Match-up #14 is here:
Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Chronometer
Rolex Submariner Date
Vote in the poll below for the watch you want to see move on to the next round! This poll will close at 2 pm ET on Thursday March 22.
Polls close 24 hours after Match-Ups are posted. Click Here to check out the most current Watch Madness 2012 Bracket Standings.
We’ve had an overwhelming response via Facebook to our post of a Rolex Sea-Dweller, so we decided to host a poll about this obviously popular and hotly debated watch! Rolex recently announced it will be retiring the Sea-Dweller model, which is very similar in style to their ever-popular Submariner model. So we want to know- Which Rolex do you prefer? The Sea-Dweller or the Submariner? Vote below! Poll will close Friday June 24 at 3pm ET
Old Bond goes head to head with the New Bond in today’s poll. Once a pure devotee of Rolex, today’s portrayal of Secret Agent 007 (actor Daniel Craig) wears an Omega. So are you a traditionalist who favors Sean Connery, villains like Dr. No, and your Submariner? Or are you on board with the contemporary Bond men like Brosnan & Craig, and their hi-tech Omega watches.
Most musicians love watches. In 2010 we saw Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J, T.I., Jay-Z and several others wearing Audemars Piguet. We saw 50 Cent wearing a Hublot Big Bang. We even saw Ozzy Ozbourne wearing a Cartier Ballon Bleu. But none of those guys seems to love watches as much as John Mayer, who comes in at Number 2 on our 2010 Top 5 Watch Celebrities list.
John Mayer loves the classic brands – Rolex, Cartier, and IWC. And not only does he own several watches, but he loves to give them as gifts to his girlfriends as well. Rumors are that Jennifer Aniston still rocks the Rolex that Mayer gave her when they were dating. So ladies, if you want a hot luxury watch, you can either spend your own money or date John Mayer. Your call.
Check out Mayer and his watches.
Stay tuned for Number 1 on our list!!! (Can you guess who it is?)
(Photos by PR Photos)
Like keeping up with the Kardashians, educating our readers on online luxury watch scams is a full-time job.
Earlier in the week we reported a case of identity theft. Windsor Jewelry (www.windsorjewelry.com) of Indianapolis had its identity stolen by, well, Windsor Jewelry (www.windsorjewelries.com) of cyberspace. The “too-good-to-be-true” prices were a dead giveaway. Read the full blog here.
Well, crazy prices, “borrowed” pictures, and questionable payment forms clued us into a scam going on over at S-Watches (www.s-watches.com).
When we looked at a Rolex Submariner Anniversary in more detail, we thought the price was too good to be true.
$2,780 for that Rolex Submariner?!?! Steal. Well, sort of…depending on which side you’re on.
We also noticed that the images looked familiar. In fact, there is a seller on eBay who seems to be selling the same watch for $5,895. Notice that the date and time are the exact same on both watches. Sure, sometimes Rolex will release stock photos of watches. BUT, these aren’t stock photos.
Finally, S-watches only accepts wire transfers, personal checks…and probably cash if you want to mail it to them.
I think we spotted another scam. What do you think?
Shame on you S-watches!
Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had an unlimited watch budget? Of course it would, but we know that’s not the case.
Therefore, we’re going to start up a recurring blog titled, “Splurge or Save.” We’ll compare two similar watches with two different price points.
We’re going to start with a true classic – the Rolex Submariner. The Submariner was introduced to the public at a Swiss Watch Fair in 1954. Today, it is one of the most recognizable and copied watches in the world. The modern versions are 40mm, sport an automatic movement, and are waterproof to 300 meters. The most popular model is the Submariner Date in stainless steel with a black dial. Last year, a new one would run you about $6,000. The most recent version is over $7,000. Although a Rolex Submariner holds it value quite well, some watch enthusiasts might not be willing to part with that much money.
Enter Tag Heuer. Although Tag Heuer does not carry the same level of prestige as Rolex, it is a well-known and well-respected luxury brand. There are two models that one might consider when looking for a less expensive alternative to the Rolex Submariner. Those models are the Aquaracer and the Link. Both come in stainless steel with a black dial. The Aquaracer is 42mm, sports an automatic movement, is waterproof to 300m, and has a retail price of ~$1,600. The Link is 42mm, sports an automatic movement, an exhibition back, is waterproof to 200m, and has a retail price of ~$2,700.
Check out the images below (Submariner, Aquaracer, and Link). On the date of publication, eRelyx has a Rolex Submariner Date and a Tag Heuer Link in stock. Click on the images (left and right) for more information.
It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving and everyone is back to work. Perhaps it’s more appropriate to say that everyone is back at the office…because apparently not much work gets done on Cyber Monday. Workers take advantage of the high speed Internet access to capture some great deals offered by their favorite online retailers.
We hope you have high speed Internet, because we’re about to unveil two great deals…first come, first served.
The first great deal is on an Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph – it’s like new with box and papers.
The retail price is $6100, but we’re offering it for an unbelievable $3390 – that’s 44% off the original price! Other online retailers are offering it for $4275-$4995. CLICK HERE to check out the product detail page for this great Omega.
We’re not going to stop there. We’re going to offer special Cyber Monday pricing on a great Rolex Submariner Date – it doesn’t get any more classic than this watch! This watch is in like new condition with box and papers. The retail price is $6000+ (the new models are over $7000!) and we’re offering it today for an amazing $4540 – almost 25% off retail price! You can’t go wrong with this watch. CLICK HERE to check out the product detail page.
Both watches are 100% authentic and come with a one year warranty!
Get that special someone a gift that they’ll never forget! Or, treat yourself…we won’t tell anyone.
While OJ might’ve gotten away with murder (literally) in the 90′s, but thats where his luck ran out.
Shortly after the famed “not-guilty” verdict was announced, the family of murder victim Ron Goldman filed a civil suit against the ex-NFL player. So while OJ escaped jail, he lost the civil trial, and was forced to pony up nearly $34 million to the Goldman family.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “OK. But what does this have to do with watches?” Don’t worry, we’re getting there…
As of 2007 OJ still owed the Goldmans over $32 mill of the settlement, when the judge at Simpson’s Las Vegas robbery trial (for which he is currently serving a 33 year sentence) intervened.
This is where the watch comes in…OJ was required to turn over his $22,000 gold Rolex submariner to Fred Goldman, who then went to sell the watch and was presented with some shocking news.
The San Fran Jeweler who appraised the piece uncovered that it was a fake, and probably not worth more than $100-150.
Moral of the Story? Even Celebrities (and Crooks) are susceptible to watch foolery.
So, if it looks like a Rolex, smells like a Rolex, costs as much as a Rolex- it doesn’t mean its a Rolex. Shop at eRelyx and rest assured knowing each and every watch is 100% guaranteed authentic.
A Gold Rolex Submariner similar to OJ Simpsons’ (this one is the real deal). Click above to visit the eRelyx site and check it out
OJ Simpson circa 1994.
Picture courtesy of PR Photos.