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    as per markO's request: thread drift case side comparison

    pardon the smudges, scratches and reflections. I would have put the 16613lb back on the bracelet but I quite like it on the bracelet.
    the year for each model i can't quite remember since i am writing from another PC...

    starting with the oysterquartz

    its stubby to make up for the integrated bracelet, smooth bulgy almost alien-y case side is quite sexy. caseback and lifted crystal + fluted bezel makes quite an impression.

    16710 circa 2000

    note the lug holes. again quite balanced looking.

    compared to the 16570 mid 2000s

    change in case makes it 'sleeker' to wear, sits superbly on the wrist, but some may say its more blocky looking? i think the sloped bezel works well to balance it out.

    here's the 16613lb from early 2000s

    case seems longer? the cyclops is such a signature look.

    here's a modern reference: 114060

    the case that has divided many, discuss away! my thoughts in a bit.

    now..this is remarkably well balanced: 16600t 2006

    its a real looker, and i am appreciating it more everyday.

    both daytonas look very similar

    the case seems relatively thick..but then again...its a chronograph


    and the newest acquisition: 116622

    very obvious difference, longer curving down lugs, slimmer caseback, 'flatter' raised crystal and seemingly chunkier bezel

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    Thanks Mikey you're a gent.
    Very useful as google images produces very few pure side on shots.
    Apart from the thickness of the case back would you say the yachtmaster had the same case as the daytona. So quite a different case from the submariner.
    MB2, SOH, Aquascope, Tangente, MM300, Blackbay, North Flag, Officer, Visitor.

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    onwards to the showdowns, the submariner will feature quite a bit due to its popularity/divisiveness


    114060 vs 116622


    114060 vs 16600t


    114060 vs 116622 vs 16600t


    17014 vs 114060


    16710 vs 16570 vs 16613lb


    16710 vs 16570


    16570 vs 116622


    17014 vs 116523


    17014 vs 16600t


    116520 vs 116622
    Last edited by mikeylacroix; Aug 9, 2015 at 01:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    Thanks Mikey you're a gent.
    Very useful as google images produces very few pure side on shots.
    Apart from the thickness of the case back would you say the yachtmaster had the same case as the daytona. So quite a different case from the submariner.
    funny that, the last pic is exactly what u just asked for


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    now on to some other pieces I had lying around: the 114060 features prominently again.


    17014 vs a 36mm APRo with a skinny JLC calibre


    114060 vs BP bathyscaphe


    16600t vs Aegir CD2


    114060 vs Aegir CD2


    114060 vs SBGX115. Dang it, Seiko is just so good at designing modern sexy but classy cases!


    116520 vs Tudor Blackshield Fastrider


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    I love the 16600t. Period. Its one of the best designed watches ever. I need to explore the 116600 again but honestly, slap on the newer clasp on the 16600 and u have as close to a perfect watch as u can get. IMHO of course

    parting shot
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    That is very interesting. One review I read talked about the yachtmaster and daytona being the same case. While they both have more curves than the sub it is clearly different looking at the lug curve.
    MB2, SOH, Aquascope, Tangente, MM300, Blackbay, North Flag, Officer, Visitor.

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    To touch on Mark's question...the daytona's case is that little bit shorter to make it that great a daily wearer.

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    That collection of pics is staggering...Not that it especially matters, but curvy, slimmer, and rounded works better for me when talking about Rolex cases. Also: The showdown portion of the thread had me feeling like I walked into a Transformers movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljb187 View Post
    That collection of pics is staggering...Not that it especially matters, but curvy, slimmer, and rounded works better for me when talking about Rolex cases. Also: The showdown portion of the thread had me feeling like I walked into a Transformers movie.
    so the oysterquartz for u then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeylacroix View Post

    parting shot
    Is that your 16613 on blue leather? I'd like to see a wrist shot of that if you've got it. Or just a head-on shot if that is easier. Looks really intriguing and cool.
    Chris:

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