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Old 25 March 2019, 08:26 AM   #211
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Seriously thinking about getting a 1803 with a champagne dial with the bracelet. @dbhak22 that is what have, correct?

Never thought I would be this interested in a gold watch. There is just something about the 1803 though. I going to a local watch shop in the next couple of weeks to try one on. I go back and a forth if it is too gaudy.

For owners, especially the younger ones, do you get many remarks on your 1803? They usually positive remarks? I know it shouldn't matter. I'm just curious on general public impression of the watch.
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Old 25 March 2019, 08:36 AM   #212
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Seriously thinking about getting a 1803 with a champagne dial with the bracelet. @dbhak22 that is what have, correct?

Never thought I would be this interested in a gold watch. There is just something about the 1803 though. I going to a local watch shop in the next couple of weeks to try one on. I go back and a forth if it is too gaudy.

For owners, especially the younger ones, do you get many remarks on your 1803? They usually positive remarks? I know it shouldn't matter. I'm just curious on general public impression of the watch.
I was in the same boat as you but then I decided to go with a leather strap so that it wasnt too flashy.
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Old 25 March 2019, 09:42 AM   #213
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I was in the same boat as you but then I decided to go with a leather strap so that it wasnt too flashy.
Yeah. I have gone back and forth about the bracelet. My thought is have the bracelet and I can always put on a strap. The bracelet is what really makes the watch special IMO.
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Old 25 March 2019, 09:45 AM   #214
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I was in the same boat as you but then I decided to go with a leather strap so that it wasnt too flashy.


Just remember that the springbars from the bracelet wonít work on a strap with ease and youíll need to get solid gold springbars for a strap. Stainless springbars will damage a gold case.
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Old 25 March 2019, 11:27 AM   #215
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Just remember that the springbars from the bracelet wonít work on a strap with ease and youíll need to get solid gold springbars for a strap. Stainless springbars will damage a gold case.
Are the springbars solid gold, or are they plated?

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Old 25 March 2019, 11:30 AM   #216
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18K solid. I wrote up a post about it.

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Old 25 March 2019, 12:15 PM   #217
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Consider white gold - this tunes down the bling factor. Stealth!
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Old 26 March 2019, 10:30 AM   #218
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Seriously thinking about getting a 1803 with a champagne dial with the bracelet. @dbhak22 that is what have, correct?

Never thought I would be this interested in a gold watch. There is just something about the 1803 though. I going to a local watch shop in the next couple of weeks to try one on. I go back and a forth if it is too gaudy.

For owners, especially the younger ones, do you get many remarks on your 1803? They usually positive remarks? I know it shouldn't matter. I'm just curious on general public impression of the watch.
Yes sir! The most classic combo in my opinion, :)

Yes, the bracelet makes it flashier but I love wearing it that way with a tee. And it looks less flashy but equally great on a nice leather strap.
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Old 14 April 2019, 05:29 PM   #219
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My 1803 from 1966
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Old 15 April 2019, 12:57 AM   #220
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Here's my contribution. I was looking for an 1803 in the best possible condition (ie. sharp fluted bezel, minimal bracelet stretch, etc.) and box/papers would be a huge plus:







Splendid. I love it!
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Old 15 April 2019, 03:02 PM   #221
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Full set 1803 from 1966 with COSC papers and original Rolex buckle

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Old 16 April 2019, 11:07 AM   #222
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Very beautiful set and look perfect on your wrist too.

Mine with the original president bracelet. I think it will look good with the leather too especially the black color leather.




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Old 22 June 2019, 10:31 PM   #223
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My 1802 with claw markers. Iíve read that the claws were only for French/Swiss markets, izzat so?
English day wheel of course, but that couldíve been changed across the decades ...
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Old 22 June 2019, 10:41 PM   #224
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My 1802 with claw markers. Iíve read that the claws were only for French/Swiss markets, izzat so?

English day wheel of course, but that couldíve been changed across the decades ...

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Old 21 February 2020, 03:16 PM   #225
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Old 21 February 2020, 07:18 PM   #226
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Hereís my recently acquired 1803!




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Old 22 February 2020, 04:52 AM   #227
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1803 owners and enablers thread

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Old 22 February 2020, 06:10 AM   #228
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My 1802 with claw markers. Iíve read that the claws were only for French/Swiss markets, izzat so?

English day wheel of course, but that couldíve been changed across the decades ...

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I like the smooth bezel.

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Old 22 February 2020, 08:49 AM   #229
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Super watch !! I hate this thread, it brings out the the jealously in me.
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Old 23 February 2020, 01:52 AM   #230
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Old 26 February 2020, 01:40 PM   #231
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Old 26 February 2020, 10:52 PM   #232
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Old 27 February 2020, 10:37 AM   #233
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I love how the light runs down the slightly concave centers of the links when you turn your wrist with the 1803 bracelet. You have to see it in real life to appreciate it, but you can kind of see the curve in this photo.
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Old 25 April 2020, 05:49 AM   #234
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I'm back in the club after 19 years without a DD

Incoming next week, and I can't wait. And a big thanks for a little help from my friends. Clay, Carl and the rest of you. Chris
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Old 27 April 2020, 08:11 AM   #235
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My recent indulgences

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Old 27 April 2020, 08:31 AM   #236
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YG 1969 and WG 1963

You trumped me with a pair. A nice pair indeed, Love that red quarters minute track
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Old 27 April 2020, 08:41 AM   #237
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Thanks Chris, your incoming piece is beautiful. Enjoy it in good health.
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Old 28 April 2020, 07:56 AM   #238
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Old 28 April 2020, 10:13 AM   #239
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Here one of my favourite.

Nice piece. Looks unpolished.
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Old 29 April 2020, 04:15 AM   #240
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Nice piece. Looks unpolished.
I think it never been polished, I found it in very good condition. I was a bit warried from the size, 36 mm was a bit small. I love it now, it is one of the favourite of my collection.
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