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Great combination...compliments.

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Carrying on the Rolex/Tudor theme, I happened to stumble into the AD just the other day: curious to know if and when the SD4000 would arrive (ages!) and how it would compare to the Sub and DSSD, in person.  Anyway, as it wasn't there, I made another comparison:

 

 

 

 

 

My simple point is this: the Tudors, I think, have tidier proportions than the Sub.  Of course they're bigger, but even in proportion, the bracelet is slightly wider and the lugs shaped more gently into it.  The Black Bay in particular, with its thinner bezel, really has a lovely sense of balance about it, whether or not you like the hands etc etc.  Incidentally, I think the strap shades it for this model, but I can't wait to see the blue bezel on the bracelet when it arrives.

 

So like for like, I can see why someone would be weighing up carefully between the Pelagos and the Sub.  The chunky size of the former is offset by the tapered lugs and general consonance, and that matte bezel has a certain utilitarian purpose about it.  The thing is though, that the Pelagos isn't a Sub.  Putting them on the wrist one after another, and the difference in weight and feel is just enormous.  Suddenly, in reality, the Pelagos feels a little cheap.  Which it is comparatively, but no longer empirically.  It's pushing $5k list - classic mint used Sub money, and so I don't think the decision is that hard: if you want a Sub, get a Sub - used or new, in person it's just so much more.  Or maybe the SD4000 is the best of both?

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This is one of my favourite watches. Unfortunately one of the lugs broke and I got a 'replacement' case - I guess because the case isn't a true replacement, the chrono buttons don't work now. Not a biggee as I never use the function, but it's nice to have everything shipshape.
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I did a little editing for my friend on this.  There's no superhero here, but something along those lines in the coming sci-fi world...to which I hope to contribute.  Anyway, if you're into comic books and graphic novels, do take a look. smile.gif

Excellent! Feel free to check my stuff out too.

Wait.

You are literally TheWraith?

I f*ng worship you! Boom!

mimo - good stuff there!!!

P.S. I will never grow up. And judging by the blockbuster success of recent attempts by Hollywood to bring classic stories to the big screen, I'm not in the minority.
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saw it too, agree - quicksilver stole the show

rnguy001 - that ONE scene was so bad a**. Wow.
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you should make a frills-based superhero in them comics. too bad "The Watcher" is already trademarked
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"The Twatter" might not be an easy sell.  But I think there is the gem of an idea.  I'm going to email Neil Gibson and suggest some Frilly-based references for a future  character.  Watch this space.

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I am new to this thread, so just a general question, how do you tell if something on ebay is real?

For example

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191196941104

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171345879033

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Seamaster-Professional-James-Bond-Blue-Dial-300m-1000ft-Box-Papers-/161317823543?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item258f4aa437

Or I am better off finding some dealer in NYC (if I don't want to pay the price for brand new), anyone you guys would trust?
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Carrying on the Rolex/Tudor theme...

 

Nailed it. 

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SD today.
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Lovely SD zippyh! I don't know when Rolex started the fully graduated bezel for SDs versus Subs. Anyone know the history behind that?

Children's party. Clay. Paint. Water. Children. DSSD in the thick of it.

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Frills! Are you sure the DSSD can handle such wet conditions! I am not sure it was made for that smile.gif.

And in regards to your inquiry--I am pretty sure the fully graduated SD and DSSD bezels occurred in their most recent iterations. The SD of yore did not have a fully graduated bezel. However, the mil-subs of the 70s (5517) had a fully graduated bezel--or at least some of them. I believe this is where the inspiration was taken from.
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Frills! Are you sure the DSSD can handle such wet conditions! I am not sure it was made for that smile.gif.

And in regards to your inquiry--I am pretty sure the fully graduated SD and DSSD bezels occurred in their most recent iterations. The SD of yore did not have a fully graduated bezel. However, the mil-subs of the 70s (5517) had a fully graduated bezel--or at least some of them. I believe this is where the inspiration was taken from.

It wasn't the clay or paint I was worried about. It was the water that I needed to wash out the stuff afterwards. I mean, I got my watch WET. And the rubber strap too. I'm just so fortunate that the DSSD has a 12,800 ft depth rating. It really came in handy today, especially after my two year old peed all over me ten minutes after I took the picture.

Thanks for the info! Hmm. Mil-Subs. Heard those were the cheap stuff.
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Milsubs are for small timers. Heck, they gave them to people in the military.

And it sounds like all that was a job for bat-frills.
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Wait.

You are literally TheWraith?

I f*ng worship you! Boom!

mimo - good stuff there!!!

P.S. I will never grow up. And judging by the blockbuster success of recent attempts by Hollywood to bring classic stories to the big screen, I'm not in the minority.

My secret identity has been compromsied...yes, I am The Wraith. My avatar is, in fact, a photo of myself wink.gif
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