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Old 13 October 2019, 04:05 AM   #1
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Rolex Box Size

Random Question, I've just bought a 1994 "S" Serial Sub Date... (Birth Year)

Looking at the box size of the Sub Date and my 2018 Milgauss together and the difference is massive!

When did Rolex stop using the smallest boxes I've ever seen?!
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Old 13 October 2019, 04:25 AM   #2
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That plastic wrapper really accentuates the case.
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Old 13 October 2019, 05:35 AM   #3
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That plastic wrapper really accentuates the case.
The plastic wrapped is now removed!
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Old 13 October 2019, 05:37 AM   #4
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That plastic wrapper really accentuates the case.

And it will never get a scratch!
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Old 13 October 2019, 06:22 AM   #5
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The new Sub box is also smaller than a Milgauss.

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Old 13 October 2019, 06:29 AM   #6
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What size box did you get? The small green one? Lovely watch you have there by the way.

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Old 13 October 2019, 06:39 AM   #7
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Don't you need some kind of protector to prevent damage to the plastic wrapper?
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Old 13 October 2019, 07:37 AM   #8
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What size box did you get? The small green one? Lovely watch you have there by the way.

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Thanks for the photo!

Yeah, the small green box...

About the same size as my iPhone
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Old 13 October 2019, 07:38 AM   #9
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Don't you need some kind of protector to prevent damage to the plastic wrapper?
Don't worry, its off now, that photo was taken one min after I opened it up after delivery!
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Old 13 October 2019, 07:46 AM   #10
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People used that case as a cigarette or small cigar desk top case back in the day...had the wood interior,,,,,much nicer box than the plastic crap they offer now.
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Old 13 October 2019, 08:27 AM   #11
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People used that case as a cigarette or small cigar desk top case back in the day...had the wood interior,,,,,much nicer box than the plastic crap they offer now.
Intresting! Thanks for the information.

I prefer the new box but that is maybe as its bigger.
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Old 13 October 2019, 05:24 PM   #12
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If we are mainly talking about the SS watches all solid precious metal and TT watches MAY come in different boxes to the SS.One thing is for sure there is no real correct boxes for the SS models you will get whatever the AD has in store at point of sale.Now the DSSD mostly comes in the large box but this is not always the case one thing is for sure you will get one of either of these.

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Old 13 October 2019, 07:31 PM   #13
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Those cushion top wooden boxes were very cool. My father has a SWISS only 1998 16610 and the box has the velvet C ring mounting inside. Don't sweat it. Nice Subby!
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Old 13 October 2019, 07:56 PM   #14
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If we are mainly talking about the SS watches all solid precious metal and TT watches MAY come in different boxes to the SS.One thing is for sure there is no real correct boxes for the SS models you will get whatever the AD has in store at point of sale.Now the DSSD mostly comes in the large box but this is not always the case one thing is for sure you will get one of either of these.

So is the small box I have with the Sub, the same size as the small box you'd get with a new Rolex nowadays?
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Old 13 October 2019, 07:56 PM   #15
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Those cushion top wooden boxes were very cool. My father has a SWISS only 1998 16610 and the box has the velvet C ring mounting inside. Don't sweat it. Nice Subby!
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Old 16 October 2019, 03:22 AM   #16
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Any clarity on this would be appreciated - My 2016 116610LN plastic tag has Oyster S printed on it but my box is Oyster M. Iím guessing the AD just gave the larger box? I have actually seen some Subs for sale with Oyster M on their tags.
Is this a usual thing and just refers to the recommended box size?
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Old 16 October 2019, 03:58 AM   #17
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Any clarity on this would be appreciated - My 2016 116610LN plastic tag has Oyster S printed on it but my box is Oyster M. Iím guessing the AD just gave the larger box? I have actually seen some Subs for sale with Oyster M on their tags.
Is this a usual thing and just refers to the recommended box size?
Yes. Box size for a SS Sub should be Ďsmallí.
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Old 16 October 2019, 04:30 AM   #18
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Yes. Box size for a SS Sub should be Ďsmallí.
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