By Sandra Rose  | 

This past weekend I ran into so many ballers in Atlanta. I guess I just happened to be in the right places at the right times.

A few of the ballers I can't even name because they roll so quietly in the ATL. You would never know these men were ballin' unless you saw them step out of their Bentley's or Phantoms -- or unless you have a good eye for fine timepieces.

One of the men -- who happens to be a friend of mine -- knows that I love fine watches. So he brought out his impressive collection of timepieces. I marveled at the APs (Audemars Piguet) and Hublot's he had in just one case of his large collection (pictured at right).

AP and Hublot are the favored watches of many wealthy stars such as T.I., Jay Z and LeBron James, among others. My friend's watch collection also contains several pieces from the Aximum line, which is owned by every celebrity and ball player in the world! His collection ranges from $50,000 to well over $200,000 for just one timepiece!

You might recognize his Aximum King Pro (pictured up top) as the same timepiece that Big Poppa purchased for Kim Zolciak on Real Housewives of Atlanta (Kim's watch is rose gold). The Aximum showroom is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Buckhead. You need an appointment just to view their timepieces.

Visit the Aximum website here.

Apart from the cars he drives, you would never know he had a million dollar watch collection just by looking at him. His clothing is nondescript (Polo button downs, t-shirts, jeans and white sneakers) -- and he moves without an entourage.

Here's a tip on how to snag a True Baller: recognize the AP or Hublot watch on his wrist. He will be more impressed than if you complimented him on his cars. Not everyone can afford an AP -- and not every chick knows what an AP looks like.

Knowledge is what separates groupies from women who snag True Ballers -- the quiet millionaires who have accumulated wealth that rappers can only dream about.

Visit the Tourneau website and familiarize yourself with the classic timepieces, such as Audemar Piguet, Franck Muller, Breguet, Hublot, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Cartier, and other fine watches that the jet setting ballers love.

Knowledge of the possessions that they prize is the key if you want to snag a true baller, ladies!

  • ChaCha

    :yawn::rolleyes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    :rofl:
    Sandra, you know judgin by some of the gravies, some of these ladies betta just take the next nucca that holla at 'em in the McDonald's drive thru.

  • jazzyiest

    You slay me Sandra. You really do. :lol:

  • His_Mommy623

    um, okay more lessons for the smuttbutts to advance from... :coffee:

  • ChaCha

    TRY THIS SHYT AGAIN :yawn: :rolleyes:
    <--- BORED

  • His_Mommy623

    oh yeah, MAN AIN'T SHAT! :rofl:

  • JDWhitedst

    Is this post a joke? Ladies...how bout this. Instead of trying to "snag a baller" by educating yourself on timepieces. Educate yourself on how to become THE BALLER. You don't need a man to do that. Sandra...stop the foolishness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Apart from the cars he drives, you would never know he had a million dollar watch collection just by looking at him. His clothing is nondescript (Polo button downs, t-shirts, jeans and white sneakers) — and he moves without an entourage.

    *******************
    That's how the rich stay richer...not spending their money on items that depreciate....

    My mom ex-boss use to drive a beat up old ugly green car and wore khakis and polos shirts (not Ralph Lauren)everyday but he owned the entire block of business and many houses

  • Mean Kitty

    Auntie just go ahead and slide my font right on over to all them ballers. Rent is due on the 1st, Car payment on the 3rd, and cell phone on the 19th. I can pay the utilities.....

  • http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2011/1/17/1940472/who-is-the-greatest-team-in-the-history-of-the-nf CorporateQueen

    @Sandra :claps: "Knowledge is what separates groupies from women who snag True Ballers — the quiet millionaires who have accumulated wealth that rappers can only dream about." ----So very True!!!

    You've been on point today...first you made me holler out laughing at your Lil Wayne comment...

    Now the insider info on the watch Kim wears...I couldn't figure out the maker...thanx for the info.

    Everybody have a great day, I'm out!

  • jazzyiest

    @ Man

    Sandra, you know judgin by some of the gravies, some of these ladies betta just take the next nucca that holla at ‘em in the McDonald’s drive thru.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    :dead: Did you really just carry this gravi ish over from the last post?!?!?!? Hahahahahahaha! I'm to threw!!!

  • http://andjesuswept.tumblr.com/ Jusathought

    :newpost:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    100% COSIGN @ JDWHITE

  • Mean Kitty

    If he a baller why is he sitting on the passenger side? That song "No Scrubs" comes to mind. **raises brow**

  • http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2011/1/17/1940472/who-is-the-greatest-team-in-the-history-of-the-nf CorporateQueen

    Wait...pinches Hissssss on the booty before I run out the door
    You don't like the golddigger 101 lesson Sandy gave?

  • prynsexxx

    Sandy have you went back to men now? You said women are the skankiest (in another post that I don't have the time to go back and find) and now you got a "friend" thats a baller and you giving tips on how to pick him up.........is there something you'd like to share? j/a #pleasedontbanmeagain

  • His_Mommy623

    @Corp, :hug: Nope, I'm all about NOT snagging any damn body... when u snag...it sounds so ho-ish!

    @Jazzy...oh u better tell me now! WHAT POST IS IT :wail:

  • jazzyiest

    @JD

    That's right! It's always better to have it on your own. Plus, once you get it in your own right you'll be in a circle of "ballers" anyway that you can pick and chose from. "Ballers" hang with "ballers" and if you're broke,busted and disgusted they wont be giving tyou the time of day anyway.

  • Daisy

    Those watches are ugly :coffee:

  • jazzyiest

    @ His

    Whatever do you mean? *puts hands behind my back and twists from side to side like a school girl with a juicy secret*

  • http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2011/1/17/1940472/who-is-the-greatest-team-in-the-history-of-the-nf CorporateQueen

    @His...I gotcha :wink:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    Sandra, you know judgin by some of the gravies, some of these ladies betta just take the next nucca that holla at ‘em in the McDonald’s drive thru.
    ___________________

    The difference between a broke woman and a woman with class, is knowledge -- not how much money she has. :coffee:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Mean Kitty says:

    Auntie just go ahead and slide my font right on over to all them ballers. Rent is due on the 1st, Car payment on the 3rd, and cell phone on the 19th. I can pay the utilities…..
    __________________

    How about if you familiarize yourself with those watches, and then approach a group of ballers and identify their watches. They will fight over you. Trust. :coffee:

  • jazzyiest

    @ His

    Report to the Lisa Raye/Kai post. You'll find the golden ticket in there. *kisses*

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    therapist1911 says:

    My mom ex-boss use to drive a beat up old ugly green car and wore khakis and polos shirts (not Ralph Lauren)everyday but he owned the entire block of business and many houses
    _______________________

    Wow. :clap:

  • His_Mommy623

    *squeals*

    off to see the wizard....
    Thanks Jazzy!!!

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    CorporateQueen says:

    You’ve been on point today…first you made me holler out laughing at your Lil Wayne comment…

    Now the insider info on the watch Kim wears…I couldn’t figure out the maker…thanx for the info.
    _________________________

    You're welcome! Have a great day! There goes a lady with class. :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IkBBTOhfCQ YSoSerious

    What a waste of money...

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Mean Kitty says:

    If he a baller why is he sitting on the passenger side? That song “No Scrubs” comes to mind. **raises brow**
    _____________________

    Because that's his lady's ride that he bought her for Christmas. And he's secure enough in his manhood to let her drive. :yes: Oh, and she knows the brand of every watch in his collection. :D

  • Thetruth32

    I bet some groupies know what a AP watch look like.

  • His_Mommy623

    @Jazzy, pls give me a another hint...just say one word and I will look for the clue! I got nothing thus far :wail:

    #Determined

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ prynsexxx: You got it all wrong. I still LOVE the ladies, and I'm not giving tips on how to snag my friend (his lady would kill me). I'm giving tips on how to snag other ballers who keep low profiles and don't dress flashy. Sometimes the only way to identify them is by the watch they wear. :yes:

  • prynsexxx

    Sandy said:

    ...that’s his lady’s ride that he bought her for Christmas. And he’s secure enough in his manhood to let her drive. Oh, and she knows the brand of every watch in his collection.
    ___________________________________________

    Bump the watches in his collection.......where is his ring? j/a

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Daisy says:

    Those watches are ugly :coffee:
    _____________________

    You'll never snag a baller. :coffee:

  • DA REAL DEAL

    :yawn: I HATE A SHOWY NUGGA, IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE SHOWY SHOW HOW YOU GAVE TO THE COMMUNITY, DA SCHOOL SYSTEM ETC...., NOT THE BS YOU WEAR ON YOUR SLEEVES, BUT I GUESS TO EACH ITS OWN

  • cocosexylady

    My brother told me years ago that you can recognize a real man a.k.a baller by his mannerisms, watch brand and ring as some non-flassy ballers have nice pinky rings to compliment their expensive time pieces.

  • cocosexylady

    Oops...."non-flashy ballers"

  • Genia

    Rushes into lecture all to hear Professor Rose give instruction mouthing "Im sorry I'm late"

    PSSTT...somebody give me a pencil!!!!!! mine just broke!!

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Thetruth32 says:

    I bet some groupies know what a AP watch look like.
    ____________________

    Some of them do. And that's why they stay laced and never seem to have a job. :yes:

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    DA REAL DEAL says:

    IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE SHOWY SHOW HOW YOU GAVE TO THE COMMUNITY, DA SCHOOL SYSTEM ETC…
    ______________________

    He has a foundation that does all of that. :yes:

  • 2012

    If he can take those watches with him to the grave...then he is a TRUE BALLER!!!

  • His_Mommy623

    Daisy says:

    Those watches are ugly
    _____________________

    You’ll never snag a baller.

    a MESS :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IkBBTOhfCQ YSoSerious

    The Grim Reaper rears its hooded head again...

  • Candi Apple

    Thanx Sandra, I like watches.

    When I started dating my dad protested but he understood I was growing up he told me "look at his watch and shoe's". :smile:

    :think: The thing about the white sneakers is that they are clean and usually new when the men are ballers.

  • ALBoy

    Queen How you baby?

  • Genia

    2012 says:

    If he can take those watches with him to the grave…then he is a TRUE BALLER!!!
    _________________________________________________________________
    Why would he need a watch then? So he'll know what time Jesus is coming by to pick up his soul?

  • DA REAL DEAL

    DA REAL DEAL says:

    IF YOU CHOOSE TO BE SHOWY SHOW HOW YOU GAVE TO THE COMMUNITY, DA SCHOOL SYSTEM ETC…
    ______________________

    He has a foundation that does all of that.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    OK AUNTIE, NOW THAT'S BALLN' :claps: I CAN RESPECT A BALLER THAT ACTUALLY HELPS HIS COMMUNITY :thumbsup:

  • His_Mommy623

    :rofl: @Gouch...U tickle me woman!

  • mirsmommy

    Sandra Rose says:

    Daisy says:

    Those watches are ugly
    _____________________

    You’ll never snag a baller.
    _____________

    Does Sandra need to get sent to the :kona: of her own blog??? :lol:

  • KDub

    Apart from the cars he drives, you would never know he had a million dollar watch collection just by looking at him. His clothing is nondescript (Polo button downs, t-shirts, jeans and white sneakers) — ------------------------------------------------------------------
    BET FIVE he lives in his parents basement. If he don't there are others that do.

    #nukkashyt

  • mirsmommy

    KDub says:

    Apart from the cars he drives, you would never know he had a million dollar watch collection just by looking at him. His clothing is nondescript (Polo button downs, t-shirts, jeans and white sneakers) — ——————————————————————
    BET FIVE he lives in his parents basement. If he don’t there are others that do.

    #nukkashyt
    ________________________

    :lol:

  • KDub

    Because that’s his lady’s ride that he bought her for Christmas. And he’s secure enough in his manhood to let her drive.
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Okay then they might live at HER momma house in that case. Together. With their two kids. Momma might even be nice and let them have the master bedroom.

    I got an over active imagination....

  • Brownsugar1908

    Ballers are cool and all, but I'll stick with my hubby with his 3 degrees (not earned online) who is currently working on his doctorate and who is an educator and gives back to his community. He may not be "balling" but our bills are paid on time and he takes care of me like a queen.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Ladies beware of men who throw away their hard earned money on a plethora of expensive jewelry, clothes, whatever. Generally they are in debt up to their eyeballs. That's a bad thing.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    Sandra Rose says:

    Mean Kitty says:

    Auntie just go ahead and slide my font right on over to all them ballers. Rent is due on the 1st, Car payment on the 3rd, and cell phone on the 19th. I can pay the utilities…..
    __________________

    How about if you familiarize yourself with those watches, and then approach a group of ballers and identify their watches. They will fight over you. Trust.
    ***********************************

    Beware of nigras who are impressed by your superior gold digger skills. Whether its you or him running through his money its irresponsible. Tell him you want to see what his savings account looks like not his cot damn watch.

  • http://mistariesworld.blogspot.com mistarie

    PREACH Bird!!!!!!! :claps:

  • free

    TI, jay-z, and lebron. none of their women probably had a knowledge of such watches.... bobble-head beyonce may have but according to her she was like 17 when they hooked up. we all know what tiny is good at and savannah, well need i say anymore. that girl probably knows seiko.

  • nydiva4u

    I agree with #53 and #54. Hubby of 17 yrs is not a baller but genuinely loves me and the kids we had as a married couple. He used his brains and not his wallet to woo me. If this guy can buy cars and expensive watches, why not make an honest woman out of his girl???

  • yvonne79

    Question: what's wrong with an online degree?

  • yvonne79

    And hisssssss at this entire post! Didn't anyone teach ya everything that glitters ain't gold? I never can understand why a woman elects to depend on a man to come up. What's wrong with obtaining your own? Besides, money doesn't buy happiness; it just gives you a lot more options.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Brownsugar1908 says:

    Ballers are cool and all, but I’ll stick with my hubby with his 3 degrees (not earned online) who is currently working on his doctorate and who is an educator and gives back to his community. He may not be “balling” but our bills are paid on time and he takes care of me like a queen.
    ____________________

    :clap:

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    I THINK I HAVE A PRETTY GOOD IDEA ON WHO'S WATCHES THOSE ARE AND WHO YOUR FRIEND IS SANDRA....... LOL [comment edited by moderator to remove personal information]

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Bird says:

    Ladies beware of men who throw away their hard earned money on a plethora of expensive jewelry, clothes, whatever. Generally they are in debt up to their eyeballs. That’s a bad thing.
    ___________________

    Not if the jewels are good investments. Even if he lost every penny he owns, he could still live well by selling his million dollar watch collection. :yes:

  • Brownsugar1908

    yvonne79 says:

    Question: what’s wrong with an online degree?
    ______________________________________________

    Nothing is wrong with an online degree, but sometimes educators unfortunately get a lot of negativity for having them especially if they are administrators. That's all.

  • free

    SR, why did you edit blackbarbie? inquiring minds want to know. i think it's probably slimm.

  • Brownsugar1908

    free says:

    SR, why did you edit blackbarbie? inquiring minds want to know. i think it’s probably slimm.
    ____________________________________

    I was thinking the same except auntie would have just said Slimm's name in the post as an example. Who knows. There are alot of rich dudes here in the ATL.

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    LOL

    NO WORRIES, SANDRA...... :nono:

  • jazzyiest

    @ Blackbarbie

    Who is it girl??? I won't tell... LOL

  • free

    Sandra Rose says: Not if the jewels are good investments. Even if he lost every penny he owns, he could still live well by selling his million dollar watch collection.

    *****************************************************

    i should have bought a watch instead of my house!!!

  • Daisy

    @sandra The watches are still ugly and when have I ever said I wanted a "baller" chile boo that doesn't impress me at all

  • Naturally_Sexy

    This is tooo funny..lol

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    LOL @ jazzyiest

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Daisy:

    It's okay for you not to be impressed by those watches. This post is for the women who want to snag a rich baller.

  • Thetruth32

    What he should be impressed with is that I overlook that high a** watch and wanted to get to know him.... That what can separate a woman from groupies.

  • xcal86

    YAAAAAWN. I'll take the cash... you can have the watches. I be more impressed with a nice portfolio that can set u up for life than time pieces that impresses a thief. You can eat with cash, you cant eat a watch. Truth!!!

  • xcal86

    Oh and dont sell me the "can sell the watches for millions bizness...". Those markets fluctuate and are not always there just like the job market and housing markets. ...just sayin.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    xcal86 says:

    Oh and dont sell me the “can sell the watches for millions bizness…”. Those markets fluctuate and are not always there just like the job market and housing markets. …just sayin.
    ___________________

    *le sigh* I didn't say he could sell his watches for millions. I said he could sell his million dollar watch collection. I don't care how much the market fluctuates, those watches will always be worth something to serious watch collectors. I bet he can get at least a quarter of a mil for his collection. That's a lot more than some of us will earn in a lifetime.

  • ATL_Reese

    I think is funny that these women chase the same guys, and the numbers arent in their favor. Not alot of those "ballers" guys in Atlanta.. HALF of them are GAY.. . These be the same guys that will beat her azz and treat her like shyt.. But its okay, he gotta a nice watch!! lol... Most "ballers" be lames anyway.. Thats why its so easy for these women to game em...

  • xcal86

    Sandra Rose says:

    *le sigh* I didn’t say he could sell his watches for millions. I said he could sell his million dollar watch collection. I don’t care how much the market fluctuates, those watches will always be worth something to serious watch collectors. I bet he can get at least a quarter of a mil for his collection. That’s a lot more than some of us will earn in a lifetime.
    --------------------------------------------

    Unless u plan on working at McD's for the rest of your life... *snicker* For an average person, a good middle income level is like $70-80k/annum. Checking out ur quarter mil that takes under 4 yrs not a lifetime. :D

  • zee

    Maybe we all take something different from this post, what I think sandra is trying to say is that if you want a "baller" then this is a subtle way of noticing one from afar, THEN all the other things, like his degrees and investments can come after you recognize he IS a baller, if that is what you are looking for. If you can't use the info or if it doesnt apply to you, make a mental note and use it later.....

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    xcal86 says:

    For an average person, a good middle income level is like $70-80k/annum. Checking out ur quarter mil that takes under 4 yrs not a lifetime. :D
    ___________________

    You're correct. I was exaggerating a bit. :D By the way, I fixed your comment. Use these < > instead of these [ ].

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    zee says:

    Maybe we all take something different from this post, what I think sandra is trying to say is that if you want a “baller” then this is a subtle way of noticing one from afar, THEN all the other things, like his degrees and investments can come after you recognize he IS a baller, if that is what you are looking for. If you can’t use the info or if it doesnt apply to you, make a mental note and use it later…..
    ____________________

    :clap: :D

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    ATL_Reese says:

    These be the same guys that will beat her azz and treat her like shyt.. But its okay, he gotta a nice watch!! lol…
    _____________________

    It seems to me that you're talking about thugs. Those types of dudes spend excessively on nonsense like clothes and cars that depreciate in value the second you crank them up. Those types of dudes don't appreciate an AP unless it's dripping in diamonds. And any true watch connoisseur knows that aftermarket diamonds on a watch actually decreases the value of any expensive timepiece. :yes:

  • ATL_Reese

    You right Sandra, I would say they are thugs but still that what these type of women are looking for.. They accept whatever way a man wanna treat them jus cuz of his material possessions, ALOT not all of them.. But I feel your point..

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ ATL_Reese: This post is not for those chicks. They are chicken :chickenhead: heads. They wouldn't know a Breitling watch from a Seiko. :lol:

  • StillASassyOne

    Damn....I'm feeling like a low-key groupie because I can actually recognize an AP, Cartier, Chopard, Breitling, Hublot, (the occasional Mueller) off the back. (My ex and my current are REALLY big on watches. They both collect.) Have you ever heard of Corum, Sandra? My fiance' has been going on and on about acquiring a Corum for his collection and I want to get it for him for xmas but that price tag........yeah........it hurts. (He of course wouldn't want the lower-end ones.)

    Also- I HATE when men take classic timepiece watches and diamond them out with "accents" or add anything the original manufacturer did not put in. Makes them look them look tacky and low-class.

    And sad to say...but Sandra is right (Shoot me.) A man's watch tells you a lot about him- class, stature and bank account wise. If you are trying to "snag a baller"- run from anybody with a Joe Rodeo or a Jacob. Bat your eyelashes hard at an AP or a Chopard, though. :wink:

  • StillASassyOne

    And Sandra- don't go giving advice that may backfire for those who aren't truly "knowledgeable" on these things. There's nothing worse than hearing a chick ask: "Is that an Addy-mars Piggett? Or a HUB-LOT?"

    She'll get embarrassed and you know it.... :coffee:

    Also- if it ticks.....not real, not quality, not Swiss. He's lying.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    StillASassyOne says:

    And Sandra- don’t go giving advice that may backfire for those who aren’t truly “knowledgeable” on these things. There’s nothing worse than hearing a chick ask: “Is that an Addy-mars Piggett? Or a HUB-LOT?”
    ____________________

    Lmao :lol: