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I feel the same way as kolecho on the lugs issue, and I've said as much here previously. WarrenG recently bought the bigger version and for the record I think it looks great on his wrist.

 

But akatsuki raises another valid point: some people want a submariner as a toolwatch/diver, as a diver first and foremost, to look big and badass. I on the other hand want it as a multipurpose watch, and as expected I lean pretty much the way he says I should.

 

When you say the 5513 has a matte dial, are you referring to the fact the 16040m has white gold surrounds on the dial markers or something more?

 

 

post #10337 of 36777
^^^ counterfeiting is not the issue but period correctness; this is jmho of course.
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^^^ counterfeiting is not the issue but period correctness; this is jmho of course.

The Mark XV is not a rare, vintage collectible. "Period correctness" is not really an issue. Anyone who values the Mark XV for what it is will not care if the crown is one way or another, so long as it is a real IWC crown and installed by IWC. It is well known amongst IWC collectors that these crowns were switched out regularly.
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I agree - that's a non-issue
post #10340 of 36777
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I agree - that's a non-issue

In fact, it's a plus. The watch is either an older Mark XV that has been factory-serviced, or a later production Mark XV. Win-win.
post #10341 of 36777
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

I like the fat lugs personally, but I like my diver to look solid like a diver and not a dress watch. Most people want their sub to do dual duty which I sort of understand and then a more elegant lug profile works better.

Are you saying that all previous Subs and SDs don't look solid? I think the key word Kolecho used was, disproportioned, and I have to agree. Not to take anything away from the ceramic, parachrom or clasp. Aesthetics are purely subjective.
post #10342 of 36777

oh noz more semantics--I think we all understood what he meant.

 

Edit: akatsuki just purchased a big disproportionate lug, manly, heroic, steroid-improved sub. I happen to think it looks good on his wrist too.

 

I think his comments should be taken as subjective and impressionistic and nothing more.

 

 

post #10343 of 36777
True I did buy one... And oddly enough I have skinny 7" wrists. It is definitely a subjective measure...

But I am pretty much planning on picking up a dress watch next year anyway, so I wanted the Rolex to be a much "bigger" watch.
post #10344 of 36777
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

I traded my 14060M for this 'transitional' 5513 (transitional because it has white gold surrounds and acrylic crystal):
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Congrats! Thats a really handsome example of a 5513.  A friend recently picked one up but yours is in much better condition.  Enjoy it!
 

 

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Thread Starter 
more 5513 pr0n - no metal rings on this dial

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Beautiful. I cant make up my mind if I want a 5513 or 14060m

Either way, like you, I'ma go with no date + less wording

Yep, prefer the no-date version of the Sub (or being pedantic, simply the Submariner, the date version being the Submariner with date), as the dial looks cleaner. Also, it's one less watch I have to adjust the date on! I much prefer the acrylic crystal on the 5513 to the sapphire crystal on the 14060M, but both are great watches: you can't go wrong.
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Congrats! Thats a really handsome example of a 5513.  A friend recently picked one up but yours is in much better condition.  Enjoy it!

 

Thanks mate.
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more 5513 pr0n - no metal rings on this dial
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Beautiful gdl. I may, in time, trade my Sub for a more traditional 5513, like yours. I am enjoying the combination of white gold surrounds and acrylic crystal although I appreciate it's not quite as collectible as a 5513 with matt dial.



The crown on my Mk XV has the fish - I will see if I can capture this: might be tricky with an iPhone. Agree it's only a very minor detail.
post #10347 of 36777
still loving my fatty so far

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still loving my fatty so far


Everybody knows fat girls have the best personality rimshot.gif

post #10349 of 36777
all this talk of rolex makes me miss my DJ frown.gif
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

more 5513 pr0n - no metal rings on this dial
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nice, i like your shirt in that pic gdl.
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