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    New skydweller?

    Just wondered if many members have received any since Basel as Iíve not seen many (canít remember if Iíve actually seen any) incomings on here.

    Have you got one and what do you think? Tried the blue dial on at an event and thought it was great at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Just wondered if many members have received any since Basel as I’ve not seen many (can’t remember if I’ve actually seen any) incomings on here.

    Have you got one and what do you think? Tried the blue dial on at an event and thought it was great at the time.
    I bought a black SS from our friends, but my mate liked it so much that he had it off me. They are getting me a blue dial in the NY though!
    Edited to add the watch is a piece if mechanical art, but the black dial was a bit too flat for my liking. Quite under the radar though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    I bought a black SS from our friends, but my mate liked it so much that he had it off me. They are getting me a blue dial in the NY though!
    Though I only tried it briefly the blue does look great. Very tempted myself.

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    Hereís mine. I picked it up on the 1st September. I love it!




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    I picked up mine (Blue) today, first theyíve had at my AD. Pics to follow.

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    Congratulations! Where about are you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjsavage View Post
    Hereís mine. I picked it up on the 1st September. I love it!




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    Itís a stunner :-)

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    Here too...




    Absolutely love it. I wanted one so much and was literally on the phone to ďmy ADĒ when it was released (youíll maybe remember it was released a bit later in the day when most people thought theyíd seen everything Rolex was releasing) so managed to get top of the list.
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    I am liking these the more that I see them.

    Congratulations to you all on a great choice.

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    They just look like a fancy date just to me, no

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    Picked mine up earlier today, well Thursday. Crap pic




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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooshabak View Post
    They just look like a fancy date just to me, no
    For me, it wasn't just about the look (although I think it is cool) but rather the functionality and value. As far as I know, it is the first watch from Rolex that is controlled by using the bezel and crown - I might be wrong on this? Also, it is hard to believe that you can get an annual calendar from Rolex at that price point. I've discussed this at a couple of Rolex ADs recently and no-one could believe that it is priced where it is. I think the value will be adjusted upwards quite a bit shortly.

    Like others here, I was the first on the AD list and I know that John Pass in Crewe have not had any other models in. I also enquired at Mappin & Webb in Chester recently and they have only had one in too. Is the shortage in supply a UK thing only, or are there other reasons that are impacting on supply internationally?

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    Difficult to capture the dial and the various shades of blue. Setting it was an experience!

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    Also it doesnít wear as big as feared.


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    That looks fantastic! Enjoy!


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    Never knew about this model until this thread today (Iím not pretending to be a Rolex expert!). Have to say, that is an incredibly beautiful and interesting watch. Lucky people owning these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat30093 View Post
    I am liking these the more that I see them.

    Congratulations to you all on a great choice.
    I second this Tony. The blue looks beautiful. The black dial is my personal favourite.

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    Oooo I do like those. The ss ones anyway. Lovely looking watches.
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    Got mine early September too. Again was 1st on my AD list. Get one if you can, Awesome watch.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post


    Got mine early September too. Again was 1st on my AD list. Get one if you can, Awesome watch.


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    What is the red marker at the 9 position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    What is the red marker at the 9 position?

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    Itís an old photo showing September (9th month)


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    I dont get what does it do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strchr03 View Post
    Itís an old photo showing September (9th month)


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    Ah excellent, very clever

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    I dont get what does it do?
    Tells the time, I imagine.😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Tells the time, I imagine.

    And the other bits do what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    And the other bits do what?
    It's an annual calendar with a second time zone indicator. All set by the bezel/crown in an innovative process (backed up with 11 patents) via the three settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    And the other bits do what?
    It is an annual calendar plus GMT.

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    Never seen one of these in the wild but they are always in shop windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    Never seen one of these in the wild but they are always in shop windows.
    You are joking, the gold can be found easily but the steel is hard to get.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    Never seen one of these in the wild but they are always in shop windows.
    Yep, in every shop window I've gone past! Seriously, only saw one black dial steel sky dweller last week in Chester.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    Never seen one of these in the wild but they are always in shop windows.
    You need to recalibrate the precise models to which your comment relates. Far too general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James.uk View Post
    You are joking, the gold can be found easily but the steel is hard to get.


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    Jewellers shop windows obviously, but I haven't paid much attention to the metal....not exactly being a potential purchase for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    Jewellers shop windows obviously, but I haven't paid much attention to the metal....not exactly being a potential purchase for me.
    Well the sky dwellers I am referring to in the thread and also everyone else is judging from the responses are selling quite a bit over rrp with WF and the likes and they arenít in shop windows - I think Iíve seen 1 from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock View Post
    Jewellers shop windows obviously, but I haven't paid much attention to the metal....not exactly being a potential purchase for me.
    The metal is the all important bit; if itís gold or white gold then itís £30k+ and widely available whereas if itís steel or two tone then itís £10,500-£12,600 And practically impossible to get hold of from an AD.

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    £10600. It hurt enough to remember


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    I love this watch, to my knowledge it seems to be the first Rolex to qualify as a High Horology watch. I havenít yet had the chance to try one on (I live many miles from any Rolex AD) and, because my watches are of modest size (from a 36mm Datejust to a 41mm Black Bay-and thatís almost too big for me) I worry that it might be too big for me. The SS with blue dial, however is such a beauty. Actually the Chocolate Dial YG is my fave, but far out of my range.


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    Worth the wait


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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffcotton View Post
    That looks very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooshabak View Post
    That looks very nice
    Thanks at 42mm it's about right, any bigger I don't think I would have been as keen

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffcotton View Post
    My favourite combo. Heading to the AD tomorrow to enquire about one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEKTOR View Post
    My favourite combo. Heading to the AD tomorrow to enquire about one of these.
    Be patient, supply is slow at the moment for steel models.

    Try a gold one on for size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post
    I love this watch, to my knowledge it seems to be the first Rolex to qualify as a High Horology watch. I havenít yet had the chance to try one on (I live many miles from any Rolex AD) and, because my watches are of modest size (from a 36mm Datejust to a 41mm Black Bay-and thatís almost too big for me) I worry that it might be too big for me. The SS with blue dial, however is such a beauty. Actually the Chocolate Dial YG is my fave, but far out of my range.


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    Just because of the calendar?

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    The simple truth is that the new Skydweller is the best VFM watch that Rolex has ever produced. It looks better than the precious metal version at only a fraction of the price.

    Value wise it knocks the spots off an annual calendar PP and it almost certainly more able to take a knock.

    The only downside is the 42mm fluted bezel, it is a tad too loud whereas the PP is a lot more discreet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffcotton View Post
    Be patient, supply is slow at the moment for steel models.

    Try a gold one on for size.
    I will see what the AD has. Hopefully they have a skydweller to try. Better still, they have something I want to buy for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    The simple truth is that the new Skydweller is the best VFM watch that Rolex has ever produced. It looks better than the precious metal version at only a fraction of the price.

    Value wise it knocks the spots off an annual calendar PP and it almost certainly more able to take a knock.

    The only downside is the 42mm fluted bezel, it is a tad too loud whereas the PP is a lot more discreet.
    don't think it can even be compared to a PP (5146 or similar). Something about this complication doesn't feel like it belongs in a hard hitting oyster case. And at 42mm of polished flutiness is more than a tad loud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    The simple truth is that the new Skydweller is the best VFM watch that Rolex has ever produced. It looks better than the precious metal version at only a fraction of the price.

    Value wise it knocks the spots off an annual calendar PP and it almost certainly more able to take a knock.

    The only downside is the 42mm fluted bezel, it is a tad too loud whereas the PP is a lot more discreet.
    I sold my PP 5711 (white) a while back to help fund my Skydweller purchase. That was my first (and only one to this point) PP watch but I just found it a little too small and straightforward (I'm not sure that is quite the right word). TBH, I didn't wear it and whilst I enjoyed owning it, and it was a thing of flawless beauty in my view, I couldn't justify keeping it. I've learnt that watches should be worn to be enjoyed.

    When I retire, I'll be in the market for a more complicated PP watch to wear each day and enjoy for the rest of my days. In the meantime, I agree that the Skydweller is an absolute bargain (in relative terms). It has a great presence on the wrist and I love the way that the bezel and the dial (blue in my case) catches the light in endless combinations. I enjoy the operation of the watch in terms of the bezel/crown interaction and it feels robust to me. I'm very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teb1013 View Post
    I love this watch, to my knowledge it seems to be the first Rolex to qualify as a High Horology watch. I havenít yet had the chance to try one on (I live many miles from any Rolex AD) and, because my watches are of modest size (from a 36mm Datejust to a 41mm Black Bay-and thatís almost too big for me) I worry that it might be too big for me. The SS with blue dial, however is such a beauty. Actually the Chocolate Dial YG is my fave, but far out of my range.


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    Perhaps in terms of modern Rolex. Rolex used to sell split second chronographs, etc

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    Iíll hopefully pick one up in the January sales. Only interested in the black dial though.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Iíll hopefully pick one up in the January sales.
    Unless you are looking for PM, Good luck with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Unless you are looking for PM, Good luck with that!
    Maybe he is hoping for a discount too?


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