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Old 20 June 2017, 05:54 AM   #91
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Yes, I like those things, but not the "bluesy", sorry. It's also got the lamest nickname, and that's really saying something. I prefer my OP 39, and the pre-ceramic subs. There's something really weird about the blue on the bezel of the latest blue sub.
Different strokes for different folks ... I'm not a fan personally
of the OP 39 but I don't go around bashing it ...
I too also like the 5 digit subs as well ... to each their own ...
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Old 20 June 2017, 06:58 AM   #92
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Yes, I like those things, but not the "bluesy", sorry. It's also got the lamest nickname, and that's really saying something. I prefer my OP 39, and the pre-ceramic subs. There's something really weird about the blue on the bezel of the latest blue sub.
How can you not like the bluesy. One of the best looking Rolex's ever made and one of the most iconic ones as well. The Blue on this is considered the BEST blue out of all Rolex models.

The Blue on the SkyD and YM are different and no so attractive compared to this.

Compared to the OP39 the Bluesy kills it each and every time.

I guess you are a less flashy guy since the OP39 is a very plain, simple and understated watch.
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Old 20 June 2017, 07:43 AM   #93
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Different strokes for different folks ... I'm not a fan personally
of the OP 39 but I don't go around bashing it ...
I too also like the 5 digit subs as well ... to each their own ...
...and I don't go around saying my watches are incontestably beautiful. It's all personal taste.
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Old 20 June 2017, 07:44 AM   #94
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How can you not like the bluesy. One of the best looking Rolex's ever made and one of the most iconic ones as well. The Blue on this is considered the BEST blue out of all Rolex models.

The Blue on the SkyD and YM are different and no so attractive compared to this.

Compared to the OP39 the Bluesy kills it each and every time.

I guess you are a less flashy guy since the OP39 is a very plain, simple and understated watch.
It's considered the BEST blue by whom? This is utter nonsense.

You have to admit that "bluesy" is the most lame nickname ever.
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Old 20 June 2017, 07:49 AM   #95
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Old 20 June 2017, 07:59 AM   #96
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I'd like to see a blue ceramic no date sub. Actually, I'd like to see any other offering in a no date sub on top of the current black offering. Why not blue or green? PLEASE?!?
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:16 AM   #97
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I'm generally not a fan of TT, but if any watch was going to convert me, it'd be the TT Sub with the sunburst dial. Beautiful!
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:06 AM   #98
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...and I don't go around saying my watches are incontestably beautiful. It's all personal taste.
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It's considered the BEST blue by whom? This is utter nonsense.

You have to admit that "bluesy" is the most lame nickname ever.
It's one of the most iconic and recognizable Rolex models/Subs
for probably the past 20 yrs plus ...
If it's not to your liking you can start your own thread
with all respect ..
I, along with many other members appreciate the beauty of this model ...
we all appreciate your input James ...
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:12 AM   #99
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It's one of the most iconic and recognizable Rolex models/Subs
for probably the past 20 yrs plus ...
If it's not to your liking you can start your own thread
with all respect ..
I, along with many other members appreciate the beauty of this model ...
we all appreciate your input James ...
I agree with you 100% Mario. The Bluesy is truly an iconic and one of the best looking Subs.

I can't wait to see if James aka Hollister will start his "Incontestable Beauty of OP 39".
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Old 20 June 2017, 09:16 AM   #100
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I agree with you 100% Mario. The Bluesy is truly an iconic and one of the best looking Subs.

I can't wait to see if James aka Hollister will start his "Incontestable Beauty of OP 39".


Thanks Alain...
We shall see ...
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Old 20 June 2017, 12:36 PM   #101
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Here's another pic for good measure...
Looks to me like the dial and bezel match pretty well ...
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Old 20 June 2017, 02:08 PM   #102
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I'm generally not a fan of TT, but if any watch was going to convert me, it'd be the TT Sub with the sunburst dial. Beautiful!
Exactly my thoughts! Different shades of blue amazing!
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Old 20 June 2017, 05:17 PM   #103
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I agree with you 100% Mario. The Bluesy is truly an iconic and one of the best looking Subs.

I can't wait to see if James aka Hollister will start his "Incontestable Beauty of OP 39".
I'm not needy enough, and all beauty is contestable, like it or not.

FWIW, I think the 5-digit blue has better colour than the present incarnation. But both have a bit of a "car dealer" vibe, it seems to me.
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Old 20 June 2017, 10:50 PM   #104
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Car dealer vibe?? What's that?
I asked here on the forum fellow members that owned both 5 and 6 digit ref if the dials are the same blue. No one bothered answering. However, purple patina aside, in bright lighting conditions (as only under these circumstances i had my doubts), the 5 digit seems to be as bright as the 6. So i think they're the same shade of blue...
Lame nickname of the watch? It's people's fault with what they choose. For example, i don't like them one bit, don't see any Batman in the BLNR and i hate the Hulk for the LV
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:36 PM   #105
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I'm not needy enough, and all beauty is contestable, like it or not.

FWIW, I think the 5-digit blue has better colour than the present incarnation. But both have a bit of a "car dealer" vibe, it seems to me.
James , if you read the intro to my thread you would have
noticed I was trying to upload pics after the forum upgrade.
Decided to name it the title it has because the Blue Sunburst
Dial Sub has a worldwide following for many years ....
Whether it's the 5 or 6 digit TT or full PM... I believe it's a
special watch ... Not just because I have one , this reference
has been my favorite since I first saw it in my teens before I
even had one ... it has absolutely no correlation to being needy !
This model whether TT or PM stands on its own without my help
or yours ...
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Old 21 June 2017, 08:18 AM   #106
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Has been my favorite and kind of a guilty pleasure. It took me going through a lot of rolex watches before I stopped caring about what other people think of this watch. I believe it is the most beautiful sub and happy I finally got one. Puts a smile on my face every time I wear it. Don't even care that my wife thinks my BLNR is the most beautiful of the Rolexes I currently own. I looked for a payable 5 digit version for a while but couldn't find the right one. Now I am very happy I bought the 6 digit version. Feels very solid and wears great.
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Old 22 June 2017, 04:53 AM   #107
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Has been my favorite and kind of a guilty pleasure. It took me going through a lot of rolex watches before I stopped caring about what other people think of this watch. I believe it is the most beautiful sub and happy I finally got one. Puts a smile on my face every time I wear it. Don't even care that my wife thinks my BLNR is the most beautiful of the Rolexes I currently own. I looked for a payable 5 digit version for a while but couldn't find the right one. Now I am very happy I bought the 6 digit version. Feels very solid and wears great.
Awesome Ted!!!
As much as I love the BLNR I feel the same ...
The 6 digit Blue Sub C Sunburst is more beautiful to me
than the BLNR and I do love the BLNR !!!!
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Old 22 June 2017, 05:16 AM   #108
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James , if you read the intro to my thread you would have
noticed I was trying to upload pics after the forum upgrade.
Decided to name it the title it has because the Blue Sunburst
Dial Sub has a worldwide following for many years ....
Whether it's the 5 or 6 digit TT or full PM... I believe it's a
special watch ... Not just because I have one , this reference
has been my favorite since I first saw it in my teens before I
even had one ... it has absolutely no correlation to being needy !
This model whether TT or PM stands on its own without my help
or yours ...
That's great Mario, I'm glad to see you are enthusiastic about your choice of watch. We are all into different stuff, though, and that's really my point.
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Old 22 June 2017, 06:41 AM   #109
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That's great Mario, I'm glad to see you are enthusiastic about your choice of watch. We are all into different stuff, though, and that's really my point.
Totally agreed my friend. ..
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Old 22 June 2017, 06:43 AM   #110
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congrats! I just got one (16613), picking it up today!
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Old 22 June 2017, 08:11 AM   #111
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congrats! I just got one (16613), picking it up today!
Excellent, congrats to you !!!
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Old 26 June 2017, 05:33 AM   #112
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Feeling the love and kinda blue today ....
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Old 26 June 2017, 05:51 AM   #113
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It sure is breathtaking.

WOW! That is a beauty
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Old 28 June 2017, 07:00 AM   #114
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So I wanted to revive the thread for members to
Search on bing when the Title of a thread you start
is reported by someone bored and is magically changed to
" Search on Bing ".

Who knew this had anything to do with
The Blue Sun dial Cerachron bezel Submariner???
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Old 28 June 2017, 07:12 AM   #115
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It's considered the BEST blue by whom? This is utter nonsense.

You have to admit that "bluesy" is the most lame nickname ever.
No, I like Bluesy, it's kind of breezy and jazzy. Hulk and Batman and the overtly commercial Pepsi and Coke are worse for me.
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Old 28 June 2017, 07:38 AM   #117
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LOL, was looking for this thread and see the title was changed.

There was some discussion about the difference between the 5 and 6 digit references. I owned 4 different 16613's over the years. 2 tritium and 2 luminova. The first tritium was an early 16613 from the late 80's and I wore it daily for many years. The dial faded and did the blueple thing. It was unique and different. The second tritium dial, the dial did not change but the plots/hands did develop some nice warm patina. The two luminova dials look very similar to the 6 digit version I currently wear and did not age in the time I had them. I personally do not think the color is much different especially the later 5 digit dials.

I was a 4 and 5 digit guy for a long time. I was pretty anti 6 digit. I bought a 6 digit LN back when they first came out and quickly traded it for another 5 digit as I just "hated" the maxi case. Loved the maxi dial/hands, glide lock and ceramic bezel but could not get with the case.
A good friend and collector kept telling me that the 6 digit bluesy was the better watch. I had a Daytona that was getting no wrist time, so I traded it to David for a 6 digit Bluesy. For whatever reason, this time the case was a total non issue. Just fell in love with the modern 116613 LB. It was just like back in the 80's when I got my first blue Sub. I liked it so much I bought a 114060 a few weeks later.

I guess I am trying to make two points. IMO the dial on the modern version is just as beautiful as the original...and over time, tastes change.

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No, I like Bluesy, it's kind of breezy and jazzy. Hulk and Batman and the overtly commercial Pepsi and Coke are worse for me.
I find it nauseating. Bluesywoosey
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I find it nauseating. Bluesywoosey
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