U.K. Study Into Rolex Ownership Reveals...Nothing New

U.K. Study Into Rolex Ownership Reveals...Nothing New

Postby Racer-X » February 16th 2017, 2:58pm

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If you think you have a pretty good idea who the average Rolex customer is, chances are you're right. A survey of 8,000 U.K. residents attempted to get a better profile of Rolex owners and the results show us that sometimes preconceptions exist for a reason. The data was collected by Home Protect, a British insurance company, and the study found that Rolex owners are, on average, rich, older men. Male owners outnumber female owners almost two to one, a company director is more likely to own a Rolex than a butcher, and most Rolex owners are actually retired. However, the study does confirm one big thing: Rolex’s near universal appeal.

That's not to say there were no surprises or points of interest though. The biggest surprise for me was that of the 8,000 people surveyed, 450 bobbies (British police) were found to wear Rolex watches. Divers, dog walkers, and, yes, even chimney sweeps also made the list of owners.

Check out the full results of the survey on Home Protect.ome Protect.
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Postby SaoGage » February 16th 2017, 4:12pm

Eh, a top rated meat manager in a large supermarket (here in NJ, at least) could easily make over $150k per year. Experienced butchers don't make much less, certainly enough to own a Rolex.
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Postby tiktok » February 16th 2017, 4:20pm

Malaysian cab drivers wear Rolex, it is the most desirable luxury good in countries with urban density and people will save up for many years to put that bad boy on their wrist.
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Postby bedlam » February 16th 2017, 4:38pm

So many old guys buying watches designed back when they felt relevant. Nostalgia is expensive.
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Postby eddiea » February 16th 2017, 6:44pm

Rolex , one of the best watches ever made since 1905
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Postby bedlam » February 16th 2017, 6:52pm

eddiea wrote:Rolex , one of the best watches ever made since 1905

Rolex , one of the best watches ever made by robots since 1905

Fixed it for ya.
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Postby smellody » February 16th 2017, 6:55pm

I'm still relevant. And Rolex is still prestigious.
   
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Postby Thunder1 » February 16th 2017, 7:27pm

bedlam wrote:So many old guys buying watches designed back when they felt relevant. Nostalgia is expensive.

beds, believe it or not, your time is coming(no pun intended)....
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Postby eddiea » February 16th 2017, 7:32pm

bedlam wrote:
eddiea wrote:Rolex , one of the best watches ever made since 1905

Rolex , Fixed it for ya.


Let me enlighten ya...
Personally, I don't give a flying fuck if they are made by aliens in a Cambodian sweat shop, still one of the best watches ever made since 1905....
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Postby TemerityB » February 16th 2017, 8:41pm

All I know is that I've never been so impressed with any company selling any kind of goods in my entire life.

Rolex USA also has a long tradition of supporting U.S. troops and their families, including the Fisher House Foundation.

No watch brand is perfect; Rolex makes plenty of garish, overly expensive, luxury for luxury's sake snooty poot stuff.

To me, they're a standard, and I know not everyone agrees. I ain't Joe Rich Guy; last year, I bought my first Rolex (second in my lifetime), and yeah, it was vintage. I wouldn't trade it, I worked hard for it, and I'm going to wear and appreciate it for the rest of my life.

So gimme a Datejust or Sub anytime. If you don't want one, well, that's one more for me.
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Postby bedlam » February 17th 2017, 4:51am

Thunder1 wrote:
bedlam wrote:So many old guys buying watches designed back when they felt relevant. Nostalgia is expensive.

beds, believe it or not, your time is coming(no pun intended)....

Ain't that the truth...I'll likely be sans Rolex though ;)
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Postby conjurer » February 17th 2017, 8:12am

bedlam wrote:
Thunder1 wrote:
bedlam wrote:So many old guys buying watches designed back when they felt relevant. Nostalgia is expensive.

beds, believe it or not, your time is coming(no pun intended)....

Ain't that the truth...I'll likely be sans Rolex though ;)


The idea of bedlam shuffling around wearing the Full Cleveland and screaming commie agitation is galling to me--wearing a Rolex or not. Besides, in his dotage, Carl will no doubt be wearing either a Monster or a Sumo!
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Postby bedlam » February 17th 2017, 8:25am

conjurer wrote:
bedlam wrote:
Thunder1 wrote:
bedlam wrote:So many old guys buying watches designed back when they felt relevant. Nostalgia is expensive.

beds, believe it or not, your time is coming(no pun intended)....

Ain't that the truth...I'll likely be sans Rolex though ;)


The idea of bedlam shuffling around wearing the Full Cleveland and screaming commie agitation is galling to me--wearing a Rolex or not. Besides, in his dotage, Carl will no doubt be wearing either a Monster or a Sumo!

And hopefully some pants
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