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Thanks for the love everyone.  With a link taken out the bracelet fits a little better but there is still some movement I will have to get used to. I wonder why Rolex hasn't brought the Sub style micro adjustments to all the oyster bracelets?  I understand why the Sub has it for diving functionality but it is a useful thing to have on a bracelet.  I assume Dino may know this answer ;)

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Well my fiancé wrapped this up for Christmas and said I should wear it early. I resisted but said I would go get some links taken out today and if she wanted me to wear it this month and next before the 31st I'd only wear it to special occasions. Also she did not engrave the back but said we could always buy another band and engrave it. Anyway, onto pictures...

Sorry for the iPhone 4S quality and stained office carpeting. I will work on some dslr images in the coming weeks.

Also great watch love everyone and dddrees...you mentioned a red sub, mind sharing with us?!?

No problem, I've shared before so there maybe some who have gotten a bit tired of seeing this old thing. But here we go.

 

 

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1680 Love.
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1680 Love.

Nice.

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Beautiful Subs dddrees and Hayward!  My fiance loves the look so I'd assume we may "jointly" own one at some point.  She is a Rolex girl due to her family but I am trying to branch her out and Cartier is another company that tickles her fancy.

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Beautiful Subs dddrees and Hayward!  My fiance loves the look so I'd assume we may "jointly" own one at some point.  She is a Rolex girl due to her family but I am trying to branch her out and Cartier is another company that tickles her fancy.


Thank you. Nothing wrong with branching out and in fact I highly recommend it. However if you really like Rolex, in my opinion nothing beats owning a vintage Rolex at some point in time.

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Thank you. Nothing wrong with branching out and in fact I highly recommend it. However if you really like Rolex, in my opinion nothing beats owning a vintage Rolex at some point in time.


Definitely on my watch bucket list....hopefully sooner rather than later.
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Thanks for the love everyone.  With a link taken out the bracelet fits a little better but there is still some movement I will have to get used to. I wonder why Rolex hasn't brought the Sub style micro adjustments to all the oyster bracelets?  I understand why the Sub has it for diving functionality but it is a useful thing to have on a bracelet.  I assume Dino may know this answer ;)

Sorry, no specific reason I'm aware of for Rolex not using the glidelock clasp on all models.  My best guess is it will eventually it will trickle down to other models and it allows them to make small incremental changes when nothing big is coming down the pipeline from them.  

 

Congrats again on your Black & Blue GMT.

 

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She is a Rolex girl due to her family but I am trying to branch her out and Cartier is another company that tickles her fancy.

A little variety is a good thing.  Rolex and Cartier can happily coexist in the same collection.  

 

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Thanks for the love everyone.  With a link taken out the bracelet fits a little better but there is still some movement I will have to get used to. I wonder why Rolex hasn't brought the Sub style micro adjustments to all the oyster bracelets?  I understand why the Sub has it for diving functionality but it is a useful thing to have on a bracelet.  I assume Dino may know this answer ;)


I think it is because of the dive connection. Not the first time the clasp on the back of their dive watch was different from their other watches. They do have the easy link for their other watches, at least in the professional line when it comes to the oyster bracelet. Not as good but it's usually all I require in hot vs cold weather.

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I think it is because of the dive connection. Not the first time the clasp on the back of their dive watch was different from their other watches. They do have the easy link for their other watches, at least in the professional line when it comes to the oyster bracelet. Not as good but it's usually all I require in hot vs cold weather.

It really wan't until the mid 1990s that watches such as the Daytona, Explorer 2, Explorer, and GMT received as standard a smaller version of the Sub/SD Fliplock clasp in the form of the Oysterlock clasp (which was like a smaller version of the fliplock but without the inner extension section).  Prior to the mid 1990s, all Daytonas, Explorers, Ex 2s, and GMTs had standard clasps that did not have the safety latch.  I think eventually, we will see the glidelock clasps on other professional Rolex watches, but maybe not with quite as much adjustment built into it (as no one is probably imagining someone trying to strap a Daytona on over a wet suit). 

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Tory Burch perpetual calendar chronograph with matching Tory Burch bracelet here. A friend's, not mine.

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Frills, you do good friends nod[1].gif
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Frills, you do good friends nod[1].gif

 

If you do your good friends, then you're more than just good friends.

 

Some nice wrist action going on, gents!

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AP dresses down pretty well! Gonna be full day of drinking and playing poker at my in-laws. Maybe I will win enough for another watch! smile.gif





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TC - AP looking great and showing off its versatility!
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