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^^ You know what I'm going to say...thick at the other end, please :D

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Love is the best excuse, mimo wink.gif

The fat lugs aren't even noticeable on the wrist. They just blend in with the watch as a whole. They fit, they work. I love the tapered bracelet as well and Glidelock is a work of art.

I think that depends on the person. On my wrist, it's the only thing I can notice. I've tried talking my way around them several times, but every time I'd look down they are the first thing staring back at me. I think it's just more different strokes for different folks than "they work". And it's funny, just the smallest change to the width of the lugs on the SD4000, and I don't notice them at all. 

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OMG an Upton sighting.

Been awhile.
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Who doesn't love Kate Upton? :inlove:

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The Upton thing is sort of cyclical, but I like how we have a mascot.

Just back from lunch at Il San Pietro, which is a perfect restaurant in every way, but couldn't really take a snap of the ExII in situ.
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Well gentlemen, I must confess... sorry to have misled you but the woman whom I have hitherto referred to as Mrs. Hedonist is not, in fact, Mrs. Hedonist.

 

However...

 

I can finally confirm that she'd like to be.

I've been away from the forum for a few days but Congrats on your engagement.  Wishing you many years of fun adventures together.  Cheers!:cheers:

 

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Either way, this is a kop of significance.  What a fabulous box - worth a picture in itself!

 

Keith T - definitely near the top of my list too, bar one.  OK, maybe joint top!

 

Talking of Rolexes, I wish to engage the specialist expertise of the Twatterati: I fear a friend of mine is getting burned by a Rolex AD on a repair.  He dropped the watch (right in front of me) and cracked the crystal.  It's a DJ, about six years old, never serviced.  I took it for him to the AD, who replied the he needs:

 

- fulll service, about $300

 

- new crystal (of course), about $170

 

and (this is where my eyes narrowed and my blood pressure went up)...

 

- "spare parts", about $300

 

I suggested to the guy I spoke to that they couldn't possibly know what "parts" were needed, other than the crystal, before they'd even opened the watch.  He even suggested that parts get "rusty" after a few years, and that "most parts" would need replacing.  Clearly talking nonsense.  However, for the sake of fairness, I include the written quote that I've since requested, and ask your advice:

 

Now, replacing the gaskets might be a normal part of the service - but then isn't that in the cost of a service?  Replacing the hands, which they claim are damaged by the broken crystal (it's cracked, not shattered), might even fly at a stretch, though I don't think so.  But screws?  The pallet fork, escape wheel...mainspring?  After six years?  And wouldn't all those parts actually add up to rather more than the $300 if they were really needed?

 

It seems to me that they have just pulled a figure out of the air, and are now seeking to justify it.  Let me reiterate: the numbers came before they'd even examined the watch in the workshop, and now the list of replacement parts seems to have become as impressive as possible.

 

But I happen to know the owner of the AD a little, and although he's a bigshot and I wouldn't want to bother him about trivia, I'm minded to drop a bomb here.  

 

@Belligero@Dino944@in stitches et al...tell me why?

Are you sure you were at an AD?  Maybe things are different at the Rolex ADs in your country, but I've never seen an estimate broken down that way. I'm not really that shocked at the price, but just I don't understand how one would know what to replace without opening a watch.  Also, that the parts will be rusty...sorry I call BS on that, unless the crystal has been shattered a long time in which case even humid weather and quick temperature swings would be enough for moisture to form and possibly cause rust.

 

I just had a 13 year old Rolex Explorer get a full overhaul at Rolex's NYC service center and it was $600 (including any gaskets they replaced).  No other parts as far as I know needed replacing.  The sapphire synthetic crystal its been a few years but IIRC it runs something in the range of $90-150.  So I don't think the numbers are off by much were you brought it, its just how they get there is strange.  To me its like a math problem where the answer is correct, but the way the person gets there is wrong. 

 

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It goes through a dealer in a nordic country smile.gif
I think I pass, I want the steel bracelet as a minimum smile.gif

Thanks for your input!

IMHO, always purchase the best and most complete watch you can afford.  Don't buy one that is missing its bracelet.  Wait, save, and buy a good one...there is no shortage.  

 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Love is the best excuse, mimo wink.gif

The fat lugs aren't even noticeable on the wrist. They just blend in with the watch as a whole. They fit, they work. 

I wasn't initially in love with the fatter lugs, but I am used to them and I don't think for example my BLNR would look right without them.  Frill's knows someone that bought a modern Sub or some other model with fat lugs, and had them shave down and to me it looks weird.  If a person can't live with them, then its not the right watch for them.  I've lived with the traditional older tapered lugs, and the newer modern ones and I like each of them.  For people that can't live with them...no worries...more Rolex watches for me ;)

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OK, this is a terrible shot, but you get the drift.

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Oh my. Go away for a week and miss so much.

Somewhat late to the party but congratulations @BostonHedonist! In addition to engagement / wedding present, there are also birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents...

Whatever happened to @Brax and his box tease???

This needs to be quoted for posterity:
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Thanks again to everyone who liked the pictures. The picture that gopherblue asked about was taken in early February at a pre-Valentine's day fashion show.


Now, back to watches. Those of you who post in this thread and who have watches are leaving a a very special legacy for your descendants. All of your watches will last beyond the end of time, and for many future generations your descendants will wear your watches and remember you.


They will thank you when, while wearing a watch that you bought, the watch is noticed by someone, so they get the job or meet the girl, or whatever happens that might not have happened if they were not wearing the watch.


The next time that you see a watch that you want, don't hesitate. Buy it. It's a good investment, and you want to be sure to leave enough watches for all your descendants, because you don't want any of them not to have a watch and to not remember you.


(You can save enough money to buy any watch that you want by not eating too much food, and, as an additional benefit of not eating too much food, your clothes will always fit you, and you won't have to buy new clothes.)
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Dachsy's living the dream inlove.gif
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Dude, I'm here with my in-laws so it's a case of cielo e inferno. I've just slipped out solo for an aperetivo and a read of the paper, so this is the cielo part.
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PS I reckon @Brax just bought an empty box. Quit teasing us!!!
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And I'm sitting at a desk avoiding more "TPS reports".

I think you're still winning.
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Yep - right now i'll take the aperol spritz and the international ny times over the reports. Sadly that fate awaits me come Monday, back in the real world.
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PS I reckon @Brax just bought an empty box. Quit teasing us!!!

Yea...we are way past suspense at this point. 

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