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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

I am voting Frilly needs something outside of the Rolex spectrum for a GMT/Travel watch.  What about the lovely PP Nautilus Chronograph Travel Time (5990A)?  I mean he already knows the Nautilus fits well on his wrist!

 

One of my ADs offered me the very first 5990/1A that hit his store - it's a thick watch, lots of wrist presence. It's thicker than what used to be the thickest Nautilus (the 5980/1A chrono).  I'm no hater of thick watches (hell, I have two DSSDs), but I passed on this one.

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

He's on a Rolex bender, let him see it through.  I'm still betting Panerais and Big Pilots next year.  Watching Frilly is fun.

 

I am on a "sabbatical" from acquisitions (albeit with many, many exceptions - if I need to replace clothes that have worn down, that doesn't count; orders placed from last year but only arriving now don't count; acquisitions financed by trading in other pieces don't count... HAHAHA)... But part of my brain is actually figuring out the trade-in math for which pieces I might give up to get a ref 116618LB - the blue cerachrom bezel, sunburst blue dial all YG Sub.  Pre-owned, probably obtainable with no cash out by trading in one of my DSSDs, my SubC 114060, and maybe one more less expensive piece.  In terms of steel Rolex divers, that would still leave me with the DBlue DSSD, the SD4000, and (though I shouldn't count it), my wife's ref 116610LV.

 

But - why do this kind of math and torture myself!  Enough!  Hahahahahaha.

 

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

The dial of the Nautilus TT is a mess in pictures. Maybe it looks better in person, but I am not a fan from what I've seen in pics.

 

As usual, it looks better in person.  But, given the price point you can't have any single qualm about how this watch is rendered IMHO.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

One of my ADs offered me the very first 5990/1A that hit his store - it's a thick watch, lots of wrist presence. It's thicker than what used to be the thickest Nautilus (the 5980/1A chrono).  I'm no hater of thick watches (hell, I have two DSSDs), but I passed on this one.

For me the only 2 Nautilus models that are appealing are the 5711 and 5712.  Both have great proportions and their thinness, makes them wearable, versatile for dress or casual, and is part of their heritage from the famous 3700 Jumbo of the past.  I find most of the other dial configurations available detract from the Nautilus, and the thickness of the 5980/1A and 5990/1A and their pushers just distort the overall appearance in person. They are definitely high quality, nice watches, but not models that I would wish to own.  

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OK Frilly, I will help you out and take the 114060 -a bit lowbrow for you. But only if you don't let your wife touch it; seems she is a high risk desk diver. PM to negotiate!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Gents,

my BLNR has arrived.  I haven't gotten all the plastic off and as JB said, its a tough watch to photograph!!!  I've just taken a few quick photos, but I love the new cerachrom bezel.   Definitely a different look and feel than my 16570 Explorer II, but it fits in well with my little collection.  This is also the first time in roughly 20 years that I've owned a GMT Master.  Thanks for all the kind words from my brothers here, and to the infamous Frills for "Returning the favor," concerning my various enabling texts to him in the past cheers.gif

Below are a few quick pix. Enjoy!
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Welcome to the BLNR gang! Enjoying mine today!

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Welcome to the BLNR gang! Enjoying mine today!

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Thanks!  Your BLNR is looking great!!!

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RFX pics are best pics.
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I missed his avatar.

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Guy I had lunch with today turned out to be a watch nut and was wearing a BLNR. In low light the blue on the bezel was very subtle - at first I thought he just had a regular GMT. Very nice watch though.
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I would only buy gold or platinum Rolex, the stainless steel are faked so much these days. I just saw a bunch coming through legitimate auction with all sorts of certificates.
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I would only buy gold or platinum Rolex, the stainless steel are faked so much these days. I just saw a bunch coming through legitimate auction with all sorts of certificates.

Really sorry but this is the most asinine thing I have ever read.
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Precious metals and sporty/tool watches never made much sense to me

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I was thinking... has anyone seen a watch with only one hand? The minute hand really isn't necessary unless you want to see down to the minute as you can approximate the minutes from the hour hand. Would be an interesting design.
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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post

Precious metals and sporty/tool watches never made much sense to me
Agree 100%, they also scratch easely. May be titanium would be some sort of hedge from fakes . Short of buying from Rolex auth. dealer I would not touch that brand.
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

Really sorry but this is the most asinine thing I have ever read.

I only buy vintage models hence my apprehension.
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Are these 3 Cellini models relatively new? Hadn't seen them before but they look really nice. Opinions?

I had seen previous models, but not these three

http://www.rolex.com/watches.html#cellini-collection





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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I was thinking... has anyone seen a watch with only one hand? The minute hand really isn't necessary unless you want to see down to the minute as you can approximate the minutes from the hour hand. Would be an interesting design.

Schauer - http://www.schauer-germany.com/en/kollektion.php?p=3&img=1




Pita Barcelona - https://www.pita.es/jsp/pita-minimal-less-is-more-the-elegance-of-minimalism.jsp



I know there are several others.
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