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Lots of good Rolex opinions -- all I know is I love mine and will keep it forever.

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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

"Envy," not a chance, most of the watches on this thread are obtainable! Most Americans have the" want it now attitude," be patient, work over-time, manage your money! This is for real: My best friend is a millionaire, we both make close to the same amount of money! How did he do it;. he's a cheap bastard!  "dont give snobs any enjoyment, they love to hear how enviuos you are "  

First, I'm not American; second, irony.
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Lots of good Rolex opinions -- all I know is I love mine and will keep it forever.

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Nice shot!

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Alright, since we're on the theme of some Rolex love, here's a shot of my two 36mm pieces side by side on my wrist.

 

 

 

Very different look, feel, and purpose.  Love 'em both.

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


Well, they're likely to visually bulk up the only 40 mm sports model with its original case lines remaining, so you may be in luck this spring if you feel it's too small. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way, and I'm not at all small of wrist:

 Congrats on your 116520!  Looks great.  It will be interesting to see if Rolex finally caves and gives those who have posted for a few years about wanting a 42mm sized Daytona what they want.  The problem comes in that, like most companies they probably won't want to spend money to revise the movement, and when you stick a chronograph movement in a case thats larger than what the movement was originally intended for, the subdials give that away because they usually look too close to the center of the dial and the outer areas near the subdials look to empty.  With an engraved bezel they can' t really cheat and throw a tychometer or pulsometer around the outer edge of the dial.


Edited by Dino944 - 1/27/13 at 7:03am
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Very different look, feel, and purpose.  Love 'em both.

 Different purposes, but both look great!

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On my wrist this wintery Thrusday morning:

If I where to buy another Omega, this would be the one! Best color combo of this model, I thoughtsmile.gif Thanks for the photo!

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Belligero - great daytona.
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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

I liked this watch, but didnt like the metal bracelet or the crown! I always wore the black change-out strap!  That crown looks great,but hard to grasp! Did you have some of the same qualms?  

Good point, ant. The crown is not the easiest to grasp, but I have found it to be better to work with than the TF that it replaced.

I had a devil of a time with that one, but it was overall a smaller watch than the Roadster (34X28 mm or thereabouts) and I'm sure that was the main reason why.

Since you mention it, I also remember having a conversation with a salesman at a Bailey Banks and Biddle several years ago, and he was saying that he thought the crown would dig into the wrist too much to be comfortable, but I haven't had any issues of that sort. In terms of it being oversized, I honestly found it appealing, again perhaps more from an aesthetic point of view rather than pure functionality.

To me, the way the date magnifier is shaped, and how it "rolls towards the crown" (there's got to be a better way to say that) -- I don't know, it kind of lends the piece a certain coherence that I always found appealing.

And as for the bracelet, I actually like quite a bit. It's sort of the reverse of my Daytona, having the smaller center link brushed, and the outsides polished. More importantly, and I suppose just by simple good fortune... it fits me very well...ever so slightly snug; and that's a blessing since there's no fine adjustment to speak of.
Edited by Keith T - 1/27/13 at 9:21am
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Dammit!

"no frills" is giving me another Nautilus stiffy.

What the hell?!

Here's my best Daytona pic:

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I gave the current GMT II another chance, and decided that it was still too charmless and Grim-Reaper-like, despite the quality. It just doesn't suit my style — too modern.


Congrats on the Daytona! That is the beauty of this hobby. There are so many watches out there, unfortunately we can't own or like them all. nod[1].gif

Speaking of the GMT, what are you guys wearing today?

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Dammit!

"no frills" is giving me another Nautilus stiffy.

What the hell?!

Here's my best Daytona pic:
 

 

Suhweet!  Glad to see more Daytonas showing up in this thread lately!
 

Keith T, happy to oblige.  I was "feeling a bit blue" (and green) today, so I took this pic.

 

 

 

To paraphrase these timeless words of wisdom: "When a (watch) walks in with an itty bitty (case) and that round thing (?) in your face, you get SPRUNG!"

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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Lots of good Rolex opinions -- all I know is I love mine and will keep it forever.

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awesome shot and boots. Dalton?
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post


Orange Monster Sunday Funday:



Nothing too fancy. I love this damn watch though.
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Orange Monster Sunday Funday:



Nothing too fancy. I love this damn watch though.

 

That SS/dial color combo really pops!  Good stuff.

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