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Does anybody know why Rolex started putting metal around the dots on Subs and Explorer dials, or why they changed the way the shoulders of watch meet the strap so that the strap looks like an addition rather than an original strap that went with the watch, or why thay changed the elegant shoulders either side of the winding crown to chunky lumps of metal?

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Because they chose to? Just a guess......
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Because they wanted sales to decline....Oh wait....

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Yes. If you go that far past your dive time that is the color you turn. Subtle reminder from Rolex.

Ha! And that contrast must be wonderfully legible at depth...
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LOL.

The light, she plays some tricks sometimes smile.gif
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yesterday's purchase

 

There is one of these in a local re-seller.  I am most distracted.

 

Truly brilliant kop, Tifo, congratulations. :)

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Because they wanted sales to decline....Oh wait....

So mean! devil.gif



Also, I like your funky strap mimo ... looks to be a good combination.
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Waitaminute - is part of that bezel blue? Don't shoot me, but have I missed some development here? :bounce2:


Hahah! It does look a bit blue, doesn't it?  Trick of the light only, unfortunately (fortunately?)...

 

Lunch with fellow watch enthusiasts.

 

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There is one of these in a local re-seller.  I am most distracted.

Truly brilliant kop, Tifo, congratulations. smile.gif
Thanks, Mimo. I appreciate it!
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I see that now - the 'blue' edges don't really line up with anything meaningful. But it really does look like a small blue insert a la BLNR.
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Also, I like your funky strap mimo ... looks to be a good combination.

 

Thanks - just edited that post to include the other one and some marginally less awful phone pics!

 

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Hahah! It does look a bit blue, doesn't it?  Trick of the light only, unfortunately (fortunately?)...

 

Lunch with fellow watch enthusiasts.

 


Sea Dweller Not-Deep-Just-The-Tip Blue?  Basel 2016 is the rumour...

 

Nice that Tifosi has inspired you to pull that one out of the box, although you do look unusually understated today.  Sometimes that's a good thing I suppose, even for Batman.  And I am really loving the SD...even starting to look past the simplicity of the Sub, perhaps.

 

Actually, it was your Rubber B binge that inspired me to slip a couple of rubbers on for summer: I looked at them too, though for non-Rolexes, there isn't that added value of an engineered fit, so I went for Hirsch instead for a little price difference and ease of purchase.  I'm off on holiday in a couple of days, so a worldtimer and a diver on sweat-proof natural rubber is just the thing.  Thanks for setting the example!

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Because they wanted sales to decline....Oh wait....


They wanted £35K for a 70's double red Sea Dweller in the Burlington Arcade - £7K for a 70's Sub....guess some still like the old pre 'fast beat' movements and styles

I think it's a marvelous world when everyone can find something they like ... personally I prefer the old ones but I'm glad that there are people who prefer the new ones too ....I guess in England we have a habit of liking older stuff.

On a side note I find the helium release valve to have been one of the most useful additions to my Sea Dweller, never feel safe washing up in the Sub

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Does anybody know why Rolex started putting metal around the dots on Subs and Explorer dials, or why they changed the way the shoulders of watch meet the strap so that the strap looks like an addition rather than an original strap that went with the watch, or why thay changed the elegant shoulders either side of the winding crown to chunky lumps of metal?
If my memory serves me, the white gold surrounds on the markers have been around since '83 to keep
the tritium in place. The WG surrounds are hideous.

The chunkiness started with 6-digit references.
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If my memory serves me, the white gold surrounds on the markers have been around since '83 to keep
the tritium in place. The WG surrounds are hideous.

The chunkiness started with 6-digit references.


Is it white gold? Tritium!

Mine used to glow greenish and you could see it through the bed sheets...guess they decided to stop using it when we all got cancer:)

My double red was bought from new,  I really never knew it was rare until recently. I prefer the 70's Sub as it's a lot less of a lump. That likewise is pre the flatter saphire crystal glass and all that.

I lost interest in Rolex when they changed to the then new 'fast beat' movement. The only downside to the old ones is the service costs you twice as much.

I just looked at the newer versions and thought they'd taken an absolute classic and ballsed it up, but to each their own. As has already been pointed out they are very popular.

Thanks for the info - now off to see wtf Tritium is.

 

ooo it's very pretty lol

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Good morning chaps. Spending this fine morning with a couple of friends:



And with mini cupcakes:

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