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Old 9 April 2018, 10:42 PM   #1
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WG Oysterflex Daytona Review

Here’s a little review I put together of mine for YouTube. For those who are interested, enjoy! https://youtu.be/zly1ZJPR0HA
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Old 9 April 2018, 11:01 PM   #2
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Nice vid, one of the best releases in recent years for me. Feels like a Patek, which is a very high compliment.

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Old 9 April 2018, 11:01 PM   #3
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Love that watch. I will add it at some point, im pretty sure.
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Old 9 April 2018, 11:11 PM   #4
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Great watch.
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Old 9 April 2018, 11:21 PM   #5
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Nice vid, one of the best releases in recent years for me. Feels like a Patek, which is a very high compliment.

Thank you and couldn’t agree more, my friend
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Old 9 April 2018, 11:46 PM   #6
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Great watch and review. I would have one if I had smaller wrists and a bigger wallet! Think this is a better value than paying the premium for the SS Daytona.
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Old 9 April 2018, 11:48 PM   #7
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Just a stunning watch.
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:13 AM   #8
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Good review. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:27 AM   #9
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Nice review - convinced me to pull the trigger!!




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Old 10 April 2018, 12:34 AM   #10
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Great watch and review. I would have one if I had smaller wrists and a bigger wallet! Think this is a better value than paying the premium for the SS Daytona.
Thank you and agreed. If we're talking a SS Daytona at MSRP, that's another story entirely.

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Love that watch. I will add it at some point, im pretty sure.
Do it! & thanks

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Great watch.
Thank you!

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Just a stunning watch.
For those who haven't seen it in the flesh, pictures don't do it justice

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Good review. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks & my pleasure

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Nice review - convinced me to pull the trigger
You made a fantastic decision! Say goodbye to the rest of your collection getting any wrist time
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:54 AM   #11
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What color is the face? Slate?
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:59 AM   #12
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I wondered: could we use a regular non-rolex strap (leather or rubber) to fit at the lug? I understand doing so forfeits the use of the OEM clasp. Thanks


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Old 10 April 2018, 01:14 AM   #13
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It’s beautiful. One of my fav. Right now I can’t afford wearing a car on my wrist :). Maybe someday when I win the lotto.
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:24 AM   #14
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What color is the face? Slate?
Rolex calls it a steel dial.

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I wondered: could we use a regular non-rolex strap (leather or rubber) to fit at the lug? I understand doing so forfeits the use of the OEM clasp. Thanks
I believe so, I've seen this discussed in another thread about the watch where someone did this successfully. As you said, the leather strap would require a different clasp.
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Old 10 April 2018, 01:30 AM   #15
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Has anyone tried to fit the WG bracelet on the OF models? Crazy, I know, but I'm curious.

Edit: Nevermind, just got to that part of the video. Thanks!
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Old 10 April 2018, 03:56 AM   #16
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I believe so, I've seen this discussed in another thread about the watch where someone did this successfully. As you said, the leather strap would require a different clasp.
Yes this is a steel dial which is quite rare in the Rolex universe.
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Old 10 April 2018, 04:04 AM   #17
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:37 AM   #18
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Nice review. Just texted my AD for availability.
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Old 10 April 2018, 06:17 AM   #19
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Thanks for taking the time. Good points about daily wear.
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Old 10 April 2018, 06:20 AM   #20
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Very nice! Congrats and enjoy it.
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Old 10 April 2018, 06:20 AM   #21
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well done and amazing watch!
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:33 AM   #22
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:37 AM   #23
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Love the look of watch but why is Daytona so small? 38 mm/. Def not 40mm.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:42 AM   #24
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great review! I hope to add this to the collection one day.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:13 AM   #25
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Thanks for all the comments everyone. Honestly, this watch excites me like no Rolex I've had before. There's just something so special about it.

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Love the look of watch but why is Daytona so small? 38 mm/. Def not 40mm.
The Daytona wears small for its size, but it is indeed 40 mm. The maxi cases and ceramic bezels on the Subs/GMTs/etc make them look much larger. I originally found the size of the Daytona to be too small, but now think its the ideal size.

Also, precious metal Daytonas have slightly larger cases than their SS counterparts.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:24 AM   #26
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Also, precious metal Daytonas have slightly larger cases than their SS counterparts.
I wish they had updated the SS models with the PM size cases. The difference is noticeable!
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:27 AM   #27
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I never pay much attention to Daytona posts however this model really pops. Thanks for the video.
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:20 AM   #28
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Great video...congrats
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:51 PM   #29
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This is my newest addition!! Be careful to those trying this watch on!
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Old 10 April 2018, 12:53 PM   #30
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