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Regarding the Daytona vs Port Chrono vs RO Chrono, I would choose (and have chosen) the Daytona every time icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I do like the new Port, en excellent upgrade! (I like the old one as well.) At that price point though, if you are not set on a chrono, I think maybe the 7-days Port is more interesting from IWC?

The RO Chrono looks amazing, and there are many dial variations that press all my buttons. Certainly way classier that any ROO. I was going to get one at one point, but on my hand the chrono was even more uncomfortable than the RO (15300, which I owned for a short while and sold). The clasp and the otherwise amazing bracelet just isn't for me.

Comfort is very important to me, not only looks. The Daytona is just a cats tail around my wrist, only beaten by my Nautilus.

Also, everybody knows the Panda dial is the one to get nod[1].gif

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post #22397 of 34897
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


yeah, as much as id like it squeaky clean BNIB, unless i fall into a pile of money, i may have to wait til they pop up second hand for a little less.
very nice, but please stop bending your foot like that, that creasing makes me cringe. frown.gif
GG grossvenor in racing green. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Now there's a thought.

 

 

Thanks Stitches.

post #22398 of 34897
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TWAT has been on fire today. Oh yeah, and in my most humble of opinions, those 'meteorite' and MOP Daytonas... muy terrible.

I would MUCH rather have a "regular" Daytona. White face Daytona, please!

 

Certainly has, but Nuke (can I call you Nuke?). I don't think it's fair to call them terrible: I would totaly pick the white dial SS Daytona too - for me.  But we were talking about watches for girls.  So rose gold, MOP dials and green crocodile straps make so much more sense.  

 

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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.

 

I'm not sure about the order, that changes day to day.  I'm not even sure about both explorers.  But I'm definitely feeling where you're coming from here: 1, 2 and 4 are definitely on my wishlist, as is a simple 36mm no-date Oyster, SS, silver dial, stick markers, smooth bezel.  Which is probably about as boring as it's possible to get, but that's kind of the point.

 

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As they say, your mileage may vary.

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Show off!  But a point well made....definitely room for all this beauty in one heart.

Edited by mimo - 6/27/13 at 6:29am
post #22399 of 34897
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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.

A buddy of mine bought that watch. seriously. still not sure what he was thinking. But what a total D-Bag. He'd meet a girl at a bar and stick his wrist in her face..."THIS HAS PIECES OF THE TITANIC IN IT. BALLER RIGHT?" fucking idiot
post #22400 of 34897
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

You'll hear no argument from me on this. Why Rolex decided to have such a harsh bracelet taper on one of their largest-cased watches blows my mind. Critics of the DSSD have been unanimous in pointing at this huge flaw, and I'm definitely of the same ilk.

Yet, as Rolex has shown all of us time and time again - they really don't give a f(*ck what we think.

Believe me, I've tried it on many times. In fact, the narrow bracelet is one of the main reasons I keep passing on it. Just this time around I don't think i'll be as strong. I"m getting weak-minded in my older age and all joking aside, I'm really starting to appreciate the quality of Rolex watches. Say what you will, they have a great quality of case finishing that's undeniable. Probably time I get on board. Then again I can think of at least 4 other watches that I wouldn't mind having as well !

Personally, i hated the bracelet taper as well...just aesthetically speaking. However, it wears VERY comfortable. And even though it feels thin, its definitely not weak and plenty substantial enough to hold up.

And one thing ive learned...the collectors and internet watch folks are a VERY tiny percentage of rolex buyers. So while it may seem like they dont give a fuck what people think, its more accurately stated that they dont spend the majority of their days posting on watch forums and seeing what the purists want them to do. Also, the fact that Rolex sells EVERY watch they make every year and on a lot of them...theres a long waiting list. Also, i can only speak for myself...but the gripes i have with any rolex is strictly me being a picky bitch that has nothing better to do. Quite honestly im too damn poor to buy any new rolex right now anyway....so as much as i complain...doesnt matter in the least because Im not a potential customer. lol8[1].gif
post #22401 of 34897
Absolutely agree. Rolex is literally king for a reason, so as much as I think it would be genius of them to make a less tapered bracelet, or X, Y, Z - in the end, they sell like bananas on a chimp farm, so they must be doing something right!


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Personally, i hated the bracelet taper as well...just aesthetically speaking. However, it wears VERY comfortable. And even though it feels thin, its definitely not weak and plenty substantial enough to hold up.

And one thing ive learned...the collectors and internet watch folks are a VERY tiny percentage of rolex buyers. So while it may seem like they dont give a fuck what people think, its more accurately stated that they dont spend the majority of their days posting on watch forums and seeing what the purists want them to do. Also, the fact that Rolex sells EVERY watch they make every year and on a lot of them...theres a long waiting list. Also, i can only speak for myself...but the gripes i have with any rolex is strictly me being a picky bitch that has nothing better to do. l:
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Absolutely agree. Rolex is literally king for a reason, so as much as I think it would be genius of them to make a less tapered bracelet, or X, Y, Z - in the end, they sell like bananas on a chimp farm, so they must be doing something right!

nothing would make me happier to hear that someone on the rolex design team was a active watch forumite. While i complain about some very small gripes i still love em. Maybe they just need to wise up and hire ME as lead designer. then and only then will i be 100% satisfied hahahaha.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

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Well if it is watches for girls, then that is a completely different matter! I think that a MOP dialed DJ is a great choice of watch for the ladies. I just could not see myself, necessarily, wearing a MOP dial smile.gif. And I am glad we are in accord with the Rolex choices fistbump.gif. I could definitely see the Explorer being redundant in that list, I just really love the Explorer. And I feel like the size difference between the Explorer I and II are enough to make them entirely different watches. And my list also changes just about daily. The GMT is my flavor of the last few months. I will let you and Dino fight out who gets the black and blue GMT first though...

And I am diggin' Nuke.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

A buddy of mine bought that watch. seriously. still not sure what he was thinking. But what a total D-Bag. He'd meet a girl at a bar and stick his wrist in her face..."THIS HAS PIECES OF THE TITANIC IN IT. BALLER RIGHT?" fucking idiot

I have a feeling that just wouldn't work. Well, it would work, but probably not on the kind of womenz you bring home to momma. Maybe the MTSU crowd / grads.
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My rolex wish list

 

Rolex 1675 (pepsi GMT)

Rolex 1016 or 114270 (explorer 1)

Rolex 5513 (sub)

 

can you tell I prefer matte dials? lol8[1].gif

 

PS. this is in no particular order. The ranking changes every day.

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http://flyxlxgy.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/rolex-datejust-2013-i-love-you-valentines-day-watches-lookbook/

 

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I have a feeling that just wouldn't work. Well, it would work, but probably not on the kind of womenz you bring home to momma. Maybe the MTSU crowd / grads.

poor guy has worse luck than Conne with women. for obvious reasons.

Man, i do miss the MTSU girls. I go to a restaurant near campus occasionally...wow. smile.gif
post #22407 of 34897

good grief. sad part? theyll sell.

id take one if you bought one for me...a dial swap is quick and cheap. wink.gif
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(not my pics)

Definitely, how Rolex should sell the watch.  However, I'd never let someone refinish my watch.  

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For the vintage Rolex fans out there more familiar with relative rarity, desirability and current pricing, would a double red Sea Dweller Mark IV ref 1665 priced at under $20K be at all drool worthy?  Or totally priced inappropriately?

I've seen Double Red SDs selling for around 20K in the past.  I believe recent auction results (not a perfect indicator), have shown DR SDs selling for $20K and more...a few have sold for less...but condition or box & papers, and bidding wars can make a big difference.   Like anything vintage, price truly depends on condition.  Its a rare bird, so if  a really good example comes up and if its something you love, go for it. You just have to be sure what you are getting is legit, not some redial, or some NOS replacement dial.  Years ago, people thought Ralph Lauren was crazy paying what he did for certain vintage cars he wanted.  Now people think he's a genius.  He was paying tomorrows prices to make sure he was getting the best examples he could, and today they are all worth far more than what he paid years ago. However, the reason to buy one is that it puts a smile on your face.

 

I've seen Double Red SDs selling for around $20K in the past.  Some recent Antiquorum auction results have shown some going for well over 20K including buyers premium.  I know auctions are not a perfect measure of selling price.  However, when looking at vintage condition is crucial, and if something comes with boxes, papers etc that can make a huge difference.  Some of their results show them selling for less, but again condition +Box & papers may explain some differences. Its certainly a rare piece, as SDs were never as popular historically as Subs.  If you love it and its a good example go for it.  Years ago people thought Ralph Lauren was crazy paying what he did for vintage cars.  Now people think he's a genius.  He was paying tomorrows prices to make sure he was getting the best examples he could, and today they are all worth far more than what he paid years ago.  However, as we all know the reason to buy one is that it puts a smile on your face.

 

 

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

You'll hear no argument from me on this. Why Rolex decided to have such a harsh bracelet taper on one of their largest-cased watches blows my mind. Critics of the DSSD have been unanimous in pointing at this huge flaw, and I'm definitely of the same ilk.

Yet, as Rolex has shown all of us time and time again - they really don't give a f(*ck what we think.

Believe me, I've tried it on many times. In fact, the narrow bracelet is one of the main reasons I keep passing on it. Just this time around I don't think i'll be as strong. I"m getting weak-minded in my older age and all joking aside, I'm really starting to appreciate the quality of Rolex watches. Say what you will, they have a great quality of case finishing that's undeniable. Probably time I get on board. Then again I can think of at least 4 other watches that I wouldn't mind having as well !

Agreed, Rolex isn't worried about our opinions, and as Derek pointed out, those of us on SF and/or dedicated watch forums are a pickier bunch than the bulk of their customers.  

 

For me the bracelet seems too small and poorly proportioned for that watch, so for me its a deal breaker.  There are other models I'd rather own. But if the DSSD is the one that calls out to you go for it!

post #22409 of 34897
^i missed those pics of the blue/black ceramic. dang...looks fantastic. Ive toyed around with getting my bracelet redone in all brushed but im leery of having the case brushed as well. looks damn good though.
post #22410 of 34897
This photo does a great job illustrating the absurdity of the size of the DSSD's bracelet:



It also does a great job illustrating how badly I want a ROO Diver.
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