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Some AP p0rn of my recent arrival... I love how the dial reflects both dark blue and grey according to lighting conditions.
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Congrats!!!  Quite simply its a home run for AP!!!  Just wait until you see it in bright sunlight, the dial is amazing.  You will see varying tones of blues to dark grey.  Also the fit and finish is superb. 

 

As you may have noted in some past posts there has been a discussion of brands, boutiques vs. AD, watch pricing, discounts etc.   This is a watch that although expensive (even with a modest discount), I see tremendous value in the quality, workmanship, fit, finish etc.  I am really happy with this watch and although I wish I could have purchased it for less, I really do think its worth what it costs.

 

Congrats again!!! I am sure you will really love this watch.  I have barely had another watch on my wrist in the last 2 months.   

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Hi Stitch,

Thanks for indulging me with some detailed thoughts on the watch companies, and your point of view from the other side of the sales counter. 
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I do understand that being on the other side of the counter may make your incentives at least on the selling side very different.  I have a friend at an AD for Cartier, VC, IWC and a bunch of other brands and whenever he starts telling me how excited he is about pricing strategies and possibly moving to reduce discounts, I always have to remind him that from my side of the sales counter thats not exciting or good news.  Also, some watches as nice as they are I think their list prices have become rediculous.  I realize they way I can vocalize that is not purchasing it. 

In the end there are watches I've gotten good discounts on, watches I've paid full retail for,
but the important thing to me is when everything is said and done, whether I feel that I got a good value (which is not just the price, but whether an item seem like its truly worth what I am paying) for the goods and also on some level to have enjoyed my time with the sales person at the AD or Boutique (some I have liked more than others). 

my pleasure, this has been great. you are a good dude, and id love to have a drink and talk watches with you some day.

and i agree very much with the last point. feeling you got a value and a good experience is often of far greater value than straight dollars and cents.
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Beautiful watch.
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http://nicolascantone.tumblr.com/post/30051607730
Anyone know what kind of watch and strap this is?

Rolex 1680 on a "Bond" NATO strap. Both the make of the strap and the polish of the watch case look atypical, but its definitely a Sub.
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My 1st post and a meager contribution to The Watch P0rn Thread!

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My 1st post and meager contribution to The Watch P0rn Thread!

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Congrats!!!  Quite simply its a home run for AP!!!  Just wait until you see it in bright sunlight, the dial is amazing.  You will see varying tones of blues to dark grey.  Also the fit and finish is superb. 

As you may have noted in some past posts there has been a discussion of brands, boutiques vs. AD, watch pricing, discounts etc.   This is a watch that although expensive (even with a modest discount), I see tremendous value in the quality, workmanship, fit, finish etc.  I am really happy with this watch and although I wish I could have purchased it for less, I really do think its worth what it costs.

Congrats again!!! I am sure you will really love this watch.  I have barely had another watch on my wrist in the last 2 months. 

Thanks, Dino! It's been more than a week on the wrist, with my others relegated to the safe for now. I lucked out that my AP guy (non AD) was able to get his hands on one, even though from all my recent travels the only 15202 I saw in the metal was at Harrod's in London (with of course no discount). While a regular production model, the new 15202 appears to be produced in very limited quantities (at least for now).

Perhaps the most satisfying thing for me as it relates to value is that I know this one is a keeper - which of course doesn't always happen with watches we lust after. Last year, I had a terrific deal on a long-time object of desire (Journe 38mm Calendrier in platinum), although after only a few days I got that sinking feeling I'd put it back on the market. I ended up selling it earlier this year, after having worn it perhaps a half dozen times. With price as a guideline, the Journe was a much better deal, although the 15202 for me remains a superior value.
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My 1st post and meager contribution to The Watch P0rn Thread!

Was this a Panerai collaboration?
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My 1st post and meager contribution to The Watch P0rn Thread!

Was this a Panerai collaboration?

Panerai made Ferrari branded watches from about 2005-2010.
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Fall is so here. Gold brightens the day.
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This is stunning! Do you have more pic of it?
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Nicely framed!
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Panerai made Ferrari branded watches from about 2005-2010.

correct. are ferrari watches still in production? before panerai it was GP. as a matter of fact, i didnt know that panerai had stopped until i saw your post.
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This watch never fails to bring a smile to my face. She's a '52 Seamaster with a bumper movement and a Hirsch strap. Sweater is BB and it is probably the best shade of burgundy ever.

 

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Great vintage Seamaster!

 

Here is my vintage DJ in indian summer mufti

 

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