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Okay, so with a little homework, I realize I was very mistaken about this movement. I'm not sure what I was confusing it for. At first blush, I was thinking of a simple, vanilla JLC ebauche used by AP. Only a fraction of a fraction of that is true. While AP, Patek, and VC did commission JLC to develop the movement, it is nonetheless technically quite remarkable.

That said, the original point I was trying to make (though overstated in the details) remains true: the RO is most distinguished by its case and bracelet design (as the 920-based 2121 is quite prolific), and the Cartier's Piaget's movement does deserve respect from watch geeks.

No worries Foo.  The both movements are very respected, top quality, and either will serve you well.

 

The RO for me could be a 1 watch for everything, if I had to be a 1 watch kind of guy.  The Tank is one of my favorite dress watches.  It can be dressed down, but for my lifestyle, the RO gets more wear.

 

As for the actual watch cases I like each for different reasons.  I find the Tank is almost a study in minimalism and elegance.  Its clean lines and simplicity are part of what I find so beautiful and appealing.  The RO, is all about complex angles, mixing textures (brushed, polished, and petite Clou de Paris), and tremendous workmanship.  As stated before the longer I've owned my RO the more I have come to notice interesting nuances such as how the light plays off the various textures,  how labor intensive it is to make, and how the finish exceeds that of almost any other brand (I found only the PP Nautilus to be of the same quality of finish, I own VCs...but did not think their Overseas was up to the same standards as the RO or Nautilus).    

 

In the end, I'm equally biased as I have a CPCP Cartier Tank XL and a RO 15202...and the best advice I can give you is get BOTH !!!  :devil:

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Current thinking:

Tank + Panerai this year
Royal Oak next year
post #36588 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

The RO for me could be a 1 watch for everything, if I had to be a 1 watch kind of guy.  

I'd WANT to be a one watch guy if it meant I'd have the 15202! haha
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the best advice I can give you is get BOTH !!!  devil.gif

Isn't it always?

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I will still reiterate my surprise that there is such unanimous love for the RO. It's always been a divisive design, regardless of its significance.
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The RO is one of the best watches all time.

Anyways, that little brouhaha was fun.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I will still reiterate my surprise that there is such unanimous love for the RO. It's always been a divisive design, regardless of its significance.
I'm sure there were people here that didn't like it.....We have since banned them.
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I didn't like it when I first saw it.  Then I was absorbed into the TWATBorg.

 

Actually, I saw it in person and was bewitched.  The Jumbo ET in particular was magical.  But they all have a certain something, even some of the Offshores.

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The RO for me could be a 1 watch for everything, if I had to be a 1 watch kind of guy.  

I never set out to be a 1 watch kind of guy, but getting the RO sort of made me one as I never want to wear anything else. Actually, I did wear the BP once this week taking my kid to the movies on Saturday (jeans and a hoodie).
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Picked up a Sinn 103 a few days ago, been a bit busy so haven't gotten around to posting pics. Was settled on getting a Speedy but this one popped up at Watchbuys LNIB sale (minor wear on bracelet) so I jumped on it at 1/3 cost of Speedy. Very happy with it so far, quite surprised I've been wearing it almost daily. Still want the Speedy so will probably pick one up next year as long as I keep shoe spending in check.

Thanks to @in stitches @cyc wid it @jhcam8 @Newcomer @ChicagoRon @no frills @Dino944 @RogerP for the help / advice

Some photos:




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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Current thinking:

Tank + Panerai this year
Royal Oak next year

Sounds like a reasonable enough plan. Have you tried on the Royal Oak recently?
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Stevent, very nice, and looks great on your wrist. Wear it well, and wear it hard, but not too hard.
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@stevent, congrats man! That looks great. I have always wanted to pick up a Sinn. I love the acrylic...
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

movies on Saturday (jeans and a hoodie).

 

Presumably you were planning to mug someone or steal a car afterwards?  Animal.

 

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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

Picked up a Sinn 103 .... as long as I keep shoe spending in check.

 

Congratulations; nice kop.  But that latter one is a killer...were it not for the shoes, I would have a TWAT-worthy timepiece by now.  Ah well...

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Sounds like a reasonable enough plan. Have you tried on the Royal Oak recently?

Agree.
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