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^ uff that's hot, but what's up with the strap to big or what?

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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

^ uff that's hot, but what's up with the strap to big or what?

Its a NATO strap - typically tucked that way.
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post


Its a NATO strap - typically tucked that way.

Now I see that on the side, anyways I like it. Is it new?

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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff View Post

Any thoughts on the newer 36mm Datejusts? I prefer the all-brushed past iterations, but they are no where near as comfortable as the newer ones. I initially hated the PCLs but I think I'm coming to terms with them. It errs to the side of dressy but is completely capable of looking good with jeans and a tshirt as well in my mind... especially on oyster. A tad small for my wrist but I simply don't like big watches so that is fine.
The Omega AT is its closest competitor in my price range, and I like that watch a lot, but something about the pointed hour indices and concern the teak dial will get old are keeping me from it. It's certainly a better watch for the money, but I don't love it like I love the DJ.

I have the previous brushed version that I think you talking about and it looks very similar to the one you posted.

The brushed metal scratches easily as you can see. I wear the watch for everything from interviews to swimming and it usually gets notice (good and bad).
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Originally Posted by EMY View Post


I have the previous brushed version that I think you talking about and it looks very similar to the one you posted.
The brushed metal scratches easily as you can see. I wear the watch for everything from interviews to swimming and it usually gets notice (good and bad).

If you think that scratches easily, you should see some other brands or highly polished metals.  Also, everyone wears watches differently...you are clearly a harder on your watches than I am or than some other collectors I know are on their watches.  Nothing wrong with that.  Clearly they can take the abuse.  However, I have a 10 year old Explorer 2 that looks nearly new compared to your watch, and I wear it nearly every day.  However, I don't wear it if I'm working on a car or if I'm doing stuff where I might be on the ground and it will come in contact with cement. 

 

Also, not sure where you are wearing your watch that it "gets noticed", but I've worn Rolex watches for years and unless its a big flashy gold model, or maybe one of the larger sport models they really don't attract much attention at all.  Even a buddy of mine that avoided buying a Rolex for years (he always bought Omega and Zeniths) because he felt a Rolex would attract too much attention in the work place, but he found no one notices or pays any attention to his white dial Explorer 2. 

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I've always been partial to the jubilee on the DJ and always thought the oyster band was a sportier band that belonged with the sportier watches/Sub/etc. IMO, the DJ has a dressier look, especially if yours looks like mine - with a fluted bezel and roman dial - and the jubilee just looks better with it. The polished center links on the jubilee band is MUCH less noticeable and looks fantastic, I couldn't imagine having this watch with a completely brushed bracelet.

My mom wears a women's DJ from before the introduction of the bracelet and I always joke about how hers is "below" mine... good times!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

If you think that scratches easily, you should see some other brands or highly polished metals.  Also, everyone wears watches differently...you are clearly a harder on your watches than I am or than some other collectors I know are on their watches.  Nothing wrong with that.  Clearly they can take the abuse.  However, I have a 10 year old Explorer 2 that looks nearly new compared to your watch, and I wear it nearly every day.  However, I don't wear it if I'm working on a car or if I'm doing stuff where I might be on the ground and it will come in contact with cement. 

Also, not sure where you are wearing your watch that it "gets noticed", but I've worn Rolex watches for years and unless its a big flashy gold model, or maybe one of the larger sport models they really don't attract much attention at all.  Even a buddy of mine that avoided buying a Rolex for years (he always bought Omega and Zeniths) because he felt a Rolex would attract too much attention in the work place, but he found no one notices or pays any attention to his white dial Explorer 2. 

The watch was a graduation present so it has sentimental value. Although I like the watch very much, I would have chosen a non-Rolex.
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post

And the Explorer I, right?
Last hour of work...
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this is fucking unbelievable. What a gorgeous watch.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

+1. the jubilees look like they need watch viagra after a while when you hold them sideways grasping the case.
also, i like the look of the oyster better, and i think seiko and citizens shameless ripoff of the jubilee and seeing them everywhere kind of turned me off to them.

the new jubilees wont see that problem. the stretch was due to the way the old links were constructed.new ones are all solid.
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Derk - that is good to know. Now you just need to get a cease and desist order over to seiko and citizen.

As to scratching, i read that rolex uses a harder SS, and when i had my rolex i notice that although it did scratch, it did so less than my other waches.
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

^ uff that's hot, but what's up with the strap to big or what?

Its a NATO strap - typically tucked that way.


I agree, thats a new one on me, like the NATO, not the tuck.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Derk - that is good to know. Now you just need to get a cease and desist order over to seiko and citizen.
As to scratching, i read that rolex uses a harder SS, and when i had my rolex i notice that although it did scratch, it did so less than my other waches.

i know they use 904L and most use 316L. but ive read so much about there being no real difference thats noticeable. 316 has less nickel and is a bit shinier...the biggest difference is NOT in hardness, but reactivity to acids. which you wont be coming in contact with. Its a bragging right. But the acid that would melt the 316 while the 904 is still standing wouldve eaten your arm off long before.

Ive had both steels....you cant tell a difference.
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Now I see that on the side, anyways I like it. Is it new?

Thanks.

Nope - the watch is several years old. The strap is about a month old.
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Today's watch - a seriously stylish classic
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Today's watch - a seriously stylish classic

my grail.
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Originally Posted by depechedior View Post

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Today's watch - a seriously stylish classic

my grail.

Definitely attainable man - good luck

I'm thinking of adding a the rose gold chrono version to my collection
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