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Old 3 November 2022, 05:52 PM   #1
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what do panerai fans think of rolex challenger?

i thinks it's cool that rolex is trying to be audacious

but that's about it.

it's all text...maybe they should put in animation of pictures too
i dont think it's wearable even for 2 hours.

maybe rolex is running out of ideas?
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Old 3 November 2022, 06:07 PM   #2
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i thinks it's cool that rolex is trying to be audacious

but that's about it.

it's all text...maybe they should put in animation of pictures too
i dont think it's wearable even for 2 hours.

maybe rolex is running out of ideas?
don't think the deep sea challenger is so unbearable, it's made of titanium so it should be lighter than a ss submariner.
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Old 3 November 2022, 06:11 PM   #3
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it's 1/4 kilo almost 1" thick...just ridiculous
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Old 3 November 2022, 09:14 PM   #4
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Great watch and one that will lead to other titanium watches from Rolex. I would think that we would see a model or two going forward in the Yacht-Master, Submariner, Explorer II and Explorer. This watch is a look at me and what we can do from Rolex. I look forward to seeing one in person. Doubt I would buy one but stranger things have happened.
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Old 3 November 2022, 11:03 PM   #5
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Rolex follows their own slow methodical cadence. From an industry standpoint it shows Rolex follows other brands with change. Rolex is now tinkering with titanium which is 10+ years behind everyone else. When Rolex does give the nod to these changes, it usually means they are now a industry standard and not a experimental material.

As much as I love Rolex, this is what separates their conservative ideology with Panerai’s cutting edge use of materials on their classic designs. Panerai could be considered a more interesting brand to own. Rolex is a more conservative, classic brand to own.
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Old 4 November 2022, 05:37 AM   #6
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I love the deepsea challenge. It’s purposeful. It’s unique. Extreme. Strictly collectors item for collectors with deep pockets to apply only.

Lots of nay.. but Rolex no care. That’s what I love about Rolex.

Remember when everyone doing blue n Rolex throw in the q ball with green (hulk) and anniversary green DayDate.. look at what PP AP and all the other brands are doing today.

The Rolex DSC makes MUCH MORE sense than the moon phase Panerai diver with 50m water resistant.. talk about Panerai’s most important.. the DNA ……. LOL WTF
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Old 4 November 2022, 08:50 AM   #7
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The Challenge is no comprises awesomeness.

Wish Panerai would get inspired and drop the press-on casebacks and other lame compromises.

Still love my old Panerai.
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Old 4 November 2022, 12:50 PM   #8
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I have no desire to wear a watch that is half as thick as it is wide. Seems ridiculous to me, but I understand it's more about the spec. battle between brands.
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Old 4 November 2022, 01:28 PM   #9
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I like that it's made of titanium, that's about it. I don't find any thing that appeals to me from a design and wearing standpoint, but no doubt some will love it. To each their own & I hope they're successful and bring Ti to other lines.
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Old 4 November 2022, 01:58 PM   #10
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I have no desire to wear a watch that is half as thick as it is wide. Seems ridiculous to me, but I understand it's more about the spec. battle between brands.
“Battle between brands” maybe true for Omega (Ultra Deep) but for Rolex, it is just carrying on its legacy since it’s experimental diver back in January 1960 setting world record 10,908m dive.

This is Rolex *DNA* going back to its root.. that’s 62 years history… and not only breaking its own record, but making it wearable too.. that is just mind blowing to be honest.
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Old 4 November 2022, 02:53 PM   #11
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As a Citizen Aqualand Owner, the size of the Deep Sea Challenger doesnt bother me
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Old 6 November 2022, 06:19 PM   #12
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I just saw comparison photos with the regular sized DSSD and the new one is ridiculous. I believe it would make a Pam 47mm look fairly small. I don’t think it’s really wearable.
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Old 7 November 2022, 04:46 PM   #13
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I just saw comparison photos with the regular sized DSSD and the new one is ridiculous. I believe it would make a Pam 47mm look fairly small. I don’t think it’s really wearable.
DSC is more inline comparison with PAM341 aka Schwarzenegger’s 60mm watch.
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Old 7 November 2022, 04:52 PM   #14
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The Challenge is no comprises awesomeness.

Wish Panerai would get inspired and drop the press-on casebacks and other lame compromises.

Still love my old Panerai.
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Old 7 November 2022, 09:14 PM   #15
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Old 7 November 2022, 09:18 PM   #16
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it's OK but can I were it in the shower?
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Old 8 November 2022, 12:59 AM   #17
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DSC looks huge to me. Will go to Boutique and take a look. My 372 is my limit in size. $26k for a occasional wear is a bit much.
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Old 8 November 2022, 01:50 AM   #18
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Rolex made its first Invicta. Congrats!
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Old 8 November 2022, 10:28 AM   #19
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So to me it is interesting, but not at $26K. However I am not the target market.

I have a 50MM U-Boat and 48MM Breitling that I wear often. The DAC looks even bigger, I want to see in person.

The one thing I don’t like about is the ring with all the writing.

I am glad to see Rolex stepping out and trying something new.

However, I just started reading about Panerai and so far I am impressed. May have to join the club!
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Old 9 November 2022, 01:15 AM   #20
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It’s a halo. Needed to be done purely to ensure leading status of R&D and capabilities for the broader brand. No other business case for it.
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I’ll say it again … surely we can all agree that the chamfers are a step in the right direction
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Old 9 November 2022, 05:26 AM   #22
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If Rolex would make the current 126660 DSSD in titanium, I think this would be my perfect watch. A much lighter DSSD with times down bling factor. The ultimate.
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