First impressions of the Rolex Yacht-Master 16622

Discussion in 'Watch Reviews' started by Irish Dan, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Irish Dan

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    Time to relax and take a closer look.
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    The dial is platinum and reflects a slightly different hue as the light changes.
    At times it looks absolutely brownish behind the white markers.
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    There is more curl to the lugs than on my Sub and it seems to hold the face
    in the right spot on the wrist.
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    The red second hand jumps off the dial, but the red lettering is harder to see
    than I thought it would be. It is also harder to photograph.
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    It would be nice to change the clasp out to a Daytona style, but I'm not in as
    big a hurry to do that as I thought I would be.
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    I love the red.
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    Maxi dial marker lume is a big improvement over the Sub.
    Nite, nite YM.
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    Thanks for looking,
    Dan
  2. Four Thirds

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    Looks like you're enjoying your YM that's a cool picture of the YM Maxi dial marker lume you took.

    Hopefully this Saturday I'll be doing the same thing just relaxing looking at my submariner and sipping a glass of wine in a comfortable lawn chair.
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    I never realized how pretty the dial looks in the sun. Great watch to relax with. :thumbsup:
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this stunner! :goodpost:

    As for the clasp, personally I prefer the old-style clasp. Imho, the YM is perfect since it has SOLID centre links and the old clasp that simply does its job well and has so for two generations...

    But if you'd like the Daytona clasp on it, here are some nice pics of the YM with the Daytona clasp....

    Anyway, thanks again for sharing... I'm moving this to the Rolex Reviews section... :cheers:
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    I really liked hearing your thoughts! There is just no getting tired of reading about that beauty, what a fantastic piece. The YM's dial is superb in the sunlight IMHO, it captures the rays with grace and class!!!
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    I really enjoyed reading your first impressions Dan, what is very obvious is how very pleased you are with your new watch, justifiably so, its a stunner.
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    Great reflections on an awesome watch. Great pictures and thanks for sharing. Enjoy that stunner!!



    John
  8. Irish Dan

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    I can't stop looking at it.

    Thanks for the kind words, you all know how I feel, don't you.:rocker::cheers:

    At times it almost looks like a MOP dial and bezel.
    Here in early evening indoors, it all greys out.

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    Early morning low sun light.

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    Afternoon sun. With an hour glass refraction. :thinking:

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    Afternoon sun.

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    Wifey is making odds on how many days I go before I switch watches.:rofl::rofl::rofl:
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    Brilliant pics, Dan! You got a real winner with the YM! :thumbsup:
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    Great post, Dan! The Plat YM is my favorite of the sport models and one I've never had the pleasure of owning. :worship: :worship: :worship:
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    Nice photos Dan - I too love the Yacht Master.

    :thumbsup:
  12. Irish Dan

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    Wifey, who admits to starting me on this WIS adventure, by getting me a Sub in Lucerne at Bucherer's, was having trouble understanding why I wanted a Yacht Master. She said the only boat I ever had I sold in six months. What finally brought her on board, so to speak, was that our oldest daughter could have it when I'm "done" with it. :thinking:

    That sounded good to me too. :smile:

    This is sailor daughter's boat:

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    Today in the Sun

    Looking through the cyclops to the dial you can see the uneven surface.

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    Nice! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Suggested Retail

    From: Minus4Plus6.com

    ROLEX OYSTER WATCHES March 1, 2008

    Oyster Perpetual Yacht - Master , 0 40mm, stainless steel case, special platinum time-lapse bezel, platinum dial, 31 jewel chronometer movement,
    synthetic sapphire crystal, with special Oysterlock bracelet 78760.'44

    Ref # 16622

    9,175.00 USD$
    Suggested
    Retail Price
  16. Irish Dan

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    A little hedge on inflation.
    Thanks Canada.

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    Nice shots, Dan! :thumbsup:
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    I love that coin pic! :rocker:
  19. Irish Dan

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    Lets pop the hood on this thing and take a look.
    Hey, this ain't your brother's Mustang, stay out of there!
    Ok, Ok, only RSC opens this watch.

    If this is your pic, thank you. :smile:
    If this is your copyrighted pic, the check is in the mail. :lol:

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    Folks on here know way more about this movement than I do, but I have read in several places that it is a fairly trouble free robust movement.

    Accuracy Check: plus 2.5 seconds in 46 hours
    Date Function: Seems to really pop at 3 minutes to midnight. More so than
    Some of my other Rolexes.
  20. Irish Dan

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    Still really enjoying this watch.

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    iPhone yesterday