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Rumor Mill......SD4k content.

Post by hoppyjr » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:49 pm

Here's a new rumor from the fine folks at TRF -

Among the tidbits is rumor the Sea-Dweller 400O being discontinued. I doubt it, but here's the thread;

** 100% confirmed Basel info & discontinued models info

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Post by mikeylacroix » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:01 pm

Probably a 42mm destro SD with faux patina lume and a red line

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Post by r.palace » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:03 pm

That forum is full of asshats
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Post by blkgsl » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:04 pm

mikeylacroix wrote:Probably a 42mm destro SD with faux patina lume and a red line
Hahahah


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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:34 am

mikeylacroix wrote:Probably a 42mm destro SD with faux patina lume and a red line
Perfect :lol:

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Post by dukerules » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:52 am

If true, I'm excited to see what they replace it with.

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Post by marchone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:21 am

dukerules wrote:If true, I'm excited to see what they replace it with.
+1
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:56 am

marchone wrote:
dukerules wrote:If true, I'm excited to see what they replace it with.
+1
It's the 50th anniversary, so it will probably be the double green sea dweller that every has never asked for.

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Post by Chocodove » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:58 am

It's already the best modern Rolex IMO :shrug:
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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:34 am

marchone wrote:
dukerules wrote:If true, I'm excited to see what they replace it with.
+1
Sources close to Rolex predict that it's going to be based on a 42mm Explorer Polar case, with larger dial like Exp2, semi-gloss cerachrom bezel, slightly dome crystal with AR on the inside, and thicker case back and crystal of course to accommodate 4000ft. Some say it will have Kyra Panagia on the dial which is another name for Pelagos, but that's probably too far fetched to be true.

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Post by marchone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:48 am

Placing a 42mm SD between the 40mm Sub and 44mm DeepSea makes perfect sense.
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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:04 am

Chocodove wrote:It's already the best modern Rolex IMO :shrug:
^ truth!

Even though I'm a big guy, I find the SD4k perfect. It only took a minute to get used to the size and now I appreciate its comfort and relative light weight (when compared to the PO XL). I wouldn't kick a 42mm version out of bed, but I'm content with the 40. To discontinue it would surely create an eventual classic, along with a spike in resale value. All good.

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Post by streetracer101 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:25 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Chocodove wrote:It's already the best modern Rolex IMO :shrug:
^ truth!

Even though I'm a big guy, I find the SD4k perfect. It only took a minute to get used to the size and now I appreciate its comfort and relative light weight (when compared to the PO XL). I wouldn't kick a 42mm version out of bed, but I'm content with the 40. To discontinue it would surely create an eventual classic, along with a spike in resale value. All good.
I hope so. I can see the logic in killing it, but I love mine as well.

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Post by andrema » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:28 am

Chocodove wrote:It's already the best modern Rolex IMO :shrug:
Yep
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Post by dukerules » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:45 am

Panerai7 wrote:
marchone wrote:
dukerules wrote:If true, I'm excited to see what they replace it with.
+1
Sources close to Rolex predict that it's going to be based on a 42mm Explorer Polar case, with larger dial like Exp2, semi-gloss cerachrom bezel, slightly dome crystal with AR on the inside, and thicker case back and crystal of course to accommodate 4000ft. Some say it will have Kyra Panagia on the dial which is another name for Pelagos, but that's probably too far fetched to be true.
And even better, they should make it in Ti.

Wait, we've already got the Pelagos :lol:

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Post by r.palace » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:49 am

I dig it in 40mm. If i had to, I'd welcome 41mm over 42.
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Post by marchone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:51 am

I've been saying 41 for years. With a 28mm dial.

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:02 am

dukerules wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
marchone wrote:
dukerules wrote:If true, I'm excited to see what they replace it with.
+1
Sources close to Rolex predict that it's going to be based on a 42mm Explorer Polar case, with larger dial like Exp2, semi-gloss cerachrom bezel, slightly dome crystal with AR on the inside, and thicker case back and crystal of course to accommodate 4000ft. Some say it will have Kyra Panagia on the dial which is another name for Pelagos, but that's probably too far fetched to be true.
And even better, they should make it in Ti.

Wait, we've already got the Pelagos :lol:
A man can dream :lol:
All Pelagos needs is a Rolex logo on the crown and dial and it'd be a new SD for 12000$ and a 6 month wait list :)

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:03 am

I heard they called Yao in to make an LE model

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Post by Chocodove » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:09 am

toxicavenger wrote:I heard they called Yao in to make an LE model
That's the 100th anniversary model, which is when the first prototype case will be available.
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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:32 am

Panerai7 wrote:
dukerules wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
marchone wrote:
dukerules wrote:If true, I'm excited to see what they replace it with.
+1
Sources close to Rolex predict that it's going to be based on a 42mm Explorer Polar case, with larger dial like Exp2, semi-gloss cerachrom bezel, slightly dome crystal with AR on the inside, and thicker case back and crystal of course to accommodate 4000ft. Some say it will have Kyra Panagia on the dial which is another name for Pelagos, but that's probably too far fetched to be true.
And even better, they should make it in Ti.

Wait, we've already got the Pelagos :lol:
A man can dream :lol:
All Pelagos needs is a Rolex logo on the crown and dial and it'd be a new SD for 12000$ and a 6 month wait list :)
A lot of truth there. ^

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Post by marchone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:56 am

Can you guys honestly compare the SD4K to a Pelagos? Really?
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Post by streetracer101 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:12 am

marchone wrote:Can you guys honestly compare the SD4K to a Pelagos? Really?
No. And I have both. The SDc is a better watch in basically every area.

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:13 am

Why not? Both made by Rolex :) I've played with SDC several times and do own its bigger, more tech brother DSSD. And from my personal experience there's nothing but shine that separates them now that Pelagos has an in-house Tudor/Rolex movement. IMHO of course YMMV
Obviously they look different if that's what how you compare them

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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:24 am

Panerai7 wrote:Why not? Both made by Rolex :) I've played with SDC several times and do own its bigger, more tech brother DSSD. And from my personal experience there's nothing but shine that separates them now that Pelagos has an in-house Tudor/Rolex movement. IMHO of course YMMV
Obviously they look different if that's what how you compare them
I'm not sure that modern Tudor really is made by Rolex. I haven't seen anything to suggest that cases or bracelet links are made in house. I suspect they're more Omega than Rolex when it comes to sourcing. Who knows though?

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