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Stitchy, is there a 15300 with the silver dial?  Of the non-chronos, I have to say the silver dial is the stand out on the 15400...the way the light plays tricks with it is awesome.  There's some guy in Houston might agree.  The white ones just don't do it in the same way, imho.

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Nomos Zurich Blaugold? The design is far more coherent than the Rolex, and more versatile too! In house movement, superb finishing, I'd say it compares very well.

 

 

I do like that Nomos a lot - and the Ahoi Atlantik as well.  But even Nomos' 'sporty' models have something of a delicate dress-watch look to them.  And at present I am looking for something on a bracelet.  Think along the lines of a Seamaster Aqua Terra for another example of the type of watch that like the DateJust and Oyster Perpetual kind of walk in the middle of the road between dress and sport.

 

There are actually a few non-Rolex models that appeal (including trying to dig up an old IWC Mark XV) but I was really curious to see if I could find a Rolex that speaks to me enough to buy it.  Sadly, it seems all my very favorite Rolex dials are reserved for precious metal or two-tone pieces regardless of model. 

 

And if I decide I can live with the date bubble (which I did for some time with a lovely vintage 1803) then my options open up. I've tried on the model posted immediately below and quite like it but for the bubble. But I was hoping to get just exactly the watch I want from them - which is surprisingly hard given their vast array of options.  That just got smaller if @TheWraith is right and this blue dial example I posted earlier has been discontinued.

 

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Just because it's discontinued, doesn't mean nobody has it left in stock.  But just in case, two wild cards for you, one cheaper and one more expensive:

 

1.  The Oysterquartz came in a blue dial version.  Around with box for under $3k.  I'm seriously considering this myself, given the price - and the bracelet is gorgeous, I think.

 

2.  Glashuette Original Senator Seventies - there's a blue dial option, or the grey is also awesome, on a bracelet.  The chronograph is rather more expensive, with a cool new column wheel movement.  But the standard Panorama Date (which isn't at 3 o'clock and/or under a bubble) is very appealing.

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Just because it's discontinued, doesn't mean nobody has it left in stock.  But just in case, two wild cards for you, one cheaper and one more expensive:

 

1.  The Oysterquartz came in a blue dial version.  Around with box for under $3k.  I'm seriously considering this myself, given the price - and the bracelet is gorgeous, I think.

 

2.  Glashuette Original Senator Seventies - there's a blue dial option, or the grey is also awesome, on a bracelet.  The chronograph is rather more expensive, with a cool new column wheel movement.  But the standard Panorama Date (which isn't at 3 o'clock and/or under a bubble) is very appealing.

 

True - just might be harder to source locally.  But then we do have about a bazillion Rolex dealers so my chances are fair.

 

Thanks for the suggestions.  I do not do pricey quartz, so that particular Rolex is out.

 

The GO Senator Sixties is truly beautiful, but really is almost a pure dress watch, IMO, even with a blue dial.  The Senator Seventies is closer to the bracelet / not too sporty / not too dressy type of piece I have in mind, but is a touch big.

 

I should clarify that I'm not looking for a blue dial as a primary purchase criterion - that just happened to be the particular Rolex no-date model that I found most appealing.

 

Thanks Mimo.

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1.  The Oysterquartz came in a blue dial version.  Around with box for under $3k.  I'm seriously considering this myself, given the price - and the bracelet is gorgeous, I think.

This looks great:



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Looking for pics, I came across oysterquartz.net. Interestingly, Rolex had a perpetual calendar Oysterquartz with a silent movement in the works at one time, and made about a dozen of the prototype before cancelling it.
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This looks great:
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Looking for pics, I came across oysterquartz.net. Interestingly, Rolex had a perpetual calendar Oysterquartz with a silent movement in the works at one time, and made about a dozen of the prototype before cancelling it.

 

I would really like to own one of those. 

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what about 15450? from looking at the photos, the dial size seems to same at the 15300, just 1mm thinner in the bezel, I am just guessing here. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

For some reason, the 15400 appeals to much more than the 450. Its not some much the size of the 300 over the 400, its more just some of the smaller details.
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Stitchy, is there a 15300 with the silver dial?  Of the non-chronos, I have to say the silver dial is the stand out on the 15400...the way the light plays tricks with it is awesome.  There's some guy in Houston might agree.  The white ones just don't do it in the same way, imho.

I have to see it in person, but from what I have seen, the white dial is the only one I am interested in. The silver dial is too much silver along with an all steel watch for me. I need some contrast, and the white just just that, while still coming off crisp and clean.
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For some reason, the 15400 appeals to much more than the 450. Its not some much the size of the 300 over the 400, its more just some of the smaller details.
I have to see it in person, but from what I have seen, the white dial is the only one I am interested in. The silver dial is too much silver along with an all steel watch for me. I need some contrast, and the white just just that, while still coming off crisp and clean.

If I am not mistaken...on the 15300/15400, the white and silver dial are one in the same. 

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If I am not mistaken...on the 15300/15400, the white and silver dial are one in the same. 

Sounds about right. Thats what I thought before mimos post. But after his post I thought maybe not. If they are one and the same, then its probably just the lighting in different pics I have seen that make up the difference between what looks like nice contrast to me me, and what looks like a little too much silver. In any case, in person viewing is needed, and soon. And I love the white dial so hard.

This pic makes me ache.

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Sounds about right. Thats what I thought before mimos post. But after his post I thought maybe not. If they are one and the same, then its probably just the lighting in different pics I have seen that make up the difference between what looks like nice contrast to me me, and what looks like a little too much silver. In any case, in person viewing is needed, and soon. And I love the white dial so hard.

This pic makes me ache.
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I have had that watch on. It is freaking unreal. There are only 3 dial choices. Black, Blue and Silver.  

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I have had that watch on. It is freaking unreal. There are only 3 dial choices. Black, Blue and Silver.  

That was my understanding as well. I cannot wait to try them on.
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That was my understanding as well. I cannot wait to try them on.

That silver dial is so stunning in person that you are going to forget all about whatever contrast you might want. It is different at every angle. 

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TWAT spectacularly busy for a weekend. Say what you want, @mafoofan has really upped the discussion of late

Anyways just wanted to share a quickie - my first sapphire crystal ding, on my DSSD no less. Must've whacked it against something pretty hard, this is where the thickness hurts I must admit. Anyways, didn't want to send it to RSC, as I heard they insist on a full service on top of any crystal work. Since the scratch seemed relatively small and shallow, and thankfully away from the bezel, I figured I would try the diamond paste route. 8 minutes later and voila - clean crystal once again.

Hope for those that worry about scratching the glass smile.gif

the scratch is at about 7'oclock next to the "O" in "Officially". Small but damn if it didn't annoy me every time I looked down at it


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3 different grades of diamond paste - about $35 total with shipping

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A little patience, a lot of scotch tape..

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Nice clean crystal again..

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It's going to be a good Sunday. Even if my 'Skins are going to lose tomorrow...
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This pic makes me ache.

Why isn't the Grand Tapisserie put on straight?
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