Originally Posted by Dino944
Reminds me of my very first GMT (although it was before the GMT 2). I eventually tired of the black bezel because everyone who ever commented on it would say, "Nice Sub." Its almost like without the Pepsi bezel, a GMT doesn't have its own identity.
The one in your photos looks like a it has quite a bit of bracelet stretch, and the lume on the hands doesn't match the lume on dial. Makes me wonder if the hands were replaced at some point, might make them more functional but I like when all the lume matches and has that nice cream color to it.
Still brought back good memories of my 1st good watch.
thanks for the info dino. i actually like the all black bezel a lot. i prefer it for the most part to the multi color, and if people mistake it for a sub, oh well, lol.
yes, i know the bracelet has some stretch, hopefully i can use that to get my boss to sell it to me for cheaper.
interesting point about the hour markers, no idea if they are replacements or not, ideally i guess i would like them to match too, but i f i can get a killer deal on a vintage watch like this that does not come across so often, i dont think the slight lack of creaminess in the hands would deter me.
again, thanks for the info, very helpful and as always, interesting.
Originally Posted by Newcomer
Good to know! I really like the creamy markers as well. It really adds character to a watch.
An experience that my friend had at a dinner with a potential employer really caused me to re-think adding a Rolex to the stable anytime soon!Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It was kind of a meet-and-greet sort of situation--and my friend was wearing his two-tone Datejust he received for graduation. He is not a watch guy at all, but wears it more out of respect for the gift. Anyways, we were speaking with one of the partners, and the Rolex caught the partners' eye. Anyways, the gentleman made a big deal out my friend "having accomplished so much to be able to afford a Rolex at such a young age," and making remarks of that ilk. Sure, the guy was an ass-hat, but I don't think it benefits anyone to bring attention to themselves like that. I can comfortably say that no one ever said anything about my now-departed JLC-MC, nor has anyone ever mentioned by Omega. I tend to like that.
lol, classic rolex two tone story. far less likely to happen with a non two tone. but i hear ya.