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Watches from Dubai or Abu Dhabi

Discussion in 'off topic' started by RBrinsdon, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Get yer wife, colleague etc to carry empty box separately.
  2. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Leather or metal bracelet sir?
  3. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    I’m not a Rolex guy. I’m a Seiko man, man.

    Yes, I know, they’re crap, but my Seiko diver’s watch is surprisingly close to the *real* thing for 1/20th the price.

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  4. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    There are Rolex boutiques in T2, 4 and 5, I think. All air side.
  5. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

  6. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    in our f'd up world seiko is actually/rightly the cool watch and rolex is what the golden globes crowd is wearing.
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  7. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    You can pick on any sector of society and attach Rolex to it with a negative comment. Why? Because the watches appeal to a wide audience. From a £2k used Oyster upwards, most people in work can aspire to one without having to spend months learning about all the boutique watches from tiny villages in the alps.
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  8. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

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  9. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    They aren't crap. What makes you say that? Seiko is to Japanese watchmaking as Panerai is to Italy. They have a long history (1800s) and are one of the few that make every single component in house. For their high end mechanical pieces They are considered to be as good as any of their Swiss counterparts in accuracy quality etc.

    To many they are known for cheap quartz watches, but for watch nerds their rep is top.

    Quite fancy a 1960s Grand Seiko dress watch for my little collection - a bit of a Speedmaster copy but time a nice and good value classic.

    I am a Rolex fan, but not a watch snob.

    I see it a bit like classic hi fi, where Japan more than holds its own in tech merit and value.
  10. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Point was that Rolex do not discount even in tax free, as opposed to not being present
  11. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Half the GG crowd weren't even born when I bought mine. No one cares what they wear. Unless you read Hello or OK?
  12. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

  13. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams Well-Known Member

    To be fair, in my recent experience, many people seem to react in one of two ways to a Rolex on the wrist - particularly a vulgar gold one. Either they assume it's a fake bought overseas/on line or they think the wearer is a ****. Truly sad when the same people seem to crave tat and a flashy means of transport on favourable credit terms.

    A good friend used to have a supplier of S/S Daytonas in Switzerland near Chur. He used to pick up RHD Porsche 911s from the dealer in the town, a Daytona or two, drive back and double his money tax free. Smart chap. He's retired now - at 60 :)
  14. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart pfm Member

    I wasn’t saying you would get caught, but returning from Dubai in itself attracts attention.
  15. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Agree it's an old trick.
  16. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Gave my Rolex to my son. Get the time from my phone.
    So old fashioned these young people.
  17. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Can't fit a phone in my Speedos :cool:
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  18. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams Well-Known Member

    You could.

    You would get some looks.
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  19. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    If you wear Speedos the exact time is least of your problems.
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  20. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    I bought my 1st decent watch (a Seiko) from Dubai whilst having a quick holiday there. Cheaper is always nice. How one deals with keeping it cheap on arrival back here is up to each individual.

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