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On his biceps.
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Some old pics of my 1815 up/down.


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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Perhaps I should not have used the term lazy designers, the point I was making was that those two brands products change very little in shape over a very long period and that the uninitiated have difficulty in telling apart models with many years between them. It was not related to value to collectors.

On one hand there are design conventions. The other hand there are indeed lazy designers.

Design convention:




Lazy design:

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I for one wish that Rolex was lazier with their design. Like, much, much lazier.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I for one wish that Rolex was lazier with their design. Like, much, much lazier.

I will go further than that. I will say that the late Tudor big block chronograph is what the current Daytona should look like, and that the 1980s Tudor 38mm jumbo date is what the Datejust should look like.


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I don't know....that big block looks a little too 7750-ish for me. And the with the cyclops date? Nah.

Much prefer the Rolex 116520, polished links and all. So I respectfully disagree on that one, Monsiuer Hayward.



But yeah, that GP you posted is hot garbage. (What did they call it...the Royal Nautilus?) puzzled.gif
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Truth be told it would be envisioned better with an El Primero or Rolex calibre and with the subdials in the right place, but my Photoshop skills are, well, nil. If they weren't I'd be posting pics of a rebadged Pelagos with Mercedes hands, etc. stirpot.gif
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post
rebadged Pelagos with Mercedes hands, etc. stirpot.gif

 

And reduced size?

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Groan. What they ought to do is release a replica of the actual Deepsea Challenge watch. Only Frills could actually pull off wearing it. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Groan. What they ought to do is release a replica of the actual Deepsea Challenge watch. Only Frills could actually pull off wearing it. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Hahahahahahah!

I just realized something. If Rolex makes that new DSSD in steel then it will be the BLUE STEEL DSSD. The Zoolander reference + DSSD overengineered badassery will render it too much for me to resist.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I just realized something. If Rolex makes that new DSSD in steel then it will be the BLUE STEEL DSSD. The Zoolander reference + DSSD overengineered badassery will render it too much for me to resist.

Since some people can't resist referring to every model by an insipid nickname, I kinda hope "Zoolander" sticks with that crowd.

The predictable "Deep Blue" just wouldn't fit with the make-believe-character theme.
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That long running joke about Porsche having lazy designers is really just that - a joke. Meant to tease and perhaps irk porsche owners a bit. I don't think anyone truly believes it, given how the company spends billions to R&D new models and manages to stay at or near the performance pinnacle of its class for 50 years despite a fundamentally flawed (rear engine) design.

I think Rolex is in the same boat. Possibly because Rolex (and Porsche) owners are highly susceptible to this type of trolling laugh.gif

Btw, I don't fully agree with the Mercedes analogy. The reason MB resale values plummeted was that their reliability went in the toilet after the DC merger and the repair costs of those models were astounding
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I just realized something. If Rolex makes that new DSSD in steel then it will be the BLUE STEEL DSSD. The Zoolander reference + DSSD overengineered badassery will render it too much for me to resist.

Since some people can't resist referring to every model by an insipid nickname, I kinda hope "Zoolander" sticks with that crowd.

The predictable "Deep Blue" just wouldn't fit with the make-believe-character theme.

This one is for Belligero:

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Ehh rendering:

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(Think the bezel will be blue too though)
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Man I hope it looks better than that!  Blue "Sun-Ray" and bezel, surely?  Imagine if it comes out as a white gold "Smurf-Plus".  I admit a little part of me hopes it's platinum, just for the sheer decadent ridiculousness of it.  Big call then, Frilly - a six figure Sub?

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