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All hail to the Crown! what a beauty 116520, I like this a little too much happy.gif
post #40847 of 48312
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

The part where it's on reddit.

Lawlz
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Upon further reflection, if I were to stumble upon the PP at Goodwill or at an estate sale I feel that I could consider adding it to my rotation.

I think for most TWATers, cashing in on those rare opportunities, instead of landing a new wrist piece, would be of extreme difficulty.
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Quick straw poll.
Yellow gold in watches:
1.Never
2. Will consider two tone
3. Okay if it's done tastefully
4. BRING ON THE BLING
Ever since I've gotten into nice watches it's been option 1 but recently I feel drawn to a few models. Not quite at option 4 yet but options 2 and 3 are definitely possible.

YG case on leather strap, no shortage of models id happily wear. YG case and bracelet, few and far between. Rolex has a few I would certainly wear, nipple dial GMT at the top of that list.
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If you consider a yellow gold case and an exotic leather strap as "BRING ON THE BLING", then Option 4, please. 

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Yellow gold on leather strap = sometimes

 

Yellow gold w/ bracelet = never for me

 

 

Much prefer rose/red gold over yellow gold though.

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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Quick straw poll.

Yellow gold in watches:

1.Never
2. Will consider two tone
3. Okay if it's done tastefully
4. BRING ON THE BLING

Ever since I've gotten into nice watches it's been option 1 but recently I feel drawn to a few models. Not quite at option 4 yet but options 2 and 3 are definitely possible.
Not the first thing I gravitate towards, but yellow gold is fine.
I don't have any on a bracelet, but there are some I like. I especially like integrated thin gold bracelets on dressier watches like the old PP Ellipses.

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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post

Yellow gold on leather strap = sometimes
Yellow gold w/ bracelet = never for me
Much prefer rose/red gold over yellow gold though.

In general I prefer RG over YG, but on some models, I think the YG works better. Ymmv.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

Not the first thing I gravitate towards, but yellow gold is fine.
I don't have any on a bracelet, but there are some I like. I especially like integrated thin gold bracelets on dressier watches like the old PP Ellipses. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


These are not my steez. Sorry, dopey. : (
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I would accept either experience into my life.
Yep.
Such as? I have heard lots of stories like this, with various types of collectibles. Furniture, books, coins, stamps, art... What is off about this one to you?

 

Happens all the time but just small things:

1.  Where in the country is an apartment deposit over $3,500 and that living in your car is cheaper?

2.  Why go estate sale shopping when you have no funds? (I realize he could be bored and is looking for a flip but putting all your $$$ on vintage Rolex which are commonly faked and he is a Vintage Rolex fan?  Who wings this decision?)

3.  Vintage Rolex fan, has some expensive valuables, asks reddit what to do.

 

Seems like some logical steps are missing but I am not in his situation.  Maybe if I was down to a car (where he lives), $3,500 cash, and an ipod touch I would act differently and think, well if this is wrong I will just live in my car another X months or years.  Also wouldn't Vintage Rolex forums be the first place to check?  Reddit isn't quite the place to learn about vintage Rolex watches.   Maybe he is a lucky SOB but it sort of begs for proof in the pudding like T&T finally posting his watches.  Should just call the shop he mentions in the thread and ask...."Did someone walk in with 2 Paul Newman's and 2 vintage Subs?  The internet wants to discredit him"

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


Not the first thing I gravitate towards, but yellow gold is fine.
I don't have any on a bracelet, but there are some I like. I especially like integrated thin gold bracelets on dressier watches like the old PP Ellipses.
 

 

My eyes!  Plake em away toys

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Take a look at one in person, there is not much metal connecting the lug and the case.  Maybe it rarely happens, but it does and can happen if you are the unfortunate wearer who makes accidental contact against a hard surface at the right angle.  

IIRC, at least years ago it was one of there least expensive Calatravas, and there appears to be less gold used on it than some other similarly priced or slightly more expensive Calatravas. So possibly its price makes it easy for them to move, and less gold gives them a better profit margin. Besides, its an easy fix, it just gets soldered back on, so why would they care or bother to spend money revising it (considering its an old design that has more than paid for itself over the years).  I'm very careful with my watches, but I see little reason to purchase a watch in that price range with such dainty construction...to me it cheapens its appeal and its appearance.  However, if you are very careful and this is the design that truly calls to you go for it.  

I have a 3919, which is the older, smaller version of the hobnail Calatrava. It was a wedding present from my wife, and I've had it for almost 20 years. I'm careful with it, but don't baby it, and I've worn it at least once a week through all those years. Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've never an issue with, or any concern about the durability of the lugs. The only problem I've ever had was a broken mainspring. Otherwise, the watch has been flawless, and it looks about as good as it did the day I was fortunate enough to receive it.
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1970s dress watch crew checking in. Wattup PP Elipse, I see you baby.

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Happens all the time but just small things:
1.  Where in the country is an apartment deposit over $3,500 and that living in your car is cheaper?

The bay area.
post #40857 of 48312
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Quick straw poll.

Yellow gold in watches:

1.Never
2. Will consider two tone
3. Okay if it's done tastefully
4. BRING ON THE BLING

Ever since I've gotten into nice watches it's been option 1 but recently I feel drawn to a few models. Not quite at option 4 yet but options 2 and 3 are definitely possible.

 

I am attracted to them like Gollum to stolen jewellery.  But not allowed.  However, I might slip in gold markers or a sneaky bit here and there: for example, generally I don't like the look of two tone at all.  But an old two tone GMT, with the actual bracelet removed and put on, say, a suede or cordovan strap, even NATO, would appeal greatly: just the little goldy edge of the bezel and the numbers showing...complementing the brown tones of the strap.  Yeah, I'd go there I think.

 

If I were living by different rules and as pimptastic as Frilly, though, I'd go for that gold Sub because it is so unashamedly bling.

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The bay area.

 

Sheeeeeeit!  That is some coin but if someone is going from homeless to a Bay area for an apartment, don't you think a job would be in there somewhere or he would commute?  If I worked at McD's in the Bay area I would take the train a long distance before trying to pay $3,500 for an apartment downpayment.  Just seems fishy.

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

I am attracted to them like Gollum to stolen jewellery.  But not allowed.  However, I might slip in gold markers or a sneaky bit here and there: for example, generally I don't like the look of two tone at all.  But an old two tone GMT, with the actual bracelet removed and put on, say, a suede or cordovan strap, even NATO, would appeal greatly: just the little goldy edge of the bezel and the numbers showing...complementing the brown tones of the strap.  Yeah, I'd go there I think.

 

If I were living by different rules and as pimptastic as Frilly, though, I'd go for that gold Sub because it is so unashamedly bling.

 

I love all gold watches.  Just something loud about them.  I like the two-tone Sub but then again I have lusted for that since before I knew what a Rolex was.  I do have a soft spot for a Rose Gold Daytona on Strap but like Dino says....get the bracelet version and a strap separate.

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Haha I don't really have an opinion on the story, I was merely pointing that one bit out. satisfied.gif
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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post

Quick straw poll.

Yellow gold in watches:

1.Never
2. Will consider two tone
3. Okay if it's done tastefully
4. BRING ON THE BLING

Ever since I've gotten into nice watches it's been option 1 but recently I feel drawn to a few models. Not quite at option 4 yet but options 2 and 3 are definitely possible.

I've owned 2 tutone watches years ago.  I'm not opposed to them, but I'd rather have a watch in all one metal, be it all steel or all gold.  I think tutone watches are probably more useful for women since it gives them some versatility with jewelry as some wear platinum engagement rings/wedding bands but sometimes gold necklaces or bracelets.

 

I'm fine with 3, if that is a gold watch on a strap.  Its a classic look and works well for suits and dressy events.  I tend to prefer rose gold or pink gold for that, but YG is fine.

 

I don't mind Bling in the form of a yellow gold sports watch on a gold bracelet, such as a GMT, Submariner, Daytona, a Nautilus, or a RO (non offshore models).  However, I tend to draw the line at Big gold watches that are encrusted with diamonds if that is what you mean by bling.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I don't have any on a bracelet, but there are some I like. I especially like integrated thin gold bracelets on dressier watches like the old PP Ellipses.

I like the Ellipse but for me it would need to be on a strap.  That style of hammered mesh bracelet just doesn't appeal to me. 

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