The Rolex Explorer

I finally accepted that I had become a Rolex fan. Something I had never expected had come true.

But as I understood now, the simple truth is that the success of Rolex is based mainly on two simple facts: their watches are technically brillant and probably the best on the market. Rolex focuses obviously on the right things people appreciate: reliability, continuity, value. No experiments, no nonsense, no extravagance.

That’s all. That’s what makes great products.


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The Rolex Yacht-Master

I first saw the Yacht-Master with the platinum dial in italy worn by an elderly Brit in the pool. Now, if you meet Brits on vacation they often wear strange things at the pool: shorts and business shoes with socks for example. But this guy wore a Rolex Yacht-Master in the pool playing with his grandchildren. That was kinda cool. But much cooler than that was the look of the watch itself.


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The Fake

Is A Fake Luxury Watch Any Good At All?

Of course I wanted a Hublot. But I wasn’t so sure if it was a good investment. For an ETA based cool design case from unconventional materials and with a size unclear if still fashionable in another 5 or 10 years, in short: more a hip fasion piece than an eternal piece of luxury, I was not willing to pay the hipster pricetag of 12.000 bucks. For 3000 or 5000 it would have been reasonable, because the fancy design would find its lovers even if smaller watches would be again en vogute, but 12.000! No way.

But I still wanted one.


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