Submariner 5508

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Submariner 5508

Post by smellody » Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm

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My newest. Submariner 5508. Down to six watches and couldn't be happier! Shout out to Drster for making my dreams come true...again.

Love how the radium gave the dial just the right patina"

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Couldn't be happier!

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by dukerules » Fri May 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Very nice. Just don't wear it too often.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 18, 2018 3:55 pm

Really cool. Have you tested the radiation level?

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by smellody » Fri May 18, 2018 4:30 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Really cool. Have you tested the radiation level?
No, but my arm is really HOT and all the hair fell off.

Ha ha ha

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Submariner 5508

Post by matt.wu » Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 pm

:clap:

I passed on so many of these back in the day. Even then I knew they were sexy watches, but I just couldn't bring myself to spend 9-10k on one.

Hindsight...

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by smellody » Fri May 18, 2018 5:04 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 pm
:clap:

I passed on so many of these back in the day. Even then I knew they were sexy watches, but I just couldn't bring myself to spend 9-10k on one.

Hindsight...

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I know..... funny thing how much has changed. I bought my first 1680 in 1992 for $1,400. In 2001, I bought a gilt 5513 for like $1,100 On EBay. My jeweler said to find a fresher one. ....

This one checks all the boxes for me!

I don't see a day where these will trade under $10k again... but who knows. Gilt sport models.... the bubblebacks of the future....

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 18, 2018 5:06 pm

You’ve been in the watch game for a long time. I wasn’t into vintage when I started out... unfortunately.

Are you downsizing? What did you have to give up to get this?

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by BacoNoir » Fri May 18, 2018 5:14 pm

smellody wrote:
matt.wu wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 pm
:clap:

I passed on so many of these back in the day. Even then I knew they were sexy watches, but I just couldn't bring myself to spend 9-10k on one.

Hindsight...

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I know..... funny thing how much has changed. I bought my first 1680 in 1992 for $1,400. In 2001, I bought a gilt 5513 for like $1,100 On EBay. My jeweler said to find a fresher one. ....

This one checks all the boxes for me!

I don't see a day where these will trade under $10k again... but who knows. Gilt sport models.... the bubblebacks of the future....
I thought about buying a blue Tudor snowflake 7 or 8 years ago but had a bad experience with lume cracking on a cheap Tudor day date jumbo that made me skittish and now I am kicking myself.
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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by aikiman44 » Fri May 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Fantastic vintage, congratulations!
"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by TSD » Fri May 18, 2018 7:15 pm

dukerules wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Very nice. Just don't wear it too often.
So damn hot. ☢️
The radium wouldn’t scare me as much as trying to get parts to service a four digit.

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by Chocodove » Fri May 18, 2018 7:39 pm

That’s amazing. Congrats.
- Todd

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by 1954Selmer » Fri May 18, 2018 7:59 pm

Big Congrats!!

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by smellody » Fri May 18, 2018 8:41 pm

Thanks everyone. Especially Drster (Mark).

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by smellody » Fri May 18, 2018 10:25 pm

TSD wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:15 pm
dukerules wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Very nice. Just don't wear it too often.
So damn hot. ☢️
The radium wouldn’t scare me as much as trying to get parts to service a four digit.
The 1530 in this 5508 is a lot easier to source parts than the A260 innmy 6205!

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by jswing » Sat May 19, 2018 5:59 am

Congrats! :clap:

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Post by TSD » Sat May 19, 2018 7:24 am

smellody wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:25 pm
The 1530 in this 5508 is a lot easier to source parts than the A260 innmy 6205!
:thumbsup:
Can’t wait to see that pair together! :clap:

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Re: Submariner 5508

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by Zidane » Sun May 20, 2018 3:26 pm

Damn. That’s awesome. Congrats man!

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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Sun May 20, 2018 5:47 pm

Amazing. Congrats!

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Post by deepcdvr » Sun May 20, 2018 6:22 pm

Wow that is awesome!

Oh and Mark is fantastic :thumbsup:
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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by goaliechris » Sun May 20, 2018 6:44 pm

Absolutely love that - congrats!!


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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by River Rat » Tue May 22, 2018 5:44 pm

Congrats :thumbsup: nice to see some around here still like some great vintage watches. Should of picked up a vintage Rolex sub when the prices were better some years ago my loss.

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Re: Submariner 5508

Post by toxicavenger » Tue May 22, 2018 7:35 pm

Huge congrats Brian!

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