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HUGE fan of the Milgauss. Very nice!!

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Is something stamped into the case side? What?
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Is something stamped into the case side? What?
That is just a protective sticker with a bar code. Typical on all new Rolexes.
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Ah, ok. I don't think mine had that, but then it's been a few decades since it was new.
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At the risk of causing the heavens to rend asunder: I prefer the 39mm version for size.  But for a 36mm Rolex I'd pick the plain old Oyster, and do away with those irritating Arabic numbers.  The new grey one is lovely.


+1 mimo.

I found the 36mm Explorer a touch too small for me personally, but that's always subjective, and comes down to not only wrist size, but also shape.

Admittedly, I don't wear this one enough, but feel it was the right choice between the two. (*And yes, the watch hands are "too short", said every 39mm-hater, ever.) I'm not even going to argue that. Point conceded.







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A different perspective on my BLNR. After 7 months of love, the polished center links are all scratched up. Does it make me love it less? No. What's to point of a fine time piece if it doesn't fit into your life? Any of the RO owners care to share what the bracelet looks like on the underside of their wrist? I've wondered what those look like as the finish on AP's is top notch and brushed just so.


Daytona gives me the same issue re: polished center links, but as others have mentioned, a little wabi-sabi just gives the watch a bit more charm and personality, right? IT'S NOT EVEN REALLY YOURS UNTIL YOU SCRATCH IT! (Ha!) Ultimately, I embraced the little swirls and scratches for the beautiful imperfection that they bring to an awesome chronograph.



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Hmmm... I could get behind this attitude.  I've seen some interested in vintage Omegas and Rolexes that seem pretty reasonably priced and already have some of the dings of age.  Maybe I'll get one of those, bang it around a while, and see what I think.  

Yes.

That's what I'm talking about!

Start somewhere, take the plunge, and add a few of your own love marks.



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Regarding transportation, my ride home from work took me through the Royal Palace park. On a crappy city bike. Crappy, but the workout is all the better for it. For a nominal yearly fee, I need not worry about parking my bike, and can choose to take public transport either way. As a bonus, I get to dodge hapless tourists and ring the bell at pretty hipster girl riding in summer dresses. Oh, and have a nice view of my chosen timepiece. Today it was the Oysterquartz

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NS, living the dream...

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HUGE fan of the Milgauss. Very nice!!

I'm not sure what to do about the Milguass.

The "vert" sapphire is still a bit overrated IMO, but at the same time the white dial version seems to be horribly UNDERrated.

Feels like that watch is the one Rolex "sports model" that the ADs always have in the case. Always.

"Have you guys got the new SeaDweller yet?"

"Um, no. Sorry sir. Can we interest you in a Milgauss?"
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Ah, ok. I don't think mine had that, but then it's been a few decades since it was new.
It's fairly recent. Maybe 5-7 years or so I believe.
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Funnily enough, I've seen both the new SD and the old SD on sale in the last week or so.  But you're right - that seems to be the ugly sister of Milgausses.  Although in some ways it should be the classy choice.

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i have seen enough scratched and chipped sapphire crystals in my day to disagree, but im glad you have not had any issues.

in other news, minty fresh still with the plastic wrap!



 

 

Got to give this one some Rolex love. +1.

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Right then, a challenge for you proper nerds: simply, is this a fake?

 

 

I was shown this the other day, and something smelt off right from the beginning.  Firstly, whichever angle I looked at it, the dial didn't seem to be sitting vertically.  Still doesn't here.  Secondly, the finish on the bracelet and case just wasn't as "sharp" as I feel on any other RO.  I could put it down to its being used, but it didn't seem right.  And now I've compared this pic to several others on sale, there are a couple of other things: the nuts in the bezel don't look right - not flat or precise enough.  Also, although I've seen versions with and without the numbered minute markers, those with also seem to have a black border around the date window, and those without, not.  This is half and half.  And most of all, it has a solid caseback when I thought that was just the chronos, and it felt a touch light.

 

Sorry it's just one poor pic, but I have faith in you. Educate me, AP masters.  Is this a naughty fake?  If so, I might be about to cause some trouble...

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^^ That does not look genuine to me. It looks like it's trying to be a 15300. The bezel screws are off. Not flat enough. The AP is not large enough, the seconds hand is not right. I don't ever recall seeing a seconds hand model with the numbered minute indecies. I thought that was only on the Jumbo. (I could be wrong there). And if it is mocking a 15300, the dial should be silver...not white.
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Right then, a challenge for you proper nerds: simply, is this a fake? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



I was shown this the other day, and something smelt off right from the beginning.  Firstly, whichever angle I looked at it, the dial didn't seem to be sitting vertically.  Still doesn't here.  Secondly, the finish on the bracelet and case just wasn't as "sharp" as I feel on any other RO.  I could put it down to its being used, but it didn't seem right.  And now I've compared this pic to several others on sale, there are a couple of other things: the nuts in the bezel don't look right - not flat or precise enough.  Also, although I've seen versions with and without the numbered minute markers, those with also seem to have a black border around the date window, and those without, not.  This is half and half.  And most of all, it has a solid caseback when I thought that was just the chronos, and it felt a touch light.
Sorry it's just one poor pic, but I have faith in you. Educate me, AP masters.  Is this a naughty fake?  If so, I might be about to cause some trouble...
Well, I'm no AP master, but it looks like it could be a 14790 model. What reference number is on the back?
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Well, I'm no AP master, but it looks like it could be a 14790 model. What reference number is on the back?
Good call! That does address most of my issues. The bezel screws still do not look good, though, to me. Unless it is older, maybe.
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Good call! That does address most of my issues. The bezel screws still do not look good, though, to me. Unless it is older, maybe.

Here's a link to one that was for sale many years ago. I can't say this one is genuine either but it sure does look a lot like the one mimo posted.

http://forums.watchnet.com/index.php?t=msg&th=13123&rid=0
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Perhaps this is a silly question: was there a 39mm version?  I was looking around and can only see 33 and 36...(the one in TC's link is the latter)

 

*Edit: also, although I can't remember the reference etc on the caseback, the clasp was different - same sliding mechanism but with that AP logo thing going on when you open it.

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No, the 14790 was a 36-mm-only watch. It's a substantial size with that case design, however; it isn't a small watch and it doesn't look like one, either.
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