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Old 28 July 2015, 12:33 PM   #31
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Great review.
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Old 12 August 2015, 01:41 AM   #32
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Nicely done. Great watch.
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Old 12 September 2016, 02:49 PM   #33
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Great review.
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Old 14 September 2016, 01:04 AM   #34
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has anyone ever regretted not buying the date Sub? I am seriously considering a rolex now but have never had a watch without date. I absolutely love the symmetry of 114060 and do not like the cyclopes on date sub. what advice would you give me?
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Old 14 September 2016, 10:00 PM   #35
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has anyone ever regretted not buying the date Sub? I am seriously considering a rolex now but have never had a watch without date. I absolutely love the symmetry of 114060 and do not like the cyclopes on date sub. what advice would you give me?
I just bought a Sub No-Date, and it's my first watch without a date, chosen for two reasons:

1) The usual, major reasons - setting convenience, more rare, symmetry, history, cyclops-dislike, subtlety etc.
2) Price - the No Date is a whopping 12%, or GBP £700, cheaper

It's early days, but I think the absence of a date will bother me much less than I thought it would, and as I rotate watches (without using a winder), mean that picking it up from 'dead' and setting the time is much less hassle.

I work in an office, and currently, the date is permanently displayed at all times on the bottom right of my computer screen, and on my separate phone display. Never mind on my calendar, e-mails, mobile phone etc. Plus, I'm not senile enough so that I forget the date multiple times every day.

There's a lot to admire about Rolex - hence why I bought one - but even for a company which extortionately charges around GBP £50 for a single spare bracelet link, an extra GBP £700 just to add a date complication seems to me to be taking the piss more than just a little.

Don't get me wrong, I'd have paid for the date version if I had really preferred the look, but I don't, and I reckon I'll be just fine without the date display!
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Old 14 September 2016, 10:05 PM   #36
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thanks for all the kind words everyone!
Forgot to add - this is a really great review, thanks.

I always find these 6-months/12-months retrospective reviews much more interesting - they look past that initial giddy 'honeymoon' period and give a rational, considered, real-world appraisal, which is particularly interesting to me as a new Sub purchaser.
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Old 27 September 2016, 10:00 AM   #37
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Love the personal touch on the review. I am in saving period for a submariner, and am leaning towards the 116610LN, but think about the no-date, too.
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Old 29 October 2016, 12:33 PM   #38
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Great update - It's good to see your watch has been enjoyed. I just bought mine yesterday and am still a bit giddy.
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Old 29 October 2016, 08:54 PM   #39
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Nice write up,thanks for all who participate in the thread. I like date window but I think non date Submariner is equally looking as good as its date variant
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Old 1 November 2016, 10:02 AM   #40
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Thanks for the review. Was one of the ones I read before pulling the trigger one myself. Couldn't be happier
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Old 3 November 2016, 12:40 AM   #41
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Great review of great watch!
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Old 10 April 2017, 11:44 AM   #42
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Rolex 114060

THe Rolex Sub No date has historical pedigree . The Original 007 James Bond Watch Worn while sipping a vodka Martini on rocks, stirred but not shaken . Awesome watch, clean face and timeless design . Cheers.
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Old 25 April 2017, 10:55 PM   #43
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Nice review. The wide lugs render the no-date a bit off to me. Needs the date to tie it together. Would say the opposite about all previous references..... Still a sweet watch though.
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Old 28 April 2017, 01:30 PM   #44
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Great review! Thank for sharing
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Old 28 April 2017, 01:54 PM   #45
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i debated btw this and the blnr. decided to get the blnr, updated classic vs new kid on the block. in the end. but either way i may "regret" my decision.

glad you are enjoying the sub.
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Old 29 April 2017, 11:44 PM   #46
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Well put together! thks
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Old 4 May 2017, 09:58 PM   #47
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Very nice review. Thank you for sharing
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Old 14 May 2017, 11:59 PM   #48
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Great review!!! This is the model I'm buying, and my first Rolex as well!
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Old 1 June 2017, 03:17 AM   #49
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Old 2 June 2017, 06:44 AM   #50
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Excellent Review.
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Old 7 June 2017, 12:17 PM   #51
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I love this watch, and love that Rolex has stuck with some smaller sized cases.
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Old 19 June 2017, 09:53 PM   #52
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Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone.

Its coming on 3 years now and I still love the watch.

I just ordered a Rubber B that will work with the glidelock and will post once I have worn it with the Rubber B strap for a few weeks.
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Old 25 June 2017, 10:01 AM   #53
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Hoping to get the no-date one day!!
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Old 27 June 2017, 01:21 AM   #54
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great review and thanks for your effort. I'm looking towards the same model and one thing is still top of mind. Please don't kill me for this, but i'm going to ask me anyway. Whats your practical experience with business long sleeve shirts and wear due to the bezel?

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Old 28 June 2017, 02:43 PM   #55
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Love mine :) awesome post


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Old 1 July 2017, 11:26 AM   #56
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great review and thanks for your effort. I'm looking towards the same model and one thing is still top of mind. Please don't kill me for this, but i'm going to ask me anyway. Whats your practical experience with business long sleeve shirts and wear due to the bezel?

regards,
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Haven't had any issues. It's usually easy enough to wear under a buttoned up cuff if needed but also sits nicely below the cuff as well.

I used to wear a larger watch so find this a lot more comfortable and wearable.


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Old 13 July 2017, 08:12 AM   #57
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Icon14 4 liner

A compliment on your watch. I know there are differences with taste between the 2 liner (which I think is a cleaner face and of which I think may still be COSC even tho its not stated on the dial. I wouldn't accept for a minute it is any less engineered) and the 4 liner which has a greater value (because of COSC) - the values are relative to the beholder. Back to your watch, who tires Rolex sports watches ? Errrm....no one. The thing is, theres the subs date and no date black dial (with obvious classic black bezel), theres the Explorer and Explorer 2s black dials, GMTs black dial and Daytonas 165s or 116s black dial - something very special about the stainless steel and black look and you can't go wrong with that piece.

I have the Exp I 214270 unworn, a 2010 Exp 2 black dial and I very much appreciate your watch. Ive had the GMTc all black and the batman and each have their place without too much invasion into their brothers or sisters territory. Nice watch and thanks for the post.
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Old 13 July 2017, 07:29 PM   #58
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nice review, if I were to get a sub, it's be the no date version too.
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Old 19 July 2017, 12:52 PM   #59
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Hoping to get the no-date one day!!
Without a date, how will you know when one day comes?
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Old 25 July 2017, 06:56 AM   #60
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Thanks for the post-it's a good read.
I have had my SubC (although with the date) for a year now and still love it. I was going to get a Date Just but when I went to my (not so) local AD I saw the Sub and tried it on. I bought it within the next few days. As you mine has several swirls on the case and on the bracelet but one has to look hard to see them. At first they bothered me but I hardly even notice them now.

Anyway, I wish you many years of use.
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