(Login figcar) Moderator from IP address 18.104.22.168
I'm not a guy who opens them up myself. I don't really want to...I can see it in my mind and I like having a sense of mystery. At the same time, when somebody else opens it, I want to look. That's why I took my newest pride and joy into Four Crowns today. Sure I felt the case tube needed to be replaced and I wanted the movement evaluated for service needs by a professional and I wanted to change the crystal to a dome style and I wanted the gaskets and seals changed and the watch pressure tested...but while they had the watch open I wanted to look inside.
It was beautiful...clean and beautiful and moving in that wonderful way only a watch movement can. I realized I had sold Rolex short on the visual appeal of the 1570. Sure it doesn't have the cool pink color of an Omega or the Geneva stripes of a Patek or VC...it's more like looking at a Porsche flat six, form follows function...no fluff and froo froo.
The inspection shows no indication the movement needs any service but I still want all the other work done just because it means I can wear it in the pool and know that it is perfectly safe. I also put it on the Jubilee again and they are going to polish and buff that to give the bracelet an as new look.
I'm enjoying a steel watch in a way I haven't for a long time...bracelet included. The steel Jubilee almost makes me stop missing the gold bracelets I sold. To signal the beginning of the watches new role in my day to day life, I did my one hour workout while wearing it.