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Old 10 April 2018, 05:24 AM   #61
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To each his own. I love the BLNR, yes it one of the few sportmodels you can find at AD's but that's also the case with the 116619, and has probably to do wit the price of a full white gold sportmodel. If I could afford it I would get one. Same for the new ss BLRO, love the jubilee strap also.
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:25 AM   #62
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I have not handled one, but I have seen tons of pictures side by side.

I don´t like the blue which is purplish, nor the red which is pinkish. The bezel looks like a raspberry and does not deserve to be called the Pepsi.

I will not be a taker of this watch until Rolex gets the colors right.
I'm sorry, this has been discussed to death. The colors are cranberry and grape.
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:30 AM   #63
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there is a weird expectation that Rolex must make a watch everyone likes. Its a really odd expectation actually.

This year is worse because its really the only major release. Last year we had 3 SS sky dwellers, 3 OF Daytonas, DJ 41's, and a new sea dweller. This is the only game in town this year so the complaints are higher.
Agreed. So much nowadays of I like a 42mm Sub, why won't Rolex give me a 42mm Sub perspective going around. There should be 2 sizes of the Sub, SD, and DSSD if they could have their wish. I don't want a Rolex for everything, a limited product range is ideal for a manufacture such as Rolex in my mind. Why dilute such classic models with endless variations. There is not DNA at that point.

And if someone doesn't like it, just don't buy it. I'm sure the majority of members here would rather discuss the watches they like than focus on the ones they don't. I'm a watch enthusiast, not a watch un-enthusist
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:31 AM   #64
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I have just wasted a good minute and half reading this thread
I was thinking the same
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:45 AM   #65
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Maybe they could market it as having a vintage patina look to the bezel colours? ;)

I'm sure it'll look good in person. The quality will shine through.
Ceramic has no patina except for when it shatters and has to be replaced.


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Old 10 April 2018, 05:58 AM   #66
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How can you be so sure without having seen one in the flesh? I reserve my final judgement for the day I get the call. In real life I expect the bezel to look more red and blue than what we see in some pictures.

The more people agree with you though, the shorter the waiting list. Win-win.
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Old 10 April 2018, 05:59 AM   #67
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You need to physically see the watch first I think. Same applies to the people acting like the sky is falling if the watch is over-subscribed for the first year or so and they can't get it.
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Old 10 April 2018, 06:38 AM   #68
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I'm sorry, this has been discussed to death. The colors are cranberry and grape.
Indeed, this is a settled issue. If it's a beverage nickname, then it's the Cran-Grape. if people are looking for a superhero name instead, it's the Batgirl.



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Old 10 April 2018, 06:50 AM   #69
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I will not be a taker of this watch until Rolex gets the colors right.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:26 AM   #70
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In the UK a raspberry is slang for a fart
Since when?


It's the rudish (farty) sound made with the mouth.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:32 AM   #71
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I quite like it that there are all these objections to the colours.
Maybe it'll take a bit of pressure off my order.

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Old 10 April 2018, 07:42 AM   #72
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Indeed, this is a settled issue. If it's a beverage nickname, then it's the Cran-Grape. if people are looking for a superhero name instead, it's the Batgirl.



I take the steely Batgirl then. You guys can have the steely Batman. Win-win situation.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:53 AM   #73
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My mother used to always tell me "Count till 10 before you say anything". I think this applies here..


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Old 10 April 2018, 07:56 AM   #74
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I was thinking the same
I've read more than both of you so that's 4 minutes of my life I'll never get back
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:06 AM   #75
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No it’s not.
It was remember the phantom raspberry blower of the Two Ronnies.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:07 AM   #76
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I tried on a WG BLRO this weekend and found the colors to be much different in person than in the photos. It looks much better in person in my opinion.


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Old 10 April 2018, 08:39 AM   #77
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They have the most to gain from bashing Rolex bi-color ceramic bezels on GMT watches
Although I'm a banned member and there's a price on my head wanted dead or alive on the OF, I still read the Modern Omega section earnestly, have no recollection of the regular folks and my friends over there ever mocking Rolex GMT Master II Ref 126710 BLRO bicoloured cerachrom bezel or painting a negative picture. On the contrary it's the readers on the TRF who are actualy making repetitive unsubtantiated claims without even examining the watch yet in the flesh in real time.Can any0ne confirm the New Pepsi GMT shown to the public at Baselworld 2018 weren't prototypes of the actual watch?
Can you PM me and show proof of a thread on the Modern Omega Section where the readers were throwing insults on the New Pepsi? I'm curious.As far as I know, my friends over there were asking when the first batches would arrive, they were eager to get their hands on the new Pepsi GMT. Maybe the insults came from another forum but I certainly doubt your allegations about the folks at the Modern Omega section where I once had 5000 posts+
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:50 AM   #78
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Agreed.

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Old 10 April 2018, 08:57 AM   #79
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I wonder for OP if this thread is going as planned or horribly wrong...
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:02 AM   #80
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I wonder for OP if this thread is going as planned or horribly wrong...
oh I'm sure he planned it this way!
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:08 AM   #81
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I have not handled one, but I have seen tons of pictures side by side.

I don´t like the blue which is purplish, nor the red which is pinkish. The bezel looks like a raspberry and does not deserve to be called the Pepsi.

I will not be a taker of this watch until Rolex gets the colors right.
The purplelish/pinkish colors of the new Pepsi were either intentional, or they're not. e.g., this might be a "version 1.0" and at some point Rolex will perfect their manufacturing to make a true blue/true red ceramic.

If the latter, I would hope they offer bezel swaps at a reasonable cost for anyone who bought the first generation.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:12 AM   #82
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I think not a single production piece has been seen by anyone? Pre production and prototypes.

I think it is early to judge the fine lines of the eventual product, which has not been seen by anyone.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:13 AM   #83
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The purplelish/pinkish colors of the new Pepsi were either intentional, or they're not. e.g., this might be a "version 1.0" and at some point Rolex will perfect their manufacturing to make a true blue/true red ceramic.

If the latter, I would hope they offer bezel swaps at a reasonable cost for anyone who bought the first generation.
Who knows but I find it hard to imagine that Rolex made the BLRO ceramic bezel and said "meh that'll do I guess"
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:18 AM   #84
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go find a WG BLRO. Every AD probably has one. The colors are the same and i like them.
Exactly what I was going to say. I did that, and it looks nice in the flesh.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:19 AM   #85
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This is my P Serial Pepsi,I think the new one is a beauty


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Old 10 April 2018, 09:29 AM   #86
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Although I'm a banned member and there's a price on my head wanted dead or alive on the OF, I still read the Modern Omega section earnestly, have no recollection of the regular folks and my friends over there ever mocking Rolex GMT Master II Ref 126710 BLRO bicoloured cerachrom bezel or painting a negative picture. On the contrary it's the readers on the TRF who are actualy making repetitive unsubtantiated claims without even examining the watch yet in the flesh in real time.Can any0ne confirm the New Pepsi GMT shown to the public at Baselworld 2018 weren't prototypes of the actual watch?
Can you PM me and show proof of a thread on the Modern Omega Section where the readers were throwing insults on the New Pepsi? I'm curious.As far as I know, my friends over there were asking when the first batches would arrive, they were eager to get their hands on the new Pepsi GMT. Maybe the insults came from another forum but I certainly doubt your allegations about the folks at the Modern Omega section where I once had 5000 posts+
He wasn't talking about members on OF, so I'm not sure why you're bringing that forum into this discussion. He was talking about Omega, the company. And I'm pretty sure he was joking.
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Old 10 April 2018, 09:32 AM   #87
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I don't know if Rolex planned it this way or if it was a happy (?) accident, but the ceramic colors are much closer to the original colors of the Bakelite bezels. I'm more of a fan of the colors on the aluminum bezel inserts ala my 16710, but whatever. Perhaps the OP would be better with a 16700 or 16710.
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:15 AM   #88
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The colors look "waxy," but perhaps that's just the photos.

I prefer the aluminum bezel and previous dial.
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Indeed, this is a settled issue. If it's a beverage nickname, then it's the Cran-Grape. if people are looking for a superhero name instead, it's the Batgirl.






I say we call it “Barney”, as in the dinosaur!


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