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Help me decide on these Rolex watches and where to buy

Sorry to bring this back to life, but I have a question where I think you experts in the Rolex world could help me!

I'm about to buy my first Rolex. Always had Breitling. And my question is:

Buy it in London, with pounds I have already there, and claim the VAT back?
or....Bring the pounds and buy it here?

What will be cheaper?

I'm between these 3 simple models:
http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watch...r-m116234-0032

or
http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watch...r-m116264-0009

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http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watch...l-m115210-0003

Thanks in advance!
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Old 14.12.2010, 07:28
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches

I wouldn't presume to tell you what would be the best watch for you. Each to their own as it were. I got my first Rolex a few months ago and and still very happy with it.
The one thing I would say is check the availability of the watches. I had to wait a few months for my 2010 model to arrive. That may decide whether to order it here or not.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you get,
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Old 14.12.2010, 07:31
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches

I got mine about 10 years ago now, it's most like the first one on your list, simple and understated. The only problem with rolex is everyone will ask you if it's fake
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Old 14.12.2010, 07:58
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The only problem with rolex is everyone will ask you if it's fake
...and where you've parked the 3 series.
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The only problem with rolex is everyone will ask you if it's fake
Even in Switzerland? In any other country, I could understand this, but in Switzerland I simply assumed that no one would ever consider wearing a fake. If I see someone wearing a Rolex or carrying a Louis Vuitton bag, I just assume it's genuine.
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches and where to buy

I know when I bought mine from goldsmiths at liverpool st, if you asked for a discount they gave you one the salesperson told me to say I worked for some company or other and straight away 15% off
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Old 14.12.2010, 10:00
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches and where to buy

Poor people: try Wall Street. They pay bonuses.

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Old 14.12.2010, 07:32
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches

Personally I like the look of the Oyster Perpetual Date watch BUT it is your watch, you will be wearing it and looking at it so you need to decide which one you like the best. Good luck with the tough decision.
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches

As said before, it is your watch, only you can feel harmony with it, every person have his own taste specially in watches.

Personal preference as a classic Rolex for me is: http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watch...m116400gv-0001
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches

Agree with Kai pai, 3rd one is the nicest ... a no-no is Mowvich option
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Old 14.12.2010, 07:48
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You don't know really know what is "Milgauss" until you try it on, i'm so against colors on dials and never like the "Milgauss" but when i tried it, i loved it, this one is so elegantly made
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Agree with Kai pai, 3rd one is the nicest

Of course! Women know a thing or two about sparkly shiny objects
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches and where to buy

I like the Oyster one too. Definitely better looking than the other ones. Do you sell/trade your watches, the Breitling one? Write me a PM if you do.
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Old 14.12.2010, 12:12
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my mrs keeps me well away from watch stores, apparently I have enough watches already, whatever thats supposed to mean
Just like when you say women have too many shoes - like whats that supposed to mean?

OP, I am personally a fan of the Oyster. But its your money at the end of the day, and its you who'll be wearing the watch on your wrist. Why choose something just because 20 faceless internet strangers like it?
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Old 14.12.2010, 12:32
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Buy in the UK. It will be cheaper and you will get treated better at the store.

For official prices just go into the store and ask for the catalogue and official price list.
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Buy in the UK. It will be cheaper and you will get treated better at the store.

For official prices just go into the store and ask for the catalogue and official price list.

I bet he would have never been able to work that out for himself ...

All three look like the sort of watches 60 year old board members wear. The only one who can choose the correct one for him is Mr OP - hence my post re he should be brave enough to make the choice himself. After all, he managed to decide he needed a Rolex ....

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I bet he would have never been able to work that out for himself ...

All three look like the sort of watches 60 year old board members wear. The only one who can choose the correct one for him is Mr OP - hence my post re he should be brave enough to make the choice himself. After all, he managed to decide he needed a Rolex ....
If he could work it out himself then why is he asking and making this thread? I don't actually remember him asking for opinions on what watch he should buy and was rather just posting which ones he's thinking of before someone asked, 'So which one are you going to get?'
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Re: Help me decide on these Rolex watches and where to buy

Going by most responses to this post, it would seem that the englishforum has a very comfortable set of readers!
Hope none of them get upset rubbing shoulders with a peasant, but I wear a Tissot (Fr. 150.-) & I am still able to keep my appointments on time!
The more you hide your wealth, the more you will be respected for your character & not something "else".
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