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post #34831 of 48312

I knew I could rely on you, Stitchy.  I guess I'll have this when you have your Royal Oak.  Deal?

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Fantastic composition on this photo
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I knew I could rely on you, Stitchy.  I guess I'll have this when you have your Royal Oak.  Deal?

Hopefully soon for the both of us!
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Haven't checked in with you guys in a long time, a wedding picture from Saturday late night...

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^^^ Watches like that make me smile.

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I have a new love for a new Rolex.  It is everything I hoped it would be.  Seen in the flesh for the first time today.  Not mine of course, just more tyre-kicking, this time in Dubai Duty Free.  But I'm seriously going to be  dreaming of driving this one away. 





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Seriously, at under $5k for a Rolex brand new from the AD or whatever, this is really something.  The classic 36mm size doesn't look at all small because the proportions of the bracelet are so right.  The all-brushed surfaces bar the polished bezel, are perfection.  I like stick markers anyway, pilots and certain Germans excepted, and the double markers on this balancing the crown logo make it look kind of sporty and fresh without undermining the classic style, IMHO.  And of course, no date...

I haven't seen the other "grape" dial colours, only this one - which is the one I thought I'd like, and I do.  It's very much grey rather than silver, but catches the light and changes colour according to its surroundings, making it a lot more interesting to look at than the website pics would indicate.  At the same time, being close in tone to the case and bracelet, it's subtle and understated.  So previous joking aside, this is one hell of a "one watch".

The Sea Dweller might have been the star of TWAT among the new Rolexes, and the Golden Pimpepsi the most eye-catching too.  But in reality, this is the one I've really been waiting to see: the humble, entry-level Oyster with a new dial.  Literally the cheapest, simplest, smallest man-size Rolex.  I really, really like it.

+1 mimo. The new Oyster Perpetual's are very nice indeed. I'm also seriously considering one. Perhaps the blue, Explorer-style dial version.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I have a new love for a new Rolex.  It is everything I hoped it would be.  Seen in the flesh for the first time today.  Not mine of course, just more tyre-kicking, this time in Dubai Duty Free.  But I'm seriously going to be  dreaming of driving this one away. 





  Moar (Click to show)













Seriously, at under $5k for a Rolex brand new from the AD or whatever, this is really something.  The classic 36mm size doesn't look at all small because the proportions of the bracelet are so right.  The all-brushed surfaces bar the polished bezel, are perfection.  I like stick markers anyway, pilots and certain Germans excepted, and the double markers on this balancing the crown logo make it look kind of sporty and fresh without undermining the classic style, IMHO.  And of course, no date...

I haven't seen the other "grape" dial colours, only this one - which is the one I thought I'd like, and I do.  It's very much grey rather than silver, but catches the light and changes colour according to its surroundings, making it a lot more interesting to look at than the website pics would indicate.  At the same time, being close in tone to the case and bracelet, it's subtle and understated.  So previous joking aside, this is one hell of a "one watch".

The Sea Dweller might have been the star of TWAT among the new Rolexes, and the Golden Pimpepsi the most eye-catching too.  But in reality, this is the one I've really been waiting to see: the humble, entry-level Oyster with a new dial.  Literally the cheapest, simplest, smallest man-size Rolex.  I really, really like it.
Wow. That is, I think, my favorite watch in the current Rolex lineup. All the aesthetics of a well-proportioned vintage watch with modern Rolex engineering. I don't see anything I don't like.
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Figured I'd throw this in here... my Speedmaster 3570 on a Hirsch leather band.  No dress watch, but by far my favorite.  Certainly a lot nicer than most of the passe garbage I see being worn at my place of work (mostly oversized designer brands and casio g-shocks).

 

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That is a very nice looking piece. I haven't perused the entire Rolex line in many years but it's my recollection that their lower entry level stuff were not very attractive.
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This thread is winning.
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Rocking this one today. 2014 ROO safari. Wasn't so sure about the size/design as I'm more of a slim dress watch person, but it really grew on me





On a side not, finally completed the "Trinity"!

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Are my eyes are failing me or does the IWC Ingenieur look a lot like the VC Overseas? Poor man's edition of course.

Not sure that's a fair or accurate description. If you are suggesting IWC has copied VC, then you are way off the mark based on history. As most people here know, AP created a completely new market of luxury sport watches when the Royal Oak was released in 1972. It didn't catch on immediately as a success, but within a few years we saw others releasing their versions of luxury sports watches: Patek with the Nautilus, VC with the 222, GP with the Laureato, and IWC with the Jumbo Igenieur SL. All of the above were released in the late 1970s. The Ingenieur evolved and became a bit more angular, with sharper edges than the original Jumbo SL, it shrank to around 34mm in the 80's through the early 1990's, and then it grew to its original size and then beyond. The Igenieur has been around in one form or other for more than 3 decades.

During roughy the same period VC struggled with creating a lasting identity for their luxury sports watch. In the late 1970's they released the 222 , then in the 1980's the ugly 333, then the hideous Phideas, and then finally around 1996 the first generation Overseas, and then a few years ago the current 2nd gen Overseas.

I'm not a fan of either current offering, but I find the design of the Ingenieur to be a lot less blingy than the current Overseas. If you believe the 2 watches look similar, then perhaps it's the Overseas borrowing a theme from the Igenieur, as it's been around far longer. Personally, I'd take a VC 222 or an IWC Jumbo Igenieur SL over either of their current sports watch offerings.
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Where do people see the future of the Hulk sub? I prefer it to the black faced anniversary edition... I wonder how these will age? Apparently there were several variations too? They seem to hover around $7800 or so on TRF.

Not sure, but I have an ND Sub and the Hulk is next on my list. May be overkill buying two Submariners in a row but I love mine so much and I've had my eyes on the Hulk for quite a while.

So to answer question - no idea but buy one so we can admire it!
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"mimo's" Rolex is everything my Air King is supposed to be.


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What is lacking in the Air King?
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