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  1. Mine seems to be keeping time well. I have had it for about a month now. It is such a sweet watch!
  2. When I first decided I wanted a Rolex, my first instinct was also to look at vintage Datejusts. I ended up going for the modern 116200 and I'm glad I did. They are much nicer and can be had for pretty reasonable prices used or on the grey market. Overall, the watch has more heft than the older models because of a beefed up the case. The super-jubilee feels very solid, but is also incredibly comfortable - and looks amazing. The new baton-marker dial is also much nicer in my opinion. Overall it has a premium feel the older models lack. If you're set on the fluted gold bezel, I'd suggest the 116234. If you want the domed bezel, I cannot recommend the 116200 highly enough. Here is my 116200 on a 6.3 inch wrist.
  3. My SubC 114060 was my first Rolex. The thought of it being ubiquitous never entered into my decision making. I don't work in the finance industry nor do I wear a suit to work.
  4. After thinking about this for a couple years I bit the bullet today and picked up a 1995 Rolex Explorer I 14270 and I couldn't be happier. It's my first watch which cost over £500 so I will cherish this and hopefully get a lifetime of wear out of it. Looked at the 114270 but couldn't really see much difference between the two.. looks wise I know there isn't but theres a few things like newer movement and SEL bracelet. Will get some photos up this week! Happy to finally join the Explorer I gang though .
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    It's still backordered at most stores, so grey market sellers are using their ability to go off MSRP to charge a premium for getting one right away. For a brand-new one, you should expect to pay MSRP -- no reason to discount an in-stock item for you when a store can sell it at full price within a day regardless.
  6. My understanding is that a COSC Chronometer certified watch is guaranteed to run within an accuracy of between -4 and +6 seconds per day. Minus 5 seconds is extremely close, so I would suggest for now to check out its accuracy over a two-week period. If it averages between -4 and +6, don't worry about it.
  7. Sub. A true classic. It doesn't matter if you get a newer ceramic model or an older aluminum bezel model, it's the way to go as your first Rolex.
  8. Everyone here is thinking, "Hmm looks possible but we need proper pics". Me too!
  9. Congrats. Hope you love it over time. Earlier this year, I did the same thing........I sold 10 or 12 watches from lesser known brands and used the money to buy a WG Daytona on a strap. I sold a bunch of watches that I wasn't wearing and ended-up with one watch that I wear fairly frequently. I haven't regretted it one bit. I hope you feel the same way 6 or 8 months from now Here is the one that I traded for........
  10. Somewhat to my surprise, IWC has responded to the open letter John Mayer sent to them recently on Hodinkee. There's a post in this forum from ptimson with a link to Mayer's letter. IWC's reply is here: An Open Letter To John Mayer, From IWC — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories You may not agree with what IWC say, but kudos to them for replying.
  11. The more close-up your scan is the more your watch lugs seem to extend beyond your wrist. So close-up is a no-go in this case. My two cents only... Best, Robert BTW I have the newest AT Chrono on my 6.75" wrist and this really seems to be the largest watch that I can wear: case is 43.5 mm and bezel is 45.5 mm (IWC simply sais the watch to be 44 mm).
  12. I have this: Porsche Design Quartz Chronograph Moon Phase. I am trying to determine whether it's worth repairing. This watch is in excellent condition aside from the fact that it doesn't run and a new battery didn't help. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  13. I had a think about how and where the IWC would fit in my collection. The AT (36mm sport) is staying, as is the Carrera (fragile first love), leaving the Tudor (superfluous) and GS (work) to be flipped and replaced. The XVI could do it - a toolish but work-appropriate watch on weekday duty. Our weather has been glorious this week! But, it won't be for long...... I get vintage. I do. But, it will have to be another piece. Here's what the 34mm will look like. They also made a 34mm Spitfire.
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