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dino - superb list lol

newcommer - Y U NO LIEK METEORITE DIAL!!
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Because I find the Daytona meteorite dial to be one-step removed from having a chunk of the titanic on my wrist!

But really, just a bit too blingly for my taste.

It is a bastardization (in my mind) of what Rolex was and should be. That is just me being silly though.
post #22368 of 31066
lol but no comparison between those 2. wink.gif

s'cool tho. horses for courses. they have been making that dial for a long long time tho, no bastardization in my book there.
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I guess when I think of Rolex I think of the old school Subs, GMTs, Daytonas, Explorers, etc. I think they are the quintessential rugged sports watch company. And I guess when I purchase my first Rolex, I want it to be one that pays homage to the part of the company that I really do respect and admire, if that makes any sense.
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Sure does. The meteorite daytona wouldnt be my first Rolex either. But it might be my 5th.

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Sure does. The meteorite daytona wouldnt be my first Rolex either. But it might be my 5th.

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Haha well played smile.gif.

I go: (1) Black and Blue GMT, (2) Submariner No Date, (3) Explorer II Polar, (4) Daytona White, (5) Explorer 1, (6) Datejust. Maybe I am just boring frown.gif.
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Re: Speedy straps - a lot of people seem to love the Di Modell Rallye, though I personally don't see the appeal.

There's a double ridge brown gator OEM Omega strap with curved ends that's amazing, but I don't know that they make it any more, and it was not cheap to begin with. Hirsch professional is a much cheaper alternative that comes in black and brown (though it's embossed calf, and doesn't have curved ends).

If you like the curved ends, the Hirsch Medici is a good and inexpensive option, and the brown leather seems to age nicely.

Then there are the various NATO options. I've considered one of these cordovan versions, though the prices seem excessive to me: http://www.dalucastraps.com/leather/

I had mine on the Di Modell Rallye for a while. I liked it a lot! I ended up going back to the bracelet eventually though.

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My wife has been pleading with me to get a Rolex for some time. If had to pick one right now it would be that over-engineered monster the DSSD.

My brother just got the new Explorer in white (42 mm) and I have to say that thing is so well built it made me a fan

I really wish Rolex would offer the GMT2 without the center polished links. You guys that are thinking of getting one, do you prefer all brushed, center-polished, or doesn't matter?
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^ Your local watch repair guy can brush the centre links no problem. Personally, I'm a fan but if you don't like PCL's, go with the Submariner.
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Haha well played smile.gif.
I go: (1) Black and Blue GMT, (2) Submariner No Date, (3) Explorer II Polar, (4) Daytona White, (5) Explorer 1, (6) Datejust. Maybe I am just boring frown.gif.

Solid list. Ill have to think on mine.
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he's so baller even his dong wears an AP! lol

rotflmao.gif   Great response Kid.  Almost died laughing!

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dino - superb list lol

Thanks pal...I aim to please.

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Because I find the Daytona meteorite dial to be one-step removed from having a chunk of the titanic on my wrist!

But really, just a bit too blingly for my taste.

It is a bastardization (in my mind) of what Rolex was and should be. That is just me being silly though.

Might be a bit harsh.  Although, I have to admit I generally prefer the standard dials over the stone dials, MOP, or meteorite dials.  I think the meteorite does look a bit better when on a watch with a bracelet, but stylistically, I don't think I could do a chronograph with a tachymeter which uses Arabic numbers and a dial & subdials using Romans. It bothers me.  Give me sticks or Arabics to go on a chronograph.  

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My wife has been pleading with me to get a Rolex for some time. If had to pick one right now it would be that over-engineered monster the DSSD.

My brother just got the new Explorer in white (42 mm) and I have to say that thing is so well built it made me a fan

I really wish Rolex would offer the GMT2 without the center polished links. You guys that are thinking of getting one, do you prefer all brushed, center-polished, or doesn't matter?

You should look at the DSSD up close.  I did and personally found it a colossal disappointment.  To me, they spent a lot of time making a huge case, but not enough time to realize the bracelet should be larger.  I find the bracelet is not well proportioned and too small looking for the watch itself.   It should have been thicker and wider for this watch.  I think it also leads to the feeling sort of top heavy.  Not a fan.

 

The new Ex2 is a nice watch.  Well done, especially since the case lugs taper in a bit, as they did on previous generations of Ex2s, Subs, and GMTs.

 

Right now I really look forward to seeing the new Blue/Black GMT2 in person.  I really like how it looks in photos.  I do wish they would go back to the brushed finish that all of their "Professional models" used to have.  I find the polished center links are sort of scratch magnets and show lots of finger prints.  The brushed finish of Subs and Ex2s hides scratches and finger prints.  But I really like the Blue/black GMT2  at least in photos, so I might be willing to give it a try at some point.

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Solid list. Ill have to think on mine.

Agreed solid list.  Right now I think the only ones that interest me are the GMT Blue/Black, maybe the Explorer 2 (black dial), and a Sub C Date.  Tried a SubC non-date and just didn't feel any magic.  Maybe I like that one better in photos than on me, or maybe it was an off day.   

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I think that a Rolex Daytona and an AP fill a similar niche in a collection though. For example, anytime you can wear a AP RO, you can wear a Daytona. I view the RO, Daytona, and Nautilus as filling a similar role in a persons collection.

As they say, your mileage may vary.

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post #22378 of 31066
That is just about the holy trinity of sports watches smile.gif
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That is just about the holy trinity of sports watches smile.gif

 

I like to think this one kinda goes in there somewhere as well.

 

 

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post #22380 of 31066
Trip D got dat watch collection, ya'll!
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