Can a $500,000 watch keep Rafa from timewasting?

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  1. JRstriker12

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    This is the part where all the Nadaltards making fun of Federer wearing a watch come up with excuses...
     
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  3. JRstriker12

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    BTW - Anyone have a pict of Fed playing with a Rolex?
     
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    Why would they do that when Robredo or Henin play with a watch too?
     
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    :lol:.........................
     
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    funny..all the talk about federer and his lack of humility - fancy clothes

    we have rafa wearing a ridiculously expensive watch - how humble of him. looks like **** is a fancier boy than even federer.
     
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    doesnt federer get like tons of 100k+ watches everytime he is in a grand slam final period whether he wins or not? it doesnt mean theyre arrogant it means they have class and that theyre big enough to wear that, atleast to the watch companies, dam federer must have like 20+ rolex watches favlued in total of more than 2 million dollars.

    o.j. simpson was biching about his rolex while federer has like 10 my god.
     
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    I don't think Fed ever wears his watch while playing, does he? I thought he just slipped it on for the post-match stuff.

    I don't see what this has to do with Federer or arrogance or humility though. Who cares?

    Damn that watch is expensive. If I were Rafa I'd be scared of accidentally giving it a whack with my racket or something. I wonder if the watch will disrupt his little routines at the baseline! For one thing he'll only have one sweatband...
     
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    That Rafa. So humble.
     
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    How will Nadal play with a watch on his hand, he uses double hand backhand, its pretty uncomfortable.
     
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    :roll:

    It's not like he bought the watch and decided to show it off. It's business.
     
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    The promo on that website says he'll be wearing it during matches. I guess we'll have to see ...
     
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    The website says he will, but it could be wrong. You're right though, it'd be very strange...
     
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    He will NOT wear it during matches. I promise you that Nike will not allow it to happen.
     
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    Rafa is all about the common man, no? He dirves a KIA after all. I mean unless nobody is looking....
     
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    He drives an Aston Martin DB9.
     
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    Woah that's insane. Probably will wear it pre-match and post-match its gonna get in the way of his wrist bands.
     
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    ahaha well said, and to answer the op's first question, no he likes to waste time, when about to serve, and cries about it when people make fun of his butt picking

    take soderling in wimby 2008 he joked about nadal's butt picking in a nice way no harm intended and nadal looks like he just got screwed or something, then he makes that face as well when after like a min of waiting soderling changes his racket, learn to apreciate the tennis rules, and learn to take simple light hearted jokes rafa, you are a superb tennis player but sometimes there are things that i dont like about you.
     
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    He also have a watch deal with Time Force. He always wear one of them after the match.
     
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    What use is that? We see Nadal's Ballistecs, we buy them. Who the hell here can afford a $525,000 dollar watch? Is the point of advertising in this case to advertise to people richer than Nadal?
     
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    So what will nike do,will Rafa wear the watch under the wristband?

    Anyway,Rafa is milked for all he is worth at this point,he has contracts with babolat,quelly,nike,kia,now this. I don't mind him wearing watches afterwards but I can't see how ANYONE can play tennis with a watch,even a light one.

    I think he has too many things going on outside of tennis: the shakira thing,now this. He does not seem as focused as it as before,not as hungry perhaps.
     
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    i think federer's rolex thing kinda makes sense,

    he is very world renowned, very classy, very handsome, from switzerland which is where rolex is from and there are many rich people in switzerland that follow roger and might want to wear a rolex, but ive never even heard of nadal's new watch company thing, ya ya stupid me, and it wouldnt have the same shizzam.
     
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    That's why he won't wear it during matches. Nike will not allow him to wear a watch on one of his wrist instead of wristband.

    He could wear it underneath, but what's the point of that?
     
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    Although they both have a one handed backhand, so it might be a little harder for Rafa.
     
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    Damn, that watch is ridiculously pricey. Sounds like a wicked business deal for Rafa though.

    And I don't get all the jabs about his humility? What does that have to do with anything?
     
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    I don't understand why Rafa has been labeled "humble". Rafa is just a well mannered guy who has always known his place in the tennis world(and seems to be a pretty nice guy off-court). That's not being humble it's called being a realist. These guys are multi millionaries,how the hell can they be "humble". I had not idea that humble=well mannered.
     
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    He's contractually required to wear his Rolex during all promotional stuff (including H2H), but I've never seen him wear it for a tournament match.

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    Because Nike won't allow him to.
     
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    Rafa needs this watch. He needs a light watch that he
    can wear while playing tennis so that he can keep track of
    how much time he takes between points. He has been
    losing track and the opponents and fans have been complaining.
    Now he has no excuses.
     
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    Federer is well mannered, he's not humble. Different thing. Nadal is both well mannered and humble IMO.
     
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    Does anyone know what makes this watch so Expensive ??? I can't tell any obvious huge Diamond or rare green saphire on the watch anywhere...................???
     
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    Well, it's certainly a beautiful sports watch

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    The aluminium is very expensive.
     
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    Well, I guess the fact it's difficult to figure out (in addition to the fact it's apparently one of the lightest sports watches ever built, and is built to resist changes to its functionality that could otherwise happen with on-court movement) is one of the reasons it costs what it does ($525,000).

    Anyway, Rafa apparently wore it during his match with A-Rod, and we all know how that turned out.

    http://www.hauteliving.com/blog/raf...-mille-a-match-made-for-sony-ericsson-heaven/
    *sigh*

    Though if he'd won the championship, that would have been quite a coup for the watchmaker.
     
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    I watched the match - Rafa had on his standard wristbands - no watch that I ever saw....

    If someone has a link to a pic that proves otherwise, please post.
     
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    If you read carefully, my post says "apparently".
    I got my information from the article.

    If you're planning on purchasing the watch and it matters that much to you, I'm sure if you reach out to Messr. Mille he'll be happy to provide you with a picture.
    :roll:
     
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    NOTHING can keep him from timewasting
     
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    WOW...they only have to sell 2 and they have a million dollar turnover. crazy. lolz
     
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  42. Justdoit10

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    Yeah Nadal wasnt wearing it friday.
     
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    I just got out an overdraft, i'm getting me one!
     
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    If it is true, I will say it is not a good match....one who never be on time.
     
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    Thanks. (10 char)
     
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    And the Nike jacket at Wimbledon? Does Federer wear that stuff for free?

    I'm just pointing out that this should end the double standard applied to Federer and Nadal. They're both rich as hell and they like nice things. That's the end of the story.
     
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    That's a million gross. You still have to deduct your manufacturing, R&D and promotional expenses (I'm sure they've portioned out the amounts they paid Rafa :) ) before you know what your net is.

    P.S. This is a bit OT, and possibly a strange question, but why is your username the name of my toothbrush?
     
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    That is an amazing-looking watch.
     
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    Why do you even need a watch while playing tennis anyway?
     
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    I wear a watch while playing, but it's more out of habit than any real practical reason. I don't even look at it when I'm playing, but it kinda feels weird when I don't wear it.
     
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