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I also like the idea of Rolex as sports/sports casual watches and not as dressier watches. I think they are the product of their own marketing. Then again, I don't really have the numbers to see how well their dressier models sell. Maybe there's a huge market, but back here on the states, a Rolex dress watch is uber rare. Though the Cellini's are nice enough, IMO they're not nice enough to beat out their competition which is really something in that price bracket..

wait, that's what Dino said... smile.gif


Stitches - what's your impression of the BP? Have you strapped it on?

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Odd since it won't be available in stores until October 2014. To clarify, I'm talking about the Tresor which was shown at Baselworld.

 

I meant the DeVille. It was a quartz though. Sold for like 400.

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Stitches - what's your impression of the BP? Have you strapped it on?
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Personally, I love it. Its pretty darn huge, and Id never wear it with anything formal, heck, it wont fit under a dress shirt cuff I dont think. But it looks very cool and its a very impressive piece. Would kop.

Here is a quick and crappy wrist shot. I think I can baaaaarely manage it, and I have wrists towards the larger size.

But you be the judge!

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Kop that. Big PiKop

ps - try setting the date and the time. Then wind it all the way. It's a hoot.
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its actually just sold. anyways, i dont has the $ now.

ill check that out. smile.gif
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That said, I can see their appeal and wouldn't criticise someone for buying one. I suppose I would personally have other preferences in that price bracket...
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Cellinis are really nicely made, but as Academe points out there are watches from AL&, VC, or Piaget that would interest me more in that price range.  When I think Rolex, its generally one of their Oyster cased watches that comes to mind first.  I generally want sports watches from Rolex, not dress watches. 
The polished links, lugs, and antique lum just don't work for me.  Funny thing is, I would think that just from keeping any eye on competitive brands and forums surrounding them, that Omega would not have followed the Rolex path of polishing the center links or lugs.  It seems that is something many Rolex owners or would be Rolex buyers complain about on the new Rolex models....and yet Omega is doing it too. Oh well.  


Spot on Stitchy!!!fistbump.gif
I agree in that price range the Cellini just wouldn't be on my radar.  
As Tifosi and Roger suggested its probably magnetized.  Rolex are very rugged watches.  I beat the hell out of the first Rolex Daytona I had and banged it against plenty of things and it never affected its time keeping.  As for turn around time, it depends on how busy they are this time of year, but on average they will probably have it a few weeks, just because it will take them time to get to your watch in the cue of watches they get everyday.  But overall demagnetizing a watch is a quick fix, if that is all that is wrong.  Wishing you luck with it. 
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I also like the idea of Rolex as sports/sports casual watches and not as dressier watches. I think they are the product of their own marketing. Then again, I don't really have the numbers to see how well their dressier models sell. Maybe there's a huge market, but back here on the states, a Rolex dress watch is uber rare. Though the Cellini's are nice enough, IMO they're not nice enough to beat out their competition which is really something in that price bracket..

wait, that's what Dino said... smile.gif

 

It could be Rolex ownership affecting your speech pattern and thought process,  making you sound like me.  ;)

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Actually the more I think about it, the fact that the Omega has both polished center links and antiqued lume is a bit much. One can always remove the bracelet or have the center links polished, though. It's a bit of a shame because otherwise it's a really great design.

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Seems to me the only winner of all the Rolexes, all things considered, is the new SD: the Cellinis are in a dress watch segment where they'd be an insane choice vs VC etc, and even the delicious Pimpepsi, at that price, is just unbuyable, isn't it?  $38k?  The list of alternatives is just so long.  But the SD is the SD.  Bit more than a Sub,  bit more watch than the Sub, fair enough, right?

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Thanks Guys,

 

Seems like the watch getting magnetized is the most likely issue. I will post when I get it back if all is well. Hopefully Soon.

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Seems to me the only winner of all the Rolexes, all things considered, is the new SD: the Cellinis are in a dress watch segment where they'd be an insane choice vs VC etc, and even the delicious Pimpepsi, at that price, is just unbuyable, isn't it?  $38k?  The list of alternatives is just so long.  But the SD is the SD.  Bit more than a Sub,  bit more watch than the Sub, fair enough, right?

 

Confirmed. SD is awesome, past and future. And the PimpPepsi is just ridiculous. Rolex can eat a basket of dicks for that one.

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This doesn't look like a sports-watch movement to me:

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You are right. And they get credit for the square movement (yes?). A little gaudy but there is certainly some effort. Details, please?
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Confirmed. SD is awesome, past and future. And the PimpPepsi is just ridiculous. Rolex can eat a basket of dicks for that one.

 

Not that you feel strongly about it...:lol:

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Seems to me the only winner of all the Rolexes, all things considered, is the new SD: the Cellinis are in a dress watch segment where they'd be an insane choice vs VC etc, and even the delicious Pimpepsi, at that price, is just unbuyable, isn't it?  $38k?  The list of alternatives is just so long.  But the SD is the SD.  Bit more than a Sub,  bit more watch than the Sub, fair enough, right?
The new Sea-Dweller is definitely my favourite among the new ones, too.

Although its depth rating is pointless (the deepest dive in history was to less than half the figure), I like that 116600 reverses the trend of adding useless bulk to every single model in the range. It's very encouraging that they returned to more svelte proportions on a few elements compared to the 116610; the opposite seemed inevitable. It would be great to see this design direction continue.
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You are right. And they get credit for the square movement (yes?). A little gaudy but there is certainly some effort. Details, please?

i dont recall any details, but i remember reading about those prince models when they came out and iirc rolex made the movements all in house.
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