GQ On Rolex Daytona

GQ On Rolex Daytona

Postby TemerityB » March 14th 2019, 5:58pm

Posted today:

In 1975, James Dowling, now a Rolex historian who authored a book about the brand, went to buy his very first proper watch. He had his eyes on a GMT, the aviation-inspired timepiece with a slick dual-colored dial. Before he handed his credit card over to the salesman, though, he asked if he could get a discount if he paid cash. “Rolex never offers discounts,” the salesman said, according to Dowling. That is, unless he wanted to buy the brand’s Cosmograph Daytona model, in which case they’d be willing to offer him one at twenty percent off. The savings weren’t worth settling for the Daytona, though. As Dowling tells it, Rolex watches in the early ‘60s, when the Daytona launched, could be counted on to display the date, dip underwater without breaking, and wind themselves automatically. The Daytona didn’t check any of those boxes.

Forty years later, the Rolex Daytona is one of the most-wanted models on the planet. What happened?


https://www.gq.com/story/watch-glossary-rolex-daytona
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Re: GQ On Rolex Daytona

Postby foghorn » March 14th 2019, 6:10pm

They should say that Paul Newmans Daytona is the most expensive watch ever sold.


A typical Rolex type article conveniently written where most Rolex buyers (not WIS) will see it.
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Re: GQ On Rolex Daytona

Postby smellody » March 14th 2019, 6:36pm

Rolex is king.
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Re: GQ On Rolex Daytona

Postby tiktok » March 14th 2019, 6:39pm

That Dowling dude has a checkered past.
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