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This will be my first watch and i won't be making an impulse purchase. I will take about 2 months to browse around before making a purchase

Will be looking at a 16610 in black bezel
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

You would be very surprised how you feel about your 'pick' after some time. Better that than to buy something, realize you like something else more, and then take a loss. If you don't mind my suggestion, you may also want to look at the new Omega Planet Ocean, considering that you are a young guy like me. If you are going to purchase a Rolex, I suggest you do so because you really like the look of it, rather than just because you want a Rolex. There are a lot of fish in the sea!


Cannot emphasize this enough. Not everyone is as crazy as me but it took me over a year to pick my last watch. I had to make sure I really liked it, and it was not some ephemeral choice.

post #10458 of 33551
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Originally Posted by chiggah View Post

This will be my first watch and i won't be making an impulse purchase. I will take about 2 months to browse around before making a purchase
Will be looking at a 16610 in black bezel


It's a solid choice for sure but realize we are going to interrogate you now devil.gif


What do you want your watch for? Every day versatile wear?

 

Have a read of this: http://www.askmen.com/fashion/mens-watches_600/625_all-purpose-watches-watch-snob.html

 

Rolex is certainly not a bad choice, but people in this thread can sometimes be doubtful of people who settle on Rolex believing it to be the best watch out there..This deserves to be read, it helped me out a lot when I first started ogling watches: http://chronocentric.com/watches/brands.shtml

post #10459 of 33551
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Ok cool thanks guys
How about the standard colorway ? Black bezel and silver ? Or Green bezel ?

been said, but for a first go original. you wont be disappoint.
post #10460 of 33551
Yeah everyday versatile wear. I just got my PADI diving license too, so will be doing recreational diving on the odd occasions.

Since i'm a young fella, i can't afford a brand new rolex yet - have to go with second hand and probably keep it for the next 10-15 years until I can afford a brand new one

I'm definitely not in a rush to purchase one either, as there are many for sale on the forums

I mean I could get a brand new tag heuer aquaracer but would rather get a second hand submariner as it will maintain its value more imo
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Secondhand is just a smarter choice IMO. A sub is not a new release, so there is really no need to buy new.

 

I prefer the slimmer lug profile on the 14060m rather than the new one--but that's just me. Others here will tell you the opposite. I recommend trying both on before you make your decision.

 

Dont waste your money on the TAG, especially if its not something you want. Take the time to save up and buy what you like. Thats a general rule on styleforum, not just this thread.

 

Dont worry about resale value. Buy what you like, and keep it for a long time. A watch is not an investment despite what people tell you. Again, there are two minds on this subject. Some buy, get bored, trade; others buy for the long haul. If you can't tell, both Newcomer and I fall into the latter category--but you will have to come to that determination alone.

 

Omega Speedmaster Professional is another good choice.


Edited by Cylon - 2/5/12 at 8:52pm
post #10462 of 33551
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Please don't get a two-tone

This.
post #10463 of 33551
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Second has is just a smarter choice IMO. A sub is not a new release, so there is really no need to buy new.

I disagree, but only because of the Glidelock clasp.

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Dont worry about resale value. Buy what you like, and keep it for a long time. A watch is not an investment despite what people tell you. Again, there are two minds on this subject. Some buy, get bored, trade; others buy for the long haul. If you can't tell, both Newcomer and I fall into the latter category--but you will have to come to that determination alone.

Quoted for truth.
post #10464 of 33551
Are there variants on the 16610 ? Like a L, M , Y or S with regards to the serial number ? Unsure of the differences, if someone can clarify

I see threads with 16610 P , F , W serial numbers

Just simply the year and location it was manufactured ?
post #10465 of 33551
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I disagree, but only because of the Glidelock clasp.


Definitely something I forgot. I cannot speak from personal experience, but have heard much about the improved new bracelet. Thanks imageWIS!

post #10466 of 33551
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Definitely something I forgot. I cannot speak from personal experience, but have heard much about the improved new bracelet. Thanks imageWIS!

cheers.gif

I would love if my Breitling Colt Ocean had something akin to the Glidelock... I always end up having to add links in the summer and remove them in winter.
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Now its my turn to ask the Qs smile.gif

 

Which subs have the glidelock bracelet?

 

post #10468 of 33551
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+1

Take the time to understand the difference between a 5513, 14060/m, and the 116610 unless you know you want a brand new one.
It would still be a good idea to know why some people go gaga for the vintage over the contemporary version.

hint: dial markers and lugs

If you aren't comfortable wading into the vintage market, thats cool too. I just find it important to make an informed decision biggrin.gif

AND the plastic crystal smile.gif
post #10469 of 33551
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Just north of $1k I believe. Not a fran of the date either, but at least its a bit different.

I dig it w/ the funky date window... it's different.
post #10470 of 33551
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Originally Posted by chiggah View Post

Yeah everyday versatile wear. I just got my PADI diving license too, so will be doing recreational diving on the odd occasions.
Since i'm a young fella, i can't afford a brand new rolex yet - have to go with second hand and probably keep it for the next 10-15 years until I can afford a brand new one
I'm definitely not in a rush to purchase one either, as there are many for sale on the forums
I mean I could get a brand new tag heuer aquaracer but would rather get a second hand submariner as it will maintain its value more imo

A few things -

(a) You don't need a diving watch to go diving these days - in fact, I would recommend you NOT wear one as there is a fair chance you will end up dinging it;

(b) No need to buy a Rolex new - let someone else take the hit on depreciation and buy a lightly used second hand watch from a reputable seller;

(c) Tag Heuer is fine as a beater watch (I own a quartz Aquaracer, courtesy of my parents), but don't enjoy much love or respect amongst watch collectors / WIS types, as - e.g. - they don't manufacture their own movements. You are frankly better off saving up for something you are going to enjoy wearing over the longer term;

(d) I endorse the Planet Ocean as an excellent everyday choice, although it is a very heavy watch when worn on a bracelet - you should be able to pick up a calibre 2500 PO for about $3,000 new on the grey market.
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