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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

@Winot how about an old-style explorer ii?

Does it have a rotating bezel like the new style? Don't like those :-(

Also, won't solve the waterproofing issue. If I go vintage, it'll be a 1016.
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Originally Posted by Winot View Post


Does it have a rotating bezel like the new style? Don't like those :-(

Also, won't solve the waterproofing issue. If I go vintage, it'll be a 1016.

The Explorer II has a fixed bezel, it does not rotate on any version (new or old).

 

In addition, if you guys mean the old 1655...then yes you would still have the water resistance issue that comes with vintage watches. 

post #44823 of 48312
Correct - bezel is fixed. Also agree, I would never let vintage near water. The new Ex II has no trouble with water at all, but you may find it a little large. Give it a go though. It might sneak up on you.
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Ah, thanks guys. I'll give the new Explorer ii a go, although I thinks it's the look of the bezel rather than rotation that's the issue.
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Originally Posted by cchen View Post

1950's rose gold chronograph. Had it posted in the FS forum but no interest

Oic - not in the market myself, but very nice!

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Wow! Very nice. I have seen a couple NOS COSC dials around, but not a 2 liner. So good!

What's a two liner? shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

What's a two liner? shog[1].gif

It doesn't have the additional text on the dial saying "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified."

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Originally Posted by mishon View Post

Arrived just in time for my birthday.


Superb piece there. Congrats on the pickup, way to go! smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Superb piece there. Congrats on the pickup, way to go! smile.gif
Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Winot View Post

[...] My shortlist; most not yet seen:

1. Rolex Explorer I ref. 1016 - love this - only downside is lack of water resistance. Might be a killer as I want this for swimming holidays (edit to add - and I have tried on the new Explorer I but don't like the shiny applied 3/6/9 numbers).[...]
There's no lack of water resistance in the 1016 unless you're planning on going diving well past any recreational depth recommendation; they're extremely well-designed and all the bits that keep water out are still in production. As long as the crystal and O-rings are in proper condition and there's no pitting in the seal area, it's as good as a new watch. The age of the steel is irrelevant.

I was swimming in the sea with a plexi GMT from the '70s earlier tonight, in fact. I don't wear it any differently than my modern ones, as there's truly no need to.

Edit: If you don't like polished applied numerals and appreciate a normal-sized wristwatch that isn't too busy, then it might also be worth having a look at the some of the stick-dial 116000 variants for your brushed-steel-bracelet fix. The simple OP just goes with everything — I'm choosing it (and its Oysterquartz cousin) at least as often as the sportier stuff.
Edited by Belligero - 7/1/15 at 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Had lunch with a watch collector friend yesterday, tried on his 5196g. Unfortunately it fit me very well uhoh.gif And he might be looking to sell.

I have heard a few arguments against this Calatrava (small movement in larger case etc), but on my hand it was pure magic. It does not fill an empty spot in my collection, nor satisfy any other rationalization. It was just very, very nice smile.gif

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Absolutely gorgeous. And you have the chance to buy a great PP pre-owned from somebody you trust...

@mimo, a little enabling please?
post #44832 of 48312

Sure: I love the design but the proportions are ever so slightly off - and ever so slightly is too much in Patek money.

 

So go try on a Moser, and get back to me.  :)

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A lovely coffee with a couple of good friends (forgive the crappy cell phone shot):

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

A lovely coffee with a couple of good friends (forgive the crappy cell phone shot):

 

As a fan of watches (and particularly the SubC ND), superheroes, and coffee, I'm not sure how this pic can get better.

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Thank you. I'm only a recent convert to coffee, believe it or not. Been a tea drinker my whole life (and still am). But my wife bought me one of those coffee capsule machines (it makes tea and hot chocolate as well), and I'm now hooked on my morning cup of java.
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