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    Time only Rolex on strap

    I've always loved the look of Rolexes on strap. Having bought my first Rolex about a year ago (114060), I pulled the trigger again on this salmon dial Air-King (from 2003) not long after.

    The watch has quickly become my favourite in the last few months - it's small, simple but not boring (such as the 3 6 9 as per Explorers.) With the right strap/bracelet, I can wear it with just about anything.

    There's something about Rolex on a vintage leather strap that I can't get over. Another example in the second photo from a Talking Watches episode with Gary Shteygnart.

    Would love to know your thoughts, and see your time-only Rolex on strap (OP, Air-King, Explorer etc)

    Cheers!



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    Here's my Explorer on a barenia leather strap back when it was new and shiny (the watch, not the strap). Shortly after put it back on the bracelet where it's mostly stayed since. I do wonder if I'd fancy it on a nice black leather strap...


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    Grand Master magirus's Avatar
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    I sometimes wear my Datejust (bought new in 1984) on a Rios Juchten strap.



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    I think my 6084 from 1952 still exudes class (unlike my photography!)

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    I wear my vintage date on a black Hirsch lizard strap

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    Itís so comfy on nato

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean View Post
    Here's my Explorer on a barenia leather strap back when it was new and shiny (the watch, not the strap). Shortly after put it back on the bracelet where it's mostly stayed since. I do wonder if I'd fancy it on a nice black leather strap...

    The Explorer is a close contender of my favourite Rolex... so tempted

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    I sometimes wear my Datejust (bought new in 1984) on a Rios Juchten strap.


    That dial/strap combo looks superb!

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    My old Explorer


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    Looks great I would certainly like one

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    This is usually on a jubilee but just sometimes on leather...


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    Explorer 1 on Rubber B looks good and a 5513 on black leather stunning

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    Very old beaten up OP


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    EXP2 on NATO and YM2 on canvas.

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    double time due to the gmt but here is mine
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    marchingontogether!



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    1603 on a Fluco

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    I love my sea dweller on leather

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