Ciara and Future fake watches

Back in the day, rappers took pride in their gold dookie rope and Cuban link chains. Gold was cheaper by the ounce then, so wannabe rappers had no trouble keeping up with their weekly payments to the trunk jewelry dealers.

Then along came rap tycoon Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, who changed the game with his diamond baguette bracelets, iced out pendant necklaces, and Rolex watches. Puffy made diamond bling a perquisite to baller status.

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Rick Ross

Rapper Rick Ross celebrated his #1 album by dropping $250,000 on 6 Audemars Piguet watches for the featured artists on his album.

When Ross' 6th studio album, Mastermind, hit #1 on the Billboard charts, Ross' publicist immediately reached out to gossip tabloid TMZ to inform them that Ross hit up jeweler Rafaello & Co in NY last week and dropped $250k on six watches for a few of the artists who appeared on his album. That works out to a little over $41,000 (not counting taxes) for each watch.

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Rolex Romeos In 2011, I wrote a post titled How to Snag a True Baller. The purpose of my post was to help women separate the fluff from the true ballers by educating herself on what ballers like.

Groupies are a dime a dozen, but it takes a certain type of woman to marry up.

Knowledge is what separates groupies from women who snag True Ballers

The NY Post published an article about well-heeled New York men who set themselves apart from the rest by showcasing their refined tastes on their wrists.

But not all successful men want to get married. Some want to play the field, so it pays to know the game.

Newly divorced Manhattan surgeon Robert Huang flashes a $80,000 Rolex during his interview with the NY Post.

“Women want to see a man as being successful and, along with upscale clothes and shoes, a good watch is an established symbol of success,” says Huang, who is seeking a “younger woman for companionship, not marriage.”

“They want a man who can give them security and it highlights the fact you’re that type of guy.”

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