Rolex Oyster Perpetual (36mm), ref. 116000

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  1. SPACE-DWELLER

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    I kinda like it's pure elegance and simplicity! :thumbsup:

    Also, the new OP's are 36mm and not 34mm anymore, so the size is not too bad, either...

    Finally, the 3-6-9 are nightglowing on this dial (not pictured, but I've seen other pics of it glowing):

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    Oyster Perpetual 116000

    :cheers:
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    Bo, your totally right about it being elegant :thumbsup: Such a nice watch and I feel it might look pretty good on your wrist.
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    I think it's a fine watch, but maybe a bit boring. :thinking:
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    the hands are too small , but I´ve seen these watches with the Submariner hands and it looked fantastic!
    Like a Explorer I
    but this is for sure nothing for you

    und dann die gewölbte Lünette (don´t know it in English) cureved bezel

    So I guess you can´t get happy with this one !
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    You have a point about those skinny hands, Marcus. But at least the hands are not too short like seen on the new Explorer minute hand.
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    ich habe ja auch nicht short/kurz geschrieben, sondern small für schmal.
    Sie sind zu schmal! Nicht breit genug, wie bei einer normale Datejust
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    Being the same diametre, I wonder if normal DJ hands can be fitted? :thinking:

    Shouldn't be a problem imho.
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    the normal DJ hand do fit no problem!
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    I kinda like it, but I think I would get bored with it quick.
    The DJ I almost bought a few months ago is still my favorite one, and I will try to buy it again one day.
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    A very simple looking watch which I might get tired of after a short period of time.


    John
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    Hello Bo,

    Surprised You swing towards the 36mm range :lol:

    But I do agree with Jeff, Chip and John, just plain Boring, to much silver tone

    It needs a WOW factor for this watches, look better with jubilee/president band as just

    about all the Sportwatches have the Oysterband, needs a

    fluted bezel, different coulor Dail to set it off, and a TT would even be better:rocker:
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    I think the watch would look good if it wasn't all brushed. All of the silver color doesn't bother me, but it does need some polished center links and bezel. That would be a huge improvement. Maybe it already has a polished bezel... it's hard to tell. :thinking:
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    Nice watch but its 36mmmmmmmmmmm????

    Too small for my taste!
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    Overall, I like it. Understated a little much for me, but it still carries an allure.

    I would like a different color of dial, for a contrast to the case and bracelet. But what I like most can be seen in the angled/ side photo, where the watch's proportions have a decent resemblance to vintage pieces from the 50's and 60's. Not a terribly exciting model, but relevant and definitely all Rolex!
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    That is a very smart looking elegant watch Bo.
    Very classy.
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    Here you have A Thread Where You Can See A DJ (36mm) On My Wrist compared with the DSSD...

    As for "WOW factor", maybe - for a dress watch - I should stick with the DJ 116234 that I have been wanting for a while... yes, it's still "all silver", but I really love that simple silver coloured dial! :worship:

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    (Pics from an ended eBay listing and This Other Thread; page 2.

    Yeah, maybe you're right. It could benefit from polished lugs and centre links.

    Indeed, the bezel is polished and "domed" (more round/curved than the old-style smooth, "sharp edged" bezel like seen on for instance the DJ 16200)... the Milgauss has a bezel type somewhere inbetween those two styles, btw., being neither "domed" nor "sharp".
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    Now this one looks great, Bo :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Really like the fluted bezel and the Jubilieband :love: Has it got the hidden Clasp :thinking:

    A black dail would really fit :rocker:, but the silver looks great too, of course Personal

    Taste:lol:

    GO FOR IT :cheers::cheer:
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    Yes, it's got the concealed Crown Clasp! :thumbsup:
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    I like the OP, Bo. :thumbsup:

    Of course it looks a little boring to some...its a very retro watch, IMHO, and harkens back to the glory days of the Oyster Perpetual in the 30s 40s and early 50s before date models eclipsed it. We've come to expect fluted bezels and polished center links, but they aren't necessary really on a dress watch IMHO. Pateks don't have 'em. (I know it isn't a Patek, just saying...)

    I personally like its simplicity, and think less is probably more on a dress watch. One of these days I'd like a non-date Oyster Perpetual, since that's the model mentioned in Hemingway's book "Across the River and Into the Trees". I had thought I'd go vintage, but maybe a modern OP like the one you posted is the way to go.

    Love the monochromatic silver of these watches, too.

    Of course the DJ is very nice as well, and does have more "pop" but for an elegant dress watch, I really think the OP is fine, and 34-36mm is about right.

    Simple, clean lines. :)
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    What Do You Think Of This One?

    Looks pretty good Bo. However, if I were you, there is no way I could go from wearing the Deepsea to a 36mm watch! That would be way too drastic of a change for me