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I recently got a raise at work and decided to celebrate with a Nomos. I was up in the air between a Metro and the Ahoi Atlantik, but the deep blue dial on the Ahoi and the fact that trying to find a Metro in stock somewhere was a PITA, means the Ahoi won out.




It's quite a departure from the dive, pilot, and military watches I usually go with but it's truly stunning.
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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.

If Sub fits you well, go with it. I had the sub but maxi case didn't sit well on my wrist, it appears blocky. Rolex did a nice job with the lugs of SD4000, plus I think it has much more wrist prescence so I got myself a new sea dweller. A lot of people say that the higher price isn't worth it, to me it is worth every penny over Sub as it is quite different from the Sub.
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SD4000 for the win.

Doing a Google image search I came across this. I haven't been able to read anything about this; is Omega hiding something?

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When I asked about moon phases, I never would have thought I would own a watch with it.....

Wurger, after having this watch now for some time, how has the "thickness" worked for you?  I love the look of the watch, but notice in all my research that it does look rather thick at 16mm....have you found this to be an issue? 

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SD4000 for the win.

Doing a Google image search I came across this. I haven't been able to read anything about this; is Omega hiding something? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Yes, this obviously will have a solaro strap! biggrin.gif
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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.

Flashy?

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At least it's a real bow tie 

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SD4000 for the win.

Doing a Google image search I came across this. I haven't been able to read anything about this; is Omega hiding something?


Tried one of these on in a post a few pages back. It's the new omega smartwatch. They're really targeting it at pilots from what I could gather.

 

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Does anyone know the simplest way to get an insurance appraisal done on watches?

 

The AD I just took my Rolex to for service said they would do it for $85. But considering I'm already on the hook for $600 for the service, which I know includes a markup I'm rather peeved that they would want to charge me at all to look at it for two minutes and print a slip of paper with a valuation on it.

 

What other options exist?

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Does anyone know the simplest way to get an insurance appraisal done on watches?

 

The AD I just took my Rolex to for service said they would do it for $85. But considering I'm already on the hook for $600 for the service, which I know includes a markup I'm rather peeved that they would want to charge me at all to look at it for two minutes and print a slip of paper with a valuation on it.

 

What other options exist?

Usually the shop you buy the watch from will do it for free (not sure if you bought from a store or an individual.  You could always call one of the gray market shops in the area, to see if they will do it for less, or just go with the AD.  Those are really your only options.  

 

Also $600 is what Rolex's NYC service center charged to overhaul my Explorer 2.  So if the AD shipped it out to them on your behalf for a service, the AD isn't making anything on you. If they are physically servicing the watch there, well they are making something, but my advice for the future is always use the Manufacturer's Service center.  Even when an AD says they have a service center in house and their guy was trained by Rolex, I've seen a few too many mistakes come from "Their watchmakers."  Also the AD's don't have all of the same tools available, which is even more important if you were having the case and bracelet refinished.  So I wouldn't bother with the AD for service in the future...just my 2 cents.  

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When I called Rolex USA, this AD was recommended as an "Authorized Repair Center," which I believe means they just process it and ship it to Rolex. Even still, I was pleased to find there was an official location I could drive to, as shipping watches gives me anxiety.

 

I suppose I'll just have them do the appraisal then. Thanks!

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Tried one of these on in a post a few pages back. It's the new omega smartwatch. They're really targeting it at pilots from what I could gather.

 

 

Is this the Seattle Seahawks branded version? ;)   Go Patriots!

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When I called Rolex USA, this AD was recommended as an "Authorized Repair Center," which I believe means they just process it and ship it to Rolex. Even still, I was pleased to find there was an official location I could drive to, as shipping watches gives me anxiety.

 

I suppose I'll just have them do the appraisal then. Thanks!

Years ago Authorized Repair Center meant that the AD itself could work on the watch, as they had a watch maker and a parts account.  Most US AD's are no longer allowed to service Rolex watches, they are just to ship them to Rolex's service center.  So I'm not sure what it means that they told you the place you brought it to is an "Authorized Repair Center."  Sounds like they might be the ones working on it but I'm not sure.  

 

Wishing you luck with the service and the appraisal. Cheers!

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Sounds like they might be the ones working on it but I'm not sure.  

 

That's what I thought at first, but then in an e-mail regarding the appraisal they referenced "when the watch comes back from being serviced," which I take to mean they're sending it in. Anyhow, thanks!

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That's what I thought at first, but then in an e-mail regarding the appraisal they referenced "when the watch comes back from being serviced," which I take to mean they're sending it in. Anyhow, thanks!

I would definitely ask where the watch was sent...but that's just me.  If it is part of a larger chain, they might be one of a handful of ADs that were allowed to maintain their own on the premises service center (although I think most are gone).  Hopefully, it went to Rolex and not an in house center.  Anyway, good luck with everything Cheers!  

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