Men, we really need to be more like women in one important aspect, we need to accessorize more. But as practical men, we need to practice efficiency and not waste. In terms of watches, we need to skip the cheap, discount watches often found at retail stores and set our sights on pre-owned Rolex watches. If we want to wear an expensive watch, we have that right; and dammit, we will wear it in good conscience.
It’s no secret, I spend a lot of time on this website spewing out the reasons you need to own a Rolex watch, it’s my passion. Some might think I’m biased, a home teamer who cheers on the crew no matter how bad they are. But this is simply not true, my journalism degree denies me the chance to be prejudiced against any type of watch. Besides, I own a lot of watches and not all of them are pre-owned Rolex watches. I just love watches.
Wouldn’t it feel nice if you knew that you were referred to as “that guy with the nice watch” at the party you attended? This is only a pipe dream if you’re wearing a generic watch. Then, you are the just “that dude with the man-bun, skinny jeans and cheesy dragon tattoo”.
But I digress, the reason for this article is to bestow on you the virtues of owning a Rolex watch or any other luxury watch for that matter. Because let’s face it, try as you will, you will never fully justify buying an expensive watch, not on your own at least. A watch is not a necessity, especially in this modern world with all the fancy gadgets like smartphones and tablets and whatnot. Thirty, even 20 years ago I could make a great argument for buying a luxury watch, but even I check my damn iPhone for the time every once in awhile, and hate myself for doing so.
So, just why do you need a high-end watch? Well, there is the culture of luxury, which is something you either live or don’t understand. Smartly put, the culture of luxury is an appreciation of things that are finely made and recognized worldwide, like a Rolex watch. Sure, it is a selfish and impractical culture, but it gives you a reason to own a Rolex.
When you wear your Rolex or other luxury watch, people take you more seriously. Remember, you are being judged by strangers and peers according to how you look, and a Rolex is by far one of the best visual indicators you can wear. It also helps if you ditch the skinny jeans, man-bun and cover up that dragon tattoo. Respect man, you gotta earn it.
Wouldn’t it feel nice if you knew that you were referred to as “that guy with the nice watch” at the party you attended? This is only a pipe dream if you’re wearing a generic watch. Then, you are then just “that dude with the man-bun, skinny jeans and cheesy dragon tattoo.”
Do you own anything right now that you would be proud to hand down to your children? Probably not, unless you plan on giving junior your skinny jeans when he comes of age. Owning a Rolex means you have something of monetary and sentimental value that you can pass along. Let your Rolex watch be your legacy.
So thinking about buying a used Rolex watch? My advice to you: Just do it! My sincere apologies to Nike.