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Old 10 September 2017, 05:58 PM   #151
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Both models are 'stated by Rolex' as 40mm.

In fact, the SS is 38.66mm the PM are 39.66mm.

If you look at the right hand side of the watch leading to the crown guards, you must surely notice there is more metal and the right hand lugs are also wider and not tapered like the SS Daytona??

This is FACT not my opinion!
Yes, I have seen that for quite a long time and most yellow Gold Daytona's are the skinnier version. I would not buy a PM Daytona unless it was the thicker sexier model...
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Old 10 September 2017, 06:17 PM   #152
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Here's a great example (not done by myself).

That's a great example of what I try to emphasize the difference between these two models. Contoured lugs definitely makes a huge impact on the quality. of craftsmanship too.
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Old 10 September 2017, 06:35 PM   #153
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Wow. Never realized the differences before. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 11 September 2017, 02:59 AM   #154
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Daytona:Size of PM versus SS

Here's the proof:

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Old 13 September 2017, 04:58 AM   #155
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still some will not believe they are different sizes
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Old 13 September 2017, 05:13 AM   #156
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Old 13 September 2017, 06:03 PM   #157
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If you don't mind here's a side by side pictures of the stainless steel vs Platinum
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Old 13 September 2017, 06:56 PM   #158
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If you don't mind here's a side by side pictures of the stainless steel vs Platinum
Wow both beauties
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Old 25 September 2017, 04:47 PM   #159
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is the newer steel daytona the same size with the platinum or they kept the original size ?
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Old 25 September 2017, 05:03 PM   #160
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is the newer steel daytona the same size with the platinum or they kept the original size ?


The new 116500 SS Daytona is same size as prior 116520 SS Daytona



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Old 25 September 2017, 07:05 PM   #161
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[QUOTE=brucethemanlee;7926228]The new 116500 SS Daytona is same size as prior 116520 SS Daytona

Thanks a lot mate. Thank you so much for this thread as well, it explain why I felt like the 116515 and 116505 suits my wrist while the steel and tt just felt small to me
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Old 25 September 2017, 10:54 PM   #162
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Here's the proof:

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If you don't mind here's a side by side pictures of the stainless steel vs Platinum
Awesome!!
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Old 26 September 2017, 04:58 AM   #163
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Awesome!!
Hi Tom

I can't take credit for others good work, I've just added extra proof from other TRF members 'proof' 👍
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Old 26 September 2017, 05:36 AM   #164
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The Platona case is larger than the SS. There is a larger "gap" between the pusher and the dial.
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Old 26 September 2017, 06:03 AM   #165
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The Platona case is larger than the SS. There is a larger "gap" between the pusher and the dial.
So is white gold, rose gold and yellow gold on a strap..,.its NOT just platinum.
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Old 13 January 2019, 03:31 AM   #166
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Reviving this very informative thread to post a picture from the press release of the ceramic Daytona. On this render, it is clear that both the case and the protruding end link are those of a PM model. Now, it would be interesting to know whether it was a simple mistake from Rolex or whether they initially intended to make the new steel Daytona similar to the platinum one...

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Old 13 January 2019, 04:06 AM   #167
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Above are true...have both....easily see lug difference in my pic...



But you’re comparing two different bezels (ceramic and ss)
I measured both the ss 500c and platinum and they’re identical
The dial color can give the illusion of the size difference
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Old 13 January 2019, 04:56 AM   #168
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Not sure why there is a diffence. Rolex says for the ones with the smaller right lugs they did it for balance with the pushers. I never would have noticed it unless it was pointed out.
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Old 30 January 2019, 09:27 PM   #169
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But you’re comparing two different bezels (ceramic and ss)
I measured both the ss 500c and platinum and they’re identical
The dial color can give the illusion of the size difference
The Daytona size difference has nothing to do with the bezels, it’s the right hand lugs.
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Old 30 January 2019, 10:33 PM   #170
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Enough of the pictures .... We need a set of calipers
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Old 30 January 2019, 10:57 PM   #171
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I didn't read this whole, old thread, but IME the easiest way to see it is the area to the right of the bezel around the crown guards. The case ends where the bezel does on SS but goes beyond it on most (all?) PM.
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Old 31 January 2019, 12:46 AM   #172
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But you’re comparing two different bezels (ceramic and ss)
I measured both the ss 500c and platinum and they’re identical
The dial color can give the illusion of the size difference
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The Daytona size difference has nothing to do with the bezels, it’s the right hand lugs.
Gary is correct (and always has been)

SS Daytonas have asymetric cases. The right hand lugs are notably thinner than the left. This picture below (and explanation from Rolex) makes it abundantly clear.

Its why I don't particularly like them. I cannot unsee the lack of symmetry.

All of the PM cases (except the YG on oyster) have completely symmetrical cases (making them 1mm larger in cases size) and the lugs curve down more too. I'll try and find a picture of that aspect.
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More pictures.

Top pic, obvious difference in lug size/shape and crown guards. WG on bottom

bottom pic shown how much more meat there is on the right hand side of the PM case than the steel.

I also suspect the pushers on the larger PM case are slightly further from crown than on SS which also enhances the size difference

Pics courtesy of Chardri's great thread here:

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=569589
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Old 31 January 2019, 03:15 AM   #174
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More pictures.

Top pic, obvious difference in lug size/shape and crown guards. WG on bottom

bottom pic shown how much more meat there is on the right hand side of the PM case than the steel.

I also suspect the pushers on the larger PM case are slightly further from crown than on SS which also enhances the size difference

Pics courtesy of Chardri's great thread here:

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=569589
Thank you my friend
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Old 31 January 2019, 06:52 AM   #175
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More pictures.

Top pic, obvious difference in lug size/shape and crown guards. WG on bottom

bottom pic shown how much more meat there is on the right hand side of the PM case than the steel.

I also suspect the pushers on the larger PM case are slightly further from crown than on SS which also enhances the size difference

Pics courtesy of Chardri's great thread here:

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=569589
All you need to know right here!

I can tell you over the years I have had many different Daytona models (except the Platinum) and I can certainly concur that the PM is slightly bigger and wears slightly bigger as well.

I do not think it is very noticeable to the wearer, but there definitely is a difference between SS and PM cases. Bezels are the same dimensions, as are bracelets.
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Old 31 January 2019, 09:53 AM   #176
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Very interesting!
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