- Apr 17, 2011
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Yeah, agreed. I also like the fact that the SD (as well as the ND Sub) comes only one way. With the Sub Date, it comes in SS, two-tone & full gold, along with dial variations. The SD seems „purer,“ though I am sure many will disagree with me on that. With that said, I‘d totally rock a YG Sub if I could afford one!Even historically when the SD was 40mm. its additional thickness and cost over a Sub Date always resulted in a stronger demand for Subs (or GMTs), and that was when the price difference in the 90's was only $300 more. Demand for Subs has continued to be stronger than for modern SDs particularly as diameter and price increased significantly. The SD is a great watch, but not everyone can wear a 43mm watch and not everyone wants to spend what it costs for additional water resistance, since it probably won't see anything deeper than a swimming pool.
I wish I had picked up a SD4000. It is a „transitional“ piece, I believe, since it had the 40mm maxi-case, ceramic bezel (with full minute markers) + matte dial. It was a handsome watch and they discontinued it after just a couple of years and then the current 43mm one came out.