Three Inexpensive Rolex Alternatives

There are three good reasons to buy a Rolex: quality, design and status. There’s one good reason not to buy one: everyone wants one. Wearing a Rolex shows a distinct lack of imagination. If you don’t want to be a horological sheep, here are three inexpensive Rolex alternatives – watches well below the $5,900 entry price for a Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41mm. I reckon these watches meet or beat Rolex in each of the three categories, but not all three at once. Because Rolex . . .

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Watch News 7/11/2020

Rolex to Drop New Models September 1 Coronageddon threw a spanner in the works for Rolex’s annual new model release. When COVID-19 shut down the world economy, the company [quietly] let it be known their new product launch team was skipping the annus horribilis entirely. Watch news! . . .

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Watch News 7/4/2020

HoDinkee Sells Apple Watches Once upon a time, HoDinkee was a watch review site. Nowadays it’s a retailer masquerading as watch review site, an authorized dealer for no less than 26 brands. Watch news! HoDinkee now sells Apple Watches – a betrayal of their unspoken loyalty to the traditional watch. Hence a home page announcement designed to calm restless natives . . .

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The Right Watch for the Right Occasion

“Every man should have a variety of designer watches in his repertoire,” luxurylifestylemag.co.uk advises, “but if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got you covered.” The website offers readers their idea of the “right watch” for a business meeting, beach holiday, first date and family occasion. Post-COVID, I presume. Here are LLM’s mostly whacked-out recommendations and my entirely sensible alternatives . . .

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Watch News: 6/28/2020

Watch news! Assuming COVID-19 doesn’t do a Mexican wave, the Swiss watch industry’s movers and shakers will gather on Thursday November 12 for their 20th annual orgy of self-congratulation Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. For the first time, the GPHG will “allow” smartwatches in the ironically named “Challenge” category . . .

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