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Inherited a Rolex. Does Anyone Know About Them?

Wilko

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I got mine at a pawn shop when I wasn't even looking! cost what a replacement bracelet would cost today!

My Datejust was found smashed on the street and that friend gave it to me. I restored it (and modified it to my liking.
 

Sérgio

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One of the reasons I love the Sub is that it's not a "luxury" watch. It' not a fashoin piece by design. It's the telecaster of watches. It's a tool. a stainless steel diving watch. It's bomb proof.

They don't "need so much care". My daily driver is 40 years old this week. It's beeen i the shop because I changed parts. I thought I was upgrading it by putting in a newer ceramic dial. That was a mistake, so I switched it back o original style dial. I replaced the bracelet after the old one wore down some and got loose. that was 20 years ago.

Oh, it’s not? My bad. I didn’t know Rolex Subs were that cheap. They certainly weren’t when I got mine though I never really held watches very dear. But mine cost a pretty considerable amount of money.

Would you mind if yours got stolen, damaged or just forgotten somewhere? I mean other than the eventual sentimental value?

I certainly would.
 
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Tonekat

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A friend's dad found one on the golf course, he put up a notice in the clubhouse, but it was never claimed.
 

Wilko

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Oh, it’s not? My bad. I didn’t know Rolex Subs were that cheap. They certainly weren’t when I got mine though I never really held watches very dear. But mine cost a pretty considerable amount of money.

Would you mind if yours got stolen, damaged or just forgotten somewhere? I mean other than the eventual sentimental value?

I certainly would.
The Sub has become a "luxury" item, for sure. But as a piece of jewelry it is a ford truck compaared to the rolls Royce gold diamond fashion watches that rolex is known for. Yeah, being expensive is it's only claim to "luxury". It was made as a utility watch.

my damn watch cost me 2000 20 years ago. Apparent'y it's worth about 10,000. SIlly.
 
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