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Old 20 June 2017, 08:43 AM   #1
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Hi folks! I feel compelled to share with you all my latest acquisition- a 16570 Polar. I know, not the most exciting of new additions, but its a special one for me and one that fills a nice little niche in my Rolex history.

My Rolex-wearing life started in the 5 digit era with a 16610 Submariner. Since that first watch, I've had experience owning just about every 6 digit sports model there is (sub, deepsea, explorer ii 42mm, GMT, you name it).

Recently I started to get that itch for the more simplistic, scaled down styling that I remembered from way back. I think it's the growing love for the 5 digit model across these boards that got my wheels spinning- almost a nostalgia. I think we're nearing that time where we're far away enough removed from when they were last produced to really appreciate the details and differences that set them apart from their 6 digit counterparts. Kind of like when you exit a decade and find it hard to imagine looking back on the 90's or 00's as something unique or distinctive, but before you know it BOOM you see it! The low case profiles, slim lugs, tinny clasps, and rattly bracelets all of a sudden look and feel juuust right to me.

Okay! Thanks for listening. Here's a pic ;)
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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Awesome pickup! I love the 16570 polar. Congrats!


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Old 20 June 2017, 08:48 AM   #3
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Great fit on your wrist. Congratulations!
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:57 AM   #4
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:58 AM   #5
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:00 AM   #6
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Excellent choice! Enjoy!
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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One of my favorite five digits. Congrats.
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:03 AM   #8
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:05 AM   #9
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Great watch, can never see me parting with mine
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:07 AM   #10
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Very nice pickup, I'm with you and love the 5 digits.
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:09 AM   #11
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looks great! Congrats
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:12 AM   #12
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Cool story and nice watch...congrats!
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:37 AM   #13
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:39 AM   #14
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Great choice and 5 digit polar rolex FTW!!
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:40 AM   #15
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Old 20 June 2017, 10:06 AM   #16
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Very nice. I had a 16570 along my journey and there are days I really do miss that watch.
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Old 20 June 2017, 10:09 AM   #17
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Exactly what I'm seeking. What year, if I might ask?
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Old 20 June 2017, 10:12 AM   #18
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Very nice...congrats.
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Old 20 June 2017, 10:31 AM   #19
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Old 20 June 2017, 10:49 AM   #20
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Exactly what I'm seeking. What year, if I might ask?
M serial. 2009.
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:00 AM   #21
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:06 AM   #22
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Great pick-up; love mine in black and really like the the five digit references. Congratulations!!!
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:08 AM   #23
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Love the Polar, congrats!
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:27 AM   #24
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Old 20 June 2017, 12:27 PM   #25
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Old 20 June 2017, 12:30 PM   #26
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It will be my next purchase also...with 3186 random
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Old 20 June 2017, 01:04 PM   #27
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Hi folks! I feel compelled to share with you all my latest acquisition- a 16570 Polar. I know, not the most exciting of new additions, but its a special one for me and one that fills a nice little niche in my Rolex history.



My Rolex-wearing life started in the 5 digit era with a 16610 Submariner. Since that first watch, I've had experience owning just about every 6 digit sports model there is (sub, deepsea, explorer ii 42mm, GMT, you name it).



Recently I started to get that itch for the more simplistic, scaled down styling that I remembered from way back. I think it's the growing love for the 5 digit model across these boards that got my wheels spinning- almost a nostalgia. I think we're nearing that time where we're far away enough removed from when they were last produced to really appreciate the details and differences that set them apart from their 6 digit counterparts. Kind of like when you exit a decade and find it hard to imagine looking back on the 90's or 00's as something unique or distinctive, but before you know it BOOM you see it! The low case profiles, slim lugs, tinny clasps, and rattly bracelets all of a sudden look and feel juuust right to me.



Okay! Thanks for listening. Here's a pic ;)


Well-stated, and congrats!


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Old 20 June 2017, 01:06 PM   #28
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It will be my next purchase also...with 3186 random
Yep, mine has the 3186. I know it makes no difference when it come to all practical matters, but it is cool to know its ticking inside there. I like finding pieces with a little bit of something extra to them like that.
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Old 20 June 2017, 01:16 PM   #29
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Great choice. There is nothing basic about the 16570. It stands on its own as a superb timepiece.

I also have an M serial. I love this watch to bits.

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Old 20 June 2017, 02:24 PM   #30
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Portland, looking great on the rubber strap! ^^^
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