Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.
Augh - that sucks!
Wearing this little beauty today. I really love the blue/green dial. I posted a pic of this earlier but it was shot in low light (in Disneyworld). This pic shows off the 5711's mesmerizing dial a bit better, but there's nothing quite like having it sit on your wrist and seeing it in person.
Indeed, should. It's a pretty easy way to pick an IMO immature WIS by whether they Rolex bash or not - it's a common rookie mistake.
Rolex movements are IMO incredibly robust, and if I was washed up on a desert island and for some reason needed a solidly built tool watch to time tides and kill small creatures or whatever I would go with a Rolex over a watch from any of the big 3 or AL&S or (insert haute horology marque). You don't need to handle Rolexes with kid gloves.
There was an (in)famous Walt Odets Rolex review article a while back which while... not exactly complimentary towards Rolex from the POV of movement finishing/assembly did in a somewhat backhanded way express admiration for its ability to keep functioning so superbly despite the shortcomings in movement finishing.
I'm not sure about the old school, new school distinction - but having owned a few Journes I don't find its association with the big time names to be appropriate. Journe has extraordinary talent and a keen eye for design, but the ownership experience of his watches does not live up to its promise. After all, what's the point of a watch if it fails to fulfill its primary function as a reliable timekeeper?
Dufour, on the other hand, is a master who inexplicably somehow falls under the radar.
Yes, I remember the article by Walt Odets, I believe he was reviewing an Rolex Explorer.
I agree complete, if stuck on a desert island or traveling to a remote area I'd want a Rolex. In addition to being rugged, I remember someone also saying if something happens and you need money or goods, a Rolex works as currency in any country. You can easily trade or sell it for necessities because everyone knows the brand name...your probably can't say the same for VC, Breguet, Philippe Dufour, or Journe etc.
There is a good definition of a "WIS" on Timezone. Go check it out... I fully agree with the description and I am not sure about what is worse: Being a pro-WIS or being a rookie WIS.
Oh yeah i completely agree, i have done the following while wearing my Rolex, Trek though a jungle, go swimming, running, hell even surfing, And its survived some vicious enough bangs that if the need arises i would not hesitate to use them as makeshift brass knuckles lol. This is with a Datejust mind you
Thanks for sharing - does the IWC have a blue or a black dial? Have a good weekend!
I tend to bring my Explorer with me whenever I'll be at the beach, swimming, spending time in the sand with my kids, etc. Tough as nails, and as much as I love my Pateks my Rolex gets at least one day a week of wrist time.
The Explorer is a classic. I had one for almost 10 years. For many years I've worn some form of Rolex sport watch as a daily wearer, and they have never let me down.
Apologies for the subpar pic via the iPhone. CVDK most days for me.
I bought the 114270 pre-owned. I love the 36mm size - perfect for my smallish 6.25" wrist.
+1 - woh, very nice.
Mine was also a 114270, great watch. I purchased it new, but back then it only cost $2,850. With all the price increases most of mine (all purchased new) only cost about half of what the list prices are today. Mine wasn't getting much wrist time in the last few years, I was wearing my Ex2 and Sub more so I found it a new home.
Just picked up my first Sinn (Flieger 356 with display back). I think I'm in love. Please ignore my logo, its for my strap hustle.
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