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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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