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nice handwriting too. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

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?
Thanks WG!

I like any GMT, and the current version is possibly the best travel/all-around watch on the market, but I thought it was time to diversify a bit with the white dial. Wearing the one on the right today, though... the first watch I really wanted and still my favourite.



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 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.
Thanks!

I don't think they'll have to increase the diameter to get a bigger look if that's where the design is heading; consider the GMT and Submariner changes. While technically staying at 40 mm, they have a substantially larger appearance due to the thicker lugs and ceramic bezels, plus they're noticeably heavier.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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

Thanks! It is a silly little watch, but it is good fun. I am wearing it on a army-green nato right now.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

nice handwriting too. smile.gif

It is a bit petite, but nice and feminine. Haha.

And also, some great discussions these last few pages. I started writing out a long response... and may send it out when I get the chance to polish it off. The Rolex stuff has been particularly stimulating.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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

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Hey Newcomer, I think I read somewhere you was thinking about getting the Orient Bambino.

You should definitely get it. It is a pretty gorgeous watch. I sold one to a fellow SF member a few months ago I bought another one around Thanksgiving, I noticed my friend kept staring at it. I just took it off my wrist and gave it to him. He has been wearing it since then.





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Wow, that is really beautiful! It is funny, I have come to love my inexpensive Seikos and Orients as much as I love my Omega and my now-departed (although soon to be... returned) JLC. Orient really looks like they knocked it out of the park with that one. A few of my friends have become interested in watches lately, and I have been pointing them towards the Bambinos. Automatic movement, 'in-house,' nice styling, good size... Really well done! I thought about maybe the Tissot Visodate, but I think I like the Bambino better.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Thanks!

I don't think they'll have to increase the diameter to get a bigger look if that's where the design is heading; consider the GMT and Submariner changes. While technically staying at 40 mm, they have a substantially larger appearance due to the thicker lugs and ceramic bezels, plus they're noticeably heavier.


True, they could go the SubC/GMT route with the thicker lugs, but Im not sure it will work as well as on the Sub/GMT as they have a chunkier profile with their rotating bezels. If they go the Explorer II route with a true 42 mm case, they will end up with subdials too close to the center of the dial. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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Here's my best Daytona pic:


Very nice photo of your Daytona! I didn't know you had one too. Great choice.
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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post

awesome shot and boots. Dalton?

Thanks! And good eye - those are Daltons.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Very nice photo of your Daytona! I didn't know you had one too. Great choice.

Thank you sir.

I am anxious to see whether Rolex decides to go with a full upsize as well.

Newcomer: nice Monster. Everybody should have one!

Great value for a (relative) pittance.
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And also, some great discussions these last few pages. I started writing out a long response... and may send it out when I get the chance to polish it off. The Rolex stuff has been particularly stimulating.
I love this thread; it contains the best watch discussion I've ever seen on the internet. Looking forward to reading your thoughts!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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

x2 ...

Hey Newcomer, I think I read somewhere you was thinking about getting the Orient Bambino.

You should definitely get it. It is a pretty gorgeous watch. I sold one to a fellow SF member a few months ago I bought another one around Thanksgiving, I noticed my friend kept staring at it. I just took it off my wrist and gave it to him. He has been wearing it since then.







Suggestion for the best place to acquire one?
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


Thanks!

I don't think they'll have to increase the diameter to get a bigger look if that's where the design is heading; consider the GMT and Submariner changes. While technically staying at 40 mm, they have a substantially larger appearance due to the thicker lugs and ceramic bezels, plus they're noticeably heavier.

 

What a difference that lug thickness and contour makes.  That looks like a totally different piece compared to even the 39mm/40mm Explorer II with the somewhat more contoured lugs.

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Suggestion for the best place to acquire one?

Go to Orientwatchusa.com. Use the 30% off code... Profit!

You get some free Orient loot as well.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

What a difference that lug thickness and contour makes.  That looks like a totally different piece compared to even the 39mm/40mm Explorer II with the somewhat more contoured lugs.
Indeed. Compared to the previous 16610 model of the Submariner, the overall thickness and bezel diameter remained identical, and the case diameter increased 0.9 mm on the new 116610 model. The weight increased 135 g to 160 g, but the lug length tells the real story: 46.7 mm on the 16610 compared to 50.5 mm on the 116610. Those massive lugs really do make it a different watch.
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