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Old 1 January 2019, 11:28 PM   #121
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This watch creates an opportunity for some virtue signaling beginning with the bezel font, complication is of no use and then the cries of how ugly it is. It's the whipping boy of the current Rolex line-up and is used so people can pretend they're rugged divers, pilots and race car drivers who have dire needs for the functionality of the watch while contending that there is not the slightest "hey, look what I got," factor in owning a Rolex. It goes from there. People in denial will argue this obvious point and the YM II has gained more support since I first owned the TT version in 2015. People flipped out when six digit references were first released and have since gone quiet. I have big wrists, long arms, big hands and I suppose that helps but liking the watch is all that matter and personally, I like it.
Great post. I wonder how many people don’t like it, just because other people don’t need like it? Seems to be a lot of following the herd that goes on in watch collecting.
I have never owned one but like it very much. I also still like and wear my Panerai collection. Until others start paying for my watches, I will buy what I like!
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Old 1 January 2019, 11:30 PM   #122
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It’s an interesting watch! I personally like it (though not my absolute favorite) however I have to admit the lack of love towards that model makes me not interested in acquiring one!
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Old 1 January 2019, 11:31 PM   #123
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The big ďYACHT-MASTER IIĒ on the bezel?


That, lack of a date and a fairly useless complication.


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Old 1 January 2019, 11:52 PM   #124
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It’s really silly when people make the argument of the function being useless, etc when as pointed out earlier; I would bet very few buy a Rolex for the utility of a complication. If that were the case we’d all either be diving in the ocean or ripping around tracks. More to the point, prove your base opinion and just add a 3 hand Cellini to the collection. One of the reasons I held off on my 116688 as long as I did was due to threads just like this (a shame really), and until I actually held the piece in my hand, I would have tended to agree. IMO Beautiful watch, needs a confident wearer and the most bad ass one Rolex makes at that. Happy New Years guys.
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Old 1 January 2019, 11:59 PM   #125
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You like it and want one but arenít getting it because you think itís unpopular?

If iím in a position to buy something I want, Iíll generally not ask for other people feelings and thoughts on it....
Itís for you, no one else, get it
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Old 2 January 2019, 12:05 AM   #126
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I own a YG YM2. It screams "F-U" (watch) to everyone. It's obnoxious, 44mm (Big) and just right in your face with a blue bezel. What's not to like? Not many people feel comfortable wearing it...I love it, when people stare. It's as said above, an acquired taste.
I don't own one but know a few people who do and see it up close fairly often. Have to agree with this statement - it's not for everyone but for those who can pull it off and enjoy a bit of attention then it doesn't get better
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Old 2 January 2019, 12:05 AM   #127
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I like the YM-II.
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Old 2 January 2019, 01:13 AM   #128
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Itís an interesting watch! I personally like it (though not my absolute favorite) however I have to admit the lack of love towards that model makes me not interested in acquiring one!
Thats the only reason holding me back... it should affect me... but always thing why do the so many watch enthusiasts dont like it...
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Old 2 January 2019, 01:23 AM   #129
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The big ďYACHT-MASTER IIĒ on the bezel?
For me too
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Old 2 January 2019, 02:23 AM   #130
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Two things I don't like about the YM II the size,, its just too big for me and the YACHTMASTER printed out on the bezel. It just looks..I don't know, cheap... Sorry if I offended, you asked
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Old 2 January 2019, 02:47 AM   #131
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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
Nice review, never understood the way it worked. Awesome engineering and a very beautiful watch with its protruding end links. In YG an absolute stunner
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Old 2 January 2019, 02:48 AM   #132
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you are not timing if you need to know when something ends before you begin.

If im timing my run i can see that it took me 7 minutes to run a mile. If im using a countdown then i need to know its going to take me 7 minutes before i start so i finish at zero.
Most serious runners would use a countdown more than a count up function.
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Old 2 January 2019, 03:08 AM   #133
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Because itís big and obnoxious basically
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Old 2 January 2019, 03:38 AM   #134
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Even my egg timer has a bell !!!

The YM II is an attractive watch. I wouldnít buy one, because I donít have a boat. Then again, I have a deep sea and donít dive.
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Old 2 January 2019, 03:41 AM   #135
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"Yacht-Master II" is somehow more obtrusive than, say, "Original Gas Escape Valve" AND "Ring Lock System"?
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Old 2 January 2019, 04:24 AM   #136
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I was in the military in an Operations Center with worldwide reach. Used a GMT during that time. After that a Submariner (Tudor) for durability in the woods.

My watches serve a purpose. I don't own a yacht and do not sail. So, no need for a referenced watch.
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Old 2 January 2019, 04:33 AM   #137
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I really like the YMII for the reason I think that it has never been truly 'popular' and that is because it IS so different from the rest of the professional line and doesn't bear the similarities that most other references do - besides the Oyster bracelet.

And when the majority of Rolex buyers to into an AD etc to buy ONE watch -- their $$ can go a lot further with MANY other stainless steel references.

Just my .02

It is however a great reference.
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Old 2 January 2019, 05:03 AM   #138
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I thought about it more and I did attend the Americaís Cup event that Rolex put on at the St. Francis Yacht Club in SF. I now feel qualified for the title yacht master.
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Old 2 January 2019, 05:08 AM   #139
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I really like the YMII for the reason I think that it has never been truly 'popular' and that is because it IS so different from the rest of the professional line and doesn't bear the similarities that most other references do - besides the Oyster bracelet.
That's why I love my YMII. It is very different than the rest.

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Old 2 January 2019, 05:09 AM   #140
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Old 2 January 2019, 07:00 AM   #141
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To add to my previous post, I would not have bought the YM II in any other variant thn the WG. I find the colorful dial too garish for my tastes. Otherwise, in wg, its a masterpiece and I love its size and wrist presence. Also, its under the rolex radar, since few are seen (in wg).
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Old 2 January 2019, 09:11 AM   #142
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I like the watch's colors and size. While I would get one if I wanted, there are other models I prefer which is why I don't have one.
It's your $, get what you want.
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Old 2 January 2019, 09:16 AM   #143
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Because it's fugly? ;)
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Old 2 January 2019, 09:35 AM   #144
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it is ugly thats why
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Old 2 January 2019, 10:53 AM   #145
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People saying get it if you like it regardless of general dislike aren't taking into consideration the difficulty of shifting one. They're not very liquid as a result so fewer want to be stuck with one.
The yellow gold one is outrageous but probably easiest to sell. People in the market for one want outrageous but a lot of them are probably difficult to deal with, even quite unsavoury, nasty pieces of work. It's a nasty piece of work's watch. There I said it.
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Old 2 January 2019, 11:06 AM   #146
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I got my watch to keep. I don't plan on selling it ever. (the only reason I sold my YM was to upgrade to the YMII... so unless they make a YMIII I'll be keeping my watch)

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Old 2 January 2019, 11:09 AM   #147
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Everyone says that. Maybe so but it's a factor in the lack of appeal.. Which is down to the lack of appeal. I'm not bagging on it (and I would), the size is my main gripe.
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Old 2 January 2019, 11:27 AM   #148
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Old 2 January 2019, 12:12 PM   #149
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I just think the yacht master name in general is horrible. It sounds pretentious and youíre already wearing a Rolex so thatís two strikes lol

To make matters worse itís in big letters on the bezel and the regatta timer has to be one of the most useless complications for average Joe.
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Old 2 January 2019, 12:26 PM   #150
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It hasn't been on my radar to date, I actually tried one on 10 years ago when i was picking up my Milgauss. It's loud, Big and weighty. you don't see enough of them in the wild (where I hang anyway). I like it.
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