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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

Appreciate all the comments fellas.

Not looking forward to taking it off before a workout:

GQ!

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Sorry Stitch, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I have to disagree on the bracelets condition if the photo above is relatively accurate, particularly on the left side of the photo.  Yes, the older Jubliees show far more stretch than any of the other Rolex bracelets.  However, hollow Oyster bracelets can and do stretch, although it takes many more years of wear than on a hollow Jubilee.  I can tell you none of my daily wear Rolex watches on Oyster bracelets, one which is 12 years old another which is 20 years old, show any thing remotely close to the stretch or the spacing between links I see in the left side of the photo.   Easy to fix as the old hollow style Oyster bracelets aren't that expensive. 

As for the color difference between hands and dial,  people can say happens...but many of the examples I've seen are due to a change of hands.  Honest people will say they had it done, others don't want to acknowledge anything that may reduce its value.  I've seen lots of beautiful examples of vintage Rolex watches and the hands and dials are usually the same color...I've seen it where one or two of the markers on the dial aren't quite the same as the others...but I've never seen it where all markers on the dial were the same cream color and yet all the hands looked to be the same color white as the example you posted...unless the hands were replaced at some point.  Yes, you don't have proof they were changed other than the color is different, but then you also don't know that the watch is all original. 

Just sharing my thoughts and why I'd probably pass on that example...although I understand condition, value, and desirability of any individual watch can be viewed differently by different collectors.  Wishing you luck whatever you decide on the watch.  
If you're happy with it thats all that matters.

thanks again for the feedback, dino. interesting points. the bracelet may have more stretch than normal, but in person its not as bad as it looks in that pic, and certainly not when on the wrist.

im not sold on the hand replacement though, but even if it is, im not terribly bothered by it.

just have to find a wat to buy it. devil.gif

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I somertimes look at the back of this one, more than I do the front. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


THEN Y U NO SHOW PIC OF BACK !
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3572 speedy? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


thanks again for the feedback, dino. interesting points. the bracelet may have more stretch than normal, but in person its not as bad as it looks in that pic, and certainly not when on the wrist.

im not sold on the hand replacement though, but even if it is, im not terribly bothered by it.

just have to find a wat to buy it. devil.gif
THEN Y U NO SHOW PIC OF BACK !

CUSE I NO HAVE PICTURE OF BACK. LOL

 

 

But it sure does look marvelous.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

+1
Some times it also depends on how one wears a watch.  I've seen guys that wear them out, almost over their cuff and a manor that people can't help but notice their watch be it a Rolex or some other brand. 

However, to be honest I've owned Rolex watches for years and they largely go unnoticed.  Even a friend of mine that said he would buy a Rolex because they are too flashy and attract too much attention, decided to buy one of the last generation Explorer IIs.  He was concerned about the attention it would draw.  He found that no one care, noticed or commented on it and he has worn it for the last 2 years.  I think your friend's experience is a bit rare.

+1

fwiw, a two-tone Rolex is a bit more flashy.

But if you wear a stainless Rolex, 99% of the time nobody is going to notice or even look at your wrist (excluding watch AD and mall.) I think it is also safe to assume we all wear long sleeve shirts here. If you see somebody is looking at you. It is probably your shoes, or pocket square.
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

CUSE I NO HAVE PICTURE OF BACK. LOL


But it sure does look marvelous.

frown.gif pls to take pic.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


frown.gif pls to take pic.

 

 

Just for you stitches, because you asked. LOL

 

A bit hard to capture it properly because the bracelet is on, but here you go.

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blush.gif thanks! that is spectacular.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

blush.gif thanks! that is spectacular.

Thank you sir.

 

I do spend more time looking at this back of this more than most.

 

 

It does look much better in person when running.

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post


+1

fwiw, a two-tone Rolex is a bit more flashy.

But if you wear a stainless Rolex, 99% of the time nobody is going to notice or even look at your wrist (excluding watch AD and mall.) I think it is also safe to assume we all wear long sleeve shirts here. If you see somebody is looking at you. It is probably your shoes, or pocket square.

 

I've owned several Rolex watches over the years... Subs, GMT, Explorers 1& 2 and Daytonas....all steel, two tone, and all gold (one WG, one YG).  Of the models and metals I've owned the only ones that ever attracted any attention/comments were all steel Daytonas and a yellow gold Daytona that belonged to my Father.  I never had any comments with a steel Sub, Explorer 1, 2, SS GMT, or the two tone Sub or two tone Daytona, unless I was in a watch shop. 

 

People tend to over think the entire idea that a Rolex will attract a lot of attention.  In all gold sure it will... but in most other metals the average person isn't going to notice or care.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 

I've owned several Rolex watches over the years... Subs, GMT, Explorers 1& 2 and Daytonas....all steel, two tone, and all gold (one WG, one YG).  Of the models and metals I've owned the only ones that ever attracted any attention/comments were all steel Daytonas and a yellow gold Daytona that belonged to my Father.  I never had any comments with a steel Sub, Explorer 1, 2, SS GMT, or the two tone Sub or two tone Daytona, unless I was in a watch shop. 

 

People tend to over think the entire idea that a Rolex will attract a lot of attention.  In all gold sure it will... but in most other metals the average person isn't going to notice or care

I agree, the only exceptions have been one person recognizing my Pepsi.

 

 

 

Oh wait, jewlers when I am either buying another or just there to browse.

 

Most people have no idea, or simply don't care.

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Looks like a sapphire sandwich speedy! beautiful

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Thank you sir.
I do spend more time looking at this back of this more than most.
It does look much better in person when running.

one of the reason i enjoy my reverso so much, is that i can flip it and gaze at the movement with ease and at will. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Looks like a sapphire sandwich speedy! beautiful

Yes that would be correct.

 

Thank you sir.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


one of the reason i enjoy my reverso so much, is that i can flip it and gaze at the movement with ease and at will. smile.gif

Yep, I do this with my other watches that have exhibition case backs as well. It's just a bit easier with a manual wind however.

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