I like the hypothetical and that brings us to a seemingly outlandish question that may become a little less so. By the end of this article, you will get to answer whether you’d put down your hard-earned money to buy a steel sports luxury Rolex replica watch even if you don’t want it. It seems like an easy one, but let’s see…
I don’t daydream enough, but when I do it’s often about scary great white shark encounters or hitting a World Series deciding homer in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and a full count. Sometimes, though, I think about watches. And when I do, it’s a thought that’s probably not too original. I’ve got this wild plan where I’m in some sort of out of the way town and there just so happens to be a Rolex AD. I decide to walk in and have a look in the showcase and I find either a brand new Rolex Pepsi GMT-Master II replica with black dial or a stainless steel Daytona staring right back at me. I pine for neither of these steel sports Rolex models, but I’m confronted with a question. Should I buy one (or both) even if I don’t want to own either?
Steel sports Rolex here and now
Now, if we are talking right here and right now in 2020, the answer to the question seems pretty obvious. If you have the money, you go for it simply to flip it for a profit. If you don’t have the money but have the credit the decision starts to get a little grey. Well, it does for me because I simply don’t do debt unless it’s for a house or a car. And then, there’s the super grey area where perhaps I had another watch in mind. I’ve saved for it, I’ve had my heart set on it, and then this horological fly in the ointment appears. A salesperson is happy to take your money irrespective of the watch, so he or she isn’t of much help. So what do you do?
Let’s go back to 2011 in Europe
Travel back with me to 2011 and I’ll paint a picture that actually wasn’t a daydream. I moved to Germany during the Summer of 2011 and I found myself downtown in Frankfurt looking through the windows of the many watch shops here. I went into one shop and tried on something and I asked about the steel Rolex Daytona availability. Genuine curiosity drove this because this was really the only steel replica Rolex sports watch in high demand. I got a proper chuckle and was told five years. Well, I returned his chortle with one of my own and told him that the USA was a far easier situation.
You see, in 2011, the world was still coming out of one hell of a global recession. The debt hungry US consumer was still on hold and struggled to get cheap credit. As a result, it was pretty damn easy to score a Daytona. My Dad, who loves his watches but isn’t a flashy high roller VIP at any boutique, even got a call during 2009 (and, yes, he bought it). So yes, steel sports fake Rolex models were good and plenty in the land of opportunity.