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IWC 3706 is nice but the 3705 is my favorite of the bunch.Hard to find though.

The black ceramic case was interesting and innovative, but prefer it in steel so that one could add the amazing optional steel bracelet for the 3706 (or a  3713).  I could only see myself choosing one on an original style bracelet (I didn't care for the later revised bracelet).   

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Back to Blue

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That's a lovely pic RFX nod[1].gif
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I should have something to new to share next week - guarantee it will be with much worse photos.
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I should have something to new to share next week - guarantee it will be with much worse photos.

Congrats!  Looking forward to seeing pix next week!  Cheers! :cheers:

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Thought someone here might like this look.

 

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There goes RFX messing up the thread again!

I think he's inspired more than a few purchases with that gorgeous Oyster Perpetual.

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I know the discussion has moved on since then, but to rewind the clock back a day or two and revisit the issue of gold - I posted the original question but didn't have time yesterday to respond. Thanks all for your thoughts and I agree mostly. Solid yellow gold dress watch on a leather strap - for sure. Rose gold - most of the time yes. That PP Eclipse - no not really.

Now to the point of contention. Specifically, two tone Rolexes. My love / hate affair started with this:
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... which was almost universally panned by the twaterati, mostly for the strange marker at 9 o clock. But I have since moved on.

Anyhow, in the course of my quest for a Pepsi / Coke GMT, I visited quite a number of pre-owned dealers (there is a huge market here for pre-owned Rolexes, ranging from watch only no box no papers to basically brand new complete set), where for some unfathomable reason, my eye kept irresistibly being drawn to a couple of two toned models:
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Even the two toned Daytonas were kinda nice:
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I suspect I'm in a place right now where I don't really /need/ anything (then again, when do we ever need a luxury watch..), and all my window shopping is just providing unnecessary eye candy and temptation. I should just stay home and quit while I'm ahead. "Ahead" being a state of affairs where money sits in the bank and I don't have to sleep on the sofa.


Buy what makes you happy, forever and always. We all have our opinions, and are happy to provide them.

However, I do sense some apprehension on your part, which may be well-founded. There's some "disturbance in the force", right?

So listen to your gut!

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I would still take a standard Type XX Aeronavale with its boring movement and unfashionably modest proportions, with a great deal of joy.


Given my recent Breguet "bash", I will admit to liking this piece best out of their current offerings....polished bezel and all.

The minute markings don't bother me much either, personally.

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Yes. And, yes. The 16613 is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.
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For years I was continually put off the watch not only for its trumpet of conspicuous consumption, but also due to the insufferable boorishness of the usual bearer. I've met many imbecilic Philistine jackasses who, having found themselves with the resources to afford a "nice watch," choose a 16613 and consider it the ne plus ultra pinnacle of Horology. These guys are usually as loud as the watch itself and could not care less about the passion for Time.

I also still see large concentrations of the (1)16613 in both blue and black dial form littering the resort areas where I live, with the average age of the owner being around one or two thousand years old - Very off-putting for sure.

I never thought I'd actually own one, but mine was offered to me at such a deal that I would have been a fool to pass on it. A close friend's father had purchased it, worn it once and decided that it wasn't for him, and left it in his safe for years. It is an M serial, supposedly the last of the 16613s before Rolex moved to the V serial 116613 (although there are now reports of V serial 16613s from what I understand), and the offered price was thousands less than its preowned market value.

Coupled with the fact that I have always admired the watch from afar despite its deficiencies, real or perceived, it was a no brainer for me. I made it my wedding present to myself. Although nine times out of ten I reach for my stainless Duo in the morning, I have come to really enjoy the 16613 when I do wear it and, given the sentimental value and story of the watch, I'm very glad to have it.

A casual day today, so 112F on JV for me.




Yaaaaassssss......Jules Verne FTW!


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I should have something to new to share next week - guarantee it will be with much worse photos.

 

Looking forward!

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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

That's a lovely pic RFX nod[1].gif

And a lovely watch too boot. The blue Rolex sunburst is so good.

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I should have something to new to share next week - guarantee it will be with much worse photos.

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Kobold looks great too.....people sometimes shy away from lighter brown straps, but when they are well-executed, it's delightful.

Delightful, I say!
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Kobold looks great too.....people sometimes shy away from lighter brown straps, but when they are well-executed, it's delightful.

Delightful, I say!

Thank you so much! That honey Louisiana croc strap definitely plays nice with the Arctic Blue dial.

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I used to discount the Datejust in comparison to an Explorer or GMT, but the simple dial is growing on me. Any thoughts from owners past and present?


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I own that watch and am wearing it right now.Turned not fluted bezel. It's a nice everyday watch for my purposes (business casual to casual). I've worn it with suits too as needed.

Also, thanks to everyone I reached out to for input/advice regarding my purchase. satisfied.gif
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@scottcw , love my blue, Duchess likes hers too





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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I own that watch and am wearing it right now.Turned not fluted bezel. It's a nice everyday watch for my purposes (business casual to casual). I've worn it with suits too as needed.

Also, thanks to everyone I reached out to for input/advice regarding my purchase. satisfied.gif

Thanks. The one in the picture I posted is advertised as having "an unusual crenelated bezel, not the usual fluted style." Is that the same as a "turned bezel"?
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