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    From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    Can't quite believe I did it. Traded-in (plus extra cash) my ND 114060 for a white gold Rolex Prince, the rectangular model with manual wind and a display back. So, from one of the most popular models to possibly the most ignored in the whole Rolex catalogue.
    I love the Sub, a truly great watch and, I think, excellent long-term value, when you consider resale prices. But I use a Miligauss more often, the green glass just 'works' for me. Then I started thinking about the sheer weirdness of the Prince. Rolex doesn't offer any other manual winds, or display backs. And even the movement has to be specially designed for that one model...still a cosc certified chronograph. It's just so different, so 'odd man out' in the current range, although Rolex was making a Prince model well before the perpetual oyster.
    I'l miss the mighty Sub, but I rather like having this 'orphan' watch from the range. It somehow feels like Rolex wanting to show just what they can really do.
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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    Super cool rationale/decision, pics if/when please!!!
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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    I didn't even know they made a rectangular watch. Pics!

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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    Pathetic of me, but where are the guidelines to posting pics?

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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    I'll admit it, i had to google it. I can see why you did it. Those are nice!

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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    Bold decision, but admirable. Dude...pictures please!!!

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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    Kudos to you, the Prince is a great watch and the 7040 is a truly beautiful movement.

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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    It is a very cool watch I have considered on occasion but prefer the Reversos. Proves Rolex can decorate a movement.

    BTW it is a chronometer not a chronograph.
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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    Do they make Princes anymore? I don't see them in the Cellini line on their website now (they put it in Cellini didn't they?). The 1930s ones I've seen look nice, if they weren't all so worn out.
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    Re: From a No date Submariner to A Rolex Prince..in one go.

    Well spotted, there are still some Princes on the market, but they have quietly stopped making them, after ten years. That was another thing that made me buy a Prince. They have always been rare, now they will be rarer still. And now there is not a single manual wind or transparent back Rolex, or a rectangular one either. I doubt if such a distinctive watch ever made sense for Rolex, too 'different'.
    I do miss my Sub, but we have to be brave, we have to move on. And let's face it, it's fun.
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