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    #16
    I received my watch yesterday. I will do a review of it tomorrow hopefully. What a beauty. I cannot stop looking at it. That dial on the deep blue is one of the bezt imo. Aesthetically. Anyway. Will gwt some pics and hopefully tomorrow a write up.

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      #17
      Originally posted by egroegart View Post
      I received my watch yesterday. I will do a review of it tomorrow hopefully. What a beauty. I cannot stop looking at it. That dial on the deep blue is one of the bezt imo. Aesthetically. Anyway. Will gwt some pics and hopefully tomorrow a write up.
      Congrats. Very much look forward to the pictures and review.

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        #18
        Sorry about the crappy pics. Cant do macro with this phone. Hopefully ill get some better pics. Im just going to overview the buying process with lucy, and then talk about the watch.
        ive seen alot of posts over the years when new people order a watch from one of our td's that they are worried something has happened or they are being ripped off by the dealer. I know for a first time buyer spending a couple hundred to 600 bucks with someone you dont know in a far away country buying a replica. It can be worrisome. But when you buy from a t.d. here youre safe. Its when you go outside this website and buy from a dealer that is not well reviewed and vetted by this site where you could be scammed. All the dealers here are different and work in different ways. Some are super fast. I ordered from a t.d. a few years ago that i had never used and my watch was here in the u.s. 2 weeks after i paid. And that is crazy fast. Ive also had watches take almost two months to get here. Usually its about a,month or so. With lucy it might be a little slow but theres a great reason. When she goes to the factory to pick out your watch she carefully looks them over right there and inspects them very well. She is very picky. If she doesnt like it or any of the watches she looks at that day. Then she will pass and just go back a couple days later when they have a new batch out. And she will do that until shes happy with the watch.

        So when she gets your watch from the factory she takes it back to her office and sets the time and date and lets it run. She will watch it for a few days or up to a week. Then if shes satisfied with how it functions she will then send it to her watchsmith and he cleans the dial and gets all the dust out. Because the factories assemble these in not the greatest of dust free environments. So thats just part of her process which i really appreciate. Then she ships it off to you.

        last year i ordered one from her. She picked it out. Watched it run for a week. Then as she was inspecting it with a loupe found a scratch on the seconds hand. Immediately texted me and said she would like to go back to the factory to pick out a new one. And sent me pics of the scratch. A macro pic. I asked if it was visible with the naked eye and she said no. It functions great. Looks great except for that scratch that really bothered her. It wasnt visible to the naked eye so that didnt bother me at all and i just said to send it. And for sure you need a loupe to see the scratch. Maybe it would bother some people. But if its not visible it doesnt bother me. Its been a greT watch. Ive basically worn it everyday the last year.

        the process with this deep sea blue watch was great also. Took a few trips back and forth to the factory but she found a great one. I really cant find a flaw with it. It arrived two days ago. Wrapped really well. I also noticed shes using larger boxes,now with alot more protection for the watch. Im pretty sure parcels are not handled with alot of care while its being transported. So that added bubble wrap is great.

        ive wanted this watch for a few years now. Glad i waited because of the updates theyve made that rolex made on it in 2018. Which i explained earlier in the thread.

        There were several reasons i wanted this watch. Alot because of the james cameron expedition into the mariana trench in 2012 which is why rolex made this watch to commemorate that expedition. Then i really loved the dial. Something rolex has never done before in the history of the company. Making a two tone dial that artistically represents something. And then representing the submersible vehicle cameron travelled to the deepest part of the ocean in by using the same color that sub was the lime colored green on the words "deep sea" on the dial. Just some really cool touches that make this watch unique.

        honestly i wish i had a camera on me when i opened it because my jaw dropped. It is so much better in person. Pictures do not do this watch justice. Its simply amazing. I have seen the real one once. And this is just amazing compared to the gen. I wish i could do a comparison thread on both. They really nailed it on this watch. This one is from the noob factory which from all the research ive done i think is the best version. I could be wrong. And if anyone else has one from a different factory please chime in. But i do think its amazing.
        everything functions perfectly so far. Its only been two days. Its gaining about 4 seconds per day. Which is within cosc specs. And excellent. Imo. I dont think ive gotten one yet that has had that good of precision over the years without adjusting it. So im really pleased with that.

        the date turns over right on the dot at midnight. Im really impressed that the date is centered in the date wheel box. Ive just come to accept over the years that it is usually off centered a little to the right. But every date is just about perfect. Another thing i am impressed with is the winding. It is very smooth. Nice little clicks and not that muddled sound you have alot of times with reps. The rotor is very quiet. You can hear it slightly but its very good compared to most reps ive gotten. The bezel is a dream to turn. Nice crisp clicks. Feels closer to gen than any rep ive had with a bezel that rotates. Thats impressive. It is a half click off. So doesnt line up perfectly at 12 oclock. But again ive never had one from the factory yet thats been properly aligned. Ill have that sorted in time. Doesnt bother me right now. And nobody would ever notice anyway.

        i believe thats all for function. Im probably missing alot. Havent done one of these reviews in a long time.

        the function is important to me. I want a reliable and accurate watch. Ajd so far this one is definitely that. But to me on this watch thats not the most impressive thing. Its just amazing to look at. Ive never had a reaction opening a watch like i did with this one. I literally gasped when i saw it. Its an artwork. The dial is amazing. The blue fading into black is really striking. And then with the lime green on the words. The colors just really go together so well. And really represent the sea excellent. The lume application is excellent. The indices really shine. Especially in the sunlight. Even though its just a tiny ring around the lume it adds alot. I really think the domed crystal kind of magnifies the dial. I can see the details on this dial better and clearer than on any watch ive had. I think maybe because of the crystal? Not sure. But its stunning with that crystal. The bezel numbers and hash marks are done really well. Right off white color. Or silver or whatever it is. You cant really see the rehaut in my pics but it is aligned right. Hopefully ill get some better pics soon.

        this watch is big. Its a,big chunk of metal sitting on your wrist. I was worried that it may be too chunky but its perfect. Maybe if you have small wrists it may be akward but i think it fits and feels great. So far i think the worst part. Which is not horriblw but i wish was better is the lume. Sure, if youre out in the sun and go in the dark right away its really bright. But overall the lume isnt very bright. I didnt take a pic of that but i will. My explorer 2 shines so bright and lasts all night. If i wake up i can see the time perfectly with it any time of night. This one is just not the brightest. And i was hoping it would be because i do look at my watch when i wake up during the night. But no big deal.

        Im probably missing alot. And if anyone has any questions about it that i didnt talk about please ask. But overall i love this watch. Definitely one of the best ive gotten straight from the factory without any mods done to it. Thanks for reading. Ill post the pics i have.

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            #20
            Is everybody on vacation? Lol. Holy cow. Ok if anyone can guess what the table is that i took my pics on you win a million. Lol.

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              #21
              Originally posted by egroegart View Post
              Is everybody on vacation? Lol. Holy cow. Ok if anyone can guess what the table is that i took my pics on you win a million. Lol.
              Looks like a happy ending table.


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              Divers, Chronos and Coffee

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                #22
                Lmao. Omg. I wasnt expecting that answer. Lol. Not quite. But happy endings can be made on this table. Bad endings too.

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                  #23
                  A green one, now give me my money! LoL!

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by fredflintstone View Post
                    A green one, now give me my money! LoL!

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                    Haha. Well it is green. Lol. Its a pool table.

                    anyway. After a week or so of having this watch i still love it. .the way the crystal magnifies the dial is just ingenious. Pretty amazing.
                    one thing that is scraring the crap out of me is hitting the watch on things as i walk by. At 18 mm's thick it is pretty easy to bang it on things. So you just have to be a little more aware when wearing this watch. Luckily no scratches or anything major from the cople times ive hit it on things. But overall i love the watch. It has an amazing presence on the wrist. Over the years i can count on both hands the times ive been complimented on my watches. I have already in a week gotten two compliments from complete strangers that have noticed it. Just didnt expect that. Ive had beautiful replicas for many years and people just dont notice. So its kind of cool to get the compliments. And to see their faces when i said it is a replica was even better. The shock. They both said theyve never seen a replica like this. I think most people are used to seei.g the reps we had in the 80 and 90's. Just so poorly made. And light as a feather. These guys just couldnt believe this is a rep.

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                      #25
                      I love my 116660! I know what you mean about its sheers size and weight. I ware it at work sometimes and it gets knocked about fairly regularly. I don't mind though, I like the look of a well worn watch

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                        #26
                        looks really great egroegart
                        are your SEL tight?

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by RobSe1 View Post
                          looks really great egroegart
                          are your SEL tight?
                          Hey rob. Thanks. The sel's are not too bad. Ill take some pics when i get home tonight. I do notice that on one side it sticks up a little. Ill try to show that in the pics. Cant tell at all unless you are inspecting it close up. Or a close up pic. Im very happy with the watch. I love it.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by fredflintstone View Post
                            I love my 116660! I know what you mean about its sheers size and weight. I ware it at work sometimes and it gets knocked about fairly regularly. I don't mind though, I like the look of a well worn watch

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                            That looks good fred. Im the same. I wear my watches. Ige never kept them in a safe or put away. They are meant to be worn. I love it so far. I think one of my favorite watches now for sure. Yah its weird those extra 6 or 7 millimeters of height really make a difference. Ive bumped it on a few door frames and some other things. Haha. No damage thankfully. But i just am more aware now.

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                              #29
                              Ok Wow! That is a STUNNING piece. My wrist is too small...if I wore that I would be like the cartoon where my wrist would be pinned to the ground and I would only be able to walk in circles. Looks really good on both gents' wrists. A+++ and then some!

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by OverAfton View Post
                                Ok Wow! That is a STUNNING piece. My wrist is too small...if I wore that I would be like the cartoon where my wrist would be pinned to the ground and I would only be able to walk in circles. Looks really good on both gents' wrists. A+++ and then some!
                                Haha. I got a good visual on that cartoon reference. Thats funny. You know when larger watches started getting a little popular it took me a long time to try one. I thought for sure it would look ridiculous on my wrist. Look out of place. ......etc.. the first one i bought was the datejust II, 41 m.m. ive always worn submariners and 36 m.m. datejusts and daydates. I had never worn anything larger than those. I remember opening that datejust II. My girlfriend was watching me open it. Took off my old watch and put the new datejust II on. And her reaction was so cool. She loved it. She immediately just said that is beautiful. I told her it is just so big doesnt it look silly? And she just said no that she loved it. And she did. She said it looks so much better that she thought my old watches were too small. That the aesthetics and proportions were much better with this new watch. I still wasnt sure. It felt weird for a couple days. But i ended up loving the larger size. My wrists arent that big either. Uljust average really. I have a bigger build i guess but my joints are all medium to small i would say. But after a few days i fell in love with the larger size and have gotten watches alot bigger than that 41 m.m. datejust II since. My girlfriend had a ladies daydate that i had gotten her. I think those are around 27 m.m.'s maybe? Very tiny. So i told her to put on my old submariner. She tried it and needless to say i never got it back. Lol. She loved wearing a larger watch too and she is tiny.

                                but i would suggest just getting one and trying it out. You can always resell it here if you dont like it. But most people that try them out usually end up liking them. Just give it a few days though. They just have so much more of a presence on your wrist. You feel the weight. But not too heavy. They are much more visible.

                                i have always loved the 36 m.m. datejust. Always been my favorite watch. But now i think they almost look silly. At least on me. Or just out of proportion.

                                its interesting how things change. Opinions change... what we wear changes. And its the same with watches. My great grandpa's watches are tiny. I have three of his wrist watches and a deuber hampden railroad pocet watch of his also. But those watches are all in the 20 to 28 m.m. size. And my great grandfather was a big guy. Football player and bodybuilder. I cant imagine how those watches looked on him. But that was the style then. There are watches i wont wear.....at least yet. Anything over 50 m.m's is just too big and uncomfortable to me. But give it a try. And thanks for the comment. This deep sea is so stunning. That dial is just amazing.

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