Favorite Rolex?

Ron Resnick

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Which is your favorite Rolex, and why?

I am not into watches at all, but for some reason I find the Rolex Daytona in yellow gold with the black (really shimmery purple) mother of pearl dial totally beautiful!
 

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Vienna

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Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, SS and black
 

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We’ve had a few in our family and would agree that the MOP (Mother of Pearl) dial can work very nicely with some gold. My wife once had a two tone Yachtmaster with brown shaded MOP dial and that was a nice combination. Need to try a few on your wrist to find what works best and some of the new Everose models look quite attractive. My personal fave? A customised no date Submariner with DLC black coating and navy nato strap.
 

wisnon

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I used to work with the wife of the lead designer of Daytona2. Interesting annecdote. He lent me the prototype to wear for about an hour in 1998. I uniquely had a glass back.
 

Bodhi

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I couldn't pick just one, so here is the two I would gun for. My first pick is a complete pipe dream - the Rolex Oyster LED...the Oyster that never was. Rolex produced 5 prototypes back in the 70's (Ref No.7065). 4 were destroyed, and 1 was allegedly stolen by an employee, making the last remaining example the rarest and most collectable Rolex of all!

But my realistic pick is the 2019 Yacht-Master II. I love it's nautical look, blue ceramic bezel & the overall aesthetic appeal of the dial and hands, with a mix of white, blue & red. Most other models are way too common & copied.
 

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Rolex DBlue - James Cameron Deep Sea.
Love mine!!
 

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I was in the watch Industry for a few years and worked for the largest pre-owned site on the web.
The watches you want to own are Stainless Steel sport watches,
Submariners, Daytona's, Sky dwellers, deep sea and last but not least date just. The precious metal watches do not hold their values nor do the two tone watches,
Daytona watches routinely sell for over the list price and the recent sky dwellers in SS are selling for 4-8k over list pre owned.
Which one you like is up to you.
 
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Bodhi

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The Sky Dweller looks nice in Oystersteel and white gold with the blue dial. The yellow gold also looks beautiful, but is $58.5kAUD! :eek:
 

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Steve Williams

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I like many of the models in the line and all too many times was prepared to buy one but two things stopped me

1. They are far from accurate time pieces

2. IMO they are not as fashionable as days gone by. The truly opulent and well heeled men are now wearing the Hublot Big Bang in its many iterations
 
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KeithR

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I like many of the models in the line and all too many times was prepared to buy one but two things stopped me

1. They are far from accurate time pieces

2. IMO they are not as fashionable as days gone by. The truly opulent and well heeled men are now wearing the Hublot Big Bang in its many iterations
You might revisit Rolex - I did not like them for years, but Rolex is now one of the best watchmakers, period. All of their materials are even made in-house - 904 steel is exceptional material.

1. Rolex is now within 2 seconds a day - the newer 3255 movement is one of the most accurate in the world. My IWCs dream of that accuracy despite the nice finished movements.

2. Hublot is a bling watch, sorry, and horologically uninteresting.

Richard Mille is now the "opulent" and hotly debated brand - their pieces are $100k to over $1mm!

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Steve Williams

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different strokes for different folks Keith

My guess is they lose 2 seconds each day

BTW your Richard Mille looks like a dumbed down Hublot which chronologically looks very interesting to me
 

Steve Williams

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The one Rolex that I really like is the rare model that my oldest son has in which the bezel is made from a meteorite found one earth
 

GMKF

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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600
Rolex Daytona 116519 Beach Turquoise Blue Gold
Rolex Quartz Beta 21 “Il Texano” Ref. 5100
Rolex Cellini Moonphase 50535
Rolex GMT-Master II 116718LN

Not much of a fan of the Day-Date or the Datejust.
But I'm really more of a Breitling/Omega guy.
 

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