The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX


Go Back   Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum > Rolex & Tudor Watch Topics > Rolex General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 19 April 2019, 07:46 AM   #61
lovetherolex
"TRF" Member
 
lovetherolex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: another planet
Posts: 572
Quote:
Originally Posted by liebs520 View Post
SSIA pretty much. About to dip my toes in the Rolex waters with an OP39 but nervous about not having the Easylink (and they seem very hard to get now). I’ve been spoiled by my Seamaster 300, the adjustment feature in the clasp is amazing.
Pain. Extreme, gangrenous pain.

Also the fact that you have much currency burning a hole in your pocket relative to other Rolex purchasers
lovetherolex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 April 2019, 11:46 AM   #62
Greg 59
2020 Pledge Member
 
Greg 59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 775
This thread kicked off at the perfect time for me! I was in my AD yesterday looking at all the empty cabinets and talking about the usual sports watch shortages. An OP39 caught my eye and I tried it on. As you can see from the photo, the bracelet is tight on my wrist. I went to adjust and realised there was none. This is a deal breaker for me. My other watches all have means of adjusting the bracelet on the fly. The OP39 is a beautifully watch especially with this dial. The lack of a date gives the watch balance and symmetry but like the OP I am reluctant to commit. I had no idea that the easylink could be fitted and the AD made no suggestion that it could either. Is this definitely the case? Would it be the one from the datejust range?

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
Greg 59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 April 2019, 11:52 AM   #63
liebs520
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregShakeshaft View Post
This thread kicked off at the perfect time for me! I was in my AD yesterday looking at all the empty cabinets and talking about the usual sports watch shortages. An OP39 caught my eye and I tried it on. As you can see from the photo, the bracelet is tight on my wrist. I went to adjust and realised there was none. This is a deal breaker for me. My other watches all have means of adjusting the bracelet on the fly. The OP39 is a beautifully watch especially with this dial. The lack of a date gives the watch balance and symmetry but like the OP I am reluctant to commit. I had no idea that the easylink could be fitted and the AD made no suggestion that it could either. Is this definitely the case? Would it be the one from the datejust range?

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk


I believe youíd want the one from the Explorer 1 as itís all brushed (although idk how visible itíd be anyway). It definitely works, thereís a video on YouTube of a user here installing it pretty easily.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
liebs520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 April 2019, 12:23 PM   #64
JePro
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Seattle
Watch: 16613 / 126600
Posts: 411
No easy link or glidelock clasp is a deal-breaker for me.
JePro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 April 2019, 12:35 PM   #65
Greg 59
2020 Pledge Member
 
Greg 59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by liebs520 View Post
I believe youíd want the one from the Explorer 1 as itís all brushed (although idk how visible itíd be anyway). It definitely works, thereís a video on YouTube of a user here installing it pretty easily.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks very much for your response and info. Any chance you could let me have the link to the video. I've searched but to no avail. Cheers in advance!

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
Greg 59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 April 2019, 12:37 PM   #66
liebs520
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregShakeshaft View Post
Thanks very much for your response and info. Any chance you could let me have the link to the video. I've searched but to no avail. Cheers in advance!

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0QEfmmG_LRg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
liebs520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 April 2019, 01:45 PM   #67
H-Watches
"TRF" Member
 
H-Watches's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Midwest
Posts: 365
I love my OP but damn why canít it have the easy link!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
H-Watches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 September 2019, 11:11 AM   #68
axelbrass
"TRF" Member
 
axelbrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Toronto
Posts: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by EDL7 View Post
I lived w/o the easylink for months..and it was ok...
But after I installed the easylink on my 34mm OP..and since I work with my hands a lot..and the wrist is always expanding and shrinking..its 100% better..
I'm sure I would luv the glidelock..but I like light non clunky watches..and the easylink is a good simple solution..even if you rarely use it..
Rolex should include on all OP watches..there is no reason in the world not to include it..as it is such a simple fix to a real issue..
I agree. I found an easylink after months of searching and put into my 34mm OP. Now I can't imagine wearing a bracelet that does not have this feature or something similar.
axelbrass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 September 2019, 11:38 AM   #69
CalSRQ1
2020 HARRODS SGE Pledge Member
 
CalSRQ1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Real Name: Chris
Location: Florida USA
Watch: 5513
Posts: 475
I switch my bracelets between my Exp 1 and my OP39...spoiled by the Easylink, and been too cheap to buy a second one
CalSRQ1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 September 2019, 12:26 PM   #70
mmalek1
2020 Pledge Member
 
mmalek1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Real Name: Matt
Location: Virginia
Watch: This one.
Posts: 1,555
I spoiled myself with adding glidelock to both my exp1 and blnr. I use it as needed, because, I am one those rare ones that seem to swell on and off.
__________________
♛16610LV, ♛116710BLNR, ♛214270, ♛116610LN, ♛216570, ♛116900, Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy, Omega Speedmaster ST1, Omega Railmaster Denim master chronometer, Seiko Alpinist SPB089, Casio Oceanus S100 and T200, Ball DM1020
mmalek1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 September 2019, 12:31 PM   #71
007_Omega
"TRF" Member
 
007_Omega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Galaxy
Watch: 16710
Posts: 827
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tools View Post
It's grueling, but watch wearers have had to deal with it for 150 years and managed to struggle through.
It's not the same. I can wear my 16710 and the expansion on my wrist doesn't really bother me that much because the hollow center links allow for natural expansion. On the 6 digit bracelets, it feels like my wrist is being choked. My Speedmaster bracelet was a horror to wear in hot weather.

It was a 100 degrees with a lot of humidity out here not too long ago and I was wearing my Milgauss. Normally, the easy-link is just too much of an expansion but my wrist actually expanded 5mm and it fit my wrist.
007_Omega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 03:39 AM   #72
liebs520
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 148
PSA: I was able to find an Easylink on eBay and am very thankful that I got it. Iíve been using it frequently this summer.

Had to loop back, knew everyone was worried for me
liebs520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 06:28 PM   #73
James Nye 1982
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Real Name: James
Location: East Sussex
Watch: 114300 White
Posts: 110
Simple, I broke by wrist when I was a Kid, the means I have one wrist slightly smaller than the other so I just swapped my watch over..
James Nye 1982 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 07:59 PM   #74
abozz
"TRF" Member
 
abozz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: In my home.
Watch: 116660, 126600
Posts: 2,672
I wear my watch a little bit in the tight zone, then the glidelock is a must have for me, I use it a lot. If I buy a OP39 I will try to wear the bracelet a little bit loose to avoid uncomfort in the day.

Enviado desde mi SM-G975F mediante Tapatalk
abozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 08:22 PM   #75
Thuilln
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Real Name: Nick
Location: YUL
Watch: 16570
Posts: 1,352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Watch Rob View Post
I just deal with it.
Like everyone has been doing for the last century. Itís not a big deal.
__________________
Nick

_________________________________________
14060M - 114200 - 114210 - 114270 - 214270 - 16710BLRO - 16570 - 1603 - 3570.50 - Cartier Tank Solo - CWC Navy Diver
Thuilln is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 08:50 PM   #76
Verdi
"TRF" Member
 
Verdi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Real Name: Mitch
Location: Desert
Watch: Round one
Posts: 1,943
I see people saying "why do you need one?" etc etc
If that is the approach.....we can also ask "why do you need a Rolex?"....... why not buy a cheaper watch if anything would do?!

I personally did not buy the OP because of the lack of easylink. I live in a desert climate and I travel a lot, too. I could, of course, have a watch without such a feature, but once I tried it I know it makes my life a lot easier and I want one.

I think Rolex should add this feature to all models. We buy Rolex for their innovations, robust, long-lasting product.
I get it, OP is a no-thrills model but easylink it is almost a necessity for some of us and if I spend +5k usd on a watch....I want it!
__________________
IG: @watch_idiot_savant
Verdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 09:45 PM   #77
bp1000
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Midlands, UK
Posts: 2,023
Quote:
Originally Posted by HogwldFLTR View Post
It's never been an issue for me. The only watch I occasionally use it on is the Pt Daytona which because of its weight I wear a bit tighter than my other watches. I don't use the glidelock on my SD4K as it seems fine the way it is adjusted.
Not quite the same, but i have to wear my WG daytona tighter due to the weight also. It slips down the wrist.

The easylink is used quite a bit in the summer, thankfully it has it.

The glidelock is even better. I can get my subs pretty precise so i don't have to mess.
bp1000 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 09:51 PM   #78
challer
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DC
Posts: 581
Adjust the match to be comfortable on normally hot days. Then live with it when it gets really cold or hot. People have lived for a century without an eazylink.
challer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 11:07 PM   #79
Verdi
"TRF" Member
 
Verdi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Real Name: Mitch
Location: Desert
Watch: Round one
Posts: 1,943
Just to put things into perspective:

-it costs Rolex less than 100 usd (someone mentioned that was able to order one for 60E) to add this feature to OP. My AD refused to sell me one when I asked and thats why I bought the Explorer instead.

-the closest watch in price to the OP that has easylink is the Explorer. It costs roughly 800 usd more. The main difference between the 2 is the clasp and the easylink. This is the reason why OP comes with no easylink.
Some difference in features must be maintained to justify the price difference.
__________________
IG: @watch_idiot_savant
Verdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 11:09 PM   #80
liebs520
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Verdi View Post
Just to put things into perspective:

-it costs Rolex less than 100 usd (someone mentioned that was able to order one for 60E) to add this feature to OP. My AD refused when I asked and thats why I bought the Explorer instead.

-the closest watch in price to the OP that has easylink is the Explorer. It costs roughly 800 usd more. The main difference between the 2 is the clasp and the easylink. This is the reason why OP comes with no easylink.


Nah, Air King is cheaper than Exp1 and has the Easylink. Your point stands either way though.
liebs520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 11:17 PM   #81
Verdi
"TRF" Member
 
Verdi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Real Name: Mitch
Location: Desert
Watch: Round one
Posts: 1,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by liebs520 View Post
Nah, Air King is cheaper than Exp1 and has the Easylink. Your point stands either way though.
How much is the Airking?
I think it is the same price as the Explorer
__________________
IG: @watch_idiot_savant
Verdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 11:27 PM   #82
BobDyl
"TRF" Member
 
BobDyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 910
Easylink has spoiled me. I use it every day, multiple times a day. I like having a perfect fit at all times and I think 5mm is the perfect length to adjust between an indoor AC environment and an outdoor, slightly sweaty one. Now I will never consider a piece without microadjustment and have sold pieces from the collection without it. But that's just me...
BobDyl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 11:34 PM   #83
toomann
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: columbus, ohio
Watch: Oyster Perpetual
Posts: 234
Since I never had an easy link I really don't know what I'm missing but I generally wear my watch slightly on the loose side so I don't really have a problem with fit. There are times that I would love to be able to loosen it just a tad more but as with all things in life you deal with them. In my case I just take the watch off for a short time. Overall in the large picture of life this is not a big deal.
toomann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 September 2019, 11:48 PM   #84
liebs520
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Verdi View Post
How much is the Airking?

I think it is the same price as the Explorer


Air King is 6200 USD. Exp1 is 6550 USD.
liebs520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2019, 12:17 AM   #85
Verdi
"TRF" Member
 
Verdi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Real Name: Mitch
Location: Desert
Watch: Round one
Posts: 1,943
Quote:
Originally Posted by liebs520 View Post
Air King is 6200 USD. Exp1 is 6550 USD.
Thanks, got it!
As you said, the point still stands.
__________________
IG: @watch_idiot_savant
Verdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2019, 02:33 AM   #86
Andrejb
"TRF" Member
 
Andrejb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Real Name: Dre
Location: Canada
Watch: 126710BLRO, 114060
Posts: 1,489
Oyster Perpetual owners: how do you deal with hot weather without an Easylink???

I donít even use my easylink on my explorer or my BLRO.

Unfortunately Rolex didnít really nail it, the size difference between open and closed is pretty drastic. Itís almost impossible for my to find the perfect fit where the watch fits comfortably closed while cool, and open on a hot day.

Originally, when I was using the function I had it sized where the easylink was closed and it was too snug, but open and it was way too loose

So I adjusted it in the closed position so that it wore a little on the looser side, so it wasnít uncomfortable in cold or warm temps. And now I just donít use the adjustment at all.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Andrejb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2019, 02:34 AM   #87
liebs520
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: NYC
Posts: 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrejb View Post
I donít even use my easylink on my explorer or my BLRO.

Unfortunately Rolex didnít really nail it, the size difference between open and closed is pretty drastic. Itís almost impossible for my to find the perfect fit where the watch fits comfortably closed while cool, and open on a hot day.

Originally, when I was using the function I had it sized where the easylink was closed and it was too snug, but open and it was way too loose

So I adjusted it in the closed position so that it wore a little on the looser side, so it wasnít uncomfortable in cold or warm temps. And now I just donít use the adjustment at all.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


I agree itís a bit bigger of an adjustment than it needs to be, and Iím pretty sensitive to humidity. That said, Iíd rather it be a bit big than a bit small. They say itís a 5mm adjustment; I think 3-4 would suffice.
liebs520 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2019, 05:19 AM   #88
Mperry10
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 70
First world problems!
Mperry10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2019, 06:52 AM   #89
Trailboss516
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: NYC
Watch: Submariner
Posts: 559
I deal with it. Suffer through
Trailboss516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 September 2019, 07:44 AM   #90
Oxfordian
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Real Name: Martin
Location: England
Watch: Rhodium 126300
Posts: 830
One of the reasons why I didn't go for the OP but went DJ instead, I didn't know about switching clasps so couldn't even consider it. Shame that there is no adjustment as the OP is such a nice watch.
Oxfordian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright ©2004-2020, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.