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