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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

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.

These two watches just have too many lines of text (or too much stuff going on), too:

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Just kidding! I am being facetious of course. But I dunno. That blue/green DSSD doesn't look half bad at all in the metal. happy.gif
post #34292 of 36870
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


These two watches just have too many lines of text, too:

  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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The 1/2 pair of scissors is what kills that PP for me, Frilly.

The double red is "just ok" haha. Ok, Ok... it is awesome.

post #34293 of 36870
to my eyes, it looks cluttered due to the gradient dial. i think if it was a solid dial, it wouldn't look as crowded.

it's still pretty neat, but way out of range for me.
post #34294 of 36870
James Cameron was on Jimmy Fallon last night. Wasn't wearing a watch though. He did bring the old Deep Sea Special from 1960, as well as the big ass Deepsea Challenge that was strapped on the outside of his sub (dunno if they were the actual watches).
post #34295 of 36870
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

James Cameron was on Jimmy Fallon last night. Wasn't wearing a watch though. He did bring the old Deep Sea Special from 1960, as well as the big ass Deepsea Challenge that was strapped on the outside of his sub (dunno if they were the actual watches).

He had to give his arm and shoulder a break from wearing that damn heavy thing!

He was wearing his DSSD during the entire event at the Museum of Natural History in NYC, when his documentary was shown and the watch was unveiled. Here he is with Reggie Brack, who heads up private watch sales for Christie's.

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post #34296 of 36870
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


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...

Just to clarify, I only want to see it in person for the sake of seeing it.  After having tried on the original years ago, I know this is not a watch for me.  

 

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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post


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

Sorry my friend.  Look at it this way I just saved you about $12,350 that you can use toward another watch purchase! ;)

 

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


These two watches just have too many lines of text (or too much stuff going on), too:
Just kidding! I am being facetious of course. But I dunno. That blue/green DSSD doesn't look half bad at all in the metal. happy.gif

Sorry, the cloisonne part of the Patek dial is lovely, but I don't love their world time watches. 

 

Yes, the DRSD is a bit busy, but I love seeing vintage watches that are in such amazing condition.  Also, to see one with the lum that is so evenly aged/patinaed is truly a beautiful site.  To me the DRSD an interesting piece of Rolex history (being both a DR and a Tiffany dial), while the new blue DSSD is merely a styling/marketing exercise.  

 

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

The 1/2 pair of scissors is what kills that PP for me, Frilly.

The double red is "just ok" haha. Ok, Ok... it is awesome.

Spot on my friend!  :fistbump: 

post #34297 of 36870
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, the DRSD is a bit busy, but I love seeing vintage watches that are in such amazing condition.  Also, to see one with the lum that is so evenly aged/patinaed is truly a beautiful site.  To me the DRSD an interesting piece of Rolex history (being both a DR and a Tiffany dial)

While I appreciate the value of vintage Tiffany signed dials, doesn't the 'Tiffany' detract from the DRSD's manly tool watch appeal?

I.e. if Rolex decided today to manufacture as many Tiffany signed SubC watches as reg unsigned SubC, thus eliminating any potential added value due to rarity that the Tiffany signed SubC would have in the future over the unsigned ones, would guys still want a tool watch with the Tiffany sig?
post #34298 of 36870
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post


While I appreciate the value of vintage Tiffany signed dials, doesn't the 'Tiffany' detract from the DRSD's manly tool watch appeal?

I.e. if Rolex decided today to manufacture as many Tiffany signed SubC watches as reg unsigned SubC, thus eliminating any potential added value due to rarity that the Tiffany signed SubC would have in the future over the unsigned ones, would guys still want a tool watch with the Tiffany sig?

I appreciate the history of this particular DRSD.  However, upon learning years ago that Rolex wasn't the one adding the Tiffany name to Rolex watches, and that it was Tiffany doing that themselves, they've never held much appeal to me.  In addition, while a Tiffany DRSD is rare (largely because the DRSD is rare), there were plenty of Tiffany retailed Rolex watches produced over the years.  

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

These two watches just have too many lines of text (or too much stuff going on), too:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
utybuquh.jpg

Just kidding! I am being facetious of course. But I dunno. That blue/green DSSD doesn't look half bad at all in the metal. happy.gif

I actually prefer that one as it seems to have less shit going on even with yet another line of text... haha! The PP I've never liked. biggrin.gif
post #34300 of 36870
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I appreciate the history of this particular DRSD.  However, upon learning years ago that Rolex wasn't the one adding the Tiffany name to Rolex watches, and that it was Tiffany doing that themselves, they've never held much appeal to me.  In addition, while a Tiffany DRSD is rare (largely because the DRSD is rare), there were plenty of Tiffany retailed Rolex watches produced over the years.  

I guess it's just that 'Tiffany' on a tool watch just seems incongruent to me, regardless of who printed the name on the dial. Otoh, a Tiffany sig on a luxury sport watch like the Nautilus or a dress watch is pretty cool.

But not as cool as COMEX SDs and Subs. Thems are legit. As are MilSubs.

Hodinkee article on printing PP Tiffany dials.
post #34301 of 36870
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

These two watches just have too many lines of text (or too much stuff going on), too: Patek 5131 and Rolex 1665 (Click to show)
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Just kidding! I am being facetious of course. But I dunno. That blue/green DSSD doesn't look half bad at all in the metal. happy.gif

The 5131 isn't exactly a paragon of dial design virtue, either. Don't even get me started on how wrong it is to use all caps in script... :P
post #34302 of 36870
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

The 5131 isn't exactly a paragon of dial design virtue, either. Don't even get me started on how wrong it is to use all caps in script... :P

So, Belli, I have been wondering all day, how do you feel about the new DSSD? Any feelings on the font color biggrin.gif
post #34303 of 36870
Tried on the sea-dweller at my AD yesterday, surprisingly sits quite comfortable on my wrist.



post #34304 of 36870
^^^ It's a great watch 'no?
post #34305 of 36870
Oh alright, here's a pic since you asked:

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