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Old 10 April 2018, 12:21 PM   #91
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:26 PM   #92
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I say we call it “Barney”, as in the dinosaur!


This Barney guy better not be another American...
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:02 PM   #93
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I was at a Toronto AD today and they said a deposit now may mean you get your watch in a year or two. Demand seems to exceed supply by a healthy margin.
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:07 PM   #94
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Three pages deep and the OP hasn't responded once.
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:35 PM   #95
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It was remember the phantom raspberry blower of the Two Ronnies.
The word "blower" refers to the mouth, as in blowing up a balloon.

"Blowing a raspberry, strawberry or making a Bronx cheer, is to make a noise that may signify derision, real or feigned. It may also be used in childhood phonemic play either solely by the child or by adults towards a child to encourage imitation to the delight of both parties. It is made by placing the tongue between the lips and blowing to produce a sound similar to flatulence."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowing_a_raspberry
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:38 PM   #96
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This is all crazy talk. The new GMT is f$@king awesome. I hope to own k e someday.


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Old 10 April 2018, 02:35 PM   #97
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This Barney guy better not be another American...


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Old 10 April 2018, 03:03 PM   #98
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New Pepsi Really a Raspberry

OP is one less person in line waiting. Better for those who want the SS BLRO. The WG BLRO here was photographed using true daylight bulbs indoors, in studio w DSLR. No photoshop. You will see different colors in different lighting. Yep, a little waxy looking. You have to see it in person. I’m keeping mine. Sold it and regretted it. Got another. Won’t make that mistake again. And I love my 5-digits. They rock. Hard to beat a classic.







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Old 10 April 2018, 03:06 PM   #99
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Ditto



The 5digit Pepsi color was great...for 1980’s

Hence, it looks great as a vintage watch.



For the new ceramic age, the current “Pepsi” color is more modern and appropriate, imo.


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Old 10 April 2018, 04:29 PM   #100
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For the OP, even if it's pink and purple, you have almost no chance of getting one from your AD so no worry. It's a win-win for you and others. LOL
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Old 10 April 2018, 04:36 PM   #101
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"count ten and then, say nothing".

Amen




Too late! Haha
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Old 10 April 2018, 04:46 PM   #102
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In the UK a raspberry is slang for a fart
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Old 10 April 2018, 04:46 PM   #103
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I took a speed reading course once, then read War and Peace in 20 minutes.

It involves Russia.
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:00 PM   #104
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The colors aren't as vibrant as Rolex's website and some of the renders. Still doesn't look 'cheap'
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:14 PM   #105
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No it’s not.
As a Londoner, could I just settle this...

http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk...spberry_tart_1

It's mostly used nowadays to describe making the noise with your lips. Whether this came from the Two Ronnies I have no idea...

https://youtu.be/9nyE1DFNmfY?t=37


Could I suggest the nickname "Tart" for the new GMT, before it becomes "Fart"?


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Old 10 April 2018, 08:29 PM   #106
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It funny, in the vintage 1675 those purple/pink colors are quite desirable by many.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:29 PM   #107
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Love this!!!!! Lol
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:31 PM   #108
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One less buyer makes it easier for me to get one. I love the bezel colours.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:53 PM   #109
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It funny, in the vintage 1675 those purple/pink colors are quite desirable by many.
I thought this too. People are all about faded Pepsi dials...unless it's on the ceramics, then it "doesn't match Pepsi colors".
Maybe because it's not vintage. And as we all know, everything vintage is amazing.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:54 PM   #110
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My mother used to always tell me "Count till 10 before you say anything". I think this applies here..
You weren't listening!
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Old 10 April 2018, 10:18 PM   #111
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Saw this on the hotel sink. Not the perfect red and blue, reminded me of the BLRO ;)

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Old 10 April 2018, 10:29 PM   #112
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I have not handled one, but I have seen tons of pictures side by side.

I don´t like the blue which is purplish, nor the red which is pinkish. The bezel looks like a raspberry and does not deserve to be called the Pepsi.

I will not be a taker of this watch until Rolex gets the colors right.
gee never heard that one before!

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Old 10 April 2018, 10:37 PM   #113
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What I don't appreciate is Rolex heavily editing the colors they use on their website to make them look red and blue when they aren't.
I fell in love with and went to buy a BLRO until I saw it in person. I love the heft, the feel of the gold, etc. but the colors IRL just aren't as they appear in most photos. I assume, because it's what I read everywhere, that the bezel is the same for the Pepsi. So even at half the price, I still don't want it.
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:09 PM   #114
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16710 will be a $20,000 watch because of this gaffe imo.

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Old 10 April 2018, 11:42 PM   #115
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Some explanation on the manufacturing process of the ceramic Pepsi bezel on the link below.



https://youtu.be/jJNZbvRLAUU


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Old 11 April 2018, 12:19 AM   #116
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Old 11 April 2018, 12:24 AM   #117
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Old 11 April 2018, 01:04 AM   #118
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Some explanation on the manufacturing process of the ceramic Pepsi bezel on the link below.

https://youtu.be/jJNZbvRLAUU
Nice link - now subscribed. Also a dab video on how automatic watches work
https://youtu.be/3eMTWX07eY4
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Old 11 April 2018, 01:38 AM   #119
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Nice link - now subscribed. Also a dab video on how automatic watches work
https://youtu.be/3eMTWX07eY4
And here is the insert in cross section. I suspect in different lightings more of the base red color bleeds through the blue.

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Old 11 April 2018, 02:03 AM   #120
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Although I'm a banned member and there's a price on my head wanted dead or alive on the OF, I still read the Modern Omega section earnestly, have no recollection of the regular folks and my friends over there ever mocking Rolex GMT Master II Ref 126710 BLRO bicoloured cerachrom bezel or painting a negative picture. On the contrary it's the readers on the TRF who are actualy making repetitive unsubtantiated claims without even examining the watch yet in the flesh in real time.Can any0ne confirm the New Pepsi GMT shown to the public at Baselworld 2018 weren't prototypes of the actual watch?
Can you PM me and show proof of a thread on the Modern Omega Section where the readers were throwing insults on the New Pepsi? I'm curious.As far as I know, my friends over there were asking when the first batches would arrive, they were eager to get their hands on the new Pepsi GMT. Maybe the insults came from another forum but I certainly doubt your allegations about the folks at the Modern Omega section where I once had 5000 posts+
It was a joke and i was joking Omega HQ employees not whomever their non-affiliated forum posters are. I don't spend time reading their forum, so can't comment

My AD's owner goes to Basel every year. He said the bezel is the exact same BLRO as the 116719BLRO. Which, for me is not a bad thing. Rolex examples at Bezel are always the actual watches. Some don't have movements, but are weighted correctly. Bezel looks great in real life. Anything brighter could boarder on obnoxious for a Ceramic bezeled watch. They have more gloss to them than Aluminum of course and the bright colors some lust for aren't ones that would work well on these watches from my perspective.
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