What time is it? Watches and horology

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  • It's a thin line.

  • For me I think the 39mm is great dimension wise, for my slim wrists anyway (tried the red grape as no black at the time), but I prefer the double baton hands and dial layout of the 36mm, so when I watched that video it gave me some hope about the 41mm as its very close to the old 39mm. Only tried vintage DJ 36mm wise, so my opinion could change if I tried a newer OP 36mm.

    I still think it was a pointless move by Rolex though. Why create a 41mm OP when the dimension are so close to the 39mm you already had? I guess some would say that it then goes inline with the 41mm submariner update but then the OP is the perfect watch to dress up or down, were as the Sub is an all out sports / tool watch and I feel that the 39mm spec reflects that well and separates the collection well too.

    Maybe its because they wanted to charge more for very little manufacturing cost difference, if any at all?

  • Hi all, long time lurker on this thread but very much a novice on all things watch.

    I bought a Smiths Everest from the last drop and love it so have been wearing it as my daily since I got it. However, twice now the pins in the metal strap have come loose, once on the wrist and last night when I undid the clasp.

    First time I suspected user error, I probably hadn't tightened the pins enough when I adjusted the bracelet. So I made sure that everything was properly tightened. Second time is a bit more worrying. Is this normal? I'd expect a bracelet to not disintegrate every month, surely?

  • My mate had that happen too, thankfully he was in the car and nothing really happened to the watch, it just dropped on the seat. Maybe use loctite thing to make sure it doesn’t come loose?

  • Threadlock would be my suggestion

  • I agree, 39mm is a great size. However, with a non-diver watch like my Railmaster, I kind of wish it was a little smaller. Feels quite large at times even on my 8in wrist.


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  • If you think about it what does anything have to do with anything

  • Only two things in life are certain: death, and Rolex price rises.

    They refresh all their core lines regularly, it's just what they do. The new movement and upgraded bracelet clasp are the biggest deal but why not throw some new colours etc. in while you do.

    It might be that the 36 / 41 designation was partly intended to bring it in line with the Datejust and Day-Date ranges.

  • Hi all, long time lurker on this thread but very much a novice on all things watch.

    Welcome! Very much a novice myself, so welcome fellow novice.

  • If you think about it what does anything have to do with anything

    Im sure there's some correlation between some things. But definintely something worth discussing over a beer or 10.

  • I like that idea.

  • Serious wrist you’ve got there. Definitely doesn’t look too big.

  • I like that idea.

    soon dude. soon

  • I just changed a strap on a watch with QR spring bars for the first time, it took seconds. Why doesn't every watch have these?

  • I just changed a strap on a watch with QR spring bars for the first time, it took seconds. Why doesn't every watch have these?

    Something to do with strap changes as revenue earner for ADs / shops and lack of awareness of QR straps generally, probably.

  • And this is a 34mm Air King. Doesn’t look that small, does it?


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  • Anyone have any idea why some of the older Tudor subs range in price so much? I can pick up this one for example for about 700 quid here in Japan but the same reference, 7016/0, go for much more on Chrono24 etc.

    Seems to be legit, lots more pics of the movement and case back etc, just don't want to drop the money on something and get burned!


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  • That’s the tiny one I think? I recall Tudor have some model that’s like 36mm or even 32mm.

  • Any vintage Tudor of any kind is an absolute steal for £700, let alone a Sub. Would be crazy if this was legit. I think the Japanese market is pretty cluded up regarding watches though, not too optimistic.

  • I know they did the 'mini sub' but didn't think it went that far back!

    I thought that was more 80's?? The reference shows 40mm on Chrono 24.

  • There's another photo on the thread showing it measured at 39mm, I was worried about size too.

  • Yeah there's a bunch of other pictures with the case back removed showing the movement and close ups of the dial etc so it looks legit to me. Not sure if the market is just flooded with them. There's one with a bracelet and more faded bezel insert for about 800.

  • I'll have one then please, was supposed to be getting married and honeymoon-ing in Japan last year, this will easily make up for it 😂

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