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So, haven't been around here in a while (school has been out), but I decided to spend a little of the money I made this summer on a new watch! It should be coming in later on today. A hint? It is something of a classic!
I will update the thread with pictures later!
Also, I did not have my phone with me to take a picture, unfortunately, but today I had the privilege of seeing a Rolex 6541, with a beautiful slightly tropical dial. It had the original hands and all. Now, want to hear the sad part? The owner wanted all of the original indices replaced with diamond studs frown.gif. He received the watch from his grandfather, and wanted to make it look more "current." I think I almost cried when I saw the diamond studs that replaced the original markers.
But anyways, glad to be back around these parts.
Stitchy, just go for the PAM, we know you are going to eventually!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

please tell me who the owner is so i can track him down and make him suffer. nod[1].gif
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Now, want to hear the sad part? The owner wanted all of the original indices replaced with diamond studs frown.gif. He received the watch from his grandfather, and wanted to make it look more "current." I think I almost cried when I saw the diamond studs that replaced the original markers.

If there is any justice in the world, somebody somewhere will slap him.
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please tell me who the owner is so i can track him down and make him suffer. nod[1].gif

I know right? I told the guy in charge of the shop to give me a call if anything like that EVER shows up again. I would have given him every dime to my name (read: not that much) for that watch, and I would have flipped the hell out of it. The guy apparently thinks its junk. Ignorance is not always bliss, I guess.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Also, I did not have my phone with me to take a picture, unfortunately, but today I had the privilege of seeing a Rolex 6541, with a beautiful slightly tropical dial. It had the original hands and all. Now, want to hear the sad part? The owner wanted all of the original indices replaced with diamond studs frown.gif. He received the watch from his grandfather, and wanted to make it look more "current." I think I almost cried when I saw the diamond studs that replaced the original markers.
 

What a waste.... an idiot owner ruining a nice original vintage watch.

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Newcomer - lol, yeah i know ima end up with one, justa question of which one.

Cant wait to see pics of your score, and your story made me cry.

Derk - thanks for the video
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Mr Moo, Omega for sure no question about it.

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Newcomer - lol, yeah i know ima end up with one, justa question of which one.

sell your house and buy a vintage.....i know a guy with a few of them in a safe. wink.gif
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Could not agree more!
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Nice duo Gaz, I am still kicking myself for not buying the Pam 249 when it was offer to me few years back.
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Warren, depeche, ghall - fantastic rollies, gents!
Moo - speedy imo
Mack - interesting though about the crown threading getting overused on a manual wind watch. would like to here peoples experiences with that, maybe gdl can chime in.

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that is fucking gorgeous. absolutely fucking gorgeous. anymore pics??

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Congrats on your Deep-Sea SD.  Nice choice!
Thats a beauty.  The lum has a nice changed to that beautiful creamy color that looks great on vintage watches!  Congrats its stunning!

Thanks guys for the compliments - I am really enjoying this watch. Derek is another shot taken today:



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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Amazing. I didnt realize that with the dial. Those are both just fantastic.
Thankfully, i have nice strong manly arms.

sneaky2.gif Gaz's Pan on the left seems like the kind of thing I would wear, provided it's not gigantic and heavy. I retract my earlier statement.
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First Seiko I ever really liked. Unfortunately it is too big for me frown.gif


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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

Thanks guys for the compliments - I am really enjoying this watch. Derek is another shot taken today:

loveeeeeeeeeee that GMT. The 1675 is probably my favorite Rolex of all time. One day, I'll buy a complete and lovely example.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

So, haven't been around here in a while (school has been out), but I decided to spend a little of the money I made this summer on a new watch! It should be coming in later on today. A hint? It is something of a classic!

I have a feeling you bought a Rolex Submariner no date biggrin.gif
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I have a feeling you bought a Rolex Submariner no date biggrin.gif

Nope--although that was in the Top 3, I saw the new one and just was not liking the maxi-everything frown.gif
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Nope--although that was in the Top 3, I saw the new one and just was not liking the maxi-everything frown.gif

That's why you go vintage.
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