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What a beast!

Saw one of those in the Omega boutique at The Galleria recently.

Was actually wanting to check out the Speedy Mark II update, but they had not received any yet.

They told me mid-July.
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With all the Rolex "value" discussions, I think folks have pointed out in the past that if you are just looking at the value of the materials or the movement, you are rarely getting a "good value/deal" with a Rolex. But with that said, I think you are getting a very handsome watch, that have usually a pretty solid resale value over time, and are fairly liquid (easy to sell) due to the generally good demand. I'm sure most would agree that spending the money on one is worth it. Just my one cent (since I haven't been in the game long enough to have two pennies).
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I majored in material science and engineering... not that I have any idea about how to solve your challenge frills.

I thought I was the only one here.
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Well, if you got it in steel and 18 kt vs steel and 14kt, then even if it was the same price you got a good deal as your watch has a higher gold content.  

I have heard lots of salesmen's sales talks, sometimes it is true sometimes it is BS.  Its an entertaining story.  Whether its true or not makes little difference to me, but again it was entertaining.

I thought you meant actual links in the bracelet itself were steel, which I had not seen.  I did not realize you were speaking of the little attachment piece between the bracelet and the clasp...that I have seen in SS on tutone bracelets of the past.  

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I don't know the proper nomenclature. The piece I'm talking about is the last link in the bracelet that fits in between the lugs.

Anyway, when I bought it, I had only ever seen a few of them, and I thought it was the most beautiful watch in the world. (Hey, I was 25.) I then moved to Atlanta, where I saw one on every third wrist. Eventually, I got so tired of seeing them everywhere that I stopped wearing it. Then, while on a trip to St. Barths about 15 years ago, I saw the large, stainless Tank Francaise for the first time. (I don't think it had yet come to the States.) It was love at first sight, and I traded in my Rolex for one as soon as they became available.

The TF has obviously become very popular as well -- not quite every third wrist, but there are lots and lots of them. But I still have it, and still love it.
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I think Lange has some sort of special super hard gold, can't remember what they call it (honey gold or something), but they only use it for their higher-end pieces.

Honey Gold. They claim it's about twice as hard as regular 18k.
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Sorry if I wasn't clear. I don't know the proper nomenclature. The piece I'm talking about is the last link in the bracelet that fits in between the lugs.

Anyway, when I bought it, I had only ever seen a few of them, and I thought it was the most beautiful watch in the world. (Hey, I was 25.) I then moved to Atlanta, where I saw one on every third wrist. Eventually, I got so tired of seeing them everywhere that I stopped wearing it. Then, while on a trip to St. Barths about 15 years ago, I saw the large, stainless Tank Francaise for the first time. (I don't think it had yet come to the States.) It was love at first sight, and I traded in my Rolex for one as soon as they became available.

The TF has obviously become very popular as well -- not quite every third wrist, but there are lots and lots of them. But I still have it, and still love it.

Ah, I believe the piece you are speaking of is the end link, and on those old watches in steel or steel and gold it is often referred to as a clam shell.  It was hollow and not much gold on the tutone models.  I haven't seen one like that, but I really haven't followed steel and gold DJs in quite some time.

 

The TF is a very nice watch.  Its dressy enough for a suit, yet casual enough for jeans.  I have a few friends who have owned them over the years.  Actually, since they are not that large and my wife really liked them, she got the large automatic size model, about 12 years ago.  Its been a great daily wearer for her and she bangs the hell of out it and it just takes a beating and keeps going.  

 

Below is a picture of my Tank XL with Mrs. Dino's Tank Francaise in the background. 

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A few recent pix..
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[15202]
That's high up on my list of favourite watches. How are you enjoying yours?
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That's high up on my list of favourite watches. How are you enjoying yours?


I have tried almost all variants all Royal Oak series. Nothing beats the original..

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I have tried almost all variants all Royal Oak series. Nothing beats the original..

Agreed, I love my 15202!

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Since I am not an expert in all things RO, I have a question for you experts..

This doesn't appear to have the Petite Tapisserie that I am used to seeing on the 15202.

The face looks more akin to the Grand Tapisserie on the 15300/15400

Can someone help me out here and drop some knowledge?

I am sure @Dino944 can offer some expertise.

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Since I am not an expert in all things RO, I have a question for you experts..
This doesn't appear to have the Petite Tapisserie that I am used to seeing on the 15202.
The face looks more akin to the Grand Tapisserie on the 15300/15400
Can someone help me out here and drop some knowledge?
I am sure @Dino944
 can offer some expertise.

The new 15202 (Dino's) has the petite tapisserie dial, whereas the older 15202 has a slightly larger tapisserie dial. The new 15202 has a dial that mimics that of the original RO, whereas the iteration prior to the most recent version had a slightly larger tapisserie dial. I hope that helps!

If you notice, the version that alpyigit owns also has minute markers around the dial, as well as a white rather than slate blue date wheel. The location of the AP logo is also different.
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Since I am not an expert in all things RO, I have a question for you experts..
This doesn't appear to have the Petite Tapisserie that I am used to seeing on the 15202.
The face looks more akin to the Grand Tapisserie on the 15300/15400
Can someone help me out here and drop some knowledge?
I am sure @Dino944
 can offer some expertise.
That model is a bit older than the current 15202. The current version does not have the minutes track behind the markers, either. I believe the current Jumbo is a "40th Anniv." edition.

Dino?
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Perhaps this is a totally foolish question, but how the screws in the RO bezel end up perfectly flush and aligned? Or are they not really screws?

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