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Old September 13th, 2006, 01:43 PM
sheki sheki is offline
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A buddy of mine has that watch and I like it alot. Also, I really like the look of a woman wearing a man's watch, but unfortunately, young Bridgette is very dainty. Her wrist are absolutely tiny, and I doubt that she would feel the love on a larger watch.

My wife who is 5' and 92lbs wears an Oyster Perpetual. She went with the middle size, which is a bit smaller than the Explorer. She hates small girlie watches.

My mom 5'3", went with the same watch in a datejust. Her reason was she couldn't read the time on the ladies size.

My suggestion would be if your going to make it a surprise, get the cheaper. You can always exchange it for the more expensive/larger one. They will only give a credit if you go down in price. If it's not a surprise, let her decide the size.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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My suggestion would be if your going to make it a surprise, get the cheaper. You can always exchange it for the more expensive/larger one. They will only give a credit if you go down in price. If it's not a surprise, let her decide the size.

Sound advice.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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grown men shouldn't play tag.


LOL!
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Old September 13th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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My wife who is 5' and 92lbs wears an Oyster Perpetual. She went with the middle size, which is a bit smaller than the Explorer. She hates small girlie watches.


This woman is a death machine with the shotgun. Her watch choice makes perfect sense to me.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 03:33 PM
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So....

Here is low-down on the Korean Town Rolex special!!

40mm SS Sub w/ date $4,300

GMT II Pepsi $4,200

Exp II $4,200

All prices are "out-the-door" with tax included.

Will accept, AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD, and of course..... CASH!!!!! (no additional discount for cash purchase!!)

OK... Who is in?

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Old September 13th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Do they have the black GMT and the black Sub to compare?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 03:51 PM
parantaeyang parantaeyang is offline
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Aaron

Common down~

they had black, pepsi, and some sick cola/brown with two tone SS/gold color gmt.

then the black sub in SS.

I was tempted to purchse the SS right there and then. Even made call to Ho to hock off my two-tone. LOL
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:21 PM
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Even made call to Ho to hock off my two-tone. LOL


oh shit, you called me from K-town?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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This woman is a death machine with the shotgun. Her watch choice makes perfect sense to me.

She got a good laugh out of that one.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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Aaron

Common down~

they had black, pepsi, and some sick cola/brown with two tone SS/gold color gmt.

then the black sub in SS.

I was tempted to purchse the SS right there and then. Even made call to Ho to hock off my two-tone. LOL


damn... aaron... you should get their address and phone number.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by parantaeyang
So....

Here is low-down on the Korean Town Rolex special!!

40mm SS Sub w/ date $4,300

GMT II Pepsi $4,200

Exp II $4,200

All prices are "out-the-door" with tax included.

Will accept, AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD, and ofcourse..... CASH!!!!! (no additional discout for cash purchase!!)

OK... Who is in?



Those prices seem too good to be true.

My wife surprised the hell out of me last holiday season with a Sub. She paid just over $6k for it after tax... I returned the watch. My Explorer is enough for me, I'm a one watch guy.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 05:23 PM
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Your wife was cool with that?

I mean obviously she thought there was reason enough for you to own it, and she wanted you to have it.

You stone cold checked it huh?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by parantaeyang
So....

Here is low-down on the Korean Town Rolex special!!

40mm SS Sub w/ date $4,300

GMT II Pepsi $4,200

Exp II $4,200

All prices are "out-the-door" with tax included.

Will accept, AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD, and ofcourse..... CASH!!!!! (no additional discout for cash purchase!!)

OK... Who is in?



shit i guess I know where I'm going for my next watch.
LOL.

and these are all certified dealers right?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 05:30 PM
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Aaron expressed some concern to me as well when I recommended he get his Rolex in Koreatown. "Koreatown Rolex Dealer" doesn't exactly evoke images of high-end jewelry stores.

However, the Koreatown Rolex dealers are totally legit. They're Authorized Rolex Dealers in every sense. When you walk in, you quickly realize that Rolex represents one of their "starter" lines. They have very high-end watches there.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 06:16 PM
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All this Rolex love... and I found myself today cleaning mine a bit more than I usually do:
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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:01 PM
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[quote=hanchung]the 1675 GMT Master rob is looking for doesn't have the date adjust feature. date is adjusted by manual 24hr turn. at least mine doesn't. "GMT" hand(red arrow) cannot be set independently like the newer models.

on the newer models this is how the GMT feature is used...


Actually the red hand on the GMTII cannot be set independent of the hour and minutes hands. What happens is in the 3rd position, the crown can be rotated to move only the hours hand, which drives the date numeral in the cyclops. To adjust the red 24-hour hand you pull the crown stem to position 2, and set the hour and minutes hands to the appropriate time, and the red 24-hour hand rotates with.

So you set the red 24-hour hand to your "home" time when traveling, then move to position 2 and set the hour hand to the new time zone. This is efficient because at a glance you see the time in the zone you are actually in when travelling, and a glace to the 24-hour hand will tell you the hour back in your home time zone. For a swanky third time zone, rotate the bezel to correspond to the hour.

The original GMT did not have the quick set hour adjustment feature, I believe.

How did you remove the rotating bezel for cleaning??

Badass y'all!
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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:10 PM
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Your wife was cool with that?

I mean obviously she thought there was reason enough for you to own it, and she wanted you to have it.

You stone cold checked it huh?

It was a tough decision, trying not to hurt her feelings. I think she understood, although it was by far the nicest and most unexpected gift she ever gave me.

The crazy thing is I had wanted one for so many years. When I photographed them for the auction house, I would try them on hoping one day to own one. When it came time to buy a nice watch, I had out grown that desire for such a big watch. Trying not to offend anyone here, but I also felt like the Sub. was played out. It was "the" Rolex most people would buy if they were going to buy one. In an earlier post I mentioned how everyone that I every photographed had something wrong with it. That was a big turn off too.

I bought my Explorer for myself as a 30th birthday present while in Italy. My wife and I just happened upon a watch shop and I fell in love with the Explorer. I got a pretty good deal on it and it turned out to be older than originally suspected. I had the serial numbers checked when I got back to NY, it was made in 1964.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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I bought my Explorer for myself as a 30th birthday present while in Italy. My wife and I just happened upon a watch shop and I fell in love with the Explorer. I got a pretty good deal on it and it turned out to be older than originally suspected. I had the serial numbers checked when I got back to NY, it was made in 1964.

Very very cool.

I guess part of my motivation for this watch is... gulp... age. I will turn 40 next year and I think this watch is due. I owe myself this watch.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:34 PM
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So, sheki's post got me thinking a bit.

How would one go about looking for an older used Rolex?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 07:45 PM
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www.capetowncorp.com

Skip all the BS and go to "shopping" then click on the certified pre-owned Rolex page. The webpage is janky, but the people are top shelf.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 08:14 PM
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So, sheki's post got me thinking a bit.

How would one go about looking for an older used Rolex?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronward
www.capetowncorp.com

Skip all the BS and go to "shopping" then click on the certified pre-owned Rolex page. The webpage is janky, but the people are top shelf.

their prices seemed pretty good. Another place I know of more local is "wanna buy a watch". despite the corny name they are pretty good. They are located on Melrose, they also have a website.

Just remember there is a big difference between buying a used watch and a vintage watch.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 08:37 PM
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I didn't realize that the earlier Subs were rated to 200m
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Old September 13th, 2006, 08:41 PM
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Greg, that is sweet. I had always had you pegged for an anti-Rolex type of guy. But it's nice to know that you dig them.

LOL

My wife purchased a stainless/gold Oyster Perpetual for me when we got married in 1989. I told her that it was too much $ and we took it back and used the money for a down payment on our first house.

She did not offer to do the same with the $$ I dropped on her ring!

We sold that house a few years ago but I'm sure I would still have the watch if I had kept it then.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 09:10 PM
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I didn't realize that the earlier Subs were rated to 200m


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Old September 13th, 2006, 09:11 PM
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LOL

My wife purchased a stainless/gold Oyster Perpetual for me when we got married in 1989. I told her that it was too much $ and we took it back and used the money for a down payment on our first house.

She did not offer to do the same with the $$ I dropped on her ring!

We sold that house a few years ago but I'm sure I would still have the watch if I had kept it then.

NEVER say no to a Rolex.
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