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Weekend casual RO.

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Really like the new Nautilus travel time chrono. Never really been interested in any of the complications over the classic 5711, but this one rocks my socks.

 

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Gift from my fiancée. A 1969 Rolex ref. 1603
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


You are right. And they get credit for the square movement (yes?). A little gaudy but there is certainly some effort. Details, please?

Hi Dopey,

 

Yes, I'd give them credit for a rectangular/square movement.  As Stitchy said, they are made in house, and it provides the owners with movements that are exclusive to those model.  Square or rectangular movements are rarely used, even by high end manufactures (often when making a square/rectangular watch, they just use a very small round movement and close the case back).  AL&S might be one of the few top brands that has not done that.  Its generally very costly for a company to develop and make square/rectangular movements as they can't use them in round cases, so they lose out on economies of scale, which make it a less attractive idea to most companies.  Sadly, the decoration on the Cellini Prince watches rather garish and there isn't much of a market for these watches.  While I would not have chosen one over something from AL&S,  VC, or Piaget ...the Princes could have been made more appealing of the finish on the movements was more traditional, and less outlandish.     

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

After an issue with the timekeeping accuracy on the watch I ordered, I'm now getting this Rolex instead, which is now on its way to me (not my pics below, I just used these as it's the best pic of the watch I could find):


 

Congrats!  Looks great!  Wow, that's very old school if it has the folded link Oyster bracelet. Hope you enjoy it.  :cheers:

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Lunch earlier today.

tuvebusy.jpg

Looks like a pretty expensive meal.

The platinum was a bit hard to bite into, I admit. Undercooked but maybe I ordered it rare.
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Originally Posted by clb89 View Post
 

Pam and IWC dwarfing the Patek lol

 

Pssst RogerP greetings from fellow WUS and RFD and now SF member

 

Cheers!

 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

After an issue with the timekeeping accuracy on the watch I ordered, I'm now getting this Rolex instead, which is now on its way to me (not my pics below, I just used these as it's the best pic of the watch I could find):
 

 

Very nice.  Accuracy has been a Rolex strength pretty much forever.  Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

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Originally Posted by clb89 View Post
 

Pam and IWC dwarfing the Patek lol

 

Pssst RogerP greetings from fellow WUS and RFD and now SF member

 

Cheers!

 

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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

After an issue with the timekeeping accuracy on the watch I ordered, I'm now getting this Rolex instead, which is now on its way to me (not my pics below, I just used these as it's the best pic of the watch I could find):
 

 

Very nice.  Accuracy has been a Rolex strength pretty much forever.  Enjoy!


Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified!!!
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Great pic Frills. All very different right down to the materials even! Great to see them all getting along for a sweet photo op
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Looks like a pretty expensive meal.
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post



Is that the expanding bracelet?
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Is that the expanding bracelet?
No. Just an old style folded link oyster.
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Seriously ROLEX ?!?  New Pepsi GMT in white gold only... WTF?  For the price (est. $41K USD), I'd look at the Patek Philippe Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph 5990/1A Watch In Steel.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Congrats!  Looks great!  Wow, that's very old school if it has the folded link Oyster bracelet. Hope you enjoy it.  cheers.gif

Yep, going 1960s vintage with this one smile.gif I'm sure I will enjoy it. I'll show off wrist shots once it arrives.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Very nice.  Accuracy has been a Rolex strength pretty much forever.  Enjoy!

Thanks Roger. I will.
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Is that the expanding bracelet?

No. As tifosi said, it's a folded style bracelet.
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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post

Very very cool

INORITE!!!
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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Really like the new Nautilus travel time chrono. Never really been interested in any of the complications over the classic 5711, but this one rocks my socks.
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i do love me some complicate symmetry.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi Dopey,

Yes, I'd give them credit for a rectangular/square movement.  As Stitchy said, they are made in house, and it provides the owners with movements that are exclusive to those model.  Square or rectangular movements are rarely used, even by high end manufactures (often when making a square/rectangular watch, they just use a very small round movement and close the case back).  AL&S might be one of the few top brands that has not done that.  Its generally very costly for a company to develop and make square/rectangular movements as they can't use them in round cases, so they lose out on economies of scale, which make it a less attractive idea to most companies.  Sadly, the decoration on the Cellini Prince watches rather garish and there isn't much of a market for these watches.  While I would not have chosen one over something from AL&S,  VC, or Piaget ...the Princes could have been made more appealing of the finish on the movements was more traditional, and less outlandish.     


dino, well said, as usual. i actually was really interested in the prince models when they brought them back, but when i went to try them on they were tiny. like almost ladies watch size on my wrist. killed all my desire to own one. for the best probably, as my lust list is big enough as it is.
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Originally Posted by Taylorstav View Post

Gift from my fiancée. A 1969 Rolex ref. 1603

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