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The SubC is the best way to go for understated, sporty elegance. In my experience, once you go Rolex, it's hard to look back.

I completely agree.

Though that BLNR by @steel28 is pretty amazing too!
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BLNR is a great watch, no doubt about it.
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^Even the PCLs? Yikes
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This past Sunday Mrs. Dino and I went with some friends for a day of Rolex, Porsches, polo and a picnic.  Overall, a fun day.  We had never seen a polo match before, so it was an interesting experience and the horses were really beautiful.  Please excuse the bad camera phone photo, but the lighting that day made it tough to get good pix.




Is that at the Greenwich polo club? Nice BLNR by the way.

-LR
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Is that at the Greenwich polo club?
Westchester PC, I'd bet.
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Lovely to catch up on a hundred or so pages of TWAT - have been on vacation this past week.  

 

@Novelty77 - you've been on quite a tear!  It's hard to deny the Hunger when it's screaming at you (been there), but this year I didn't get any new watches (well, except one that might be coming in the next few weeks or so), and it's really given me time to enjoy the ones I got through a few rounds of "frillyvolousness" as @mimo called it.  

 

When the hunger stops, the buying can too..:rotflmao:



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Yeah I know what you mean about the date window. It took a bit of getting used to. But I seem to check the date almost as often as the time on my watch and it sure is convenient to have it magnfied and staring up at me.

Another option - if you don't like the PCLs - is going pre-owned. I bought a 16710 and love it. You can get one for close to half of what the new ceramic models are going for, and the DNA is pretty much the same. I actually prefer the older models after having handled both side-by-side.

Matter of fact, I think you need to head to a pre-owned Rolex dealer and play with a 16710 and a 116710 side by side. Grab a SubC too and see which one wins.

Good advice here. I may be in the minority, but the bezels on the pre-ceramic GMTs has never appealed to me as much as the new ones. Handling in person could always change my mind.

I'll be funding this purchase mainly through some money I received after my grandparents passed, so this'll be one I'll keep forever, and I'll likely buy new. Maybe the no date sub now, and an older GMT down the line? We'll see.
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Good advice here. I may be in the minority, but the bezels on the pre-ceramic GMTs has never appealed to me as much as the new ones. Handling in person could always change my mind.

I'll be funding this purchase mainly through some money I received after my grandparents passed, so this'll be one I'll keep forever, and I'll likely buy new. Maybe the no date sub now, and an older GMT down the line? We'll see.


Not to complicate things on an "if/when", but I'm holding off my Rolex purchase until I hear about plans of Rolex incorporating the new 3 day power reserve movements in to some of their other models. The Sea Dweller 4000 is the one on my list. As I am pretty good with rotating my watches, the longer PR is a big deal for me personally.

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Not to complicate things on an "if/when", but I'm holding off my Rolex purchase until I hear about plans of Rolex incorporating the new 3 day power reserve movements in to some of their other models. The Sea Dweller 4000 is the one on my list. As I am pretty good with rotating my watches, the longer PR is a big deal for me personally.

Wasn't aware of this; thanks for the info!
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Wasn't aware of this; thanks for the info!


No problem, you can google more info, but here is the rolex page with the 3255.

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I shelved my Stowa Antea KS I bought in '06 (thanks to some great advice from here), b/c it's increased in value a little too much over the years for me to wear daily. So I went ahead and ordered a banger from ebay....the Vostok "blue scuba dude"

I'm excited for it.

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Is that at the Greenwich polo club? Nice BLNR by the way.

-LR

The match was at Myopia in South Hamilton, MA.  Thanks regarding the BLNR!  :cheers:

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No problem, you can google more info, but here is the rolex page with the 3255.

It all sounds good, but I'm always a bit leery of being an early adopter for this sort of thing.

For our Rolex fanbois aficionados - would you have any concerns with buying a movement that's new to market?
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I don't think the 3255 is 'revolutionary' enough to cause concern about teething issues, personally. 

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