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Old 24 February 2021, 05:25 AM   #61
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Congratulations -- I can't think of a better first Rolex to get than the 16570. It could be your one and only (and certainly supremely satisfying until you get your Sub). It checks off all your boxes, and I think it is one of the most well-rounded in existence. You done well -- wear in good health
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Old 24 February 2021, 08:38 AM   #62
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Super nice watch to add to your collection- Congrats!
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Old 24 February 2021, 09:03 AM   #63
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Old 24 February 2021, 09:06 AM   #64
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Congrats & enjoy! Now that youíve popped the cherry, you may find yourself acquiring another. Itís a rather harmless addiction...


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Yes, congrats and welcome! But the "harmless addiction" -- fair warning -- can be a very expensive one.
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Old 24 February 2021, 09:34 AM   #65
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Congrats! ever since i got my 16570 its been dominating my daily wear. does not come off as "expensive" even though a rolex. those who "know", know... and those who dont only know a rolex as a sub! enjoy it in good health and welcome to the club!!
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Old 24 February 2021, 06:49 PM   #66
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Love that 5 digit Explorer2!
Itís a perfect first Rolex for you. Classy, useful, durable, it will always bring you joy! Excellent choice!!
Not sure why everyone saying that you should consider the Sub for your next... my second Rolex was the Pepsi 16750 (yes, thatís two watches with the same movement, but I really loved the functionality of the rotatable bezel)
In any case, donít feel embarrassed ever. As stated above, no one really notices would watch youíre wearing, and the <1% of people who do, just think itís a pretty watch. Have fun, amigo!!! Life is too short, to be wasting time.
Thereís an old saying amongst watch collectors: ďEither you start with Rolex, or you come back to itĒ.
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Old 24 February 2021, 07:23 PM   #67
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Congrats! My journey was the same as yours regarding not wanting to have a flashy watch. After 3+ years of wearing a sub, not one person has commented on me wearing a Rolex. Unless youíre going gold, my gut is We tend to give too much credit to Jon and Jane Doe employee looking at our watch (one) and knowing what it is (two).
That's amazing isn't it? That was the first thing I noticed after getting my first Rolex. I figured that people would be constantly saying "is THAT a ROLEX?" but they hardly ever do. I guess most common folks don't recognize the shapes but we sure as hell do. I can spot a Rolex submariner from 20 ft away... I can easily spot them on tv if some celeb or other famous person happens to be wearing one. That's because we recognize the shape of the watch first. Very few people have ever recognized mine on the wrist and I think that's a good thing, as it cuts down on theft...
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Old 25 February 2021, 02:39 AM   #68
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Enjoy. It's gonna be an addiction for sure
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Old 25 February 2021, 11:09 PM   #69
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Old Yesterday, 12:06 PM   #70
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Great looking watch. Congrats!
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Old Yesterday, 12:12 PM   #71
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That's amazing isn't it? That was the first thing I noticed after getting my first Rolex. I figured that people would be constantly saying "is THAT a ROLEX?" but they hardly ever do. I guess most common folks don't recognize the shapes but we sure as hell do. I can spot a Rolex submariner from 20 ft away... I can easily spot them on tv if some celeb or other famous person happens to be wearing one. That's because we recognize the shape of the watch first. Very few people have ever recognized mine on the wrist and I think that's a good thing, as it cuts down on theft...

You got it! I put mine on a Nato to make it even more inconspicuous. =)
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 PM   #72
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That was my 1st Rolex and still my favorite. One of the most comfortable watches Iíve worn imo. Congrats
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 PM   #73
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They are wonderful watches. You will indeed fly under the radar with it. Not many people ever comment or even know its a Rolex. I chose a Polar but as you can see, it is well worn and has been with me a long time. Might be time for a spa treatment but who's to say. Congrats and welcome to the club!
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Old Yesterday, 12:52 PM   #74
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The thin GMT hand .....Congrats and enjoy !!
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Old Yesterday, 01:09 PM   #75
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Thanks everyone. I have really enjoyed wearing it the past few days. It has me rethinking my collection for sure. Time to decide if I wait and save a while to add my next Rolex or sell a watch or two to fund a purchase sooner.
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Old Yesterday, 01:12 PM   #76
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Thanks everyone. I have really enjoyed wearing it the past few days. It has me rethinking my collection for sure. Time to decide if I wait and save a while to add my next Rolex or sell a watch or two to fund a purchase sooner.
And so it begins.......
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 PM   #77
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Old Yesterday, 01:44 PM   #78
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Old Yesterday, 04:50 PM   #79
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Old Yesterday, 07:18 PM   #80
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And so it begins.......
Haha, so true!

Congrats OP, itís a classic model and a real beauty.
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