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post #37156 of 37166
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

As this is basically the Rolex appreciation thread anyway, what are the peoples' thoughts on this as an everyday wear piece?

I'm not fond of date windows of any kind and particularly not fond of grafted-on date bubble magnifier thingies.  I like the clean look of these plain Jane Oyster Perpetual models. (Not my wrist, my watch or my pics):


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You are better off with an actual Explorer. Oyster Perpetual with Explorer dial is fail.
post #37157 of 37166
If no cyclops or even date window are the parameters, I like it fine, but I prefer the Explorer. If not too sporty for your everyday, I like the no date Sub even better. In spite of the fact that I'm contemplating a Sub myself, I'm not much of a Rolex fan. I really like a few of their iconic watches, but I'm somewhat lukewarm on the brand as a whole.
post #37158 of 37166
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

As this is basically the Rolex appreciation thread anyway, what are the peoples' thoughts on this as an everyday wear piece?

I'm not fond of date windows of any kind and particularly not fond of grafted-on date bubble magnifier thingies.  I like the clean look of these plain Jane Oyster Perpetual models. (Not my wrist, my watch or my pics):
I really love this watch.
post #37159 of 37166
Thanks for the responses so far. The Explorer is a watch I have liked much more in pics than in person, where it just leaves me a bit cold. Feeling the like, but not the love. I do like the basic Sub C more, but don't really need a dive watch. Air king is nice but a bit too small.
post #37160 of 37166
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

As this is basically the Rolex appreciation thread anyway, what are the peoples' thoughts on this as an everyday wear piece?

As I've mentioned, I think this is the best of the current offerings from Rolex (or recent, as it seems they may have discontinued it already?). It's nicer than the similar blue dialed, Explorer style Air-King which has (or had, as it seems to be gone from the site as well) chunkier batons and polished 3-6-9. It's also better than the 39mm Explorer, again due to not having polished numbers and having better balanced hands.

Now, is it better than a 36mm Explorer? I guess that's up to what you want out of it, as it's probably a little less sporty than that. For me, having a no-date Sub, I think I would prefer the OP for some versatility. Had I not had that, I think I would go for an Explorer instead. Of course, there's the whole upgraded hardware and I guess movement as well with the OP, but I care less about that.

Bottom line, I think it would be a perfect daily wearer with it's great blue dial and the brushed bracelet.

@RFX45, did you ever post any wristshots of yours?

On edit: Looks like that Air-King model still exists, just without the Air-King name on it.
post #37161 of 37166
So after four months of eager anticipation, my new bespoke watch is finally finished. The dial is entirely hand-stitched silk embroidery on top of a silk base, a painting that was miniaturized to fit a 3cm wide dial. Both the embroidered dial and the method of attaching the silk dial to the metal base are world-first techniques.

Enjoy the scans guys!




post #37162 of 37166
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

So after four months of eager anticipation, my new bespoke watch is finally finished. The dial is entirely hand-stitched silk embroidery on top of a silk base, a painting that was miniaturized to fit a 3cm wide dial. Both the embroidered dial and the method of attaching the silk dial to the metal base are world-first techniques.

Enjoy the scans guys!

 

Nice work!

post #37163 of 37166
hi,

writing after a long time.

i am looking at buying zenith el primer stratos flyback rainbow, but before i go ahead and make the purchase, just wanted a quick opinion on the watch?

has anybody been using it here?

any comments will be welcome

post #37164 of 37166
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Now, is it better than a 36mm Explorer? I guess that's up to what you want out of it, as it's probably a little less sporty than that. For me, having a no-date Sub, I think I would prefer the OP for some versatility. Had I not had that, I think I would go for an Explorer instead. Of course, there's the whole upgraded hardware and I guess movement as well with the OP, but I care less about that.
 

 

Yes, a little less sporty is what I have in mind.  I've always thought the Datejust was a very solid watch-for-all-occasions (or most, anyway).  Just not stuck on the Cyclops at all.

post #37165 of 37166
Nomos Zurich Blaugold? The design is far more coherent than the Rolex, and more versatile too! In house movement, superb finishing, I'd say it compares very well.

post #37166 of 37166
I can see easily why Roger would go for the blue OP over the Explorer: that blue dial adds just that bit of warmth and interest while the Explorer is comparatively stark: a small detail of personal preference that needs little debate I feel - Foox factor notwithstanding!

I like the Blaugold a lot, but having not tried it on, have two reservations: firstly, with those long lugs, 40+mm case and big dial, I suspect it wears rather big and bold. Yet, secondly, its simplicity and rather staid,black strap make me doubt it as a casual wear. Again, varies from person to person no doubt, but definitely needs seeing on the wrist, for all its inherent beauty.
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