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rfx, king of baller leathers, baller sneakers and now Rolexes. Please don't buy that MontBlanc shog[1].gif
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Oh I wasn't considering the Montblanc. I just wanted to get a discussion going about it. It's practically an entry-level complication and even though they give a lot for the price and discount you can get for it later on, there are way more other watches ahead of it in my wish list.
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RFX - any reason you passed on the new Oyster during your recent acquisition spree? Seems like it's right up your alley.
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Alright, sorry if I aggravated some with the Montblanc discussion. lol8[1].gif

Let's get some wrist shots in here!
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:inlove:Great photo and great watch!  I love my Daytonas.  I don't think anyone was aggravated by your asking about Montblanc watches.  I think possibly you are mistaking some very blunt, honest opinions for being aggravated.  While a Montblanc isn't a watch I'd advise someone to spend their hard earned $$$ on, if someone really likes it and wants it, he should go for it.  In the end its not my $$$ , so if after considering other options its still someone's dream watch, he should get it.  

 

Since you mentioned wrist shots, here is a quick wrist shot of the lum on my Daytona.  Sorry, not a great photo due to low light situation. 

 

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I like the Daytona (particularly the gold variants), but never quite "got" it. Based on my limited experience/wrist time with the stainless models, I found it to be somewhat unsubstantial. And I'm a fan of smaller watches. I dunno.
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this made me lol a little (lolal?)

http://editorial.designtaxi.com/news-infwatchtype170914/2.jpg


Hilariously accurate.

Except I went from a Pam to a '68 5513 haha
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I like the Daytona (particularly the gold variants), but never quite "got" it. Based on my limited experience/wrist time with the stainless models, I found it to be somewhat unsubstantial. And I'm a fan of smaller watches. I dunno.

No watch can be everything to everyone.  As for the SS versions being unsubstantial...I don't know what that is in reference to?  Is that in reference to weight or feel of the bracelet?  If so the bracelets on older steel models used hollow center links and a stamped steel clasp.  The bracelets are vastly improved with solid links through out and a machined clasp.  But again...hey if its not for you, no big deal.  There are lots of other watches on the market.  

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I love the Daytona in white dial and steel, brown leather strap. I think this conbination works really well in the Daytona

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For the first time in a long time (since last December), I have an INCOMING!!

 

Very excited as I've waited patiently .... I'll show you guys as soon as she's on the wrist next week.  :)

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For the first time in a long time (since last December), I have an INCOMING!!

Very excited as I've waited patiently .... I'll show you guys as soon as she's on the wrist next week.  smile.gif
Any hints?
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I was about 25k short. frown.gif

Story of my life.
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RFX - any reason you passed on the new Oyster during your recent acquisition spree? Seems like it's right up your alley.

Which new oyster?

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I like the Daytona (particularly the gold variants), but never quite "got" it. Based on my limited experience/wrist time with the stainless models, I found it to be somewhat unsubstantial. And I'm a fan of smaller watches. I dunno.

It really is subjective and as Dino said, not one watch can be perfect for everyone. To me, it just works. It wears much smaller than the 40mm case so it fits me just about perfect. Weight is nice too, not as heavy as the Submariner but those solid links really make the watch feel robust. The gold and platinum version feels even more hefty with their weight. The overall package including the lighter weight makes it a great daily wearer, much easier to dress up and down than most would think.

Most say the Sub is the best choice if you want to have that one and only Rolex for your life (and the most versatile) but to me it is the Daytona for the exact reasons I listed.
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Which new oyster?
It really is subjective and as Dino said, not one watch can be perfect for everyone. To me, it just works. It wears much smaller than the 40mm case so it fits me just about perfect. Weight is nice too, not as heavy as the Submariner but those solid links really make the watch feel robust. The gold and platinum version feels even more hefty with their weight. The overall package including the lighter weight makes it a great daily wearer, much easier to dress up and down than most would think.
 

 

That's because it's actually 38.5mm. :satisfied:

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That's because it's actually 38.5mm. satisfied.gif


???
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Take a caliper and measure it around the case at 10 and 4. Don't include the Chrono pushers. Voila. 38.5mm.

To be fair the modern SubC TRF 114270 is 40.5mm using the same method.

@Belligero measured the Daytona and the Sub using a caliper somewhere in Europe, and I confirmed the same results at Wempe in NYC, shocking two SAs who did the measuring for me. Now you know why it wears smaller than 40mm. It IS smaller than 40mm.
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