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    Rolex deep sea blue


    I decided to commemorate my return to rwi by getting a special watch. At least special to me. Lol. Ive always been fascinated by travel, exploring. Weve got rolex expedition watches that have endured trips to the most harshest climates in the world. Everest, mountains, deserts....omegas to the moon, and one of my favorites to the depths of the oceans. The sea dweller always made that mark but then in 2012 when james cameron took his rolex almost 7 miles under water to the deepest part of the ocean in the mariana trench. Something that has never been done before. Rolex decided to do something unprecedented by commemorationg this event by creating the sea dweller deep blue. Ive really liked this watch since it was released but never got around to ordering it. But finally have started the process with lucy. We are just deciding which one to get now. Im leaning to the noob latest release. Which has got alot of improvements and great specs. Probably will go with that one unless someone talks me out of it. Lol. I love history and objects that are tied to a historic event and i think this watch really meets that criterium. So off we go. Ill keep an update on the process and then a pic review when it arrives. One of my favorite parts about that whole expedition in 2012 was that there were several countries working together including the U.S., australia, france, england, germany and russia. And probably more. But the challenger submersible they took to the bottom was made in australia. The yellow green print on the dial of the watch matches the color of that submersible. And then the blue from the top of the dial fading to black denotes the ocean from the top of the surface of the water to the depths where its pitch black. So there are some cool subtelties with this watch too without being gaudy. Anyway. Im back to my long winded posts. Lol. Sorry about that. But ill keep an update here. Anyone with any suggestions or anything please feel free to say anything. I researched this watch alot a few years ago when it came out but with all the new models now i had to start over. Have a great day.

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    I didnt even see arf factories version. Ugh. This one looks great too with improvements with the clasp and lec. I think im mkre leaning to the arf right now. I havent got a watch from them before anyway.

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      #3
      I have made up my mind between the arf factory and noob. Im going with noob. The details down to letter font are just much better with noob factory on this one. The biggest difference is on the gas ring lock around the dial. On the arf factory model the font is wrong. The noob factory printing on the ring looks pretty spot on. And the rest of the dial too. But for me that ring lock is kind of a focal point that you csn see pretty clearly so i would rather hwve that printing be correct. Ill post pics of all three. Arf, noob and then the gen.

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          #5
          Wont let me edit the pics so gen on top then noob then arf on the bottom. You can really see the differwnce with the letter s. And the font is way too thick on the arf.
          Last edited by egroegart; 04-03-21, 03:35.

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            #6
            Font is correct on the ring lock , you have pictures of 2 different watches
            BAH !!!!

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              #7
              The top two have the same font. The bottom one is alot different. Thats the arf.

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                #8
                Mark 1 without crown between Swiss made, mark 2 with crown.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by egroegart View Post
                  The top two have the same font. The bottom one is alot different. Thats the arf.
                  the top 2 are 126660
                  the bottom one is a 116660
                  BAH !!!!

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                    #10
                    Omg dave. I didnt see that. Thank you.

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                      #11
                      I went ahead and ordered the noob 126660 today from lucy at truetime168. I do like the improvements they said they made. And being the newest model out i am really curious and excited to see it in person. As always lucy gives excellent communication. Shes very helpful. I see alot of new members get worried writing posts if a t.d. doesnt message them back the same day or even a couple days. The dealers here will get back to you. It may not be right away but just be patient. They will. I will keep updating this thread through the process as it goes on. Thanks for reading.

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                        #12

                        hi, I bought the same watch too a few days ago, we hope to have two nice watches.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by egroegart View Post
                          I went ahead and ordered the noob 126660 today from lucy at truetime168. I do like the improvements they said they made. And being the newest model out i am really curious and excited to see it in person. As always lucy gives excellent communication. Shes very helpful. I see alot of new members get worried writing posts if a t.d. doesnt message them back the same day or even a couple days. The dealers here will get back to you. It may not be right away but just be patient. They will. I will keep updating this thread through the process as it goes on. Thanks for reading.
                          What improvements were made?

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                            #14
                            The bracelet is larger just like the 2018 genuine. Since it originally came out in 2014 people complained that the watch was top heavy and flopped around or wasnt stable becsuse the bracelet was too thin. Just wasnt strong enough to hold the watch in place. So noob also corrected that with this watch. And then also they added the rolex crown at the six oclock position in between swiss and made just like the gen. I forget what else they did. A couple smaller things. I habent really read about too many things that were off on this watch. So theyve just improved it with the couple things they did. You can buy the fancy clone movement also with this watch but i usually always stick with the asian 2836 when i can. In all of my years of collecting reps ive only had one with a movement that needed rebuilt in a short time period of wearing it. Ive had great luck with the asian 2836. Its a great movement. Reliable. I just dont see the point in getting the one with the replica movement. Nobody ever sees the movement anyway until you have it serviced. And then only the watchmaker sees it and they could care less also about what movement is in there. My purpose in hqving reps is functionality and looks. I love seeing the second and third editions of a watch as they co?e out just to see the improvements they make each time to get it closer to gen. Oh also they use 904l steel on this noob model just like the gen. So that was another change they made.

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                              #15
                              Lucy shipped my watch a couple days ago. She kept it for several days to make sure it was functioning properly. I really appreciate that she does that. She actually wat hed it for a little over a week. Which i dont mind at all. Im never in a hurry to get a watch. Id rather my dealer take their time and make the best decision in choosing one at the factory and then take their time monitoring it for a few days or week to make sure its running properly. Then lastly after making sure it functions well she takes it to her watchsmith and he removes any dust thats under the crystal and if anything is off a little bit he lines it up properly then seals it up. Tests it on the timeographer to see the beat rate and other readings. I forget the number she said but its good. Within cosc specs. Keeping time great. So hopefully it will be here soon. Not sure though because shipping is kind of backed up in alot of places right now. So hopefully not too long. I remwmber one other time when shipping was backed up it took like 43 days to get here once she sent it. So hopefully not that long but i will understand if it is. Something for all new members out there. Sometimes you will get a watch thats dead on arrival. Doa. Or something isnt working right or a hand fell off. Or whatever. You may have an issue. It happens. Eventhough its perfect when it leaves their hands something can always go wrong ilduring shipping. The handlers are not the gentlest people in the world. Your watch might get thrown or dropped or smashed by something. All kinds of things happen during shipping. Luckily ive only had a couple problems over the years. You have options if something happens and your watch arrives damaged or not working properly. First one is ti send it back to china to your dealer and they will send you a new one. I dont recommend this option because alot of things can happen. Shipping a watch back it could get seized by customs. Could get lost.......a whole bunch of things could happen. Ive read on here i remember one guy sent his back to the dealer and disnt get one back for over a year just because one thing after another happened. I just dont recommend sending it back. Although some people do. If i receive a watch thats doa or not working right. If i cant get it to run then ill just email or text my dealer and let her know what the problem is. And then she will just give me a discoilunt on my next watch. A big ddiscount. To me thats just the better way to go instead of risking losing the watch completely by sending it back to china. Or sometimes the dealer will just offer to pay the watchsmith that you send it to to get it fixed. Its just easier for me to take the discount on my next watch. Like i said thats only happened twice in many years of buying replicas. The one time the watch just had a gear with a couple broken teeth so it was super cheap to fix so i just told my dealer dont worry about it. But even so she still offered me a discount on my next watch. But it wasnt necessary because it was so cheap to have fixed. Anyway. Hope this helps some. And im excited to see this watch when it arrives. Ill take a bunch of pics and give it a little review.

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