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Old 10 April 2018, 06:56 AM   #31
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Chill!

Your fiancé is putting you off buying it,
because she secretly has one on order for you.
She loves it as much as you.
Trust me.
You're right! That explains why she is currently working on an additional master's degree and in 2 years she'll be making more than me...so she can get me nice watches
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:02 AM   #32
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She is cool, don't need her to sign off (unless it is an important financial decision, like Rolex vs new AC/HVAC for the house). I do have to admit that I like the DJ 41, blue dial, fluted bezel...
Then pull the trigger on what you want. The DJ is solid and in the now. Pepsi is down the road and frankly a bit overhyped at the moment given the negative comments about the bezel colors. Don't remember that at all about the BLNR when it came out. See the Pepsi first before you expend the bucks.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:02 AM   #33
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There is to much going on with different colours, numbers on bezel and a lot of hands. I understand that many would get the impression of a cheap watch.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:06 AM   #34
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There is to much going on with different colours, numbers on bezel and a lot of hands. I understand that many would get the impression of a cheap watch.
Yes it definitely has a lot going on. The pictures don't do much for me but I'd like to see it in person.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:19 AM   #35
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There is to much going on with different colours, numbers on bezel and a lot of hands. I understand that many would get the impression of a cheap watch.
I would agree with you, but then, we'd both be wrong.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:25 AM   #36
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Hi ladies and gents, don't know if this was discussed before... (mod, if so, please close)

Last night me fiancée was freeing up storage space on my work phone (its an iPhone and I hate that thing - that's why I have no clue how it works ) and she saw I had some pics of the new SS Pepsi on it. She asked me if I liked it, to which I replied that I already signed up for it/put my name on 2 lists. Her comment: "Why? It looks absolutely cheap." I said: "It doesn't, wait till you see it in person." While I usually don't care too much what other people think, this made ME think. I have to say that I've never seen the WG version, which has the same bezel, in person.

So what do you think? Is my fiancée right?
Do you ever actually step foot in an AD? There are plenty of the WG versions to view and try on. I would assume one would do this before getting on a list for the SS version with the exact same bezel.

Personally i like the colors but some dont.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:38 AM   #37
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The average joe doesn’t like anything that might have unconventional color on it.
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Old 10 April 2018, 07:51 AM   #38
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Do you ever actually step foot in an AD? There are plenty of the WG versions to view and try on. I would assume one would do this before getting on a list for the SS version with the exact same bezel.

Personally i like the colors but some dont.
Sure do every now and then but haven't come across one that had a white gold Pepsi. I'll see the Pepsi in the flesh at an AD event in June.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:09 AM   #39
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My wife hates Pepsi and Coke bezels. My girlfriends find them silly as well. So there you have it. An unscientific survey proving women hate bi-color Rolex bezels 🤣


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Old 10 April 2018, 08:11 AM   #40
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:14 AM   #41
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No, she should handle it and then the old 5 digits and then she'll change her tune.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:15 AM   #42
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Does the SS Pepsi look cheap?

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Old 10 April 2018, 08:16 AM   #43
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I can't imagine that the SS BLNR will look cheap on the wrist.

Pictures can be awfully deceiving and, actually, I've never seen a Rolex yet that didn't look better than any images of it.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:20 AM   #44
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I think it looks great and oozes a look of high quality.

The images do not make it look cheap to my eyes. Quite the contrary, but I am not bitching about the new GMT like a lot on here are and I actually want one.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:42 AM   #45
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My wife calls the green Subs and the red/blue GMT bezels "ugly" and can't believe there is a "shortage" of either. Fortunately for me, those are not on my "wish list." Our son had a recent opportunity to buy a nearly new 116610LV from the original owner at list price but I think he let it go. Yes, the original owner was aware of the current frenzy over the LV.
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Old 10 April 2018, 08:49 AM   #46
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I always ask my wife’s opinion before I buy my watches.

When I held my BLNR next to the WG Pepsi (of course she didn’t know it was WG) she whole heartedly said BLNR.

Her words, the BLNR is more versatile and blue / black makes sense for day and night. She thought the Pepsi colors looks toy-ish and she didn’t get the red / blue relevance (of course us WIS do).

But to answer OP question, no I do not doubt that it will not look cheap in the metal.


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Old 10 April 2018, 09:39 AM   #47
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Looks good to me.


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Old 10 April 2018, 09:41 AM   #48
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Old 10 April 2018, 10:04 AM   #49
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Understand your point. Looks are subjective. Just wondering if others thought the same or heard similar comments.
Yep 4 ladies in my house said the same.

They picked the BLNR. Even my dad picked the Tudor GMT over Rolex SS BLRO

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Old 10 April 2018, 10:08 AM   #50
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I blame Rolex. One notable release this year means a gazillion threads about it.
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Old 10 April 2018, 10:09 AM   #51
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Hi ladies and gents, don't know if this was discussed before... (mod, if so, please close)

Last night me fiancée was freeing up storage space on my work phone (its an iPhone and I hate that thing - that's why I have no clue how it works ) and she saw I had some pics of the new SS Pepsi on it. She asked me if I liked it, to which I replied that I already signed up for it/put my name on 2 lists. Her comment: "Why? It looks absolutely cheap." I said: "It doesn't, wait till you see it in person." While I usually don't care too much what other people think, this made ME think. I have to say that I've never seen the WG version, which has the same bezel, in person.

So what do you think? Is my fiancée right?
I'd ditch her on the spot.........she's absolutely clueless.......a blonde ?
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Old 10 April 2018, 10:19 AM   #52
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She was only studying the picture of the New Pepsi GMT on your phone not reading the text messages, honest
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:02 AM   #53
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Since watches get named after movie/cartoon characters, and it is blurple and pink, I think it should be named “Barney”.


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Old 10 April 2018, 11:03 AM   #54
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:06 AM   #55
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I was just about to post this link. You beat me to it.

Personally, I like the thing. But I like a little color ..sometimes.


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Old 10 April 2018, 11:10 AM   #56
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Since watches get named after movie/cartoon characters, and it is blurple and pink, I think it should be named “Barney”.





“I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family, with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you .............................







If the blue were bluer, I’d call it Superman. Or Captain America!

However, it is pretty blurple ... but I refuse to call it Barney. Maybe Bizarro, to keep the DC/Superman reference going.


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Old 10 April 2018, 11:10 AM   #57
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My wife and your wife thinks the same.
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:28 AM   #58
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Tell your fianceé what you think of her latest handbag/shoe purchases
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:43 AM   #59
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So what do you think? Is my fiancée right?
Maybe she doesn't want you spend money on another watch and spend it on her instead
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Old 10 April 2018, 11:58 AM   #60
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Tell your fianceé what you think of her latest handbag/shoe purchases


EXACTLY!! Their stuff looks all the same to us.


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