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Old 12 September 2013, 05:55 AM   #1
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Heritage Submariner Big Crown, 60th Anniversary Edition

Just saw this modified Sub-C. It's interesting and would be great if Rolex actually designed it. The only thing that seems to be off on this is the missing crown guards.



http://rolexpassionreport.com/13265/...ex-submariner/
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Old 12 September 2013, 06:08 AM   #2
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Well, Rolex kind of did it through their company Tudor:
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Old 12 September 2013, 06:10 AM   #3
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i absolutely love the Rolex Sub Big crown. and if they made one id be first in line to buy one. but until then i wish just enjoy my Black bay.
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Old 12 September 2013, 06:11 AM   #4
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Just saw this modified Sub-C. It's interesting and would be great if Rolex actually designed it. The only thing that seems to be off on this is the missing crown guards.



http://rolexpassionreport.com/13265/...ex-submariner/

its suppose to missing the crown guards.....

The big crown didnt have them.
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Old 12 September 2013, 06:17 AM   #5
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its suppose to missing the crown guards.....

The big crown didnt have them.
I get that, should have explained it better; but the way the crown is on seems to be off.. so-so mod job in my opinion, but better than a "Bamford".
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Old 12 September 2013, 06:21 AM   #6
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yea im not a fan of the mod. wish rolex would build one but i think they will leave that to tudor. Which im still very content with.
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Old 12 September 2013, 07:54 AM   #7
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Old 12 September 2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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I get that, should have explained it better; but the way the crown is on seems to be off.. so-so mod job in my opinion, but better than a "Bamford".
It is a Project-X mod with the blessing of some enthusiasts.

Not bamford, but same thing.
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Old 12 September 2013, 08:41 AM   #9
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A beauty David.

For the OP - I sense the new "homage" version has a smaller "big crown" and also not really a fan of over mod'd Subs posing as something they are not...
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Old 12 September 2013, 08:43 AM   #10
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Wow, now that's nice...
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Old 12 September 2013, 08:45 AM   #11
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i absolutely love the this watch......i just dont care for the price tag lol.

this is actually my grail congrats
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Old 12 September 2013, 08:47 AM   #12
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The one thing I do like on this modification is the deep chamfers on the case... These help tremendously in tempering the big blocky look of the new cases...
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Old 12 September 2013, 08:51 AM   #13
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Looks great!

I especially like how they modified the bulky lugs to be a bit more elegant!
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Old 12 September 2013, 09:24 AM   #14
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Very cool! Great idea!
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Old 12 September 2013, 11:43 AM   #15
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I love the idea! I think I was doubting the watch when I got to the wrist shots something didn't look right, but if I had the money to burn I'd go and try one on.
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Old 12 September 2013, 02:10 PM   #16
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I personally think that the limited edition is kind of gimmicky, except for the beveled lugs.

Those are just beautiful and make the 114060 look even more balanced than it already is.

If I could find someone who could do lugs that good, I could be enticed to buy a 114060, even though I'm as pleased as punch with my 14060M.
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Old 12 September 2013, 02:20 PM   #17
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David, awesome watch. Looks like it's strangling your wrist though!

I'm not a fan of mods on Rolex. And I'm not sure Rolex should sell modern "vintage" watches. I think they should always be looking forward. I think Tudor is the perfect conduit for any homage or throwback vintage lines.
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Old 12 September 2013, 05:10 PM   #18
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15000 for a 4500 watch as Axel Foley would say "get the xxxx outta here"
Rolex will also never service it and the lume dot on the bezel has gone too - stupid! Also ugly the crown looks ludicrous sitting too high and tea stained lume spots and hands are badly faked - no patina there at all just a quick dip in tea bag voila fake patina and can I charge you 15000 please lol
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Old 12 September 2013, 05:22 PM   #19
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David, awesome watch. Looks like it's strangling your wrist though!

I'm not a fan of mods on Rolex. And I'm not sure Rolex should sell modern "vintage" watches. I think they should always be looking forward. I think Tudor is the perfect conduit for any homage or throwback vintage lines.
Put on some weight in the last 10 years lol

I don't generally wear it much it is a safe dweller these days


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Old 12 September 2013, 06:58 PM   #20
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Cool mod, but not my taste.
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Old 12 September 2013, 07:20 PM   #21
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Old 12 September 2013, 07:36 PM   #22
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The one thing I do like on this modification is the deep chamfers on the case... These help tremendously in tempering the big blocky look of the new cases...
I agree, huge improvement on the maxi case. Those other mods, not so much.
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Old 12 September 2013, 07:37 PM   #23
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Just saw this modified Sub-C. It's interesting and would be great if Rolex actually designed it. The only thing that seems to be off on this is the missing crown guards.



http://rolexpassionreport.com/13265/...ex-submariner/
I like the no crown guard look. Never been a fan of crown guards TBH. i like this even more if it was gilt.
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I like the no crown guard look. Never been a fan of crown guards TBH. i like this even more if it was gilt.
The crown is just about the most vulnerable part of a watch relative to water resistance.

On a Rolex Submariner the Trip-Lock system and the crown guards comprise the most important elements of very secure divers' watch.

http://beckertime.com/blog/2012/twin...ters-to-rolex/
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Old 12 September 2013, 10:30 PM   #25
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I really like the look without the crown guards. Make the case balanced .
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15000 for a 4500 watch as Axel Foley would say "get the xxxx outta here"
Rolex will also never service it and the lume dot on the bezel has gone too - stupid! Also ugly the crown looks ludicrous sitting too high and tea stained lume spots and hands are badly faked - no patina there at all just a quick dip in tea bag voila fake patina and can I charge you 15000 please lol


This could not have been said better ...... +1
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I like that a lot.
I know it's not for everyone but
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Old 13 September 2013, 03:03 AM   #29
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No doubt my feelings are swayed by my love for the original, but I love it too.
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Nope, that doesn't work for me at all.
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