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Can a Rolex watch be stealth Wealth


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10 minutes ago, Alpha550t said:

Mine could certainly slip under the radar. I think it's the most plain timepiece I own. large.20200829_102833.jpg.b25169f2582583076114611b4783bc18.jpg

Certainly could and it’s a lovely watch.

I was on my annual Christmas singles jaunt to Cyprus a couple of years ago, and one of the guys in the group had a very simple and quite small bracelet watch.

Once I got to know him I asked, “Vintage Air-King?”

”I thought I saw you eyeing it up,“ he replied. “You’re the first person who has ever identified it!”

He had bought it years earlier from a secondhand dealer for £600. Nice catch.

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Stupid topic by the OP unless it was just badly worded.

The majority of luxury watch brands make in your face models along with more conservative ones. Rolex is no exception.

In this day and age when people earning pennies are leasing poverty spec £20-30k cars to impress people they don’t even know, having £10k on your wrist on potentially interest free credit isn’t a huge deal.

Mine say hi, they fly under the radar and nobody has ever asked about them in the UK or Thailand:

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44 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

Yes, and when new didn't have the current overboard marketing hype factor.

 

29 minutes ago, yokel said:

An very worthwhile associated cost :tongue:

Frankly the only Rolex I have any interest in owning

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9 hours ago, Igerswis said:

Stupid topic by the OP unless it was just badly worded.

The majority of luxury watch brands make in your face models along with more conservative ones. Rolex is no exception.

In this day and age when people earning pennies are leasing poverty spec £20-30k cars to impress people they don’t even know, having £10k on your wrist on potentially interest free credit isn’t a huge deal.

Mine say hi, they fly under the radar and nobody has ever asked about them in the UK or Thailand:

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My street is full of poverty spec Mercs, Beemers and Audis and don't forget the dodgy "private" number plates with the letters and numbers squashed together that look like a four year olds spelling and mean nothing to nobody. 

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

Meanwhile when I was a teenager 

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My first decent car was a 1976 3.0 ltr Capri Ghia in Purple Velvet with grey crushed velour. 

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And if you were feeling a bit flush how about a Dino or a Miura for £5K
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Or if you won "Spot the Ball" a Miura SV


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I'm glad I'm old and bought my Rolexes' and cars when they were cheap. 

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15 hours ago, JayDeep said:

This post seems like mental retardation to me. No is the obvious answer. Rolex could never be stealthy anything to anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together. But that begs the questions why would you want stealthy and if that's what you want then why on earth buy a watch that screams "I'm rich"? Also, why would you care if your watch does that?

OK, not sure that actual rich people wear Rolexes, apart from the ones who don't know what rich people wear.  They're a bit too middle class.

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1 minute ago, WRENCH said:

Every day's a school day. :huh:

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It's minus a couple of Webbers, I had a factory X-Pack Capri with the triple Webber set up. I'm not sure if those V6 Escorts were from the Factory or from one of the tuning companies like Broadspeed or Jeff Uren. Requires a bit of Google and I'll get back to you.

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8 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

Remember the days before Google when you had to buy all the magazines 

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So I'm going old school and thinking they were either South African or from Oz ?? 

Seems like they were  created here by "SuperSpeed Conversions ".

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4 minutes ago, Karrusel said:


Yeh!
 

Playboy, Health & Efficiency, all the top shelf stuff, you know the ones.

:biggrin:

Local newsagents had Motorcycle News, and Anglers times in the same shelf. 

with headlines like "how to increase your stroke, And Aberfeldy man gets a big one".:laughing2dw:

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On 15/05/2021 at 09:06, yokel said:

The idea of using Rolex (mostly quite "in your face" bling), and "stealth" (meaning to go unnoticed) in the same phrase seems a little bit of an oxymoron to me :bash:

But if you wear one to the club, you will really need one with a diamond bezel to show up under the dark lights.

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On 15/05/2021 at 11:43, Alpha550t said:

Mine could certainly slip under the radar. I think it's the most plain timepiece I own. large.20200829_102833.jpg.b25169f2582583076114611b4783bc18.jpg

My husband has the same model with a grey face, with white lettering, so it's even more unassuming - and small by modern standards at 34mm.  

And we're definitely not rich - we were burgled about 30 years ago and lost a lot of sentimental stuff and he got his with the insurance money - pre-owned and without box or papers, from a local jeweller who had taken it in part-ex.  But it was serviced and certified by Rolex.  

The only person to comment on it once was a boss he had who was sent into a blood vessel throbbing rage when he found that it wasn't a fake as he'd always assumed.  How dare an underling have a better watch than he.  He rectified that by spending his lunch hour in Prestons of Bolton and giving his credit card a thrashing.   :clap:

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9 minutes ago, BooJewels said:

My husband has the same model with a grey face, with white lettering, so it's even more unassuming - and small by modern standards at 34mm.  

And we're definitely not rich - we were burgled about 30 years ago and lost a lot of sentimental stuff and he got his with the insurance money - pre-owned and without box or papers, from a local jeweller who had taken it in part-ex.  But it was serviced and certified by Rolex.  

The only person to comment on it once was a boss he had who was sent into a blood vessel throbbing rage when he found that it wasn't a fake as he'd always assumed.  How dare an underling have a better watch than he.  He rectified that by spending his lunch hour in Prestons of Bolton and giving his credit card a thrashing.   :clap:

The bloke I work for has an Omega something or other, and he's the same, especially when I mentioned his movement was probably made in Korea, I know it's not but I think he's unsure!

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I think the OP has suffered a fair bit of abuse here that maybe isnt fair.

Isnt he just asking which Rolex models people think look the least show off?

It probably is the case though that Rolex has become so much more than a watch now its difficult to just own one as a watch enthusiast without being judged. 

Anyway Im way richer than Rolex so I bought myself a Casio Duro like Bill Gates, a few of my friends think Im a billionaire. 

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4 minutes ago, Dilly said:

Anyway Im way richer than Rolex so I bought myself a Casio Duro like Bill Gates, a few of my friends think Im a billionaire. 

I'm choosing not to say what my friends think I am.

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Bricey said:

I'm choosing not to say what my friends think I am.

Maybe you could put up a prize for the closest guess? 

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