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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2093post #31381 of 483124/28/14 at 1:56pmpost #31382 of 483124/28/14 at 1:57pmpost #31383 of 483124/28/14 at 3:29pmpost #31384 of 483124/28/14 at 3:46pmAnyone has a Rolex deepsea here? I want to get a diver and am drawn to Deepsea. Little concerned about weight though, I tried it and all but not sure if I will like it in the long run. As has been discussed, subs are too pedestrian so I don't want onepost #31385 of 483124/28/14 at 3:57pmQuote:Originally Posted by Dino944Quote:
As long as you didn't bang it against anything and then notice that its losing time, its unlikely anything serious is wrong. If you dropped it or hit it against something hard, there is the possibility something could have gotten damaged. It most likely, just needs an overhaul (they disassemble, clean, lubricate, and reassemble the movement). Its been a while since I've handled one of these watches, but from what I recall IWCs using some variation of a Valjoux 7750 as a base movement are pretty loud in terms of winding sound and its rotor feels a bit more clunky and heavy compared to say a Rolex or Cartier.
As for whether wearing it will harm it, again only you and the previous owner know what it has endured in the last 6 years or so. Many manufacturers recommend service every 5 years or so, (less water resistant pieces I've seen them say 3 years). So according to average standards your watch is due for a service. I've seen Rolex watches go 10-15 years without service and not suffer any ill effects from regular wear with delayed service. However, how often a watch may need service can depend on what you subject it to and whether its a daily wearer. If you are truly concerned about something you may have done in the past damaging it, then don't wear it for now and wait until you get it back from service. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Thanks for the very detailed feedback, it makes very good sense. I have not really saved my watch in any way (IMO it doesn't make sense to buy an expensive watch if you can't wear it all the time), but then again I can't think of any recent event that should have caused the sudden loss of seconds. Anyway, I'll have too handle it in within a couple of months, and then hopefully it'll be accurate upon return (and for the next years to come).
Again, thanks for the input!post #31386 of 483124/28/14 at 4:20pmpost #31387 of 483124/28/14 at 4:32pmpost #31388 of 483124/28/14 at 5:09pmNot so interested in reissue of SD, not for that price anyways. I guess I already made up my mind on Deep Sea, just seeing if anyone can talk me out of it. It would be more of a weekend watch or for warm days when I just roll up my shirt sleeves.post #31389 of 483124/28/14 at 6:23pmQuote:
If your mind is made up then go for it. Personally, its one of my least favorite models available from Rolex. I would rather have the as you describe it pedestrian Sub or a new Sea-Dweller when its released. Not really, sure why you think the Deep-Sea is less pedestrian? I find it quite similar, just not as well designed as Subs.
As much as I like Rolex (I own several), I find the Deep-Sea to be very poorly balanced and poorly proportioned. I find it incredibly top heavy, and what is worse, at its gargantuan size, Rolex barely did anything about widening the bracelet so the bracelet looks puny relative to the case size. Its as though Rolex ran of of money when it came to completing the Deep-Sea's design and they simply grabbed an oyster bracelet off a much thinner and smaller Sub, and thought no one would notice. I also find that because its so top heavy, its just not that comfortable. IMHO with the exception of its movement, its simply about having an extra large Submariner.
But if that's your dream watch, go for it and enjoy.post #31390 of 483124/28/14 at 6:36pmI think that for every guy that thinks that it is top heavy, there is one that thinks that it is perfectly balanced. I wouldn't take any side but I compared it to some offerings from Omega, the recent Planet Oceans are gigantic and impractical. While I think that DSSD is a big watch, it is not as bad as some people make it to be. It surely is a fine piece of engineering and is definitely different from Sub. If nothing, then for the text in ring which I happen to like.
Edited by forex - 4/28/14 at 7:00pmpost #31391 of 483124/28/14 at 7:35pmQuote:Originally Posted by forex
I think that for every guy that thinks that it is top heavy, there is one that thinks that it is perfectly balanced. I wouldn't take any side but I compared it to some offerings from Omega, the recent Planet Oceans are gigantic and impractical. While I think that DSSD is a big watch, it is not as bad as some people make it to be. It surely is a fine piece of engineering and is definitely different from Sub. If nothing, then for the text in ring which I happen to like.
The issue with the DSSD isn't that its a big watch,...its that its a huge watch on a pathetically puny bracelet. It looks goofy. Its like seeing one of those steroid juiced guys at a gym with a gigantic body, but a small face and head. I'm not a fan of the Planet Ocean by any means, but it is better balanced and its bracelet is proportional to its watch case.
If the text ring has you sold on it...you should definitely buy this watch immediately!!! I can't think of any other watches with useless text rings...so it really has no competition.post #31392 of 483124/28/14 at 7:38pmpost #31393 of 483124/28/14 at 7:39pmpost #31394 of 483124/28/14 at 8:02pmQuote:
I'm guessing he means the text saying "original gas escape valve / ring lock. " As that is the only text ring that a Sub does not possess.post #31395 of 483124/28/14 at 8:07pmI find the Deepsea almost indistinguishable from the Sub in many ways. It's mostly just bigger, but also less good and refined as well. I feel Dino is right in his summation above. The Sub is the much better watch and the better buy I feel.
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