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watch lovers....what's your favorite watch?

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appleb wrote: Yeah especially at La Difference, which is right in the middle of Markham. It's not hard to imagine they have more than enough uber rich asian customers who can afford to pay any price and likely to purchase again.
And every other Rolex AD is so far away (as opposed to someone who lived closer to Yonge in 416 who has easy access to RDV and Raffis.
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Actually La Difference randomly responded to me like 2.5 weeks after my message and started offering me a whole bunch of turd models (3 different DJ two-tone, full of diamonds, etc.) so I guess I’m making progress, lol.

They’re telling me they almost never see Oyster Perpetuals come in though… so I guess I need to look at trying to get a smooth bezel / oyster DJ36 or an Explorer instead. What do you guys think? I’m kinda iffy on the polished links on the DJ36 oyster bracelet as an everyday watch but I’ve only ever seen the jubilee in real life … maybe it’s not that bad?
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JuniorMint wrote: Actually La Difference randomly responded to me like 2.5 weeks after my message and started offering me a whole bunch of turd models (3 different DJ two-tone, full of diamonds, etc.) so I guess I’m making progress, lol.

They’re telling me they almost never see Oyster Perpetuals come in though… so I guess I need to look at trying to get a smooth bezel / oyster DJ36 or an Explorer instead. What do you guys think? I’m kinda iffy on the polished links on the DJ36 oyster bracelet as an everyday watch but I’ve only ever seen the jubilee in real life … maybe it’s not that bad?
Did they have any DJ41 Slate diamond?
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JuniorMint wrote: Finally found time to go to La Difference. As expected, “nothing” in stock. They told me to text them but they don’t even bother responding to me. Probably just wanted to get me out of the store ASAP. I must look poor or like a low value client to them or something since I only asked about the OP. Expected not to be able to get a watch on my first try but it honestly feels like they don’t really care whether they’ve lost me as a customer or not, which is totally fine. Whole experience has really soured me on Rolex in general though.

I guess I should start looking at alternatives. Been thinking about Cartier Santos Medium or Aqua Terra now as alternative everyday watches.
There seems to be a lot of drama surrounding buying a Rolex and dealers. I tried to get a watch without a date, a perpetual or an explorer to no avail. I gave up after a few weeks.

I ended up getting a Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra with a rubber strap. There is a date on it but it is at the six o'clock position. Looks better than at the three o'clock position. Regardless, the date on mine is perpetually incorrect because I don't bother to change it. I'm very happy with it because it was an easy transaction. It was in stock and I got it right away.
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I don't think you did anything wrong to go with Omega instead.
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JuniorMint wrote: Actually La Difference randomly responded to me like 2.5 weeks after my message and started offering me a whole bunch of turd models (3 different DJ two-tone, full of diamonds, etc.) so I guess I’m making progress, lol.

They’re telling me they almost never see Oyster Perpetuals come in though… so I guess I need to look at trying to get a smooth bezel / oyster DJ36 or an Explorer instead. What do you guys think? I’m kinda iffy on the polished links on the DJ36 oyster bracelet as an everyday watch but I’ve only ever seen the jubilee in real life … maybe it’s not that bad?
I always find the Jubilee bracelet to be a bit more comfortable and imo looks more dressy even though it has more links. However, with suits I only wear watches with straps. It probably will hide scratches better because of the 5 link design and how the links arch. Although, we're talking about very minor differences.
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I liked this watch when they announced them a few years back and the reviews are stellar for Bang for the Buck entry level Swiss Auto...

Just wondering if anyone has purchased one as those wide bracelets make my 8.25" wrist scared... I had watches with 24mm bracelets before but that has to be 35mm?

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Well,
I said no more cheap Seiko's. That didn't last long (and now they're doing GMTs?!). The brown dial and gilt got me. Always liked the new 40mm 62 re interpretations and when I was offered a decent price, jumped at it.

Tried to capture the sunburst but hard to see. It is much, much nicer in person. Perfect companion on a sunny day for a drive with the top down.
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mrpricematch wrote: Well,
I said no more cheap Seiko's. That didn't last long (and now they're doing GMTs?!). The brown dial and gilt got me. Always liked the new 40mm 62 re interpretations and when I was offered a decent price, jumped at it.

Tried to capture the sunburst but hard to see. It is much, much nicer in person. Perfect companion on a sunny day for a drive with the top down.
My father has that exact same colourway and it is nice. Bezel action feels better than my Mini Turtle.
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Got my Ginault Silent Service this past week.
Amazing watch for $1k.
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