LOL, I like the way you think.
Oh boy . . . I think the 15202 would be perfect for you, and it's about as versatile a watch as they come. I went with the 15400 because I thought I preferred the extra heft but lately have questioned that choice
Glad to hear the 504 is out. IMHO, it was just too much. The 372 is better, but I can't say I love how it looks on you. Maybe you can get wrist implants . J/K...you can get by with it, but to me its always looks best on people with a bigger build and larger wrists...just my 2 cents.
Rectangular watches can be a tough fit until the strap is a bit broken in a molded more to your wrist. Its tough to tell if its a good fit or too flat for your wrist. Only you can tell if it looks and feels right.
Agreed...one of the nicest Patek cases in a while!
But that Luminor is just a bit too big: I get that big watches are supposed to look big, and that's just a matter of taste. But when the lugs are wider than your wrist, it starts to look like you're wearing your Dad's clothes that are too big. Get something that's as big as your wrist and looks chunky as hell, because that's what you're after. But just a touch smaller than this, I would suggest.
100%. I just don't love how the Luminor looks on Foo's wrist. Yea...maybe he can get by with it, but it does start to take on the little kid wearing Dad's clothing look. If he is happy with it then that's what matters, but I agree with you on this one.
No contests...AP 15202 !!! It simply isn't even a fair contest. The workmanship, finish, and movement on the AP are so far superior to the other two that its not even a close call. I like the current extra flat Tank XL, but I prefer the CPCP Tank XL over it, and if I could only keep my CPCP Tank XL or my AP 15202... sadly I'd have to let the Tank go. I love the Tank as a dress watch, but the RO is something I could wear and do wear almost everyday. I really only wear my dress watches for the dressiest occasions...while the RO ultra thin looks amazing with a suit and perfectly at home with jeans, a sweater and a leather jacket. Also, as I've told others who have followed me down the dangerous path to an AP RO 15202, its a watch that you appreciate more each time you wear it. There are small nuances such as the beveled edges, the contrast of polished an brushed surfaces even on small areas of the watch that others might have ignored, and the way the petite Clou de Paris plays with the light is stunning.
My vote is right here!
Exactly! My other watches are jealous that they spend more time in storage, while the RO 15202 gets the bulk of my wrist time. I've had mine for a little over 2 years and its the best watch purchase I've ever made. Its pricey, but the more you wear it the more you can see why it costs what it does.
Spot on my maahhhnnn!
There aren't any bad Cartiers, but you have to decide what works for you both in terms of design, price point, and level of workmanship.
The Tank Solo, is a good basic watch. Its available in different sizes, only the XL has an automatic movement (its base is an ETA) the others are quartz. You can get them in steel, or with a gold case with a steel back. Some have a date window and seconds hand, but I don't care for the second hand or date on a Tank.
The Louis Cartier Tank is a gold watch with quartz movement with a date and I believe a second hand.
The Louis Cartier Tank XL ultra flat is a time only watch available in WG or RG. Its a manual wind and the modern successor to the original manual wind LC Tanks of the past. Its the dressiest of the bunch, has the finest movement (its base is a Piaget), and I prefer that it does not have a second hand or date to distract from its clean lines.
Not sure if you were also inquiring about the Tank Francaise, Anglaise, Americaine, and MC. So I've skipped those variations.
The movement very pedestrian? Sorry, but disagree there. Its one of the most iconic movements and IIRC its still the thinnest automatic movement in a standard production watch. As you know it was designed by JLC, but was used by AP, Patek, and VC. AP owns the right to it and still occasionally has licensed it for use by VC. Most things I've read on AP and VC forums tend to speak very highly of the movement. If you aren't a fan no worries...I like Piaget's watches and their movements...I'm just not sure I would say that a 430 is any more notable than a 2120...but YMMV.