Curious on the repairs though.
Mate of mine up/over here in BananaLand is a master watchmaker with a shop front, >40 years in the business. Any Rolexes he gets he has to send directly to Rolex Oz for any work because he says they refuse to sell spare parts to any watchmaker, at least in Qld.
And he sells them in the shop. Go figure...
Yes, Rolex have always been like, that, all about branding I suppose. But I don't THINK any parts required - pretty convinced they re-used a spindle they already had, probably from a trade-in or something, but it was just a service, have no idea what that involves, but they sure charge for it. One shonky mob, shall not be going back.
Odd company, I was at the factory years ago - don't think they get many visitors, they took my watch away and gave me the full guided tour. Two hours later my watch was back, looking like new, so I asked how much. "oh no, I was told " you came to see us, we are honoured that you did, no charge, at all"
Perhaps that explains why I have never much looked at other watches :)
Know anyone has had one 25 years and still fine, like my friend ticking happily again on my wrist ?
Yep, my G-Shock would be reaching 25 years now.
It's only a basic one, not milspec or any shit, but it's doing great.
Also, if we're just talking digital clocks, pretty much every appliance in my mums house, and every dashboard in my cars. All 30+ years.
It's a proven technology.
Interesting MS, most of my friends ditch their cheapo digitals every five years or so and go buy a new one - more about fashion than necessity I suspect :)
I'm going to expect that we will never really agree on this but my Rolex suits me fine, pretty much always has.
You need to comprehende pilots, in the air (definitely not on the ground :) ) we are a very conservative mob, we stick to the tools that work for us.
Now, I need to get out of here and go prep this aircraft, 10 pm take-ff, so plenty of time, but I like to leave lots of that :0
Be gone until Friday late I think - play nice in the meantime :)