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So I just got a fancy watch

Discussion in 'Watches' started by LRex, May 13, 2015.

  1. LRex
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    Graduation is coming up this Saturday and I've been collecting gifts from various people. My sister got me an iPad Air 2, and tonight my parents got me...

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    ...an Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner Rolex. Quite a mouthful to say, I'm sure there is a shorter name, I'm just saying what I see on the watch. I will treat this gem like a baby.
     
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  2. Cprrckwlf

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    That's it! I'm going back to school! Think your parents might want to adopt?

    Here's a decode:
    Oyster is the case construction
    Perpetual is Rolex's term for what everyone else calls Automatic -- meaning it winds itself off the motion of your wrist
    Date means just that
    Subamariner is the model -- their dive models
    Rolex I'm sure you've figured out.

    The short name would be "Rolex Submariner" or even just "Submariner"

    Wear it in good health.
     
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  3. theirishboxer

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    some people in the watch community even call them Rolex "Subs", awesome watch by the way, all i got for my graduation was an xbox I'm a little jealous
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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  5. dictatortot
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    If you had to go your whole life with just one watch on your wrist, a Rolex could be it. One of the finest mechanical devices on the planet.

    Im certainly jealous as I'm just a couple months in to saving up for mine, a few hundred dollars at a time.

    Oh, and congrats on graduating!
     
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  6. LRex
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    Thanks guys! I'll be rocking this to graduation day.

    Cprrckwlf I'm sure they wouldn't mind another helping hand around the house! Thanks for the breakdown, it actually clears stuff up. I told myself, there is no way the model is this long!

    theirishboxer hey an xbox provides hours of enjoyment! I have to get back into gaming, now that I'm finished school and all, between finding a job and sitting at home, it gets boring haha

    moostapha It truly is beautiful! I have had a Mudman for a year or two now and I thought that was quality, it was durable, it told time, it fit my wrist. Then I get this masterpiece and it just blows my mind!

    dictatortot I love it! I always liked the winder that I heard in my dad's watch. That was 15 some years ago, and now that I'm 22, I asked him, "Dad, why isn't this making the winding noise?" It's winding, but it's so well built, you don't hear it! That amazes me.
     
  7. cowsmilk

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    Congratulations on finishing school! Very nice gift, wear it in good health.
     
  8. NOC
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    Double congrats to you! It is an excellent watch, which will last you a lifetime.

    Now, remember to service it every 4 years or so by sending it to one of the Rolex Service Centers. :)
     
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    I never liked Rolex's, but after seeing that pic I've changed my mind. I can imagine wearing it :p
     
  10. graveyard

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    Congratulations on your graduation, and on the awesome watch!
     
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    What a present, Congratulations. watch is a stunner! All I got off my father was a pint, and I had to pay for the next 7 or 8 rounds!
     
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    Nice....Very nice.