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Playing with Rolexes with my local AD

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  1. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 12, 2019 at 12:48 PM
    For all of the watch fans out there (ahem, @Dancing Fire )... my guy at our local Rolex AD called me in to look at a watch the other day. Didn’t end up purchasing it, but we got to play with some amazing pieces.

    First up, a Hulk. Omg. I’m in love.
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    Hulk perspective. It looks pretty damn awesome!
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    Hulk with my Sub. Sigh. Gorgeousness.
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    Next up: two tone Daytona. Really nice piece. I am surprised by how much smaller this wears than the Sub, given that both are supposed to be 40 mm. I can really see this being a timepiece that a lot of PS ladies would love. It hugs the wrist.

    The problem is finding one (at least in stainless). But I quite liked the two tone with the white face.
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    Daytona perspective.
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    Finally, a piece of horological history: a pre-Daytona Rolex chronograph.
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    Hope you enjoyed looking. I had a lot of fun.
     
    


    


  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Aug 12, 2019 at 2:12 PM
    Good pics!

    The vintage version is nice :) but I just don't 'get' modern Daytonas - they seem very expensive on the basis they are Daytonas and that is it... :???: lol
     
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  3. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Aug 12, 2019 at 3:12 PM
    You know, I'm weirdly really attracted to that Hulk!
     
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  4. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 12, 2019 at 3:37 PM
    Me too. I love it love it. The green has a ton of depth and changes in different lights. Almost looks black in dark light, then is vibrant green in sun. The dial is sunburst so you get varying tones no matter what. I would totally wear it daily. Green is a neutral!

    Have told my sales rep several times to put me on a list for one. Doubt it will ever happen. They just don’t get them much. This was the store owner’s watch—he was really cool to let me try it.
     
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  5. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 12, 2019 at 3:41 PM
    You don’t even want to know how much they were asking for that vintage chrono.

    Modern Daytonas are growing on me. It’s hard to cal in love with a piece you can’t ever see or try. (If Rolex were smart they would send out watches without movements so customers could try *something* while they asked to be put on waitlists. The face was a bit harder to read than what I’m used to for sure, but I’m guessing you’d get used to it. The slimmer profile and the fact that it wears smaller could be a big part of the draw for a lot of people.
     
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  6. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Aug 12, 2019 at 6:41 PM
    I was gonna ask...did you buy it?? :lol:
     
  7. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Aug 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM
    I would have in a heartbeat.

    But if he ever sells it now they can mark it up waaaay above MSRP.....:cry2:
     
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