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I'm in complete agreement. Congrats man!

Thanks icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif We need to get a Philly watch meetup on the calendar soon....if I could just get @in stitches and @DerekS to finally come visit....
post #3167 of 3970
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Thanks icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif We need to get a Philly watch meetup on the calendar soon....if I could just get @in stitches and @DerekS to finally come visit....


I'm in.

post #3168 of 3970
WTF is PP thinking crazy.gif
post #3169 of 3970

It feels like nothing lines up properly between the minute indices, the distorted numbers, and the diamond hour markers. Just absolutely terrible. And don't even get me started on the anniversary dates being right on the watch face. Simply terrible 

post #3170 of 3970
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Truth be told, if they'd slimmed down the lugs on the 114060, I'd probably have one of those on my wrist and an extra couple thousand bucks in my pocket invested in some other watch. A bit counter intuitive that (at least to me) the SD works better on a 6.5" wrist than the sub, but this current version is near perfection.

I have 6.75" wrists and think the 114060 wears terrific. I love the SD, you made a great choice, but on the wrist those thicker lugs- especially after wearing for a few days- go from being a potential ? to blending in very well. Glad you got the one you really wanted.
post #3171 of 3970
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Originally Posted by bigbadbuff View Post

I have 6.75" wrists and think the 114060 wears terrific. I love the SD, you made a great choice, but on the wrist those thicker lugs- especially after wearing for a few days- go from being a potential ? to blending in very well. Glad you got the one you really wanted.

Every 114060 I've seen in the wild has looked great. I suspect that if the SD wasn't available, I'd have purchased the no date sub and been completely satisfied. My Rolex interest started with the GMT IIC, and then shifted to the 114060. But when I went to look at one in person, my first impression was that the dimensions of the case vs. bracelet just looked off to me, and I haven't yet been able to shake that feeling. I expect that the new case design is here to stay, and it'll probably grow on me in time.

I know that many dislike the end links on the 116600, as they're not flush with the lugs. To me, they help the case to blend into the bracelet. Fortunately Rolex gives us both options! (Now if they'd just give us an updated steel Pepsi....).
post #3172 of 3970
Took some time, but I've warmed up to the beefy lugs myself. And I'd be proud to own either a modern Sea-Dweller, or the Sub C.

Until then, all I have is this old tyre-kicking wrist shot *sigh*





(If I were to ever actually pull the trigger, I think I'd go sans date/cyclops, though).

Anyway ..... +1 congratulations, and wear it with pride!

Also agree with the SS Pepsi suggestion ... me, and about a million other guys happy.gif
post #3173 of 3970
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Took some time, but I've warmed up to the beefy lugs myself. And I'd be proud to own either a modern Sea-Dweller, or the Sub C.

Until then, all I have is this old tyre-kicking wrist shot *sigh*





(If I were to ever actually pull the trigger, I think I'd go sans date/cyclops, though).

Anyway ..... +1 congratulations, and wear it with pride!

Also agree with the SS Pepsi suggestion ... me, and about a million other guys happy.gif

I still can't decide if I like the bezel better on the sub or the SD...

As for the Pepsi, I suppose I respect Rolex for not screwing over the folks who've bought the white gold version by releasing a stainless version. I just hate their decision to go with white gold to start with.
post #3174 of 3970
Good point, although I should probably go vintage anyway, if I were serious about it.

And the guys with the WG version could probably afford a spare, right? Ha ha.
post #3175 of 3970
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I mean, these fools can't even do math. 1976 - 40 = 1936. Not 2016!

A tremendous timepiece! Sad! rotflmao.gif

Wow, but seriously...sad.
post #3176 of 3970
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Good point, although I should probably go vintage anyway, if I were serious about it.

And the guys with the WG version could probably afford a spare, right? Ha ha.

I like your thinking re: guys with the WG version!

Yes, if the right vintage Pepsi were to come up, that would be hard to resist. I've been close to pulling the trigger once or twice. Issue is - and I may be in the minority here - I really don't care for the faded Pepsi bezels. Love sub/sd bezels faded grey, but don't like a faded Pepsi. That, and the idea of paying the same or more for a good condition, 20 year old watch as I would for a brand new one just isn't something I've ever been able to successfully wrap my head around. A 20 year old watch that's got battle scars from me (or a family member or close friend) wearing it over the years? Sign me up. From a stranger on the internet? May be a beauty, but I think it'd always just be someone else's old watch to me.
post #3177 of 3970
Those commemorative nautili are atrocious. What also bothers me... 40 years is not really an anniversary. At least wait until 50 years! Or are we going to have more commemorative nautili at 50 years? Then 60 years? Where do we stop?

I also think, generally speaking, that these iterations are atrocious. The diamond markers, the excessive branding (we need a "40," a "1976," & a "2016"?), etc. Patek has some truly beautiful watches. But eek, these are horrendous. The box is cool, but when the box is the best part, there might be a problem.
post #3178 of 3970
Thread Starter 
Especially when the box and complimentary wach cost a hundred grand.
post #3179 of 3970
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Originally Posted by dcg View Post

Thanks icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif We need to get a Philly watch meetup on the calendar soon....if I could just get @in stitches and @DerekS to finally come visit....

id make that trip.

Im tempted to make the trip this weekend just to see the new watch before you change your mind and return it. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

id make that trip.

Im tempted to make the trip this weekend just to see the new watch before you change your mind and return it. wink.gif

Yeah I'm definitely thinking about returning it. You should book ASAP.
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