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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by bburtner@moran, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. How many loungers wear vintage Rolex watches?
  2. Got my G-father's GMT on right now...
  3. Rathdown

    Rathdown Practically Family

    Still wearing the Rolex submariner I bought new in Singapore in 1967.
  4. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall A-List Customer

    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.
  5. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    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.
  6. Oh gosh . . . what airline and airport(s) if you don't mind me asking?
  7. 1952 Rolex Super Oyster - wearing it right now

    1957(?) Millgauss.

    1970's Explorer I
  8. Alex Oviatt

    Alex Oviatt A-List Customer

    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.
  9. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

    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.
  10. Saint-Just

    Saint-Just One of the Regulars

    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.
  11. TTO

    TTO Familiar Face

    Whilst strictly speaking it's not a Rolex, a 50's Tudor Prince Oysterdate, with large rose and 'thunderbird' bezel.
  12. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Still wearing the Ladies' Oyster Perpetual Date I received as a gift in 1985.
  13. 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.

  14. Saint-Just

    Saint-Just One of the Regulars

    You're not the only one to have had problems at O'hare...

  15. 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.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  16. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

    If only you'd had that mo for Movember Søren :)
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    Its had some work, and I would not call it any more original than grandpa's axe....
  18. Saint-Just

    Saint-Just One of the Regulars

    Thank you. Seems the lume has a nice patina. Was it still Radium, or had they already changed to H3?
  19. 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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