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You don't like the new Sub?
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You don't like the new Sub?
I freaking love the new Sub! wink.gif



Ain't nothin' wrong with the 116610 and 114270, either.

But it's true that they're a bit on the sporty side in some situations. I wish Rolex still made a Datejust version like this 16200. A friend of mine has this exact model with the blue baton dial on brushed Oyster bracelet, and it is just so right on the wrist at any time. I don't think a more versatile watch exists:


image source: watchfinder.co.uk
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I was given this one as a gift and was asked that when I go get it sized I should see if there is another dial or another model that I want to exchange it for. Is this a versatile everyday watch that I can wear with anything from a blazer and tie to a bathing suit on the beach?

 

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Don't worry about a Sub being too sporty.  There are a ton of Subs worn with suits.  A DJ seems more of a dress watch than the sporty end of the spectrum but an Explorer may suit your fancy.  

 

Seems to be a lot of Crown talk as of late...waiting for the grumpy posters to come in a bitch that this is just a Rolex discussion.

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Don't worry about a Sub being too sporty.  There are a ton of Subs worn with suits.  A DJ seems more of a dress watch than the sporty end of the spectrum but an Explorer may suit your fancy.  

 

Seems to be a lot of Crown talk as of late...waiting for the grumpy posters to come in a bitch that this is just a Rolex discussion.


Hahah beware the Grumpy Posters!

Yeah re: Sub. I mean, some have even been known to wear a Sub with an ill-fitting NATO strap with a tux and somehow get away with it.

te8usuje.jpg

No way this guy makes it past the style gurus of SF though.
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Don't worry about a Sub being too sporty.  There are a ton of Subs worn with suits.  A DJ seems more of a dress watch than the sporty end of the spectrum but an Explorer may suit your fancy.  

Seems to be a lot of Crown talk as of late...waiting for the grumpy posters to come in a bitch that this is just a Rolex discussion.
Almost as bad as grumpy posters complaining about Rolex talk, talking about them before they show up. Just saying.

As far as a Sub with a suit, yeah it's been done plenty, but I'm still not a fan of the look. Just because it's been done doesn't make it good. I know Frills digs, as do others, but it will never look right to me.
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I wish Rolex still made a Datejust version like this 16200. A friend of mine has this exact model with the blue baton dial on brushed Oyster bracelet, and it is just so right on the wrist at any time. I don't think a more versatile watch exists:


image source: watchfinder.co.uk

I couldn't agree more! (Click to show)




AppleMark
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So, since someone complained about the Rolex only show, I have some Zenith El Primero love for you all. 

 

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Quick one for now as it's way too nice out to stay indoors, but this arrived in Norway yesterday while I was out of town and I just picked it up from the shop. It's a bit different from my usual style but I like it a lot.



Skål, y'all!

Wow!  Congrats!  I've been away, so for give the late response.  I can't wait to see one in person when they reach the States.  That just might be my favorite current Rolex diving watch.   The dial is really cool with its non-glossy finish.  I am a bit unsure of the minute markers going all the way around the bezel, but maybe its just that I'm am so used to decades of Subs and older SDs having minute marks to 15.  Although, I'm sure I'd get used to that quickly.  Absolutely, great looking watch!  Congrats and enjoy !

 

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El Primero today.

I love the El Primero based Daytonas.  Here is a bit of Daytona/El Primero love right back at you!

 

 

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DJ II (and DD II) look bloated and are less refined than their 36 mm predecessors. I don't find them plain/ordinary — quite the opposite, as I actually find them a bit loud and disproportionate. Not a fan of the polished centre links, either.

The simple and good Oyster Perpetual is a seriously underappreciated model, has a great all-brushed bracelet, and is possibly the most versatile in the lineup. I'd take one over a 41 mm Datejust without a moment's hesitation.

I also find the DJ II and DD II, look bloated and as though there is something off with the proportions.  I'm sure everything was increased in the same proportions, but to me they just don't look as elegant and proper as the originals.  This is a situation that demonstrates larger for the sake of larger isn't always an improvement....even if some people are of the mindset bigger is better.  

 

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Hahah beware the Grumpy Posters!

Yeah re: Sub. I mean, some have even been known to wear a Sub with an ill-fitting NATO strap with a tux and somehow get away with it.

te8usuje.jpg

No way this guy makes it past the style gurus of SF though.

I'm not really a fan of a Sub with a dinner jacket or tux, but 007 gets a pass.  As no-one on SF is 007..sorry no passes for anyone else. 

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mimo: Now THAT'S what I call peak lapels. Very nice!


bkotsko: sexy back....thanks for posting that pic.


Cleav I was wondering if you would weigh in there on the DJ....nice grouping to show how versatile that blue dial really is.


And speaking of blue dials, I've been wearing this one all weekend....but not with jeans:

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If you want a 40 mm Datejust buy a Grand Seiko. They look better, and are finished better.

The DJs look cheap now with their polished case tops and center links. The new Explorer's hands are too small. The Subs' lugs are too big. The Explorer II looks great, but is too big. The GMTs have those awful polished center link bracelets. With all the effort Rolex put into the bracelets lately, why didn't they come up with a solid link update to the Jubilee bracelet?

Okay, I'll shut up now.
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AppleMark
Nice! What I dig about that one is that it goes just as well with raw denim and a T-shirt as it does with tailored clothing, and there's no need to take it off the wrist or baby it if you want to go for a dip since it's a perfect beach watch as well. Those blue dials look especially good on a sunny day.
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So, since someone complained about the Rolex only show, I have some Zenith El Primero love for you all.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Zenith chronos are fantastic, thanks for that! Zenith had a show at a local shop recently and I was really impressed with a lot of the models. They have a very complete range and the designs only look like they're improving; it's nice to see them making distinctive models with some originality. They're a true watchmaking company, and that I respect very much.
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Wow! Congrats!  I've been away, so forgive the late response.  I can't wait to see one in person when they reach the States.  That just might be my favorite current Rolex diving watch.   The dial is really cool with its non-glossy finish.  I am a bit unsure of the minute markers going all the way around the bezel, but maybe its just that I'm am so used to decades of Subs and older SDs having minute marks to 15.  Although, I'm sure I'd get used to that quickly.  Absolutely, great looking watch!  Congrats and enjoy ! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I love the El Primero based Daytonas.  Here is a bit of Daytona/El Primero love right back at you!






I also find the DJ II and DD II, look bloated and as though there is something off with the proportions.  I'm sure everything was increased in the same proportions, but to me they just don't look as elegant and proper as the originals.  This is a situation that demonstrates larger for the sake of larger isn't always an improvement....even if some people are of the mindset bigger is better.  
I'm not really a fan of a Sub with a dinner jacket or tux, but 007 gets a pass.  As no-one on SF is 007..sorry no passes for anyone else. 
Thanks, really enjoying this! The watch hasn't left my wrist since getting it.

No surprise that it's my favourite current diver's model as well, as it addresses every single (minor) nitpick I've had with the ceramic sports range. The small minute markers from 16 to 59 are only two-thirds of a millimetre long so they aren't as obvious in real life as they are with a full-screen-sized photo. Even the stepped end links that a few watch-forum autists have been bitching about make perfect sense when the watch is actually being worn. Their shape/angle flows seamlessly with the bracelet (at least on my wrist) and there's internal design consistency with the raised centre part of the end link.

I honestly wouldn't change a thing.

Watches (and things in general) aren't that important in the grand scheme, but it's kinda nice to have something that's seaworthy for jumping in the water or just tossing a disc around with the dog, ya know? It's something you can just put on and not stress about, and it's had a very busy weekend in the nearly-endless Nordic light this time of year.



Since I missed out on the earlier round of DB watch-plus-car shots, here's my contribution. A friend was snapping heaps of photos yesterday and she happened to snag one while we were checking to see if there was time to get to the Thai-soup place before closing; I swear I don't intentionally have photos done of me looking at my watch! facepalm.gif



I'm no secret agent, so I certainly won't be wearing it in formal situations. (Not a fan of the tux-plus-diver's-watch thing, either). Always nice to see those 4030-movement Daytonæ of yours, thanks!
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And speaking of blue dials, I've been wearing this one all weekend....but not with jeans:
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Groovy watch; it's nice to have some variety in colour and shape, eh?
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^^ LOL, is that a horse in your backseat?
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Is that you in the white tux mimo my man!!!
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