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  1. There is already a 3235 in the new Pearlmaster...a version of the day-date 3255 without the day indicator. With the advances of Omega (co-axial) movements as well as others, the 3135 is falling behind on specs. Only a matter of time till they upgrade. Anyone thinking of buying a 116060 or 114060 or 116600 or equivalent should wait for the new movement. Otherwise, they are just paying for old technology that hasn't been seriously upgraded since the 80's. Even the new 39mm oyster perpetual has gotten the explorer movement (3132) with the added shock absorbers absent from the 3135 movement. Rolex will be updating soon...even it's child watch (Tudor Pelagos) beats the sub on specs.
  2. Looks like a 1675 with replacement second-hand and GMT hand. Case looks pretty fat. I am concerned about the dial. Can't tell from the pictures, but looks almost like a relume. Without more/better pictures from different angles, it is difficult.......near impossible to give much information. I can't even tell for sure if everything looks authentic.
  3. I googled Rolex Precision watch pictures and every one posted looks different from the other. If the ones on the web are all real it looks like this model endured many nuanced design changes during its existence... lugs, marker design, Rolex logo placement and design. I saw one almost identical to yours on the web but it had no lugs, the mesh bracelet attached right into the case. Some web searching will show you what others are asking for their versions. With all that said, only your picture displays a non-centered Rolex crown... that would make me worried... but who knows, maybe it came off and a shoddy watchmaker or even your Uncle may have glued it back on incorrectly. Good luck in your search and enjoy the watch. Edit: The one that looks almost identical to yours but without lugs was from the late '60's. But as someone already mentioned, that other one has Swiss on the dial, not T Swiss T... so doubly concerning.
  4. Here's a picture....sorry for slow posting but I've been gone all week.
  5. Mine started out at -6 s/d now it's closer to -2 s/d I have absolutely no problem with that Sent from one of my four iPads
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    Daytona Help

    While I love the Arabic numerals on the Daytona, I agree with Seaswirl that the two tone look doesn't work well (for me) on the Daytona. I would go stainless. That way, you also have the advantage of being able to more easily flip it, if it turns out to not work for you. Side note, my first Rolex was a white faced Explorer II and my second is a black dialed Daytona. They make a great combination!
  7. I can say with a fair degree of certainty, that strap is not authentic Tudor stock....
  8. I wouldn't choose between the two based on retention of value, I'd base it on budget and comfort on your wrist. That being said, I've owned both, and decided to stick with the SD.
  9. P.S. if you're into people giving you compliments on a watch, this one wins by a long shot. I almost get weekly compliments on this watch at work or in public. I had one guy at my local mall at one of those little random kiosks stop me in my tracks and tell me what a beautiful red Rolex I had. Hahahaha. I told him it was a Tudor, which is obviously owned by Rolex Group.
  10. They look great and in the few times I've swapped out the watch does well at not being too top heavy. I would think this is from the Titanium so thats nice. With that all said and done the Bracelet is King and gets 90% of the time on the watch head for me. Its a killer piece if Tech. Cheers Sent from my iPhone 7
  11. Congratulations to you too as well! The red grape looks beautiful. I agree with your opinions on the hands as well. Looking forward to hearing your review. Cheers! Here we go: Apologies to thehighwayjazz, I forgot to take a picture at night.
  12. Hello all, what would you think of this one here? It's from a respectful seller, however I can find these dials in very few websites on the net and can't really know if it's a real or a fake cause of that. Appreciate your help
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    Big Pilot Question

    I like the looks of the Big Pilot a lot. I even tried one on at an AD about a month ago. Anyway, one of the things that swayed me away from purchasing one is that I've heard / read that they don't keep accurate time, due to 7 day movement issues. Can anyone who owns or has owned one in the past offer their experience regarding its accuracy please? Also, if anyone has a wrist shot on a 6.75 wrist, that would be great too! Thanks in advance!
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    My 1st IWC

    Super sharp all around! Congrats!
  15. 18ct WG and only 500 Quid, doesn't take much of a guess.
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    IWC Flieger Collection

    Great collection. What is the silver-dial model? Haven't seen that one before. Looks more like a Portuguese. Perhaps you could post a few details--reference number, production year, diameter, etc. Love the different look of that one. Thanks.
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    Hi, this piece is selling online so I wanted to know what you guys think of it. It is described as not working but it looks ok. The movement is ok but i`ve never seen a dial like this but I`m not an expert on this. Thank you all very much in advance!
  18. Was shopping and randomly stopped by an AD today to look at watches. Saw the new 3878 gray dial, and thought it looked amazing. However, I saw the price and was shocked that it's around DOUBLE the price of the regular IWC chrono models ($11,400 vs $5700). Is it only the in house movement that's causing such a big disparity? Pilot Watches Spitfire Chronograph IW3878 | IWC
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    Why IWC?

    Both Cartier and IWC are great brands. I own and love a watch from each brand. Both, however, have very different purposes. In general, I view Cartier as more of a dress watch brand. For tbat purpose the iconic Tank is really hard to beat, IMHO. Mine is not as accurate as my IWC, but it is my special occasion watch and I wear it so rarely that accuracy just doesn't matter to me. I find the otber Cartier lines much less appealing. I view IWC as having a much more complete line up. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the Pilot and Portuguese lines. My Pilot (Mark XVI) has been incredibly accurate and trouble free. I have a friend with an Aquatimer who has had the same experience. Also, despite my love for the Cartier Tank, I nearly went Portofino instead and would have gone that route if I wanted a round dress watch. In the end, if it were me, I would compare specific models vs brands and go with the one that appeals most.
  20. You could always replace the clasp that's damaged and retain the signed piece.
  21. I dunno.....with the right strap, I think a 2209 dresses down pretty nicely. To the OP: I don't know much about these movements, but my guess is they will offer similar reliability and accuracy. If you honestly like the appearances equally, and if the price difference is really so large, then I would go for the more affordable option.
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