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Old 1 December 2018, 10:25 AM   #61
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Little bit thick for my personal taste but still nice!
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Old 10 December 2018, 07:49 AM   #62
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I still prefer the yachtmaster I. Great review nonetheless.
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Old 15 January 2019, 08:22 PM   #63
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I can totally see how on its own, the YMII would look unassuming, but transform once it's actually on your wrist.
Great review.
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Old 18 January 2019, 12:53 AM   #64
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How much would you pay for a decent used one? I'm interested to trade my Panerai PAM 112 for one of these.
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Old 26 January 2019, 10:40 AM   #65
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My local dealer has one in stock. I am picking it up next week. It was more comfortable than I realized and is thinner than my Panerai.

I do not care what other think. If I am going to spend that much I do not want something boring. It did not seem that heavy do you agree?
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Old 30 January 2019, 09:52 AM   #66
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My local dealer has one in stock. I am picking it up next week. It was more comfortable than I realized and is thinner than my Panerai.

I do not care what other think. If I am going to spend that much I do not want something boring. It did not seem that heavy do you agree?
Yep, it is pretty comfortable even on my thin wrist. Not heavy either, but I am used to heavy watches, so can't tell. It's a lot of "fun" wearing this watch ... a feeling which I don't get from other Rolex watches, which are generally conservative by design.

Congrats in advance!

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Old 1 February 2019, 05:06 AM   #67
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Yep, it is pretty comfortable even on my thin wrist. Not heavy either, but I am used to heavy watches, so can't tell. It's a lot of "fun" wearing this watch ... a feeling which I don't get from other Rolex watches, which are generally conservative by design.

Congrats in advance!

What's your wrist size if I may ask? It looks good.
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Old 1 February 2019, 08:34 AM   #68
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Im fighting the urge to buy the SS version as I slowly save for the YG model
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Old 1 February 2019, 01:14 PM   #69
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What's your wrist size if I may ask? It looks good.
Thanks! Only 6 inch, with flat top.

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Old 6 February 2019, 10:52 AM   #70
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Observing........
the YM-II 116680 first generation versus the new generation (Mercedes Hands)
When I was searching for a YM-II 116680 (which I own now) I occaisionaly noticed this 1st generation promoted as the "BLUE ARMS" version; suggesting/indicating that in the future this would become a typical, coveted version of the YM II, since it now only is produced by Rolex with "Mercedes/typical Rolex" Hands etc.

Example:
Rolex Yacht-Master II Steel Blue Arms
Guardian Of Time
52 Berkeley Square
Ground Level
London W1J 5BT
United Kingdom
https://www.chrono24.com/rolex/yacht...-id5866595.htm

What do you think and btw which version do you prefer.....?
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Old 6 February 2019, 10:54 AM   #71
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Nicely written review . The watch is a work of art in a colorful and mechanically complicated movement. I also hesitated at first but purchased the watch and its a permanent family member .
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Old 6 February 2019, 03:02 PM   #72
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Observing........
the YM-II 116680 first generation versus the new generation (Mercedes Hands)
When I was searching for a YM-II 116680 (which I own now) I occaisionaly noticed this 1st generation promoted as the "BLUE ARMS" version; suggesting/indicating that in the future this would become a typical, coveted version of the YM II, since it now only is produced by Rolex with "Mercedes/typical Rolex" Hands etc.

Example:
Rolex Yacht-Master II Steel Blue Arms
Guardian Of Time
52 Berkeley Square
Ground Level
London W1J 5BT
United Kingdom
https://www.chrono24.com/rolex/yacht...-id5866595.htm

What do you think and btw which version do you prefer.....?
Who knows what the future holds? This watch is not popular at all and to see any meaningful appreciation, we may have to wait another 30-40 years. Not sure I’ll be still around that time.

Aesthetically I prefer the new version. To me, Rolex sport watch “look” is not complete without Mercedes handset and triangle at 12. These hands also seem more proportionate with the big dial, whereas previous hands seem a bit skinny. Just personal preference... old design will go down in history as the original design, nothing can take that away!
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Old 12 February 2019, 10:45 AM   #73
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Awesome review!
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Old 26 March 2022, 07:49 AM   #74
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The YM2 was never on my radar before I tried it on at the AD. Well.. guess what happened next. I big fat went and did it. Itís a real stunner in the flesh.
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Old 5 October 2023, 09:23 PM   #75
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its seriously an incredible watch with a 44mm size
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Old 1 November 2023, 06:44 AM   #76
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Nice watch especially for a Mets fan, go Yankees!!!
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Old 21 November 2023, 05:58 AM   #77
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Looks Great.
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