You should all know that we started this whole Prodigal Guide cockamamie with the thought that perhaps one or two of you might appreciate the vicious, often humourous and always insulting conversations that were taking place between your editors offline. Like, in the real world. Honest to God, that’s where it all began.
Fast forward 3 years, and we are so very proud, and dumbstruck, to find that there are more than just two of you out there that would rather read our posts or view our cheeky Talking Hands than, say, cut your toenails. All good stuff and reason to keep moving on.
But the real pleasure – and challenge – comes when we kibitz over watches. Which watches we buy, and which watches you buy. And why we buy ‘em. We’re fond of telling you there is no right or wrong, only what you love. Use this as your guiding light and you will come to no harm. Well, maybe…
Truth is, we do have our opinions as to what constitutes a timeless design, and a horological flash-in-the-pants. We love to voice our opinions on both and are more than happy to be challenged, insulted and even kidnapped by some heavies to eat JCB’s cheeses for a week.
Sometimes, even, we find that you’ve listened to what we’ve said, read what we’ve advised and decided for yourselves whether to take the leap. We’ve more than a few examples of successful and happy outcomes – but the point here is not to boast. These were, after all, your decisions, not ours.
Today, Straight-Six wanted to share a single shot of one of our readers’ wrist, and the immaculate Rolex 1530 that now adorns it. It’s the first pic in this post, with the one that follows being of Six’s own 1530.
This charming chap from the Netherlands found our little site, watched the Talking Hands in which we assessed Six’s own 1530 and then waited until he found the right one. He did better than that: he found a pristine example for an honest price and pulled the trigger. Bless him for doing it right.
Today, we salute the proud new owner of what we believe to be a little gem, buried beneath the pile of collectible vintage Rolex Subs, Sea-Dwellers, Explorers, GMTs and Daytonas.
And because we’re feeling so good, we’ll actually take the time to salute all you watch lovers out there. Feel good, make the right choices and wear your timepieces in good health!
A reader follows our advice, buys Rolex 1530
Truth is, we do have our opinions as to what constitutes a timeless design, and a horological flash-in-the-pants. We love to voice our opinions on both and are more than happy to be challenged and insulted. Sometimes, you’ve listened to what we’ve said, read what we’ve advised and decided for yourselves whether to take the leap. Here’s one example of a reader who made a very wise decision indeed.
Eric (AKA Straight-Six) had a proper job as a journalist for Dow Jones before lowering himself gently into the warm, forgiving waters of The Guide. He’s our resident fanatic: he relished detailing his BMW M3 for two full days at a time before crashing it at Eau Rouge in the wet; he spends insane amounts on his home-cinema system and has thrown tens of thousands of euros at vintage Rolex sports watches. The little fool simply does not understand the concept of restraint or the meaning of excess. He also – following a legendary "heavy" lunch – once nibbled (yes, like little dogs do) a dear lady friend of ours.
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