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Old 1 May 2018, 02:13 PM   #151
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The older Oyster DDs are great. Congratulations.
thanks! just a little bit of anxiety until it arrives...
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Old 4 May 2018, 10:42 AM   #152
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The older Oyster DDs are great. Congratulations.
it arrived yesterday and it is nice! Bracelet code is '86. Nice and slim. It gained 10 seconds day one, so that ain't bad and I will monitor it. Is yours acrylic? The bracelet, I guess these are known as folded links- do not give many options huh. It fits but barely. Also, I wonder if it is 35mm as opposed to 36. It is not really noticeable, and my measuring instrument is crude, but even 36 is pushing it for me. But Rolex has that way of laying out the dial...

And it weighs 80 grams!!! It is nice, I'm happy, thank you and the rest for the cool pics and details...
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Old 5 May 2018, 09:20 PM   #153
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Looks good. Should be 36mm, as it's a Datejust case, I think. The 76200 has a sapphire crystal and solid links.
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Old 5 May 2018, 11:48 PM   #154
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it arrived yesterday and it is nice! Bracelet code is '86. Nice and slim. It gained 10 seconds day one, so that ain't bad and I will monitor it. Is yours acrylic? The bracelet, I guess these are known as folded links- do not give many options huh. It fits but barely. Also, I wonder if it is 35mm as opposed to 36. It is not really noticeable, and my measuring instrument is crude, but even 36 is pushing it for me. But Rolex has that way of laying out the dial...

And it weighs 80 grams!!! It is nice, I'm happy, thank you and the rest for the cool pics and details...
Very nice congrats..
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Old 6 May 2018, 04:03 AM   #155
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Looks good. Should be 36mm, as it's a Datejust case, I think. The 76200 has a sapphire crystal and solid links.
thank you! I don't think the case is the same as a DJ... your pictures show them as different...
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Very nice congrats..
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Old 6 May 2018, 04:10 AM   #157
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Now for another of my hard to answer questions... my Tudor barely fits me. I'd like it a little bit looser. I was told it wasn't resized. It has 18 links. I know mine is different than the older ones, but would anyone know if 18 links was standard? My wrist is big, and even with my new Explorer, I have it at the max, but I would think I should have more room.

This also has what I guess are folded links. New for me, never had them before. Am I right in guessing they are kind of cheap and difficult to work with? I imagine adding links- if available- would be difficult, and I'd like to keep it on the bracelet. It is comfortable and light.
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Old 6 May 2018, 04:38 AM   #158
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Looks good. Should be 36mm, as it's a Datejust case, I think. The 76200 has a sapphire crystal and solid links.
oops! Your watch is different than mine. here is the back of mine, I'll try to compare it w the pic of your DJ. My DJs are gone, I wish I kept maybe one of them...
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thank you! I don't think the case is the same as a DJ... your pictures show them as different...
There's a difference in my comparison pic because my DJ 1603 is 1966 and my DD 76200 is around 2016. If you compare a mid 1980s DJ with yours, I think you'll see a better match.
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Now for another of my hard to answer questions... my Tudor barely fits me. I'd like it a little bit looser. I was told it wasn't resized. It has 18 links. I know mine is different than the older ones, but would anyone know if 18 links was standard? My wrist is big, and even with my new Explorer, I have it at the max, but I would think I should have more room.

This also has what I guess are folded links. New for me, never had them before. Am I right in guessing they are kind of cheap and difficult to work with? I imagine adding links- if available- would be difficult, and I'd like to keep it on the bracelet. It is comfortable and light.
There should be 22 links, I believe. They are hard to remove/replace, but there will likely be vids on youtube. I had the local RSC size mine (for free).
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Old 6 May 2018, 09:45 AM   #161
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There should be 22 links, I believe. They are hard to remove/replace, but there will likely be vids on youtube. I had the local RSC size mine (for free).
I think ours are really two different watches. The links are different, correct? I suspect the newer ones may be fitted for a bigger wrist now. I wonder what was standard back then. I have read, with limited research, that the folded links are very hard to deal with and I think hard to put back on a bracelet... it is actually "bent" to secure the link, correct? If anything strikes anyone, suggestions, I'd appreciate it. If not, I'll see. I have a nice leather I'd like to get on something.

A little observation. Mine is lighter than my Turtle, which is on a rubber strap! I like that!
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There should be 22 links, I believe. They are hard to remove/replace, but there will likely be vids on youtube. I had the local RSC size mine (for free).
don't yours have screws?
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I think ours are really two different watches. The links are different, correct? I suspect the newer ones may be fitted for a bigger wrist now. I wonder what was standard back then. I have read, with limited research, that the folded links are very hard to deal with and I think hard to put back on a bracelet... it is actually "bent" to secure the link, correct? If anything strikes anyone, suggestions, I'd appreciate it. If not, I'll see. I have a nice leather I'd like to get on something.

A little observation. Mine is lighter than my Turtle, which is on a rubber strap! I like that!
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don't yours have screws?
Maybe I am not being clear. I was talking about my old DJ jubilee bracelet, which is similar to your DD bracelet, having 22 links originally, and being sized by RSC. Yes, my DD and your DD are different watches, produced about 30 years apart, and with different reference numbers. Mine has a sapphire crystal and a modern solid link bracelet with screws, but with folded endlinks.
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Old 6 May 2018, 10:13 AM   #165
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Maybe I am not being clear. I was talking about my old DJ jubilee bracelet, which is similar to your DD bracelet, having 22 links originally, and being sized by RSC. Yes, my DD and your DD are different watches, produced about 30 years apart, and with different reference numbers. Mine has a sapphire crystal and a modern solid link bracelet with screws, but with folded endlinks.
thank you! And once again, your DJ is from the '60s, right... so there's about 20 years difference. I kind of wonder if the Tudor is its own man...
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thank you! And once again, your DJ is from the '60s, right... so there's about 20 years difference. I kind of wonder if the Tudor is its own man...
Right, 1966.
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Old 7 May 2018, 12:30 AM   #167
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congratulate to you . very cool
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Thanks for the informative review Adam, watch looks great!
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it arrived yesterday and it is nice! Bracelet code is '86. Nice and slim. It gained 10 seconds day one, so that ain't bad and I will monitor it. Is yours acrylic? The bracelet, I guess these are known as folded links- do not give many options huh. It fits but barely. Also, I wonder if it is 35mm as opposed to 36. It is not really noticeable, and my measuring instrument is crude, but even 36 is pushing it for me. But Rolex has that way of laying out the dial...

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Rolex is always a bit loose with measurements. The 36mm DJ has always been more like 35mm. If you measure diagonally, though, with some of the case in there, it gets to 36mm. Heck, if you measure the bezel alone, you may end up with something even smaller:

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Well, after (almost) a week, this watch is certainly living up to expectations.........

Great write up and great looking watch.. Love it..
Congrats...
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Rolex is always a bit loose with measurements. The 36mm DJ has always been more like 35mm. If you measure diagonally, though, with some of the case in there, it gets to 36mm. Heck, if you measure the bezel alone, you may end up with something even smaller:

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thank you Douglas! You may very well be correct. I have seen the datejust sometimes indicated as 35mm. And on my wrist, the Tudor does not seem smaller than a DJ, though I don't have one to compare it to and still have not got myself a calipers. Thanks again for that bit of reassurance!
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