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Old 12 August 2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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President vs. Daytona in 18k

I am thinking about making my first Rolex purchase ... I have almost everything else, but a Rolex. I don't really know which way to go the President, or the Daytona .... any suggestions?

Also, I like to buy watches in gold, but is it worth it to spend the extra money with a Rolex? I really like the Daytona in stainless.

Which Roles is the hardest to get right now?
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Old 12 August 2010, 02:04 PM   #2
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Daytona in SS is very popular.
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Old 12 August 2010, 02:21 PM   #3
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Your choices are polar opposites IMHO.

You can't go wrong with your dressy gold DD vs SS Daytona dilemma.

If it were my choice, though, it would be the Daytona with a white dial in SS.
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Old 13 November 2018, 01:04 AM   #4
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Your choices are polar opposites IMHO.

You can't go wrong with your dressy gold DD vs SS Daytona dilemma.

If it were my choice, though, it would be the Daytona with a white dial in SS.
I love the white dial! Such a nice touch that a lot of people don't go for. I agree with you here.
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Old 9 December 2018, 05:02 PM   #5
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Daytona in SS is very popular.
That's true, Daytona in SS is really popular
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Old 12 August 2010, 02:29 PM   #6
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Out of the two in yellow gold,I'd go the DD with white dial and Roman numerals...
If it were white gold,I'd go the Daytona with meteorite dial...
Best of all would be the Platinum DD and ice blue dial......
Hard choices,good luck!
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Old 13 August 2010, 10:58 AM   #7
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Out of the two in yellow gold,I'd go the DD with white dial and Roman numerals...
If it were white gold,I'd go the Daytona with meteorite dial...
Best of all would be the Platinum DD and ice blue dial......
Hard choices,good luck!
I fully agree with these choices
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Old 13 August 2010, 11:07 AM   #8
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Out of the two in yellow gold,I'd go the DD with white dial and Roman numerals...
If it were white gold,I'd go the Daytona with meteorite dial...
Best of all would be the Platinum DD and ice blue dial......
Hard choices,good luck!
X2. YG= DD, WG=Daytona
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Old 13 August 2010, 04:41 AM   #9
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I love my Presidential. It was passed on from my father who bought it in the 80's. It actually has Tiffany & Co. on the dial. Great watch. Looks the exact same as the ones they still make today.
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Old 13 August 2010, 11:38 AM   #10
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isn't this supposed to be in the general discussion forum?
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Old 15 August 2010, 02:09 AM   #11
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You know I went threw the same question a while back when I was considering my first Gold Rolex... In the end I wanted something that would suit my style and lifestyle...

I went to different AD's over 2 weeks trying out different watches, dials, and versions and finally decided on this... and I love it!








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Old 14 September 2010, 10:24 AM   #12
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You know I went threw the same question a while back when I was considering my first Gold Rolex... In the end I wanted something that would suit my style and lifestyle...

I went to different AD's over 2 weeks trying out different watches, dials, and versions and finally decided on this... and I love it!








That is such an oustanding watch, looks fantastic.
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Old 14 September 2010, 10:41 AM   #13
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I'd go with this
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Old 15 September 2010, 10:06 AM   #14
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That is such an oustanding watch, looks fantastic.
+1

It really depends if you want a more sporty vs. a more "dressy" watch (did I just say that? )...

You can get pretty good deals on used DD's...
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Old 15 September 2010, 11:23 AM   #15
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It depends if you want to be reminded of the day and date, or if you want to find out how long it takes to drive to the supermarket. I'd go for the Day-Date, or this


ps - It's Tuesday the 14th, and it takes me 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
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Old 7 October 2010, 04:31 AM   #16
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I whent for this in rose gold..
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Old 23 October 2010, 11:51 PM   #17
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You know I went threw the same question a while back when I was considering my first Gold Rolex... In the end I wanted something that would suit my style and lifestyle...

I went to different AD's over 2 weeks trying out different watches, dials, and versions and finally decided on this... and I love it!
THAT is one beautiful watch, friend! I have an SS Daytona AND a DD and I still got jealous when I saw that beauty!
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Old 19 August 2010, 12:55 AM   #18
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I am thinking about making my first Rolex purchase ... I have almost everything else, but a Rolex. I don't really know which way to go the President, or the Daytona .... any suggestions?

Also, I like to buy watches in gold, but is it worth it to spend the extra money with a Rolex? I really like the Daytona in stainless.

Which Roles is the hardest to get right now?
As a first Rolex, the SS. Then you can buy something more expensive later and still have an everyday watch. IMO, of course...
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Old 25 February 2011, 05:33 AM   #19
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As a first Rolex, the SS. Then you can buy something more expensive later and still have an everyday watch. IMO, of course...
Nahh, just go right for a platinum DD from the beginning. That's what I did. If you want the top step and you can get it, just get it. There's no training involved in wearing a watch. It isn't like buying your first motorcycle or airplane to get some experience before moving up.
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Nahh, just go right for a platinum DD from the beginning. That's what I did. If you want the top step and you can get it, just get it. There's no training involved in wearing a watch. It isn't like buying your first motorcycle or airplane to get some experience before moving up.
Someone has a problem understanding Internet acronyms apparently...

IMO = In My Opinion.

There is no right or wrong way to buy a watch, just many different opinions.
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Old 25 February 2011, 10:23 AM   #21
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Someone has a problem understanding Internet acronyms apparently...

IMO = In My Opinion.

There is no right or wrong way to buy a watch, just many different opinions.
I understand "IMO" perfectly. What makes you think I'm ignorant? I'm saying you're wrong!!!
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Old 25 February 2011, 10:27 AM   #22
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I understand "IMO" perfectly. What makes you think I'm ignorant? I'm saying you're wrong!!!
The proof is in the pudding (i.e. actions speak louder than words)....
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Old 26 February 2011, 05:24 AM   #23
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Your watch looks really good. How does platinium compare to steel in terms of weight, scratch resistance etc...?

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Nahh, just go right for a platinum DD from the beginning. That's what I did. If you want the top step and you can get it, just get it. There's no training involved in wearing a watch. It isn't like buying your first motorcycle or airplane to get some experience before moving up.
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Old 26 February 2011, 08:18 AM   #24
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Your watch looks really good. How does platinium compare to steel in terms of weight, scratch resistance etc...?
It's much heavier than stainless. I wear it daily, in a year and a half it still looks good. I'd say it is about equal with the stainless watches I've owned to scratch resistance. It doesn't get babied. I bought it to enjoy it and I do.

Was looking at gold GMT's, but saw this one in glacier and had to have it.

No regrets.
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Old 11 January 2019, 01:37 PM   #25
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I know that is the popular logic to have a "beater" and then a grail watch that you baby, but shouldn't the more expensive watch be the everyday watch instead? I mean, don't you want to maximize wrist time with the watch you spent the most money on? What are the benefits of "saving" the more expensive watch for special occasions, only to give all the wrist time to the "beater"?

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Old 11 January 2019, 03:44 PM   #26
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I know that is the popular logic to have a "beater" and then a grail watch that you baby, but shouldn't the more expensive watch be the everyday watch instead? I mean, don't you want to maximize wrist time with the watch you spent the most money on? What are the benefits of "saving" the more expensive watch for special occasions, only to give all the wrist time to the "beater"?

This is exactly how I do it. My 126715 is my beater. Itís got a lot of ďscars,Ē but I donít care since I buy a watch to enjoy and wear.


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Old 13 September 2010, 12:23 AM   #27
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In my opinion, I like the Daytona.

When comparing a sport watch design to a dress watch design, there is a difference of course.

My preference is the Daytona, since I lean towards sport designs.

If I had my druthers, I would choose the Daytona, white gold, meteorite dial, with gold bracelet.

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Old 13 September 2010, 12:46 AM   #28
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Old 14 September 2010, 11:29 PM   #29
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Old 15 September 2010, 09:17 AM   #30
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I've always been a President guy; if you are looking for something a bit different, get one in rose gold...........
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