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Old 17 April 2018, 02:08 AM   #61
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Got mine 3 days ago, loving it!

Quick question: had 2 links taken off and I just realised they took 2 off from the bottom half of the strap instead of 1 each (top & bottom). It feels ok but my question is - is it because they couldn't take from the top part or them being lazy?
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Old 17 April 2018, 02:06 PM   #62
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Both great choices! The BLNR for sure though.


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Old 17 April 2018, 10:56 PM   #63
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Old 20 April 2018, 08:17 PM   #64
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nice colloection
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Old 25 April 2018, 07:34 AM   #65
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What did you end up choosing as this was 3 weeks ago now :)

I scrolled down to see what you decided too! lol
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Old 29 April 2018, 03:27 AM   #66
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I was in the same position with exactly the same choice a couple of years ago.
I was leaning towards the Yachmaster before I went in and I tried both watches on.
For me (with puny wrists) the GMT actually sat better (and more fully) on my wrist.
ie more of the back of the watch sat on my wrist.
Whereas with the YM the middle of the back of the watch sat on my wrist but its edges were raised from my wrist.
I went with the BLNR because of that.
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Old 29 April 2018, 05:30 AM   #67
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Both great choices no wrong choice here
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Old 29 April 2018, 12:54 PM   #68
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GMT for me
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Old 1 May 2018, 12:34 AM   #69
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GMT for sure, it is such a beauty!
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Old 3 May 2018, 01:00 AM   #70
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First Rolex GMT II or Yacht Master ?

i own both of them and they are totally different watches in every way. The BLNR is a sportier watch and the YM is a dressier watch. Complications are different , materials are different and case sizes are different. The YM wears lighter , flashier and smaller. It is not a small watch and it doesn't look small by any means but it feels totally different. I love them both for different reasons .

The YM is closer to the flashiness of the TT bluesy you wanted.

Money wise the new retail YM is more ($11,550) and the BLNR 8,950 but on the used or grey market pricing reverses. The BLNR approaches 11 K and the YM is around 9k .

I bought mine used in mint condition box and papers and 50 months left on the warranty for $8500 .

Just food for thought.
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Old 7 May 2018, 11:02 PM   #71
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YM for me
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Old 8 May 2018, 10:41 AM   #72
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Have both the BLNR and a circa 2001 Bluesy and love both. Go with whatever you like more!
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Old 9 May 2018, 07:32 PM   #73
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First Rolex should always be a submariner- by default. LOL
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Old 17 May 2018, 02:09 PM   #74
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So I have wanted the 2 tone blue and gold Sub since I got in the car business 16 years ago, now that Im in a position to take the plunge it seems like everyone and their mother has this watch so I started leaning towards the GMT "batman" then I came across the Platinum Yacht Master with blue dial and can't decide? Any suggestions or advantages to consider one over the other? I like that the GMT has the traditional look of a Sub and the Yacht Master is less common but aside from that I haven't read that there isn't a lot of differences between the two?






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Old 1 July 2018, 06:35 PM   #75
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My 1st was a YM1 35mm slate dial which I bought when I was 22 new. It was my only Rolex until 2012, than I sold it. I did not get another one until summer of 2014. I got a 40mm platinum w/ platinum dial Rolex M-series which had the flip lock clasp and Rolex, Rolex, Rolex in the dial, like modern watches. Than shortly after I got my wife a 2004 35mm with platinum dial to match mines. Summer of 2016 I purchased a 2008 YG YM2 116688 with the gold hands for $28k w/ box and papers. I now have 3 Yacht-Masters and one of them is a 16610 w/ LV insert and the other is a gold supper diamond master piece. I am now planning to get everyone that is in my household and family a Yacht-Master.
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Old 6 August 2019, 01:24 PM   #76
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Could someone please tell me if the yachmaster ďfitsĒ smaller than the Gmt root beer please? I have a small wrist and the yachmaster fit me perfectly but I like the root beer better aesthetically. Thanks
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Old 6 August 2019, 04:19 PM   #77
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So I have wanted the 2 tone blue and gold Sub since I got in the car business 16 years ago, now that Im in a position to take the plunge it seems like everyone and their mother has this watch so I started leaning towards the GMT "batman" then I came across the Platinum Yacht Master with blue dial and can't decide? Any suggestions or advantages to consider one over the other? I like that the GMT has the traditional look of a Sub and the Yacht Master is less common but aside from that I haven't read that there isn't a lot of differences between the two?
GMT all the way
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Old 16 August 2019, 01:17 AM   #78
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I know everyone chooses the watch for them for different reasons, for me, I would go for the GMT for three reasons:

1. I travel, and I would use the GMT hand constantly. I have two GMTs and a Sub which I rotate through every Sunday. When Iím traveling while wearing the Sub I always miss the GMT hand.

2. The GMT is harder to get (at least, I believe it is). That alone isnít a big driver to buy one, but because I very rarely see one worn itís always a reason for me to ask someone about their watch. In my mind, rarity equals conversation starter, which is appealing to me.

3. I personally like the black and blue combo, itís sporty and instantly classic. This, ultimately, is how I choose watches, the first two points are just added bonuses.

All that said, I wouldnít kick the YM out of bed...or, uh, my watch winder.
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Old 27 December 2019, 04:26 AM   #79
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BLNR on Jubilee Bracelet win's for me. I love mine but very difficult to get from AD and gray market price is absurd.
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Old 5 January 2020, 02:46 PM   #80
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Because you will be wearing in the office and in a suit the YM 116622 is the better choice in my opinion. The YM also has a slimmer profile so it will fit under a cuff.
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Old 5 January 2020, 02:48 PM   #81
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And the YM is less in the wild and more rare than BLNR
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Old 9 January 2020, 09:42 PM   #82
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The 2 tone blue sub is a good choice. Dont buy into the hype if you really dont like the model.

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Old 15 January 2020, 10:20 PM   #83
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What did you end up choosing as this was 3 weeks ago now :)
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Old 15 January 2020, 10:35 PM   #84
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Honestly, I would walk into an AD try them both on and you'll just know. Me personally I would get the GMT II.
Funny to see this thread from 2015 pop up. Boy those were the days when you could just “walk into an AD and try them both on”! (Which the OP actually was able to do!). That’s the biggest frustration today - buying a $12,000 watch blind. Spend a few months courting an AD to get on a list for one, wait a year to get it, only to find you don’t like it! Turns us all into flippers lol. But in the plus side, who knows how many watches I’d own today if I could actually try them on at an AD!

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Old 16 January 2020, 06:32 AM   #85
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I just traded in my yacht master 116622 Blue dial today for the all black 116710LN, the yacht master dial is beautiful but side by side looks so small as the bezel being the same colour as the bracelet just blends in, far more wrist presence I thought with the gmt and still has the pcl bling of the yachtmaster, I'm certainly much happier with the gmt
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Old 19 January 2020, 12:26 AM   #86
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I just traded in my yacht master 116622 Blue dial today for the all black 116710LN, the yacht master dial is beautiful but side by side looks so small as the bezel being the same colour as the bracelet just blends in, far more wrist presence I thought with the gmt and still has the pcl bling of the yachtmaster, I'm certainly much happier with the gmt
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Old 22 January 2020, 02:24 PM   #87
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Reading thru the thread, great resurrect :). GMT for me personally, but the blue dial YM is stunning.
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