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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5790 on: October 08, 2020, 11:00:17 pm »
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« Reply #5791 on: October 09, 2020, 04:07:56 am »
Thank you guys, this was a really special and unexpected gift!

The watch is a re-edition of a late 50’s/early 60’s Mido Powerwind diver which was notable for its bright pastel decompression dial ring. Basically you choose your depth and follow the ring around to the minutes you’ll be underwater ( for example 9 oclock = 45 min underwater). The decompression time will be printed within that ring. More of a gimmick of course but fun and more functional than say the decompression ring that Doxa uses. Cant imagine anyone actually using it for that reason but it makes for a good conversation.
Apparently the originals are really hard to come by and go for over $6k. They also made a black dialed version which is more similar to the re-edition.
Comparison of old and new (not my own):

Hodinkee did a great write up on it and IMO it’s a fun little read. I’m really impressed she was able to nab one since they sold out so quickly! Very proud of her and super happy with it.


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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5792 on: October 09, 2020, 05:29:04 am »
From my missus for my 40th





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« Reply #5793 on: October 09, 2020, 02:22:21 pm »
Picked up the new 41mm Submariner. All good so far, very comfortable and feels the same on the wrist as the maxi case 40mm it replaced.

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« Reply #5794 on: October 09, 2020, 04:16:45 pm »
Very nice


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« Reply #5795 on: October 09, 2020, 05:45:56 pm »
Very nice score on an almost unobtainable!

Did they keep the same handset on the larger case like they did w/ the 1st gen of the new Explorer I?


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« Reply #5796 on: October 09, 2020, 10:24:36 pm »
Happy Birthday @Anesthetist and nice watch!

@ddtrash that Sub looks good.

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« Reply #5797 on: October 10, 2020, 10:05:18 am »
Very nice score on an almost unobtainable!
I'm over a year on the waiting list..I follow up every few months..every time .. yep.. not yet...

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« Reply #5798 on: October 10, 2020, 05:01:28 pm »
@Anesthetist I believe the hands have been changed on this new 41mm version Sub.  The width of the hands have been evened up.  On the previous 114060 maxi case Sub the hour hand looks to be thinner than the minute hand.  The new 41mm watch looks to have evened out the width of the hour and minute hands.

@Snowy I got very lucky with this pick up.  I was offered it from Wempe in London who are a Rolex AD.  Generally speaking getting SS professional pieces from the London AD's is even more difficult than the smaller regional AD's.

I bought my Niessing wedding ring from Wempe and this was my only purchase with them.  When the 41mm sub was announced in September I sent a very speculative e-mail expressing interest.  I got an email from Wempe last week asking me if I wanted to buy the non date sub and they had one set aside for me.  I was gobsmacked to be honest as like you I had been trying to get the old 114060 watch for several years with several dealers with whom I have much higher buyer profile, so for Wempe to offer me the new 41mm version within a few weeks of their release was exceptional.

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« Reply #5799 on: October 10, 2020, 05:09:31 pm »
The way that UK Rolex AD's are now distributing the popular SS professional models looks to have changed recently.  The old wait list model looks to have been replaced by a Preferred buyer model.  Not sure if this is the case for buying Rolex in other countries?

The last few UK AD's I have spoke to have all told me that wait lists have been binned and known loyal customers are getting offered the hot ticket professional items first.

I am not sure this is a great way to go for the average guy looking to buy a SS professional watch.  I suspect this will actually feed the grey market.  The grey dealers who have large buying profiles with the Rolex AD's will now be firmly at the front of the queue.  Loads of threads over on TRF (The Rolex Forum) regarding this.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5800 on: October 11, 2020, 03:02:42 pm »
Wearing my ERA Prometheus Tourbillion today. My two other watches are both automatic / self winding so this mechanical manual / non self winding watch is still catching me out. After not wearing the watch for a while, I'll set it to the correct time and then, after some time has passed, glance down to check the time and the hands haven't moved! Why? because I haven't wound the watch . . . first world problems  :)

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« Reply #5801 on: October 12, 2020, 12:38:48 pm »
@Snowy I got very lucky with this pick up.  I was offered it from Wempe in London who are a Rolex AD.  Generally speaking getting SS professional pieces from the London AD's is even more difficult than the smaller regional AD's.

I bought my Niessing wedding ring from Wempe and this was my only purchase with them.  When the 41mm sub was announced in September I sent a very speculative e-mail expressing interest.  I got an email from Wempe last week asking me if I wanted to buy the non date sub and they had one set aside for me.  I was gobsmacked to be honest as like you I had been trying to get the old 114060 watch for several years with several dealers with whom I have much higher buyer profile, so for Wempe to offer me the new 41mm version within a few weeks of their release was exceptional.

Enjoy your good luck here - wear in good health!

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5802 on: October 20, 2020, 09:09:02 am »
I like the look of the Laco München Chrono. They have printed the registers for the chronograph and the date wheel as grey on black, so that it appears to be a time only watch from a distance.

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There's a write-up at Worn and Wound, or you can visit the presale page at Laco.

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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5803 on: October 20, 2020, 09:44:28 am »
@graeme that is a beautiful timepiece. I rather like it too, cheers for sharing!
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Re: Watches - another OCD problem
« Reply #5804 on: October 20, 2020, 10:23:09 am »
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