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Old 20 October 2019, 07:41 PM   #1
Simon29
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First Rolex - Sub date

Hi all,

Been a long time lurker - Iíve always loved divers watchers and my first mechanical watch was an Omega PO (2500D movement) I purchased new for a great price in 2011 when graduating from university.

Iíve always wanted a Sub since that time, but adult life kept getting in the way; getting married, buying a house, having a kid, then another kid..Iíve reached a career milestone recently and so the timing was finally right to be fortunate enough to treat myself to a Sub. I just had to find one! Iíd been keeping up to date with the Rolex supply situation and was expecting to have to wait. However I was also prepared to wait to obtain one from an AD, as I was in no rush.

More for fun than anything, we visited local ADs in Europe during a local trip with no luck. A little while back had a great chat with a local AD and put an expression of interest in. They shared that they were frustrated with flippers and wanted to see their pieces go to people who were going to keep them / enjoy them, but gave the usual disclaimer that they donít get SS Subs through very often but itís completely random.

Fast forward to yesterday and I had a missed call from the AD. Called back 2 mins later and was told I had a piece allocated! Went in and picked it up within the hour and am still pinching myself.

Looking forward to contributing more as I enjoy my Sub (still feels surreal saying that) and inevitably expand my collection going forwards! Please excuse my poor photo taking - was in a rush and not that good at wrist shots yet!




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Old 20 October 2019, 07:53 PM   #2
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Congratulations well done. Very nice you have earned there, makes it all the sweeter i think.
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Old 20 October 2019, 09:52 PM   #3
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Old 21 October 2019, 12:05 AM   #4
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Looks great man! Congratulations...


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Old 21 October 2019, 01:58 PM   #5
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Thanks all :)


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Old 28 October 2019, 02:51 PM   #6
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Congratulations. I rotate my Sub with a 36mm SS DateJust. It’s the only watch your going to need. Enjoy it.
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Old 1 November 2019, 05:10 PM   #7
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Old 1 November 2019, 11:21 PM   #8
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Old 13 November 2019, 10:01 AM   #9
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Congrats! A go anywhere, do anything piece! :)
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Old 13 November 2019, 12:04 PM   #10
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Congratulations on getting a great watch.
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Old 13 November 2019, 12:12 PM   #11
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Old 13 November 2019, 04:27 PM   #12
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Great piece. Love it
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Old 14 November 2019, 05:22 AM   #13
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Congrats! Enjoy it.
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Old 14 November 2019, 05:26 AM   #14
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Welcome to the Sub club at last! Enjoy it for many years.
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Old 14 November 2019, 07:55 AM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon29 View Post
Looking forward to contributing more as I enjoy my Sub (still feels surreal saying that!)
I totally know how you feel! Iíve only had my first Rolex Submariner for a few months, but every morning I wake up and Iím still surprised that I get to strap it on and wear it all day!

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Please excuse my poor photo taking - was in a rush and not that good at wrist shots yet!
Keep on snapping pics! The practice will bring surprising results very soon!

I snapped this one with my iPhone while washing our dogs bedding in the big washers at the local laundromat! I had noticed that it was 10:10 (perfect watch pic time!!) and I liked the stainless steel background!



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Old 16 November 2019, 12:44 AM   #16
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Congrats on the purchase!! I love my SubC
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Old 16 November 2019, 05:29 AM   #17
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Old 16 November 2019, 05:42 AM   #18
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Old 19 November 2019, 12:43 PM   #19
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Congrats. Great first watch
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