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Goodbye Rolex, Hello Blancpain

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I admit that over the last two years I've become disillusioned with Rolex and I speak as someone who's worn Rolex, more or less for 22 years. I've tried quite a lot to re-invigorate my love for the brand and in the last two years I have bought (and sold / traded)

  • TT Yachtmaster
  • TT Ceramic Submariner
  • 5513 Submariner
  • SS Daytona
  • Project X Submariner
  • Ceramic LV Submariner
They just didn't "do it" for me anymore. Anyway, I've long wanted a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms and put my name down for the Anniversary model a few years ago but didn't get one. I never pulled the trigger on one as I thought them just a little too pricey and a little too large. Having had a Panerai for some months I became used to the size coupled with the soaring Rolex price rises I decided to pull the trigger. Just to cap it off though I stuck it on an Isofrane strap.

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great one Nathan

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i also have a soft spot for the 50th - great looking piece and wears well.

got to try the Tribute piece the other day and i must say, it has re-sparked my liking to the piece again.

i like the one with fabric and/or rubber strap

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any chance of some wrist pix? please

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(im sure you will be back to the Rolex fold one day.... soon

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Sorry to hear that your passion for Rolex has faded but you chose a great watch!

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I sometimes regret selling mine.

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Definately my favorite Blancpain. Congratulations and I hope it keeps you company for many years to come.

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Awesome watch. I have been a fan of Blancpain for a while and there is a good chance one of their models will be my next purchase. I really like the look of their watches and the fact that they only make so many watches a year.

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Looks great on you, I wish I had the wrist to pull it off.

Unfortunately it took me getting one and actually owning it

before I realized and accepted the fact my wrist is too small

to pull it off so now I am going to sell it and go back to a trusty

Rolex as that is what works best for me...

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