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Tell me what's wrong with the Omega Aqua Terra Co-Axial Annual Calander. I looked at it in 38.5m and thought it looked and felt great. And technologically, it is impressive. I would probably prefer no date at all, but day counters make me ill and I have no problem with annual calanders. Some pics.




 

Its a good watch, but when I get something with an Oyster bracelet I want it to hold a Rolex watch case ;).  For me, the Speedy is the only Omega that really captures my eye or interest.  The AT is fine, but I'd be more likely to go with an Explorer and skip the date thing.  I've never been interested in owning an annual calendar...I'd rather just have a standard watch with a date or no date if I couldn't get a perpetual calendar.  Good luck with whatever you decide.

 

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Turns out there are no AP dealers in Bmore as far as I can tell. Not cool.

When I lived in DC, I think the nearest AP AD was Lenkersdorfer, at Tysons Mall in VA.   

 

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On the 15202: I thought that it only came with the blue dial.  Tried it on at an AP boutique and the salesperson said it didn't come in silver/white.  The 15202 is fantastic, but is more understated than the 15400 with a silver face.  I think I'd have a tough time paying the premium for the 15202. 

The current 15202 is only offered with a blue dial.  However, in the past it was offered with a white dial, salmon dial, or gray dial, in addition to a blue dial.  However, the old blue dials from pre-2012 are a different shade of blue, and I understand AP has changed the color blue again on the 15202.  There is a big jump in price from a 15400 to a 15202, but no watch can be everything to everyone.  I had always hemmed and hawed when looking at APs in the past.  I wasn't in love with the pre-2012 dials, the 15300 was nice but as small a detail as it is, I didn't love the shape of the seconds hand with the tail on it, and the clasp wasn't a great fit for me...the inner part of the clasp is different.  The 15400 is a great watch, but not quite for me...and the 2012 15202 was perfect for me.  Sure I wish it cost less, but I have no regrets about going with the 15202.  I've had 2 years to think about it, I've seen other watches and other APs, and I'd make the same choice again if I were looking for a luxury sports 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.

I have enough watches with seconds hands that having a few without is a nice change.  When I wear a 2 handed dress watch or my RO, I don't miss the seconds hands at all.  

 

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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.

That's what the sapphire crystal back is for.  ;)

 

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

:rotflmao:   Best laugh of the day.  Thanks!

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


Same. Have you tried the Ahoi Atlantik Datum? It doesn't fit my wrist at all, but I really liked the watch.

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I like the look a lot, but don't like that it's sort of a half-assed "dive" watch. I think that is one of the weaker pieces of the Nomos line-up (along with the Tetra...)
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I suppose the crown guards could give it that look, but I didn't really look at it that way. Nothing in their line-up strikes me as that sporty even if it's intended to, I just read it as casual versus dress. I just really, really liked the dial in person. It stole my attention for a while at their NYC event.

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Well, I think they advertise it as a dive watch with a 200m depth rating, etc. The look of the dial is great, like most Nomos. That one, the Club Dunkel, and the blue Zurich Worldtimer are all marvelous.
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Here's my Junghans Meister Kalender with a Camille Fournet cordovan strap and my favourite water brand.

 

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

The one in Kaplans vid?????

The angelic music is hilarious.
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When I lived in DC, I think the nearest AP AD was Lenkersdorfer, at Tysons Mall in VA.

Ugh. Im 99% sure J Brown in Bmore carried them, but they carry almost nothing now, Govberg has crushed them.   
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That's what the sapphire crystal back is for.  wink.gif

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The one in Kaplans vid?????

 

Lawlz..no, a white faced Nomos Club. Sorry there was a bit of a delay

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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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Wow that is sharp looking!
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Here's my Junghans Meister Kalender with a Camille Fournet cordovan strap and my favourite water brand.
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Ha ha.. You must be a thirsty man! happy.gif
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I have started my week with this one, sans vodka:

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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.


Agreed, I think a dark brown croc or croc-grain would be more appropriate for the 183, and also complement your footwear without going full-out matchy.

(Cleav being a good example, as Kap mentioned).

Of course there's a whole UNIVERSE of Panerai straps out there, so take your time and shop around.
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Agreed, I think a dark brown croc or croc-grain would be more appropriate for the 183, and also complement your footwear without going full-out matchy.

(Cleav being a good example, as Kap mentioned).

Of course there's a whole UNIVERSE of Panerai straps out there, so take your time and shop around.

Oh okay, I'll bite...

Before and after. Still not switched back/around but will do some day. I just love the deep and rich colour of this strap






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Today marks exactly two weeks since I ordered the new piece. I got an update from the AD this morning that my watch was about to be shipped from NYC to him, so perhaps another week. From reading the watch fora, I understand they ship only via USPS registered mail, and that a week from NYC to Houston may be quite optimistic. I'm dying over here . . . LOL
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Good things come to those who wait, TC smile.gif
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Today marks exactly two weeks since I ordered the new piece. I got an update from the AD this morning that my watch was about to be shipped from NYC to him, so perhaps another week. From reading the watch fora, I understand they ship only via USPS registered mail, and that a week from NYC to Houston may be quite optimistic. I'm dying over here . . . LOL

I think you divulged the watch earlier, no? If it's what I think you wrote a week or so ago, it's gonna be baaaaaaaaad
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