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    The unified Rolex in the window thread

    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Disagree, it looks absolutely fine to me, it isnít supposed to wear like a dive watch!

    The Datejust design works best at 36mm, it doesnít scale up well in my opinion. The return to slimmer lugs is an improvement too, the watch head and bracelet flows better, almost like an integral bracelet, just like the pre-2006 models.

    Blue dial, jubilee bracelet, fluted bezel and 36mm case is a killer combination, only drawback thesedays is the price.
    Absolutely agree. Imho same applies for the Explorer - the 3 6 9 just become too big on a broader dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshk View Post
    Absolutely agree. Imho same applies for the Explorer - the 3 6 9 just become too big on a broader dial.
    For balance, I think the 39mm looks better than the 36mm

    I sometimes wonder if the one you get used to just sticks in mind as the 'right' one. So if I had owned or grew familiar with the 36mm version first, would I be saying that one looks better? Possibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    For balance, I think the 39mm looks better than the 36mm

    I sometimes wonder if the one you get used to just sticks in mind as the 'right' one. So if I had owned or grew familiar with the 36mm version first, would I be saying that one looks better? Possibly.
    I never owned a 36mm Explorer, but bought three times and tried very hard to like the 214270. All went within a month after purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshk View Post
    I never owned a 36mm Explorer, but bought three times and tried very hard to like the 214270. All went within a month after purchase.
    Three times? Points for effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKitega View Post
    Not sure if its a keeper as it does look a tad on the small side.
    I think it looks just like it should but then some folk prefer the look of a larger dial and if you think it does then that's what matters. I like 36mm and whilst it always initially seems small when it replaces a 40-42mm watch, that feeling quickly disappears after which it feels just right. A 40mm sub then feels initially large but similarly fine very quickly.

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    The 116613LB thread piqued my interest, so i thought I'd have a look in the Saigon Rolex Boutique. What an awful experience - there were three 28mm DJs in the window, four 31mm DJs in the display cabinets, and one 36mm diamond dial/bezel Day Date incased in a glass cabinet. That was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepreddave View Post
    I think it looks just like it should but then some folk prefer the look of a larger dial and if you think it does then that's what matters. I like 36mm and whilst it always initially seems small when it replaces a 40-42mm watch, that feeling quickly disappears after which it feels just right. A 40mm sub then feels initially large but similarly fine very quickly.
    Around 36mm for a dress watch (Datejust) works best for me. I'm hoping I can manage one of the new 34mm OP's. When it comes to the sporty side of things, like you a 40mm is perfect- shame about the (lack of) availability!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysqueek View Post
    Around 36mm for a dress watch (Datejust) works best for me. I'm hoping I can manage one of the new 34mm OP's. When it comes to the sporty side of things, like you a 40mm Sub is perfect- shame about the (lack of) availability!

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    Having both the 36mm DJ (same blue fluted jubilee as above) and the 41mm DJ, I find the 36mm has the classic proportions, which the 41mm lacks.
    When purchasing the 36mm DJ, the AD also had the 41mm, which I tried on. However for me the fluted bezel seemed out of proportion to the overall aesthetic of the watch.

    The 36mm is a classic, and wears well on both large and smaller wrists.

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    Datejust 41 smooth bezel with jubilee (white dial) in the window of Mappin & Webb Manchester (yesterday).

    They are obviously closed but open for click & collect. (was the only watch shop in Manchester with the watches displayed in the window)

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    In Mappin and Webb Cambridge window today

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    Sorry, meant these two

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    Love that ice blue second hand

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    In the window of Laings Edinburgh this week (lovely Skydweller on Oysterflex)

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    Quite unexpected to see this many Rolexs in a shop window in Basildon, Essex.
    2nd hand and didn't seem to be any bargains there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    Quite unexpected to see this many Rolexs in a shop window in Basildon, Essex.

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    Why unexpected? Grey dealers are always stacked with Rolex above RRP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Why unexpected? Grey dealers are always stacked with Rolex above RRP.
    Ďcos bruv Basildonís a bit of a s**thole and none of the chav scum can afford a real Rollie innit.

    And I say that as someone who used to live there so no offence intended!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon8oy View Post
    In the window of Laings Edinburgh this week (lovely Skydweller on Oysterflex)
    I'm going to guess the rhodium YM in the bottom left of the second photo is the 37mm or it wouldn't be hanging around in the window.

    Let's stick to AD windows as you can buy, see, and try any Rolex if going to a grey dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I'm going to guess the rhodium YM in the bottom left of the second photo is the 37mm or it wouldn't be hanging around in the window.

    Let's stick to AD windows as you can buy, see, and try any Rolex if going to a grey dealer.
    Absolutely spot on - it was the 37mm.

    Not sure I understand last part of your comment sorry - Laings is an AD I am pretty sure? Watches were new and selling at RRP. Their grey stock was in another window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon8oy View Post
    Absolutely spot on - it was the 37mm.

    Not sure I understand last part of your comment sorry - Laings is an AD I am pretty sure? Watches were new and selling at RRP. Their grey stock was in another window.

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    Second part wasn't directed at you, just for the the thread. You are clearly keeping the thread going in the spirit intended. Could have been more clear, apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Second part wasn't directed at you, just for the the thread. You are clearly keeping the thread going in the spirit intended. Could have been more clear, apologies.
    Ah I get you! Not to worry, no apology necessary. I love this thread, have missed it - looking forward to seeing some more pics in the coming weeks hopefully!

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    As it happens there was a 40mm YM Rhodium with the aqua blue seconds hand in my local AD before the weekend but it has gone now.

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    Blue dial 36mm DJ, smooth bezel and jubilee bracelet in Robert Gatward in Windsor.

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    Scott's jewellers Skegness, if of interest to anyone.

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    ADs only please

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    If anyone wants this pm

    SS now gone, TT still available me

    SS/TT
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    Last edited by ryanb741; 22nd May 2021 at 15:11.

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    The SS one now gone, TT still available. Both at RRP

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    The SS one now gone, TT still available. Both at RRP

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    Really wish they did it in 39

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Really wish they did it in 39
    Or introduced the 41Ö would have been even better 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Or introduced the 41Ö would have been even better ūüėĀ
    There is this - although 41 without a bezel feels like 43

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    TT SD43 in window of Mappin in Kingston

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    OP26 black

    Edit, found now. Thanks.

    If anyone spots an OP26 Rolex Oyster perpetual 26mm ladies black dial with plain batons in the window/stock anywhere please let me know.

    I realise that Rolex discontinued this late last year in favour of the new 28mm version, but I would really prefer a 26mm if there is still one in stock anywhere.
    Last edited by jmitch; 29th May 2021 at 14:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmitch View Post
    If anyone spots an OP26 Rolex Oyster perpetual 26mm ladies black dial with plain batons in the window/stock anywhere please let me know.

    I realise that Rolex discontinued this late last year in favour of the new 28mm version, but I would really prefer a 26mm if there is still one in stock anywhere.
    I would pop into a WoS/Mappin/Goldsmiths and ask if they can do a company stock check on that model. You might be surprised.

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    Anyone spotted any Daytonaís on oysterflex in the northwest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I would pop into a WoS/Mappin/Goldsmiths and ask if they can do a company stock check on that model. You might be surprised.
    Quote Originally Posted by jmitch View Post
    Edit, found now. Thanks.

    If anyone spots an OP26 Rolex Oyster perpetual 26mm ladies black dial with plain batons in the window/stock anywhere please let me know.

    I realise that Rolex discontinued this late last year in favour of the new 28mm version, but I would really prefer a 26mm if there is still one in stock anywhere.
    Here you go. Mappin and Webb on New Bond St just now

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    Just seen on a Rolex FB group that thereís a black dial steel skydweller in the Rolex shop in Santorini (Greek isles) and a couple of steel watches there today apparently. . . . . If anyoneís passing :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulrlx View Post
    Anyone spotted any Daytonaís on oysterflex in the northwest?

    Ask this guy, he knows all about AD availability of that model;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkk9DI-8el4

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulrlx View Post
    Anyone spotted any Daytonaís on oysterflex in the northwest?
    Unlikely

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    Iím after an OP 31 with silver dial if anyone has seen one around.

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    WG Sky Dweller

    I meant to do this last week , thereís a WG Sky Dweller- Ivory dial stunning watch ( Brand New unworn not pristine ) in a Shop near near me with nearly full warranty remaining at £2.5-3k under the list price if itís any interest to anyone PM me and Iíll double check on it tomorrow and to confirm itís still in the window.

    Iíve bought from them before ( now sadly no longer a Rolex AD ) but theyíre other store is .

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    SS DJ Silver dial in Kingston

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    I don't really keep up with Rolex prices but I saw this in my local town (Grantham) if anyone is interested. Blue dial and is cheaper than any I can find in the UK on Chrono24:




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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    SS DJ Silver dial in Kingston

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    You know we are living in strange times when a SS Datejust is a joyous sight!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    You know we are living in strange times when a SS Datejust is a joyous sight!


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    Crazy aint it! I rarely see a DJ41 in steel in the windows in Sheffield, York, Manchester. Most of the TT that I see have diamond dials now

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    The unified Rolex in the window thread

    Even lady datejust SS are on a wait list now. Madness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    Even lady datejust SS are on a wait list now. Madness!
    Srsly! Something very strange is happening out there.

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    In my early attempts to secure one particular new PM piece for my Rolex collection this weekend I located the following two watches available (as of yesterday) with a pair of Rolex ADís;

    Skydweller YG 42 on oysterflex - 326238

    Yachtmaster 2 WG 42 on oysterflex - 226659

    Iím happy to put a fellow TZ member in touch with the respective ADís but PLEASE only if itís to make a 100% definitive purchase and to not abuse the direct referral to, maybe, ask for something else I know they donít have!

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    In my early attempts to secure one particular new PM piece for my Rolex collection this weekend I located the following two watches available (as of yesterday) with a pair of Rolex ADís;

    Skydweller YG 42 on oysterflex - 326238

    Yachtmaster 2 WG 42 on oysterflex - 226659

    Iím happy to put a fellow TZ member in touch with the respective ADís but PLEASE only if itís to make a 100% definitive purchase and to not abuse the direct referral to, maybe, ask for something else I know they donít have!

    Thanks
    Would you mind letting me know which AD has the YM42, please?

    I'm on the list for one and would be interested to see if my AD can transfer it over to their store assuming it's the same network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Would you mind letting me know which AD has the YM42, please?

    I'm on the list for one and would be interested to see if my AD can transfer it over to their store assuming it's the same network.


    Sorry Wiley, but both new watches are with local independent ADís and not the larger national chains.

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    WG. So basically you pay an extra £15k, and it looks exactly like a SS model on a rubber band.

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