There is one amazing thread over at the Rolex forums started by a Brit. He gets accused of being a bullsh11ter but in the end makes them eat their words. Unfortunately the thread becomes very sad and tragic but it really is a wonderful thread about someone using his Rolex as a tool watch and exploration adventures / to Antarctica and the South Pole.
Worth reading for sure. one of my fave threads on any forum and I don't think you need to be a member: