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Finally...DRSD is Mine! Grail Achieved, Now What?

  1. watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jun 5, 2018

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    @Syrte and @pitpro will be happy, the Tropical Speedy did not have to go for me to fund my grail.

    Thanks to @Kali77, @smitty190373, @pitpro, @77deluxe, @Noles_88, @Lowflight and many others who convinced me to take the plunge...and to the fine fellows that bought my 66CB and Ed White to make this possible.

    Before I get to pictures, I'll tell the story, as it is rather amusing...

    A buddy texted me two months ago this listing as he knew I was in the market for a DRSD...

    https://www.therealreal.com/products/watches/bracelet/rolex-double-red-sea-dweller-watch

    It looked legit, but what awful pics! Trying to get info on it was damn near impossible, as you couldn't get anyone on the phone, so I went to LinkedIn, found the lead horologist, went to Zoom info, got her email, and reached out.

    She put me in touch with the store, and I had a guy shoot my cell phone pics...well by God they had a sweet DRSD that had sat for so long that their price was under market! So I bought it...but had them open it up to confirm that the serial was inside the caseback.

    All good right?

    Nope...the watchmaker, a former RSC guy said that it had low amplitude, so they decided to send it back to RSC for a movement only service...on the house. While I was very appreciative, I let them know my hesitations - that RSC KILLS VINTAGE ROLEX. My contact, who was a former Rolex, assured me she had it in writing that it was movement only.

    So...fast forward 2 months of waiting, and a $2,300 movement only service from RSC, it arrived today.

    A beautiful 5.1m 1665 MKIV dial with custard patina. I put the insert off of my 5513 and will hunt down a T39 crystal at some point. Right now, I am just excited to finally get one after wanting one for 20 years!

    IG Video:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjp4sP5HziB/?hl=en&taken-by=watchknut

    More pics to come...
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  2. jud Jun 5, 2018

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    Sweet. Congratulations!
     
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  3. Dan S Jun 5, 2018

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    Congratulations on scoring something you've been wanting for so long!
     
  4. rkman11 Jun 5, 2018

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    Hell of a story and hell of a watch - ENJOY!
     
  5. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Jun 5, 2018

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    ‘Now what’? How about a Bond Commander Watch ::bleh::

    Congrats...Take the time to enjoy the honeymoon, and WIGH :thumbsup:
     
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  6. CPRwatch Jun 5, 2018

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    Great watch & great grail story , I can only dream of finding one within my budget .
     
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  7. Kali77 Jun 5, 2018

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    @watchknut Congrats brotha!! So stoked for you. What a stunner and with a fresh service to boot! Worth the wait my man! Now enjoy the hell out of it :)
     
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  8. amphib44 Jun 5, 2018

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    One of my dream watches and a grail for me, as well. Congratulations.
     
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  9. chronoboy64 Jun 5, 2018

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    Fantastic Piece, huge congrats and wear in good health :thumbsup:
     
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  10. bigsom Jun 5, 2018

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    Congratulations! Very nice :thumbsup:
     
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  11. watchcollect Jun 5, 2018

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    Killer, and Congrats!
     
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  12. calalum Jun 5, 2018

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    Big congrats. SD's are totally underappreciated IMO.

    Its much younger and less valuable cousin says hi.

    SD wrist 7.17.JPG
     
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  13. sdre Jun 5, 2018

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    Great score. Lugs look good too! Damn that satisfaction of getting something after so long.... So so good!
     
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  14. watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Jun 5, 2018

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    Likes the sunlight... 1F015652-1C81-48DC-BED6-0784A8F5288C.jpeg
     
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  15. omegastar Jun 6, 2018

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    Congrats !
    What now ? Find the 610 m. anchor for a decent price ! Should keep you busy for some time...
    What about the bracelet ?
     
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  16. Raymondo5508 Jun 6, 2018

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    Very nice indeed...Weldone.
     
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  17. ANALOGUE Jun 6, 2018

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    Wow! Congrats!
     
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  18. sliceoftime_ Jun 6, 2018

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    Congratulations Matt, you've been waiting for this one for a while!
     
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  19. chows99 Jun 6, 2018

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    Congratulations Matt! Such a nice and helpful guy like you deserved this grail! Wear it in good health!
     
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  20. The_Walrus Jun 6, 2018

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    Congratulations, such a beauty at a unbelievable price :eek:
     
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