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    Daytona now joins the team!

    About to sit down for me dinner around 6 on Thursday night when my AD texts me this



    Skipped dinner as I had a fully booked weekend ahead, it was now or next week so I jumped in the car and off I went, typically the wife left the car low on fuel so had to take a detour to get some fuel (has to be Shell or Tesco100)

    I culled a few watches the beginning of the year and been living with just my Seadweller (116600) which I've been very happy with, a couple of weeks back I did cave and purchased the new Explorer (214270) passed on a couple but in the end though it would make a good do anything watch with a lower profile to the SDc.



    Had actually given up on the Daytona as I had an issue with an AD selling one from under me and not being honest about it etc which left me at the back of the line at every other AD, at one point I did look at selling my two and adding some serious funds to go with the WG DD40 but the overall cost just didn't sit right and decided to hold off a year or two so I can get it without sacrificing my SS watches.

    Well an hour or so after the text I was at the AD and collecting my Daytona :) must say even after trying it on at a couple of Rolex events having it on my wrist for a few hours made me realise it's even more special then I thought and wiped away the idea in the back of my mind to flip and put the profit towards the DD40.

    Well here she is, sized but not destickered





    And finally a family shot
    Last edited by pitbull666; 8th October 2016 at 07:40.

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    That's just lovely enjoy it.


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    Congratulations. I'm not into Daytona's but have to say that does look pretty cool actually.

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    What a great collection You got there Mate😉 I've noticed that only the Sea dweller got a date😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timetotalk View Post
    That's just lovely enjoy it.


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    It is and for me I do prefer it over the pre ceramic model which I never really bounded with.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-GB View Post
    Congratulations. I'm not into Daytona's but have to say that does look pretty cool actually.
    As above I didn't got on with my first SS Daytona and likes the look of the ceramic models but didn't want a RG one on leather and the Plat model was well out of reach, this update for me has made it pretty much perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjoranga View Post
    What a great collection You got there Mate I've noticed that only the Sea dweller got a date

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    Thanks I'm very happy with it

    Had a few date models but no real theme just how the collection has evolved I guess, as said a long term plan is the DD40 in a year or so.

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    In the best colour too. Great stuff - congratulations!

    Dibs - just in case you get bored with it... ;)

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    Superb trio , looks like you've covered all the bases with those . Great combo on the Daytona .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scepticalist View Post
    In the best colour too. Great stuff - congratulations!

    Dibs - just in case you get bored with it... ;)
    Thanks and it's a keeper..

    Unless a DD40 turns up at a great price haha

    Quote Originally Posted by Mcb2007 View Post
    Superb trio , looks like you've covered all the bases with those . Great combo on the Daytona .
    Thank you and yeah really happy with these three (for now)

    Yes I love the black & white contrast of it, gives it a much more sporty look which I feel a Daytona should be.

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    Daytona now joins the team!

    Great complimentary trio, with each serving a different purpose. I normally prefer a black dial but with the new Daytona the contrast with the black bezel and red text makes this the best choice!


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    Last edited by Lammylee; 8th October 2016 at 09:40.

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    Very nice, I'd be able to live with just the Daytona and Explorer quite easily.

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    Really nice threesome!
    You have similar tastes to me.
    How long was your wait with the Daytona?
    No point in flipping it as once you have one you will always hanker after another if you had let it go.
    Like the seadweller best out the 3 though
    Enjoy them.

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    The perfect trio - enjoy!

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    That is a lovely trio. I saw my first new Daytona being worn by a lucky fella in a restaurant in Cornwall this week.

    Chris

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    I'm still newish to the forum so not sure if the language I want to use is permissible. But holy f**!\|$|+|$!!!!

    Ahem. Congratulations what a pretty family.

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    Congratulations- I love the ceramic Daytona- far nicer than the previous version

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    Wow, that Daytona is a cracker, enjoy it!

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    These threads are killing me! I'm no2 on the list for a white face one. Once I get the call the speedy and grand sEiko will be gone to make way!

    Congrats it's an amazing watch


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    Love the white faced watches and your Daytona looks beautiful in that collection. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andybaird22 View Post
    and grand sEiko will be gone to make way!
    Ahem!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binsull View Post
    Ahem!
    Don't worry mate your still top of the list! I would imagine it will be 9-12 months anyways


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    Congratulations - a lovely trio. I tried on the black dial ceramic Daytona a few months ago and am glad that I have asked for the white dial (no idea when that will happen though!).

    Neil

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    Very nice trio - well balanced.
    Congratulations!

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    That is a very nice trio indeed. Something for any occasion.

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    Your stable is truly awesome, congrats.

    What struck me is that this would be a great collection of styles in any price bracket and is something I will consider in future.

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    Well done. Congrats on the new Daisy.
    Nice trio too. Only thing missing is your modded SubC. It would have completed the gang.

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    Really nice watch, no idea how long I've to wait for mine!
    Enjoy.

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    Truly epic SS trio! If you swapped the Exp for a blue Milgauss then perfect! Saying that the new Exp looks bloody lovely, the first real improvement Rolex have made in a while i think.

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    Lovely trio - despite the 'size' I do find the daytona has fantastic wrist presence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    Truly epic SS trio! If you swapped the Exp for a blue Milgauss then perfect! Saying that the new Exp looks bloody lovely, the first real improvement Rolex have made in a while i think.
    Really? I know we're entitled to our own opinions but that's just mental!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Really? I know we're entitled to our own opinions but that's just mental!
    Absolutely! Z-blue dial is stunning and something different to your normal (albeit lovely) black dialled sports Rolex. Also the blue, black and white dials would have been a great combo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    Absolutely! Z-blue dial is stunning and something different to your normal (albeit lovely) black dialled sports Rolex. Also the blue, black and white dials would have been a great combo.
    I respect your opinion Sir

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    Funnily enough, the Daytona seems like it will be likely to elude me for some time. If I get one within a year, I'll be happy.

    Great trio and I hope you wear in good health.

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    Star player. Congratz!

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    Really great collection and probably the 3 rolex I would go for

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    Liking those three, diver, daily & best.

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    Very nice and a great collection.

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    Those 3 models look to make a great collection.

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    A great collection and I must try to get on a Daytona waiting list somewhere in the UK, as on the 2 occasions I have visited AD's they tell me that their lists are closed.

    Congratulations - they all look great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post
    Great complimentary trio, with each serving a different purpose. I normally prefer a black dial but with the new Daytona the contrast with the black bezel and red text makes this the best choice!


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    Thanks

    Nothing wrong with the all black but for me the white/black contrast makes this watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by -Ally- View Post
    Very nice, I'd be able to live with just the Daytona and Explorer quite easily.
    They are great but I could never be without the 116600, still can see it being my favourite after the honeymoon period wears off with the Daytona.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Really nice threesome!
    You have similar tastes to me.
    How long was your wait with the Daytona?
    No point in flipping it as once you have one you will always hanker after another if you had let it go.
    Like the seadweller best out the 3 though
    Enjoy them.
    Long story.. I was first on my AD's list and they received their first back in July which I didn't get, I had to order mine via the Rolex rep and regional sales manager and it arrived within two weeks.

    And yeah the 116600 is my 1st/2nd favourite SS Rolex I'll make my decision once I've had the Daytona a few months

    Quote Originally Posted by stelmo01 View Post
    The perfect trio - enjoy!
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluemoon7 View Post
    That is a lovely trio. I saw my first new Daytona being worn by a lucky fella in a restaurant in Cornwall this week.

    Chris
    I've only seen two in the wild and they were both at a Rolex event a few weeks back (white and black)

    Quote Originally Posted by rgwarden View Post
    I'm still newish to the forum so not sure if the language I want to use is permissible. But holy f**!\|$|+|$!!!!

    Ahem. Congratulations what a pretty family.
    Haha thanks fella

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    Very nice trio of a collection, congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmkid View Post
    Congratulations- I love the ceramic Daytona- far nicer than the previous version
    My thoughts exactly and the reason I moved my 116520 on as it looked dated against the PM update markings/ceramic bezel models

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfpaul View Post
    Wow, that Daytona is a cracker, enjoy it!
    Thanks and no doubt I will

    Quote Originally Posted by andybaird22 View Post
    These threads are killing me! I'm no2 on the list for a white face one. Once I get the call the speedy and grand sEiko will be gone to make way!

    Congrats it's an amazing watch


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    Don't know much about GS but sure the Speedy can stay if you are going white Daytona, plus the Speedy is a classic!


    Quote Originally Posted by jpjsavage View Post
    Love the white faced watches and your Daytona looks beautiful in that collection. Congratulations.
    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    Congratulations - a lovely trio. I tried on the black dial ceramic Daytona a few months ago and am glad that I have asked for the white dial (no idea when that will happen though!).

    Neil
    They are coming through so I'm sure it won't be long!

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    Looks great Sam, great combination you have there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainspring View Post
    Very nice trio - well balanced.
    Congratulations!
    Think a WG DD40 would top it off nicely just a shame I'm currently 25,000 short (they are 25,100 haha)

    Quote Originally Posted by KJBLK View Post
    That is a very nice trio indeed. Something for any occasion.
    True all but above!

    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Your stable is truly awesome, congrats.

    What struck me is that this would be a great collection of styles in any price bracket and is something I will consider in future.
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Well done. Congrats on the new Daisy.
    Nice trio too. Only thing missing is your modded SubC. It would have completed the gang.
    Thanks and as for the custom Sub that has gone to a forum member but I am considering sending the 116600 off for something similar

    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    Really nice watch, no idea how long I've to wait for mine!
    Enjoy.
    As said but what limited info I've had most branches outside London have had their second batches through, assuming London will be having more allocations.

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    Daisy?

    Awwww

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    Amazing trio.

    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchstudent View Post
    Truly epic SS trio! If you swapped the Exp for a blue Milgauss then perfect! Saying that the new Exp looks bloody lovely, the first real improvement Rolex have made in a while i think.
    Thank you, I did have the Milgaus GV and loved the look but moved it on as it was a little unstable on my wrist, the blue looks good in pic but in person I found it to have too much going on and not a fan, this added to the fitment issue makes it a no no for me!

    Agree on the Exp its now my daily wear anywhere watch!

    Also as for adding colour I'm in love with the green WG DD40 But sadly not the price so may entertain a green or blue addition once funds allow or should Rolex release an all SS DJ41 next Basel.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyp View Post
    Lovely trio - despite the 'size' I do find the daytona has fantastic wrist presence.
    Thanks and yes this newer model definitely looks larger on the wrist then the previous! Actually find the white looks bigger then the black.

    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Really? I know we're entitled to our own opinions but that's just mental!
    Wouldn't say it's mental but agree I wouldn't put the blue GV above any of my three!

    Quote Originally Posted by drhexagon View Post
    Funnily enough, the Daytona seems like it will be likely to elude me for some time. If I get one within a year, I'll be happy.

    Great trio and I hope you wear in good health.
    Thank you and just keep chipping away at AD's I can imagine a lot of people are flippers on mutlple lists!

    Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
    Star player. Congratz!
    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by jcoyne1 View Post
    Really great collection and probably the 3 rolex I would go for
    Me too haha

    Quote Originally Posted by g40steve View Post
    Liking those three, diver, daily & best.
    Thank you, that would work but I'm more inclined to class them

    Exp- daily
    SDc- casual black dial
    Daytona- casual white dial
    DD40 WG green dial- best (and in my dreams)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff wilson View Post
    Very nice and a great collection.
    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by matt109 View Post
    Those 3 models look to make a great collection.
    Yep and I'm pretty happy

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikes1 View Post
    A great collection and I must try to get on a Daytona waiting list somewhere in the UK, as on the 2 occasions I have visited AD's they tell me that their lists are closed.

    Congratulations - they all look great
    Thank you and as above just keep chipping away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo View Post
    Very nice trio of a collection, congrats
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyhayward View Post
    Looks great Sam, great combination you have there now.
    Thank you and yep I'm a happy chappy at the moment

    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Daisy?

    Awwww
    ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Longsight View Post
    Amazing trio.

    Congrats
    Cheers

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    Fantastic trio. I'm still not sure on the centre links on these Rolex bracelets but love the Daytona dial white dial now they have put black rings back on it - maybe need to try one to convince myself. You must find it hard to choose which to wear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeAgent View Post
    Fantastic trio. I'm still not sure on the centre links on these Rolex bracelets but love the Daytona dial white dial now they have put black rings back on it - maybe need to try one to convince myself. You must find it hard to choose which to wear!

    Best collection I've had so far

    Exp is my daily, not a fan of the term but guess some would call it a beater!

    Then it's just a case of choosing between the black or white when off out.

    As I've mentioned (a few times) I'd love to add a WG DD40 as best in the not too distant future.

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    Cracking watches, and a great trio!

    I tend to prefer black dials if it's a choice between black and white, but I think I'd go for a white dial Daytona. It looks really clean and crisp.

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