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One week with the Tudor Black Bay GMT

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foversta
The Tudor Black Bay GMT was one of the stars of the latest edition of Baselworld. It was put under the spotlight thanks to its intrinsic qualities and the concomitant presentation of the Rolex GMT-Master II "Pepsi" in steel with Jubilee bracelet, causing the publication of thousands of articles comparing the two watches. I couldn't escape this trend since I also wrote an article on the same theme (which was published on PuristSPro a few months ago) even if it was primarily devoted to the strategic directions ... ...Story

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Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era - Part 4: Rolex 16710 GMT-Master II "The Stick dial"

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Baron - Mr Red
This is Part 4 of the series of “Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era”. I am attaching Parts 1, 2 and 3 below in case anyone missed them. Part 1: www.watchprosite.com Part 2: / Part 3: / Part 4 - The Rolex GMT-Master II "The Stick dial" The Rolex GMT Master II Reference 16710 was produced from 1989-2007. It was the last GMT before the ceramic inserts took over...Story

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Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era - Part 3: The “Swiss” only effect with four examples

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Baron - Mr Red
This is Part 3 of the series that aims to identify future classics from within the ranks of modern Rolex watches - areas perhaps that vintage collectors have not paid attention to. Historically, if one looks back at the many different vintage Rolex watches that have drawn collectors attention, one finds subtle nuances in the dials that cause the attraction. For example, when a dial has something that differentiates it from the vast majority of dials in a reference, it becomes much rarer and thus something ... ...Story

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Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era - Part 2: Rolex GMT-Master II 16760

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Baron - Mr Red
The first in this series of articles looked at identifying watches from the 1990-2018 era that could become future classics. Part 1 highlighted the Rolex Submariner 16610LV. This article, Part 2 of 8 will look at the Rolex GMT-Master II 16760. It has many factors that also point towards it becoming a future classic...Story

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Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era - Part I: Rolex 16610LV

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Baron - Mr Red
I was recently chatting with a friend. He was bemoaning the fact that the current “hot” steel Rolex were just impossible to get from an AD and were now trading at a substantial premium in the grey market. A steel Daytona 116500 is now fetching $18,000+. I saw the new GMT Pepsi offered at over $20,000...Story

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A review on the 2016 Rolex Air King Ref 116 900.

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amanico
The Rolex Air King 116 900 is not a strange watch, it is a strange Rolex. When it was unveiled, at the 2016 Basel Fair, it generated some strong comments: " The dial is too messy " was one of the comments we could most often read. It is not every day you can see a Rolex reference which doesn't look like another one. The GMT MASTER has its own personality, so is the Submariner, the Sea Dweller, at the exception of the Deep Sea Dweller James Cameron, the Daytona and so on...Story

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Current model GMTs - what is you cup of T?

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Baron - Mr Red
Taste is a fickle beast. What works for one person is anathema to another. Bottom line is that there is, and never can be, a definitive right or wrong when it comes to personal taste. Similarly, the reasons why one person buys a watch is, by definition, unique to that person...Story

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My collection of modern Rolex, and my projects.

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amanico
By modern I mean from the 90's to nowadays, the Rolex before the 90's are neo vintage for me. So, what do I have? The Daytona 16520: The Explorer II 16570: The Yacht Master 16222: The Milgauss 116400 GV: And the Air King 2016 Edition, the 116 900: The funny thing I noticed is that in that selection, there are only Un-Rolex references. At the exception of the Daytona 16520, of course. But the others are not typical Rolex: The Milgauss and the Air King are totally crazy with their splashes of colors...Story

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Rolex Daytona - 116500 versus 116519 (Part II)

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Baron - Mr Red
Last Thursday, it was decision time between the Daytona 116500 and the 116519. I am attaching below my original deliberation between the two watches. I had narrowed the choice down to these two for many reasons. Ultimately, I needed to make a choice...Story

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Tudor Submariner 7923.A review of one of the rarest if not THE rarest reference from Tudor.

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amanico
Some months ago, there was a listing on Ebay about a Tudor 7923. This very same watch has been auctioned and a watch dealer from California got it. And re sold it. This is this very same watch I was very lucky to see in the metal, some days ago, in Paris, as it is now one of my friend's property...Story

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