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Nice lume shots, Francks.

That's a great pair of sports watches.

And the two-liner Sub looks pretty good for 14 years of usage.
 

 

Thanks. I haven't owned the watch for that long so I guess the watch had been kept in a safe with minimal wear. Hopefully I changed that!

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Subs in safes.

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My pair. 1680 and 3572.50. The Speedy just landed and the parts are in the mail for the Mitsukoshi dial conversion. Can't wait.

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Some beautiful shots the last couple days. If only I was home, I could take a shot of my SubC and Omega SMP together (the latter is the closest I have to a Speedie). Maybe I'll try and take a pic tomorrow or the next day.

Subs in safes is just insane. They're meant to be used, they're meant to be worn. So wear them, just about everywhere.
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One of the best parts of my Speedy Pro.



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My pair. 1680 and 3572.50. The Speedy just landed and the parts are in the mail for the Mitsukoshi dial conversion. Can't wait.
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Nice pair. Kinda wish I hadn't flipped my 1680.
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Nice pair. Kinda wish I hadn't flipped my 1680.

Shame on you, 1680s rule.

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Shame on you, 1680s rule.


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I'm attempting to treat myself to a nice dress watch (Rolex or equivalent, MAYBE a deeply discounted Patek) and I'm hoping to get something from my birth year (1983). Anyone know what would be a good starting point?

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I'm attempting to treat myself to a nice dress watch (Rolex or equivalent, MAYBE a deeply discounted Patek) and I'm hoping to get something from my birth year (1983). Anyone know what would be a good starting point?

Difficult without knowing your budget, but you could get a nice 1980s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Back then they were mostly in the classic RO shape and size, unlike some of the carriage clock sized pieces they do today. Classier than a Rolex, and some of the 80s Rolexes kicking around are a tad flashy in my view without being terribly exciting timepieces...
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I'm attempting to treat myself to a nice dress watch (Rolex or equivalent, MAYBE a deeply discounted Patek) and I'm hoping to get something from my birth year (1983). Anyone know what would be a good starting point?


HQ Milton out of San Francisco has a good reputation and generally has quite a few vintage Rolex on their website.  Sometimes they have Patek.  Some of the NYC guys may be able to help with vintage watches in their area but it is at least good to get some different price points.

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I'm attempting to treat myself to a nice dress watch (Rolex or equivalent, MAYBE a deeply discounted Patek) and I'm hoping to get something from my birth year (1983). Anyone know what would be a good starting point?

 

Without a budget, it would be hard to recommend anything.  A Rolex from the 1980s can be anywhere from say $2K to well over $75K.  So if your budget is $2K-5K, its unlikely you will find a Patek in your price range, unless its a really small one, which might be hard for a dealer to sell to a man today.   

 

The best way to try to find something from 1983 is to tell a reputable dealer what you are looking for.  However, be prepared, once they hear you want something from your birth year, they wil probably rake you over the coals, because your options maybe some what limited by you specifically wanting something from 1983.  I prefer the idea of figuring out a budget, seeing what models fall within that budget that might interest you, searching for one in the best condition you can afford and making the year it was made a less important consideration (but to each his own). 

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Difficult without knowing your budget, but you could get a nice 1980s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Back then they were mostly in the classic RO shape and size, unlike some of the carriage clock sized pieces they do today. Classier than a Rolex, and some of the 80s Rolexes kicking around are a tad flashy in my view without being terribly exciting timepieces...

Sorry, but I disagree.  I like AP, particularly the classic line or ROs.  However, production was fairly limited in the 1980s, people didn't always take great care of them (I see a ton of 80s ROs beaten to hell and have lots a bracelet stretch, unless they are the now highly regarded 39mm ultra thin Jumbos...which always had a special following and tend to be babied) so finding one from 1983 that is worth buying could be very tough. Also, lots of ROs of the 80s were owned by people who skimped on service, sending them to be refinished by amateur local guys, so many have been over polished and have nearly round bezels and no beveled edges on the lugs or bracelets.  Again, I love ROs, but I'd be unlikely to recommend one from that period if he could even find one unless it was in truly mint condition.  

 

 Beyond, that depending on the OP's budget, there are lots of interesting Rolex models available from 1983, ...a manual wind Daytona, Plexi glass Subs and SDs, 16750 GMTs, 1655 Orange Hand Explorer 2s, and 1019 Explorers.  If those rugged tool watches are too flashy and not terribly exciting...I can't help but I wonder if you even have a pulse ;)

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Difficult without knowing your budget, but you could get a nice 1980s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Back then they were mostly in the classic RO shape and size, unlike some of the carriage clock sized pieces they do today. Classier than a Rolex, and some of the 80s Rolexes kicking around are a tad flashy in my view without being terribly exciting timepieces...

 

 

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HQ Milton out of San Francisco has a good reputation and generally has quite a few vintage Rolex on their website.  Sometimes they have Patek.  Some of the NYC guys may be able to help with vintage watches in their area but it is at least good to get some different price points.

 

 

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Without a budget, it would be hard to recommend anything.  A Rolex from the 1980s can be anywhere from say $2K to well over $75K.  So if your budget is $2K-5K, its unlikely you will find a Patek in your price range, unless its a really small one, which might be hard for a dealer to sell to a man today.   

 

The best way to try to find something from 1983 is to tell a reputable dealer what you are looking for.  However, be prepared, once they hear you want something from your birth year, they wil probably rake you over the coals, because your options maybe some what limited by you specifically wanting something from 1983.  I prefer the idea of figuring out a budget, seeing what models fall within that budget that might interest you, searching for one in the best condition you can afford and making the year it was made a less important consideration (but to each his own). 

Sorry, but I disagree.  I like AP, particularly the classic line or ROs.  However, production was fairly limited in the 1980s, people didn't always take great care of them (I see a ton of 80s ROs beaten to hell and have lots a bracelet stretch, unless they are the now highly regarded 39mm ultra thin Jumbos...which always had a special following and tend to be babied) so finding one from 1983 that is worth buying could be very tough. Also, lots of ROs of the 80s were owned by people who skimped on service, sending them to be refinished by amateur local guys, so many have been over polished and have nearly round bezels and no beveled edges on the lugs or bracelets.  Again, I love ROs, but I'd be unlikely to recommend one from that period if he could even find one unless it was in truly mint condition.  

 

 Beyond, that depending on the OP's budget, there are lots of interesting Rolex models available from 1983, ...a manual wind Daytona, Plexi glass Subs and SDs, 16750 GMTs, 1655 Orange Hand Explorer 2s, and 1019 Explorers.  If those rugged tool watches are too flashy and not terribly exciting...I can't help but I wonder if you even have a pulse ;)

 

Budget is ideally at 5k but can go as high as 20k. I want a versatile dress watch.

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Budget is ideally at 5k but can go as high as 20k. I want a versatile dress watch.
That's quite a range. Not sure what you mean by versatile dress watch but it sounds like a Reverso might fill the bill. The birthdate requirement might be a stckey wicket
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