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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:47 PM
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Yeah I am righty and wear a watch on my right, I wasn't told of the rules until I was already comfortable wearing it this way.

I used to wear my watch on the right. But when I started motorcycling more and more it became a problem. I found that my watch would, over time, work its way down my wrist until the width of my hand stopped it. That left the watch right at my wrist joint. I found it very uncomfortable to operate the throttle with the watch resting in that position.

So I switched sides. It drove me crazy for a while, but I got used to it.

I should add that this was more of a problem on a sport bike due to the riding position. It would probably be less of a big deal on the GS.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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Yeah I am righty and wear a watch on my right, I wasn't told of the rules until I was already comfortable wearing it this way.

Same for me.

I started wearing a watch in the 3rd grade before any of my friends and had no idea there were rules.

Switching it up like that is good incase of a fight because they'll underestimate your dominant hand, Although, you really never really want to fight while wearing a nice watch, you may lose it. Just FYI.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:04 PM
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A good reason to wear the watch on the left hand when you're right handed is for the pistol. The watch might catch when you're drawing the pistol from the holster.

The rifle is the opposite, where the watch on the left wrist interferes with the loop sling.


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One of the reasons I choose the pepsi was because everyone else, or so it would seem, flocked to the wine/black bezel.


If I were to get a "conventional" GMT2, with Oyster bracelet, I would get the red/black one. I can't put my finger on why, but I really like this one over the red/blue one with Oyster. The red/blue is far from ugly. In fact, it's super sweet. But I would probably get the red/black over the red/blue.

But on this funky Jubilant GMT2 that I'm contemplating, I want the red/blue instead of the red/black. The red/blue with Jubilee is just so ugly. (Good ugly, not bad ugly.) I would dig it. I would dig it even more if others look at it and thought, "what an ugly watch". That's when I would know my watch was bad ass.

I'm not feeling it on the all-black GMT. It's very nice, no doubt. But it looks like a wannabe Sub, or at least a confused Sub. Not that I would scoff at one if I saw it in person...

We're splitting hairs here, really. Sub, GMT, Explorer, Datejust, Sea Dweller, etc. All of these are superb choices. I definitely have my preferences among them, but one really can't go wrong with any one of them. They're all clean watches.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:42 PM
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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Same for me.

I started wearing a watch in the 3rd grade before any of my friends and had no idea there were rules.

Interesting. This possiblity wasn't one I had expected. At least not two in a row.

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Switching it up like that is good incase of a fight because they'll underestimate your dominant hand, Just FYI.

Hmm, good point. You could also toss and nice back-hand. Kind of parellel to the "roll of quarters," but will leave a lovely bezel like stamp on thier persons.

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Although, you really never really want to fight while wearing a nice watch, you may lose it.

Hope this wasn't a first hand experience.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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i am right-handed. i started to wear watches on the right hand because of fear of getting my "watch arm" cut off while driving in the streets of Sao Paulo. That's when I started to wear on the right.

here's one for David:



is that how you survived Rubicon?
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:49 PM
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Aaah, so nice.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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And Aaron, the newer ones have this laser coronet:

laserkrone800.jpg

make sure yours has it too.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:54 PM
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The Explorer is truly bad ass. It breaks all the rules. It's small but it still has presence. It has a plastic crystal, but it's still elegant. It doesn't have the guards flanking the crown, but it still looks rugged. It lacks the date window and bubble, but it's unmistakably a Rolex. A true Rolex.

What a timepiece.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:58 PM
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But on this funky Jubilant GMT2 that I'm contemplating, I want the red/blue instead of the red/black. The red/blue with Jubilee is just so ugly. (Good ugly, not bad ugly.) I would dig it. I would dig it even more if others look at it and thought, "what an ugly watch". That's when I would know my watch was bad ass.

Really? It'll definitely be unique, which will add to the presentation. I have to admit I'm still ambivalent about that pic you threw up.

Personally I think the Jubilie is just too complicated. Kind of like Ho. Smooth in appearance, but complicated beneath. Don't get me wrong it [the Jubilie] has its place in the ranks, but I just can't get past the chain-mail apperence.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:04 PM
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Shit. You guys are killing me.





I'm off to the jeweler to look at watches.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:12 PM
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Personally I think the Jubilie is just too complicated. Kind of like Ho. Smooth in appearance, but complicated beneath. Don't get me wrong it [the Jubilie] has its place in the ranks, but I just can't get past the chain-mail apperence.

ok, no complication. how about this?
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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No kidding, all this Rolex love. Nice to see it, frankly. I was thinking today about stuff you want, and finally get and it's not exactly perfect for you, for whatever reason. Land Rovers are like that. Needs a lift, or tires, or rack or whatever to be "perfect."

Not the GMTII or any other Rolex for that matter. The Oyster bracelet, perfect. The case, perfect. The black face and luminous markings, perfect, perfect. Everything about the Rolexes I would want to own is perfect.

That's not something you run into many times in life gentlemen. Go buy the one you dig, it'll be perfect for you.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:17 PM
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Really? It'll definitely be unique, which will add to the presentation. I have to admit I'm still ambivalent about that pic you threw up. Personally I think the Jubilie is just too complicated. Kind of like Ho. Smooth in appearance, but complicated beneath. Don't get me wrong it [the Jubilie] has its place in the ranks, but I just can't get past the chain-mail apperence.


Hehe. That's how I know it's some cool shit. When others are looking at it and thinking, "what a pile of shit", that's when I know I scored.

Look at your Defender. Take a step back and really look at it. Is the Defender a beautiful car? I'm not asking if the Defender is a cool car. Is it beautiful? Of course not. But it's bad ass.

I'm ambivalent on the Jubilee bracelet. On the one hand, it's largely stamped. The center links are stamped. The clasp is stamped. The end pieces where the bracelet attaches to the case are stamped. This is sort of cheap shit to some people.

On the other hand, I don't feel ripped off by the stamped pieces. They're not unlike the stamped pieces on the WWII era Wehrmacht weapons I love so much. The stamping is efficient. The stamped pieces are also not unlike the plastic trigger guards on the high-end German sporting weapons. You can spend $50,000 on a high-end Krieghoff and it'll come with a $0.75 plastic trigger guard. I kinda dig that.

And I might prefer a bracelet with all or most of its pieces stamped rather than something like the Oyster, where the links are machined but the clasp and end pieces are still stamped. If you're going cheap shit, go all the way I say. The stamped bracelet pieces have sort of become a Rolex trademark and I kinda dig them.

I doubt I'll throw down on a Jubilant red/blue GMT any time soon. But I dig the idea of it. A GMT2 with red/blue bezel and Jubillee is almost a bad caricature of a Rolex. I dig that. If I ever get married, that might be the Rolex I score for myself.

(A Korean getting married must get a Rolex. No other brand will suffice. Vacheron. Jaeger-LeCoultre. IWC. Bell & Ross. Omega. Patek Philippe. Breguet. Universal. Panerai. Yeah, whatever. They're all pretenders in the Korean Wedding World. It must be a Rolex. There's a rule.)
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Same for me.

I started wearing a watch in the 3rd grade before any of my friends and had no idea there were rules.

Switching it up like that is good incase of a fight because they'll underestimate your dominant hand, Although, you really never really want to fight while wearing a nice watch, you may lose it. Just FYI.

OR if you really want to get them thinking , wear a watch on both arms. Don't tell me I'm the only one whose tried this. It actually awesome, time on both sides, glance either way there it is. It feels surprisingly balanced too.


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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:00 PM
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OR if you really want to get them thinking , wear a watch on both arms. Don't tell me I'm the only one whose tried this. It actually awesome, time on both sides, glance either way there it is. It feels surprisingly balanced too.


rd

I did. and man, I felt like a dork. I was wearing the date just and the gmt. oh man, what a day that was. I was pulling down the sleeves so one wouldnt' show. LOL
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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:23 PM
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You can spend $50,000 on a high-end Krieghoff ...

or on this one:

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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:35 PM
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I did. and man, I felt like a dork. I was wearing the date just and the gmt. oh man, what a day that was. I was pulling down the sleeves so one wouldnt' show. LOL

You felt like a dork because you were a dork. Do you think I actually wore a watch on both arms? SUCKA

I wouldn't even fight someone with a watch on both arms I don't want to be accused of nerd bashing

I'm still in favor of the GMT II
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Old September 12th, 2006, 07:30 PM
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You felt like a dork because you were a dork. Do you think I actually wore a watch on both arms? SUCKA

I wouldn't even fight someone with a watch on both arms I don't want to be accused of nerd bashing

I'm still in favor of the GMT II


hmmm... maybe it's a chung brother thing... just last night i went to the market w/ GMT on one side and the speedy on the other. did feel awkward but quite balanced like rob says... although he's in denial that he never did it.

man... all this rolex talk... i'm wearing the GMT now... speedy goes in the box for a break. i should get one of those watch winding machines for the GMT. does anyone have these things?

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Old September 12th, 2006, 07:35 PM
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I can't lie, you know I 've worn thom on both sides at the same time... hehehe

but always with two thick black digital watches, cause that's how I roll.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Ok, so a question for those who wear their watch on the left side.

I like my watch a bit loose. So it does slide against my hand. The Sub's crown is quite large. Has anyone found that it pokes into the back of your hand?

By the way... the GMT feels very very right...
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Old September 12th, 2006, 08:19 PM
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the GMT really feels right... i can really tell having worn the speedy for a long time now and switching back to the GMT. the GMT does feel right.

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I like my watch a bit loose. So it does slide against my hand. The Sub's crown is quite large. Has anyone found that it pokes into the back of your hand?

i dont' know aaron... i wear mine kinda tight about 1" above the wrist joint? the GMT just stays there but w/ the speedy it kept slidding down and up against the back of the hand. so i made the speedy slighty tighter to the point where after you take off the watch... it leaves a mark from the back of the watch.

so you did go to the jewelery...
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Old September 12th, 2006, 08:26 PM
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so you did go to the jewelery...

Yep.

Tried on an Explorer... to small.

Tried on the GMT red/blue... I think I want something a bit more "dressy". (I am not sure if that makes sense.)

Tried on the all black GMT... mmmmmm.

Looked at the Ho special Sub.

I still would like to see the black/red GMT if it still exists.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 08:43 PM
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Hehe-Drug dealers galore.

I started lusting for a stainless Submariner a year ago and now this is no help.

The 40mm case size is something I can't get used to. Feels way too big.

For me, the cheapie Omega Seamaster 300M midsize automatic chrono (stainless with black face) feels better and I like the chronometer feature.

Nothing beats the classic look of the Submariner though.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 08:46 PM
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OK, so the Explorer and dateless Sub are out. That's progress and you've narrowed your choices a bit.

Rolex.com doesn't show the red/black GMT2 as being available. I don't know if this means Rolex isn't currently producing red/black GMT2's or not. But it's not a good sign.

If the black GMT2 is calling you, that's a pretty strong signal. I still wish you had the opportunity to see the black GMT2 and a steel Sub right next to one another before you decide to throw down the cash. If you want, I'll borrow my brother's steel Sub with date and you can play around with it to see if it might suit you or not. Even if you don't like it, that's still progress toward your "perfect" timepiece.

In an ideal world, you would have the steel Sub, black GMT2, red/black GMT2, and red/blue GMT2 all in front of you when purchasing. One of them will definitely call you. These Oyster Professionals are weird. The distinctions between the models are very small and you're basically splitting hairs. But when you see the model you want, the reaction is usually unequivocal. You KNOW it when you feel it. It's not unlike being in love.

Like Han, I like to wear my watch tight on my left wrist, above the wrist bone, so that gravity does not pull it down onto my hand and the crown digs into my hand, like so:




My watch never really falls from that position. I can cock my wrist backward fully and my skin just barely touches the crown. So I get full wrist movement. I dislike the restriction in my wrist movement if my watch is pulled down onto my hand. I too get the hippocampus mark on my wrist when I remove my Moon Watch. But I kinda dig that too.

I definitely prefer a tighter bracelet fit. I can't believe Ho can wear his watch so loosely, especially on his right wrist (Ho is right-handed).
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