Another Crown enters my collection – Rolex 14060M LGF

Oct 12, 2018,06:57 AM

My very first “real watch” was a Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600…

Another early in to the collection watch was the Explorer II 16570.

Since then a lot of different watches, but not many Rolex…

I never considered myself as a Rolex collector, but I always thought I should have a Submariner.

A true classic that I think, even if looks are similar to the Sea-Dweller, it holds its own charm!


Problem is to find the right one, the vintage train left the station long time ago…

Moderns are too chunky and square for my taste...


After reading Baron’s post on the Rolex 14060M and the dial version “Long Good F” I knew I found “my” Submariner!


Subtle dial variations are very much a “Rolex thing”, IMO.


Within Jaeger-LeCoultre or Girard-Perregaux the focus among collectors are not as centred around dial variations as within Rolex…

Not sure if that has to do with the number of watches produced/available or type of collectors drawn to different brands…

I find the Long Good F a very charming detail that only those in the know will recognize and appreciate!

Finally, "my Submariner"!



Here, "my first" side by side with "my latest": 1600 – 14060M




You can read the Baron’s post here:

More posts: 14060M16001657016600DatejustExplorerExplorer IISea DwellerSubmariner

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;) [nt]

 By: amanico : October 13th, 2018-03:27

Jackpot !...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 12th, 2018-07:05
Great choice, its official your a Rolex collector ! ...  

LOL! Shyyy....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 13th, 2018-03:06
It's a secret! Best Blomman

Until your wife looks at this post !

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 13th, 2018-04:00
You bad boy !

I banned her up! ;) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 13th, 2018-10:12

If you say so :)) [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 14th, 2018-02:02

Her ip, this spell check thing... [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-02:04

I still think that you will be in big trouble ..

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 14th, 2018-02:08
How will you get out of this one ?

I will blame...

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-02:16
Baron... He made me do it!

Excellent excuse ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : October 14th, 2018-02:17

;) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-02:19

You are welcome [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : October 14th, 2018-07:21

Very nice.

 By: Jay (Eire) : October 12th, 2018-07:06
I wasn't aware of the dial variations on this Sub, must have missed that thread (going to search for it now). I'm with you 100% on a preference for these generation of Sub. While I own a modern Sub, and like it and wear it a lot, my preference is for my 5... 

Good reading! Great post!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 13th, 2018-03:08
Thank you, yes much better on the wrist, IMO! Best Blomman

Wow, congratulations and wear it in great health.

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 12th, 2018-07:18
It looks great, and I don't doubt it is a full set, knowing you. The one thing I don't agree, and I seem to be in minority here, is th 'chunkiness' of the new ones. I tried one on and it's fine. But I haven't tried this one yet. So, is this the first purc... 

Try the earlier case and you will.understand!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 13th, 2018-10:14
To start with the modern and go back in time will make you think older models are small.... But if you start with the the new too big! Best Blomman

You're both biased. [nt]

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 13th, 2018-11:55

Try the red pill 💊

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : October 13th, 2018-12:34

I’d rather live in the matrix. [nt]

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 13th, 2018-21:24

Wow, you move fast, my friend! Very fast.

 By: crown comfort : October 12th, 2018-07:26
Congratulations on this catch and even a Long Good F! Perfect.

Thank you, my friend! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 13th, 2018-12:11
Me, fast? No, that has been my slowest year ever.... Best Blomman

really nice sub

 By: psfparis : October 12th, 2018-07:32
why not the 2 lines instead?


 By: Arie - Mr Orange : October 12th, 2018-08:17
Identifying future classic Rolex from the 1990-2018 era - Part 5: Rolex Submariner 14060M - The "LGF" dial This is Part 5 of a series of articles aimed at identifying future classics from the 1990-2018 modern era. This month will focus on one of the "old ... 

Huge congratulations. Great catch.

 By: Pretty Boy : October 12th, 2018-07:33
Best, Volker

Thank you, Volker! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-00:52

A very nice Sub. ---- Enjoy. [nt]

 By: pastaboy1939 : October 12th, 2018-07:52

Oh brother where art thou?

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : October 12th, 2018-07:54
And that is #3 in tha house. Congratulations dear Blomman ...  

Ah, brother, there you are! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-00:54

Great addition to your collection dear friend Blomman!! Big Congrats!! Yes, uyes, a Submariner is a must in your collection!...

 By: Subexplorer : October 12th, 2018-08:17
... and agree that the vintage option has reached values beyond reach and risks in purchasing a correct specimen. So the 14060 is a perfect option. I consider it the most classic among the "modern" Submariners and the best option. Getting an example with ... 

Thank you, dear friend Abel! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-00:57
A modern classic! Best Blomman


 By: JLCman : October 12th, 2018-08:18
The Long Good F is indeed the best choice of vintage Submariners. A rare piece ;-)

+1! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-00:57

Aahhh, my friend !.. You‘re steadily entering deeper into the „dark“ territory of R‘s.. Great addition to the 1600 & your others !.. This long F is a pretty rare Ref.. But strong & cool !..

 By: hs111 : October 12th, 2018-08:39
.. Bravo !! - BTW: AFAI remember you also have a very nice GMT/ 1675(?), Pink Lady + a cool Explorer !! So, sincere Congrats & wear it in the very Best of your health ! hs.

Just when he thought he was out....

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : October 12th, 2018-08:49

Thank you, dear HS! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-00:59
Yes, I have a few more Rolex, but never considered myself as a Rolex collector.... Best, my friend Blomman

Well, maybe not compared to your two main portfolios, still JLC (my Mr Memovox !..

 By: hs111 : October 14th, 2018-04:37
.. & of course your amazing GP collection ! But your Rolex picks are also very well chosen, so at least by a connoisseur ! As always, all my Best to you & yours ! hs.

Far from...! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-06:57

F&F, Long Good F!:) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-01:50

Hahahah [nt]

 By: Horology75 : October 14th, 2018-03:55

Perfect condition and the long F, congratulations.

 By: Walter2 : October 12th, 2018-09:14
I have a question, i have three more of this in Switzerland, one Fourliner is here in Spain. Of this three watches in CH is one a Two liner, so it is not a Long F. Also i have a G231xxx and a Z812xxx Four liner. Is one of this Four liners near to your wat... 

Sorry, not close...

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-02:06
But check to be sure! Best Blomman

Please let us know what you find! [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-06:57

Yes, sure, no problem. [nt]

 By: Walter2 : October 14th, 2018-09:48

Very happy for you, Blomman!

 By: AlexSunrise : October 12th, 2018-09:16
You can never go wrong with a 14060! And the cherry on the cake is the fact that it is an M, and Long F, a nuance which I had no knowledge about. Here´s mine joining in on the fun! Have a great weekend, Alex ...  

Thank you, Alex!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-02:17
Indeed, the 14060M is a lot of fun! Best Blomman

Sweet watch!

 By: reintitan - Mr. Roboto : October 12th, 2018-10:16
The 14060M was my first modern Rolex but mine was the non-COSC version. And your SD has the same small F dial as my Y-Serial.

Yes, very sweet!:)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-03:02
I am surprised how different it is from my SD! If I knew I would have got 9ne sooner! Best Blomman

Blomman..... congratulations

 By: Baron - Mr Red : October 13th, 2018-07:22
As you know, I think the 14060 is one of the nicest modern Subs. It ticks every box for me as a Modern Submariner. To have chosen 14060 and found a LGF dial..... bravo my friend. Top banana.

I can point the torch...

 By: Baron - Mr Red : October 13th, 2018-07:46
..... that is all I ever do.


 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 13th, 2018-08:14
You simply provide encouragement.

I think he calls himself the "Navigator" at times.

 By: DruidPadj : October 13th, 2018-08:18
In Romanian that translates as "Vlad". Not well-known.

It’s a service [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : October 13th, 2018-09:14

an expensive service! [nt]

 By: crown comfort : October 13th, 2018-09:43

Quality has its price. [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : October 13th, 2018-10:21

+1000 [nt]

 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 13th, 2018-11:54

Indeed you do...

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : October 13th, 2018-10:38

Top banana! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-08:27
Thank you, my friend! Best Blomman

Very nice acquisition, Mr. Blue!

 By: DruidPadj : October 13th, 2018-08:20
That really is a terrific version of the Submariner.

Thank you, Druid Padj! :) [nt]

 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 14th, 2018-10:19


 By: Baron - Mr Red : October 15th, 2018-03:29
...with sincerity....honesty.....and integrity.... YOU NEED ONE

Okay, Vlad.

 By: DruidPadj : October 15th, 2018-11:01
Sorry. Navigator.