Menswear: Which watch?


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sofashionmuchamaze
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718 posts since 12/12/13

30 Jun 2017 07:31
What are the goto's in the 36mm realm? I'm really liking the Datejust (not II), but just checking my options. It would be my first and only (real) watch, so has to be versatile.
wembly
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316 posts since 15/1/13

30 Jun 2017 09:51
would get a watch with a black, white or silver dial and with a steel bracelet probably without a date for 36 mm

buy a nice 2 piece leather strap and you get a nice dress watch for special occasion


Rolex 116000 with grey/ silver dial
Rolex 114270
Superprecise
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2081 posts since 16/7/11

30 Jun 2017 10:02
I sound like a broken record but I just do not tire of wearing my 116200 (oyster bracelet, smooth bezel, silver dial, baton markers). It's classic obviously but the beefier proportions make it a touch sportier than older versions. It's still discreet. 36mm is perfect to my mind. Silver all over makes it totally versatile.
Crackajack
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7160 posts since 21/4/05

30 Jun 2017 10:37
Explorer 114270 (few own them on here) or the Oyster Perpetual lookalike.
deuce
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13695 posts since 21/1/08

30 Jun 2017 11:03
i'm still selling my datejust 16014 if anyones in the market
Rirawin
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9236 posts since 17/7/05

posted 1 Jul 2017 10:29, edited 1 Jul 2017 10:29
Dee wrote: Better off with local AD's in suburbia.

Drove to Yarmouth, ass end of Norfolk/England to pick one up from an AD there.


bertoni
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976 posts since 29/9/11

posted 1 Jul 2017 10:54, edited 1 Jul 2017 10:54
That's a beauty mate.
Sumbeam
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809 posts since 27/1/11

1 Jul 2017 12:59
Lovely that!
blackham
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1711 posts since 17/7/13

1 Jul 2017 15:45
bertoni wrote: That's a beauty mate.
jhericurls
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95 posts since 7/2/15

1 Jul 2017 16:20
Rirawin wrote:
Dee wrote: Better off with local AD's in suburbia.

Drove to Yarmouth, ass end of Norfolk/England to pick one up from an AD there.

Lovely, did you mange to get the discount?
wembly
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316 posts since 15/1/13

1 Jul 2017 16:29
looks good on your wrist!Cool
BANKS
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187 posts since 8/5/14

posted 1 Jul 2017 17:09, edited 1 Jul 2017 17:09
I've never been the biggest fan of the Explorer but it looks good on wrist there. Did you get anything off it?
Mr.X.
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2858 posts since 23/6/13

1 Jul 2017 18:19
… 50 year old mans watch. Like the sub more.
Rirawin
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9236 posts since 17/7/05

posted 1 Jul 2017 20:28, edited 1 Jul 2017 20:28
The guy who served me really knew his stuff. I'm not sure why I'm surprised. Maybe it's because when I purchased my sub at HKIA, the only thing the staff there cared about was making sure the strap fit was to my liking.

He didn't just show me how to set the time (Laughing out loud) and the little details of the clasp, etc. He talked about the history of the Explorer and the evolution of it through the years. He also advised about resting positions. If its running fine, lay flat. If its running fast, lay it on its side with the crown up. This causes the mechanism to resist against the bearings and slows it down.

No WTTWOL hand shake though.
leemac74
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980 posts since 30/4/08

posted 1 Jul 2017 22:36, edited 1 Jul 2017 22:36
I had a similar experience with a dealer last week, I traded a watch aswell so the deal was sweeter.
Essentially I had a 1.5 hour plus shopping experience from someone passionate about their watches, full of information and practical help.

I tried on 4 of 5 watches which were clearly out of my reach with the same level of information given to me as the watch I bought. AD was out of town and offered me a much better deal than a big city establishment.

Nice choice Rich, classy piece.
sofashionmuchamaze
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718 posts since 12/12/13

2 Jul 2017 08:22
wembly wrote: would get a watch with a black, white or silver dial and with a steel bracelet probably without a date for 36 mm

buy a nice 2 piece leather strap and you get a nice dress watch for special occasion


Rolex 116000 with grey/ silver dial
Rolex 114270

Thanks. Going with silver yes, maybe rhodium. Looking for fluted bezel and President or Jubilee bracelet though, that's why I'm checking the Datejust and Daydate. No hurry at all, going to check at some more shops soon.
MrW
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2542 posts since 1/8/11

4 Jul 2017 21:39
MrW wrote: Not expecting any love for it but ordered this today, picking it up next week.


Up for sale, full set with steel & fabric straps - pm if interested.
MrW
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2542 posts since 1/8/11

7 Jul 2017 21:33
Wife's Air-King bracelet clasp has broken, same as this.

Will be in London tomorrow, any recommendations for places that may be able to fix if I take it in?
Rirawin
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9236 posts since 17/7/05

7 Jul 2017 21:53
Have you tried contacting the Rolex Service Centre in London to see if you can drop it off for a same day repair? https://www.rolex.com/rolex-dealers/services-locator/affiliates/rolexukheadofficenotsales.rswi_2674.london.unitedkingdom.rolexdealers.com
MrW
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2542 posts since 1/8/11

8 Jul 2017 06:28
Thanks, will give them a call this morning. Hoping it'll only need a couple of minutes to get it repaired….