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Old 6 September 2013, 01:14 PM   #121
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I understand that the bezel is unidirectional, but my bezel spins both ways. Is it broken?
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Old 6 September 2013, 08:34 PM   #122
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YM bezel in bidirectional
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Old 10 September 2013, 11:21 AM   #123
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The ss yachtmaster has always had solid links
So aside from the Rolex engraving on the rehaut and the change in the texture of the dial, is there no difference between say an A serial and a V serial?
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Old 8 December 2013, 09:50 AM   #124
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the YM is bi-directional- someone said earlier that it is unidirectional, which it is not
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Old 18 December 2013, 02:38 PM   #125
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So aside from the Rolex engraving on the rehaut and the change in the texture of the dial, is there no difference between say an A serial and a V serial?

I would like to know about this as well... what is the difference between a 2006 YM midsize and 2013 YM midsize?
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Old 31 December 2013, 12:47 PM   #126
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Any info on pre 1998/99 mid-size movement?
I have read that sometime around 98/99 Rolex changed the movement on the 29mm and 35mm (to 2235) but I can't find a reference to what it was before that anywhere. I am looking at a 1997 two tone YM and would like to know more about what movement was in the ladies and mid-size during that era. Thanks.
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Old 2 January 2014, 06:28 AM   #127
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Just thought I'd leave this photo here of my model 116622 Yacht-Master with the beautiful and striking blue dial, since it doesn't seem to have been mentioned earlier in the thread and might be useful to someone looking for photos of Yacht-Master variants.

From what I understand, this model was released in 2012. I purchased mine just yesterday.
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Old 2 January 2014, 06:49 AM   #128
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great pics , handy review
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Old 2 January 2014, 07:13 AM   #129
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Just thought I'd leave this photo here of my model 116622 Yacht-Master with the beautiful and striking blue dial, since it doesn't seem to have been mentioned earlier in the thread and might be useful to someone looking for photos of Yacht-Master variants.

From what I understand, this model was released in 2012. I purchased mine just yesterday.
I dumped my DJ for this watch last month. Did you get a discount ??
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Old 3 January 2014, 12:05 PM   #130
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I dumped my DJ for this watch last month. Did you get a discount ??
Yes, 10%. Being new to Rolex with their pricing restrictions, I don't know if that was good or if I made a horrible mistake, but it's done now. :P
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Old 21 January 2014, 04:32 PM   #131
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Any info on pre 1998/99 mid-size movement?
I have read that sometime around 98/99 Rolex changed the movement on the 29mm and 35mm (to 2235) but I can't find a reference to what it was before that anywhere. I am looking at a 1997 two tone YM and would like to know more about what movement was in the ladies and mid-size during that era. Thanks.
Yes, that's correct. The first midsize versions were the 68623 (two-tone)
and 68628 (18k). Similarly for the 29mm version, the 69623 and 69628.
They all had the 2135 movement. In 1999, when they changed to the
2235 movement they renumbered them and also added the leading '1' to
the models, eg. 168623. The platinum/steel version was first released in
1999 so you'll only find those as the 168622 & 169622 with the 2235
movement.

Note also that the dial markings are helpful. If it says 'Swiss' at 6pm it's
most likely the 2135-based 68623, if 'Swiss Made', it's the 2235-based
168623. Not cast in stone but helpful. Looking around you see lots of
68623 with 'U' serial numbers. Must have made a whole bunch of the cases
that year.

The 2135 is reportedly a very good, reliable, movement. Main functional
difference is a balance cock vs balance bridge, but there's differing opinions
about what practical importance that carries. I'm not qualified to give an
opinion on that. There are good writeups on the 2135 around the web.

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Old 22 January 2014, 05:10 AM   #132
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One question about the bezel, on my 116622 it takes 120 clicks for one full rotation.

Is this the standard on all Yacht Masters or is it different for older models?

Is 16622 with silver dial discontinued, I can't find it on Rolex website?
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Old 22 January 2014, 02:35 PM   #133
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One question about the bezel, on my 116622 it takes 120 clicks for one full rotation.

Is this the standard on all Yacht Masters or is it different for older models?

Is 16622 with silver dial discontinued, I can't find it on Rolex website?
16622 is no longer in production since rolex already came up with the newer 116622 which has very minor changes only. but you can still see a lot of them in the market since it's not really a fast moving watch. yes, the 16622 has a 120 click bezel as well.

IMHO, had rolex not come up with the blue dial 116622, they might have not changed the reference number since 116622 and 16622 platinum dial are almost identical.
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Old 25 January 2014, 05:00 AM   #134
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The new blue dialed version looks better than the old platinum, but it also looks cheaper, because it only has a steel dial instead of a platinum one.
The platinum is therefore I think more special, the bue one justs looks better.
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Old 4 February 2014, 04:11 AM   #135
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Is anyone able to help with a white faced lume photograph
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Old 4 March 2015, 10:54 AM   #136
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This is mine - hard to tell but it's been outside most of the day.
The lume shines super bright (M serial -2008)
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Old 15 March 2015, 04:56 AM   #137
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Thanks for the wonderful reviews especially the pics, exquisite!!
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Old 4 April 2015, 10:12 AM   #138
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I was actually looking for a Sub but the AD doesn't have one. The AD only has the Deepsea and the YM. I tried both and the YM smiled back at me so I chose the YM. Then I learned about Panerai. I love its unique style. Now I wear my Panerai all the time. If anyone wants to buy my YM, pm me. My next watch will be a Bell and Ross 126 Heritage.
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Old 5 April 2015, 07:55 AM   #139
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Just thought I'd leave this photo here of my model 116622 Yacht-Master with the beautiful and striking blue dial, since it doesn't seem to have been mentioned earlier in the thread and might be useful to someone looking for photos of Yacht-Master variants.

From what I understand, this model was released in 2012. I purchased mine just yesterday.
Beautiful watch. Killer price. But one of the nicest Rolexs in my opinion.
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Old 5 April 2015, 11:03 AM   #140
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I'm thinking of selling my 03. She's in excellent condition - just really have my eyes on a Daytona. I've only worn her once since purchase. Includes box and instruction booklet - $6.5k OBO.
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Old 6 April 2015, 04:57 AM   #141
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My YM three months old.

With leather strap.
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Old 6 April 2015, 11:19 PM   #142
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Gents if you're falling in love with the YM because of this amazing thread - shoot me a PM. I am making room in the safe for a Daytona. I have a Platty 16622 that I am putting on the selling block. She's an 03 but in excellent condition, just a few barely there desk scratches from the previous owner. I've only worn her once since I bought her back in Dec. Thanks in advance and cheers to this great Rolex example.
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Old 9 April 2015, 02:12 AM   #143
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With leather strap.
Very striking on that blue leather strap!! I really like the look of that. I've even considered that same strap on my platinum dialed Yacht-Master.

I'd love to see more pics / angles / wrist shots. Where'd you get the strap?

Thanks for sharing
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Old 9 April 2015, 04:01 AM   #144
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The leather strap is Hirsch Heavy Calf
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Old 9 April 2015, 04:20 AM   #145
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The leather strap is Hirsch Heavy Calf
Looks incredible! thanks

Cool model too!
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Old 9 April 2015, 04:21 AM   #146
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Old 9 April 2015, 04:41 AM   #147
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Old 9 April 2015, 04:46 AM   #148
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Yeah no two are alike. I like variety and they all wear very differently.



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Old 20 April 2015, 02:53 PM   #149
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My D series

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You can see mine says: swiss_ . _made
Anyone?
My D series has the small gap between SWISS and MADE

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Old 30 April 2015, 01:55 AM   #150
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First off...thanks for allowing me to be a snooper for a week or so....this is my first post!!

I have a YG/SS Midsize Yacht Master with white dial that I purchased in 1997 (my second Rolex then). The watch was my daily wearer for a few years, but it has been in the box for nearly 8 years now. I have been wearing a Cartier Santos 100 XL since that time.

I am considering trading the Yacht Master in on a new WG Sky Dweller with a black face. Any thoughts on the value of this watch or others with an interest level for a Midsize?

The Midsize is just too small for me and with the advent of larger mm watches, this beauty just stays in the box.

Thanks again for letting me be a newbee!!
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