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post #34276 of 39311
Nooooooo. Not the fade. I actually don't mind the blue dial with green writing. But the fade is too much. That being said I'm going with @no frills and wait to see it in person.
post #34277 of 39311
Ugh. There are already at least 3 threads on TRF dedicated to the nickname of the new dialed DSSD. I just can't take it. That may be the last time I browse that forum.
post #34278 of 39311
It's going to get worse. Apparently, Rolex just got a patent for a phosphorescent ceramic.
post #34279 of 39311
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

It's going to get worse. Apparently, Rolex just got a patent for a phosphorescent ceramic.
Oh goodness...I can see it now... "Just brought home my new Glow worm today. Have to get it sized".
post #34280 of 39311

As the owner of a BLNR, I welcome the black/blue.  The green does throw some interest in there and the comment on the Red Sub is valid.  The tie in to the JC documentary is interesting for Rolex, lets just hope this is the only one.

post #34281 of 39311
Hmmm, I actually kinda like it. It's nothing earth shattering or collectible, but it's kind of fun and fits the occasion. peepwall[1].gif
post #34282 of 39311
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

As the owner of a BLNR, I welcome the black/blue.  The green does throw some interest in there and the comment on the Red Sub is valid.  The tie in to the JC documentary is interesting for Rolex, lets just hope this is the only one.

As for the Red Sub, I doubt potential buyers were actually shocked, when it first came out.  The use of red on sports watches wasn't anything new on Rolexes by the time the Red Sub was released.  GMT's had a red hand, and more importantly the earliest Milgausses from the 1950s said Milgauss on the dial in red, as did their eventual replacements, the 1019s.  Also, I think red and black or  red with the silver/white dial of the 1019 are classic color combinations (we frequently see black/red, or white/red silver/red used on other things such as cars).  Blue with florescent green isn't exaclty a classic color combination.  

 

I'm sure we should all reserve our final judgment until seeing it in person, but so far I'm underwhelmed by this new blue DSSD.

post #34283 of 39311
I think it would look cool with a dark navy bezel.
post #34284 of 39311
And an all navy dial..haha
post #34285 of 39311
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

As for the Red Sub, I doubt potential buyers were actually shocked, when it first came out.  The use of red on sports watches wasn't anything new on Rolexes by the time the Red Sub was released.  GMT's had a red hand, and more importantly the earliest Milgausses from the 1950s said Milgauss on the dial in red, as did their eventual replacements, the 1019s.  Also, I think red and black or  red with the silver/white dial of the 1019 are classic color combinations (we frequently see black/red, or white/red silver/red used on other things such as cars).  Blue with florescent green isn't exaclty a classic color combination.  

 

I'm sure we should all reserve our final judgment until seeing it in person, but so far I'm underwhelmed by this new blue DSSD.

 

Always informative Dino!  My thought first went to dive watches excluding the other Rolex's at the time but if you add those in you are correct.  

 

Interesting note by Hodinkee for the last line of their article: "The model is not limited edition, but distribution will be allocated tightly."  Wonder what that means?  Omega should take note of this and just say, supply will be limited of this new XXX model.

post #34286 of 39311
Here you go. The first DSSD blue/green that made landfall in NYC, beside my "DSSD red."

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Better pic (I guess):

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It ain't a bad looking monster in the flesh, ya know...

"Only for display, sir! We don't even know when any will be available for sale..."
post #34287 of 39311

Thanks for sharing some pix with us.  At least in your photos its not as bad as I expected.  Although, in looking at your photos, I feel like there is just too much writing on the bottom half of the dial.  From just slightly below the hands there is writing on basically the entire bottom half of the watch.  I am curious to see it in person, but this really isn't a piece I'd be interested in purchasing.  I'd rather have a SD4000, a BLNR, or even a Sub C.  

post #34288 of 39311
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Thanks for sharing some pix with us.  At least in your photos its not as bad as I expected.  Although, in looking at your photos, I feel like there is just too much writing on the bottom half of the dial.  From just slightly below the hands there is writing on basically the entire bottom half of the watch.  I am curious to see it in person, but this really isn't a piece I'd be interested in purchasing.  I'd rather have a SD4000, a BLNR, or even a Sub C.  


The crazy massive proportions + bracelet that tapers down to 18mm (maybe 16mm even, like a SubC) are the same. So if it didn't work back then the new dial won't change that IMHO...
post #34289 of 39311
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I feel like there is just too much writing on the bottom half of the dial.  From just slightly below the hands there is writing on basically the entire bottom half of the watch.  

You know, you really have a knack for pointing things out that I didn't intially notice, and which end up ruining the whole piece for me. LOL
post #34290 of 39311
Agreed. I wish they would do away with most all of the text... and not just the dial. It's the main reason I don't like that model with the "escape valve" and "ring lock" text. All that crap just bugs me.
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