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Old 10 April 2018, 12:06 PM   #61
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This is the best post I have seen this week, right on,,,, the should not be called the root beer it should have a new nickname .....its not a root beer.
I agree with Lee too, it looks potentially very interesting and unique.

And as I wrote about Hershey as a nickname, Root Beer is also too American, we need international nicknames at the very least.
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:24 PM   #62
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I actually like the colour on the Rolex website. Needs to see it IRL.

All the craziness over the SS Pepsi took some thunder from it.

Esthetically, I think it is better than BLRO (and I own the WG one).
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:32 PM   #63
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:03 PM   #64
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:24 PM   #65
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I agree with Lee too, it looks potentially very interesting and unique.

And as I wrote about Hershey as a nickname, Root Beer is also too American, we need international nicknames at the very least.
One of the youtube videos in German kept referring to it as "cappuccino," which seems to be closest to the actual color.
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Old 10 April 2018, 03:35 PM   #66
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Love it, is there a wait list for this in the US?
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:40 PM   #67
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[QUOTE=AK797;8471271]I agree with Lee too, it looks potentially very interesting and unique.

And as I wrote about Hershey as a nickname, Root Beer is also too American, we need international nicknames at the very least.[/QUOTE


A BROWN Rolex!?.......nah.
Some will love it, but it will become a relatively
rare piece, a 'collectors item', almost a curiosity, like the previous iteration.

While we're choosing 'potty' sobriquet......

Definately, definately, ...........the 'Light and Bitter"
Or........the 'Pint of Chiswick'.........
(Well, you lot started this minor insanity!)
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:49 PM   #68
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Upon release it was hard to form an objective opinion on the new GMT's as, of course, all the hype made me believe I needed the Pepsi. However, in the time elapsed since the new models' inauguration, my disdain for the Pepsi has grown-- imo, bezel colour is awful, jubilee is a no-go, and it looks overall cheap to me-- while my fondness for the TT Rootbeer has grown tremendously. I am very close to putting my name down for one- I was quoted October delivery (while Pepsi is @ 5+ years LOL). IMO, a major hit from Rolex.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:20 PM   #69
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I donít see root beer. I see weak chocolate milk. Perhaps Yoohoo.
I'm not sure why "Yoohoo" makes me laugh. It just does.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:43 PM   #70
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A BROWN Rolex!?.......nah.
Some will love it, but it will become a relatively
rare piece, a 'collectors item', almost a curiosity, like the previous iteration.

While we're choosing 'potty' sobriquet......

Definately, definately, ...........the 'Light and Bitter"
Or........the 'Pint of Chiswick'.........
(Well, you lot started this minor insanity!)
We certainly can't have that, not after disgraced Ant from Ant and Dec was drunk and driving and he's from Chiswick!

As for Brown the same was said of the Platona initially and that became a forum darling once members started buying them so the same will happen here if the colours are half decent.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:05 PM   #71
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I don't get it. I've talked to a couple of ADsand they both concurred the original root beer was a terrible seller. I understand some like this others like that, i.e. Some like the hulk some don't, some like YG some don't. That's all well and good. But, I still don't understand a "remake" of a less popular piece. That brown is so......well, brown.

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Itís avoided the limelight because of the new stainless steel Pepsi but Iím not a fan all the same.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:14 PM   #73
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Cannot stomach the rose gold--- looks cheap. Like the classic yellow gold. But that is just me! This is my 1675 ca 1973. not bad for 45 years,
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:33 PM   #74
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We certainly can't have that, not after disgraced Ant from Ant and Dec was drunk and driving and he's from Chiswick!

As for Brown the same was said of the Platona initially and that became a forum darling once members started buying them so the same will happen here if the colours are half decent.[/QUOTE]
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As for the BROWN bezel on the Daytona,........nah.
The colours just don't work for me. JMHO.

These 'odd' Cerachrom shades, almost appear like they
are the nearest Rolex could get to a target colour and they've
settled for, IMHO, mediocrity.
I will too, probably, sad to say.
I won't wait for them to get the new GMT-C
bezel in the proper hue(s). I'll probably buy one despite my
reticence towards the pale Raspberry and Blueberry. It's OK I suppose,
but not perfect.
My current GMT- Coke, IS perfect, for me, so I'll keep it.
Rolex must know what people have been clammering for, but just
can't or won't give us the 'proper' GMT red -blue combination.
So, like their Cerachrom alchemists I will 'settle' for their 'close enough
for Jazz' offering.
I will still own 'the real thing' though.
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We certainly can't have that, not after disgraced Ant from Ant and Dec was drunk and driving and he's from Chiswick!

As for Brown the same was said of the Platona initially and that became a forum darling once members started buying them so the same will happen here if the colours are half decent.
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These 'odd' Cerachrom shades, almost appear like they
are the nearest Rolex could get to a target colour and they've
settled for, IMHO, mediocrity.
I will too, probably, sad to say.
I won't wait for them to get the new GMT-C
bezel in the proper hue(s). I'll probably buy one despite my
reticence towards the pale Raspberry and Blueberry. It's OK I suppose,
but not perfect.
My current GMT- Coke, IS perfect, for me, so I'll keep it.
Rolex must know what people have been clammering for, but just
can't or won't give us the 'proper' GMT red -blue combination.
So, like their Cerachrom alchemists I will 'settle' for their 'close enough
for Jazz' offering.
I will still own 'the real thing' though.[/QUOTE]



In fairness to Rolex it is well documented that it is very hard, and now seemingly impossible, to get a vibrant two primary colour ceramic insert without some leakage. I know it looks blue and red some of the time and sometimes not, but then you can say the black insert looks grey in certain light too. So buy it and enjoy it.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:46 PM   #76
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Cannot stomach the rose gold--- looks cheap. Like the classic yellow gold. But that is just me! This is my 1675 ca 1973. not bad for 45 years,
Love that dial config....
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:28 PM   #77
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Why no nipples
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:45 PM   #78
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Why no nipples
.......bit personal!
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Old 11 April 2018, 12:46 AM   #79
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Love that dial config....
Thanks, original it was a root beer but the bezel insert deteriorated heavily with the salt water diving so I made the decision to change it to black. This was done by RSC in NYC. The oyster bracelet was installed shortly afterwards when the TT jubilee was to stretched to repair.
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Old 11 April 2018, 01:08 AM   #81
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Old 11 April 2018, 01:23 AM   #82
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Why no nipples
Actually three!!!

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In fairness to Rolex it is well documented that it is very hard, and now seemingly impossible, to get a vibrant two primary colour ceramic insert without some leakage. I know it looks blue and red some of the time and sometimes not, but then you can say the black insert looks grey in certain light too. So buy it and enjoy it.
I found this image in a post on the forum and if it is truly a side view of the BLRO bezel insert it might explain a bit. It appears that the base color for the insert is Red colored ceramic to which the blue is added last. I would think that dependent on the lighting the penetration of the blue could go into the red causing the red color to mix with the blue causing the apparent violet color frequently seen.

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Old 11 April 2018, 02:18 AM   #83
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[QUOTE=HogwldFLTR;8472902]Actually three!!!

Ah, Scaramanga!
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Old 11 April 2018, 02:24 AM   #84
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Actually three!!!



I found this image in a post on the forum and if it is truly a side view of the BLRO bezel insert it might explain a bit. It appears that the base color for the insert is Red colored ceramic to which the blue is added last. I would think that dependent on the lighting the penetration of the blue could go into the red causing the red color to mix with the blue causing the apparent violet color frequently seen.

If it was a case of just bleeding, then one colour, the original, should be a clear red or blue and then just the added colour will be unclear/mixed. But as both blue and red are off at times I think both colours had to be changed before they are mixed just to get this close.
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Actually three!!!

Ah, Scaramanga!
Exactly!!! (Bond reference of course).
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Exactly!!! (Bond reference of course).
"Ah, Mr HogwldFLTR, I've been expecting you".
(Doesn't have quite the same 'ring' to it, does it.)
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Old 11 April 2018, 05:45 PM   #87
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among the the Rolex Basel releases this year by Rolex, I found the "root beers" to be the dark horse and more of a "surprise" than the Pepsi Steel on Jubilee... Felt the Full Rose gold "root beer" to be the nicer of the two... will probably have to see it in metal to see if its really as nice what the photos suggest..
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Old 11 April 2018, 07:02 PM   #88
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I think it looks great whether a root beer or not.
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Old 12 April 2018, 04:37 AM   #89
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Nice I like to but still undecided as to whether to go for this or the RG TT YM...
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Personally, following much thought and brainstorming I feel the correct name for the watch is the Coke Beer!!!!


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