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      10-02-2006, 12:31 PM   #23
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excellent watch, piaget's are nice as well
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      10-02-2006, 12:33 PM   #24
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You're sure to be on their christmas mailing list Again, beautiful watch and photography
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      10-02-2006, 12:35 PM   #25
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Nice one John.

I'm waiting on the same one(just another 6 months or so..)

First I'm going to sell my JLC Compressor Chrono.It isn't the Rolex quality I expected(wearing my SS sub date 24/7)

That surprises me. JLC produces in much smaller numbers...I'd actually expect better quality from them as compared to Rolex. What issues have you had?
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      10-02-2006, 12:37 PM   #26
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Daytona........nice find!

However, I didn't know the part about this watch being a very hard-to-get piece - my brother has had his (black face) for almost 4 years and neither him or me have heard about this "limited" availablity.

I guess you learn something new everyday.

BTW, why did you have to pay full MSRP? Is there no room to budge on the black-face Daytonas?
Think about it - ever Rolex dealer in the world has a waiting list for this watch. The ability to buy one at retail is a gift (they go for 2-3k above retail in the secondary markets). Not a whole bunch of incentive for an authorized dealer to give any discount on a Daytona.
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      10-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #27
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Congratz on your new watch-GREAT piece!
But what's the point of having 2 Daytonas? Just so you can say you have 2?
Rolex only makes two color variatons in stainless steel - black and white. It's a completionist thing.
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      10-02-2006, 12:48 PM   #28
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i have one on order at the rolex store at the Wynn casino in las vegas. its the exact same watch but with the white face. this is one of the hardest watches to find right now, they told me i should have it in about six years. i have a cartier panther that i plan on trading in towards the rolex if it ever actually arrives. all the rolex dealers in the boston area laugh when i inquire about the s.s. daytona so i dont really look all that hard anymore. what do you think about buying a daytona down in the carribean?
Funny you should mention the Wynn...I met the watch buyer for the Wynn in Reno a couple of weeks ago...nice guy.

You won't have any more luck looking in the Carribean than anywhere else in the world unfortunately. Getting a Daytona is as much about relationships as anything else.
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      10-02-2006, 01:17 PM   #29
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Interesting thing about the Carribean.......I got my SS/white gold Datejust Jubilee (diamond markers) from there for about $4900. I inquired here for the exact same watch and it's about 6K.

However, in the case of the Daytona, I bet it's the same deal everywhere. I love the black face on it ;-)
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      10-02-2006, 03:23 PM   #30
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Congrats on the watch That looks amazing.
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      10-02-2006, 03:58 PM   #31
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Congrats on the watch That looks amazing.
Thanks Ryan!
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      10-02-2006, 05:25 PM   #32
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i like the white dial better but it's still nice to have. wht do u think of the yachtmaster and the pan dennis hof wears on the cathouse?
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      10-02-2006, 09:18 PM   #33
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i like the white dial better but it's still nice to have. wht do u think of the yachtmaster and the pan dennis hof wears on the cathouse?
I'm not sure about the other reference, but I'm a big fan of the Yacht-Master. I've had mine for a couple of years and wear it about once a week at least.



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congrats on the new watch. you got a really good deal too. now you should get the white gold daytona with the red hand and black dial. =D
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congrats on the new watch. you got a really good deal too. now you should get the white gold daytona with the red hand and black dial. =D
I've tried that watch on, and I do like it. But, if I was going to go gold for a Daytona, I'm far more likely to go with the yelow gold, gold dial/black sub dial Daytona.
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      10-03-2006, 06:07 AM   #36
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John, the minute counter/hand for the chronograph stopped for some reason and the marks/arrows of chrono zero reset aren't exactly pointed precisely towards eachother. Maybe difficult to do(because it's a mech movement) but you know, my father is a watchmaker, he told me he didn't want to take a look at it because it was only 2 months old(warranty)

Now the watch is in Germany, being tested(for 2 months already!!!) and I expect the watch being here in about 5!!!! weeks.

Nice way to go JLC!

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      10-03-2006, 03:27 PM   #37
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I'm not sure about the other reference, but I'm a big fan of the Yacht-Master. I've had mine for a couple of years and wear it about once a week at least.



thanks, maybe u have a hook up if my others don't come through...
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      10-03-2006, 05:08 PM   #38
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I just read that Rolex will have a price increase of 10-15% starting this month. Was your purchase affected by this increase?
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      10-04-2006, 01:11 AM   #39
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I dont know anything about the watch subculture, and was kind of MEH and who gives a fuck upon reading the thread title.

But my god....those photos... Breathtaking. I would love to see something like that on my wrist. Jesus christ.
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Out the door (full retail plus tax) was $7465.00.
Wow. It's scary having something that small so expensive. Oops, I forgot about the engagement ring.
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once again, great pics John

good to see some new stuff around, it's been some time since the last bunch

keep up the good work!
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      10-06-2006, 04:04 PM   #42
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i have one on order at the rolex store at the Wynn casino in las vegas. its the exact same watch but with the white face. this is one of the hardest watches to find right now, they told me i should have it in about six years. i have a cartier panther that i plan on trading in towards the rolex if it ever actually arrives. all the rolex dealers in the boston area laugh when i inquire about the s.s. daytona so i dont really look all that hard anymore. what do you think about buying a daytona down in the carribean?
why wait six years for a watch? r u trying to get it for retail? Try styrke from 6speedonline.com or tarrytown jewelers if daytona john can't hook u up. if u need to know when to press ur bets at the wynn, foxwoods, pm me...
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Hey John-other than sending it to Rolex-can you recommend anyone in NYC to polish a Rolex?
My GMT needs a good polishing!

Thanks,
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Hey John-other than sending it to Rolex-can you recommend anyone in NYC to polish a Rolex?
My GMT needs a good polishing!

Thanks,
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go to the rolex service center on 5th... or u could try tourneau but not sure if they polish watches...
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