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Submariner 14060(m) vs the new 124060???

  1. Davidt Jan 3, 2021

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    Hi everyone.

    Has anyone come across a picture directly comparing the 14060 against the new 124060? Better still, does anyone have both and able take a comparison shot?

    Ive seen plenty of 114060 comparisons but can’t find anything between the 5 and new 6 digit references.

    Here’s my 124060. I’m just missing the 14060 (for now!)
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  2. aleksejeremeev Jan 3, 2021

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    Rolex 14060 The serial number is not printed under glass
     
  3. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Jan 3, 2021

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    Here’s my 14060m maybe not the easiest comparison as I currently have it on a band. I love it . I am curious about the 124060 in the flesh though.

    What I love about the 14060 M is that it is truly the last of its kind. With the aluminum bezel and the pinhole lugs it is a direct descendant of the 5513 and 5512 series. It’s the end of the classic sub with the the Parachrom advantage.

    What I love about the 126040 is the balanced dimensions against the 114060 and the maxi cases. I I just have One maxi case ( the hulk) and I like the new proportions better.

    if I was to get another sub it would be the 124060 over the date version. It’s a beautiful watch.



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  4. Huus Jan 3, 2021

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    Why oh why Rolex.
    They made a perfect little dive watch/daily wearer and turned into an anchor.
     
  5. stevec14 Still bloody here Jan 3, 2021

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    Here you go...I think the new one rights all the wrongs of the last one.

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    * shamelessly stolen from TRF :D
     
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  6. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Jan 3, 2021

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    On that last pic I have to agree the 14060 m does take the price . A little sexier.

    im happy they maxed out the cases though as it will just being added value to mine. :)
     
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  7. Davidt Jan 3, 2021

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    Excellent - thanks @stevec14.

    It kinda backs up what I had been thinking. Namely that although the 124060 is a major improvement over the 114060 (imo), I agree with @Nobel Prize and there's just something about the 14060m, with it being the last of the classic Subs, yet still modern enough for daily wear.

    I think I need a mini restructure so I can get hold of a 5 digit Sub this year. From that pic I think I can justify both a 14060 and a 124060.
     
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  8. stevec14 Still bloody here Jan 3, 2021

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    You are welcome. Aesthetically I prefer the 5 digits too. As a thought, why not add a BB58 to the 124060? It’s very similar
     
  9. Davidt Jan 3, 2021

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    I want to like the Black Bay and to a large degree I think it's great. I've just never tried one on that really made me want to buy it. I find the standard BB's too thick and although the proportions of the BB58 are much better, I'm not a fan of the colours on the standard 58. Perhaps I'll try the 58 Blue this year.

    The one BB I thinks looks stunning is the Black Bay One from several years ago. If something similar was released as a production model I'd be putting money down in an instant.

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  10. Nobel Prize Spell Master! Jan 3, 2021

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    There's always an argument for having both and I myself would not mind having them both. If it is one only the 14060m wins. Another option you have is to get a submariner Date. That was my option I haven the 14060m and a 16610 and then the Hulk. Because they retain and increase on value so well I would buy a modern 41mm option either date or no date in no time. Easy choice.
     
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  11. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jan 3, 2021

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    Vintage is all well and good, and I've owned (and still do) both Rolex and Tudor vintage watches.

    Personal aesthetics preferences aside, for a practical and useful watch - and by that I mean legible at any hour of the day or night - the latest iterations are superior for obvious reasons.

    I like the OPs plan to have both. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Davidt Jan 4, 2021

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    That’s the rule with watches isn’t it? If in doubt, buy both.
     
  13. stevec14 Still bloody here Jan 4, 2021

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    I thoroughly recommend the blue if you get a chance to try one. For me it works better than the first one (I had both) and it would give a nice change of colour while retaining the overall look of the 5 digit.

    but hey - 2 subs is probably better than one sub and one tudor so if you can swing that then why not. The other option, of course, is to get a 16710 to pair up with the modern sub. You get 5 digit case size but differing complications.
     
  14. Davidt Jan 5, 2021

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    That's definitely an option as well as a Pepsi would give some colour variation as well.
     
  15. jaguar11 Jan 5, 2021

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    I wish I still had my 14060......
     
  16. Mattibro26 Jan 5, 2021

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    I'm not a fan of the Rolex modern watches.

    In my opinion they have totally lost the charms of days gone.

    For me is an easy choice, as @Nobel Prize says 14060 is the last of its kind.

    Here is mine, S serial, tritium dial.

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  17. KAP Jan 6, 2021

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    Good suggestion of a 16710 to add diversity to the 14060. And the Pepsi bezel adds a nice color variation to the Submariner black bezel. A Submariner and GMT is the approach I went for except I chose a 16700 since I preferred the quick date change and only needed 1 different time zone to reference. Here’s mine:

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  18. jcmartinez98 Jan 7, 2021

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    I’ve thought that same thing since this one was released 2-3 years ago!!