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Old 18 December 2017, 11:05 AM   #1
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The beach and a 116618

How badly will sand scratch up that yellow gold? Anyone wear a yellow gold watch consistently at the beach? Thanks in advance.
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:09 AM   #2
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:13 AM   #3
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Old 18 December 2017, 01:06 PM   #4
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It will be fine to wear it while you're at the beach
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Old 18 December 2017, 01:21 PM   #6
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I think if you get sand caught in between the links it my scratch it up.
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Old 18 December 2017, 01:33 PM   #7
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I personally would not wear a YG Rolex in beach water. At least not a beach with decent wave action. The sandy water would undoubtedly be not good for it. IMHO, SS Subs are best for this.
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Old 18 December 2017, 01:48 PM   #8
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No problem at all. You will see that it is just as resilient as SS
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Old 18 December 2017, 03:16 PM   #9
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Iím looking to make a 116618 my one and only!
If itís going to be your one and only, itís gonna get scratched up...either at the beach or someplace else. I say wear it and enjoy it.
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Old 20 December 2017, 08:59 AM   #10
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If itís going to be your one and only, itís gonna get scratched up...either at the beach or someplace else. I say wear it and enjoy it.
Especially the PCL's, which magically scratch just by looking at them!
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Old 20 December 2017, 11:17 AM   #11
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No point worrying about it, watch is made to be worn and esp on the mirroring colours of the beach and sea.
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Old 20 December 2017, 11:25 AM   #12
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Wear it and enjoy it and go with the servicing as needed!!!! They are beautiful watches!!
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Old 20 December 2017, 11:41 AM   #13
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How badly will sand scratch up that yellow gold? Anyone wear a yellow gold watch consistently at the beach? Thanks in advance.
if you rub it with sand while dry it will cause hairlines but if you just wear it in the water and air dry after, its fine after a rinse.

but you know, if you're wearing $20k on your wrist, i think you'll be able to deal with a few stretchmarks.

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Old 20 December 2017, 11:58 AM   #14
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I wouldn't buy a watch with PCLs for regular beach use.
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Old 20 December 2017, 11:59 AM   #15
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You will see that it is just as resilient as SS
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Old 20 December 2017, 01:02 PM   #16
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if you rub it with sand while dry it will cause hairlines but if you just wear it in the water and air dry after, its fine after a rinse.

but you know, if you're wearing $20k on your wrist, i think you'll be able to deal with a few stretchmarks.

20k??? Lol. It retails for 34.4k and greys have them for 27-28k.
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Old 20 December 2017, 03:24 PM   #17
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20k??? Lol. It retails for 34.4k and greys have them for 27-28k.
i'll negotiate your next one. my finders fee is 10%.

you're probably correct, but its semantics.
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Old 20 December 2017, 05:01 PM   #18
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Old 20 December 2017, 05:11 PM   #19
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I would not wear anything shiny such as gold watch or gold jewelry while swimming or diving. Not because I am worried about the gold, but it is safer from various perspectives - wild life on the beach and in the water.
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Old 20 December 2017, 05:20 PM   #20
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if you rub it with sand while dry it will cause hairlines but if you just wear it in the water and air dry after, its fine after a rinse.

but you know, if you're wearing $20k on your wrist, i think you'll be able to deal with a few stretchmarks.

Someone is dieting? Stretch marks??? I can see them being a problem at the beach!!!
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Old 20 December 2017, 06:19 PM   #21
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Old 20 December 2017, 07:14 PM   #22
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Sand can cause hairline scratches on a PM watch, but as long as you're not digging your hands in the sand or busy being a human sand castle I think you should be fine. But if you are traveling somewhere with marketplaces and hustlers on the beach, be prepared for a lot of hassling. Also, waves in beach water sometimes drag around sand as the water turns so be aware of that as well.
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Old 20 December 2017, 08:05 PM   #23
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Old 20 December 2017, 08:13 PM   #24
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i'll negotiate your next one. my finders fee is 10%.

you're probably correct, but its semantics.
I paid 23.5k for a previously owned one with 4.5 years of warranty left from Govberg.

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Black dial and used. I was talking about blue and new.

Sorry guys. I just thought saying 20 K was not giving enough credit to that incredible timepiece. That’s almost half of the retail price. No offense meant.
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Old 20 December 2017, 10:51 PM   #25
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its a sub, maybe get a SS one for your beach days! Good part is gold is extremely corrosion resistant, but scratches easy.
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Old 21 December 2017, 01:40 AM   #26
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It is Yellow Gold, but remember it's still a Sub, still a proper diver's watch, it can handle silly sand.
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Old 21 December 2017, 01:47 AM   #27
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I would have no issues with a gold sub as a one/only.

TBH, I would get an inexpensive beater like a Seiko Monster for the beach though.
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Old 21 December 2017, 01:54 AM   #28
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Black dial and used. I was talking about blue and new.

Sorry guys. I just thought saying 20 K was not giving enough credit to that incredible timepiece. Thatís almost half of the retail price. No offense meant.
Itíll be a 20k after itís worn to the beach

I do think you can get some fine fine scratches though from sand. Are you OCD with it or realize itíll get some wear and tear to it over the years?
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Old 21 December 2017, 01:54 AM   #29
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There’s no getting away from the fact that gold is softer than stainless steel but unless you are planning on playing competitive beach volleyball, I would be wearing my Rolex on a beach vacation. Memories with the watch are more important than the worrying about the slight risk of minor cosmetic damage.
This becomes a philosophy point of view on if you are actually wearing a Rolex or is the Rolex wearing you in this short life?

I personally wouldn’t own a watch I couldn’t take on a family vacation.
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Old 21 December 2017, 02:34 AM   #30
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Just don't build any sand castles and give it a bath when you get back.
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