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  1. Shane paradis

    Shane paradis Jul 3, 2023

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    Hey everyone! Ever since I received my Exclusive Chrono, I’ve been really digging the exclusive range, and have been eying one of these with the solid 18k bezel. After looking around on eBay, I found one in good enough condition for pretty cheap. After a good cleaning, bezel click adjustment, and a light polishing of the bezel (I was careful not disturb the brushing of the gold), and it’s ready to go! I must say… this might be #1! And I plan for it to be my vacation watch!
     
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  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 3, 2023

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    Is that the white dial version? Looks different to mine (which is silver)..
     
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  3. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jul 3, 2023

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    Congrats man, I am so jealous of this watch
     
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  4. Shane paradis

    Shane paradis Jul 3, 2023

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    Indeed it is! I couldn’t find it in any of the old catalogs, but seems to be a common model? The movement is stamped 3.98 so I’m guessing it’s a 1999 or 2000 using back stock movement (like most brands do). I also see them on this, older bracelet a lot. I actually prefer this bracelet on this model for some reason. I’ve always loved the old 2000 bracelet! Even the old OLD 2000 “president” bracelet
     
  5. Shane paradis

    Shane paradis Jul 3, 2023

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    Thank you! I still can’t believe I snagged this for such a good price. I ended up getting it on a strap, and putting it on the bracelet I had at home to save a buck lol
     
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  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 4, 2023

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    Oh yeah, that was very confusing when I was researching the model, that they had some of them on the non-Exclusive bracelet. To start with I just thought it was people putting them on the wring bracelet, but the earlier models did have that bracelet. Looks nice but I much prefer the proper Exclusive bracelet, it looks much more.... exclusive. And expensive. :D
     
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  7. Shane paradis

    Shane paradis Jul 4, 2023

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    It’s kinda like when Rolex went from using hollow end links and a pressed clasp to solid links, end links, and upgraded clasp. Totally feels more solid. I like them both, but the classic bracelet is soooo comfortable!
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jul 5, 2023

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    Could you post a photo of yours with the exclusive bracelet for comparison?
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 5, 2023

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    Aquagraph Jul 5, 2023

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    Damned bezel is one click off. ::censored::
     
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  11. Shane paradis

    Shane paradis Jul 5, 2023

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    Oh wow that thing is CLEAN!!!! It’s crazy how different they look! Polished vs brushed bezel, rose vs yellow, white vs silver dial, bracelets are different, and even the indexes are polished steel on mine, and polished gold on yours. I might need to add one of those to the collection too lol
     
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  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Jul 5, 2023

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    Yeah, it does look quite different doesn't it.
     
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  13. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Jul 7, 2023

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    I gotta be honest with you, for some reason I find Rob's version a bit more holy. There is some true magic to that dial. Nice touch also with some gold on the bracelet.

    I think indeed this means Shane needs to get both.
     
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  14. Shane paradis

    Shane paradis Jul 7, 2023

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    You speak truth, Jim. Already on the lookout, haha!
     
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