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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post


Just in case this is missing from the catalog:



Do. Want. So. Bad.

Overall a very nice watch, and I generally like non-round watches.  However, in person I just didn't love this one.  A friend's store was closing out their VC account, (a bigger store in the region was getting the sole contract for the brand), and he offered it to me at a very nice discount, but I just didn't love it in person as much as in the photos.  Actually for a Tonneau shape, I preferred the out of production CPCP Cartier Tortue XL Monopoussoir (single pusher chronograph), the Patek 5040, and VC's own 1912 with articulated lugs and exploding numerals.  This piece is a bit more angular and although I like the case, I prefer the larger more defined lugs of the past Malte collection, and this model wears a bit larger than I like on my wrist.  Wishing you luck with it.  Cheers! 

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No date sub at the beach today

Nice one. Just call it 'sub', though. 'No date sub' sounds like something's amiss, which it isn't.
(Coming from someone with a date sub.)
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Hey guys I need some help.  I'm buying my first Rolex.  I already own many black dial dive watches.  But wanted some advice on Owning one Rolex that will be special.

I like the Submariner but seems like everyone at my work has one (black one), so wanted something different like SD4000 at least I will know its different, or even more unique the LV sub.  Do you guys think the LV sub will be ok to represent my only Rolex in my collection?  Maybe my only Rolex for a while.

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Get the black one, without the date is preferable (and less common). Whether others have it or not should be irrelevant.
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Get the black one, without the date is preferable (and less common). Whether others have it or not should be irrelevant.

Even If I already have two Dive watches already??  I know 9 people that own the sub personally, I want something little bit different.

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The SD4000 seems to be the connoisseurs' choice.  But personally I love the plain ol' Sub.  Green is cool, but not as the only one - not for me anyway.  

 

Anyway, I don't own any of them.  Yet.

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get the sub with green bezel and black face
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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post
 

Hey guys I need some help.  I'm buying my first Rolex.  I already own many black dial dive watches.  But wanted some advice on Owning one Rolex that will be special.

I like the Submariner but seems like everyone at my work has one (black one), so wanted something different like SD4000 at least I will know its different, or even more unique the LV sub.  Do you guys think the LV sub will be ok to represent my only Rolex in my collection?  Maybe my only Rolex for a while.

 

 

If you are going to spend £5k+ on a watch and cant decide perhaps you shouldn't buy it.

 

Its a lot of money to spend on something you wont wear or aren't sure about.

 

Try them on and see which one you like best and can afford, it doesnt matter what other people think all that matters is you are comfortable with it and enjoy wearing it.

 

If you still cant decide and are looking for something a bit different though have you looked at Tudor the Black Bay is very nice and I have mine on today.

 

 

 

Not sure where you are located but UK Retail is currently £2120 where the Sub is more like £5k+

 

I would still encourage you to try it on as what works for me may not work for you :) 

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I had the SubC LV as my only Rolex for a few years and no regrets. The only thing I found is that it's quite flashy so I recently added an Explorer 1. Since you have other black face watches I highly recommend it.
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Weekend reading. Impressive selection.

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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post

Hey guys I need some help.  I'm buying my first Rolex.  I already own many black dial dive watches.  But wanted some advice on Owning one Rolex that will be special.
I like the Submariner but seems like everyone at my work has one (black one), so wanted something different like SD4000 at least I will know its different, or even more unique the LV sub.  Do you guys think the LV sub will be ok to represent my only Rolex in my collection?  Maybe my only Rolex for a while.

This is an irrelevant consideration. Buy what you like, not what others do or do not have. Though if you are open to considering something slightly different, can I suggest a GMT?
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Overall a very nice watch, and I generally like non-round watches.  However, in person I just didn't love this one.  A friend's store was closing out their VC account, (a bigger store in the region was getting the sole contract for the brand), and he offered it to me at a very nice discount, but I just didn't love it in person as much as in the photos.  Actually for a Tonneau shape, I preferred the out of production CPCP Cartier Tortue XL Monopoussoir (single pusher chronograph), the Patek 5040, and VC's own 1912 with articulated lugs and exploding numerals.  This piece is a bit more angular and although I like the case, I prefer the larger more defined lugs of the past Malte collection, and this model wears a bit larger than I like on my wrist.  Wishing you luck with it.  Cheers! 

Thanks for your thoughts, as always. And of course I've figured my tastes in terms of size runs different to the rest of TWAT, so I like the size here. I tried on the tourby model a couple of weeks ago when I was in Hong Kong (they didn't have the small seconds in stock but they were kind enough to let me try on the tourbillon!) and it felt pretty right in terms of size.

I don't have watches in anything other than steel. Still very hesitant to make the jump to any precious metal, so we shall see.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

The SD4000 seems to be the connoisseurs' choice.  But personally I love the plain ol' Sub.  Green is cool, but not as the only one - not for me anyway.  

Anyway, I don't own any of them.  Yet.

I thought the older SDs were the connoisseurs' choice and the SD4000 for those who want the latest and greatest.
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The dial on the Sub LV is great.  It was one of the contenders for my watch but I went a different direction.  The SD4000 is good but then again you are just a little shy of a two-tone Sub.  It really depends on what you want, not what other people have.  Like someone else mentioned you could try to find an anniversary Sub with black dial/green bezel but it will most likely be used unless you can find someone who just bought it and kept it in a box.

 

Just go try them on in person and see which one you like the most.  Everyone in TWAT seems to have a BLNR these days but it doesn't make me love mine any less.  Plus I was first....

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Originally Posted by jujujoo11 View Post
 

Even If I already have two Dive watches already??  I know 9 people that own the sub personally, I want something little bit different.

As others have said, buy what you like.  Don't worry about others, most will see which ever version you get be it a SD or a Sub, and figure its a Sub.  The black is a classic.  If you want something different, and an LV fits the bill for you, then go for it.  I like the dial on the current LV, but I don't like that bezel color.  The sort of flat green for the bezel relative to the deep rich color of the dial is one reason, I've never been interested in the current LV.  In the end if you want a Sub or SD then go for it.  They are good, solid, rugged watches with a classic style that will get you through many years of wear and tear even as your only Rolex.  

 

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Originally Posted by aleksandr View Post


Thanks for your thoughts, as always. And of course I've figured my tastes in terms of size runs different to the rest of TWAT, so I like the size here. I tried on the tourby model a couple of weeks ago when I was in Hong Kong (they didn't have the small seconds in stock but they were kind enough to let me try on the tourbillon!) and it felt pretty right in terms of size.

I don't have watches in anything other than steel. Still very hesitant to make the jump to any precious metal, so we shall see.

If you have a large wrist and like how it feels go for it.  I've just see a few people wearing it and it looks too big for them.  Its not a Panerai or something of that nature so its fit IMHO is important.

 

If you only have all steel watches, its definitely nice to have something in a precious metal for some diversity.  I generally wear steel watches most of the week and it always feels a bit special to put on something with some color.  Its sort of like going from nice casual shoes to a fine pair of dress shoes.  Sometimes the occasion really calls for something dressy in a precious metal.  Good luck on your journey.  Cheers!

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I thought the older SDs were the connoisseurs' choice and the SD4000 for those who want the latest and greatest.

The older SDs were nice, but nothing truly more special than a similar vintage Submariner.  My dad had one and sure it was a bit different from a Sub, but most people who were not "watch people" presume its a Sub anyway.   Unless you are speaking of say a Double Red SD or maybe the model just after it, I'm not sure I'd say older SDs are any more a connoisseurs's watch than any vintage Submariner. 

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