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The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. Dino944

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    The random serial number is exactly what is sounds like, random. My GMT BLNR (Batman) has a completely random serial number with only 3 numerals before the letters start then more numbers. It has nothing to do with the model number, and mine was purchased brand new at an AD. If you have any doubts ...then maybe it isn't the right piece. A good deal isn't much of a deal if you don't have peace of mind about what you are buying. The old saying is always buy the seller. Good luck with whatever you decide.
     

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    Just wanted to pop in and toss a photo of the SLA017 in here. Haven’t been around in awhile, plan to keep up with the thread a bit more.

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    Valid point - I think the seller and piece are both good from everything I can tell. There’s an in-house 1yr warranty as well, which is reassuring too. I’ll pick it up even if they don’t drop the price further, but have to give it a shot!
     

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    Yet another example where a 36mm DJ destroys the competition. I have a 116200 and could not recommend it more highly. I advise going with the oyster bracelet for versatility. The blue dial/stick markers is a winner. I went with silver but won't lie that every time I see the blue it makes me question that decision.

    Good luck w whatever you end up with
     

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    Ah... a true Rolex purist I see? I think the 36 mm proportions are nice, but luckily they also added the 126300 and the likes to the line up to replace the bloated DJ II proportions. I can’t recommend the DJ41 enough, and the fact it really only measures 39.xx mm across the width of the case.
     

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    No warranty card should command at least another $500+ off. No way I’d buy it without papers.

    Have you tried David SW? I’ve used him for several purchases and he can’t be recommended enough on the Rolex forums. What is it that you’re after?
     

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    DavidSW and Takuya are both highly recommend on the Rolex forums. DavidSW has a much larger Rolex selection online than Takuya but if you email Takuya I'm sure he can find what you want.
     

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    Thanh is great. I love how I can text either at any time and they respond immediately.
     

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    Nice. I agree with all the others who have said that it looks the best on you. :)

    For me, the classic Datejust has become a favourite, and even more so now that the proper end links for the Oyster bracelet arrived:

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    DJs generally seem to offer a good balance between complex details and overall simplicity, and I find that the original 36 mm size somehow works with everything. There's just something chilled-out about wearing one; you don't really feel the need for a different watch.

    There are near-limitless variations on the model. Just to complicate your decision a bit, here’s a photo of one of my favourite modern configurations:

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    I used to think the fluted bezel was completely lame, but now I really dig the effect it adds in real life. Of course, it would probably look even better with the blue dial. :)
     
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    I'll start by saying no warranty might only command $500 off, but depending on the buyer and a potential future buyer down the road it may matter. I would say see what else you can find with a warranty and what sort of deal you can get before going after this one.

    My last purchase was from DavidSW. I'd contacted him numerous times before that. I would definitely recommend him. I've also had communication with Takuya multiple times and he's always been quite responsive.
     

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    Done

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    Welcome to the blue dial, stick marker DJ36 club!
     

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    Seconded!

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    The blue sunburst dial is my favourite no matter what kind of Datejust it’s on. :)
     

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