Watch decision: Cartier Ballon Bleu or Rolex No-Date

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Cartier ballon Blee or Rolex No-date

  1. Cartier Ballon Bleu

  2. Rolex No-date

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  1. I'm trying to decide between 2 watches, I like the design of both (maybe the Cartier is a little bit more unique) I'm not really a watch person. But I think I own too many bags etc already I want to buy a classic adult watch.

    They both cost around the same price, and I want to buy either one of them soon before the price increase.

    my options are

    cartier ballon Bleu

    Pros:
    unique design
    I think it's extremely pretty
    quartz movement

    cons:
    my friends thinks that rolex as a brand for watch is better
    cartier watches are not popular here (I like classics and to follow trends)
    no discounts (unless It's possible at the Cartier boutique?)

    Rolex oyster perpetual no-date

    pros:
    The history of this brand
    well-know by everyone
    classic
    discounts can be offered at AD

    cons:
    automatic movement / servicing
    too common
    the design is simple (I like the smooth bezel, not the flute bezel, might not be a con)

    My lifestyle is pretty casual, a few friends already have Rolex by no one owns a cartier.
     
  2. If you prefer a quartz movement, by all means get the Cartier. It will be more unique and Cartier pretty much invented the wrist watch so its hard to beat that history.
     
  3. I had the similar choice to make last year and ended about going with the BB. First off, cartier is a lot easier to get a discount on than Rolex I believe. The margins are smaller on cartier than omega and other brands so it is is a bit difficult getting a good discount but def but from an AD to get a discount of 10%+.

    I like the Rolex and it does stand out more but at the same time, there are also a lot of fake Rolex so it has it's plus and minuses. I love my cartier and don't regret my choice!!
     
  4. I think the BB is such an elegant watch! If I ever manage to stop spending my money in diamonds and decide to buy a more expensive watch it's #1 on my list!
     
  5. Without a doubt, I'd go with Cartier. The Ballon Bleu is especially beautiful.
     
  6. If you don't really wear a watch and only buying a watch just-because, I think it's better to spend the money elsewhere, maybe a love bangle.

    If it must be a watch, I choose the Cartier BB.
     
  7. Cartier BB. Rolex is too common and there are a lot of fakes out there.
     
  8. I would go for the Rolex, but I am partial. With any luxury good that is sought after there will be fakes. I typed fake cartier bb into my browser and replicas galore popped up... With that being said, get what sings to your heart. Don't worry about who does or doesn't have it or if there are replicas out there. Yours will be real and you will love it! GL deciding!!!
     
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  10. I would choose the BB of the two. I just love how elegant it is.
     
  11. Rolex
     
  12. Bb
     
  13. I have 2 cartier watches and a Rolex, so I'm a bit partial, but I really would go with the bb!
     
  14. Definitely the Cartier BB! It is so beautiful, the rolex is TOO common in my opinion. I can't stop staring at mine when it's on my wrist! I just LOVE it!!!

    Please keep us updated on what you choose :smile:
     
  15. I prefer BB. It is very elegant and very beautiful to see. Rolex is more classical but a lot fakes out there. So I think you should go with Cartier BB.