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jaw
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PostSubject: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeTue Nov 20, 2012 9:28 pm

Hey there,

Finally a member of the Rolex club. It took about 6 months to make up my mind and muster the funds. My decision bounced around the latest models until I narrowed it down to the two I loved the most, the DSSD and the Explorer II 216570. Opted for the latter as an understated everyday watch vs the In-Yo-Face Big Daddy Rolex (later for that one).

Also see this one as a larger cross between the Milgauss and the GMT2 and prefer it's tapered lugs over the new big block style. Very flat, clean and comfortable - fit my ~7.5 wrist perfectly without adjustment. Glidelock bracelet would have been nice but no such luck (my only Con). But the no-tool extra 5mm of the Easylink is nice to have. Interesting they didn't AR the crystal but did AR the cyclops which gives a flash of blue on occasion. It hasn't been 24hrs yet so I'm still absorbing all the small details. As much as I tried to project its gorgeous Steve McQueen 16550 ancestor onto this version, I ultimately accepted it as a completely different watch altogether.

Lot's of great stuff on TRF for this model. Thanks to them for providing the data to help me make my decision. Not a lot of pics yet, just one Q&D (can't stop shaking).

Thanks for watching.

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Specs (Courtesy WTF Post)
CASE
Type OYSTER (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back
and winding crown)
Diameter 42 mm
Material 904L stainless steel superalloy, polished and satin finished
Case back Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Bezel Fixed, 24-hour graduated, sun satin finished, polished bevelled edge
Winding crown Screw-down, TWINLOCK double waterproofness system
Shoulders to protect the crown
Crystal Scratch-resistant sapphire
CYCLOPS lens (2.5 ラ) over the date, double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness 100 metres (330 feet)
MOVEMENT
Calibre 3187, Manufacture Rolex
Precision Officially certified Swiss chronometer
Functions 24-hour hand
GMT with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Oscillator Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Non-magnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring
Breguet overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold MICROSTELLA nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance PARAFLEX shock absorbers
Jewelling 31 rubies
Winding Bidirectional self-winding via PERPETUAL rotor
Power reserve Approximately 48 hours
DIAL
Black, satin finished
CHROMALIGHT display with long-lasting luminescence
Hands 14k White gold, wide, hollowed, “phantom effect” (black base on black dial)
Orange 24-hour hand, “phantom effect” (black base on black dial)
Hour markers Highly legible 14k white gold appliques
BRACELET
Type OYSTER, three-piece solid links
Material 904L steel superalloy, satin finished, polished edge
Clasp OYSTERLOCK folding clasp with safety catch
EASYLINK 5 mm comfort extension
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PostSubject: Re: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeTue Nov 20, 2012 9:37 pm

Looks fantastic Jaw! Great choice, congratulations!!

I think my next one is the white dial EII 42mm...love it!

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PostSubject: Re: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeWed Nov 21, 2012 1:17 am

Jeffery, this truly is one of those watches that makes you say WOW ! cheers Your
picture, and also all of the specifications really makes you appreciate all that
this watch is. It's a classic ! Very dynamic in that it's so perfect. You can't not
enjoy this one. It's dynamic, clean, classy, and cool ! Yowza ! Congrats to you !

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PostSubject: Re: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeWed Nov 21, 2012 1:56 am

SOOOO nice jaw. Enjoy it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeWed Nov 21, 2012 6:45 am

Very Nice!! Welcome to the club.... Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeWed Nov 21, 2012 4:50 pm

Thanks Guys, feels good.
@andrema: Chose the black for my preferred Milgauss look.
@Tom: Yes, most are unaware of just how much is behind a Rolex dial.
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PostSubject: Re: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeWed Nov 21, 2012 8:51 pm

jaw wrote:
Thanks Guys, feels good.
@andrema: Chose the black for my preferred Milgauss look.
@Tom: Yes, most are unaware of just how much is behind a Rolex dial.

You are very welcome sir. Really is a special watch ! New Membership Card - 1st Rolex 46145 I hope you keep enjoying Jeffery.


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PostSubject: Re: New Membership Card - 1st Rolex   New Membership Card - 1st Rolex Icon_minitimeThu Nov 22, 2012 7:10 pm

You are going to love that piece, Jaw, congrats.

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