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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post

A nice, clean ref. 5513 or (even better) a ref. 5512 Submariner is the way to go, if you're gonna go no-date.

2 great great references. And if you want a superb classic vintage, this is the way to go for sure. And if you want a date, the 1680 is what I'd go for.
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Strongly leaning that way. But, my local AD said it was a 'Sub Jr' and everyone would wonder why I didn't get the 'real one'. ffffuuuu.gif

Actually, if your AD had any sense of wrist watch history, he would know that years ago the so called "Sub Jr" was the Tudor Submariner.   He would also know that today the Tudor Subs have a strong following  and nice vintage Tudor "Snowflake Subs" easily sell for as much as if not more than some 10 to 15 year old Explorer 2s, Subs and GMTs.  So those that bought what they wanted ended up buying some very coveted watches.

 

Beyond that, there is a whole group of guys that wanted and liked the no-date Subs because that is what Jame Bond wore in several films.  Some models are even referred to as James Bond Submariners.  I've never heard anyone say Bond's watch was a Sub Jr.   Don't let an AD push you around, buy what you like. 

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Open 9 day

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Originally Posted by LIMatt View Post

Open 9 day

Dat silver stick dial. Design classic.
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff View Post


Strongly leaning that way. But, my local AD said it was a 'Sub Jr' and everyone would wonder why I didn't get the 'real one'. ffffuuuu.gif

And ADs wonder why the grey market is so compelling.


It is almost comical how little some of the dealers/salespeople know. 

I was in a Rolex AD and they had a preowned AP RO 15300 when I was looking for mine. 

The salesperson questioned why I was looking at a "ladies watch" in the 39mm. 

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Originally Posted by eton97 View Post


2 great great references. And if you want a superb classic vintage, this is the way to go for sure. And if you want a date, the 1680 is what I'd go for.


Like, say, this...?

 

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Andy57. Exactly!

LIMatt. Agreed and well said. Open 9 day.....

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What's all this open 9 day nonsense then?
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Originally Posted by atia2 View Post

What's all this open 9 day nonsense then?

 

Just a guess that the font used results in a small opening between the "top" and "stem" of the number. Am I close?

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Wife's Planet Ocean - gonna try and sell it to make room for an incoming piece she ordered yesterday.  Her collection is going to be better than mine at this rate lol.  

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Thread Starter 

Some heavyweight stuff going on in this thread today.  Phew.

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Originally Posted by flvinny521 View Post

Just a guess that the font used results in a small opening between the "top" and "stem" of the number. Am I close?

Yes. Rolex changed the font sometime in the '80s, so the "open" 6 and 9 are signs of a vintage model.
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Here's the Mark XV (new) that I snagged a few weeks back. I did not listen to @eton97 when he told me I'd always reach for my Explorer. That being said I'm happy to pass it along to anyone one here for what paid for it. The story I got was a IWC collector picked it up in 2007 and never wore it. It's been worn once (by me). Includes all the goods, original everything.

mods, please delete if this is not allowed.



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^ If I didn't already have one of these, I'd jump at the opportunity to get one in this condition. Out of curiosity, how much is it and what about it makes you want to pass it on?

edit: Thanks for the PM.
Edited by Kaplan - 4/10/16 at 4:35pm
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Acquired this beautiful bezel this weekend. Now seeking a 14060 to put it to use within. Funny when the bezel wags the watch

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