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Some Frequently Asked Q's

about Rolex watches and SUBGMT. 

Rolex and Patek watches and buying and selling these online bring a lot of questions. Here some good and not so good questions we often get. If you have a question that needs to be in this section please let us know at: info@SUBGMT.com.

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Every Jack has his Jill. Enough to choose from in the Rolex range. Small, large, gold, diamonds, old, new, flashy or not. But a new Rolex is a new Rolex. Big chance your neigbor has the exact same Rollie and it does not tell something about you except for the money that you have (spend on that watch). And that is why we prefer VINTAGE, because if you put 10 vintage plexi GMT Masters 1675 on the table, not one is the same or perfect for that matter. A vintage watch tells something about your time you searched for the watch, your taste, your individuality. 

The bracelet makes a funny noice, and is fragile. With a bit of bad luck even your hair falls out (radium dial/hands). There will be spots or cracks on the dial, the indexes dont light up in the dark anymore and some days the watch runs better than others. But that is part of the vintage thing. 

Of course a new watch has some benefits... You can wear it while diving in the sea in Ibiza, you dont have to turn 16 days x 24 hours to set the date correct and the glass does not scratch. But there is no sound, no “soul”.  It is a new Porsche 911, it will undoubtely drive very nice with its PDK but an old 3.0 Turbo without with old breaks and steering - that is the real thing! 

But perhaps this is a comfort. Most people start with a new one, and later go vintage. And you know what they say: once you go vintage you never go back.