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I would echo what RFX45 said and go with one of the really well known sellers on The Rolex Forum (they sell many other types of watches).
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DavidSW actually has a brand new Patek 5711 that hasn't sold in about a month or two now, which is kind of surprising.

It's also kind of tempting to fly to Florida and check it out in person.
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Am I the only one who likes the AP 15400 over the PP Nautilus?
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Nah, definitely not.


Plenty here loves the AP.



It ain't Hublot though.



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Speaking of holidays, pulled these out as my holiday rotation. Gon' be switching black & white on a daily. Felt like I haven't worn these in forever, forgot how shiny it is.

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Nice pair! And both of those look *pristine*

I try to take pretty good care, but my white dial definitely has quite a bit more ...uh...love showing through these days.
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Am I the only one who likes the AP 15400 over the PP Nautilus?

I think the more fair comparison between the two is Nautilus vs. 15202... I prefer the 15202 over the Nautilus and the Nautilus over the 15400 (even if they were the same price).

How do people feel about the 15202 vs. the FP Journe Chronometre Bleu?
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I don't know why but there are days when I really like the Chronometre Bleu and then there are days it just seems blah. Maybe because it is a bit too overly casual? I feel like even the Explorer can be dressed up more than the FP Journe?


Since I am not into AP and I've only really considered the Ultra-Thin RO (but was still not up there in my must-cop list, just my #1 AP choice if I had to pick from that brand), I always get confused which is which. 15202 is the Ultra-Thin right? It is also what they call "jumbo" right or is that another RO? If it is the Ultra-Thin, why is called Jumbo?
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Nice pair! And both of those look *pristine*

I try to take pretty good care, but my white dial definitely has quite a bit more ...uh...love showing through these days.


Both are a couple of months old. lol8[1].gif

Wore it a handful of times and then I rotated it out for other watches. This is the first round it is going to get a good and thorough wearing... it's gon' be fun!

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Am I the only one who likes the AP 15400 over the PP Nautilus?

I like the Nautilus, and considered it when I was shopping for a luxury sport watch. I thought the quality & finish were nicer than VC's Overseas. Aside from the historic value that I see in the RO 15202, I prefer its looks to the Nautilus... but now that I have a RO, I wouldn't mind picking up a Nautilus at some point.
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I think the more fair comparison between the two is Nautilus vs. 15202... I prefer the 15202 over the Nautilus and the Nautilus over the 15400 (even if they were the same price).

How do people feel about the 15202 vs. the FP Journe Chronometre Bleu?

I never considered the FP Journe when I bought my 15202. They are really very different types of watches. I don't think most people contemplating one consider the other, because they are targeted at a different market.

I'd be more likely to compare the FP Journe to a Jules Audemars or Edward Piguet, a Calatrava, a Patrimony, or Lange.


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I don't know why but there are days when I really like the Chronometre Bleu and then there are days it just seems blah. Maybe because it is a bit too overly casual? I feel like even the Explorer can be dressed up more than the FP Journe?


Since I am not into AP and I've only really considered the Ultra-Thin RO (but was still not up there in my must-cop list, just my #1 AP choice if I had to pick from that brand), I always get confused which is which. 15202 is the Ultra-Thin right? It is also what they call "jumbo" right or is that another RO? If it is the Ultra-Thin, why is called Jumbo?

The 15202 is the ultra-thin. It's nicknamed the Jumbo, as when it was originally released back in 1972, 39mm was considered a very large watch. Even the original Nautilus ref 3700, which came out about 4 years later and was a similar size to the original (ref 5402) RO Jumbo, is also referred to as a Jumbo, as is the IWC Ing SL of the same period. Today 39-40 doesnt sound like a Jumbo size, but back in the day it was.
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I'm making my first big watch purchase after the holiday.

 

This is what I have decided on...

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My wife will receive a handwritten heartfelt note for our 15th wedding anniversary.  And she will love it!  
Of course crystal Is the 'traditional' gift for the 15th anniversary but check out the 'modern' gift.


http://www.anniversary.us.com/15thanniversary.html
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

My wife will receive a handwritten heartfelt note for our 15th wedding anniversary.  And she will love it!  
Of course crystal Is the 'traditional' gift for the 15th anniversary but check out the 'modern' gift.


http://www.anniversary.us.com/15thanniversary.html

Ohhhhhh snap!

I'll give her 15 roses......
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

The 15202 is the ultra-thin. It's nicknamed the Jumbo, as when it was originally released back in 1972, 39mm was considered a very large watch. Even the original Nautilus ref 3700, which came out about 4 years later and was a similar size to the original (ref 5402) RO Jumbo, is also referred to as a Jumbo, as is the IWC Ing SL of the same period. Today 39-40 doesnt sound like a Jumbo size, but back in the day it was.


Gotcha, just kind of funny how the word "jumbo" stuck on the ultra thin version, it can be confusing.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Gotcha, just kind of funny how the word "jumbo" stuck on the ultra thin version, it can be confusing.

Yes, it does sound a bit funny that the Ultra-thin is also the Jumbo. I guess it's important to remember the Ultra-thin really applies to the movement, which for decades has been the thinnest automatic movement.

As for the Jumbo part, it's important to remember when the RO was released in 1972, the bulk of watches from AP, PP, and VC were dress watches, ranging in size from 31 to 34mm making the RO appear to be a Jumbo sized watch. Cheers!
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