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Old 16 April 2011, 03:36 AM   #121
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Great review, well worth bumping from 2007!!
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Old 2 May 2011, 02:02 AM   #122
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Thank you for the great review, it is really a great watch to own.
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Old 23 June 2011, 10:31 AM   #123
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Now I'm itching to get another one. Maybe black dial
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Old 5 July 2011, 05:55 AM   #124
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Thank you fort he time and effort to provide us with such an informative and enjoyable piece. Your review, along with other factors, suveeded in pushing me over the edge to a white dial 116520.
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Old 1 April 2012, 08:10 AM   #125
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Old 30 July 2012, 07:26 AM   #126
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Reading it again made my day! Thanks
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Old 30 July 2012, 08:49 AM   #127
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Super review, but I still think the ZENITH Daytona has a much nicer looking dial...
The other things the new model has are not enough to make me want to change my Zenith for the New model...But a great review no the less...Well done...
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Old 5 August 2012, 05:52 PM   #128
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This review was helpful for me .Thank's
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Old 7 September 2012, 05:59 PM   #129
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To add to my review, here is a small overview over the changes that the Daytona 11652x with inhouse movt has seen some seen since year 2000:


  1. From year 2000 until year 2005: Parachrom hairspring but NOT the blued version. The blue version came with the D-series in year 2005.

    See this video:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3lE...layer_embedded


    And in the below Rolex documents, you get it "straight from the horse's mouth" that the Parachrom hairspring wasn't blue initially:








  2. "Skinny" (thin) hands on the Daytona 11652x from year 2000 to around 2003/2004 (mid to late F-series). After the mid-late F-series, the hands got fatter.
  3. RBR (Rolex Branded Rehaut) from the Z-series ("ROLEXROLEX" and serial number on rehaut round the dial).
  4. Removal of the green caseback sticker and and introduction of the "credit card" style certificate; also with the Z-series.
  5. From around the late M-series / early V-series: Daytona gets an updated clasp, the same style as the one seen on the GMT II 116710; i.e.: springloaded tip instead of a "button" that the clasp snaps holds onto via friction fit.


OLD-style 116520 clasp:





NEW-style 116520 clasp (same style as the GMT II 11671x):

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Old 9 September 2012, 10:40 AM   #130
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Old 23 September 2012, 04:43 AM   #131
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My Daytona is not even a month old yet. I almost bought one in 2007, but got a Yacht Master instead. Im glad I waited. The new style clasp and the easylink is awesome. I got the black face, but always wonder if the white would be easier to read.
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Old 23 September 2012, 05:59 AM   #132
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Wow, best review ever. Lots of things to learn from this review. The Daytona hasnt been changed for 12!
Thanx Bo
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Old 23 September 2012, 08:16 AM   #133
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Very good review
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Old 23 September 2012, 08:50 AM   #134
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Most comprehensive Daytona review. Great job, Bo.
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Old 23 September 2012, 04:26 PM   #135
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Thank you, great review, tons of info. Learned a lot.
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Old 24 September 2012, 01:44 AM   #136
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Old 24 September 2012, 02:15 AM   #137
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Old 24 September 2012, 04:05 PM   #138
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Nice to reread this very well written review!
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Old 24 September 2012, 11:46 PM   #139
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Being a new style Daytona owner I really appreciate this review. I also owned a 1999 A serial 16520, sold it, after 3 years of not having a Daytona I'm really happy to have the newer movt, some things I like about the Zenith but more things about the in house. I think the chrono mechanism is much easier to push and the bracelet is far better. Both were white dials. I also pocketed $500 from selling the Zenith to get the 116520. Plus the A serial
would have been 13 years old and if I serviced it, it wouldn't be cheap.
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Old 25 September 2012, 12:22 AM   #140
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I also pocketed $500 from selling the Zenith to get the 116520.
A nice trade!
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Old 5 October 2012, 12:34 AM   #141
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what a great and detailed review! Thank You!
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Old 5 October 2012, 11:25 AM   #142
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Informative and insightful review! Thank you!
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Old 5 October 2012, 05:17 PM   #143
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Hey Bo, great to see you around TRF! Great review of the Daytona. I personally like the
Daytona with the Zenith movement. Very precise, gorgeous dial...but I know all the technical people like the new in house movement. Call me outdated, outmoded, outnumbered....but I think the older watch is tres chic and cooler than the new Daytonas, plus they're out of production!

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rehaut and more

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPACE-DWELLER View Post
To add to my review, here is a small overview over the changes that the Daytona 11652x with inhouse movt has seen some seen since year 2000:


  1. From year 2000 until year 2005: Parachrom hairspring but NOT the blued version. The blue version came with the D-series in year 2005.

    See this video:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3lE...layer_embedded


    And in the below Rolex documents, you get it "straight from the horse's mouth" that the Parachrom hairspring wasn't blue initially:








  2. "Skinny" (thin) hands on the Daytona 11652x from year 2000 to around 2003/2004 (mid to late F-series). After the mid-late F-series, the hands got fatter.
  3. RBR (Rolex Branded Rehaut) from the Z-series ("ROLEXROLEX" and serial number on rehaut round the dial).
  4. Removal of the green caseback sticker and and introduction of the "credit card" style certificate; also with the Z-series.
  5. From around the late M-series / early V-series: Daytona gets an updated clasp, the same style as the one seen on the GMT II 116710; i.e.: springloaded tip instead of a "button" that the clasp snaps holds onto via friction fit.


OLD-style 116520 clasp:





NEW-style 116520 clasp (same style as the GMT II 11671x):

hi,

I got a z series, starting with 158### and without the rehaut "rolexrolex...",
with green sticker....
without a card...

is it ok? maybe rolex started that, not at the first z serial?

ami
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Old 5 October 2012, 08:58 PM   #145
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The change to non-green sticker, engraved rehaut and plastic card certificate happened sometime in the Z-series, not sure when exactly.
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Old 21 December 2012, 03:55 AM   #146
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Old 22 December 2012, 06:32 PM   #147
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Nice review. :)
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Old 31 December 2012, 11:56 AM   #148
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Old 1 January 2013, 02:15 PM   #149
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This review is great, read it a couple of times already!
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Old 1 January 2013, 03:03 PM   #150
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I think this might be the last year for the current Daytona, Im sure they will release a new model for the 50th anniversary and discontinue the old like they have with the seadweller etc
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