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    For the love of two-tone, bi-metal, rolesor watches!

    Show us what youíve got, appreciation of Two-tone watches thread. Iíll start

    My 1991 Rolex Submariner 16613




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    Love a bit of two-tone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Piemuncher22 View Post
    Love a bit of two-tone.


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    Stunning, one of my grail pieces. Love it on a jubilee


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    For the love of two-tone, bi-metal, rolesor watches!

    Only one I can find on the jubilee!



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    Nice collection, jealous of that root beer


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    Got mine on today

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    My old 16613.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JPE View Post
    My old 16613.

    I love the blue dial especially when they start to change to a purple colour on the early ones


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    I love mine, and am actually wearing it now!


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    Just a shame the vanilla SS versions are more sought after.

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    For the love of two-tone, bi-metal, rolesor watches!

    Does this count? I like it a lot.
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    My beloved ceramic bluesey (116613LB).






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    I’ll post some pics of mine tomorrow when I’m at the computer, I’m a fan of two- tone watches and I have a few. Not as enthusiastic as I once was for them, but no intention of selling any!



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    Here is a pic of mine.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Here is a pic of mine.




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    Not the best picture im afraid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    Does this count? I like it a lot.
    White dial looks great


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Here is a pic of mine.




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    Am on the list for one of these, hopefully it doesn't take long....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piemuncher22 View Post
    Love a bit of two-tone.


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    Nice Rootbeer


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesycake7 View Post
    Am on the list for one of these, hopefully it doesn't take long....
    Fingers crossed you get it soon.

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    Yacht master not to everyoneís taste but I love it, photo doesnít do it justice




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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Fingers crossed you get it soon.
    Yeah the wait is painful... Every day I'm hoping I get the call. Can't imagine how painful the wait for the more sought after models (Daytona, Hulk etc.) are...

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    Hereís my Root Beer CHNR, usual rubbish fence post picture Iím afraid.....



    Hereís one from the web, the Two- Tone watch for folks who donít do Two-Tone.

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    the only one Iíve got ,and my first


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    For those 'go loud or go home' occasions. (also hides under a shirt cuff very well when needed!)

    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Love mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I love mine, and am actually wearing it now!

    That is just beautiful. Looking at that photo, the preference for the ss models is bizarre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satori View Post
    That is just beautiful. Looking at that photo, the preference for the ss models is bizarre.
    Thanks, and I agree.

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    My cherished bluesy


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    My 16613, the only watch my wife has instructed me not to sell.

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    and my Datejust(now sold), a beautiful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satori View Post
    That is just beautiful. Looking at that photo, the preference for the ss models is bizarre.
    One golden rule:
    No watch looks as good in person as Tonyís pics or
    As bad as in Paskinnerís pics ( sorry, Peter if you are still reading).

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    Quote Originally Posted by K300 View Post
    and my Datejust(now sold), a beautiful thing.
    I agree. Two-tone should be reserved for watches like this, not subs and GMTs .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satori View Post
    That is just beautiful. Looking at that photo, the preference for the ss models is bizarre.
    Also agree. I think, alongside the Datejust, the Daytona is a watch that works so well with two-tone. I would own a two tone Daytona in a heartbeat over one of the SS ceramic versions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    No watch looks as good in person as Tonyís pics or
    In general, yes, but in this instance, no. I remember once passing a Rolex display, and this watch shone out like radiancy divine.

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    Nipples.


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    I think Omega did the two-tone thing on sports watches in a more subtle manner than Rolex. My bi-metal Seamaster Pro and Speedmaster are nicer designs IMO, mainly because the bracelets aren't as loud, the gold capping on parts of the links is more pleasing to me than the full-on polished gold centre links that Rolex favour. Brushed gold also works nicely, that 70s Constellation of mine looked really 'in your face' with the gold links polished (as I bought it) but returning to the correct brushed finish transformed the watch back to what it was intended to look like. Centre links on that one are solid gold too, so they lend themselves far better to refinishing. That's one thing I don`t like wit the Omega gold-capped polished buts, if they get a deep scratch it can`t be fixed, but owing to the design (slightly recessed) they don`t pick up damage easily.

    However, Omega's current attempt at a bimetal SMP leaves me totally cold, just doesn`t work IMO.
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    Another one of mine



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    16613. My first good watch. Paid £3K cash for it in Goldsmiths, Bath, June 1996


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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesycake7 View Post
    Yeah the wait is painful... Every day I'm hoping I get the call. Can't imagine how painful the wait for the more sought after models (Daytona, Hulk etc.) are...
    Painful! Im still waiting and been on this list for far too long. Im sure you will have one soon. Hopefully it hasnt been too long for you. Happy to ask my contact if its been a while.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Queen View Post
    Nipples.

    wearing my 16753 nipples (on Jubilee) as I type. Clint Eastwood stylie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesycake7 View Post
    Am on the list for one of these, hopefully it doesn't take long....
    Same here, hoping by the end of the year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamieTheBarber View Post
    Another one of mine
    Ho hum, I used to have a two tone DJ and now I'm missing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Just a shame the vanilla SS versions are more sought after.
    Why is it a shame??..... it means that the TTís are easier to get hold of if you like them..




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    Took the plunge and scooped this yesterday. Missed my last one too much!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satori View Post
    That is just beautiful. Looking at that photo, the preference for the ss models is bizarre.
    It is highly unlikely that I will get a chance to purchase a SS Daytona at retail and there is no way I'm paying over the odds!
    I think it would make more sense to go for the two tone Daytona at MRP.
    Often wonder if I should put my name down for the 116503.
    I think my preference would be the black dial.

    Quote Originally Posted by shalako View Post
    Hereís my Root Beer CHNR, usual rubbish fence post picture Iím afraid.....



    Hereís one from the web, the Two- Tone watch for folks who donít do Two-Tone.
    I think the CHNR is a grower. The more pics I see, the more I like it!
    It would be nice to see one in the flesh and try it on.

    My name on a list for the BLRO, but there is probably not much more chance of getting one of them, than there is of getting a SS Daytona.
    I've read a few examples of people putting their name down for a BLRO, then later being offered the CHNR by the AD.
    They all seem to be delighted with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSWATCH View Post
    It is highly unlikely that I will get a chance to purchase a SS Daytona at retail and there is no way I'm paying over the odds!
    I think it would make more sense to go for the two tone Daytona at MRP.
    Often wonder if I should put my name down for the 116503.
    I think my preference would be the black dial.



    I think the CHNR is a grower. The more pics I see, the more I like it!
    It would be nice to see one in the flesh and try it on.

    My name on a list for the BLRO, but there is probably not much more chance of getting one of them, than there is of getting a SS Daytona.
    I've read a few examples of people putting their name down for a BLRO, then later being offered the CHNR by the AD.
    They all seem to be delighted with it.
    drop me a PM if you are ever the south side of the M25 and we can meet for a beer and you can try mine on for size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    drop me a PM if you are ever the south side of the M25 and we can meet for a beer and you can try mine on for size.

    Martyn
    Thanks for the offer. I'm based in the North East. But next time I'm down south, I might take you up on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Painful! Im still waiting and been on this list for far too long. Im sure you will have one soon. Hopefully it hasnt been too long for you. Happy to ask my contact if its been a while.


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    Got my CHNR! Absolutely loving it. Will post some pics if I take some nice ones.

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