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post #38836 of 48312

I always like the AP discussion in this thread.  There is no denying the RO is a beautiful watch but my flailing wrists would do great harm to such a wonderful finish.

 

Coming up on a year of actual wrist time for my BLNR.  I need to give it a good wipe down and take some pictures of the scratch covered polished center links.

post #38837 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Thanks for the replies, gents. Much appreciated.

Here are my considerations at present.

Re: 15400 v 15300

I know there is talk about bracelet/strap comfort amongst watch dudes, but personally I have never put on a watch that felt uncomfortable, and I have put on many. Maybe I just have lucky wrists. In any case, that would be the only practical consideration, the rest are aesthetic. And on that note....

  • I like the size of the 15300 better. Even though I have never seen them in person, I have handled enough watches to know that 39mm is what I would prefer, though as an owner of a 44mm PAM I also know that the 41mm 15400 would be fine as well.
  • I like the AP at 12 o'clock better than the double baton.
  • I like the AP folding clasp better than the bar
  • I like the fact the there is no mini marker before the date window on the 15300
  • I have no preference between tail or no tail on the second hand


These are are pretty small things though, and I have no doubt that I would love the 400 as well, I really need to find a way to see them in the flesh. There are no local dealers, so thats not an option. I know someone that could bring in both for me, but I would feel a little not right not kopping either from him if he went thought the trouble, so Id rather not do that until I am ready to kop.

Re: New v Used

Its really just money I guess. NIB I am guessing will run me in the 13-14k range and I think I could find pre-owned for 10-11k. I had always been a new only guy, but after so many years in the buy/sell biz, pre-owned no longer phases me, and it makes it a lot easier to flip without taking a hit.

Idk, Im conflicted. I hope I end up with on or the other sooner than later.

15300 is the obvious winner based on your assessment of desirable features. I agree that trying both on would be ideal... sometimes you can be really surprised by size, giggity
post #38838 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Yah, I've got a buddy with a very nice ROO and he went scuba diving with it and chipped the crystal on some coral. AP quoted over $2k to replace the crystal... eek.gif

That actually doesn't sound that expensive when you consider that a basic service on a RO is about $1700 (at least here it is). As for the price of the crystal, I paid about $200 to have the one on my Sub replaced some 20+ years ago.

But the high service cost for an RO is definitely something to be mindful of.
post #38839 of 48312
GMT on vacation again.
post #38840 of 48312
Excellent watches gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to lurk this thread. If anyone is looking for some quality leather straps with deployant clasp I have a variety here: www.finewind.net

Also, there are blog posts on watches. Thank you guys and keep up the frequent postings.
post #38841 of 48312
Indigo x Lange

post #38842 of 48312

^Lovely.

post #38843 of 48312

^^Uuuuuuuf! Nice!

post #38844 of 48312
^

That ALS dresses down nicely.
post #38845 of 48312
Re 15300 vs 15400. You have to try both. I was torn at one point and once I had seen and felt them both on my wrist it wasn't even a close call--15400 all the way.
post #38846 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Thanks for the replies, gents. Much appreciated.

Here are my considerations at present.

Re: 15400 v 15300

I know there is talk about bracelet/strap comfort amongst watch dudes, but personally I have never put on a watch that felt uncomfortable, and I have put on many. Maybe I just have lucky wrists. In any case, that would be the only practical consideration, the rest are aesthetic. And on that note....
 
  • I like the size of the 15300 better. Even though I have never seen them in person, I have handled enough watches to know that 39mm is what I would prefer, though as an owner of a 44mm PAM I also know that the 41mm 15400 would be fine as well.
  • I like the AP at 12 o'clock better than the double baton.
  • I like the AP folding clasp better than the bar
  • I like the fact the there is no mini marker before the date window on the 15300
  • I have no preference between tail or no tail on the second hand


These are are pretty small things though, and I have no doubt that I would love the 400 as well, I really need to find a way to see them in the flesh. There are no local dealers, so thats not an option. I know someone that could bring in both for me, but I would feel a little not right not kopping either from him if he went thought the trouble, so Id rather not do that until I am ready to kop.

Re: New v Used

Its really just money I guess. NIB I am guessing will run me in the 13-14k range and I think I could find pre-owned for 10-11k. I had always been a new only guy, but after so many years in the buy/sell biz, pre-owned no longer phases me, and it makes it a lot easier to flip without taking a hit.

Idk, Im conflicted. I hope I end up with on or the other sooner than later.


I prefer the design of the 15300 over the 15400 as well. Good luck with your hunt, and here's a bit help to push you in the right direction.

 

post #38847 of 48312
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Re 15300 vs 15400. You have to try both. I was torn at one point and once I had seen and felt them both on my wrist it wasn't even a close call--15400 all the way.
Yeah, I must have at least one try-on before I buy.
post #38848 of 48312
Love thay pic, Dino. Want so bad.
post #38849 of 48312
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Indigo x Lange

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post #38850 of 48312
Love that ALS
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