Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by bburtner@moran, Nov 7, 2011.
How many loungers wear vintage Rolex watches?
Got my G-father's GMT on right now...
Still wearing the Rolex submariner I bought new in Singapore in 1967.
I wear my grandfather's Oyster Perpetual from 1971! It has a cool personalized face - with the logo for the Naches River Festival of which he was the chairman.
I had a 40s bubbleback but it went missing with some luggage years ago (last time jewelry/watches left my side when traveling). And, I had a 70s (vintage?) Daytona and a Day-Date which I've since given to my children.
Oh gosh . . . what airline and airport(s) if you don't mind me asking?
1952 Rolex Super Oyster - wearing it right now
1970's Explorer I
I have a 1948 bubble-back Oyster with a rose gold bezel. Interestingly, it is on its original strap (although nearing the end of its wearable life) and you can still make out that it had been bought at the late Donovan & Seaman's in downtown Los Angeles, which used to be housed on 7th Street in the ground floor of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. I have other vintage watches but this one is one of my favorites.
It was an AA flight from NY Laguardia to Chicago O'Hare. I have a feeling it never made it onto the plane in NY. A few years later there was an expose about airport employees stealing luggage at LGA.
I'd love to see this Milgauss, please... Superb watch; The modern recreation is nice enough in its green glass variant but doesn't match the original.
Whilst strictly speaking it's not a Rolex, a 50's Tudor Prince Oysterdate, with large rose and 'thunderbird' bezel.
Still wearing the Ladies' Oyster Perpetual Date I received as a gift in 1985.
Last time I landed at O'Hare I reckon they off loaded my luggage before the plane touched down. I got it, but in pieces.
Early in my career I worked as a facility technician at an international airport here.
There are many places where luggage conveyors pass through unattended spaces. Too tempting for some.
Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you were at least financially compensated.
You're not the only one to have had problems at O'hare...
I can not show you my Rolex - bought a Oyster Datejust in 1982. 6 years later - in 1988 mys son was born and, as you see on the picture, he always had an eye for it. (just look where his little hand is!)
So - when he graduated in 2005 - I passed it on to him, and now he wears it with great pride and joy in London town.
If only you'd had that mo for Movember Søren
Its had some work, and I would not call it any more original than grandpa's axe....
Thank you. Seems the lume has a nice patina. Was it still Radium, or had they already changed to H3?
Radium I think - not sure. It is a very low contrast dial when wearing it. A black face would have been better and glare from the domed acrylic doesn't help.
Difficult to read at a glance and harder under water.
The bracelet is wrong, but the correct riveted one is outside my discretionary budget right now. I have a Nato (ish) strap, but its way too long.
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