agp wrote:Fixed, this is more accurate. What I said before was too extreme.
I owe a Rolex GMT II 116710, and i'm definitely not looking for peoples attention.
That's usually a comment people use, when they don't know anything about watches.
I bought my Rolex, because of the history, the in-house movement, the quality of the watch, the design which
is so timeless. Take a Submariner from the fifties, it more or less looks like the 2012 version, and it's still a beautiful watch.
That's also a reason why vintage Rolex watches is so attractive and so expensive to buy.
Don't get me wrong, i like Panerai too, but for me it's more like a fashion watch. They got popular when Sylvester Stallone starting to wear them because he had a hard time to see the time on a regular watch. 15 years ago, nobody knew about Panerai.
They use modified Valjoux 7750 movement until a couple of years ago, when they started to make their own movements.
Quality and history wise, Rolex beat them in a second.
Audemars Piguet and Hublot keep spitting out limited editions, so it's impossible to keep track on any of their watches.
No doubt that AP is classes over Rolex and they have a very long and interesting history and they make some beautiful watches which also reflect their prices.
Patek Philippe is in a class by itself. No doubt that PP is the top of the pop.