Originally Posted by Warren G.
Thank you for those great pictures! I especially enjoy that Jumbo and OQ picture
. The RO "Jumbo" is definitely one of my dream watch (especially the blue dial). Is your Jumbo the blue dial? I can't really tell. My uncle is still pretty stoked about the watch. The Rolex OQ has definitely moved up on my watch list now. I'm quite fond of the silver dial.
Dino, like always.. I appreciated your well thought out responses and opinions. It means a lot to get a response back that is so well thought out.
thanks for the kind words about my post. Glad you enjoyed it. The OQ is definitely an under appreciated part of Rolex history. However, its truly a great watch, and with many people quickly dismissing them for being quartz, true collectors can pick up pretty good examples at reasonable prices. As mentioned, they do have a sort of cult following among Rolex collectors. I've seen WTB ads posted on some of the Rolex forums. You just have to be careful that the example you buy isn't one that has been over polished by an amateur. Although the bracelet looks simple and flat, I've seen plenty of them that have been over polished and lost the beveled edges that run along the edges of the bracelet.
Yes, my Jumbo has a blue dial. Since the 2012 release of the current/revised 15202 Jumbo, AP has only been offered it with a blue dial. Previous versions of the Jumbo were available with a white dial, salmon dial, gray dial, or blue dial. The blue dial in the current Jumbo model is a different shade of blue than that offered on other ROs.
Again congrats to your uncle its a great choice.
Originally Posted by TheWraith
Dino is one of the (many) reasons why this thread here is so great. I read more than I post...I don't have many watches, certainly not many great ones, but I love reading and learning here everyday. It's such a pleasure.
Thanks for the kind words Frank. This is a thread has a fantastic sense of community and truly I enjoy being a part of it. I actually don't frequent other watch forums much since I found this thread. Its not the number of watches one has that matters (I'd love to have more), but sharing its sharing one's love of watches with other like minded peeps that makes this place great!
Originally Posted by in stitches
i love the look of the OQ, screams 80s to me, and its awesome. but i just cant wrap my head around the quartz part.
Its actually more 1970s than 80' s (although it survived to 2004), I believe the earliest models that do NOT say "Superlative Chronometer Officically Certified" on the dials were released around 1977. You can see similar design elements in the OQ in the RO, the VC 222, and a other pieces from the 70s.
The quartz thing was a matter of survival, particularly in the 1970s and early 80s. In fact something like 16 high end watch makers including Patek and Rolex all worked in collaboration to develop their first quartz movements the Beta 21. Sadly most Pateks and Rolex with the Beta 21 were kind of clunky and unattractive. Today, quartz movements are not desirable in Calatravas, Royal Oaks, and other high end brands...however, I think its a bit different with the Oysterquartz, as that wasn't another model that was conceived as a mechanical watch and then received a quartz movement during the height of the quartz craze. It was a watch designed from the outset to have the best quartz movement available (and many would argue it was and still is) in a watch that met all of the rigorous requirements of any of Rolex's most rugged watches. That being said, I wouldn't pay vintage Sub or Daytona money for one, but for the money and what it offers its a great watch in its own right, regardless of its movement. However, I can understand reluctance or less interest by some due to it being a quartz.
Originally Posted by Newcomer
I don't know, for some reason or another, I certainly understand the quartz thing. I mean, not enough that I would abandon my mechanicals for a quartz, but I do have an interest in the HEQ segment. I think I would like a SD or Quartz movement in the stable. One thing that I find particularly nice about having one quartz watch (I gave mine to my little brother, who wears it everyday, so it went to a good home) is that when you pick it up, it is ticking away and is keeping perfect time. The low maintenance is nice if you are running late for work, and you need a dress watch or something like that. The perpetual calendar Citizen that keeps time to within ~5-15 seconds a year really interests me. I think it would be a highly practical watch to own, and a great watch to set your others to!
The OQ would also be a great selection
While I wouldn't have an entire stable of quartz watches, but I find it very convenient to have a rugged and reliable quartz watch that I can pick up at a moment's notice and not have to wind/set the date etc. In addition, the OQ is versatile enough for jeans, but still retro cool and sophisticated enough to wear with a suit.
Originally Posted by mimo
You have square fingers?
I think the OQ looks magnificent.
Mimo, I don't own a round dress watch...so how could I own a round wedding band? Actually, take a look at the part of your ring finger closest to your hand...its kind of square shaped. It seemed weird when you think about wearing a square ring, because we are all so used to rings being round. However, it's very comfortable because it follows the true contour of your fingers. But if square isn't your thing...there are zillions of round rings on the market.
Originally Posted by no frills
Wrist shot with friends over breakfast. Also, we are not holding hands in this picture. It just looks that way.
/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
Wow, looks like a great watch breakfast event! Thanks for sharing the event with us. I presume those were not the prizes for having a quick breakfast at McDonalds...if they were, then I'm going to my nearest MickeyDs and ordering a bunch of "Happy Meals" just for the prizes!