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Old September 11th, 2006, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike_Rupp

Now the story gets better as I threw good money after bad. A new oyster bracelet cost me $1900, which is coincidentally the approximate price of an Omega Speedmaster Pro give or take.

well, gotta do what you gotta do. keep on ticking.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 05:29 PM
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Sub no-Date

Isn't the Sub-with-no-date below the "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" standard of movement? I had one in the past and the face of it did not have these words on the face. And yes it was a genuine Rolex model.

I believe I read in a Rolex technical specification publication that all or at least some of the no-date movements are not "certified."
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Old September 11th, 2006, 05:37 PM
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Interesting. I had not noticed that. The Explorer is certified as is the Sub date. But not the no-date Sub.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 05:47 PM
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Damn. Even the Colamariner is officially certified.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 06:44 PM
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The Jubilee bracelet sucks, especially the 2 tone bracelet. I've worn my Rolex for the last 20 years on / off and wore out a two tone bracelet. The bottom gold links stretched so much it snapped a link. What a POS.


Yet another reason to avoid gold.

Go steel.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Which do you like better? This one?:





Or this one?:





They're both nice. That's for sure. You certainly can't go wrong with either one. But which is nicer?

I think the choice is clear.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 07:54 PM
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The bubble!!

I can't envision one without it. It's too pedestrian with the flat crystal. It needs that piece of identifcation to complete its spartan apperance.

"It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up."
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Old September 11th, 2006, 07:58 PM
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Yet another reason to avoid the Sea Dweller:




I can understand why the Sea Dweller doesn't have the bubble. But I feel ripped off without the bubble there.

In fact, the bubble may even rise to the level of a sine qua non on a proper Rolex. Imagine a Rolex without the Mercedes hour hand and bubble. Would it still be a proper Rolex?
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:24 PM
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Oh la la! You're thinking about a Moon Watch? Very nice. It'll go quite nicely with your GMT2.

Yeah, I'm really pumped about it too. The more I speculate the more I dig it. Don't get me wrong I love the GMTII & it really helps when I travel to asia, but the Moon Watch calls.

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I tried on a biggie Planet Ocean, all black. I was really looking forward to it too. Then when I put it on, it all was all over. It didn't sit right on my wrist. As you said, there was airspace between the case body and my wrist. It didn't look right.

The Moon Watch suffers from this problem as well. However, the Moon Watch is so distinctive and bad ass in every other respect that I will tolerate it on the Moon Watch.

Precisely. After I had the grande PO on I put the Moon Watch on. I was really drawn to the color scheme, but once I took it for test drive it felt unnatural. I'll still give the chrono a chance, but I'm 99.9% sure on the Moon Watch.

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I wish he had gone with the TAG. If you even have to ask, you should get the TAG.

Agreed.

If he wanted a TAG. Fine. Join the ranks of crappy timepieces. But the SpeedoPro should be primary.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:35 PM
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I'll still give the chrono a chance, but I'm 99.9% sure on the Moon Watch.

guess what, you gotta have them both: rolex and omega. LOL
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:37 PM
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Jeesh, all this watch talk even gets Ho staying late. lol
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:40 PM
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Jeesh, all this watch talk even gets Ho staying late. lol

hehe, now let's do less talking and more buying! GO GET THE DAMN WATCH!
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:41 PM
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hehe, now let's do less talking and more buying! GO GET THE DAMN WATCH!

I'm working on it! I'm working on it!
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:42 PM
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yes, FOCUS!
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:49 PM
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Aaron,

I am trying to make John realize that he needs a SUB as well.

Perhaps you and John can go together, pretend to be a gay couple and get some 2-for-1 deal?
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:56 PM
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How good a deal do you think we'd get?
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:58 PM
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I have no idea, but worth a shot. I mean, being gay for a little bit won't hurt.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:59 PM
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Is this another one of those awkward internet silences?
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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:00 PM
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who cares. as long as you go get your damn watch... doesn't matter.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:02 PM
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Good point.



John... honey-schnookums... lol
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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:03 PM
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sorry to have missed out on such a good discussion. When I saw Omega as the thread title I blew off the thread.

Since everyone else has given their opinion, I guess I'm entitled to give mine. Forget the Sub, yes they look bold and sexy; however, they're played out and problematic. I used to photograph all the watches for Christie's Auction house in NY and I have seen many a Sub pass through my hands. I don't recall ever seeing one where either the bezel didn't turn in both directions or it was missing the round luminescent from the 0 minute position on the bezel. I don't think they look good with a suit either, too bulky.

If you like the Explorer I, that's the move. Simple elegant, very versatile, timeless and very Rolex.

...and yes you should, no strike that, you must have one for Dusy. Like John said, you work too hard, treat yourself and at the same time buy Evan a watch for his college graduation.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:08 PM
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I don't recall ever seeing one where either the bezel didn't turn in both directions or it was missing the round luminescent from the 0 minute position on the bezel. I don't think they look good with a suit either, too bulky.

If you like the Explorer I, that's the move. Simple elegant, very versatile, timeless and very Rolex.

...and yes you should, no strike that, you must have one for Dusy. Like John said, you work too hard, treat yourself and at the same time buy Evan a watch for his college graduation.

Hmmm... leave it to Sheki to mix it up a bit.

I do really like the Explorer. I will try one on, my concern is the size. It is significantly smaller than a Sub. I have pretty large hands and I don't usually enjoy a small watch.


But we'll see.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 09:20 PM
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If you like the Explorer I, that's the move. Simple elegant, very versatile, timeless and very Rolex.

you had to throw the wrench in!
feels like a flank drive plus.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 10:10 PM
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You want unbiased opinion? I dont know anything about these watches. I did go and visit rolex website and i have picked my favorite. I dont know which ones cost the most etc. I just know which one I would like to have.

The Explorer 1 is too bland. I assume its expensive and all this watch does is tell time. I mean come on, the date function is so usefull why spend big bucks and not have it.

So out with Explorer, which I do think is nice, just not practical.

They all blur together a bit but to me having no sense of history of the brand I completely love the look of the Oyster Pro GMT Master II with blue and red bezel. Not too flashy but distinctive, has the iconic little bubble face and more importantly the date. Also Ilike having the dual time zone property. Fuck I am going to have to look around to see the price of this thing to bring me back to reality.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 10:42 PM
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here's a picture of the speedmaster pro vs rolex GMT master... the speedy is huge in comparison. all this watch talk got me to pull out the GMT and polish the crystal. this is a GMT Master Ref. 1675 Prod. Year 1959 Serial No. 1303410 w/ hollow link flip lock oyster bracelet.
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