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    Quote Originally Posted by turbomolwi View Post
    Thats a stunner . Beautiful dial. Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickg View Post
    It’s the daddy.
    But I’m biased.
    No idea who j Meyer is but blue dial + Daytona + lower than retail : what could go wrong??


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    John Mayer (my spelling mistake )is an American musician and very influential watch guru. He recently made a video about Daytonas, and singled out your white/gold blue dial model, and a yellow gold/green dial model. Prices for these models in the US have gone nuts.
    Such is life among the lemmings.
    It was a lovely watch before, it’s a lovely watch now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    John Mayer (my spelling mistake )is an American musician and very influential watch guru. He recently made a video about Daytonas, and singled out your white/gold blue dial model, and a yellow gold/green dial model. Prices for these models in the US have gone nuts.
    Such is life among the lemmings.
    Donít suppose you have a link to that video do you? Would be a good watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    Donít suppose you have a link to that video do you? Would be a good watch.


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    Will be one of the last 5 or 10 YouTube videos on hodinkee.

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    Show your Rolex.

    Mayer has got one of everything! Ever!

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/ta...s-2-john-mayer

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    OK Mayer is cool.
    And he has good taste in Daytonas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    John Mayer (my spelling mistake )is an American musician and very influential watch guru. He recently made a video about Daytonas, and singled out your white/gold blue dial model, and a yellow gold/green dial model. Prices for these models in the US have gone nuts.
    Such is life among the lemmings.
    It was a lovely watch before, itís a lovely watch now.
    Apparently since then the green dial Daytonaís have also become very hard to get following his endorsement. Years ago I saw him being interviewed about his watches and he clearly loves them but what a load of old tripe people listening to his personal opinions and then being desperate for one, hoping it will be the next big riser in value. Whatever happened to people buying watches that they liked eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Apparently since then the green dial Daytonaís have also become very hard to get following his endorsement. Years ago I saw him being interviewed about his watches and he clearly loves them but what a load of old tripe people listening to his personal opinions and then being desperate for one, hoping it will be the next big riser in value. Whatever happened to people buying watches that they liked eh?
    His personal taste is of no consequence to anyone, but there's nothing wrong with trying to identify where the market will go.
    He clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge of Rolex, because he has had an interest in them for many years.
    Yellow/green daytonas seem to be off the charts at £40k++ now. The WG/Blue hasn't gone the same way.
    Perhaps the global market has more interest in the more "indiscreet" YG model than the UK. Think Asia/India etc....

    I won't be too upset if the WG/blue prices go the same way. But I'm fairly confident they won't drop much anyway.

    In any event, given the volumes of both models that must be sold each year are probably exceedingly low, even a fairly small change in demand probably has quite a big impact.

    I think the WG/blue is up there with any Rolex of any era in terms of looks and quality, so value increase will only be extra upside!

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    You can still order the WG/blue dial model; it’s current. Mine took four months. Possibly the nicest watch in the entire catalogue. It avoids the ‘showiness’ to which some models are prone. I sold it to get a white gold DD40. Probably a poor decision , but there you are. Although the bezel marks easily, you can get a replacement come service time if you care enough. I believe the metal bezels will be more in demand long-term than ceramic . Probably!
    Because the prices of the steel ceramics have lost all contact with reality, the better gold versions become more tempting. They feel so much more ‘special’ on the wrist. And used, they only cost a few grand more.
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    Albino YM 116622.

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    Pulled this out of the safe for a wind and wear today. Reminded me that the 4030 is really very different to the 4130.

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    Thatís so nice.

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    Batman meets Batgirl


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Batman meets Batgirl

    Pure greed ;)

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    I really prefer these on the jubilee

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    Show your Rolex.

    Quote Originally Posted by JC180 View Post
    Pure greed ;)
    The Batman is mine, a colleague owns that jubilee. Will pick up my one in a few weeks.
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    To me those pics just say that it would look best on an all-brushed Oyster.

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    Plenty of crackers here. From the modern pack itís the smurf that Iím most taken with


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    Phone pic of my Ref:116506



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    Batman meets Batgirl

    Is it just the picture or have they slimmed down the new case?

    It looks less square than the old one?

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    I was very fortunate to score this rather lovely Air King Date from 1981 at a reasonable £950. No box or papers but that is to be expected and it just needs a service.

    A classic.

    [IMG][/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    I was very fortunate to score this rather lovely Air King Date from 1981 at a reasonable £950. No box or papers but that is to be expected and it just needs a service.

    A classic.

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Thatís really nice.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAFKARM View Post
    Pefectly illustrates the concept behind much of the advertising strategy.

    That Air King is cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Thatís really nice.
    Thanks for the compliments and it's always been a favourite of mine over the years even if for some, 34mm is a little small, it suits my wrist just fine. I love the silver stick dial and the understated appeal of it. A three handed watch that simply tells you the time and the date. Perfect.

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    My first ever GMT and white dial.
    Who said we can't have our cake and eat it?



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    I really love the explorer II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Batman meets Batgirl

    Preference? I want to see some wrist shots!

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    The Oyster is mine, the jubilee a colleagues.

    Side by side the lugs look a little more tapered on the new model but itís really marginal.

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    The daily. The other Rolex donít get a look in anymore.

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    ^ I love this watch so much, lovely!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    The Oyster is mine, the jubilee a colleagues.

    Side by side the lugs look a little more tapered on the new model but itís really marginal.
    Good call there you can see the waisted effect. I wonder if they will do that on the 2020 Basel Sub release?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stix View Post
    I was very fortunate to score this rather lovely Air King Date from 1981 at a reasonable £950. No box or papers but that is to be expected and it just needs a service.

    A classic.

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Beautiful! And such good price.. I bought a 14000M from 2003 lately (box and papers) for around £3k. Enjoy!

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    Another summer strap

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    This is the best pic I've yet taken of my Day-Date, earlier today.


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    Some pics of my Cellini 4127 wood dial

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    Had a bit of a change around and this now has diver duties



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    I have finally got my three watch selection sorted...these two plus a Citizen GPS for grab and go.




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    Nice 👍🏿

    QUOTE=mjc1216;5164126]I have finally got my three watch selection sorted...these two plus a Citizen GPS for grab and go.



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    Quote Originally Posted by d2ore View Post
    Nice

    QUOTE=mjc1216;5164126]I have finally got my three watch selection sorted...these two plus a Citizen GPS for grab and go.



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    Is it me or are these pics scarily similar?
    I am yet to set it just took delivery and tried it on !
    Spooky


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    Very underrated watch but absolutely love the colours.
    It's playful and kind of rebellious.

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    Rhodium Dial

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    Hereís VDB with Rolex 745 movement. Also my old GMT.

    In a Tantalum Case...



    GMT and early one with that very delicate Bakelite bezel insert!



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