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''Most companies that produce watches specialize in one of these markets. Companies such as Breitling, Patek Phillipe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex specialize in watches as jewelry or fine mechanical devices. where as companies as Omega,and Tag Heuer all make mass-produced watches, mostly done completely with machines.''


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Mass production gives manufacturers the ability to make parts that are exactly the same so that precision timepieces are affordable and available to those of us who can't or don't want to buy a watch that costs as much as a Lamborghini.

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So, I would take that with a grain of salt.
 

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Rolex ,among others not thought to be, is obviously mass produced.
There aren't enough watchmakers in the world (or time in a day for them to work -forthat matter) to put out the numbers that they profess by hand.

I take what I read in Wikipedia with a grain of salt.
 

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Rolex ,among others not thought to be, is obviously mass produced.
There aren't enough watchmakers in the world (or time in a day for them to work -forthat matter) to put out the numbers that they profess by hand.

I take what I read in Wikipedia with a grain of salt.
Amen, Foggy. I don't trust Wikipedia without verification from a known reliable source.
 

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From Chronocentric:

MYTH: Rolex are individually handmade watches--Most Rolex watches are mass-produced by highly efficient factory machines using a number of techniques pioneered and patented by Rolex. Rolex makes in the vicinity of 1,000,000 watches a year. They do have some very high end models and special editions that are handcrafted.


http://www.chronocentric.com/watches/brands.shtml#rolex
Now this does not diminish my opinion of Rolex.

I'm glad watches, even Rolexes, are mass produced.
 

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It amazes me that so many people have the money to spend thousands of dollars on Rolex watches and are willing to do so.
 

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''Most companies that produce watches specialize in one of these markets. Companies such as Breitling, Patek Phillipe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex specialize in watches as jewelry or fine mechanical devices. where as companies as Omega,and Tag Heuer all make mass-produced watches, mostly done completely with machines.''


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I certainly dispute that statement as I know several others do. Especially when you look at someone like Thomas Ninchritz that only produces about 350 watches in a year. I am sure there are others producing even less. In fact I know of a few.

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Thomas Carey
 

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My Speake-Marin is not massed produced but Rolex is.
 

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Rolex ,among others not thought to be, is obviously mass produced.
There aren't enough watchmakers in the world (or time in a day for them to work -forthat matter) to put out the numbers that they profess by hand.

I take what I read in Wikipedia with a grain of salt.
For sure! Anyone can edit Wikipedia.

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It amazes me that so many people have the money to spend thousands of dollars on Rolex watches and are willing to do so.
I understand why someone would spend a lot on a watch; I just wouldn't personally spend thousands on a Rolex. But that's just me - we all have our personal preferences.

Some people spend a boatload on their house or their car, what makes any other purchase any different?
 

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A home and transportation are essential items. A watch, as much as I love them, is one of the ultimate luxury items. Things you don't need at all. I'm not surprised that people buy them, I'm just amazed at how many can and do. A million watches a year is a lot of watches! Especially when you consider how many other watch companies there are out there that also sale watches for thousands of bucks.
 

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its not the rolex buyers that amaze me, i was in wempe just 2 days ago and asked about the lange double split, they said come back 50 people and 10 years later:T also, you had to be granted the honor of being on the wait list, which means you had to have purchased many a watch from wempe before you could take the 100k plunge, i get dizzy just thinking about it
 

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"The only man, woman, or child who ever wrote a simple declarative sentence with seven grammatical errors is dead."
e e cummings, on the death of Warren G. Harding, 1923
It's a good thing that e e cummings didn't live to see the internet. :D
 
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