Thian...have you got that Rolex yet? ;>)

Thian...have you got that Rolex yet? ;>)

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February 12th, 2012, 9:04 pm #1

I'll never be able to rationalize a purchase like that but that's only because I don't have the money

I'm wearing this today...


It has finally dawned on me why I like this style so much. Apart from it being good looking; it fits perfectly.
By fit, I mean that it sits just right on my wrist and that the submariner case works so much better than most dive style watches when it comes to cuffs.

Even my NY2300 can be a bit uncomfortable with tightish cuffs like the ones on my sweatshirts. The sub seems to go unnoticed in that I can rotate my wrist and the watch doesn't grab or get hung up in/on the cuff.

Only my watches with this 'submariner' style fit this well. All the Seikos, Citizens, Casios, Timex, etc. tend to be a bit uncomfortable since they constantly let you know they are there and being held captive by the cuff. The most obvious reason for this is that they are all much thicker.

I wonder if this was part of the plan when Rolex designed the first submariner case?

Perhaps it's a good thing that there are homages to the original sub that have kept to the design. I makes it much easier and more palatable to have one of these watches without the cost or the nonsense surrounding the brand name and logo.

This one is exactly the same with the exception of the external markings...
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February 12th, 2012, 9:24 pm #2


passes, the more inane it seems to get the Rolex. I have even searched the Tudor sub auctions! hahha!They are half the cost of the Rolex and more in line with the Omegas. I have a mind to get that Omega moon watch version 145.022 caliber 861 but still am on the fence!

Your sentiments on the wearing the sub shaped watches are the same as mine lately. With winter clothing being worn now, the smaller and thinner watches are easier not to catch on coat or tracksuit cuffs!  The Omegas are thin enough too to not catch much. This is why I have nixed the MM and Tunas etc....too bulky IMO for me......

 
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February 12th, 2012, 9:44 pm #3

I'll never be able to rationalize a purchase like that but that's only because I don't have the money

I'm wearing this today...


It has finally dawned on me why I like this style so much. Apart from it being good looking; it fits perfectly.
By fit, I mean that it sits just right on my wrist and that the submariner case works so much better than most dive style watches when it comes to cuffs.

Even my NY2300 can be a bit uncomfortable with tightish cuffs like the ones on my sweatshirts. The sub seems to go unnoticed in that I can rotate my wrist and the watch doesn't grab or get hung up in/on the cuff.

Only my watches with this 'submariner' style fit this well. All the Seikos, Citizens, Casios, Timex, etc. tend to be a bit uncomfortable since they constantly let you know they are there and being held captive by the cuff. The most obvious reason for this is that they are all much thicker.

I wonder if this was part of the plan when Rolex designed the first submariner case?

Perhaps it's a good thing that there are homages to the original sub that have kept to the design. I makes it much easier and more palatable to have one of these watches without the cost or the nonsense surrounding the brand name and logo.

This one is exactly the same with the exception of the external markings...
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is now on the wrist. This watch, as you well know, given as a prize by zoodles, has a price value of near nothing...but it is just as valuable and treasured as the rest of the collection. Smart looking and accurate. What more from a watch?? It always keeps me sane when I think about the tons of moola I have spent on wa tches...

 

 

 

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February 12th, 2012, 10:13 pm #4

passes, the more inane it seems to get the Rolex. I have even searched the Tudor sub auctions! hahha!They are half the cost of the Rolex and more in line with the Omegas. I have a mind to get that Omega moon watch version 145.022 caliber 861 but still am on the fence!

Your sentiments on the wearing the sub shaped watches are the same as mine lately. With winter clothing being worn now, the smaller and thinner watches are easier not to catch on coat or tracksuit cuffs!  The Omegas are thin enough too to not catch much. This is why I have nixed the MM and Tunas etc....too bulky IMO for me......

 
'snowflake' diver in the sub case to the Rolex. It is different enough looking that I would enjoy it, knowing that it wouldn't be as likely to attract attention.

Alas, they too are out of reach

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February 12th, 2012, 10:40 pm #5

the regular 200m sub style tudor..nice...and same going price as the Omega  vintage watches..under $2000usd...
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February 12th, 2012, 11:20 pm #6

I'll wear it for a while to make sure you got your money's worth...then I'll send it to you
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/70s-Tudor-Submar ... 2ebb601f57

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February 13th, 2012, 12:43 am #7

'snowflake' diver in the sub case to the Rolex. It is different enough looking that I would enjoy it, knowing that it wouldn't be as likely to attract attention.

Alas, they too are out of reach

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Hi. The Tudor is not near as good. The Snowflake is about the same price these days. Cheers Phil
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February 13th, 2012, 1:34 am #8

or were those the ones with ETA movements?

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February 13th, 2012, 1:49 am #9

Hi. The Tudor is not near as good. The Snowflake is about the same price these days. Cheers Phil
I am thinking of getting one, 5th version 861 caliber from 1968 onwards....not sure of other specs. I did not handle it in the store but took note ..tis a 145022....$2500usd....
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February 13th, 2012, 2:46 am #10

or were those the ones with ETA movements?

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2784 caliber movement. It is likely a 25 jewel movement and it beats at 28,800bph.

I don't know if this is comparable to the Rolex movement that was put in these later on but it is not much more than the precursor to the ETA 2824, so I guess it's nothing special under the hood.

What Rolex movement was used in these watches and how does it compare to the ETA?

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