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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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With a flash.  


Belated congrats, Dino! smile.gif
post #40502 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

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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Yup, introduced early last year at Basel and just arrived at dealerships later.


Really looking forward to what Rolex got for us in this year Basel in about two months time.
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

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

It was special.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Yup, introduced early last year at Basel and just arrived at dealerships later.
Really looking forward to what Rolex got for us in this year Basel in about two months time.

I want to like all those Cellinis, but they seem have some small detail that leaves me feeling cold towards them. : [
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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.

You can look into Meistersinger as well. 

I own the Perigraph. It makes a great weekend watch, but I did not find it to be very practical when I wore it during my job. It's difficult to know the exact hour at a glance.

 

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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I would only buy gold or platinum Rolex, the stainless steel are faked so much these days

Oh big deal.  I've seen gold plated fake Rolex watches and other good brands with gold plating.  The metal you choose guarantees nothing.  There are also fake steel ROs, fake PP Nautilus and other good brands...Fake watches are not a Rolex thing anymore as fakes are a huge business.  Do your homework and buy from reputable sources.  

 

 

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Short of buying from Rolex auth. dealer I would not touch that brand.  I only buy vintage models hence my apprehension.

There are plenty of fake and "Franken-watch" vintage models out there too.  I've seen a "1655 Orange Hand Ex2" that started life as a vintage GMT Master.  However, values on Orange hands went up faster than on GMTs so someone took a GMT bought a replacement dial, Ex2  hands, and changed out the bezel...and miraculously a less valuable at the time GMT became a more valuable vintage orange Hand Ex2.  There have also been people who thought they bought an authentic PN/Exotic dial Daytona, when they actually got a standard but nice 6263 or 6265 that had the dial replaced at a later date.  I've also seen fake Patek Nautilus 3710s, fake AP Royal Oaks, and fake VCs.

 

The key thing is to do your homework and buy from a respected source. 

 

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Belated congrats, Dino! smile.gif

Thank you my friend!  :cheers: 

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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.

Google "Breguet Souscription" for the history.



I seem to recall AP made a lady's single hand watch with a squiggly hand but my google-fu is lacking today.
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What an insightful fellow you are.  Although I haven't bought a Hamilton.

And in a great stroke of coincidence.....I actually spent last weekend in Kentucky myself.
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Update to this - I ended up getting a cheap demagnetizer on ebay on Saturday which I surprisingly received today. Figured for $10 may as well see if it can save me from at least one chore. Demagnetizing is utterly trivial to do with one of these boxes. According to the compass test, my Nomos is now demagnetized and I no longer need fear magnets. Even before it happened I had a strange fear of magnetization in the back of my mind (maybe read too much about Omega's new movement) and now it's one less pitfall to worry about.
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Sooo, I guess I can only put off my watch errands for so long as it appears I magnetized my Nomos. I think it's from the ipad smart cover. The amazing thing is that it took this long to happen as I've been resting the Nomos every night on the ipad, but I guess until now it was never near the magnets. It was around 17 seconds behind when I checked last night and checked again today (after having left it on the ipad all night) and it was damn near spot on. Went for a run, came back 90 minutes later and now it's a few seconds ahead.

So, word to the wise, don't be a dummy like me and keep your watches away from ipad magnets.
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Slightly dumb question, no hate please.

If I'm going to get a Coke GMT is my best bet the 16710 or should I be looking at something else?
post #40510 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Delands View Post

You can look into Meistersinger as well. 
I own the Perigraph. It makes a great weekend watch, but I did not find it to be very practical when I wore it during my job. It's difficult to know the exact hour at a glance.




They kinda look like air pressure gauges but I think the concept is interesting.
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

Google "Breguet Souscription" for the history.



I seem to recall AP made a lady's single hand watch with a squiggly hand but my google-fu is lacking today.

This one is pretty easy to read, and you can approximate the time down to about 5 minutes. This way you're also only reading one hand and could do it faster than reading two hands.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

There are plenty of fake and "Franken-watch" vintage models out there too.  I've seen a "1655 Orange Hand Ex2" that started life as a vintage GMT Master.  However, values on Orange hands went up faster than on GMTs so someone took a GMT bought a replacement dial, Ex2  hands, and changed out the bezel...and miraculously a less valuable at the time GMT became a more valuable vintage orange Hand Ex2.  There have also been people who thought they bought an authentic PN/Exotic dial Daytona, when they actually got a standard but nice 6263 or 6265 that had the dial replaced at a later date.

Does this explain a lot? biggrin.gif
http://www.bamfordwatchdepartment.com/customiser.cfm
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Spooky. Did you come with it to Oman? Feel free to join for lunch: pics later, when I know from my girlfriend if I'm allowed to keep it!
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yes, big congraz to Dino!! Spend much less time on Style Forum now that I decided no more shoes!

I dropped my BLNR off at the RSC today for a crystal swap, I have recently been following the less cyclops magnification threads on the Rolex Forums closely. The main concern is that on certain watches, the magnification isn't 2.5X as specified, which may lead to harder resell as people may think it's fake.

Anyway, the watchmaker had a look, and told me that the watch would be under specification for it to leave the factory. He even brought out another GMTII, which has slightly bigger magnification to mine. He wont' agree or disagree with my view on the size of the mag, as he doesn't have a way to measure the size exactly; he agreed to swap out the crystal under warranty but asked me what will happen if I am still not happy with the mag size.

I understood what he meant, and said do your best, and I will accept the result of the swap regardless. He added that all parts are checked and certified from Rolex for service.

Here is a photo of my BLNR before service.

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FAKE!

 

(Well someone had to say it.  Nice to see you, Wurger.)

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