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Old 23 November 2020, 02:57 AM   #1
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golden ellipse - any owners?

Any owners or screenshots of the golden ellipse? Is this one hard to source from dealers? Im thinking of doing this instead of calatrava.
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Old 23 November 2020, 03:19 AM   #2
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Yep love mine - a true classic - subtle elegance:-)
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Old 23 November 2020, 03:20 AM   #3
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Whoops wrong one - here you go
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Old 23 November 2020, 03:34 AM   #4
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is that the 36 or the 39?
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Old 23 November 2020, 07:58 AM   #5
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Hi Sambb,

I bought one early October. It was a longtime wish for me. I could not be happier with the watch, a 3738 Golden Ellipse in pristine condition. Actually this past Friday was the first day I wore another watch. The Ellipse brings so much pleasure. In real life it is even more beautiful than on pictures. I don’t know how to attach older pics so here is the link to my thread with pics: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=767757
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Old 23 November 2020, 10:24 AM   #6
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nice! i wish i could get some comparison shots of the 39 to other standards
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Old 23 November 2020, 12:22 PM   #7
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Well mine is a 1970- the blue face is wonderful- made of gold w a patented secret process PP uses. It is super thin and super comfortable.
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Old 23 November 2020, 08:38 PM   #8
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My grandfather wore one every day. My brother now wears a yellow gold as his only watch.

Amazing and underrated beauties. One day I'll probably pick one up myself...
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Old 24 November 2020, 08:28 AM   #9
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is it possible to get a tiffany dialed one? I assume this is not a popular watch, and i buy a lot from that brand. FYI, ADs are offering 20-25% off.
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Old 24 November 2020, 01:18 PM   #10
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Here you go!

Sigma-Dialed 3738 Jumbo.
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Old 25 November 2020, 10:04 AM   #11
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Sigma-Dialed 3738 Jumbo.
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Old 25 November 2020, 07:26 PM   #12
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I have two but this one gets the most wear especially around the house on lockdown
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Old 25 November 2020, 11:46 PM   #13
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I have two but this one gets the most wear especially around the house on lockdown
beautiful. i assume that is the 36mm
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Old 26 November 2020, 01:43 AM   #14
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is it possible to get a tiffany dialed one? I assume this is not a popular watch, and i buy a lot from that brand. FYI, ADs are offering 20-25% off.
Ha! Mine originally had a Tiffany dial. When I sent it to PP , I had them replace dial w no Tiffany stamp. I didnít like the clutter. James in San Antonio Tx
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Old 26 November 2020, 06:45 AM   #15
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beautiful. i assume that is the 36mm

No this is the 31mm and itís from the 1980ís


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Old 26 November 2020, 07:27 AM   #16
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I think the ellipse is the only watch this size that doesn’t look small on me. There’s something about it that can fool you. Do any of y’all know of a good place to get straps for them?
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Old 26 November 2020, 07:36 AM   #17
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I think the ellipse is the only watch this size that doesnít look small on me. Thereís something about it that can fool you. Do any of yíall know of a good place to get straps for them?
Custom. Jean Rousseau and Camille Fournet will make you one.
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Old 26 November 2020, 07:47 AM   #18
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for purely a dress watch - would you do this, calatrava, or lange? (2 or 3 hand)
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Old 26 November 2020, 11:30 AM   #19
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Thank you! Iím going to check them out, Iíd love to get a brown or possibly blue strap for it.
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Old 26 November 2020, 11:34 AM   #20
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for purely a dress watch - would you do this, calatrava, or lange? (2 or 3 hand)
Iíd honestly stick to a 2-hand model for purely dress. My choice would definitely be Patek. Although the Calatrava is more classic looking, in my opinion the Ellipse is a more uncommon choice that stands out precisely because itís understated. Itís a watch that you wear for yourself and truly a piece that you have to behold in person to appreciate. I wouldnít make a decision before trying it on.
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Old 26 November 2020, 11:38 AM   #21
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Are they still in production?
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Old 26 November 2020, 12:07 PM   #22
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i'd love to see one with the cufflinks... hard to find pics of the 39mm. cant find any with a rolex next to it for sizing
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Old 26 November 2020, 12:54 PM   #23
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i'd love to see one with the cufflinks... hard to find pics of the 39mm. cant find any with a rolex next to it for sizing
If this is any help, hereís mine next to my 36mm turnograph which seems like a reasonable comparison.
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Old 26 November 2020, 12:57 PM   #24
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Are they still in production?
Very much so, although the current models are a bit larger and are offered in gold with black dial and platinum with blue dial. The blue is a special process patek uses which is very interesting. The dial is made of gold and the blue is achieved through a chemical process. There was also al limited 50 anniversary model as well, I believe in 2018 if Iím not mistaken.
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Old 27 November 2020, 05:38 AM   #25
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Yes, im not sure how to view this timepieice. Does it look dated or classic. There is a subtlety to that difference and im not sure how to think about it. Maybe the larger size is a more modern take.
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Old 27 November 2020, 05:59 AM   #26
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Yes, im not sure how to view this timepieice. Does it look dated or classic. There is a subtlety to that difference and im not sure how to think about it. Maybe the larger size is a more modern take.
Doesn't look dated to me and I think it looks better in the smaller size of the 3738 etc. Also sensing that the Ellipse is becoming slightly more popular again, both on here and among my friends.
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