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  1. McKinley

    McKinley Jul 12, 2019

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    ..... or why I won't be buying another watch for the rest of this year. I bought this DateJust from @emilio with some help on condition and valuation from @ICONO. I want to thank them both. Emile was a fast shipper and took extra care on packaging the watch. I didn't think I was a Rolex fan until I saw this watch, but I like the all stainless look of it with the little bit of pizazz in the dial. My wife says this is my "Holiday Watch", as it was purchased and paid for on my maternal Grandfather's birthday, July 2nd, arrived in the U.S. on July 7th, her birthday and was picked up by her this a.m. on July 12th, our 33rd anniversary. The fact she hasn't killed me over this confirms my feelings I picked the right girl. I am wearing it for our anniversary supper tonight and I am pretty sure I will be wearing it at Christmas, New Years and etc. Definitely a holiday watch. Thank you all for looking.

    McK

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  2. Canuck

    Canuck Jul 12, 2019

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    Yours has the “Tapestry” dial, one of my favourites. Mine says hi. Not currently on my wrist. One owner (me), 30 years old (the watch, not me). This is another favourite Rolex Dial of mine.

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  3. budgewink

    budgewink Jul 13, 2019

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    Very nice too, Classic. Wear it with pride.
     
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  4. elmar2001

    elmar2001 Jul 13, 2019

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    Datejust with tapestry dial looks always fantastic. Congratulations.
     
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  5. emilio

    emilio Jul 13, 2019

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    Nice story. Glad you enjoy it.

    Wear it in good health!
     
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  6. NickC

    NickC Jul 13, 2019

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    My 16030 says hello (not on the wrist today though)
     
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  7. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jul 13, 2019

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    That dial makes it one of the most unique DJ’s I have seen- total stunner. Wear it regularly, don’t reserve it for occasions like crystal or China- use your best stuff every day. Life it too short.
     
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  8. McKinley

    McKinley Jul 13, 2019

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    Thank you all for the kind replies. It will be worn a lot more than just holidays, I promise. I have to honeymoon with it for the next several days, of course. ;-) I have found myself very drawn to stainless cases on stainless bracelets of late. This will get a lot of wrist time and I know you will all get a little laugh, like my wife did........and I know you and she are right.....but at the moment I feel this completes my collection.......for the moment.

    McK
     
  9. bubba48

    bubba48 Jul 13, 2019

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    Very nice dial

    My 16220 from 1999 says hello

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  10. dabbispade

    dabbispade Jul 13, 2019

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    These older Datejust models will let anyone fall in love!
    Love the dial and wear it in good health mate!
     
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  11. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jul 13, 2019

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    It’s amazing how overlooked the classic oysters (DJ’s OPD, older Airkings, Perpuals) are in the current collector world which seems singularly focused on the sport models. These were the original sport models-total classics. I think every watch collector should have at least one in their collection.
     
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  12. dabbispade

    dabbispade Jul 13, 2019

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    Could not agree more, but at least one ?
    One has to have at least two, simple dial stainless and also a two tone or with a complicated dial like tapestry or linen ;)
     
  13. fraglerock

    fraglerock Jul 14, 2019

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    Beautiful piece. That dial is amazing.
     
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  14. stahlmotte

    stahlmotte Jul 15, 2019 3:50pm

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    classic with a nice dial.:thumbsup:
     
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