Here's the Best Way to get a Rolex for Cheap, There's a Community in the Dominican Where Boys Don't Grow Penises Until They're 12, Trump Calls Photographer a "Fucking Thief"

Monday, Oct 23, 2017

Here's The Best Way To Get A Rolex For Cheap

Here's the Best Way to get a Rolex for Cheap

Your guide to picking up a used Rolex 

First, Find a dealer. 

While Ebay and Craigslist are great for smaller purchases, a Rolex is an investment, even a used one, and you should buy it from someone who knows what they are doing.  Talk to reputable watch dealers and collectors in your area.  Ask them if they know of anywhere to get great deals on a used Rolex or if they have any in their store.

Purchasing a Rolex from someone reputable will save you a lot of time with no chance for a headache.  Will you find better deals on the internet?  Perhaps.  But you then run the chance of buying something that is completely or partially inauthentic.

Spotting a fake Rolex can be difficult, especially with popular models like the Rolex Submariner or Rolex Datejust.  The exterior of the watch may look close to perfect, but the inside is what you’re paying for.  Over the years counterfeit watchmakers have learned to imitate Rolexes very well, don’t be over confident.

If something simply sounds too good to be true, it more than likely is.  You aren’t going to find a Rolex for $900, not a real one at least.

Learn how to spot a fake

Fake Rolexes can be difficult to spot, especially if they are done well.  Here are a few basic tips to help you decipher whether or not it’s a good deal.

Look at the Second Hand. On a real Rolex the second hand moves smoothly without ticking, if you see one that ticks as it moves, it is a counterfeit.

Look at the Date Window.  Authentic Rolexes magnify the date while many fakes just have a separate piece of glass.

Check Out the Back.  Authentic Men’s Rolexes have smooth case backs and zero engravings the only exception is the Rolex Sea-Dweller, which says “Rolex Oyster Original Gas Escape Valve” on the back in black along with two Rolex logos.  Any Rolex other than that with an emblem or engraving is a counterfeit.

Pick It Up.  Fake Rolexes tend to be cheap and lightweight.  Real Rolexes are made with heavy, quality materials and weight much more.  If it doesn’t feel heavier than your Target bought watches, it isn’t a real Rolex.

Get it authenticated 

If you decided to skip the first few pieces of advice, which some of you will, then be sure to get it authenticated as soon as your Rolex arrives.  Any good watch dealer (or pawnshop) should be able to open up your Rolex and do this for you.  Some will do it for free, some will charge a small fee, but either way it is worth it.

Make sure you can get your money back

If you do decide to search online (which lets admit it, thats how most of us do our shopping anyways) make sure you’re smart about it.  Sites like Ebay offer a money back guarantee if you are duped by an inauthentic item, but dealing with Ebay isn’t always the quickest or easiest choice you have.

Use PayPal, your funds are held in escrow until everything goes through smoothly.  But even then, it can come down to your word vs the sellers word until PayPal steps in and makes a decision for you.

Link a credit card to your PayPal account that can protect against online purchasing fraud.  A lot (if not most) cards have some way to do this these days.  If PayPal and Ebay are moving slowly, contact your credit card company in the case you get ripped off.  Banks are more powerful than you, they will get it handled a lot faster.

Don’t rush it

The most important thing is to take your time and don’t make rash decisions.  Do your research.  Find out how much the Rolex you are looking at typically goes for new and used.  Learn the ins and outs of what to know when going to purchase yours and don’t jump the gun just because you see a good price.  The more knowledgeable you are, the better experience you’re going to have.

Happy watch hunting, gentlemen.

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There's A Community In The Dominican Where Boys Don't Grow Penises Until They're 12

There's a Community in the Dominican Where Boys Don't Grow Penises Until They're 12

Yes, you read that correctly 

The BBC is making a new show called Count Down to Life, where they essentially track life from inception on and how the process works, and how abnormalities occur. During the research for their show they came across a small area in the Dominican Republic where some of the boys are being born appearing to be females, and growing a penis and testicles once they hit puberty. 

BBC reported they went to the DR and met a young man by the name of Johnny, who found out at age 12 he wasn’t a girl, as he had been brought up his entire life. Johnny was born with what appeared to be a vagina, but once hitting puberty he grew a penis and his testicles descended.

Of course, someone had to study this (which was actually done in the 70’s). And after some likely awkward doctors appointments and tests, Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinley, from Cornell Medical College found out these boys balls weren’t dropping on time because they weren’t getting enough of a little enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase, which normally converts testosterone into dihydro-testosterone and makes your genitals grow in the womb.

But when these little guys got another shot of testosterone from their hormones once hitting puberty, things started to change.

And now we’ve used this to make medicine

The head of research at Merck pharmaceutical noticed among these tests done that the boys with the recently sprouted bean stocks also had smaller than average prostates.

So he created a commonly used drug that blocks those penis growing enzymes in males that already have grown theirs, and uses it to shrink enlarged prostates.

And I bet that is something you didn’t think you’d learn today.

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Trump Calls Photographer A "fucking Thief"

Trump Calls Photographer a

Oh Donald…

Donald was pretty pissed at an Associated Press photographer who shot the lens at a significant number of empty chairs on Wednesday in South Carolina.

Trump hasn’t exactly been getting along with the media in general lately, after just making a stance that he will no longer appear on Fox News. To which Fox replied, “[Trump] doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”

According to the Daily Mail Trump said Mic Smith, who took the photos, is a “fraud” and that the seats were only empty because everyone was gathered around the podium where he was speaking, and had they not done that the chairs would have been filled.

But was it really packed?

Unfortunately for Trump, Smith wasn’t the only one in the room with a camera and a platform to be heard. MSNBC reported the same, saying the room was half empty. The New York Times also happened to notice the room wasn’t very full, so we’re thinking the Don’s theory might have been a little off.

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