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post #22981 of 37428
Excellent purchase and great story of how it came to be.
post #22982 of 37428
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

Excellent purchase and great story of how it came to be.

thank you scott!
post #22983 of 37428
I'm not a huge fan of Rolexes in general, but this is just beautiful.

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thanks!! if you make it to the end of this tl;rd CP post, you will maybe even see a pictar!!

this may be a bit on the long side for a relatively less expensive watch, but i hope you all will indulge me.

the truth is, i really had no intentions of adding another watch to my stable. as i said not too long ago, i am very satisfied with the watches i have at present, and for all the fawning and ogling i do here, its mostly over watches that are far beyond my reach, and are more something to dream about than actually consider buying with my available funds. in the under 10k region, where my watches sit, i was, and am, very happy. and i have never bought two watches within 12 months of each other before.

all that aside, the following transpired, and i really had no choice in the matter. smile.gif

we have a few offices in our area. i primarily work in bmore, but we also have an office right outside of DC, in a pretty posh neighborhood, where do a lot of very upscale buying. i am usually only there once a week, and only for a few hours. however, the last 2 weeks, my bosses were all on vacay, and i filled in in that office a few times.

well, one fine day, i was having a look see in the safe to see what we had bought lately, and i happened upon a rolex box. naturally, i opened it up, wondering what was inside. as soon as i opened it up, i feel in love. the blue dial was magnificent, and as big B pointed out, the red accents are imo, the perfect additional touch.

still, i never thought about actually buying it. then, later in the day, i was texting with my boss about the transactions i had done for the day, and i mention the ToG. i said it was beautiful, and could i have it for being a good boy? his reply was that i could have it for X, which was a price i never imagined he would offer me. all of a sudden, the watch was actually an option. the watch is in supreme condition, and the price was unreal to me. the though of having a DJ again made me all tingly.

and then, within hours, my old love, my SS DJ, white dial RM walked in the door. i almost cried. i went back and forth with the customer, and we couldnt agree on a price. ironically enough, he emailed me today saying he would accept my offer, and that he wanted to come back. assuming all goes well, we will be buying that tomorrow, lol.

at first, i thought if i was to get another rolex, it would have to be the one that got away. however, while i still do love that model, when i looked at it next to the ToG, and took any and all emotion out of it, it was really no contest to me for the following reasons.

1. the ToG is imo, a prettier watch. i love the fact that the bezel is WG, as opposed to the SS engine turned bezel of the RN DJ. the rotating bezel adds an extra touch, and lends to a bit more sportiness. id say function, but we all know i will rarely actually use that. and i LOVE the red accents.

2. i take dial color into consideration pretty heavily, and since i already have a white dial watch (the JLC) and a black dial (the panny), i felt blue was a better addition than another white faced model. and it really is a pretty blue.

3. most importantly, the year. the RN DJ that is on the table is from 2002 and the ToG is 2011. one of the main reasons i so stupidly parted with my DJ was the bracelet. even though i never had any issues with the old rolex oyster bracelet, it always felt very weak to me. very light. especially the clasp. it was nowhere near as sturdy as other brands clasps and bracelets in that price range. if i were to go with that again, i know id never be truly happy with that aspect, and the ToG has the new, and very hefty and substantial bracelet, with the new and very nice clasp.

4. although they are both 36mm, the newer case design lends to a significantly larger look, and i feel that looks better for my wrist size.

for all those reasons, i decided if i was to get one of these rolexes, it would be the ToG.

B - as to my comment about the blue black GMT, what i meant was as follows.

to outright buy the GMT, since that model is steel and as fresh as it gets, there will be almost no option for any significant discounts, and its not about to show up on the pre owned market either for a whole lot less. i think that this ToG will be costing me well less than half of what i could reasonably find that GMT for.

as to a trade type situation, i dont really have any interest in parting with what i have now, in order to help fund one. now that i will be adding this ToG, i know that i have some leverage if i ever decide i want to swap it out for a blue black GMT later. considering they are both rolexes, and kind of similar in their design and what they would be used for, that would be a much easier swap for me to make, than ridding myself of anything else i have at present. and if i decide i prefer to have the ToG over the GMT, then the issue is moot anyways.

due to county laws for companies that buy from the public, we have to hold the watch in the location it was bought for a full 18 days, so i cannot take possession of the watch until late next week. hence the lack of pictures, and why your words made my day where the watch cannot just yet. i do though have one pic i took from when i first gazed upon it.

and if anyone is still awake after my droning on, here is that pic. thanks for listening, guys! biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Kai View Post

I'm not a huge fan of Rolexes in general, but this is just beautiful.


thanks, kai. too bad that you dont love teh rollies, but very happy i picked one that you can get on board with!

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MOAR GOOD NEWZ GUYS!!!

my boss just came to my office and said he wanted to talk to me. they have a project they want me to do, and when i complete it, i get a bonus. BOOM! thats how i tell my wife i got the watch. the bonus is a little less than the watch, but she dont have to know bout dat right?
post #22985 of 37428
Congrats! Throw in a pair of earrings for her and you should be covered :-)
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Congrats! Throw in a pair of earrings for her and you should be covered :-)

thanks!

slow down with the crazy talk tho. she just got a new pair of diamond stud earrings from me a few months ago.
post #22987 of 37428
Ah, a matching necklace then ;-)
post #22988 of 37428
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm



maybe!
post #22989 of 37428
Fascinating account of events, super piece and with a happy ending. Your sun is shining Stitchy!
post #22990 of 37428
Could you convince her that the watch was the bonus smile.gif.
post #22991 of 37428
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Fascinating account of events, super piece and with a happy ending. Your sun is shining Stitchy!

thanks, man!
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Could you convince her that the watch was the bonus smile.gif.

possibly. its all a matter of phrasing. smile.gif

but really ill just tell her i got a bonus, im using it for a watch, and leave it at that.

what do you think of the watch and the story? did your eyes glaze over halfway through my post?
post #22992 of 37428
I am saving it for later smile.gif. I need to read through the last few days of posts, unfortunately. I never even knew about that model though, and in blue... it is absolutely stunning. I love it. Hopefully tonight I will have some down time!
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I am saving it for later smile.gif. I need to read through the last few days of posts, unfortunately. I never even knew about that model though, and in blue... it is absolutely stunning. I love it. Hopefully tonight I will have some down time!

im glad you are saving it to give it the time required, lol! i cant wait to hear what you think about the write up.

thanks for the kind words about the model. happy to have introduced you to it. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


thanks!! if you make it to the end of this tl;rd CP post, you will maybe even see a pictar!!

this may be a bit on the long side for a relatively less expensive watch, but i hope you all will indulge me.

the truth is, i really had no intentions of adding another watch to my stable. as i said not too long ago, i am very satisfied with the watches i have at present, and for all the fawning and ogling i do here, its mostly over watches that are far beyond my reach, and are more something to dream about than actually consider buying with my available funds. in the under 10k region, where my watches sit, i was, and am, very happy. and i have never bought two watches within 12 months of each other before.

all that aside, the following transpired, and i really had no choice in the matter. smile.gif

we have a few offices in our area. i primarily work in bmore, but we also have an office right outside of DC, in a pretty posh neighborhood, where do a lot of very upscale buying. i am usually only there once a week, and only for a few hours. however, the last 2 weeks, my bosses were all on vacay, and i filled in in that office a few times.

well, one fine day, i was having a look see in the safe to see what we had bought lately, and i happened upon a rolex box. naturally, i opened it up, wondering what was inside. as soon as i opened it up, i feel in love. the blue dial was magnificent, and as big B pointed out, the red accents are imo, the perfect additional touch.

still, i never thought about actually buying it. then, later in the day, i was texting with my boss about the transactions i had done for the day, and i mention the ToG. i said it was beautiful, and could i have it for being a good boy? his reply was that i could have it for X, which was a price i never imagined he would offer me. all of a sudden, the watch was actually an option. the watch is in supreme condition, and the price was unreal to me. the though of having a DJ again made me all tingly.

and then, within hours, my old love, my SS DJ, white dial RM walked in the door. i almost cried. i went back and forth with the customer, and we couldnt agree on a price. ironically enough, he emailed me today saying he would accept my offer, and that he wanted to come back. assuming all goes well, we will be buying that tomorrow, lol.

at first, i thought if i was to get another rolex, it would have to be the one that got away. however, while i still do love that model, when i looked at it next to the ToG, and took any and all emotion out of it, it was really no contest to me for the following reasons.

1. the ToG is imo, a prettier watch. i love the fact that the bezel is WG, as opposed to the SS engine turned bezel of the RN DJ. the rotating bezel adds an extra touch, and lends to a bit more sportiness. id say function, but we all know i will rarely actually use that. and i LOVE the red accents.

2. i take dial color into consideration pretty heavily, and since i already have a white dial watch (the JLC) and a black dial (the panny), i felt blue was a better addition than another white faced model. and it really is a pretty blue.

3. most importantly, the year. the RN DJ that is on the table is from 2002 and the ToG is 2011. one of the main reasons i so stupidly parted with my DJ was the bracelet. even though i never had any issues with the old rolex oyster bracelet, it always felt very weak to me. very light. especially the clasp. it was nowhere near as sturdy as other brands clasps and bracelets in that price range. if i were to go with that again, i know id never be truly happy with that aspect, and the ToG has the new, and very hefty and substantial bracelet, with the new and very nice clasp.

4. although they are both 36mm, the newer case design lends to a significantly larger look, and i feel that looks better for my wrist size.

for all those reasons, i decided if i was to get one of these rolexes, it would be the ToG.

B - as to my comment about the blue black GMT, what i meant was as follows.

to outright buy the GMT, since that model is steel and as fresh as it gets, there will be almost no option for any significant discounts, and its not about to show up on the pre owned market either for a whole lot less. i think that this ToG will be costing me well less than half of what i could reasonably find that GMT for.

as to a trade type situation, i dont really have any interest in parting with what i have now, in order to help fund one. now that i will be adding this ToG, i know that i have some leverage if i ever decide i want to swap it out for a blue black GMT later. considering they are both rolexes, and kind of similar in their design and what they would be used for, that would be a much easier swap for me to make, than ridding myself of anything else i have at present. and if i decide i prefer to have the ToG over the GMT, then the issue is moot anyways.

due to county laws for companies that buy from the public, we have to hold the watch in the location it was bought for a full 18 days, so i cannot take possession of the watch until late next week. hence the lack of pictures, and why your words made my day where the watch cannot just yet. i do though have one pic i took from when i first gazed upon it.

and if anyone is still awake after my droning on, here is that pic. thanks for listening, guys! biggrin.gif

 

I absolutely love posts on the long side.  What a great story - and a great catch!  Stitchy - super congratulations!  Sorry that I'm late to the game, have been a bit busy all day.  But you've been on my mind - good stuff!

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I absolutely love posts on the long side.  What a great story - and a great catch!  Stitchy - super congratulations!  Sorry that I'm late to the game, have been a bit busy all day.  But you've been on my mind - good stuff!

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I have been waiting to hear from you, my friend!

So very happy you like the watch, and that you enjoyed yet another one of my long watch posts!

No need to apologize, and congrats again on becoming a citizen of the United States of America!

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