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How hard is it to get an original RO in decent condition? And would you get that instead if you could - the lack of the applied extra AP logo and the smaller text throughout make it nicer in my opinion?

No I wouldnt search for an original...the original is nice but the modern version is probably a better choice for daily wear.It's also very tough to find the original Jumbo in good shape. Many are tired and would need a very costly restoration (which can only be done in Switerland... and that's if they are not too far gone). Also I hear the tube on the originals are quite weak and break easily so you shouldn't get them wet. A friend found one & bought it but it had been poorly polished and many of the beautiful beveled edges of the case & bracelet were polished away by and idiot watch maker not truly familiar with AP. He sold it & said he should have bought a nice modern one and then he'd have kept it.

Not sure what you mean by extra logo. There is only one applied AP at 6 on the current 15202, same as the original. The smaller font on the dial of the original, is nice but doesn't matter much to me, as the only thing that would change is the name Audemars Piguet would be written slightly smaller (its also not like a Rolex with 4 lines of writing). Overall the new one is really impressive. They did an amazing job with this assignment bringing forth all of the important attributes of the original, but also giving this watch some nice features not found on the original, such as the saphire crystal back to admire the famous ultra thin cal 2120, the blue date wheel (making it more subtle than the white of the original), and the new bracelet and clasp are big improvements.

The original is a great watch! It created a genre of watches that didn't previously exist. Many other brands followed with models such as the Nautilus, 222, Laureato, Ingenieur Jumbo SL, but the RO was the original. I think an original RO would be great if I only collected AP, and it was going to be more of a museum piece rather than getting wrist time. The original and the modern versions are both great, and I'm really happy with the one I have.
Edited by Dino944 - 10/22/12 at 8:29am
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Thanks, for your kind words. Every now and then I travel to your area. If I get down there in the next few months I'll let you know. I'd love to see your shop and grab a drinks & chat watches. Hope to do that soon.
Best regards,
Dino

deal, that sounds great. i hope we can make it happen.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

No I wouldnt search for an original...the original is nice but thw modern version is probably a better choice for daily wear.It's also very tough to find the original Jumbo in good shape. Many are tired and would need a verycostly restoration...which can only be done in Switerland. Also I hear the tube on the originals are quite weak and break easily so you shouldn't get them wet. A friend found one & bought it but it had been poorly polished and many of the beautiful beveled edges of the case & bracelet were polished away by and idiot watch maker not truly familiar with AP. he sold it & said he should have bought a nice modern one and then he'd have kept it.
Not sure what you mean by extra logo. There is only an applied AP at 6 on the current 15202, same as the original. The smaller font on the dial of the original, is nice but doesn't matter much to me. Overall the new one is really impressive. The did an amazing job with this assignment.
Here is an original sketch by Genta:

Note that there is no AP logo (at 6:00 or anywhere), just the name spelled out. It is possible that the final design was different - I didn't look at that.
In any case, thank you for your response. It was very helpful.

Edit: Here is an image of the final, original version from AP's site. You are correct - there is a logo at 6:00
I prefer the smaller font size on the original, but the darker date wheel on the reprise, so it is a wash design-wise, in which case I agree that new is better.
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i really hope to have an exciting post to make here in the next few days.
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Stitch, how about a hint?  Is it related to a Panerai?

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Tease.

 

In the meantime, here's Pizza Face.

 

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What happened to the dial?
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Stitch, how about a hint?  Is it related to a Panerai?

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Excellent...I look forward to seeing some pix soon!

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Excellent...I look forward to seeing some pix soon!

as do i. and i will happily provide them as soon as it arrives. fing02[1].gif
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Love it.

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I'ive posted pictures of this before, but this is my first wrist shot:
JLC Reverso Art Deco (white gold)
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

as do i. and i will happily provide them as soon as it arrives. fing02[1].gif
Nice. In the meantime, here's a photo of the GMT II on leather.

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I used to be racist against the glossy dial and WG marker surrounds on the newer watch, compared to the matte GMTs, but I can see the design sense of having the dial and hands match, too. I still think the GMT II looks goofy on a nylon NATO, though.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I prefer the smaller font size on the original, but the darker date wheel on the reprise, so it is a wash design-wise, in which case I agree that new is better.

I really like the first Jumbo with the solid case back but agree that the new one is very well designed - not sure which I'd actually prefer.

For those of you with the new 15202, does it have the same font for the date as the original 5402?

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About darn time! I need to join the Panerai club at some point. I think I would go with the base Rad though.

I am looking forward to some pics!
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About darn time! I need to join the Panerai club at some point. I think I would go with the base Rad though.
I am looking forward to some pics!

the 210? pat of what took me so long was deciding between the 210 and the 112. stay tuned!!!
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