New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by JBZ » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:57 am

New case, new movement. Maybe the exterior changes are subtle, but they will probably address a lot of the maxi-case complaints. Assuming the issues with the 3235 have been resolved, it's nice to get some upgraded tech. And I do like the green bezel/black dial variant.

But I'm not a buyer unless I win the lottery.
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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by sierra11b » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:21 am

JBZ wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:57 am
New case, new movement. Maybe the exterior changes are subtle, but they will probably address a lot of the maxi-case complaints. Assuming the issues with the 3235 have been resolved, it's nice to get some upgraded tech. And I do like the green bezel/black dial variant.

But I'm not a buyer unless I win the lottery.
All of this.

Kermit is nice but I’d have to dissolve my entire collection.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:01 am

There is mention of improvements to the bracelet on the Subs.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:16 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:01 am
There is mention of improvements to the bracelet on the Subs.
It'd be nice if they gave them DSSD clasp, but no biggie

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:17 am

The Subs look better and I'm glad that Rolex finally acknowledge that the green on green LV was butt ugly. Now maybe the Rolex fanbois will figure it out that a dull ugly green ceramic bezel juxtaposed with a lush green dial sucks.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Panerai7 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:26 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:17 am
The Subs look better and I'm glad that Rolex finally acknowledge that the green on green LV was butt ugly. Now maybe the Rolex fanbois will figure it out that a dull ugly green ceramic bezel juxtaposed with a lush green dial sucks.
Welcome back my friend! Where have you been?

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by substitute » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:19 am

I can't believe I'm considering buying a Rolex.

If I can even find an AD that can get one.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:44 pm

As suspected, the crown is Triplock and it was a misprint online. It’s been corrected.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Chocodove » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:30 pm

Couple of thoughts on these after wearing it non-stop the past 24 hours or so.

- I thought the maxi/new case looked nearly identical in photos. In the metal it’s much more obvious. The new lugs rule IMO, though I’m a guy that actually likes the maxi case as well.

- Biggest change to me is actually the bracelet. That 1mm makes a world of difference and the watch just hugs the wrist now. It wears better than the maxi case for me, less floppy.

- I was worried about the clasp being even wider across, but it’s a non issue for me. It’s a beefy piece of hardware for sure, though. I’ve never owned a 126600 but I imagine it’s very similar to the clasp to that.

- It could be just me, but the dial is a beautiful deep, inky gloss black that seems a little different than the previous. It could be my imagination and the overall profile playing tricks on me when I look at it, but it just looks different. I’d love to see a side by side in person one day.

- Bezel seems slightly wider and dial markers ever so slightly smaller. I like that.

I’m impressed overall, but I’m also a guy that usually likes boring and the Sub has been my all time favorite watch since I was a kid. All the little things add up to an excellent next generation watch IMO. For those waiting, it’s worth it.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Panerai7 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:56 pm

It’s not just you. The dial is definitely darker inky black gloss.it’s like absence of color. It’s actually breathtaking when you see it for the first time live.
Rolex nailed it in every way, period.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Chocodove » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Panerai7 wrote:It’s not just you. The dial is definitely darker inky black gloss.it’s like absence of color. It’s actually breathtaking when you see it for the first time live.
Rolex nailed it in every way, period.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Chocodove » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:19 am

Panerai7 wrote:It’s not just you. The dial is definitely darker inky black gloss.it’s like absence of color. It’s actually breathtaking when you see it for the first time live.
Rolex nailed it in every way, period.

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Just read that apparently there is AR coating under the crystal. Probably has a lot to do with it. It’s about time they did.
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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Panerai7 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:46 am

Chocodove wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:19 am
Panerai7 wrote:It’s not just you. The dial is definitely darker inky black gloss.it’s like absence of color. It’s actually breathtaking when you see it for the first time live.
Rolex nailed it in every way, period.

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Just read that apparently there is AR coating under the crystal. Probably has a lot to do with it. It’s about time they did.
That’s gotta be it as well. I noticed how much easier it is to photograph new Sub without twisting my hand away from reflections :) It’s long overdue for sure.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by Zidane » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:40 pm

Sweet! They look great.

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Re: New Submariner announcement Sept 1st?

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:31 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:26 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:17 am
The Subs look better and I'm glad that Rolex finally acknowledge that the green on green LV was butt ugly. Now maybe the Rolex fanbois will figure it out that a dull ugly green ceramic bezel juxtaposed with a lush green dial sucks.
Welcome back my friend! Where have you been?

And yes to everything you said above 👍
Hey Art. I've been around a bit but I'm mostly spending all my time/money on home improvement projects. Also, any new watch that I'd want is either too big or too expensive for me.

It's nice that there's finally a new sub that doesn't look goofy. I still prefer five digit, but this is a big step forward from the maxi case. I suspect the 41mm size would be too large for me, but I'm glad that everyone else can now finally admit that the maxi case can charitably be described as "awkward looking."

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