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Old 18 October 2020, 02:48 PM   #1
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The Hulk Looks Strange Lately...

I loved the Hulk. I had a chance to buy several but it never seemed to look ďrightĒ on me. But looked great on others.

Recently while browsing various watch photo centric video/photo sites the Hulk seemed different. Almost and I hesitate to say the word Feminine so I wonít but it gave me the vibe of a giant Emerald ring. A watch for the wizard of oz. Itís not the beefy green comic book character.

I believe seeing the modern ceramic Kermit connects with my brain in a way that for some reason I donít see the Hulk in the same light. The ceramic Kermit just has taken over what my brain prefers to where the Hulk seems foreign now.

I certainly donít crave one any longer. Itís a cool watch. But I think the newest edition out does the old by a mile.
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Old 18 October 2020, 02:53 PM   #2
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Itís a cool watch but at the end info the day itís just a green watch. I have no reason to smash the watch as Iím an owner and have had it for many years


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Old 18 October 2020, 02:53 PM   #3
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Passed on a hulk at my AD. Not my cup of tea.
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Old 18 October 2020, 02:53 PM   #4
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126610 LV is sharper looking than Hulk IMO. Case dimensions are great also.


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Old 18 October 2020, 04:29 PM   #5
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My view of the hulk hasn’t changed at all even with the new releases. I think it looks good, but not quite my bag. I mostly look to other brands for the color variety. But, I like the hulk much more than new cermit. If you are going with color, go all out, full sunburst dial, the whole shebang. The new and old cermits just don’t look good to me. The black and green don’t mesh one bit and just seems like a novelty mod like a modded Seiko or something. The full green of the hulk actually works.
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Old 18 October 2020, 04:54 PM   #6
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I just don't find it a good looking watch. If it didn't have the crown emblem would people find it so appealing? No.
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Old 18 October 2020, 04:55 PM   #7
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This is the Money Green Rolex 116610LV and it’s awesome!



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Old 18 October 2020, 05:13 PM   #8
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Personally, I don’t see the point of a black dial Submariner with a different color insert. Just go classic black.

A beautiful sunburst dial? That I can understand.
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Old 18 October 2020, 05:21 PM   #9
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People either love this watch or really don't like it at all. My wife and I fall in the latter category.....while i have a black sub date and consider it an iconic, classic and timeless piece the Hulk just never made any sense to me. It screams for attention and I just don't think tool watches should do that. I just never understood the appeal of this piece....especially since the black face is just such a great watch. I have never really been a fan of two tone or gold Subs either. I have a patient who bought his sub in the 1960s and wore it in Vietnam, survived a helicopter crash with it and has never taken it off really and it still looks great with a mild patina and a shit load of fine scratches and to me that's what the Sub is about. To me the green degrades from the look of the watch and whenever I see one of these on someone's wrist I wonder if they think it actually looks better than black and bought it because they preferred it or bought it because it's rare and were able to get it. Don't understand why anyone would want a 2 tone or gold sub either to be honest with you because again I think there are watches that look better when they scream a bit and the Sub is not one of them. Like Casablanca it's better in black and white than colorized.
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Old 18 October 2020, 05:27 PM   #10
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So yes, you can prefer one combo over another, and it's personal, no discussion on it...

But we have to stop the excuses, the Kermit is a black Submariner with a green recycled bezel, and nothing more, zero interest. People are just sheep and not very objective !

The Hulk has a forever magical dial, and just gorgeous. It's a much nicer watch with real personality and at least something special about owning it that sets it apart.
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Old 18 October 2020, 05:34 PM   #11
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It’s the only watch I’ve ever bought twice - and sold twice.
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Old 18 October 2020, 05:36 PM   #12
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is $30K worth AUD a HulK?
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Old 18 October 2020, 05:40 PM   #13
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is $30K worth AUD a HulK?
Itís not the watchís fault
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Old 18 October 2020, 05:44 PM   #14
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is $30K worth AUD a HulK?

I have said it several times already, much more beautiful than the Kermit, a personality that sets her apart. Something special to own, the magic dial. Now none in steel offers it, you have to type in the two-tone or gold, haven't you noticed ?!
She is the best LV of the line. The last in historic 40mm format whatever we think or say. I think it's to be kept, it will make auction records in several years, you just have to give time to time.
There will always be people to say "it's too green" when you have to go out 25-30 or even 40K to get it!
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Old 18 October 2020, 06:05 PM   #15
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This is the Money Green Rolex 116610LV and itís awesome!



yes when the light didnt bounce off the sunburst dial is fine, hence the new black dial in the Cermit.
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Old 18 October 2020, 06:28 PM   #16
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Personally, I don’t see the point of a black dial Submariner with a different color insert. Just go classic black.

A beautiful sunburst dial? That I can understand.
I agree. Sunburst dial adds another dimension, the way it plays with light.

I get the love of the first generation Kermit. Love how the Hulk was an evolution on that theme. The Cermit is cool too, but I think Rolex missed an opportunity to extend the lineage somewhat. Who knows, years from now, the Cermit may be more coveted. Just glad I had the opportunity to pick up the Hulk, back when they were unloved, just sitting in the case.
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Old 18 October 2020, 06:40 PM   #17
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yes when the light didnt bounce off the sunburst dial is fine, hence the new black dial in the Cermit.
Haha that’s a good one

Others have tried but only Rolex does it the best ;)


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Old 18 October 2020, 07:31 PM   #18
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I love the Hulk! It is one of my favourites!
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Old 18 October 2020, 08:01 PM   #19
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The Hulk Looks Strange Lately...

Love it.... enough to have paid gray crazy 2020 model price . I know Iím an idiot ... a happy idiot though

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Old 18 October 2020, 08:12 PM   #20
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The release of the 2020 model 'Kermit' has only helped to solidify the 116610LV as a true classic. The dial is something to behold, photos and videos cannot do it justice.

The new model retains the worst feature of the old model (pastel colour bezel) and pairs it with a standard black dial just like the rest of the range.

My only thought, the green dial will be back for 2023 anniversary...anything else and this makes no sense!
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Old 18 October 2020, 08:33 PM   #21
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I am glad that I have both versions, they look so good to me.
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Old 18 October 2020, 08:46 PM   #22
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Haha thatís a good one

Others have tried but only Rolex does it the best ;)



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Old 18 October 2020, 08:58 PM   #23
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Old 18 October 2020, 09:08 PM   #24
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Old 18 October 2020, 09:30 PM   #25
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You get a couple of very good shots in there to show just why the hulk is by far the best version of all the green Rolex.
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Old 18 October 2020, 09:49 PM   #26
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Better to realise you don't like something before buying it. Some people have to learn this the hard way.

The Hulk was everything the Kermit wasn't and to my eyes and for my taste, all the better for it. The 12LV is everything the Kermit should have been. You could say that's unfair given that the 1 and 12 are two generations apart, but the original Kermit was an insubstantial, flimsy thing with a joke bracelet. There was no excuse for it. even back then.

There are black dials with green bezels out there. I had a Superocean Heritage 44 which I thought wore and looked miles better than the 16610LV. Of the lesser number of green bezel green dial models available, nothing rocks like a Hulk. If you like that sort of thing.
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Old 18 October 2020, 10:38 PM   #27
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So yes, you can prefer one combo over another, and it's personal, no discussion on it...

But we have to stop the excuses, the Kermit is a black Submariner with a green recycled bezel, and nothing more, zero interest. People are just sheep and not very objective !

The Hulk has a forever magical dial, and just gorgeous. It's a much nicer watch with real personality and at least something special about owning it that sets it apart.
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The Cermit is Rolex minimizing its manufacturing logistics to maximize its profits.

The Hulk was an entirely novel creation. Hate it or love it, the fact we're still talking about it says everything .
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Old 18 October 2020, 10:42 PM   #28
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I get why people like the Hulk but wasn’t in love with it myself. I did ask my AD to get me the new Cermit then I called back and said, or any new Submariner. So hopefully I can come up with one of them...
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Old 18 October 2020, 10:45 PM   #29
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I think itís a great watch. At its market price though Iíd rather go AP
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Old 18 October 2020, 11:51 PM   #30
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I think itís a great watch. At its market price though Iíd rather go AP


Sadly market rates for SS APís are just as bad as the LVís markup


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