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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxy100 View Post
    I bought a black dial 42mm Exp2 for my 40th. I didn't want a Sub and would have gone for a GMT had they not doubled in price since I bought mine in about 2007 (and sold it in about 2011 for about the same!). About two months later they brought out the BLNR and I was very annoyed, a blue/black GMT would have fitted the bill perfectly. Fortunately I'm very fond of my Exp2, even though until a month ago I'd worn it sparingly (for some reason I've started wearing it every day). I had no idea it was brought out to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Exp2.
    I suppose there is always the risk of something coming out that could stir up buyers remorse!

    I like the idea of an exp2 as my first ever rolex was a 2010 black face exp2, if I made this my last rolex that would complete the circle (but that's probably just wishful thinking)

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    Well, my mate just collected his batman yesterday and I have to say it may have influenced me to consider something a bit more Ďflashyí, itís very very nice.

    There are too many nice watches out there


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    Birth year Speedy in good condition with lovely faded tritium. Timeless classic and adds a touch of meaning to the milestone.

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    Well today is the dayÖ. The big 4-0!

    After a lot of deliberation and changing my mind back and forth I went for my first Rolex, a 41mm Submariner and Iím delighted with it




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    Fantastic watch, impossible to go wrong with that. I've been wearing mine for the last 5 weeks.

    Happy birthday.

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    Solid choice & looks great on your wrist. I'm on the list for an ND for my 50th - how long did you wait in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Fantastic watch, impossible to go wrong with that. I've been wearing mine for the last 5 weeks.

    Happy birthday.
    Thank you. I actually picked mine up 5 weeks ago but resisted the temptation and saved it for today (which was difficult).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jari37 View Post
    Solid choice & looks great on your wrist. I'm on the list for an ND for my 50th - how long did you wait in the end?
    Thank you. Roughly 12 months wait. When is your birthday?


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    Happy birthday and congratulations on getting your Sub

    I did the same, after saving long and hard, and I still have it. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I've enjoyed mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Collector View Post
    Thank you. Roughly 12 months wait. When is your birthday?


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    June next year. Bought a Seamaster on my 49th & went on the list for a Sub & Exp II the same day. Was told to expect 9-12 months, which seemed about right.

    Anyway, congrats fella, looks great!

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    Iím also looking for a 40th in 18 months ish. For me the key things are:
    ~ Picking a watch with a design that will look as good in 20 years as it does today.
    ~ Correct dimension and comfort for my taste.
    ~ Something that feels special.
    ~ Versatile watch that can be worn for many occasions.
    ~ Adds something new and different to my small collection.
    ~ My budget is up to 6k.

    So far from trying watches on the only watch that really catches my eye A LOT is the omega speedmaster moon watch with exhibition case back.

    Outliers would be a Glashutte Original panomatic lunar and a zenith chronomaster.

    Good luck with your search and enjoy it.

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Happy birthday and congratulations on getting your Sub

    I did the same, after saving long and hard, and I still have it. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I've enjoyed mine.

    Thank you, Iím sure I will. Great that youíve kept yours


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    Many happy returns!
    I turned 40 in May and also bought a 41mm Sub. The clasp felt massive at first but I soon got used to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    Many happy returns!
    I turned 40 in May and also bought a 41mm Sub. The clasp felt massive at first but I soon got used to it!
    Thanks Dave.
    Did you go for date or no date? I know what you mean about the clasp. I do like the sliding adjust, thatíll come in handy when itís warm


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