David21

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Help with Rolex 14060m "Laser Etched Crown"

Hello all, I recently picked up a 2010 Rolex Submariner 14060m and the constant smudging of the dial and the lack of laser etched crown is giving me p...
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Hello All

Hello all, I'm new to the community, but not the hobby. I'm just trying to find my grail and leave the game. It's too damn expensive.
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Rolex 14060m

Morning and Hello all, I'm new to the community but not the hobby. I've been collecting for nearly 15 years now. So, I bought a Tudor BB58 several mon...
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commented on Two months into the new year, how many of you, like me, have failed to keep your watch purchasing resolutions? ยท

Guilty. I wasn't supposed to buy anything, but I ended up buying a Rolex 14060m two weeks ago and an Omega 2254 last night.

Sucks! In any event, I also sold two watches, so I guess that makes it square.

commented on Another Dilemma, need opinion ยท

Yep, same here. If only I picked up a 2254 back when they were priced a bit lower.

commented on Help with Rolex 14060m "Laser Etched Crown" ยท

That's a good point. I hadn't considered having it pressured tested. I'll swing by the AD tomorrow.

Thanks for the advice.

commented on Help with Rolex 14060m "Laser Etched Crown" ยท

Thanks for your help.

I finally found it! That thing was downright nearly impossible to spot. I spent nearly 30 mins looking and finally after watching the video @AllTheWatches linked, I found it.

The smudging though is a bit of a let down. It seems to smudge easily. I don't have oily skin and I'm thinking since the dial is black, it's very noticeable. I don't see this with my Polar 16570 (granted it's white), or my Datejust 16220 (it's silver), or even my SKX007 (it's very old). The dial crystal appears inferior to the the other watches I have but the dial is amazing despite the crystal.

Like you mentioned, maybe I'm not wiping it correctly. I'll try it again and monitor.

commented on Help with Rolex 14060m "Laser Etched Crown" ยท

Thanks. After many attempts and playing with lighting, I believe I faintly see it. I think I'll take it down to the AD to check it out to be sure though.

As for the smudging, the watch appears to be a smudge magnet. I feel that even after I clean it, smudges somehow work themselves onto the watch. I know it's a black dial, so it's prone to more smudging but this seems excessive compared to other black dial watches I have.

commented on First vintage & first Omega, but got ripped out of my wrist ยท

Lol. Sorry to hear it.

I got my partner (girlfriend) into watches, but thankfully it didn't evolve into her taking my watches or lusting after other watch purchases.

I admire her restraint and satisfaction with her one watch--a Cartier Tank I bought her 3 years ago. She admires other watches from a distance but never looks to get anything else. A lesson in gratitude for what we already have I suppose.

commented on How much of your salary do you put into your watch hobby? ยท

I don't put money towards a hobby. I find what I like and spend on it if I have extra cash. Last year, I spent roughly 20k on new watches and this year, I'll probably spend 15k, but I'm looking to sell some from last year, so there's that. I guess it comes out to about 8% - 10% of my annual salary.

I shudder at calling this a hobby. I'm just looking for the right one and I guess it's turned into a "hobby". I prefer "quest".