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The AP at present wins out for a few factors. Its movement is one of the top automatic movements ever made, its perfectly designed (according to those who it appeals to), its iconic. Also, in the vein of being honest, I am a brand whore and AP > JLC.

 

 I would say yes for the 15202 and 15300, not for the 15400. YMMV.

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Interesting… what does that say about Baltimore? shog[1].gif

Lol that its a second class city.

There was actually a place that carried it for years, but something is going on with the management there, and they have recently lost a number of brands.

Govberg has a place here, but this location does not carry AP. They can surely get it in for me, but I don't know if they would get it in without a commitment to buy. I will have to ask them.

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 I would say yes for the 15202 and 15300, not for the 15400. YMMV.

Ymmv indeed. Its awesome.
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As far as I know the 202 is blue dial only, and that is a deal breaker for me. I much prefer the white/silver and my ToG has a blue dial. Which would land me with 3 steel watches with blue dial, I need more variation across my watches. If I get the AP I will need to get a leather strap for it to swap from time to time. Also, I prefer to have a seconds hand, and the 202 is I think super thin, I want something a little heftier. I'm not sold on the great importance of getting "the" Royal Oak. I know that to some that is the main point, but Im not a purist in that way, so its really the 300 or the 400 for me, and perhaps the 450, but I think it will wear to small for me.

Is it that unusual to desire a seconds hand on a watch? I know that sophisticated watch connoisseurs are supposed to appreciate the placid beauty of a 2 handed watch, but being able to glance at a sweeping seconds hand and sync it w/ my subjective time perception is probably my favorite part of wearing a watch.
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Is it that unusual to desire a seconds hand on a watch? I know that sophisticated watch connoisseurs are supposed to appreciate the placid beauty of a 2 handed watch, but being able to glance at a sweeping seconds hand and sync it w/ my subjective time perception is probably my favorite part of wearing a watch.

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For me the sweeping seconds hand is what brings the watch to life. I also enjoy the visual confirmation that watch is running.
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For me the sweeping seconds hand is what brings the watch to life. I also enjoy the visual confirmation that watch is running.

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For me the sweeping seconds hand is what brings the watch to life. I also enjoy the visual confirmation that watch is running.

Well said

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Fellow TWAT Styfo members,

I am contemplating bidding on this auction on the Universal Geneve Calendar watch and was wondering if you guys can chime in on the estimated value / condition of the watch (if there are any red flags)?

https://www.chrono24.com/en/universalgenve/full-calendar--id2970520.htm?dosearch=true&picnum=0&query=universal+geneve+calendar&resultview=list&searchexplain=1&suchen=Search&tab=pics&urlSubpath=%2Fsearch%2Findex.htm

Thanks in advance. smile.gif
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Fellow TWAT Styfo members,

I am contemplating bidding on this auction on the Universal Geneve Calendar watch and was wondering if you guys can chime in on the estimated value / condition of the watch (if there are any red flags)?

https://www.chrono24.com/en/universalgenve/full-calendar--id2970520.htm?dosearch=true&picnum=0&query=universal+geneve+calendar&resultview=list&searchexplain=1&suchen=Search&tab=pics&urlSubpath=%2Fsearch%2Findex.htm

Thanks in advance. smile.gif

At least it reminds you to have sex. :fonz:

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Speaking of sweeping seconds hands and piss-poor segues... 3 years (40+% of this thread!) ago I got my first adult watch, a PAM 183. My father thoughtfully snagged a black calf strap to go with it as he knew the tan strap that came with it was keeping me from wearing it with suits. I've happily worn the watch with the black strap ever since in pretty much every context, though suits have only been the dress code maybe 15% of the time. That percentage will probably hold going forward.

 

While I love the look, I recognize this isn't a true dress watch and so I've wondered about switching to an oxblood strap. My thinking is that would look a bit more appropriate in more casual contexts and still play up fine with an odd jacket (my go-to dress shoe color is burgundy unless black is required anyway). Is that a bad fit with this watch, or am I missing an objectively better option? I will be entering a relatively conservative work environment so should probably stay away from anything too eye catching. If I've somehow stumbled onto a fine idea, would cordovan be the optimal move? 

 

I've lurked here long enough to know that this represents a baby step toward acquiring a more appropriate dress watch... I'll cross that bridge once I can pay its toll. Below is a crappy phone picture of my favorite toy, if it helps :)

 

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183 strap suggestions:

While I like PAM's on a medium brown, distressed calf strap, like so:

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in your particular case I think I'd suggest to go the Cleav route, like so:

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Maybe without the contrast stitch, if you think it'll be too sporty for your uses.

Personally, I don't particular care for cordovan straps.
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Looking pretty hard at the Nomos Club Automat Datum (Dunkel version with the darker dial) - 41.5mm

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Looking pretty hard at the Nomos Club Automat Datum (Dunkel version with the darker dial) - 41.5mm Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Everything from NOMOS is nice, but they are a brand you have to get on your wrist before making up your mind. Mimo talked about it before, but their lugs can make them not work for some wrists. If it does fit well, I'd recommend anything from them.

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For those of you who like complications:

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I almost bought the white face this weekend...likely my next watch

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Everything from NOMOS is nice, but they are a brand you have to get on your wrist before making up your mind. Mimo talked about it before, but their lugs can make them not work for some wrists. If it does fit well, I'd recommend anything from them.

I have tried it on - it works well for me. I love a lot about the Nomos brand.
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