You get it. Thank you. It’s not about impressing anyone. It’s about craftsmanship, quality and timelessness.
I’m trying to gather information on exactly how safe it is in RSA to wear a Rolex. I don’t care if my Rolex gets scratched. It’s made to stand up to that. I wanted to have the memories of a safari with that watch. But given what everyone has said, I will take a cheaper watch. No sense in putting myself in danger. I have a nice watch collection with plenty of watches that I enjoy that are cheaper and less flashy than Rolex.
Statistically as a foreign traveller the chances of you being robbed in SA Is quite low , what the exact percentage risk is I dont know , not even our police will know that . The chances are good that you can visit SA with your Rolex and other expensive jewelry and nothing will happen but the reality is that both South Africans and foreign visitors are targeted by criminals from time to time based on the watches and jewelry they wear , especially Rolex's , it is your decision if you want to take the chance , and to be honest the odds are in your favour . ( Suppose it is like hunting Dangerous Game , overwhelmingly in the majority of hunts the hunter shoots and kills his prey without incident but sometimes the animal hurts or kills the hunter - maybe the same as taking a chance with our criminals )
Google "Rolex Robberies South Africa " and you will find some information and some videos regarding this issue in SA .
My intention is not to scare anyone or to stop anyone from wearing their nice watches to SA but purely to inform based on the question posed .
The other thread on this topic included coordinated attacks by attractive ladies on those brave enough to wear a Rolex outside the comfort of their own home. The danger associated with Swiss timepieces knows no bounds.
Hi Bob, how's things going in Wyong?. Down your way a couple of years back but haven't been in NSW since Ebor for the fishing. just getting over some nasty storms up here in Qld, seeing the sun for the first time in a few days. I'm going to NZ in the spring and hope to clean up a few buns while there and perhaps shake the spiders out of my old .303LE (currently owned by my BIL). Cheers Brian