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goaliechris
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New to me

Post by goaliechris » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:46 am

Decided that now was the time and sold my Deepsea for this 1971 Rolex Red Sub. The bracelet is not original but the rest is in good order. Getting the final word from my local jeweler but bought it from HQ Milton so feel confident it will check out. Really happy with it.

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RALAustin
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Re: New to me

Post by RALAustin » Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:52 am

Congrats! Toying with getting one again myself!

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Re: New to me

Post by demer03 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:02 am

Wow.
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Re: New to me

Post by aikiman44 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:06 am

Congratulations! I saw that in WRUW and knew you made a big deal.
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Re: New to me

Post by rockmastermike » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:10 am

Bellissimo

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Re: New to me

Post by mellonb1 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:11 am

That crystal shot :love: Congrats!

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Re: New to me

Post by mattcantwin » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:20 am

Congrats :cheers:
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Re: New to me

Post by BlueSky » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:23 am

Nice...

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goaliechris
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Re: New to me

Post by goaliechris » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:37 am

Thanks all - have been thinking about it for years, the birth year Red Sub. I wasn’t wearing the DS that much - it was my second go around with that one and my wrist just can’t pull it off. Though no complaints about the comfort of it - a great watch. Just not for me.


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Re: New to me

Post by SoCal C4S » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:48 am

goaliechris wrote:Thanks all - have been thinking about it for years, the birth year Red Sub. I wasn’t wearing the DS that much - it was my second go around with that one and my wrist just can’t pull it off. Though no complaints about the comfort of it - a great watch. Just not for me.


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Wonderful pickup! I too was looking for a Red Sub or DRSD, but unfortunately for me, they are just a bit too small for my wrist. That being said, I still lust after these. Lol

Congrats on picking up a birth year- that is huge!

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Re: New to me

Post by matt.wu » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:07 am

Nice! You’ve been talking about it for awhile indeed. That looks like an incredible example. Congrats!
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Re: New to me

Post by blkgsl » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:34 am

Whoa - now that’s a nice one Chris!

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Re: New to me

Post by TSD » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:37 am

:clap: :clap: :clap:
Birth year Red Sub. Couldn’t ask for better.

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Re: New to me

Post by sinner » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:44 am

Dayum that’s nice. Big congrats. Maybe someday...
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Re: New to me

Post by Abmw » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:50 am

Thats bad ass!
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Re: New to me

Post by AtomicTom » Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:37 am

Unbelievable Chris, and can you believe the amazing shape that it is in?!! :o :headbang:
Whomever had this watch must have been so nice to it, and really taken
care not to beat it up. Just is astonishing ! :salute: But that seems to go along
with the whole theme of the watch, so it's not surprising. Between the epic
dial, and bezel, and of course case, and the added awesome bracelet, you
immediately have a showstopper ! Wow, can't even imagine how happy you
have to be right now.

I know that I'm really happy for you on this end, and hope you really enjoy
this masterpiece. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: What a get Chris ! BIG congrats there 2 U !!!

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Re: New to me

Post by ssultan » Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:07 am

Beautiful! Wear in good health!

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Re: New to me

Post by dukerules » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:19 pm

Oh yeah. That’s epic. Massive congrats!

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Re: New to me

Post by Captdave » Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:30 pm

Wow! Congrats


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Re: New to me

Post by Chocodove » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:06 pm

Very nice. Big congrats.
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Re: New to me

Post by Bradystraps » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:10 pm

Stunning. Congrats!
My next large purchase will be a 1680 Red.
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Re: New to me

Post by Zidane » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:28 pm

Bad ass. Congrats!

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Re: New to me

Post by JBZ » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:35 pm

Can’t add much to what’s already been said. Congrats!

Love that top hat crystal.

If HQM didn’t do it, it’s probably worth a pressure test and a check on the gaskets. Not that you’re going to swim with it necessarily, but I’d want to make sure that the water resistance was good.
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Re: New to me

Post by tmw » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:41 pm

Now that is awesome!
“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.”
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I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn't use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

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Re: New to me

Post by Terpits » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:24 pm

Super nice. My birth decade watch too, that which I am a huge fan oof
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