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Old 18 March 2023, 02:34 PM   #1
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30 years old next week

My first Rolex was a Sub Date, Purchased Locally 23/03/1993 still going strong , Cost £1775 , Two RSC services and one replacement bracelet, now living with my son .

Does anyone else remember there first purchase ,I remember it like it was yesterday, plenty of pieces have come and gone but this has some special meaning and part of the reason it’s with my son is ,I know he would never sell it .

I am 60 next year and want some thing new to celebrate �� . I would like something 40mm and don’t wear yellow or rose gold , I have tried it and feel it’s too flash, Platinum,White Gold ,Stainless is my thing , Even Titanium if it was available. Don’t wear Leather straps either . Suggestions are welcome ��

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Old 18 March 2023, 02:40 PM   #2
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Great memories!! My first 1994. How about explorer 1??


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Old 18 March 2023, 02:41 PM   #3
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My first, 1986, I earned my Navy Pilot Wings. The model? A GMT of course.
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Old 18 March 2023, 02:42 PM   #4
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My first Rolex was a Sub Date, Purchased Locally 23/03/1993 still going strong , Cost £1775 , Two RSC services and one replacement bracelet, now living with my son .

Does anyone else remember there first purchase ,I remember it like it was yesterday, plenty of pieces have come and gone but this has some special meaning and part of the reason itís with my son is ,I know he would never sell it .

I am 60 next year and want some thing new to celebrate �� . I would like something 40mm and donít wear yellow or rose gold , I have tried it and feel itís too flash, Platinum,White Gold ,Stainless is my thing , Even Titanium if it was available. Donít wear Leather straps either . Suggestions are welcome ��

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Pictures of your first?


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Old 18 March 2023, 02:43 PM   #5
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My first, 1986, I earned my Navy Pilot Wings. The model? A GMT of course.

Paul, I thought you guys prefer Naval Aviator.

Pics or it didnít happen.
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Old 18 March 2023, 02:45 PM   #6
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Paul, I thought you guys prefer Naval Aviator.

Pics or it didnít happen.
Thatís what the Air Force Pukes called us, they said: ďThe Navy doesnít have PILOTS!Ē OhÖ those poor Air Force pukes
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Old 18 March 2023, 02:47 PM   #7
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Thatís what the Air Force Pukes called us, they said: ďThe Navy doesnít have PILOTS!Ē OhÖ those poor Air Force pukes
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Old 18 March 2023, 02:55 PM   #8
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DD40 or a WG sub would be my vote! The sub is a great stealth wealth piece especially with the black dial now.

Any other pieces in your collection currently?
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Old 18 March 2023, 07:28 PM   #9
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DD40 or a WG sub would be my vote! The sub is a great stealth wealth piece especially with the black dial now.

Any other pieces in your collection currently?
I have had a couple of smurfs , but disliked the Maxi Case, I do like the new Blue 41mm Sub but my brother in law has the same piece , Iíd love a Platinum Sub 🤩🤩
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Old 18 March 2023, 07:30 PM   #10
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Call me crazy, but Iíd consider going full circle and get another Submariner date

Happy 60th in advance
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Old 18 March 2023, 08:01 PM   #11
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Call me crazy, but Iíd consider going full circle and get another Submariner date

Happy 60th in advance
I have my full set MK 1 meters first from 1969 thx to Andrew Shear . I also have a Cermit but a Titanium or Platinum anniversary would tick the box.
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Old 18 March 2023, 08:09 PM   #12
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You made it sound like this was going to be the 2nd watch you ever purchased, reading through the comments you’ve experienced quite a few! I think at 60 you should get whatever your heart desires and spend as much money as goddamn possible!! Ha
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Old 18 March 2023, 11:03 PM   #13
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For a big birthday, like 60, I would go big, either WG or Platinum.

So...my thoughts would be a platinum DD or the WG with meteorite dial.

If you wanted to stay "sportier" (if that's a word lol) then perhaps the WG sub or Pepsi?

Happy birthday in advance, and kudos to you for keeping the sub in the family.
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Old 18 March 2023, 11:22 PM   #14
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Congrats on that! Hope I have a similar story when Iím 60! Turned 30 last year and purchased my first Rolex Explorer 1!


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Old 19 March 2023, 01:08 AM   #15
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My first Rolex was a Sub Date, Purchased Locally 23/03/1993 still going strong , Cost £1775 , Two RSC services and one replacement bracelet, now living with my son .

Does anyone else remember there first purchase ,I remember it like it was yesterday, plenty of pieces have come and gone but this has some special meaning and part of the reason itís with my son is ,I know he would never sell it .

I am 60 next year and want some thing new to celebrate �� . I would like something 40mm and donít wear yellow or rose gold , I have tried it and feel itís too flash, Platinum,White Gold ,Stainless is my thing , Even Titanium if it was available. Donít wear Leather straps either . Suggestions are welcome ��

Thanks for reading
My first Rolex was also the sub date purchased from Mappin and Webb back in 1995. Still have it and it looks as good as the day I got it.

In answer to your other question if it were available I'd say a platinum daytona.
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Old 19 March 2023, 01:43 AM   #16
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You might be surprised about the TT CHNR. Check it out if you can. Looks great with leather or black rubber. Just saying.
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Old 19 March 2023, 02:17 AM   #17
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Paul! Sorry you couldn't make it into the Air Force and settled for the Navy.
Cheers to my Brother in Arms! All in great spirit and comradeship!
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Old 19 March 2023, 07:44 AM   #18
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You made it sound like this was going to be the 2nd watch you ever purchased, reading through the comments youíve experienced quite a few! I think at 60 you should get whatever your heart desires and spend as much money as goddamn possible!! Ha
I would like to leave behind some modern classics . I do have my meters first sub and a Patent pending 1665 Seadweller, but consider both fragile , if anything went wrong and the dials got damaged ,they couldnít be repaired . Maybe time to chop them and buy another Platinum piece
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Old 19 March 2023, 07:51 AM   #19
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How about the platinum day date with a baguette dial? A big time watch for a big birthday!
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Old 19 March 2023, 01:33 PM   #20
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A WG DD would be nice.
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Old 19 March 2023, 11:04 PM   #21
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