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Thread: Went to buy a Zenith but ended up with this:

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    Member germy's Avatar
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    Went to buy a Zenith but ended up with this:

    G'day all.

    Recently I had been eyeing off an El Primero Original 1969:

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    I had this incessant urge to buy this watch and I thought that during the weekend o would definitely walk out with it.

    Before I went to the AD I decided to walk into an AD that sold Rolex. I've seen the pictures of the Rolex Submariner and I thought I'd see what the fuss was about and why everyone seemed to be raving about it. The sales rep brought out the watch and I finally got to see it in the flesh. And boy was I in awe. I mean wow, it was really beautiful, it's an indescribable feeling.

    Needless to say I walked out of the AD with a brand new Rolex Submariner No Date 114060. I guess having 12 months interest free and the fact the they might increase the price soon tipped me over the Zenith.

    I actually can't believe I'd ever own a Rolex, it always seemed like it was a watch that only people who didn't understand watches would buy. I had now totally forgotten that I was meant to get that Zenith that I was suppose to buy.

    Now I finally understand the lure of Rolex:

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    That is a beautiful watch, Germy. Congratulations!


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    Wow! That was quite a switch. Either way, it was had to go wrong. I love the look of the no-date Sub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by germy View Post
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    Is the Orient now smiling at you very sweetly and hopefully?

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    Nice one, germy! Enjoy it in the best of health.

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    El bot. geoffbot's Avatar
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    Noice. I'm jealous!
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    Big Member Chase's Avatar
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    Nice score. Love the no date here as well.

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    That exact same model was my first Rolex. Be careful, because there is a good chance that others (Rolex) might follow...


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    The Dude Abides Nokie's Avatar
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    Excellent choice. Zenith can be next.
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
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    Congrats can't be a more perfect watch!

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