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Early Christmas gift.

Postby rhipsher » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:54 pm

When your wife gives you an early Christmas gift like I got! Brother that is love. I was absolutely stunned. It's something I mentioned that I wanted to have one day but wow. She got me a Rolex. I saw the bank statement and the $16,000 that was spent on it. I told her to take it back. And that it was way to much money. But she said don't worry about it. She got a huge bonus at work. I did buy her a new car a few months ago. But this watch is just stunning. The pictures don't even do it justice.
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It's 18K gold and SS with diamonds.


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Postby PhoenixDown » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:06 pm

That's nice! can I borrow it fora weekend? :)

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Postby rhipsher » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:58 pm

PhoenixDown wrote:That's nice! can I borrow it fora weekend? :)
Hahaha. I'd be very cautious about wearing it in public without carrying my .45 ACP with me. That will be worn on special occasions only.

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Postby ivotedale » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:26 pm

Congrats! It always warms my heart when a man receives a solid watch.

I just picked up a Mondaine automatic 2836-2 myself, albeit .00001% of the price of your Rollie :ppp
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Postby samhradh » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:22 am

My dream watch has always been the Cartier Tank. I've wanted one since high school.
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Postby Robrus1 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:36 am

Congrats! It's a beauty! I wear my GMT II BLNR everywhere. I've been saving for a 2nd Rolex ever since I bought my first one back in October. You have an amazing wife, sir. Kudos to you!
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Postby Grupet » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:39 am

rhipsher wrote:Hahaha. I'd be very cautious about wearing it in public without carrying my .45 ACP with me. That will be worn on special occasions only.


It's a beautiful watch, but isn't it a shame only to wear it at special occasions? I mean, it's a sports watch, it can take a lot...

I have a '09 Rolex GMT II Ceramic (got it from new) and I wear mine all the time. it almost never leave my wrist. I wear it no matter what I'm doing, working hard, playing wild, sleeping, diving or going to a black tie event. Isn't that what makes a great watch so special, it's always with you. Sure it got some dents and scratches, but that's just part of the charm, that's what makes it personal and what makes it mine.

I rather want a beaten and used looking watch that I can enjoy everyday, instead of a brand new looking watch that's been living most of it's life in a sock draw.

But maybe that's just me... it would be fun to hear what everybody else thing about this topic?
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Postby rhipsher » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:00 am

Grupet wrote:It's a beautiful watch, but isn't it a shame only to wear it at special occasions? I mean, it's a sports watch, it can take a lot...

I have a '09 Rolex GMT II Ceramic (got it from new) and I wear mine all the time. it almost never leave my wrist. I wear it no matter what I'm doing, working hard, playing wild, sleeping, diving or going to a black tie event.
The main reason I would not wear it at work is because I work around machinery in a machine shop. So you can't wear jewelry. Its just to dangerous. I've seen guys loose fingers even without any jewelry on. But I guess I could wear it when I'm off work. I'm not a big jewelry wearing guy but I will wear this.

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Postby Grupet » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Okay, that make sense then...
Just don't make a beautiful sports/tool watch like that, live a life in the sock draw.
If your looking for a watch for only special occasions, your wife should have bought you a dress watch, not a Rolex sports/tool watch.

But congratulation, it's a beautiful watch and I hope you enjoy it, like it's meant too...
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Postby djrez4 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:37 pm

What's a sock draw?
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