli. 

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Actually pretty interesting reads anyway.  I am really looking for something new for the everyday rotation and I am intrigued by the Ceramic bezels. Not sure I like the weird Rolex engraving on the rehaut or whatever.

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I think most of it is making harder for the assholes to copy it.  Engraving all that plus the serial number in the rehaut is at least more work for the fakes.

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These are the things that make me never wear any of my Roli as I assume every one I see is a fake nowadays.  Not nearly as bad here in DC as the men dress like slobs so I hardly see anything above a Citizen.  I did see a really hot Asian girl with a Panerai on the other day.  I hope it was real, but I doubt it.

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Maybe they made a cheap knock-off of the laser engraver also?

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I am actually contemplating getting the newer 42mm Explorer as a daily watch as I do not already have one and think they look okay.

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I do not already have one and think they look okay.

I wonder if Rolex could use that on promotional materials?

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If they paid me enough, I would allow it.

 

In case you are talking to them, I would also be willing to say the Milgaus is not completely ugly.

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Still wanting to pick this up badly. It's a bit thicker than I would like but damn I liked the way it looked when I saw it in person.

 

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What's better about the 2500d? I know it's thinner and in the regular Seamaster, I wanted that for some time too.

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I am actually contemplating getting the newer 42mm Explorer as a daily watch as I do not already have one and think they look okay.

 

Very happy with mine, although I still wear my older one often to prevent wear and tear on the new one.

 

What's better about the 2500d? I know it's thinner and in the regular Seamaster, I wanted that for some time too.

 

The 2500D has a 3-level coaxial escapement that is improved over the previous version, and wont get gummed up as easily as the 2500C with 2-level coax.

 

This makes the 2500 movement closer to the 8500 in-house movement, although the 2500D is still a highly modified ETA 2892 (which in itself is capable of meeting COSC specs and competing with the Rolex 3135 depending on the grade and finish).

 

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A shot of the 42mm Explorer II from my trip to NC last December.

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