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Yes, when it comes to the high-end styling, the Purple Label stuff and all of the aspirational photography then I'm Ralph's bitch. I'm an absolute sucker for it.

 

Actually, I was over in NYC a couple of weeks ago and dropped into the RRL store on Bleeker Street. Not the Western themed workwear, but the one next door with very limited run vintage-inspired, and sometimes actual vintage, suits etc. It would be quite an investment for the whole look, but I liked what they were trying to do.

 

Quite amazing too that they can carry that off, and the really pricey PL stuff - for example the stuff they are selling in the Rhinelander mansion - at the same time as the lower-end stuff which looks like it came from a rummage sale.

 

But I'd never buy a RL branded watch.

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PAM048 today...

 

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Grail acquired. A big thanks to Dino and everyone else who helped guide me in searching for my first high end piece. Presenting the APRO jumbo.



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Grail acquired. A big thanks to Dino and everyone else who helped guide me in searching for my first high end piece. Presenting the APRO jumbo.




There it is!!

Congrats!!!
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^^ Wow! Congrats, linstar! biggrin.gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Nice
Edited by bawlin - 9/9/15 at 8:48pm
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Another Royal Oak? Man AP should be sponsoring this thread.

Great looking watch, congrats.
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Congrats!
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Grail acquired. A big thanks to Dino and everyone else who helped guide me in searching for my first high end piece. Presenting the APRO jumbo.

Congrats on your "Jumbo!"  I've owned lots of watches over the years, but this is probably the most satisfying purchase I've made.  I'm too crazy to be a "One watch kind of guy," but if I had to be, my Jumbo would be the one I'd keep.    Hope it brings you many years of enjoyment and smiles.  

 

Best regards,

Dino

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Finally got my Vostok Amphibia in, along with a replacement bezel and shark mesh bracelet. Unfortunately the little stick tool hasn't arrived yet so I can't swap out straps yet.

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What is it - Twatters awayday or something? I didn't get the memo. Where is everyone?

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Grail acquired. A big thanks to Dino and everyone else who helped guide me in searching for my first high end piece. Presenting the APRO jumbo.




Awesome choice. Great to nail down a grail. Well done. :fistbump:

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Ha, that "away day" comment popped up right as I was about to hit "submit"!
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Congrats on your "Jumbo!"  I've owned lots of watches over the years, but this is probably the most satisfying purchase I've made.  I'm too crazy to be a "One watch kind of guy," but if I had to be, my Jumbo would be the one I'd keep.    Hope it brings you many years of enjoyment and smiles.  

Always good to hear of your continued positive experience with the 15202, and others'. Since meeting someone wearing an A-series 5402ST about five years ago, any version of the Jumbo is still something I'd love to get. Great design for sure.

But I decided to try out something else lately instead:



Though I'd thought about it previously, I started seriously considering the 216570 Explorer II again after the recent discussion with @Winot. I'd previously seen the black dial and didn't love it, but I hadn't taken a close look at the white-dialled version. Those black-edged indices on matte white are irresistible.

I think it compares favourably to other sports models:


(that's a fellow addict's 1680)

Though I haven't decided 100% whether to keep it, I'm pretty sure those stickers will be coming off soon. It hugs the wrist perfectly and has a suprising amount of charm for a modern watch. It seems to be built for fun; I'm looking forward to going places and doing things with it! smile.gif
Edited by Belligero - 9/11/15 at 4:59am
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^
I like this one best.
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Quickie this morning...

This guy doesn't get enough wrist time.

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