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Which Rolex do you pick?

  1. pete91m Jun 8, 2021

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    A largely hypothetical question given the vast majority of Rolex fans would jump at the chance of being offered any model at retail from their AD.

    1. Has anyone been offered multiple models and had their pick?
    And 2. If you did receive the phone call, and were presented with the full array of sports models to chose from - which do you pick and why?


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    A totally unrelated photo of my speedy from the office balcony because who doesn’t love a speedy photo.

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  2. blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Jun 8, 2021

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    1. No, I haven't.
    2. The 124300, blue dial.
     
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  3. YY77 Jun 8, 2021

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    1. No but only because I haven't showed interest at an AD
    2. GMT Pepsi jubilee
     
  4. amfalconer Jun 8, 2021

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    1. Nope, never tried.
    2. 126170 BLRO for me, non-sports classic DJ41 in steel with blue dial
     
  5. StephenRL Jun 8, 2021

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    I'd pick the batman on jubilee.
     
  6. jhross98 Jun 8, 2021

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    2) LOLOLOLOLOL. has this call ever been made on planet earth. maybe roger federer gets to pick.. .
     
  7. Monobike Jun 8, 2021

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    1) Never as I always know the exact model I want
    2)Yes, have been called for Daytona and DJ. Sport models is only 5 digit cases for me so will never get a new one anymore.
     
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  8. Jkbenn02 Jun 8, 2021

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    The Sea Dweller 400
     
  9. applebook Jun 8, 2021

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    Whatever is the highest value right now, so that I could trade it towards what I really want: a matte dial 16750 or just a pristine 5513.
     
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  10. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Jun 8, 2021

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    Any of 'em not having a cyclops. Or a date feature for that matter.
     
  11. Evitzee Jun 8, 2021

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    I remember the days when you could just walk into a Rolex dealer and buy whatever watch you wanted. Daytona's were always a little hard to score but not impossible. How times have changed.
     
  12. PMOZ Jun 8, 2021

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    OP36 with blue dial :)

    But if I could choose freely, a 16760 with a heavy patina dial
     
  13. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Jun 8, 2021

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    A 14060 would do for me as I'm not too keen on endless "Rolex" around the rehaut.
     
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  14. jhross98 Jun 8, 2021

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    Imo these 2 while simple are pretty much 36mm of perfection and tough to beat

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  15. DoctorEvil Jun 8, 2021

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    1. Never been offered any, as I've never expressed interest to a boutique or dealer.
    2. GMT2 Pepsi on Oyster bracelet (2021 model). As an aviation enthusiast, it's a must have.
     
  16. kkt Jun 8, 2021

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    I already have the only Rolex I'd want: 36mm Explorer. I did not buy it new.
     
  17. Stewart A Jun 9, 2021

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    2015- walked in and had my choice of Polar Explorer II 201670, DateJust or Sub; chose the Explorer II Polar.

    Today, would LOVE to get offered a Bluesy cuz I am totally mesmerized by that Rolex blue dial and gold..
    Yes, how times have changed. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Rdelgao Jun 9, 2021

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    Not being specifically a Rolex fan I'd go for an OP 36 in which I have a growing interest. It looks amazingly essential and genuine to me, more than any other Rolex ( just personal opinion based on my taste, no intention of being controversial) Besides, even if the Explorer is credited for being first on top of Everest, some purists of epic stories behind watches would say it was really an OP as the Explorer came after that.
     
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  19. Andrew C Jun 9, 2021

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    Modern Rolex are Nolex for me. Just not my bag.

    So I’d be that guy and pick the one I could flip for the most...
     
  20. Donn Chambers Jun 9, 2021

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    1. I don’t play AD games.
    2. I don’t play AD games, but if I walked into a store and they had every sports model available to me or any other customer, I might consider a Pepsi GMT.