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Old 13 February 2019, 08:13 AM   #211
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Old 13 February 2019, 08:17 AM   #212
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Old 13 February 2019, 08:28 AM   #213
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The new model? Did you own it?
Hi... Was a pre-owned... Honestly not entirely sure 100% which exact reference....

But basically, hoped for more based on history and was ultimately left wanting...

As a dress watch in its own right, no worries.... But ... I guess I'm a Rolex guy
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Old 13 February 2019, 10:11 AM   #214
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The BLNR. Bought and sold it when the secondary price was below market then.

Reason why I parted with it was because I felt the supercase was too chunky (I prefer slimmer lugs) and I got bored of the simple black dial fairly quickly. I could live with the PCL if it is on a dressier piece, but a PCL on a tool watch/beater is just a pain.

I only have a Rolex now, which is the sunburst blue DJ36. Yes, it has a PCL but I think it looks more compatible with the DJ.
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Old 13 February 2019, 01:28 PM   #215
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Didnít like the tumor at 10, didnít like the Matt bezel insert , didnít like the lack of auto adjust in the clasp and it was too thick . Not a bad watch just not for me

Then the BBB
Just loved the blue color but too slabish
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Old 14 February 2019, 06:51 AM   #216
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The older Omega Seamaster with black wave dial. The lume plain sucks and ruined the ownership experience. I couldn't sell it fast enough when I had it.

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Old 14 February 2019, 01:25 PM   #217
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Old 22 February 2019, 04:52 PM   #218
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I agree with the Omega Planet Ocean, its just too thick
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Old 22 February 2019, 11:53 PM   #219
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Cartier roadster Centennial. Sharp edges . It hurt to wear.
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Old 23 February 2019, 06:28 AM   #220
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JLC Reverso -- nice watch, but just didn't feel nor look right when I wore it. Sold it & moved on.
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Old 18 June 2019, 09:57 AM   #221
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JLC Reverso -- nice watch, but just didn't feel nor look right when I wore it. Sold it & moved on.
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Old 18 June 2019, 11:46 AM   #222
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I got rid of my Journe CB. Beautiful watch, was too thin for me... and I have a 6 1/2 wrist

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Old 12 September 2019, 12:29 PM   #223
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I thought the explorer 2 42 mm was the most durable? Others have said on this thread it feels cheap and light? I was actually considering this watch
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Old 12 September 2019, 01:30 PM   #224
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ALS 1815 Up/Down. The movement is heavenly, the finishing is majestic, the dial is blah. Tried to convince myself that I could love a watch with Arabic numerals. And while there a few watches, I adore that have Arabic numerals the 1815 ended up not being one of them. Had it a couple of months and luckily sold it to a friend for the same price I paid.
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Old 12 September 2019, 02:26 PM   #225
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I thought the explorer 2 42 mm was the most durable? Others have said on this thread it feels cheap and light? I was actually considering this watch


I do not believe it feels cheap and light at all. Itís impressive IMO. Easily the most legible Rolex made.


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Old 12 September 2019, 08:00 PM   #226
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VC OS, both three hand and chrono models. Love it in photos but just doesn't do it for me in person, made even worse by the price

JLC Polaris, the whole line in general (although I wouldn't mind a look at one of those new limited run models)
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Old 12 September 2019, 11:23 PM   #227
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ALS 1815 Up/Down. The movement is heavenly, the finishing is majestic, the dial is blah. Tried to convince myself that I could love a watch with Arabic numerals. And while there a few watches, I adore that have Arabic numerals the 1815 ended up not being one of them. Had it a couple of months and luckily sold it to a friend for the same price I paid.
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Old 13 September 2019, 12:08 AM   #228
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Old 13 September 2019, 12:48 AM   #229
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Panerai 372 - could not get used to the size at 47mm.
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Old 13 September 2019, 12:56 AM   #230
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Panerai 372 - could not get used to the size at 47mm.
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I get it, they arenít for everyone but damn thatís sure is a classic by Panerai
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Old 13 September 2019, 06:15 AM   #231
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I caught myself flipping through to see if anyone hated a watch I love!
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Old 13 September 2019, 08:50 AM   #232
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The Daytona as well. The idea of it was better than the watch itself.

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Old 13 September 2019, 10:35 AM   #233
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I am on the waitlist for the FPJ ChronomŤtre Bleu (was told should be receiving it early next year). After deciding the watch is not for me, my friend will be getting the Bleu at MSRP. In other words, we are still friends.
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Old 13 September 2019, 11:16 AM   #234
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The list is long.

All 5 Panerai that I bought. I just never could warm up to this watch but it just wasnít for lack of trying.

I will definitely get flamed for this but I just couldnít get into the Lange 1. It lasted only three days.

Ulysse Nardin annual Calendar Marine Chronograph. Itís a very flashy watch but at the end of the day it was just too shiny.

JLC. I have owned a couple and although I deeply respect the brand and their innovation, I just didnít like them on my wrist.

The old Rolex Deep Sea. I love the fact that they didnít have the cyclops, but for whatever reason it hurt my wrist. I tried and tried and tried.




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Old 14 September 2019, 03:07 AM   #235
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The Grand Lange One Moon Phase
I love that watch
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Old 14 September 2019, 03:13 AM   #236
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Several, mainly size issues. Not many ads close so often i have to buy online based on pics/clips.

Breguet marine big date. Wanted it so much, till the package came and put on the '7+wrist. It didnt work. Weird fit and flimsy. Blancpain Bathyscape: Such a cool piece but that damn 43mm simply ruins the whole watch and makes it look like a fashion watch. AP Royal Oak 15450: Tiny dial makes the watch way to small for me.

I have learned that if you question the size its done. With the perfect fit that question simply does not pop up in your head.
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Old 14 September 2019, 05:33 AM   #237
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Alright, I know I'll get a ton of flack since it's the hottest watch on the market...but the 5711/1A blue. After all the hype, all the exposure, all the commentary on this forum, I finally got a chance to see one in the metal about a month ago.

I don't know if Rolex bracelet quality ruined everything else for me, but I wasn't a fan of the 5711 bracelet feel/heft at all. I wasn't a fan of the small date window. The dial didn't blow me away like I expected either. Personally, I think the 15202 has a higher degree of finishing too.

I also started to get enamored with the Patek 5975 from pictures and videos (I love the unique layout for reading three different scales). It's an anniversary, limited edition piece and with everyone focused on sports watches, the prices for these are compelling. Saw it in person...did nothing for me. I didn't think the strong, angular case fit the charm of the dial.
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Old 14 September 2019, 09:05 AM   #238
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Alright, I know I'll get a ton of flack since it's the hottest watch on the market...but the 5711/1A blue. After all the hype, all the exposure, all the commentary on this forum, I finally got a chance to see one in the metal about a month ago.

I don't know if Rolex bracelet quality ruined everything else for me, but I wasn't a fan of the 5711 bracelet feel/heft at all. I wasn't a fan of the small date window. The dial didn't blow me away like I expected either. Personally, I think the 15202 has a higher degree of finishing too.

I also started to get enamored with the Patek 5975 from pictures and videos (I love the unique layout for reading three different scales). It's an anniversary, limited edition piece and with everyone focused on sports watches, the prices for these are compelling. Saw it in person...did nothing for me. I didn't think the strong, angular case fit the charm of the dial.
No flack from me! I agree with you and was contemplating posting how this watch totally underwhelmed me when I finally was able to meet one in the metal.

I was wearing a Rolex Hulk the day I ran into someone wearing a PP 5711. Conversation started and I was able to wrangle a few minutes with it on my wrist.
Immediate impression: Super thin but to the point of feeling flimsy and sharp edged - not elegant and refined. Date window so small the dial would be better off without date function. Certainly did not feel substantial - again, immediate comparison before and after was a modern Rolex case and bracelet.
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Old 14 September 2019, 11:14 AM   #239
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I've tried on a minute repeater from a high end brand (who shall go unnamed), AND THE REPEATER DIDN'T WORK

Give my high expectations of getting to hear it, that was my greatest disappointment! Clock-blocked!

Consoled myself at the Breguet boutique, their repeater worked perfectly.
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Old 14 September 2019, 06:36 PM   #240
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No flack from me! I agree with you and was contemplating posting how this watch totally underwhelmed me when I finally was able to meet one in the metal.

I was wearing a Rolex Hulk the day I ran into someone wearing a PP 5711. Conversation started and I was able to wrangle a few minutes with it on my wrist.
Immediate impression: Super thin but to the point of feeling flimsy and sharp edged - not elegant and refined. Date window so small the dial would be better off without date function. Certainly did not feel substantial - again, immediate comparison before and after was a modern Rolex case and bracelet.
Not to hijack the thread but this doesn't surprise me, even more so if coming from a Rolex diver. I am always a little puzzled how some people like both the Hulk and the 5711. One is a substantial and robust (and in case of the Hulk pretty loud) sports / tool watch with a magnifier for the date (that you either love or don't) while the other is an elegant, dressy sports (or sporty dress) watch that is obviously more subtle, less substantial, and less robust (especially in terms of getting banged up). Completely different design goals and languages.
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