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Old 27 March 2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Birthday vacation cancelled, but surprise incoming consolation

Was planning to go to Qatar and Southeast Asia for 3 weeks to celebrate my 40th birthday with my family, but COVID19 had other plans.

Then I received a call for this 5168g sight unseen, and figured why not?

Only downside (aside from dropping nearly $40k in uncertain times) is being patient enough to have an AD size it for me. The closest AD is 3 hours away by car, and I won't be visiting the AD I purchased this from until the end of May, which I doubt will even happen given the current world crisis.

Someone convince me to do the sizing myself! Advice appreciated lol.

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Old 27 March 2020, 04:35 PM   #2
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Lovei it, congrats.
Holiday ??…. next time !
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Old 27 March 2020, 04:37 PM   #3
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Was planning to go to Qatar and Southeast Asia for 3 weeks to celebrate my 40th birthday with my family, but COVID19 had other plans.

Then I received a call for this 5168g sight unseen, and figured why not?

Only downside (aside from dropping nearly $40k in uncertain times) is being patient enough to have an AD size it for me. The closest AD is 3 hours away by car, and I won't be visiting the AD I purchased this from until the end of May, which I doubt will even happen given the current world crisis.

Someone convince me to do the sizing myself! Advice appreciated lol.

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Congratulations.

It appears few 5168Gs had been delivered just before the lock down. One of my good friends got one offered as well.
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Old 27 March 2020, 06:45 PM   #4
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Congratulations, Great timepiece .
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Old 27 March 2020, 06:49 PM   #5
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Congrats!
Of course you should size it yourself, super easy. There is a tutorial here somewhere.

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https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...hange+tutorial
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Old 27 March 2020, 07:04 PM   #6
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Congrats , that’s a beautiful watch. I would do the resize myself , if you’re not confident, best to wait
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Old 27 March 2020, 11:07 PM   #7
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Congrats!

Of course you should size it yourself, super easy. There is a tutorial here somewhere.



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https://www.rolexforums.com/showthre...hange+tutorial
Awesome, thanks for the link!

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Old 27 March 2020, 11:24 PM   #8
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I’d say it’s a holiday for the wrist ... congratulations
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Old 28 March 2020, 01:36 AM   #9
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Wear it “big” for a day or two before downsizing.

Measure twice. Cut once.
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Old 28 March 2020, 01:37 AM   #10
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Sweet!!!!! Congrats. Happy birthday
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Old 28 March 2020, 01:54 AM   #11
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Awesome, thanks for the link!

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Old 28 March 2020, 02:14 AM   #12
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Pulled the trigger thanks to the link posted above, and had to take an extra "link" off because it was falling to the very distal portion of my wrist, much looser than I would wear any of my watches.

On a side note after fixing the strap, the springbar on the watch case popped off (!!!), and what a PITA it was to put back in, especially given the extra two pins on the strap I wasn't expecting.

Pretty happy with the results!

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Old 28 March 2020, 02:26 AM   #13
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Very nice! Was just about to post to def resize yourself, super easy even I couldn’t (didn’t) mess it up! Congrats on the 5168 and welcome to the club!
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Old 28 March 2020, 03:03 AM   #14
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Awesome piece. Sorry about the cancel. Enjoy your 40th
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Old 28 March 2020, 06:28 AM   #15
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Awesome. Congrats on your watch and you 40th!
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Old 28 March 2020, 02:45 PM   #16
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Beautiful!
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Old 28 March 2020, 06:14 PM   #17
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