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Old 1 January 2019, 02:04 AM   #61
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I bought the ss one because it will likely be discontinued and price will go up. Besides it is a complicated watch!
I wouldn't bank on that price going up. Hopefully you like it as otherwise that's gong to be expensive to get out of.

In the UK explorer II's are listed over retail at secondary dealers , new-ish YMII's are at a £2000 discount
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:13 AM   #62
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For me size and function are its only faults. The size is way to large for my 6.5 inch wrist. Now if I were in a situation where I was still able to race sailboats the size could be over looked as I'd wear it just for the function. But "No" one of these would have no spot on my wrist given what is.
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:23 AM   #63
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If you like it, buy it. Why let others influence what you like?

On a side note, a young nephew of mine who knows I'm into watches. Especially Rolex, bought me a 50mm Armitron chronograph quartz watch for Christmas. None of my watches even come close to 50mm. Not wanting to disappoint him since it's the thought not the gift that counts. I've been wearing it the last several days. Long story short. The 50mm size is somewhat growing on me. It's really not that bad.
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:25 AM   #64
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Why is Yacht Master II so underrated?

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I have a big wrist and have been wanting to add YM2 SS to my collection for a long time. Everytime I get closer to pulling the trigger I ask myself why are these not so popular and relatively easier to get?


OP, youíre also a 007..???!?! We need to speak to MI6...



I own the YMII for a few reasons.



#1 most rolexes look small on my wrist. I like the size of the YMII. Itís perfect.

#2 I like the design. A lot of people trash it but I find it elegant. If you have a small wrist, the watch looks ridiculous. But if youíre my size (6í3Ē and 225lbs thick wrists) then it will look elegant and understated.

#3 the word YMII on the bezel insert is not bigger than the numbers on a GMTII. It bothers people...it doesnít bother me.

#4 when you lay it on a table next to your other professional rolexes, it doesnít look like a toy. To me it stands out in a good way!



Hey, I like the watch! To each his own...!



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Old 1 January 2019, 02:32 AM   #65
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it's a beautiful and stunning watch IMO. Although very innovative, The function is almost totally worthless to me. The ring command system is awesome but the price tag on this watch is crazy. Especially when you consider what you get for the less expensive Sky-D in SS.

It's not underrated at all IMO. Based on everything I said, I think it's popularity level is logical and right where it should be.
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:33 AM   #66
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I happen to like the YM-II. It's one of my grail watches. I also like the SkyDweller. If you like it, get it. It doesn't matter whether others like it or not.
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:35 AM   #67
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Can anyone explain the regatta function in detail? What would i me timing and how?

Other than that, if you like it be happy that others dont. Would you rather the choice of having to pay double retail or waiting 3 years instead?
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:36 AM   #68
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I think multiple reasons (some of which are mentioned on this thread).

Itís a radical departure from more established Rolex designs and quite a polarising watch.

It has a complication that is unlikely to be used by most of its owners (and therefore seen as unnecessary by most). Itís very specialised as a result,

Personally, I donít find it particularly pleasing on the eye or easy to read.

For me itís a no, but many love it
Exactly! It is a bit out of fashon in any line of Rolex. And who needs that complication? Are there so many yachtsmen around?
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:36 AM   #69
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The prominent name emblazoned on it -- just like a yacht would! Even the name itself is much in the spirit of how a yacht would be named. So meta and tongue-in-cheek, I love that aspect of it!

Big baller watch that doesn't take itself too seriously but has a beautifully executed complication, love it. Tempted to get the current gen WG if I find a good used deal.
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:38 AM   #70
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The most subtle Yachmaster II (how is that for an oxymoron?) is the WG version methinks. The comments about clownishness usually revolve around the blue bezel and this WG one doesnít scream at you.



The blue hands and blue-framed arcing countdown scale come out to meet the eye in a subdued manner.


Now, if you want all the attention of the other versions...
The only thing missing is an alarm as you reach the final 5 seconds of the countdown - wouldnít a chiming tune of Ochi ChŽrnye be perfect?




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Old 1 January 2019, 02:40 AM   #71
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I bought the ss one because it will likely be discontinued and price will go up. Besides it is a complicated watch!
First time hearimg this...

Is there any rumor abt this?
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:41 AM   #72
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I wouldn't bank on that price going up. Hopefully you like it as otherwise that's gong to be expensive to get out of.

In the UK explorer II's are listed over retail at secondary dealers , new-ish YMII's are at a £2000 discount

Whats the retail for YMII SS in UK? Is it still 13750?
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:41 AM   #73
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take away the YACHTMASTER II on the bezel and I would buy one
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:42 AM   #74
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If you like it, buy it. Why let others influence what you like?

On a side note, a young nephew of mine who knows I'm into watches. Especially Rolex, bought me a 50mm Armitron chronograph quartz watch for Christmas. None of my watches even come close to 50mm. Not wanting to disappoint him since it's the thought not the gift that counts. I've been wearing it the last several days. Long story short. The 50mm size is somewhat growing on me. It's really not that bad.

I personally like big watches...
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:45 AM   #75
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OP, youíre also a 007..???!?! We need to speak to MI6...



I own the YMII for a few reasons.



#1 most rolexes look small on my wrist. I like the size of the YMII. Itís perfect.

#2 I like the design. A lot of people trash it but I find it elegant. If you have a small wrist, the watch looks ridiculous. But if youíre my size (6í3Ē and 225lbs thick wrists) then it will look elegant and understated.

#3 the word YMII on the bezel insert is not bigger than the numbers on a GMTII. It bothers people...it doesnít bother me.

#4 when you lay it on a table next to your other professional rolexes, it doesnít look like a toy. To me it stands out in a good way!



Hey, I like the watch! To each his own...!




Hey 007... I'll be soon joimg the YM2 club...

Me too I have a big wrist never measured it thou 5' 11' and 250lbs...

Use to be 330lbs... the Day date YG 36mm on my wrist looked like a lady's watch and felt like suffocating my wrist...
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:47 AM   #76
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it's a beautiful and stunning watch IMO. Although very innovative, The function is almost totally worthless to me. The ring command system is awesome but the price tag on this watch is crazy. Especially when you consider what you get for the less expensive Sky-D in SS.

It's not underrated at all IMO. Based on everything I said, I think it's popularity level is logical and right where it should be.

Sky D is also on my list but gotta get YMII done and dusted asap... been aiming for too long...
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:50 AM   #77
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I don't own a yacht or race sailboats. Name on the bezel is a detracting feature otherwise I think it's a pretty neat complication.
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I like it! I ran into a friend at Lv last week he had the yellow gold and that watch jumped out from across the room! I happen to like big watches myself and wear my polar daily. I will not wear anything smaller than a 40mm myself. If you like the attention then grab the gold one. I will say my wife and my buddies not a fan. It is defiantly an acquired taste but I like the taste ! The strangest thing is I have had more compliments on my polar than any other watch in a short period of time. Iím not sure if itís the size or the white dial who knows ? I may consider a yacht 2 in the future. Go with what you like! Your opinion matters most
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:53 AM   #79
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Hey 007... I'll be soon joimg the YM2 club...

Me too I have a big wrist never measured it thou 5' 11' and 250lbs...

Use to be 330lbs... the Day date YG 36mm on my wrist looked like a lady's watch and felt like suffocating my wrist...
This guy said it better than I did. Iím 6í3Ē 225 solid built guy. I do not have a big wrist. Small watches just look funny on me
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OP, youíre also a 007..???!?! We need to speak to MI6...



I own the YMII for a few reasons.



#1 most rolexes look small on my wrist. I like the size of the YMII. Itís perfect.

#2 I like the design. A lot of people trash it but I find it elegant. If you have a small wrist, the watch looks ridiculous. But if youíre my size (6í3Ē and 225lbs thick wrists) then it will look elegant and understated.

#3 the word YMII on the bezel insert is not bigger than the numbers on a GMTII. It bothers people...it doesnít bother me.

#4 when you lay it on a table next to your other professional rolexes, it doesnít look like a toy. To me it stands out in a good way!



Hey, I like the watch! To each his own...!



Iím sorry this guy haha. The other gentleman was right as well, but this comment rang true to me the most
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Old 1 January 2019, 02:59 AM   #81
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a lot of people on the internet say it is ugly, people wouldn't say this to your face if you had it on your wrist (they might say it's not for them or it's too big but would never tell you it's disgusting or unbelievable ugly etc)

the same way I'm not a fan of the Bugatti Veyron I wouldn't tell someone that is driving it that the car is ugly. if he wanted to give 2 million plus dollars on it and he likes it it's none of my business to talk bad about his purchase. but that's just me

I think if you have a big wrist and the money to spend the YMII is a fantastic watch, I currently own one but in gold.

check out this video review I made of it if you have a few minutes it just might help you purchase it

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a lot of people on the internet say it is ugly, people wouldn't say this to your face if you had it on your wrist (they might say it's not for them or it's too big but would never tell you it's disgusting or unbelievable ugly etc)

the same way I'm not a fan of the Bugatti Veyron I wouldn't tell someone that is driving it that the car is ugly. if he wanted to give 2 million plus dollars on it and he likes it it's none of my business to talk bad about his purchase. but that's just me

I think if you have a big wrist and the money to spend the YMII is a fantastic watch, I currently own one but in gold.

check out this video review I made of it if you have a few minutes it just might help you purchase it

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I've never known another Rolex reference which polarises people as much as this!
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Old 1 January 2019, 03:07 AM   #84
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I think the YG one is awesome, although I probably wouldn't buy one.
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Im going to say it again... If you like a heavyweight watch, this is the one for you.
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Old 1 January 2019, 03:16 AM   #86
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Personally I don't like it.....but I wish I did.

I like it when I don't follow the herd. Zigging when everyone else is Zagging is when I feel most happy.

Unfortunately, owning a mainstream BLNR and DJll....and no love for the YMll, I'm with the majority here.

Enjoy your left field position here OP and get the watch you want. Stuff everyone else.
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I think it's great, especially with the original blued hands
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whats the retail for ymii ss in uk? Is it still 13750?
£14350
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Please think twice about the countless comments the complication is useless. Itís not !

Most things people would like to time are less then 10 minutes. Reading the yachtmaster countdown timer is EASY compared to the Daytona. Latter one designed for timing but the dial is roughly 50 times harder to read then the one of YM2 !
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