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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Lol to all the pilot watch comments...

High end watch companies used to corner the market on features valued in aviation. That all changed with electronic watches as these extra functions can now be had through programming rather than mechanical features. So now high end "pilot watches" are flown mainly by desk jockeys...

 

Exactly. Cool as it may be, I can't think of many pilots who'd be using the slide rule function on the bezel of the Breitling Navitimer...

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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

Here's a picture. You can see the rust on the date wheel. It is interesting that the water spots on the dial are more visible to the naked eye than in this picture. I get the whole "character" thing with vintage watches, but all the rust and water spots do is make me want to kick myself for not taking it off.


Thanks for sharing that - a real beauty. Well done on getting a beautiful birthdate watch. I've got a Rolex Date from my birth year and I love it.

I can see what you mean about the date wheel. Maybe it's only bad on certain numbers and you could swap it out of your rotation on those dates if you have other watches?

The dial doesn't look bad at all although as you say IRL may be more noticeable.

Here's my two cents worth, as a fellow owner of a vintage Rollie. Yes, I would kick myself a bit, but personally I would let it stay as it is, or at most see if Rolex can touch up the date wheel in some way, but certainly not the dial. For me, the fun of the vintage watch, particularly from my birth year, is that I am wearing something that, in total, has been 'alive' for as long as me. If I was to swap out a major visual component of that it would nag at me whenever I looked at it. Certainly with the dial. Maybe less so with the date wheel, but it's still a vital component. So I would just put it down to 'patina' and the watch's history and adventures.

Now, if all you are concerned about is that the movement is as old as you, and you want the rest of the aesthetics to be perfect, then you must do what you need to do. Each to his own.

Best of luck with whatever you decide, and congrats again on a lovely old timepiece.
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PS here's mine today. I just love these old models. Pepsi next, with luck, and that's a watch that just cries out for a bit of patina. What a ruinous hobby this is...

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Good morning, gents. My latest, and proudest, acquisition...


Woh - missed this one earlier - great choice and well done!

Edit - on closer inspection - you might want to do that crown up!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, they will work on any Rolex as long as it has original Rolex parts and has not been modified (which includes not modifying it to use parts from another Rolex model).  I may not have been clear enough.  I wasn't saying that they won't service a watch serviced by someone else, I was saying I don't know if they would agree to simply replace the dial and date wheel without servicing it themselves, or if they would insist on servicing it themselves, as anything they work on carries a 2 year warranty.  If something wasn't done correctly by the independent guy, they don't want to be blamed if something goes wrong after they open it when part of the problem could be the last guy that worked on it.  

Sorry I don't know.
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Good morning, gents. My latest, and proudest, acquisition...


Congratulations! Ain't she a beauty???


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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

 

Exactly. Cool as it may be, I can't think of many pilots who'd be using the slide rule function on the bezel of the Breitling Navitimer...

 

You mean... we've been misled??

 

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Good morning, gents. My latest, and proudest, acquisition...

Very nice!  I didn't know you were looking to add a Sub to your rotation.  Great choice, enjoy it my friend! :cheers:

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Ack. So I'm considering a Rolex 31mm Lady's Datejust, RG/steel oyster bracelet, RG bezel, as a gift for my wife. Can anyone give me an idea of what sort of discount I might be able to expect from an AD? Please feel free to PM me directly. Any suggestions for an AD on the East Coast?
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Ack. So I'm considering a Rolex 31mm Lady's Datejust, RG/steel oyster bracelet, RG bezel, as a gift for my wife. Can anyone give me an idea of what sort of discount I might be able to expect from an AD? Please feel free to PM me directly. Any suggestions for an AD on the East Coast?

I ordered a 31 mm Steel Datejust with the WG Bezel and Oyster Bracelet for my wife last year and received a 15% discount. The AD was in Philadelphia if that helps. You can PM me for further details.
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Eye candy.

 

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^ Hello hello

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CONGRATS FRANK! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Good morning, gents. My latest, and proudest, acquisition...


Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!

Congrats mate, love that!
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I've been lurking here the past few weeks while trying to figure out what I want for a new watch, so thanks to everyone for the great pictures and commentary.  Currently leaning towards a Stowa Marine, but went into an Oris AD and really liked the Aquis.  My concern is that I'm in a suit 2-3 days a week and the Aquis seems too big to wear with a suit. 

 

 

 

 

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