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I Love the Crash watch. I just wish it were a bit larger. Mrs. Dino, loves the Crash watch design. I think if we found the right one, she would pull the trigger on it.
Definitely try the Reverso on. It does not have a curved back so different models fit people differently. My friend owned a rose gold manual wind Reverso Sun/Moon, and he liked it but he said it never sat flat enough on his wrist to be comfortable, so he sold it. However, he recently bought an ultra flat Reverso Rouge and adores it and he says it fits his wrist better. I love the Reverso, if it fits you well, its a fantastic watch and you won't see lots of other people with the same watch.
I just looked at the selections. I can see they know their target market i.e. posers! So much show, but there are literally one or two out of every watch there, that I would actually want if I had the money. And the most obvious pick is the Sub, or maybe the JLC - both in the cheaper collection. That's not to say any or all of the others are not good. It's just they are so much less beautiful than others in their price range - just more noticeable.
I'm sure they'll do great. Plenty of guys wanting to wave a gold Hublot at the other brokers.
I agree, looks like a great deal for posers. For what it costs to "rent' these watches, in the course of a year or two I could only a very nice watch. Sure I won't be swapping out watches and looking like I have a never ending variety. However, I'd rather have one or two very good pieces that are mine, rather than simply having access to a bunch of watches that I'm paying to borrow.
+1 on renting watches...renting clothes or accessories is something I associate with bowling shoes.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed my photos.
As for the Cellinis, I thought they were interesting when I initially saw photos, but when I had an opportunity to see them in person and consider their cost, well I'd rather have a Sport Rolex or if I needed a dress watch...hello JLC, Piaget, Cartier etc...
Looking sharp Keith, great looking Gruen. Thanks for sharing a photo.
Thanks pal. Yes, the Crash watch is a very cool piece, and pretty rare. I've only seen one in person in recent years.
Very nice Oysterquartz images (although you should be aware that in the photo above, only the blue dial watch is an OQ. The silver dial watch is NOT an Oysterquartz, it was a largely unpopular variation in which an automatic/oyster perpetual movement was put in an what appears to be a ref 17000 OQ case/bracelet. Its actually ref 1530, and is quickly noted by its sort of pie pan-ish dial. The 1530s generally sell for a lot more than an OQ or a DJ from the same period. Ref 1530 was only made for a few years).
That being said the Oyster Quartz was way ahead of its time, and it was the top of the line Rolex when it was released. These are not your average quartz movements. Caliber 5035 is incredibly rugged and has 11 jewels with a stepper motor to move the hands (one of the reasons it ticks so loudly). The ref 17000 OQ had a higher MSRP than a Sub Date, GMT Master or Daytona in the early 1980s. But that all changed when interest in mechanical watches was revived in the mid to late 1980s and prices of other models eventually surpassed that of the OQ. That being said the OQ was the first all steel Rolex to have completely solid links on its bracelet back in the late 1970s (Daytonas got them in the year 2000 with the 116520, and GMTs and Subs didn't get them until just a few years ago when the Ceramic bezel models were released). So these were the most rugged bracelet Rolex offered for many years. In addition, they were also the first all steel Rolex watches to get synthetic sapphire crystals, and beyond that the OQ was far more anti-magnetic than the famous vintage Milgauss.
As popularity in Quartz watches diminished production was reduced and Rolex finally discontinued the OQs around 2004. I bought mine new in 2004 just as they were going out of production. In my opinion, its a great watch. Its definitely at child of the 70s and you can see some AP RO influence in the case shape. The bracelet is a work of art. Its bold, but elegant and its definitely at very versatile design that looks great with jeans or with a suit. I like having a watch that I can not wear for weeks at a time, pick it up and not have to set it if I'm in a hurry. Also, if you stop in at the Rolex service center (at least the one on 5th Ave) they will change the battery for free! I usually do that every 2 years in NYC. Today, the OQ particularly the all steel and all gold seem to have gained a cult following.
Congrats to your uncle on his new OQ.
Here is quick photo of mine Ref 17000 with my platinum square Furrer-Jacot wedding band.
A wrist shot
and a quick photo next to the "Jumbo"