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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

I've found that either can be a bit over-the-top at times. (Mind you, my taste in watches is exceptionally curmudgeonly and I tend to think that everything new sucks.) If I had to choose only one watch among my current ones it would be the plexi GMT, as it's less blingy than the Daytona,

Thanks for the write up, Belli. Curious, do you find the Daytona to be a bit more blingy because of the steel bezel? Or is it something else about the watch? Do you think it would still be too flashy with a black bezel, as a casual sport watch?
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Thanks for the write up, Belli. Curious, do you find the Daytona to be a bit more blingy because of the steel bezel? Or is it something else about the watch? Do you think it would still be too flashy with a black bezel, as a casual sport watch?

I don't want to speak for Belli, but personally, I find it blingy because of the (now) polished center links. The polished center links are, to put it lightly, blingtastic.
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Bling = Stones. IMO.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post


Thanks for the write up, Belli. Curious, do you find the Daytona to be a bit more blingy because of the steel bezel? Or is it something else about the watch? Do you think it would still be too flashy with a black bezel, as a casual sport watch?

A steel Daytona hasn't been available new with a black bezel in more than 25 years.  I find on the vintage manual wind Daytonas the ones with black bezels are a bit sportier looking.

 

I'm not Belli, but as someone who has owned several Daytonas I never thought the steel bezel made them blingy.  In fact a steel bezel was on option when Daytonas were released over 50 years ago.  So its not something new, its sort of a traditional look for Daytonas. IMHO, the polished lugs started to add to the bling factor to modern Daytonas.  Whether you find the modern ones too blingy is something only you can decide.

 

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I don't want to speak for Belli, but personally, I find it blingy because of the (now) polished center links. The polished center links are, to put it lightly, blingtastic.

Hi Nuke,

 

Not sure what you mean by the "(now) polished center links."  The center links have been polished on these watches for just shy of 25 years or nearly half of the Daytona's entire existence.  The only polished surface that has changed with introduction of the current 116520 Daytona of 2000/2001 was the introduction of polished lugs (which I can live with, but would prefer in a brushed finish).  In the end the center links do pick up surface scratches and don't remain too shiny for very long.

 

IMHO, the polished center links are actually a better tie in to the polished SS bezel, than when the bezel was the only polished top surface of the watch on 6265s, and everything else was brushed.  I find the all brushed bracelet looks better with the vintage black bezeled 6263s.   YMMV.  Cheers.

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I had a choice between SDc, GMT BLNR and for a bit more AP15400 but chose Daytona.

I love it more and more every day. From casual to business it shines. I keep looking at it during work meetings lol

4130 movement is unbelievable. In 1 month mine gains 46 seconds.

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Do all Rolex watches have a case reference number engraved at the 12 o'clock lug? I eyed a Sub at an estate sale and in the 12 o'clock lug it was completely plain.
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Originally Posted by P. Bateman View Post

Do all Rolex watches have a case reference number engraved at the 12 o'clock lug? I eyed a Sub at an estate sale and in the 12 o'clock lug it was completely plain.

yup. looks like it was a knock off. Ive personally never seen a rolex without numbers engraved between the lugs
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You should see the model number between one set of lugs and the serial number of the watch on the other end. It would have to be a very old Rolex for that not to be the case.
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@Belligero I love the Speedy! 

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Day date.

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^^one of my all time favorites D. classic and elegant!
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Fake
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My favorite dial for the Prez:


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My favorite dial for the Prez:

That's a great one, I'm also quite partial to the silver dial which is kind of similar. Quite fancy getting a black dial next, then maybe a gold patek 3062 with bracelet.


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Dear Gents,

 

I am considering to purchase a brand new IWC portofino or portugese, could anyone recommend any reliable dealers in the US who ship and would give a decent discount of list prices?

Thank you.

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