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I can't wait to see one in person also, pics may not due it justice. Someone referred to the color scheme as PowerAde and that's all I can think about now..


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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

A customer in South Africa already received their new GMT. Now I'm unsure about the blue...





I was expecting a deeper blue and not this baby blue hue we're seeing above. Of course I will have to reserve judgement until I see it in person, but this is a little disheartening to say the least.
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DietPepsiMax_can.jpg
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The black and blue GMTIIc is awesome, but it doesn't make me regret my GMTIIc at all...

 

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It's so silly that it says Rolex all around the inner ring on the new GMT. That kills it for me. I do think the all blue dial with WG is amazing, never would have thought of it.
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Originally Posted by ExhibitA View Post

The black and blue GMTIIc is awesome, but it doesn't make me regret my GMTIIc at all...



Beautiful watch. How do you like it?
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

It's so silly that it says Rolex all around the inner ring on the new GMT. That kills it for me. I do think the all blue dial with WG is amazing, never would have thought of it.
I thought the same thing before I actually tried one. Although I'd prefer not to have the rehaut engraving, it's essentially invisible in real life. A full-screen macro photo isn't like having a 40-ish-mm object at arm's length. Don't let that non-issue keep you from enjoying a quality watch.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I can't wait to see one in person also, pics may not due it justice. Someone referred to the color scheme as PowerAde and that's all I can think about now..

I really look forward to seeing it in person.  However, at least in photos I think it still looks better than the blue ceramic bezels on the WG Sub (which reminds me a smurf), or YG or two tone Subs.  I think the blue was generally deeper, darker and better looking on the old aluminum bezels, hence I've never had a desire to own a current two tone or all gold Sub.  I think its still pretty good looking with half the bezel being black but I'll reserve my final judgement until I see it in person.  

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

DietPepsiMax_can.jpg

...that's funny!

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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

It's so silly that it says Rolex all around the inner ring on the new GMT. That kills it for me. I do think the all blue dial with WG is amazing, never would have thought of it.

Actually all modern Rolex watches have had the "Rolex" name around the inner ring for several years.  I thought it was odd initially, but I'm sure I'd get used to it.  

 

Have you seen the WG with blue dial and blue bezel in person...sorry that's one that looks better in photos.  I've seen it in person and its too bright (A guy I know had one, got tired of it after about 2 years, couldn't find a buyer for about a year and took a bath on it when he finally found a buyer).  I prefer the old blue dials and bezels before the ceramic days...they were much darker and more attractive IMHO.  

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I'm quite put off by these real life pics.  I fear no cage fights with you or Stitchy will be necessary.  

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

I thought the same thing before I actually tried one. Although I'd prefer not to have the rehaut engraving, it's essentially invisible in real life. A full-screen macro photo isn't like having a 40-ish-mm object at arm's length. Don't let that non-issue keep you from enjoying a quality watch.

Agreed. I have found it to be a non-issue personally.

As for the blue GMT, I would echo those who are wanting to see this one in person before passing full judgment.

I thought the initial photos out of Basel indicated more of "navy" blue....perhaps not the best word for it, but basically deeper, darker as compared to the picture that bawlin posted above.

That's probably still not a baby blue to my eyes, but something about the lighting or reflection in that particular image does make it appear more ....royal. And that would probably be fine if Rolex can ever pull off the red ceramic, and give us the full Pepsi. But with the black....I just don't know.

I do like a little blue in my watches (individually), and also in my collection, generally speaking.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I'm quite put off by these real life pics.  I fear no cage fights with you or Stitchy will be necessary.  

Damn, I was looking forward to a steel cage match!  

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

As for the blue GMT, I would echo those who are wanting to see this one in person before passing full judgment.

I thought the initial photos out of Basel indicated more of "navy" blue....perhaps not the best word for it, but basically deeper, darker as compared to the picture that bawlin posted above.

That's probably still not a baby blue to my eyes, but something about the lighting or reflection in that particular image does make it appear more ....royal. And that would probably be fine if Rolex can ever pull off the red ceramic, and give us the full Pepsi. But with the black....I just don't know.

I do like a little blue in my watches (individually), and also in my collection, generally speaking.

Its not baby blue, but I do wish it were darker.  I think that it must be more difficult for them to get deeper colors from the ceramic.  As I mentioned in previous posts the blues of old Subs and the green of the old LV on the old aluminum bezel inserts was far more attractive than the current shade of blue and green they are able to produce.  I'm guessing the reason we have not seen an attempt at a Pepsi bezel, is they can't get the red to work out properly.  

 

Still, I do think the blue and black works, and its far better than the current all blue bezels I've seen on WG, YG, or two tone Subs.

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Another photo... looks better in this photo than in the ones I previously posted.



Can someone with experience with ceramic-dialed Rolexes tell me if they are prone to scratching fairly easy or.. ? This will be my only watch so I plan on wearing it almost daily.

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post

It's so silly that it says Rolex all around the inner ring on the new GMT. That kills it for me. I do think the all blue dial with WG is amazing, never would have thought of it.

 

Well they ran out of advertising space on the dial - so what else were they supposed to do? crackup[1].gif I agree that it isn't as evident on the wrist as it is in photos, but I also wish it just wasn't there at all.  Just a bit .... much... in every respect.  Wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me if I otherwise really liked the watch, though.

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I haven't previously been much of a clothes person, only fitting that there's a watch thread here.  Here's my daily wearer for the last three years.

 

 

 

Glashütte Original PanoMaticReserve in Stainless Steel

 

Detail Pics

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^^^beauty
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Here is my meager contribution to the thread. A 1940's Omega assembled in Brazil (hence the Red Star). Protectionist policy made it impossible to import watches at the time, so companies had to ship parts and assemble it in the country. There are still politicians who would love a version of this policy right now...

 

 

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