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    Re: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015 vs Rolex Sub 116610

    Appears you have enough wrist especially if it's flat on top, the cyclops is a nuisance (to me) so FF all the way . . .
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    Re: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015 vs Rolex Sub 116610

    A good question and two excellent choices. My thoughts:

    Rolex:
    - next to the Sub and much less common, the SD is the quintessenial Rolex 'tool' diver.

    If you don't have a Rolex in your collection, buying the 116600 is a can't-lose proposition. It's reliable, servicability is tops and you will never lose money if you sell it provided you keep it for 4+ years.

    Blancpain:
    - the Fifty Fathoms is definitely less seen on the wrist and if uniqueness ranks right up there...the FF has it in spades. The Rolex is everywhere...even the Sea Dwellers through all its iterations.
    - It's a little bigger than the SD but it would look fantatic on your wrist. Getting it pre-owned means even it you were to sell it later, the depreciation is minimal, but it's there. Whereas the SD is as-said...a no-loss proposition.

    So which is more important to you?

    The FF is more unique, is less seen, and has just as much history behind it as the SD. The Rolex is dead-tough in reliability and resale value, but is admittedly much more common.

    Can't go wrong with either on this match-up.

    If you already own a Rolex diver, buy the FF.

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