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Old 5 February 2011, 12:34 AM   #301
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where ca I get an original bezel set for my 1665? mine is lost also and I just had the watch serviced so I don't want to send to Rolex- HELP?
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Old 28 August 2011, 08:06 AM   #302
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Sorry to bring this back.... This is the story that made me appreciate the SEA-DWELLER that much more, and after searching for the last few weeks I've found it!!! Now I'm happy to say I own one, a Z series, and I hope one day my son, or grandchild will be able to tell a story such as this one!

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Old 28 August 2011, 08:40 AM   #303
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I sincerely wish your son or grandkids are a fair bit more levelheaded than the OP.......
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Old 28 August 2011, 02:36 PM   #304
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I sincerely wish your son or grandkids are a fair bit more levelheaded than the OP.......
I did notice the OP is now banned... Don't know the story why to be honest with you. However, I do love the story ( and pics) of the watch!
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Old 28 August 2011, 07:19 PM   #305
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The whole story smelt alittle fishy.....glad the mod's sorted it out.
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Old 29 August 2011, 12:14 AM   #306
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Hey dadswatch72: If you decide to sell it, find me and I will buy it for top dollar, even with missing parts. If you decide to fix it, you are looking at $2500- 3000 for new bracelet, new bezel and ring, new insert, new crystal and service.
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Old 29 August 2011, 12:52 AM   #307
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^^^ Good luck unless you're willing to pay way above market.......
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Old 29 August 2011, 02:05 AM   #308
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Hey dadswatch72: If you decide to sell it, find me and I will buy it for top dollar, even with missing parts. If you decide to fix it, you are looking at $2500- 3000 for new bracelet, new bezel and ring, new insert, new crystal and service.
Seriously??!!.....Did you not read the entire thread and see that the watch was repaired and is no longer missing parts, and that the former member is BANNED??!!
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Old 29 August 2011, 02:27 AM   #309
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The whole story smelt alittle fishy.....glad the mod's sorted it out.
Why? Was this story fabricated? Is this not a real DRSD? Please fill me in before I make a bigger ass of myself!

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Old 29 August 2011, 11:42 AM   #310
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Why? Was this story fabricated? Is this not a real DRSD? Please fill me in before I make a bigger ass of myself!

Thanks!
Who knows whats real on any forum, but IMO Over 2000 posts, member since 2009 and the OP didn't know the value of a DRSD.........even beaten up

.......another one of those "look what dad gave me" posts.

But that's just me
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Old 29 August 2011, 12:13 PM   #311
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I thought this thread was dead!
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Old 29 August 2011, 12:23 PM   #312
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Wasn't around when he was banned but did hear quite a bit about this dadswatch guy:). He did appear on vrf a few days ago asking what his watch was worth in the current economic climate though. Doesn't cost to dream does it, well, till dreams get spoken out loud;)
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Old 29 August 2011, 02:30 PM   #313
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Thanks for mentioning that the OP posted on VRF a couple weeks ago. I was quite amused to read his post there, as he has definitely toned down the hyperbole about his DRSD.

Here's a Cliff's Notes of this saga:

It was/is a genuine DRSD. OP sent it to the NYC RSC for service and to replace parts. Got it back, thought it was the nicest DRSD in the world and became even more of an insufferable boor and post whore (he knighted himself as some sort of DRSD expert based on reading the DRSD website endlessly, but only having personally handled one Rolex in his lifetime). Priced it at $50K, then dropped it in $500 increments to $45K. I and a host of others pointed out that RSC paperwork (notice he kept every frigging piece of modern, easily obtainable paper and brochures they sent to him) does not increase the value of a vintage piece like an original guarantee, etc. I also advised him that no one in the universe would pay such a huge premium for a DRSD that didn't have crucial period correct parts like the fat font insert, bezel, tritium pearl and bracelet.

But the real indication of what a piece of work this guy had become is when he questioned Jed's opinions around what an unmolested DRSD would look like. Jed had posted pics of a "time capsule" DRSD he owned that had basically been put away unworn after it was originally purchased. The OP argued that the pics were incorrect, as his DRSD was the most premium example around of unmolested chamfers/bevels and he had never seen a DRSD case back that still had the black paint filling in the engraved/embossed lettering. OP posted the pics on VRF in a thinly veiled attempt to cast doubt on Jed's primo example, and was rightfully laughed off of the forum. If you want to read the thread on VRF, just scroll back in their archive to March 28, 2010 and have yourself a good chuckle......
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Old 29 August 2011, 11:04 PM   #314
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Thanks for mentioning that the OP posted on VRF a couple weeks ago. I was quite amused to read his post there, as he has definitely toned down the hyperbole about his DRSD.

Here's a Cliff's Notes of this saga:

It was/is a genuine DRSD. OP sent it to the NYC RSC for service and to replace parts. Got it back, thought it was the nicest DRSD in the world and became even more of an insufferable boor and post whore (he knighted himself as some sort of DRSD expert based on reading the DRSD website endlessly, but only having personally handled one Rolex in his lifetime). Priced it at $50K, then dropped it in $500 increments to $45K. I and a host of others pointed out that RSC paperwork (notice he kept every frigging piece of modern, easily obtainable paper and brochures they sent to him) does not increase the value of a vintage piece like an original guarantee, etc. I also advised him that no one in the universe would pay such a huge premium for a DRSD that didn't have crucial period correct parts like the fat font insert, bezel, tritium pearl and bracelet.

But the real indication of what a piece of work this guy had become is when he questioned Jed's opinions around what an unmolested DRSD would look like. Jed had posted pics of a "time capsule" DRSD he owned that had basically been put away unworn after it was originally purchased. The OP argued that the pics were incorrect, as his DRSD was the most premium example around of unmolested chamfers/bevels and he had never seen a DRSD case back that still had the black paint filling in the engraved/embossed lettering. OP posted the pics on VRF in a thinly veiled attempt to cast doubt on Jed's primo example, and was rightfully laughed off of the forum. If you want to read the thread on VRF, just scroll back in their archive to March 28, 2010 and have yourself a good chuckle......
Thanks for this info..... Now I'm dying to see Jed's DRSD!!! Wouldn't have a link to those pics would you (or what is his forum name)?

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Old 30 August 2011, 02:40 AM   #315
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Pics of Jed's NOS DRSD are in the VRF thread I mentioned above. Just keep clicking back to the last page until you hit the date it was posted, and read/look to your heart's content.
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Old 30 August 2011, 03:02 AM   #316
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Pics of Jed's NOS DRSD are in the VRF thread I mentioned above. Just keep clicking back to the last page until you hit the date it was posted, and read/look to your heart's content.
Found them - Amazing!!! Beautiful pieces!!!

Thanks for guiding me in this direction - you learn something new every day!
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Old 30 August 2011, 04:59 AM   #317
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Old 30 August 2011, 10:24 AM   #319
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Well, at least I learned DW72 still has his father's DRSD, is still considering selling it and miracle of miracles he's now calling it near-mint instead of some kind of grail piece. And a few more people saw Jed's true grail DRSD.
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