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You do t even like the regular AT, mimo? The one with the blue dial? (I know you don't like the 3-hour date mark) biggrin.gif

 

I like everything about it except the 3 o'clock date, yes!  That GMT chrono a couple of pages back is even better.

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Today I strapped on that watch that mimo detests, on a rubber strap that Dino dislikes. I don't know why I own this watch, it's so ugly and commonplace.

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Much as I prefer it in its original Oyster suit, the love is still strong! But as you have a couple of the others on rubber, maybe try a NATO?
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Much as I prefer it in its original Oyster suit, the love is still strong! But as you have a couple of the others on rubber, maybe try a NATO?

Yep. This one will stay on the bracelet.

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These rubbers are so damn comfortable it's so habit forming.
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These rubbers are so damn comfortable it's so habit forming.

Said for the first time by a man, ever.
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Hahaha!

Try something different, Frilly my dear pal - you always have your rubbers for emergencies! You have to at least try the Bond NATO on a Sub by law. Or maybe something leather but casual - suede maybe? Even a soft leather NATO? If nothing else, it's an excuse for more pics!

P.S. SD on Oyster is perfectly lovely.
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Said for the first time by a man, ever.

Hahaha, I am angry someone beat me to the punch.

Dat Seadweller. The sub looks pretty great as well.

So I saw this on the 'Dink the other day:




Gorgeous, no doubt. However... for half of a million bucks... does the movement spacer bother you? I get it, it would make little sense developing a caliber to fit into what is a tonneau-but-close-to-round case. But still.

441,000CHF seems a bit on the astronomically high side though. Lange DS seems reasonable with those kinds of prices.
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Hahaha, I am angry someone beat me to the punch.

Dat Seadweller. The sub looks pretty great as well.

So I saw this on the 'Dink the other day:




Gorgeous, no doubt. However... for half of a million bucks... does the movement spacer bother you? I get it, it would make little sense developing a caliber to fit into what is a tonneau-but-close-to-round case. But still.

441,000CHF seems a bit on the astronomically high side though. Lange DS seems reasonable with those kinds of prices.

 

And that bad boy is not white gold or platinum either.  It's acier - steel.  Da 'Dink has much love for rare steel pieces but I have this irrational need for precious metal once the price goes north of, oh, $20K.

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And that bad boy is not white gold or platinum either.  It's acier - steel.  Da 'Dink has much love for rare steel pieces but I have this irrational need for precious metal once the price goes north of, oh, $20K.

Yes, I forgot to mention that. I really, really, really don't understand the love for rare steel pieces. Other than for the sake of being a collector's piece, it makes no sense for the 5950A to be in Steel. At half a mill... it better be Platinum. Or at least white gold.
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Talk about a long decision making process- I can see posts in this thread from 4 years ago talking about getting this watch. It's finally happening this week:



I'm in the extremely fortunate position of being able to get this as my dressier watch and something else yet to be finalized for more casual wear. I do prefer the all-brushed look of generations past, but this is a father's day/various other celebratory milestones culminating, so it was important to my wife that I get something new. For me it's classic Rolex and one of the few watches they are making right now that I love.

It's going to be a special moment, can't wait to get it sized and start wearing.

Of course, that means 1 down, 1 to go, so I'll be posting more frequently now soliciting opinions icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Talk about a long decision making process- I can see posts in this thread from 4 years ago talking about getting this watch. It's finally happening this week:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I'm in the extremely fortunate position of being able to get this as my dressier watch and something else yet to be finalized for more casual wear. I do prefer the all-brushed look of generations past, but this is a father's day/various other celebratory milestones culminating, so it was important to my wife that I get something new. For me it's classic Rolex and one of the few watches they are making right now that I love.

It's going to be a special moment, can't wait to get it sized and start wearing.

Of course, that means 1 down, 1 to go, so I'll be posting more frequently now soliciting opinions icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

congrats on the classic DJ! Looks perfect.
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Congrats bbb, please post some wrist shots whenever you can.

That's a classic-looking DJ right there....many prefer the jubilee / fluted look, but I think if I ever went in that particular Rolex direction, I'd opt for something like this.



And frilly, I agree with mimo, you should ditch the rubber and try some different NATOs on that "ugly, commonplace" ceramic Sub biggrin.gif

Especially now that it's summertime. They're so easy to swap, and we know you like a bit of color.
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Said for the first time by a man, ever.

:rotflmao:  Funniest reply I've seen here in ages!  

 

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Gorgeous, no doubt. However... for half of a million bucks... does the movement spacer bother you? I get it, it would make little sense developing a caliber to fit into what is a tonneau-but-close-to-round case. But still.

I don't find the spacer offensive in this piece as its not a huge spacer.  I've seen worse ones when companies just increase the case size of a watch, but continue using the movement from a previous smaller model.  If it was a significantly smaller movement with lots of dead space on the back with just a tiny porthole to view the movement, I would have issues with this piece.

 

As Frills pointed out, my issue is buying that watch in SS.  At that kind of money I want it in a precious metal.  However, as long as collectors say, they are rare because they only made X amount of these then it doesn't matter what they make it from, they will sell.  About 20 something years ago, Lange made Lange 1s in stainless steel, it was their "Entry level" Lange one.  They were made for a short time...so not many were made and today they sell at auction for several times more than a Lange 1 in gold or platinum.  I'd rather "Save" myself some money and get one in gold or platinum. 

 

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Talk about a long decision making process- I can see posts in this thread from 4 years ago talking about getting this watch. It's finally happening this week:
I'm in the extremely fortunate position of being able to get this as my dressier watch and something else yet to be finalized for more casual wear. I do prefer the all-brushed look of generations past, but this is a father's day/various other celebratory milestones culminating, so it was important to my wife that I get something new. For me it's classic Rolex and one of the few watches they are making right now that I love.
 

Congrats!  I am sure you will get many years of good use and enjoyment from your new Rolex.  My oldest Rolex turns 20 this year and its still going strong!  

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Originally Posted by Dillardiv View Post

You all chimed in when I was asking for some advice between a Pelagos, Sub, and GMT BLNR. I ended up with the GMT and I'm really glad I went that way. Feels more differentiated than a sub and looks great in a lot of environments, especially my business casual office. Thanks for those that encouraged me to get what I really wanted and not settle for a substitute.

Outstanding. Congrats!
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So here's my latest... out of all I've owned I've never really liked this one. I always leaned toward the historics...but when i saw it again recently, i was kinda smitten and really wanted to get one. fast forward a few months and my great wife made it happen for my 31st birthday and 1st fathers day. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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