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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I've never really lusted after a Daytona, but the white dial 16520 is beautiful.. although for the price of a good example, you're in AP territory.

I was considering various APs but decided on the stainless Daytona (and later repeated the process with the new Sea-Dweller over similarly-priced AP options); no regrets. I like the white dial, and it photographs particularly well, but I swapped out to the black dial after the first year, as I find that it works better on my rainy-country-residing wrist. I still have the white dial should I ever opt to swap back.

I'm more than satisfied with the watches I have, so I've haven't had much to say about the subject lately. The AP that I'd still like to add sometime is the 15202 — any maybe have a look at it side-by-side with the 39 mm Dual Time RO (26120) — but I'm in no hurry for another watch and I can't see myself getting that much use out of an RO at this point.
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RFX45, that is just perfect on your wrist! Congratulations biggrin.gif

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Looks fantastic. The Oysterquartz is an underappreciated watch, in my opinion.

If, for some strange reason, I wanted to get another watch, I definitely wouldn't mind a simple steel 36 mm Rolex. The OQ and the recently-posted 116000 are top contenders, along with the 16200 Datejust. They're just great watches for no-stress wearing and they go with everything. Good dial choices on both yours and RFX's blue 3-6-9.

I'm wearing the essentially-a-time-capsule-from-1961 Vulcain today; it's one of my more-neglected ones:

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I've never really lusted after a Daytona, but the white dial 16520 is beautiful.. although for the price of a good example, you're in AP territory.

Both are great watches.  However, they are such different pieces, that I don't really see them as competing against each other.  In addition, the only brand new RO that is in the Daytona price range is the time only 15400.  Most people that want a chronograph probably aren't going to buy a time only watch in its place.  A new AP RO chronograph has an MSRP that's in excess of $11,000 more than a new Daytona.  Yes, some pre-owned APs are close in price to a new Daytona, but then again a buyer could choose a pre-owned Daytona and save money there also. When I wanted a Daytona...I wanted a Daytona.  I wasn't sorry that I didn't spend more to get a RO.   

 

Personally, if you are tough on watches I think the Daytona would make a better daily wearer, but that's just my 2 cents.  The Daytona is a more rugged design, it hides scratches a bit better (except on its polished center links), plus I wouldn't feel as bad banging up a new Daytona as I would a substantially more expensive RO.   I love my RO, but the only reason its a daily wearer is I'm not tough on watches.  

 

In the end...the correct answer is to get them both!  

 

 

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Great strap on that Vulcain, Belli.....I really like how the contrast stitching picks up that bit of blue on the dial.

Is that OEM, or did you go out and hunt for that one somewhere?
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Been a long time since I was in lust with a Rolex. Had this on my wrist and it was hard to take it off.

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That is one my most beloved watches. Want so bad.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Great strap on that Vulcain, Belli.....I really like how the contrast stitching picks up that bit of blue on the dial.
Is that OEM, or did you go out and hunt for that one somewhere?

Thanks!

That's the strap that's original to the watch. It has a rubber exterior, and the lining is some kind of waterproofed (silicone-impregnated?) leather. Whatever it is, I'm impressed, since it doesn't look a bit worse for wear despite having been exposed to seawater many times. (It does get a freshwater rinse afterwards, just like any watch should.) Would kop again.

Hodinkee's photos on that strap are far better than any I currently have:


photo credit: hodinkee, obviously

I find that it goes OK on NATO, too:

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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Both are great watches.  However, they are such different pieces, that I don't really see them as competing against each other.  In addition, the only brand new RO that is in the Daytona price range is the time only 15400.  Most people that want a chronograph probably aren't going to buy a time only watch in its place.  A new AP RO chronograph has an MSRP that's in excess of $11,000 more than a new Daytona.  Yes, some pre-owned APs are close in price to a new Daytona, but then again a buyer could choose a pre-owned Daytona and save money there also. When I wanted a Daytona...I wanted a Daytona.  I wasn't sorry that I didn't spend more to get a RO.   

Personally, if you are tough on watches I think the Daytona would make a better daily wearer, but that's just my 2 cents.  The Daytona is a more rugged design, it hides scratches a bit better (except on its polished center links), plus I wouldn't feel as bad banging up a new Daytona as I would a substantially more expensive RO.   I love my RO, but the only reason its a daily wearer is I'm not tough on watches.  

In the end...the correct answer is to get them both!  





That Jumbo is just obscenely good-looking. biggrin.gif
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Thoughts on the Daytona Everose on strap? Too feminine?

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I don't find it to be feminine, no.
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I don't find it to be feminine, no.

Although I would not call it feminine, I would definitely call it precious, and a bit on the blingy side. Personally, I am not a big fan of the "gold daytona on a strap" look. Personally, between that and a SS Daytona, I would prefer the latter.
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Thanks!

That's the strap that's original to the watch. It has a rubber exterior, and the lining is some kind of waterproofed (silicone-impregnated?) leather. Whatever it is, I'm impressed, since it doesn't look a bit worse for wear despite having been exposed to seawater many times. (It does get a freshwater rinse afterwards, just like any watch should.) Would kop again.

Hodinkee's photos on that strap are far better than any I currently have:

Glad to hear you are using it out there in the ocean like God (and Vulcain) intended!

And yes, the additional pics were pretty sharp....that was a nice shot showing the buckle with their logo on it. Great detail.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

I don't find it to be feminine, no.

Oddly enough I've only ever seen these on women. For some reason these Daytonas on strap just don't work for me, although I'm fine with the concept (in fact I love the rose gold AP RO and ROC on strap).
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Not my jam, but id not call it feminine either.
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

I got white index 116520. I love it more and more every day. You can't go wrong, what a timepiece. From business to streetwear, Daytona looks right at home.

4130 movement is extremely accurate.

good luck.



Thanks.

Went to tourneau and both Wempe stores in NYC yesterday hoping to try on a Daytona, but unfortunately none of them have a stainless black or white dial for me to try on. The sales woman tried to convince me that I would be better off with a a yacht master II , a watch that I have absolutely no interest in getting.

-LR
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