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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

^^ Quite right.

 

I'm guessing Frilly's top right in the pic.  In which case, nice PoW...details please. :)

 

What is PoW?  It reminds me of that old Adam West "Batman" cartoon.  Zap!

 

Also, comments from previous page: The details and history of the OQ from Dino, and the pics posted by Warren G, are so awesome and these are the things that keep me coming back to TWAT.  Always so much to learn.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

What is PoW?  It reminds me of that old Adam West "Batman" cartoon.  Zap!

 

Also, comments from previous page: The details and history of the OQ from Dino, and the pics posted by Warren G, are so awesome and these are the things that keep me coming back to TWAT.  Always so much to learn.

 



I remember that POW!, ZAP! and BAM! quite well.

Here, it references Prince of Wales check.
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Sorry, Batman.  What Roger said. :)

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post


I remember that POW!, ZAP! and BAM! quite well.

Here, it references Prince of Wales check.

Ah! Thanks, Roger! See - learn something new every day!

Zegna fabric, bespoke three piece. Filters galore + stitched pictures hopefully makes up for crappy early morning pics:

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^^ with accompanying water stains on bathroom mirror!  Dayum, that pic looks better on a small iPhone screen haha.  So deceiving.  Filtered version look like crap on a larger screen.

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post


Thank you for those great pictures! I especially enjoy that Jumbo and OQ picture icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifnod[1].gif. 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.
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Hi Warren,

 

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.

 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

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! 

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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. frown.gif

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.  

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post


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 smile.gif.

+1

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.  

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

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.  

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Wrist shot with friends over breakfast. Also, we are not holding hands in this picture. It just looks that way.

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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!

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

I'm guessing Frilly's top right in the pic.  In which case, nice PoW...details please. :)

Wow, nice guess Mimo.  I knew he wasn't the Yatchmaster, and I figured he'd be wearing a dress shirt/suit so that nixed the 5711.  But I wasn't positive which of the remaining Pateks was his.  

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I don't know, for some reason or another, I certainly understand the quartz thing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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 smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Warren,
Its actually more 1970s than 80' s (although it survived to 2004), Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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.

well, most decades bleed into the next one, and since i was born in 82, the style looks 80s to me, which i guess is really late 70s.

but anyways, intellectually, i completely agree and understand. i know all about the history of quartz, how early models were some of the most expensive models on the market, and that most companies needed to get in that game to simply survive. at the time, it was thought that quartz was THE future of watches.

i also appreciate the fact that the OQ is no cheap walmart timex. it may be quartz, but it is not by any means a simple movement, and i love the styling.

all that being said, its just not for me. i dont have much interest personally in a non mechanical watch. but thats just me. i harbor no hate to the quartz, and i salute all those who choose to sport a nice quality quartz watch.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Wrist shot with friends over breakfast. Also, we are not holding hands in this picture. It just looks that way.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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this is all kinds of awesome.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

but anyways, intellectually, i completely agree and understand. i know all about the history of quartz, how early models were some of the most expensive models on the market, and that most companies needed to get in that game to simply survive. at the time, it was thought that quartz was THE future of watches.

i also appreciate the fact that the OQ is no cheap walmart timex. it may be quartz, but it is not by any means a simple movement, and i love the styling.

all that being said, its just not for me. i dont have much interest personally in a non mechanical watch. but thats just me. i harbor no hate to the quartz, and i salute all those who choose to sport a nice quality quartz watch.
this is all kinds of awesome.

No worries, I completely understand the lack of interest/attachment to non-mechanical watches.  For me its an interesting part of Rolex history.  

In the end its all good.  

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

No worries, I completely understand the lack of interest/attachment to non-mechanical watches.  For me its an interesting part of Rolex history.  
In the end its all good.  

its very interesting, that is for sure.

always all good indeed with you, friend. fistbump.gif
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I don't have a large wrist but I have no problem wearing my Daytona, Sub or even larger watches I own.

You can wear a Sub with a suit but its not my favorite look and I am a fan. If you don't mind that, from your list then, I would choose the sub. It is is really one of the iconic watches, never goes out of style and will always hold its value relative to most other watches.

As for the reverso, I own a duo and I love it, but unlike a Sub, its not really good if you want to wear it for any kind of activity. The case has popped when I applauded vigorously at games and I couldn't bear to scratch it up doing chores around the house.

Ultimately though, it about getting what you love, so do that and enjoy.




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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I think my wrist maxes out at 40mm. And to be quite frank a 36mm seems to look best. My current Rolex and the next watch will still be worn 90% of the time with a suit. I tried on the Rolex Sub yesterday and it was quite bulky with my suit. I am sure I could come around to it.

I like the Reverso but I have not located a shop that carries them around me. I prefer to try on every watch I am considering. I would lean toward the Reverso with the double sided time piece...black face/white face.

Either way I will go through a dealer.
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If I go with the Sub, I am thinking about dropping the stainless steel band for a alligator black band. Where do you track one down? I went to the Rolex dealer yesterday and she said they only come in steel.

I am hoping to make the final decision by the weekend.
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Rolex AFAIK does not offer it that way

You can find info all over the internet and either you or most jewelers can swap them out.

I have seen them on rubber, carbon, kevlar, leather alligator etc.. I can't say the look is to my taste, but each to his own.
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IMO, the oyster is just too perfect to take off...especially the newer bracelet.
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Two Michigan men were charged today in an armed robbery Tuesday of a Rolex watch from an Ellisville jeweler.

Stefan A. Douglas, 23, and Treymane A. Kinsey, 19, both from the Detroit area, were charged with second-degree robbery.

The men were arrested after a police chase that ended in the suspects crashing in Chesterfield.

Police say the incident began about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday when one of the men asked a clerk to see a Rolex watch, then grabbed the watch and tried to run from the store. Another clerk tried to push the robber back into the store, then chased him into the parking lot and tackled him. Police said the clerk backed off when the man threatened to kill the clerk.

They'll probably have a lot of time to think this over. CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

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