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My new holy grail watch

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by alexanduh, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    I don't get why you would do that, it just looks like a Top Gun now[​IMG]
     
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    PVD or even DLC ends up looking terrible after some wear as the coating chips off really easily revealing the stainless steel under. Best to go with ceramic or the panerai composite (the Pam 386 is siiiiccck, not out yet though) for all black everything watch.
     
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    All rips of my Phantom

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    I don't get why you would do that, it just looks like a Top Gun now[​IMG]

    It wasn't me that did that first of all. Second, the TopGun only comes in 44mm or bigger so if you want a smaller one this is a good alternative. Third, even with the extra cost of getting it DLC'd, it will still cost less than how much a TopGun would go for. Fourth, TopGun is now discontinued.
     
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    It wasn't me that did that first of all. Second, the TopGun only comes in 44mm or bigger so if you want a smaller one this is a good alternative. Third, even with the extra cost of getting it DLC'd, it will still cost less than how much a TopGun would go for. Fourth, TopGun is now discontinued.


    1: I know, as I have mastered the art of reading, now I just need to learn how to get my point across in writing.[​IMG]
    2: Again I also knew this, but I still think it's a bad idea and it "ruins" a beautiful watch.
    3: See above
    4: I know
     
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    Wow, I have never seen black rolex's before - they are awesome. Totally converted!
     
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    a guy i work with has a project x, its not so great really, just looks like a novelty. much prefer my nice wabi'd tritium 5513, classic design.
    i do like the subs on those natos though, must try that for summer.
     
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    1: I know, as I have mastered the art of reading, now I just need to learn how to get my point across in writing.[​IMG]
    2: Again I also knew this, but I still think it's a bad idea and it "ruins" a beautiful watch.
    3: See above
    4: I know


    How can you like the TopGun and hate how this one looks? It's practically the same watch minus a few small details. I actually prefer this because the dial is less crowded than the TopGun.

    And if you knew all of those, then why ask the question why someone would do it?

    I can't wear a 44mm watch, if I wanted a blacked out 3717 (or TopGun-esque watch, then that is the way to go. I could get a used 3717 for less than $3k and get it DLCed and have a practically new watch. Or what if I just don't want a huge TopGun logo engraved on the side of my watch? Or I don't like the 3 numeral date-wheel on the TopGun? There are plenty of reasons to do it if the TopGun isn't an option.
     
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    A friend of mine has one, it looks pretty cool when new, but he said the black scratches really easily.

    -LR
     
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    A friend of mine has one, it looks pretty cool when new, but he said the black scratches really easily.

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    Does it show the bare bone metal with the scratch?
     
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    Does it show the bare bone metal with the scratch?

    I can't remember for sure. I can ask him but I'm pretty sure it does show through from a deep scratch. He said it didn't bother him too much but that's because his cousin lent it to him a while ago and never asked for it back so he essentially got it for free.

    -LR
     
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    Yeah that is my biggest worry. I was actually considering getting a used Mark XVI and getting it blacked out but I was worried about scratches showing the bare metal so I just got something else that is already blacked out and more resistant to scratches. I still wouldn't mind that experiment though, never seen a blacked out Mark XVI before but I think it'll look great.
     
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    Yeah that is my biggest worry. I was actually considering getting a used Mark XVI and getting it blacked out but I was worried about scratches showing the bare metal so I just got something else that is already blacked out and more resistant to scratches. I still wouldn't mind that experiment though, never seen a blacked out Mark XVI before but I think it'll look great.

    Yeah the Mark XVI could look cool blacked out, but as you already realized you would probably be disappointed when the coating started to get scratched off. What did you end up getting instead?

    -LR
     
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    Got a Hublot Big Bang Classic, scratch resistant ceramic FTW!
     
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    Got a Hublot Big Bang Classic, scratch resistant ceramic FTW!

    Not as much my style, but very nice choice nonetheless. Enjoy the watch.

    -LR
     
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    Not as much my style, but very nice choice nonetheless. Enjoy the watch.

    -LR


    Thanks, been enjoying it. It isn't the traditional Big Bang which are very bulky, it is more low profile and sits nicely on the wrist. I also got their gummy croc strap for it, takes the watch to a whole new level.
     
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    a guy i work with has a project x, its not so great really, just looks like a novelty. much prefer my nice wabi'd tritium 5513, classic design. i do like the subs on those natos though, must try that for summer.
    +1 probably my next watch purchase. might have to go on another clothing hiatus for this one... [​IMG]
     
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    How can you like the TopGun and hate how this one looks? It's practically the same watch minus a few small details. I actually prefer this because the dial is less crowded than the TopGun.

    And if you knew all of those, then why ask the question why someone would do it?

    I can't wear a 44mm watch, if I wanted a blacked out 3717 (or TopGun-esque watch, then that is the way to go. I could get a used 3717 for less than $3k and get it DLCed and have a practically new watch. Or what if I just don't want a huge TopGun logo engraved on the side of my watch? Or I don't like the 3 numeral date-wheel on the TopGun? There are plenty of reasons to do it if the TopGun isn't an option.


    I don't like the Top Gun, it was an observation that it just looked like a top gun when blacked out and as I said I think it ruins it as I like the original better.

    As you say the top gun logos are a deal breaker either you like them or you don't.
     
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    I like this one a lot better.

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    +1
     
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    Eh, it's not produced by Rolex so it voids every warranty Rolex offers. You can buy any Rolex and have any PVD company black it out and probably for a lot less mark-up, this one isn't that impressive to begin with. Easy pass.
    I believe the standard Rolex warranty is only 2 years and only to the original registered owner. Most, if not all, of the reputable special mark up companies provide a replacement warranty that covers you just as the Rolex warranty did. The movement typically isn't harmed in any manner and the replacement warranty also covers the new finish. Much different than taking it to a PVD company that doesn't specialize in watches, or for that matter, Rolex. So I say - if you like it, have at it...
     

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