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Old 3 December 2019, 03:39 PM   #31
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Itís funny how tastes change. I remember being in Vegas in 2007. I quickly dismissed the 16610LV sub in the display case, considered the 16610LN as more versatile but thought it wore too big. Walked out with a two tone 34mm ĎDateí. (Yes, that happened. Ugh.) Loved it until my wife bought me a 40mm Hamilton and then it was all over for the two tone Date. It became too small. Only Rolex I ever sold. I do regret selling it a little but I couldnít have purchased the 116710LN at that time had I not sold it.

I do love the 5 digits. They are perfect for my smaller wrist size and (very) conservative look.


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Old 3 December 2019, 05:35 PM   #32
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Iíve been resistant about paying above retail on any Rolex but did just that when my favorite grey dealer showed up with a well-maintained Kermit with all paperwork (and a recent factory service.) Even though I could have had this watch at half the price if I pulled the trigger a few years ago, I was not in the position to do so. Ugh.

Thereís a little more to story...

I dropped by my local AD a couple of weeks ago and he had a 126710 BLNR with my name on it. There were two problems. First, I donít have unlimited funds and the list I kept in my head placed the Kermit as my next acquisition. Second, I already have a 116710LN and, although I think the BLNR is an absolute stunner, on my wrist it looked like someone had put Christmas lights on my LN. It was gorgeous but it looks better on you than it does on me, and it would put off my hopes for a Kermit for a couple of years (at least). Flipping was not an option as, among other reasons, my AD is a friend and a client. I walked...

I know what your thinking (iím in the future too) the remorse was almost immediate. I think I actually sobbed for moment.

While I hate the idea of paying grey prices (probably 2.5x what the watch retailed for in 2007) when the Kermit showed up at my favorite grey, with ALL paperwork and a fresh RSC service, I immediately pulled the trigger.

The watch is in great condition. A light factory polish is evident not so much on the lugs but on the SEL and, of course, clasp. Doesnít bug me too much. It looks terrific to me! I am very happy!

If Iím beings honest, this watch will get plenty of wear, but I suspect my 16570 polar Explorer II will probably still be my daily. My taste is not quite mainstream. Iíve had the Explorer II 25 years and its pleasantly (heavily) worn in.

With any luck (if I make it another 25 years on this planet) Iíll post pics of my Kermit all beat up too!!












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Old 3 December 2019, 05:35 PM   #33
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Old 3 December 2019, 10:15 PM   #34
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Old 3 December 2019, 11:59 PM   #35
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Old 4 December 2019, 01:27 AM   #36
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Old 4 December 2019, 01:29 AM   #37
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Old 4 December 2019, 02:17 AM   #38
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I see you are a fan of the date models. Very nice collection you have
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Old 4 December 2019, 08:20 AM   #39
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Solid collection!

Is that a 4Runner you're driving? I think we need to start a "Post a pic of your Rolex with you 4Runner/LandCruiser" thread...
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Old 4 December 2019, 08:42 AM   #40
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Old 4 December 2019, 08:49 AM   #41
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Very well done all around. Congrats on a great piece. The Kermit will always be the one that got away for me. Had one for about a year back in 2008. Sold it for what I paid, which felt good at the time. However, thatís less then 30% of todayís prices so I just donít ever see it coming back for me

itís a piece with a lot of charm in person
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Old 5 December 2019, 12:37 PM   #42
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Is that a 4Runner you're driving? I think we need to start a "Post a pic of your Rolex with you 4Runner/LandCruiser" thread...


Close! Itís my Taco! Had a 4Runner prior. I swear, I drove it for three years and traded it in for only slightly less than what I paid! I hope they never change the 4Runner.

I agree with your idea about a thread!




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Old 5 December 2019, 04:35 PM   #43
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Congrats on the 50th. Wear in good health looks like a nice one.
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Old 5 December 2019, 05:30 PM   #44
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When my AD gave me the call for the BLNR I had to take a day to think about it. And even made a post it on here for feedback lol. Long story short I couldnít pass on it, and glad you got the watch you wanted.


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Old 6 December 2019, 02:26 PM   #45
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When my AD gave me the call for the BLNR I had to take a day to think about it. And even made a post it on here for feedback lol. Long story short I couldnít pass on it, and glad you got the watch you wanted.


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Great choice!! I know Iíll regret asking but letís see a wristie of that BLNR!


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Old 6 December 2019, 04:33 PM   #46
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Old 7 December 2019, 02:41 AM   #47
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Great choice!! I know Iíll regret asking but letís see a wristie of that BLNR!


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Old 7 December 2019, 02:52 AM   #48
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Old 7 December 2019, 05:23 AM   #49
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Looks great!! Enjoy!

I love my Kermit and am glad with my decision, but... that BLNR, in my humble opinion, is one of the best looking models of the modern era!


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Old 7 December 2019, 07:50 AM   #50
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Looks great!! Enjoy!

I love my Kermit and am glad with my decision, but... that BLNR, in my humble opinion, is one of the best looking models of the modern era!


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I havenít wore my 116610LN ever since I got this in October lol. Itís my first watch with the jubilee bracelet and loving it. Enjoy the Kermit! Awesome watch imo


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Old 7 December 2019, 08:42 AM   #51
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Old 7 December 2019, 09:31 AM   #52
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Old 7 December 2019, 10:25 AM   #53
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Kermit is a great watch, good move over the BLNR!
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Old 7 December 2019, 11:22 AM   #54
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Love the Kermit

Loving my kermit also!
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