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awesome. MOAR ACTION SHOTS!
jsut this...are explorers safe from splashback?
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Vintage for me today:

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Also, for the record, I love my 39mm Explorer. Most people pick nits about the too-short hands (way, way overstated IMO) and while I do understand some of the hate about the rehaut on all of the new Rolex models, again IMO it's pretty darn subtle when compared to a lot of modern branding.

For me, the watch has a nice balance, I like the EXPLORER being moved to the bottom of the dial, and thank God and baby Jesus that they did not polish any links on it.
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I think having tudor allows rolex more flexibility in terms of marketing. As much as I complain that Rolex is lazy/boring, I also understand their conservatism is due in large part to the fact that they represent the gold standard of luxury watch making to the public at large (for better or worse). Any misstep carries the potential of ruining the brand (a la new coke), so deploying new ideas via the tudor route allows them to take risks, be bold, and test new ideas out without damaging the staid continuity of their established lines.

 

Just imagine if the pelagos was the updated submariner (minus the snowflake dial marker/hands)????

 

Tudor can do it precisely because Rolex can't

I get that Tudor allows Rolex more flexibility interms of marketing and reaching out to a lower price point.  However, while people are currently pleased with the Pelagos, Tudor has had some designs in the past that were not so great and which didn't garner lots of positive comments.

 

The Pelagos is a good looking watch for Tudor.  However, I don't wish that the Sub C was actually the Pelagos with a Rolex movement, Role dial, and mercedes hands.  Overall, I think Rolex did a pretty good job modernizing the Sub with the Sub C.  Is it perfect, no.   Some people like it, others hate it...no watch can be everything to everyone, but if a large part of their target audience is happy and buying it, then the numbers speak for themselves.

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My 3572:

 

 

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Anyone here own (or handle) a Sea-Gull Tourbillon?

I'm thinking of getting a nice Chinese watch, and one of their tourbillons seems like a good candidate.
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

I think having tudor allows rolex more flexibility in terms of marketing. As much as I complain that Rolex is lazy/boring, I also understand their conservatism is due in large part to the fact that they represent the gold standard of luxury watch making to the public at large (for better or worse). Any misstep carries the potential of ruining the brand (a la new coke), so deploying new ideas via the tudor route allows them to take risks, be bold, and test new ideas out without damaging the staid continuity of their established lines.

 

Just imagine if the pelagos was the updated submariner (minus the snowflake dial marker/hands)????

 

Tudor can do it precisely because Rolex can't

I actually like the fact that they rarely make changes. I think it just adds to it's ability to retain it's classic yet brand new look. The minor changes which they actually do make are topics of conversation amongst collectors, and I think it also helps it retain if not increase in value. If you bought one 30 years ago there isn't that many indicators that it isn't one which was bought yesterday unless you know what your looking for. 

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Vintage for me today:

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NICE!
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just thought i would add a quick picture of my birth year vintage Sub and daily wearer... 1970 5513

 

 

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Anyone here own (or handle) a Sea-Gull Tourbillon?
I'm thinking of getting a nice Chinese watch, and one of their tourbillons seems like a good candidate.

see -
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/personal-thoughts-owning-sea-gull-tourbillon-763917.html

another good alternative, combining vintage Chinese watch tradition from 1958 (plum blossom guilloche dial, red jewel seconds hand) with bespoke design and boutique production -

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f72/genesis-new-boutique-chinese-watchmaker-design-your-dream-chinese-watch-751238-11.html
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just thought i would add a quick picture of my birth year vintage Sub and daily wearer... 1970 5513

That looks great!

A question to those of you with vintage Rolex sports watches: Can they still perform their intended role as a tool watch or do you have to baby it?

For instance, do you take it swimming?
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That looks great!
A question to those of you with vintage Rolex sports watches: Can they still perform their intended role as a tool watch or do you have to baby it?
For instance, do you take it swimming?

You can as long as it passes the pressure test. However I don't do this with any of my new watches so I see no reason to do it with my Red. Once the dial is ruined, there's no going back with a vintage watch especially when it's all original.


Edited by dddrees - 11/14/12 at 4:23pm
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