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Any love for 1665's here?

  1. johnireland Jul 1, 2022

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    There isn't a Sub I don't find handsome. But on my wrist, (on my puny skinny wrist) they just seem too large. Plus, outside of splashing at the beach or swimming in the condo pool, it isn't a watch I actually would use. I've had GMTs and actually used them when traveling...but they also felt clunky on me. But the sub is an icon...a beautifully designed and built tool watch. There are a lot of imitations...but nothing like the real thing.
     
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  2. Bourne1984 Jul 2, 2022

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    I agree.
    I have near 7 1/2 Inch wrists but also find them to bulky. I know that’s the look some people enjoy but for me anything bigger than 36mm with a few exceptions such as ultra thins looks out of proportion. I wear anything from 32mm - 36mm and find the subtlety of smaller watch part of the charm.
     
  3. morethan1 Jul 2, 2022

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    love em, simple, clean and distilled.
     
  4. Marsimaxam Jul 2, 2022

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    Have always enjoyed my 1665. I have had for years and still is one of my favorites and usually don't wear with the bracelet.

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  5. unxsr Jul 3, 2022

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  6. JC75 Oct 2, 2022

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    Simple yet so nice :)

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  7. Dsloan Oct 2, 2022

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    These look great. I enjoy the era before metal lume surrounds.
     
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  8. JC75 Oct 2, 2022

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    Thank you @Dsloan. I also prefer very much the tritium painted lume.
    This is the real vintage look to me :thumbsup:
     
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  9. pkaye6 Jan 10, 2023

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    I also have a "Triple Six" that would go in a heartbeat for a 1665!
     
  10. leefowler Jan 14, 2023

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    New to me Great White from 1979 with Mk1 dial.

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  11. pkaye6 Feb 5, 2023

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    You guys are all terrible! The drool level of these can drown a person! Great watches all!
     
  12. Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Apr 12, 2023

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    I can play now:D
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  13. amphib44 Apr 12, 2023

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  14. tad Apr 13, 2023

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    Last of the DRSDs 5.2 series with curved caseback.

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  15. seattleal Apr 25, 2023

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    One of my favorites:
     
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  16. thewornwatch Oct 17, 2023

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    IMO the 1665's are the most underrated vintage rolexes on the market.

    So many great pieces in this thread!
     
  17. JC75 Nov 20, 2023

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    Mk1 :thumbsup:

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  18. nkhandekar Dec 1, 2023

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    I was looking at my current production sea dweller and it occurred to me that the metal lume surrounds serve the same purpose as the metal revealed around lume on a vintage gilt dial - They are reflective and catch the light in dim conditions
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    Once I thought about it in those terms the metal surrounds were just another practical and incremental change in the evolution of the watch. Not the anathema they are made out to be.

    BTW A 1665 great white is the one that got away 9 years ago. The one I wished I had bought. They are awesome watches.
     
  19. Baco Noir Dec 1, 2023

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    This thread is killing me. A DRSD has always been my grail. The prices got out of control for a while, but seem to be coming back down a little know. I might be a buyer if the prices keep falling.