On today’s Q&A Tuesday, I’m answering some good questions and laughing at others…
If I’m walking around the red planet, which watch am I choosing? Well, I’m going to go with the most recognizable and most durable watch and that’s going to be a Rolex because in case there’s somebody hanging out behind those red rocks, I guarantee you that they will still recognize that I have a Rolex on my wrist, number one.
But in all seriousness, the durability of a Rolex is certainly one that I would take or perhaps it would be an Omega.
Omega is the watch that went to the moon, so I only feel it’s fair to give Omega the shot of going to Mars.
If it’s Elon Musk that’s doing something like this, I can see this guy choosing something that is a little bit more of his mindset, a little bit more avant garde.
That probably would mean he would be wearing an independent something in the likes of, let’s say, an MB&F. And that would be my guess, but I would choose a Rolex in case those green guys come out from behind those red rocks and start asking me questions.
At least I’ll have a bargaining chip because I’m sure they know what Rolex is. Even on Mars.
There were some companies that produced clocks specifically for sale, but most clocks are dealer clocks as we call them. Dealer display clocks. Furthermore, a lot of these dealers that received these clocks for their showrooms are actually on memo to them, meaning that they don’t own them. So it’s like companies lend that to them.
They never really ask for them back, but in theory, they give it to them on memo so that they don’t resell them. Of course, they still do.
There’s a bunch of Rolex and Patek clocks out there for $100-$200. Those are not real clocks. Those are just clocks made by somebody else utilizing the company’s logos. But there are plenty of legitimate clocks out there.
Get rid of the 15300 in rose. And the reason I say that is because the 15300 on straps, the yellow one, the rose one wasn’t particularly popular to begin with. They’ve gone up in value tremendously due to the entire hype of the Royal Oak. But at the end of the day, the white dial rose gold combination just doesn’t look good.
Keep the Royal Oak Chrono because I think aesthetically, it’s just a good-looking watch. To me, the Royal Oak could be better than the plain watch. I think aesthetically it is one of the ultimate sports chronographs.
And last but not least, keep the rubber-clad because I think rubber-clad has become somewhat iconic. Remember I told you guys about those sleepers and the rubber-clad is the only offshore of its kind. For a while, that was my go-to watch from AP.
You’re comparing a gold chronograph versus a perpetual calendar. Are you looking for a complication or are you looking for more of a flash? Because of the chrono in gold, you’re going to get more of a flash. If you really want a perpetual and you really want gold, you want the complicated gold watch. Therefore, my answer’s going to be to go for the gold perpetual.
I would like to see some semi-precious stones that are difficult to work with. Malachite to me is a beautiful stone often found in Russia. I remember growing up as a kid, my father was into antiques, and we had a lot of things made from Malachite.
It’s a beautiful green stone. You see a lot of brands out there jumping on the bandwagon of making crystal case watches. But that crystal is not a natural crystal, it’s a synthetic crystal. I would like to see them try to take some semiprecious stone and experiment with semiprecious stones as a whole.
Spider-Man wears that tight suit. It’s like this body suit type of deal. So it would have to be something that fits closely to the wrist. So the Bulgari Octo Finissimos. They’re super thin and they fit super slim. So it would either be that or an RM 67, something that fits really, really slim to the wrist and sort of adheres to a suit.
Ironman. Well, Ironman is all about technology and it’s very futuristic and things of that nature. So for Ironman, I’d probably go with an MB&F. Yeah. I think pretty much any MB&F would work for Ironman.
Now Wolverine is a tough, rugged guy with blades coming out of his fist. For some reason, when I think Wolverine, I think Sylvester Stallone. So I’m going to say a big Richard Mille, like an RM 32 chrono in titanium, maybe a PVD version, or a carbo tech Panerai, like a 47 millimeter. Like the sly Panerai that they made a while back. It was a Pam 202 I believe.
Captain America. Rolex. I don’t want to say gold Rolex, but Captain America deserves a Rolex. For some reason, even though these watches are Swiss made watches, when I think Rolex, I think America, for some reason. So I’m going to give Captain America a Rolex.
Thor. I don’t even know what to give Thor. He’s a God. What do you give a God? Hammer, Thor, tough guy. I would give him a celestial watch cause God’s got planets, this, that, and the other. So I’d probably go with a Patek Celestial. A 6102 that depicts the celestial. The celestial Patek is probably going to be something that’s cool for him. Although with his get up and the hammer, it’d probably look pretty funky. So I’ll give him like a piece unique 6102 and make it on a bracelet.