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Tools 18 November 2013 10:32 AM

Forum acronyms and vocabulary
 
This will be a living list and updated when new abbreviations become known and added..:cheers:


AD = Authorized Dealer (of Rolex or another watchmaker)
AK = Air King
AR - Anti-reflective coating
ARW= Authorized Rolex Watchmaker
BAR = Pressure/Depth rating (e.g.30BAR, 300m/1000ft)
BLNR = Bleu/Noir (French for Blue/Black)
Bluesy = Blue TT Sub
BNIB = Brand New In Box
BPH = Beats per hour ie. 28,800 bph, 36,000 bph
Cal = Calibre (of a movement)
COSC = Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres" (Certified Chronometer)
Coke = Black/Red GMT Insert
DD = Day-Date
DJ = DateJust
DLC = Diamond Like Carbon (usually blacked-out cases)
DRSD = Double Red Sea Dweller
DSSD = Deep Sea Sea Dweller
EXP = Explorer
EXP II = Explorer II
Flip = Changing watches in one's collection
FSOT = For Sale Or Trade
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time
GMT/GMT II = GMT Master II (Rolex Professional line model)
GMTIIC = GMTII with Ceramic Bezel
GV = Glace Verti (green-crystal of the Milgauss)
HEV = Helium Escape Valve
IBTL = In Before The Lock
JUB = Jubilee Bracelet
LEC = Laser Etched Coronet
LN = Lunette Noir (Black bezel insert)
LNIB = Like New In Box
LV = Lunette Verti (Green bezel insert)
MIB = Mint In Box
MOP = Mother Of Pearl
MSRP = Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price,
NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization. refers to fabric straps used on issue watches
ND = Non-Date (as in Sub ND)
NOS = New Old Stock
NSFW = Not Safe For Work
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OF = Oyster Flex, rubber over titanium Rolex strap
OP = Oyster Perpetual
PCL = Polished Center Links
Pepsi = Red/Blue GMT Insert
Perpetual = Self Winding/Automatic movement
PM = Precious Metal
PP = Patek Philippe
PVD = Physical Vapor Deposition (spray on metal)
PT = Platinum
Rehaut = French for flange. The engraved ring/flange under the crystal.
RER = Rolex Engraved (etched) Rehaut
RG = Rose Gold
Root Beer = Brown TT GMT
RSC = Rolex Service Center
SCL = Solid Center Links
SD = Sea Dweller
SEL = Solid End Link (referring to bracelet)
Serti dial = a watch dial that is set with precious stones
SL / L = Super Luminova, Luminova
SMP = Seamaster Professional (Omega)
Speedy = Speedmaster (Omega)
SS = Stainless Steel
Sub = Submariner
T<25 = Tritium based dial (Less than 25 millicuries of radioactive tritium)
Ti = Titanium
TOG = Turn-O-Graph
TT = Two Tone (Bi-metal- yellow fold & Stainless Steel)
WG = White Gold
WIS = Watch Idiot Savant
WTB = Want To Buy
WTS = Want to Sell
WTT = Want to Trade
YG = Yellow Gold
YM = Yacht Master
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (you may have a different experience)

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Hairdude1 18 November 2013 10:40 AM

:thumbsup:

cop414 18 November 2013 10:41 AM

Perfect Larry, I think I'll print that out and post it by the computer for my GF so she doesn't keep asking me what does that mean when I have her read something here! :thumbsup:

Cc1966 18 November 2013 10:45 AM

Very good idea Larry. This will save some folks a lot of time. Adding:

GTG = Get ToGether
DRSD = Double Red Sea Dweller

Tim, someone is going to ask what GF Means! Lol

Tools 18 November 2013 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cc1966 (Post 4542751)
Very good idea Larry. This will save some folks a lot of time.

It'll save us all a lot of time........... :rofl:

G8RDPM 18 November 2013 11:06 AM

Well done!:cheers:

paverman 18 November 2013 11:07 AM

Is this list intended to be only Rolex related terms or all watch related abbreviations?

If general in nature, several additional ones come to mind:
JLC, PP, ALS, VC, etc.

Good idea.

cop414 18 November 2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cc1966 (Post 4542751)
Very good idea Larry. This will save some folks a lot of time. Adding:

GTG = Get ToGether
DRSD = Double Red Sea Dweller

Tim, someone is going to ask what GF Means! Lol

:lol::agree:

What about B & P (box and papers)

accce 18 November 2013 11:21 AM

Should be a sticky

Bangel 18 November 2013 11:47 AM

How about the most important one?

TRF = The Rolex Forum :chuckle:

Great initiative Larry. :thumbsup: :cheers:

doubleroll 18 November 2013 12:05 PM

Awesome!


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Old Expat Beast 18 November 2013 12:31 PM

Thanks Larry.

FeelingTheBlues 18 November 2013 01:00 PM

Thank you for that list Larry, it sure will be helpful to new members. :cheers:

vitalsignsrn 18 November 2013 01:24 PM

Thank you…this is great, & much appreciated. :-)

anothernewphone 18 November 2013 01:32 PM

DSSD = Deep Sea Sea-Dweller

goldrolielove 18 November 2013 03:29 PM

NOS- New Old Stock

Bernie.H. 18 November 2013 08:44 PM

Thanks for the time and effort Larry, really appreciated......I often have to look these things up. Couple of weeks ago had to find out what 'Serti dial' meant. :thumbsup:

Cru Jones 18 November 2013 10:04 PM

:thumbsup:


BLNR = 116710BLNR
DJII = DateJust II
DDII = Day-Date II
LVc = 1166110LV
SubC = 1166110LN
SubC ND = 114060


Oh, and "Batman" only refers to:

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__...damsBatman.jpg

:cheers:

mailman 18 November 2013 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cru Jones (Post 4543645)
:thumbsup:


BLNR = 116710BLNR
DJII = DateJust II
DDII = Day-Date II
LVc = 1166110LV
SubC = 1166110LN
SubC ND = 114060


Oh, and "Batman" only refers to:

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__...damsBatman.jpg

:cheers:

:dude: :agree: :cheers:

mjclark32 18 November 2013 11:07 PM

:thumbsup:

Reu 18 November 2013 11:20 PM

A good sticky.

powerfunk 18 November 2013 11:54 PM

Awesome thread! :cheers:

THC = Tudor Heritage Chrono
OQ = Oysterquartz

GhostWriter 19 November 2013 12:12 AM

Anyone have any idea what the BLNR of the new GMT II stands for?

goldrolielove 19 November 2013 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GhostWriter (Post 4543806)
Anyone have any idea what the BLNR of the new GMT II stands for?

I believe it stands for blue & Noir ( black in french )

Bernie.H. 19 November 2013 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bernie.H. (Post 4543550)
Thanks for the time and effort Larry, really appreciated......I often have to look these things up. Couple of weeks ago had to find out what 'Serti dial' meant. :thumbsup:

Oh and 'Serif' dial. :thumbsup:

SearChart 19 November 2013 12:40 AM

Thank you, there were still quite a few that I didn't know :thumbsup:

Cru Jones 19 November 2013 01:07 AM

BTW (by the way :chuckle:) and FWIW (for what it's worth), i think the references in the original list to "verti" should be to "verte" (as in, "glace verte" and "lunette verte", not "glace verti" and "lunette verti").

:cheers:

MonBK 19 November 2013 01:12 AM

Might as well add POS to the list.

Cc1966 19 November 2013 01:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonBK (Post 4543879)
Might as well add POS to the list.

Agreed, used enough in "watchout":thumbsup:

nick c 19 November 2013 10:52 AM

Thx :thumbsup:


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