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Old 11-16-2008, 03:42 PM   #916
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My next (read "Dream") watch.

There's something unique about a Rolex GMT with DLC:



Time to start saving my pennies....
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #917
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There's something unique about a Rolex GMT with DLC:



Time to start saving my pennies....
I have no idea what DLC means, and I really am not a Rolex fan, but damn, a blacked out GMT master looks nice!
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:29 PM   #918
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I have no idea what DLC means, and I really am not a Rolex fan, but damn, a blacked out GMT master looks nice!
Ain't it though. I had a GMT that I sold because it would seem that every little IT nerd felt the need to share the fact that he also owned a Rolex. The DLC (diamond-like carbon coating link here) covers up the Rolex-bling. That GMT watch is one tough watch BTW - you can't kill it.

LongTallSally - love that 1500 Pathfinder version. I have the 1200 version and these are great watches. I think it's probably the most versatile traveling watch that someone who is a advrider or adventure traveler could own. I used mine on a kayak trip this summer - it was nice to keep an eye on the barameter to help gauge the weather.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:49 PM   #919
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Just got a Seiko SBDC001 "Sumo"

Great watch. Love it!
Judging by a little reading I just did on it, it sounds perfect for me. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:17 PM   #920
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Just got a Seiko SBDC001 "Sumo"

Great watch. Love it!

(not my pic)

I like. Got info on where to buy?
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:22 PM   #921
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There's something unique about a Rolex GMT with DLC:
Time to start saving my pennies....
Wow what a beauty...
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:29 PM   #922
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:31 PM   #923
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I'm quite sure this has been posted somewhere in the previous 900+ posts, but bears repeating:





10 tips that tell a real Rolex from a fake

1. They have never manufactured a watch with a see-through case. If you see a glass-back case on a watch, move on. You’re not looking at a Rolex.

2. Rolex has never fabricated a case or a band with even the smallest amount of rubber. You know it’s a fake if you feel rubber.

3. Skeleton dials display the moving parts of a timepiece. They have never made a skeleton dial.

4. Oyster Perpetual watches always have a screwed-back case – never a pop-up.

5. Oysters are fabricated of steel, gold or platinum. Chrome or chrome-plate is never used.

6. Only men’s full-size watches have day and date features.

7. The case of a President is platinum, 18-karat yellow or white gold – never steel or two-tone stainless and gold.

8. Rolex watches are not gold-plated – ever. When it comes to gold, a Rolex is either 14 or 18-karat gold.

9. Surprise, surprise. Rolex does indeed, make a quartz movement watch — the perpetual Oyster. But, be careful before you buy. Quartz movement comprise fewer than 10% of all Perpetual Oysters. The other 90% are conventional automatic Rolex movements.

10. They are a Swiss company that has in years past manufactured watches in various other countries including the U.S, Mexico, Italy and Venezuela – but never China. A “Chinese-made Rolex” is a genuine fake.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:33 PM   #924
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Crap. Why did I click on this thread? I had almost completely forgotten that I wanted a bling bling watch earlier this year.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:39 PM   #925
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:56 PM   #926
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Just got a Seiko SBDC001 "Sumo"

Great watch. Love it!

(not my pic)
Yup. Thats the kind of watch that appeals to me. No extra dials, easy to read quickly in any light, rotating bezel to time simple stuff, affordable. Its much like my Tissot PR 200 and I would consider as a replacement.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:09 PM   #927
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I'm quite sure this has been posted somewhere in the previous 900+ posts, but bears repeating:





10 tips that tell a real Rolex from a fake

1. They have never manufactured a watch with a see-through case. If you see a glass-back case on a watch, move on. You’re not looking at a Rolex.

2. Rolex has never fabricated a case or a band with even the smallest amount of rubber. You know it’s a fake if you feel rubber.

3. Skeleton dials display the moving parts of a timepiece. They have never made a skeleton dial.

4. Oyster Perpetual watches always have a screwed-back case – never a pop-up.

5. Oysters are fabricated of steel, gold or platinum. Chrome or chrome-plate is never used.

6. Only men’s full-size watches have day and date features.

7. The case of a President is platinum, 18-karat yellow or white gold – never steel or two-tone stainless and gold.

8. Rolex watches are not gold-plated – ever. When it comes to gold, a Rolex is either 14 or 18-karat gold.

9. Surprise, surprise. Rolex does indeed, make a quartz movement watch — the perpetual Oyster. But, be careful before you buy. Quartz movement comprise fewer than 10% of all Perpetual Oysters. The other 90% are conventional automatic Rolex movements.

10. They are a Swiss company that has in years past manufactured watches in various other countries including the U.S, Mexico, Italy and Venezuela – but never China. A “Chinese-made Rolex” is a genuine fake.
Yep - good list.

This isn't to say the Rolex pictured above isn't a fake though. The DLC is applied by Industrial Watch Works by a gentleman who has an extremely good reputation amongst watch fans.

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Old 11-16-2008, 07:11 PM   #928
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Wow what a beauty...


Just sold my Glycine Airman - I'll hold those funds to kick off the Rolex fund. It's gonna take a while though to save the rest.

Of course, one of Bill Yao's LRRP's or Sea Fighters would be a great watch also:



Sea Fighter - one variation:



The LRRP was based on the McQueen Explorer - a very cool watch:



If you find one of these in a drawer, count your lucky stars - a good used one is worth ~$15,000 or more.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:21 PM   #929
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Just sold my Glycine Airman - I'll hold those funds to kick off the Rolex fund. It's gonna take a while though to save the rest.

Of course, one of Bill Yao's LRRP's or Sea Fighters would be a great watch also:



Sea Fighter - one variation:

Bill makes some cool watches, but they are rather pricey for knock-offs with custom dials, hands and bezels. I always wanted one of his SKX-based military-styles watches, but I couldn't justify paying 2 or 3 times as much for a watch that was basically the same as my SKX173 with cosmetic changes.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:23 PM   #930
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I like. Got info on where to buy?
Goggle it - they're easy to find. Check out the Seiko SKX007 - a great value in an automatic.

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