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Old 26 January 2020, 12:45 PM   #1
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New Review: Oyster Perpetual 39

Hi everyone, check out my latest review on Time & Tide:


https://timeandtidewatches.com/rolex...-perpetual-39/

Let me know what you think in the comments. Cheers.


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Old 8 February 2020, 09:18 AM   #2
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Thank you. I'm considering one..
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Old 8 February 2020, 10:26 AM   #3
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I love mine although it is a black dial.
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Old 9 February 2020, 11:09 AM   #4
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Old 12 February 2020, 02:02 AM   #5
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Great review. Added to the list !


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Old 22 February 2020, 08:19 AM   #6
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Love your review. Thanks for sharing your experience on this beauty. The problem is, I couldnít see one in any shop.


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Old 23 February 2020, 03:38 AM   #7
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I love my black dial OP, so you're preaching to the converted with your (excellent) review. Great comfortable watch. I can forgive the lack of an easylink as I wear mine slightly loose so don't really need the additional adjustment.
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Old 1 March 2020, 12:57 AM   #8
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Great review (and pictures!), I especially enjoyed your thoughts on that indeed very unique "white" dial. Only, the OP39 curiously uses SuperLumiNova instead of Chromalight!
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Old 1 March 2020, 01:23 AM   #9
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Old 1 March 2020, 03:56 AM   #10
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I love my black dial OP, so you're preaching to the converted with your (excellent) review. Great comfortable watch. I can forgive the lack of an easylink as I wear mine slightly loose so don't really need the additional adjustment.


Thanks for reading. Yes, I also didnít really miss the easylink while I had the watch.


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Old 7 March 2020, 06:19 PM   #11
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I had a choice between the Rhodium and the White when I bought my OP 39mm... To this day I'm not sure I made the right choice

The thing about the rhodium is that it can be a bit unclear, given its dark face and those hands... But in bright artificial light, or sun light, it is an amazing dial that personally is more interesting than the white. It also looks fantastic on wrist... Where the white looks fantastic looking at it up close.
I can't justify two OPs or else I'd grab a white dial in a heartbeat!
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Old 7 March 2020, 11:13 PM   #12
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I had a choice between the Rhodium and the White when I bought my OP 39mm... To this day I'm not sure I made the right choice

The thing about the rhodium is that it can be a bit unclear, given its dark face and those hands... But in bright artificial light, or sun light, it is an amazing dial that personally is more interesting than the white. It also looks fantastic on wrist... Where the white looks fantastic looking at it up close.
I can't justify two OPs or else I'd grab a white dial in a heartbeat!


I really like that dial too. I had a chance to spend some time with a friendís Datejust that had a silver dial and I can identify with your statements about readability. That said I think the trade off in the brilliance of the dial was worth it. Thanks for reading! Cheers.


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Old 8 March 2020, 12:40 AM   #13
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OP39 with white dial is beautiful in person. Up there with the Explorer I in terms of versatility - never out of place dressed up or dressed down.
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Old 25 March 2020, 01:50 AM   #14
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Thanks for the excellent review. I’ve had mine for over a year now and absolutely love it. Your comments about the perfect proportions of the case are spot on, but it’s not just the case. It’s the combination case/bezel/dial markers that taken together create almost perfect balance.
I used to have the 39mm Explorer 1 (214270) and even though it uses the same case as the OP39, the balance is most definitely off due to the use of the wider and flatter bezel, and the outsized numerals.
Just proves that every minuscule detail on such a small surface matters
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Old 27 March 2020, 07:13 AM   #15
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Nice review. It’s going to be my next Rolex. Love it’s simplicity and elegance.
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Old 29 March 2020, 06:31 PM   #16
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Great review! Considering this watch for myself. What I would like to know is the lug-to-Lug dimension. Would you mind sharing?

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Old 30 March 2020, 05:25 AM   #17
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20 mm lug to lug. 48 mm height.
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Old 30 March 2020, 05:02 PM   #18
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Hi Paulsky,

thanks a lot but that's the lug width. I meant lug-to-lug length. Somehow really difficult to find for this watch...

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Old 31 March 2020, 06:41 AM   #19
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It is a nice one. I'd like to get one with a blue face.
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Old 31 March 2020, 08:19 AM   #20
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Hi Paulsky,

thanks a lot but that's the lug width. I meant lug-to-lug length. Somehow really difficult to find for this watch...

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Thatís what I meant by height. Itís 48 mm.
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Old 1 April 2020, 07:20 PM   #21
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Thatís what I meant by height. Itís 48 mm.
Got it ! Thanks. Quite large is my impression.
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Old 2 August 2020, 07:14 AM   #22
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personally i think this is the best value rolex there is. for the price, it's near perfection.

such a classy looking watch
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