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post #48106 of 48312
If he doesn't have the screwdriver handy (I don't think most people normally do) then it will absolutely be more convenient to take into Rolex. Moreover, they may put a touch of lock-tite on the links, will they not? I know I do, anyways.
post #48107 of 48312
That was my thinking Atila. I have no problem re-sizing my Seikos with the pin and collar setup but would rather let the RSC do it for by oyster bracelets. I know they'll keep it scratch free and they're nice guys.
post #48108 of 48312
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I'm not as adventurous as @SteveH35 but I thought the example engraved Explorer looked pretty sweet and bonus points for hiding hairline scratches from OCD among us! Loving this Explorer and it arrived just in time for my board meeting where I sat next to a Rolex-phile on the board who rotates through a few at our meetings. Today I think he has a DJII with fluted bezel, but I am not keen enough to really be able to tell exactly (other than knowing it def has a fluted bezel).

I know this will bother some but like Keith, considering putting a nato on this or perhaps a nomos black cordovan strap. In any event, I have to head over to the Rolex service center in SF to get the bracelet re-sized post-haste. Fortunately unlike last year where it took me months to do so, I now work walking distance so it should be an easy drop in at some point during the next few weeks.

Nothing wrong with the engraving per se. It was done with great skill. It just shouldn't be done on a Rolex Explorer (or any Rolex for that matter) IMO.
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Thanks to TWAT and serendipity, just got a great fedex package. Thanks SteveH35!
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Looks great!! Happy to help

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Some wrist porn for you
1971 Rolex 1680 single-red submariner with original inner and outer box, punched papers, service papers and all the bits. Swapped out the Cyclopse plexi and put in a domed plexi.

 

Nice to have a full set like that! But I do wish you hadn't swapped out the crystal. I assume you still have it?

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THIS cow is sacred!
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What do u guys Think of the invicta brand?

I think there are better uses for your money. Sorry, mang.

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eton - dag, son.
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Nice to have a full set like that! But I do wish you hadn't swapped out the crystal. I assume you still have it?

I do still have it 👍🏼
Just prefer the profile and overall aesthetic of the dome plexi.
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I'm a fan. Got the black face. Love it. Would almost consider getting the polar too.

 

I'm considering a "Polar" 16570, but I also like it with a black face.  That said I see myself going for the Polar 16570 and then getting a black face GMT Master Coke or another GMT Master.

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Nice to have a full set like that! But I do wish you hadn't swapped out the crystal. I assume you still have it?

 

Glad to hear he still has it.  That said one of my two personal reasons for just months ago not even considering a Rolex was the Cyclopse date window.  I've never been a fan, but I have come to appreciate say a 16570 despite it.  Anyway, I don't have a problem with him swapping it out.  I think it looks nice. 

 

This reminds me of what an AD in my home town told me when I told him I wasn't a fan of the Cyclopse date window.  He said he had a customer who apparently didn't like it as well, tried to cut it out and then came back to return it saying it had fallen off.  

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Lol. Brilliant story.
Tbh I'm seeing it done more on more on the vintage subs....also lets not forget that sea dwellers don't have a Cyclopse, so it's not that strange a thing to do.
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Glad to hear he still has it.  That said one of my two personal reasons for just months ago not even considering a Rolex was the Cyclopse date window.  I've never been a fan, but I have come to appreciate say a 16570 despite it.  Anyway, I don't have a problem with him swapping it out.  I think it looks nice. 

 

This reminds me of what an AD in my home town told me when I told him I wasn't a fan of the Cyclopse date window.  He said he had a customer who apparently didn't like it as well, tried to cut it out and then came back to return it saying it had fallen off.  

I certainly understand not liking the cyclops and wanting a crystal without it, but to me something like a magnifier over the date is far from a deal breaker.

 

FYI...on a vintage piece that you might send out to someone who specializes in servicing vintage Rolex watches, I suppose its not a big deal to either remove the cyclops or fit a crystal that doesn't have one.  However, if its a modern or relatively modern piece that you might send to Rolex for service in the US, you may run into issues.  Rolex USA seems to insist on watches not being modified or having parts that are specific to another model  So they may insist on putting a crystal with a cyclops or return your watch to you un-serviced.  In the USA, they won't sell you parts that are not correct for your model of watch, and they often insist on putting a watch back to original parts/specs before they will work on it.  

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The cyclops came close to putting me off the polar Explorer II, but I am learning to live with it (can't say I love it, but everything else about the watch is great).

The 1971 watch is wonderful. And my birth year.
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The 1971 watch is wonderful. And my birth year.

Thank you. I waited a long time to find one in perfect condition with all the paper work.
Still kills me to see that $425 price tag 😊
I've now got my two grails.
One for smart, one for more relaxed..
Heres the other one...gets mixed reactions, but to me these are the two sexiest sports watches around

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Thanks to TWAT and serendipity, just got a great fedex package. Thanks SteveH35!
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Looks great.  I love mine, but I am getting the itch to sell it and take the leap into the Patek Aquanaut.  Hmmm.... what to do....

post #48120 of 48312
Wait list on the Nautilus is something crazy. Local AD said "you can put down a refundable deposit, but we honestly have no idea when we'll get another one".
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