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Old 3 December 2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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My favorite 14060M vs 114060

I used to be a 14060M fan boy because really fond to its classic look.

Always felt 114060 lugs looks fat and ugly, unbalanced with its 20mm bracelet.

Now I really like my 114060 because:
- Better built robust case (still fit nice with smaller wrist) also looks and feel more expensive. Definitely an upgrade
- Maxi dail (always like 5512 maxi dail !!)
- Broader minute hand (I like everything on the 14060M except its thin minute hand, feels easy to get bored with it)
- Ceramic when you want more flashy and contemporary
- Parachrome Bleu (hard to comes by in 14060M)
- 10 years recommended service interval!! (try to beat that)

Neutral for me: Bracelet and clasp. I know many peoples like the new one. But I'm not a bracelet wearer so won't go deep about it.

Some imperfection (for me)
- Ceramic not as easy to dress down as aluminum
- Not as dress watch as 14060M
- Green lume looks more organic

My take:
14060 - more of a gentleman dress/tool watch (compare to 114060)
114060 - more of a military built jewellery tool watch (compare to 14060M)

Conclusion:
114060 Plus points > Imperfections



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Old 3 December 2016, 09:12 PM   #2
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Great choice and nice photos
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Old 4 December 2016, 12:33 AM   #3
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Interesting comparison, never noticed the difference in minute hands. I have the 14060m, and I believe mine has a parachrome bleu, based on it being a G series. I prefer a bracelet, and the new one, and clasp and solid links are the best, maybe the most significant upgrades.
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Old 5 December 2016, 11:17 AM   #4
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I personally prefer the blue lume. I however feel that the 114060 is a bit fat
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Old 6 December 2016, 07:41 AM   #5
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I have nothing against the 14060 but I would always pick the 114060 over it
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Old 29 January 2017, 06:46 AM   #6
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I would probably pick the 114060 if only Rolex would scrap the paragraph of text. As it stands, I prefer the 2 line 14060M....but only barely.
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Old 29 January 2017, 07:00 AM   #7
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I agree but imho nothing beats the vintage 5512 & 5513 examples. Yet the 114060 has all new technology from Rolex (ceramic, clasp, maxi dial with torch-like lume) that make it very attractive to the majority of Rolex Sub no date fans.
It is a very nice watch enjoy it man.
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Old 2 February 2017, 12:28 PM   #8
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I bought the blue one for my father last year on Timepeaks. It was very nice. My father like it so much.
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Old 18 March 2017, 02:19 AM   #9
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where does it state a ten year service interval for the 114060? I have never heard of that.
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Old 22 March 2017, 06:49 AM   #10
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where does it state a ten year service interval for the 114060? I have never heard of that.
Here's an article about extending the service: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/rolex-5-...ice-intervals/

It seems to apply to all Oyster and Cellini family models, so I'm assuming the 114060 falls under that category?
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Old 23 March 2017, 01:09 PM   #11
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The 14060M is such a classic. My AD had one when i was shopping, if the bracelet had been in better shape i might have grabbed it instead of the 114060.

I bought in Dec 2015 and was told 5 yr warranty, ten year service.
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Old 24 March 2017, 06:19 AM   #12
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Good post. I don't understand the comment about the minute hand. I don't quite grasp how a minute hand can get boring?
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Old 28 March 2017, 09:47 AM   #13
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Nice comparison and photos!
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Old 30 March 2017, 06:37 AM   #14
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I find it humorous that so many non-stylish guys fuss so much over how their Rolex might make them look. No one is looking at your watch. They're looking at your hopefully full head of hair, clothing style, shoes and fitness before anything else.

With that said, I'd never rock an old Sub. It looks dated to me. Ceramic all day.
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Old 1 April 2017, 07:55 AM   #15
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I find it humorous that so many non-stylish guys fuss so much over how their Rolex might make them look. No one is looking at your watch. They're looking at your hopefully full head of hair, clothing style, shoes and fitness before anything else.

With that said, I'd never rock an old Sub. It looks dated to me. Ceramic all day.
If folks are looking for my full head of hair they'll need a Delorean time machine (with vintage flux capacitor) to go back in time to find that hair. I'm new to Rolex, having been an Omega man for ages. And I'm not a collector - I wear my watches daily. I accumulate rather than collect.

I like the older subs before the ceramic. The ceramic certainly looks great, but it's dressier IMHO and I like my dive watches more military-looking. But that's just me. What do you expect from an Omega guy?
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Old 19 November 2017, 12:56 PM   #16
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Sub vs Sub

I totally agree with you Yehlai. I loved my 14060m and never thought of going new, but after I went to an AD just to try one on I traded my M for a 114060 and never looked back.
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Old 23 January 2018, 04:17 PM   #17
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Love it ... and mine :)

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Old 23 January 2018, 04:30 PM   #18
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Very nice,

It certainly takes my eyes away from the shirt and pants.
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Old 23 January 2018, 09:00 PM   #19
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I do prefer the 2 line 14060m for many of the reasons you mentioned. Better proportions, clean face, less blingy aluminum insert, and lug holes!

For modern reference improvement on a Sub I choose the SD43.

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Old 5 February 2018, 03:15 AM   #20
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Thanks for the review. I second, that the 114060‘s design can grow on classic RLX design lovers. At least, that‘s my experience. That being said, I‘m into distressed/vintage watch straps and don‘t like them on the 114060, at all. The 14060 is much more of a timeless strap queen imho, so I‘d always pick that one.
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Old 8 February 2018, 06:29 AM   #21
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Good post. I don't understand the comment about the minute hand. I don't quite grasp how a minute hand can get boring?
I don't know about the minute hand being boring, a little fat maybe but not boring.
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Old 13 February 2018, 08:32 PM   #22
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I would always prefer the 14060 anytime, like you said its for a Gentleman.
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Old 14 February 2018, 02:18 PM   #23
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Prefer the new one. The build quality on the new models is next level.
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Old 30 March 2018, 09:01 AM   #24
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Prefer new as well
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Old 30 March 2018, 09:09 AM   #25
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They’re both great for all the reasons you mentioned
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Old 31 March 2018, 01:30 AM   #26
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They’re both great for all the reasons you mentioned
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