The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch


ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Old 8 June 2009, 04:21 AM   #1
DCGuy1965
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 238
Create Your Own Custom Rolex

THis should be interesting. If you were given the opportunity to go inside the Rolex factory in Geneva and have them custom make you the watch of your choice what would you have them design for you? I personally would keep it somewhat simple - a TT DJ but instead of 18K yellow gold I would want white gold. I never understood why they only made the white gold bezel and all stainless. If the center linkls were white gold I think it would shine even more. Oh well, one can always wish
DCGuy1965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 04:24 AM   #2
GEZ7ch
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Israel
Watch: Tag Heuer Wan2110
Posts: 397
I'd be changing the bracelet on the Explorer to PCL, change the clasp to the new style clasp, and change the Rolex crown to be ingraved and not painted =]
__________________
ROLEX Yacht-Master 116622 Pt.Dial
Tag Heuer Aquaracer Automatic WAN2110 and WAP2011
Longines HydroConquest Quartz Ref.L3.663.4.76.6
Certina DS - Action Diver Automatic 200m - Blue Dial
GEZ7ch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 04:38 AM   #3
crombie
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 235
I would add 3-6-9 to the Sub no date, and use the crown at the 12oclock.
crombie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 04:48 AM   #4
SubmarinerMan
"TRF" Member
 
SubmarinerMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Real Name: Matt
Location: Bedford, UK
Watch: 16610LV
Posts: 1,045
I would get them to make the original Bond Sub ref.6538!!! Like the one in DR.NO!!
__________________
Rolex Submariner 16610 LV 'M'. Rolex Submariner 16610 'M'. Omega Seamaster 2226.80.00. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2907.50.91 .
SubmarinerMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 04:50 AM   #5
chu88y
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: LONDON
Watch: SDDS
Posts: 661
I would be putting a date on the daytona and doubling the production
chu88y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 05:00 AM   #6
SLS
2014 Pledge Member
 
SLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Real Name: Scott
Location: GMT -7
Watch: GMT's & Sub's
Posts: 8,136
My change would be for the entire sport line....and be permanent! I would go back to matte dials sans the WG surrounds on the sport models.
Scott
__________________
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of lower price is forgotten." -Benjamin Franklin

Member No. 922
SLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 05:50 AM   #7
ijen0311
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Real Name: Jen
Location: Jax, FL
Watch: Sea-Dweller
Posts: 4,013
An everose sub!

But wait... I still couldn't afford it...
ijen0311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 06:00 AM   #8
shandy
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Real Name: Ian
Location: canada
Posts: 1,737
I would put a date wheel on the Milgauss (No cyclops though, have it like the SD) as well as have brushed center links

Also, If I can have one more choice, I would have one of the new GMT'S with a pepsi ceramic and brushed center links as well!
shandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 06:03 AM   #9
allanofcalifornia
"TRF" Member
 
allanofcalifornia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Real Name: Allan
Location: California
Watch: WG Daytona
Posts: 3,202
A totally black SS sub with the white lume hands and markers.


Allan
__________________
16710 Black GMT Master II (K Series)
16613 TT Blue Submariner (F Series)
116509 WG Silver Daytona (D Series)
allanofcalifornia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 06:22 AM   #10
dentman
"TRF" Member
 
dentman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Real Name: kenny
Location: uk
Watch: This Space!
Posts: 158
A 5517 exactly like it was made in '70's.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1.jpg (60.2 KB, 260 views)

Last edited by dentman; 8 June 2009 at 06:26 AM.. Reason: added pic'
dentman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 06:36 AM   #11
damoyorkie
"TRF" Member
 
damoyorkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Real Name: Damien
Location: United Kingdom
Watch: Sea Dweller
Posts: 208
Re: Allan's post, I came across this firm called Project X in London, whilst surfing t'interweb.

Check this out:http://www.projectxdesigns.com/details1_product-2.html

Apologies if I am restating anything that has already been posted. The all black ones look pretty good, I reckon.
damoyorkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 10:20 AM   #12
Wildwing
"TRF" Member
 
Wildwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 594
I would have them make a Day Date, white dial, stick markers, but all in stainless steel, with the President band also in steel.
Wildwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 12:13 PM   #13
bradiowausa
"TRF" Member
 
bradiowausa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Real Name: Brad
Location: Iowa
Watch: Air-King
Posts: 599
I would make the datejust 38 mm, instead of the 41 and 36 options.
bradiowausa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 12:51 PM   #14
kingkongkelley
2014 Pledge Member
 
kingkongkelley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Real Name: Giant Gorilla
Location: Skull Island
Watch: I can't tell time
Posts: 6,521
For me the GMTIIC Two Tone is perfect. However, I would like one other Rolex . . .


44 MM Daytona

With a date function

And a GMT hand.



Maybe I should just go buy an Omega Broad Arrow



kingkongkelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 01:04 PM   #15
sparky
"TRF" Member
 
sparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Real Name: Cal
Location: Seattle, WA.
Watch: explorer
Posts: 414
I would make an explorer with a large date at 4 o'clock.
sparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 01:06 PM   #16
pz93c
"TRF" Member
 
pz93c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Real Name: Brian
Location: Republic of Texas
Posts: 2,781
Explorer with lumed 3, 6, and 9 markers and a TOG bezel.
pz93c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 01:19 PM   #17
rcher
"TRF" Member
 
rcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Real Name: Warren
Location: Arizona
Watch: Air King
Posts: 206
All titanium Sub ND with Slide Lock clasp.

Damn, that would just be the ultimate for me and I wouldn't care what it cost!
__________________
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
I came, I saw, I stuck around.
rcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 01:57 PM   #18
Colnago
"TRF" Member
 
Colnago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Real Name: Bill Hart
Location: Richmond, NY, UK
Watch: Rlx=4, Tdr=3, Om=3
Posts: 2,914
GMT II C with red 24 hour hand, red writing and ceramic pepsi bezel.....

(I also think the lume applied to the Exp 3, 6 and 9 would be a leap, can never figure out for the life of me why it was never done)
__________________
Bill
"There's only three kinds of people in this world....those that can count....and those that can't"
TRF's "JJ's" Bar & NightClub Patron
Colnago is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 02:04 PM   #19
Lisa
2014 La Royale Pledge Member
 
Lisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: oklahoma city
Posts: 15,735
I'd like to have a 34mm with a two-tone California dial, with the half-Roman, half-Arabic face like the vintage bubblebacks had. And the dial colors would be... let's see... cream in the center and aqua on the outer portion. The numbers would be cream - and have lume, of course! And an oyster bracelet, probably.
Lisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 02:06 PM   #20
shandy
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Real Name: Ian
Location: canada
Posts: 1,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingkongkelley View Post
For me the GMTIIC Two Tone is perfect. However, I would like one other Rolex . . .


44 MM Daytona

With a date function

And a GMT hand.



Maybe I should just go buy an Omega Broad Arrow



Or even better, this wonder!

http://www.seiko-watch.co.jp/gs/coll...ml?pid=SBGC001
shandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 04:05 PM   #21
Mwing
"TRF" Member
 
Mwing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 216
48mm deepest sea with 25mm wide band
Mwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 04:13 PM   #22
Singslinger
"TRF" Member
 
Singslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: singapore
Posts: 4,666
A stainless steel, 43mm Blue Sub would be my first choice. Next would be a S/S 40mm Explorer.
Singslinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 04:47 PM   #23
Jimbits76
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 9,466
I can't believe nobody has siad "Submariner in red" yet???!!!!????

J
Jimbits76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 05:24 PM   #24
Imtiaz
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Real Name: De
Location: Tokyo
Watch: Daytona, Sub, DS,
Posts: 1,047
Blue Sub in SS for me.

That's my dream watch, as I cannot justify the WG Blue Sub.
Imtiaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 09:05 PM   #25
Rolex116520
"TRF" Member
 
Rolex116520's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: EEC
Watch: Daytona & Deepsea
Posts: 2,389
New white dial ( arabic numbers ) DJ"II" SS. WG fluted bezel and WG center links jubilee hidden clasp bracelet.
Rolex116520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 09:06 PM   #26
Rolex116520
"TRF" Member
 
Rolex116520's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: EEC
Watch: Daytona & Deepsea
Posts: 2,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mwing View Post
48mm deepest sea with 25mm wide band
+300 gr watch , COOL !!!!!!!
Rolex116520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8 June 2009, 11:36 PM   #27
2th DR
2014 Bond007 Pledge Member
 
2th DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Real Name: Mark-O!
Location: Arlington, TX
Watch: Rolex
Posts: 12,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by Colnago View Post
GMT II C with red 24 hour hand, red writing and ceramic pepsi bezel.....

(I also think the lume applied to the Exp 3, 6 and 9 would be a leap, can never figure out for the life of me why it was never done)
Man, Bill, you scare me! That's exactly what I would want! Exactly!
__________________
Sure I can save your tooth... You got a jar?

TRFs "AFTER DARK" Bar & NightClub Co-Founder,
Managing Partner, JJ's Bar
Certified Lume Freak
Member #3
Let's drive fast and eat cheese! Consequences be damned!
2th DR is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Banner Of The Month
*Banner Of The Month*
This space is provided free of charge to outstanding horological resources.







Copyright 2004-2015, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.