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I'm with Dino. Personal deal from US AD for AP 15400 (silver or black dial) is $13600 BNIB.

 

If someone is going to be overseas on a trip anyway, it never hurts to check and see what kind of deal one can get on a watch that has been of interest.  Certainly at times there may be currency exchange rates that along with a discount could make a difference.  Still in my experience, I've always been able to get a better deal with an AD that I've formed a relationship with rather than what I could get overseas taking into account their discounts (which are not always competitive, currency conversion rates on some credit cards, and customs duties).  In addition, even if there is a manufacturers warranty, if there is an issue, its nice to be able to have the AD step in an help me if necessary - possibly make a quick exchange rather than a repair if he has another in stock (which is probably not really likely to happen with an AD half way around the world). 

 

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Can someone clarify the current RO lineup available from US ADs as it relates to sizes? I'd love to put on both a 15300 and 15400 and compare the two sizes at some point, but if I'm not mistaken, the 15300 was discontinued? You guys an AD might have one of each but the boutiques probably wouldn't?

You won't find a 15300 new at any ADs or boutiques.  They have been out of production for roughly 3 +/- years.  If you want one your best hope is to search for a pre-owned one that is like new in box (or hope that a private collector posts one for sale that he bought and never wore).  If you want to compare sizes go to a large store with pre-owned watches and maybe they will have one of each version available for you to try.  As for sizes, the 15300 was 39mm and the replacement 15400 is 41mm.  They wear differently on the wrist.  Their is also the 15202 ultrathin which is 39mm and it wears differently than either the 15400 and 15300, because of its thinness  However ADs rarely get them as production is much more limited and AP tends to send more of them to the Boutiques.  Its also considerably more expensive than a 15400, so its cost is a negative factor for many people.  Good luck with your AP shopping.   

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Wired the money to PP London Monday morning, they got it today. Ships tomorrow. The waiting is killing me.

What are the odds it's sized correctly based on the wrist measurements I sent them? If it's off I'll have to drive to Atlanta to have it adjusted at Tiffany.


Congrats! We all know that feeling, but you just have to find a way to embrace that sense of anticipation.

And a trip to the ATL wouldn't be the worst thing, either.

Maybe you could enjoy a nice meal, and take in a few sights, maybe a museum or something .... and just make it an enjoyable memory that you shared with your new Patek!

Post pics regardless once you've got it on the wrist. nod[1].gif
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^^15202 ultrathin also doesn't have a seconds hand which would drive me nuts.
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^^15202 ultrathin also doesn't have a seconds hand which would drive me nuts.

 

Some would prefer "less hands" as it gives the watch a "more Zen" feel (words used by friends who love their 15202, not me) - but I personally prefer a sweeping seconds hand so I personally prefer the 5711 (if we were comparing Genta descendants currently in production, I mean).

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^^15202 ultrathin also doesn't have a seconds hand which would drive me nuts.

Doesn't bother me at all.  Funny thing is, the one detail that I did not care for on the RO 15300 was the shape of the seconds hand, particularly the tail on it.  So choosing one without simplified things.  

 

The 15202 is about RO heritage and the original RO's did not have seconds hands. In addition, on many watches including the RO, I find the lack of a second hand gives it a cleaner look.  Even with the Nautilus 5711, its a beautiful piece, but I prefer the original version ref 3700 which did not have a seconds hand.  Still, I can understand some folks favoring seconds hands on watches, after all no watch can be everything to everyone. 

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Some would prefer "less hands" as it gives the watch a "more Zen" feel (words used by friends who love their 15202, not me) - but I personally prefer a sweeping seconds hand so I personally prefer the 5711 (if we were comparing Genta descendants currently in production, I mean).

The ideal situation is have one of each;)...a 15202, for relaxing when seconds don't matter, and a 5711 for times when seconds matter. 


Edited by Dino944 - 7/30/15 at 11:43am
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The ideal situation is have one of each;)...a 15202, for relaxing when seconds don't matter, and a 5711 times when seconds matter. 

 

knew you would say that hahahahaha.

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knew you would say that hahahahaha.

What can I say, you know me too well !  :cheers:

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While I don't have either of those Genta masterpieces, I do have a couple of watches that don't have seconds hands, and really don't feel like I'm missing out on anything with those particular pieces.

Of course, it would always depend on whether you really needed that function for your particular lifestyle and needs.

Big thumbs up to the "buy both" proposition, tho! That's always the answer ... ha ha! lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

While I don't have either of those Genta masterpieces, I do have a couple of watches that don't have seconds hands, and really don't feel like I'm missing out on anything with those particular pieces.

Of course, it would always depend on whether you really needed that function for your particular lifestyle and needs.

Big thumbs up to the "buy both" proposition, tho! That's always the answer ... ha ha! lol8[1].gif

 

Was worried about the lack of a seconds hand when opting for a Base Panerai model, but after almost a month of wearing it non stop, I'm glad I opted for the 562 with a more symmetric dial over the 564 that would have cost some extra cash.  I don't feel like I'm missing it at all...though if this was a model that normally came with a central second hand I'm not sure if I'd feel the same way.


Edited by pmeis - 7/30/15 at 12:59pm
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Finally!


I'm going to shoot some more pics tomorrow. I really like it and i'm aiming for a non vintage trio (hmm, didn't know how to spit it out).

Rolex Submariner 116610LN
Tudor Black Bay red
Cartier Santos

That trio would cover up my whole wardrobe. I'm done for now on with vintage. Too bad. It's to much money and I don't feel comfortable at all wearing a red sub on my wrist. But hey, at least i won't die curious.

Here's a pic of my 11610LN to.
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That trio would cover up my whole wardrobe. I'm done for now on with vintage. Too bad. It's to much money and I don't feel comfortable at all wearing a red sub on my wrist. But hey, at least i won't die curious.

Here's a pic of my 11610LN to. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I know what you mean. I'm leaving vintage to the stronger hearted.

I've grown to appreciate the pre-ceramic subs and now prefer them to the new models. Looks great w/the jacket.
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Another question for those who have purchased expensive watches. What form of payment did you use and was there a cash discount option over paying with a card?
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Originally Posted by linstar View Post

Another question for those who have purchased expensive watches. What form of payment did you use and was there a cash discount option over paying with a card?

VISA always...travel points smile.gif

There was also no cash discount option with my Rolex AD.
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Another question for those who have purchased expensive watches. What form of payment did you use and was there a cash discount option over paying with a card?

 

 

The unsatisfying truthful answer, it depends.  I've done cash to check to Amex.  Cash is often king but some places will be the same price no matter what type of payment, in that case, yes to points.

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