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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

Looks great Derek!  Enjoy it and happy belated birthday!  Looks like you found a great way to mark the occasion. 

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Congrats BBB and DerekS!  Those are both beautiful pieces!

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Congrats, BBB, I love that clean classic look.

 

Del Boy, that's a beauty: I'm a sucker for the small seconds, and I like the way it's balanced with the date...and that monster crown and polished bezel...that's a watch with personality in an appealingly deviant way.  Just like you.  Big love.

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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.

Although it would never be mistaken for a sport watch, IMO oyster bracelet/smooth bezel looks more casual, which is what I wanted. The fluted white gold is too bling-y for me. I wanted something with classic proportions that was understated.
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Congrats BBB and DerekS!  Those are both beautiful pieces!

what he said. smile.gif
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Congratulations, BBB and DerekS! Timepieces for meaningful times in your life - one zillion thumbs up!

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what he said. smile.gif
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Congratulations, BBB and DerekS! Timepieces for meaningful times in your life - one zillion thumbs up!

and all of this! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Derek is to Panerai as Frilly is to Patek.

Just working their way through entire collections.

Oh and btw your wife is obviously a keeper. Congrats.
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Ive got a stainless steel oceanfront property in Oklahoma to sell you

I've got a Ti igloo to sell you. I'm sure you'll LOVE it!
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I've got a Ti igloo to sell you. I'm sure you'll LOVE it!

 

If you want a one for one trade Im down! I think I can flip it.

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Congrats DS - 104?
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Yep. This one will stay on the bracelet. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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These rubbers are so damn comfortable it's so habit forming.
Good call. While I'm not a massive fan of rubber straps, I will say that it's among the few current Rolex models that would be acceptable on a solid-colour NATO. Not that I'm likely to bother, though; I tend to keep them quarantined to old-school pilot's watches with acrylic crystals.

The reason it would work OK on NATO (or rubber... I guess) is that the satin dial can look exactly like the old-school matte dials at times. They can look identical head-on (except for the WG surrounds, obviously), but because the new dial has a clear lacquer over the matte base, it takes on the appearance of a glossy dial when viewed past a certain angle. The lacquered matte dial, the slimmer lugs and the narrower crown guards are the design changes that tipped me into getting one, as I wasn't quite compelled by the new Submariner models.

Here are a few photos to try (and mostly fail) to show what I mean about it having both matte and glossy characteristics by comparing it to an example of each. I'll post better examples next time there's a rainy day and I have the inclination to mess around with lighting gear:



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Great pics, Belligero.

They definitely demonstrate that chameleon-like characteristic of the new SD. It seems like such a great watch in so many ways.



BTW, did anybody notice what was on Rolex ambassador Martin Kaymer's wrist while hoisting the US Open trophy this past weekend?

Looks like he's got a little platinum (Daytona) to go with that sterling silver.






photo credit - Tampa Bay Times
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Well, it is official, I have a new grail watch. I have a lot of grail watches, but most of them are mostly unattainable unless something magical happens to me. But this one, in time, could be a reality.

Any guesses?
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What was your old grail watch? That may help...
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