Should I buy a Rolex Submariner?

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  1. GHowie93 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Ya'll,
    Im 19 almost 20 years old. Im debating to spend the money on a Rolex. Ive earned the money and want to go with Rolex in case I ever want to sell it, and I love the look. Kind of worried if people will think im to young? What do ya'll think? Looking at the Submariner, dad has the Yachtmaster and loves it.
    Be honest! My parents think its a great investment and ill have it forever, just want some more opinions my some watch lovers.
    Thanks a lot,
    Griff
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    In my opinion, anyone who spends that much on a watch is insane and I am not impressed by anyone wearing a $10,000 watch (if impressing people is what you're trying to do).
     
  3. GHowie93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well it wouldnt be 10, it'd be between 3-4. And Im not trying to impress anyone what so ever, like i said, I dig the look.
     
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  6. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Great watches! I bought mine new in 1984... Worn it almost everyday and everywhere. 30 years from now you will be just as happy with it as the 1st day.
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    OK, you asked for honest.

    IMHO, Rolex watches are for sad and insecure people desperate to show off their affluence, and do so with a big, clunky, high-bling watch. You can get much more attractive, subtle and classy watches for 5K.

    But, then again, taste is a totally personal matter, and there are lots of people who think Rolex is the bomb...so what do I know?:p
     
  8. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Rolexes are tacky as hell. Ugly, gaudy, the bling of the drug dealer on the corner, and you'll forever have to deal with people asking if it's fake or assuming it's fake.

    Get something better.
     
  9. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Two posts, both in this thread.

    Nothing to see here folks...
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Rolex's are great in the sense that you can keep them forever. But you're only 19 (almost 20 - whatever). do you really want to drop 5g on a watch? They have a lot of nice watches for less than 200$ dollars and it'll probably last quite long too. Look at Seiko/Seiko 5
     
  11. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    If you have the money, and nothing else to spend it on, by all means, by an ~3500 watch. Although I personally would hold off, as there are always new :apple: products to buy. ;)

    Be nice to the n00bs, you were one once.
     
  12. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    A Rolex doesn't indicate class.
    Having money doesn't indicate sense.
    And your parents are not a good source of investment advice.

    But it is your money to do with as you please.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    if you're looking for investments aren't there better options to grow your money?

    Personally I see little value in spending that much money on a watch. Heck most people (including myself) don't even wear a watch any longer.
     
  14. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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    I am 38, in my life, if I had $10K to spare the least thing would be to spend it in a watch. In other words... I would look as an idiot.

    Take that money, be smart and find some sort of an investment plant, put it there and in a year you could get the double, there are plans that in 10 years you could get probably $200K. Then you could buy a Ferrari, the Rolex and have money to spare in the girls and your Dad will tell you: Oh son... you are even smarter than me!
     
  15. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't. I was in your position a few years ago and spent 5k on a necklace and bracelet and hardly wear them now. Sure they still have value though.
     
  16. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    The smart thing at that age is to save it but if you REALLY want to spend it don't spend it on a hunk of metal go on a trip somewhere. I guarantee a nice trip is worth more than any watch.
     
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    I wanted a tag when I was younger and im glad I didnt buy one. I probably wouldn't be wearing it right now because I probably like something else.

    Also, a $5,000 watch is not an investment. Even if you can sell it for $5,000 in 15 years, you are still losing money on it.
     
  18. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    Really? But A rMBP is a sound investment that will hold its value over the many years of service it gives......oh wait, that the watch I was talking about. Fools!!!! Buy the watch and enjoy, Its your money.
     
  19. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I never suggested OP not buy the watch. In all honesty, I could care less whether he buys a Rolex or not.

    OP asked for an opinion about a Rolex, and I gave one.

    As far as Rolex being an Investment, if you are buying a watch as an investment, Rolex is fine...so are a lot of other fine watches that are not ,IMO, as tacky as a Rolex.Where the rMBP fits in is not clear to me...but then I'm a fool, so what do I know.

    BTW: Calling someone a "fool" is edging around a rule violation.
     
  20. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    No disrespect intended, but telling someone the watch they wear screams "IM RICH" or "IM A DRUG DEALER" is foolish IMO. I could be wrong.
    im far from rich, nor am I a drug dealer. But I wear one also. Love the weight and sturdiness of it.
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    No way would I spend that much money on a watch.
     
  22. Shrink, Mar 10, 2013
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    First, i'm glad you enjoy your watch. It is a matter of personal taste, and all that matters is that it meets your esthetic goals.

    What it suggests about the wearer is also a matter of opinion. I expressed mine, as did the other poster you quoted. You disagree...that's what makes it a horse race!

    Neither opinion is "foolish", neither yours nor mine. It is an opinion... a personal judgement, not an issue of fact, but of personal evaluation and taste.

    With all due respect, I am suggesting that calling an opinion foolish, is....well, you get the point.:D
     
  23. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont wear it for esthetics, and point is taken.;)
     
  24. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Out of curiosity, why do you wear it?
     
  25. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Nice try but I never told him not to buy a watch, I told him to buy a better one than a cheesy rolex.
     

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