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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Thanks man. I'm already starting the savings, told my wife about it and she is so against it...Well few more months and I have my real baby.

as long as she doesnt leave you over it, it will be worth it.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


as long as she doesnt leave you over it, it will be worth it.

She will not, i'll go for it. But if she decided to leave me anyways i'll make love to my AP :)

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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

But if she decided to leave me anyways i'll make love to my AP smile.gif

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Regards.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


thats too bad, i like this bracelet much more than the newer one. we got it for a steal too. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Yes, overall I really liked the original Oversease design more than the current one, but the bracelet getting jammed can be a pain.  A buddy of mine had both the time with Arabic numerals and the black dial chronograph version of the 1st generation Overseas.  He seemed to have more issues with the chronograph version and eventually sold it.  He still has the time only model which is his daily wearer.  I've tried on the 2nd generation Overseas chrono and it just doesn't appeal to me.

 

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


Mine was a 2006 if i recall.....has the in house movement. I loved it, but if i had the choice, i wouldve gone for the zenith movement in a heartbeat. the el primero movt they used wasnt the standard one in the other zenith watches...rolex went over it witha fine toothed comb and did a lot of mods. fantastic watches.
you wont regret it.
Oh goodness. I love the overseas.
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Yes after 2000, the Daytonas all had the inhouse movement cal 4130, and they were ref # 116520.  Its a really nice watch, longer power reserve, the clasp and bracelet are solid, the lum marking and hands are wider and easier to read at a glance, and its probably a better choice if its going to be worn daily.  I have one that I bought in 2005 and a Zenith based Daytona from 1996.  If I could only keep one, it would be the Zenith based 16520.  Its a little more classic looking with the narrow hands and hour markers, and its movement supposedly had more than 200 modifications including changing the number of BPH from 36,600 to 28,800.  The zenith version is a keeper!

 

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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Thanks man. I'm already starting the savings, told my wife about it and she is so against it...Well few more months and I have my real baby.

Keep saving its worth it!  I also encouraged the MRS buy a few pieces of jewelry during the last 2 years to ease the path for this purchase. Plus I sold an Explorer 1 that I bought 10 years ago and rarely ever wore.  It was all worth it!!!

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


Oh goodness. I love the overseas.

+1000
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Keep saving its worth it!  I also encouraged the MRS buy a few pieces of jewelry during the last 2 years to ease the path for this purchase. Plus I sold an Explorer 1 that I bought 10 years ago and rarely ever wore.  It was all worth it!!!

It has always been not now, someday when I have cash blabla.. But If I actually save few pennies every month I would end buying it. The time goes by so fast...If I count how much I spend on clothes every month I could easy buy this watch in a couple of months, need to break the shoe-shopping for a while :D

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

What the original Nautilus, RO, and VC 222 shared was the same base movement designed by JLC.  Although, JLC never used it in any of their own watches. 

I'm not sure where, you are getting at with this?
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

Mine was a 2006 if i recall.....has the in house movement. I loved it, but if i had the choice, i wouldve gone for the zenith movement in a heartbeat. the el primero movt they used wasnt the standard one in the other zenith watches...rolex went over it witha fine toothed comb and did a lot of mods. fantastic watches.
you wont regret it.

Thanks for the response. If I get one it will definitely be the Zenith movement. I was unaware of all the mods that rolex had done to the movement. Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I just took delivery of the new 15202 Jumbo last week.  Its just stunning!  Its the first AP I've had in more than 10 years and everything about it is impressive (case and bracelet finishining, the classic cal 2121, and the dial which takes on different shades of blue depending on the lighting).  Pluse the one advantage of this tribute to the original is the display back where you can view the iconic cal 2121.  You will not be disappointed.  Below are 2 quick and sadly blury camera/phone photos.  I hope to have some better photos like the one above soon.  This was a belated 40th birthday/10th anniversary gift from my wife and it was well worth the wait!

Best regards,
Dino



 

Beautiful and classic looking. Enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

participated in buying one these at work today. to sell not keep. frown.gif
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Do you work at s Jewelry store?
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post

Beautiful and classic looking. Enjoy it.

+1.
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Do you work at s Jewelry store?

not exactly. i work for a company that has both a store, and also a buying operation separate from the store. there are a few locations where we do buying, each one in a slightly different way, geared towards different specialties and clienteles. i work in one of the buying operations.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

participated in buying one these at work today. to sell not keep. frown.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Don't you get employee discounts? nod[1].gif
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I have something swell coming. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Elegantly Wasted View Post

Don't you get employee discounts? nod[1].gif

im sure i could, but they can get serious dough for that, i dont think it up for grabs, and i couldnt afford it even if it was. frown.gif
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I have something swell coming. smile.gif

such as?
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I did not expect this from myself :P

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