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Rolex SS Daytona After 7 years

  1. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Feb 3, 2015

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    I mean....I would call that an accident, or slipping on a rock and falling...I don't thing that is much of a reflection on how the watch is used.

    If I don't wear a watch because I fear falling and breaking it then I may as well not buy a watch and ask the paramedics to give me the time as they carry me along
     
  2. iflyem1 Feb 3, 2015

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    I believe if that's the way he wants to wear his watch than so be it. You can't take it with you when you go might as well get some use out of it. Again, he bought it so he can wear it how he likes. Just my $.02
     
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  3. ConElPueblo Feb 3, 2015

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    On which planet, pray tell? I get nothing but good vibes from this (2 year old) post.
     
  4. alfanator Feb 3, 2015

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    That is how an oyster should be worn. If my Daytona was my only watch, I would do the same. But I have this watch habit that you guys are enabling. So Daytona is spending time on a winder as a .003 sits on my wrist.
     
  5. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Feb 3, 2015

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    Same here I rotate daily or every other day. Sometime two a day if there's a reason for it like a party or an urge.

    If and when I have it I'll wear it. If I can work out with a 5512 I can chuck an oyster with a Daytona.
     
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  6. oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 3, 2015

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    Nice, if old thread.

    But, um, where's the after pics?!?
     
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  7. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 3, 2015

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    Here are the after pics, looked pretty much like a new Daytona afterwards

    Regarding the price btw, even if you baby the Daytona its whole life and never so much as scratch it, the price is still $1100, the extra damage hardly added anything to the base cost of Daytona servicing

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  8. x3no Feb 12, 2015

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    Wow, cleaned up very nicely! Great story of how a watch should be worn and used.
     
  9. Canuck Feb 12, 2015

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    I guess I was wrong that the guy's Daytona might have been shown a bit more respect!

    Many years ago, I worked for a Rolex dealer. A customer had worn his Tudor Oyster for probably 20 years. It had been beat and thrashed, but it stood up to his wear habits. It looked its age, and he wanted something a bit more elegant. He bought a steel and gold Concord Mariner with steel bracelet. The type that had a "ball and socket " hinge that ran the width of the bracelet. He destroyed that watch in 18 months, and we had to give hi his money back! But, I guess he wore it the way he wanted to wear it. So in the view of the majority here, gung ho! Not the way I wear a watch!
     
  10. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Feb 12, 2015

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    I think what everyone is saying is that if you want to baby your watch, go ahead. Others do not, so it's not a big deal mate.

    I get watches in for service that have been worn for many decades that are in great condition, and some that are only 5 years old that are trashed. It doesn't matter to me how they get used, so I'm not sure why it matters so much to you.

    It's just a watch...
     
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  11. Canuck Feb 12, 2015

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    I won't say it again! I guess I was wrong. How an innocent expression of opinion can turn into a federal issue.......!
     
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  12. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Feb 12, 2015

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    You seem to be the only one making it an issue...
     
  13. shoota70 Feb 12, 2015

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    Dude tell your brother right on.

    You buy the best so you can trash it.
     
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  14. italy1861 Feb 27, 2015

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    Wow.. They did a great job... Doesn't look like the same watch!
     
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  15. Charlie3755 Mar 5, 2015

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    An enviable position and all that really matters after its all said and done.

    Great post!
     
  16. ffej4 Survey Man Mar 5, 2015

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    I just posted a thread about which watch people would like to own forever. I'm trying to figure it out myself. After seeing the quality of this repair on a watch that was that beat up, I'm pretty sure any watch can last forever so long as parts are available!
     
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  17. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 20, 2017

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    Well 5 years on this Daytona is due for servicing again and as hard as it may be to believe it's actually in significantly worse condition than it was in the first time around. Hopefully RSC can still do something with the bracelet, it's worn almost to the point that the links near the clasp are thinner than paper where the pins rub and the bracelet is completely matte again.

    It also has a smell that's pretty rank and kind of like old bread, and a lot of wrist slime and cigarette tar residue. Really glad I'm not a watchmaker that has to handle these things.

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  18. oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 20, 2017

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    Worn. As it should be. Can't wait to see the outcome!
     
  19. Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Jan 20, 2017

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    Are you expecting the same cost for service? Is the movement shot again or is the watch just in need of a regular service and some TLC cosmetically?
     
  20. Canuck Jan 20, 2017

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    ::facepalm2::