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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

I admit a GMT could also be an option.  Although I don't like the Jubilee bracelet very much.  But then we get into GMT options - vintage "Pepsi", "Coke", new black'n'blue?  I really don't know.  Anyway, academic for now, but maybe if someone accepts the consultancy proposal I'm currently writing - I will then consult with you!

 

**ignoring Cylon deliberately**

The great thing with the older version is that you have so many more options. I also have the oyster bracelet and could easily get the black and the red/black insert if I wanted.

post #22667 of 34114
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

This looked pr0n-worthy to me (from Hodinkee) the Piaget Only Watch for 2013 (showing the backside for mimo LOL):

inlove.gif  Love that watch!  Very elegant and beautifully made.

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Honestly, that is the only watch that would district me from Patek and AL&S in that price range, other than some indies.

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In my opinion, one of the most gorgeous watches I have ever seen. It would be a completely emotional purchase, but damn, that watch is just gorgeous.

 

I love the sight of the balance wheel sneaking out from the back.

Piaget is one of those brands that I always tell people is under appreciated, and I'd put it up against any of the "Big 3" in terms of quality.  I might say, AL&S has a slight an edge on them when it comes to finish, but I have seriously given a lot of thought to their Altiplano as my first round dress watch at some point.  

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I have been looking at other manufacturers for some time; AP has some classic pieces, and the 15202ST would really be a great companion piece to my PP 5711/1A.  However, since I'm also a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the AP ROO T3 just really sings to me for a variety of reasons:

 

 

I mean, the case back is something of a robust variety that even a skeptic like mimo would appreciate. BOOM!

 

 

I am just kidding.

 

 

Glad to hear you are just kidding.  If you were to remove the movement from the T3, you might be able to put the entire 5711 watch case inside the T3...just kidding.  The T3 is ridiculous looking and its size is totally unwearable...15.65mm thick x 61mm total length x 57.2mm wide...unless you plan to wear it Flava Flav style around your neck.  

 

The most iconic of Ahh-Nold's watches is the AP "End of Days" RO.  He wore it in the movie of the same name and those sell for many times their original price and collectors love them.  I've never been a fan of it.  

 

 

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Really? For some reason or another, I really don't mind the Piaget branding on it. The fact that it is on the rotor makes it pretty unobtrusive to me. It is fairly large though!
 

+1.  I don't mind the branding on it.  I think its quite reasonable considering there is so much to look at and skeleton watches can look so busy that its easy to lose the branding.  I've seen it don't more discreetly by VC and AP skeletons, but to be honest, I actually like the way Piaget did it on this piece.  

post #22668 of 34114
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

I admit a GMT could also be an option.  Although I don't like the Jubilee bracelet very much.  But then we get into GMT options - vintage "Pepsi", "Coke", new black'n'blue?  I really don't know.  Anyway, academic for now, but maybe if someone accepts the consultancy proposal I'm currently writing - I will then consult with you!

 

**ignoring Cylon deliberately**

 

Start with a 16610 Sub (D-Series or later). You will never regret that.

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Frankly I cannot decide between a 5513, 1675 or a 1680

 

OmegaMale, can you explain to me why you say "D-Series or later" or perhaps point me toward an article?

 

is it about the bracelet?

post #22670 of 34114
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Frankly I cannot decide between a 5513, 1675 or a 1680

 

OmegaMale, can you explain to me why you say "D-Series or later" or perhaps point me toward an article?

 

is it about the bracelet?

My first and only vintage so far was pretty easy for me.

 

I went with a Red 1680.

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can you take it out in the water still?

post #22672 of 34114
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Frankly I cannot decide between a 5513, 1675 or a 1680

OmegaMale, can you explain to me why you say "D-Series or later" or perhaps point me toward an article?

is it about the bracelet?

I would go for the 1675 or the 1680. Aesthetically though, I think I do prefer the pepsi 1675. Just such a damn good looking watch. I have really been craving one.

The 1655 is also just super cool. One of my favorite references.

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

can you take it out in the water still?

I could, it's been pressure tested.

 

 

However I don't intend too.

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surprise surprise me and nuke agree again!!

 

top of the list ATM is in fact a 1675
 

thanks dddrees!

 

Im going on a cruise to celebrate July 4th,and damn I wish I had a sub to take with me

post #22675 of 34114
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

My first and only vintage so far was pretty easy for me.

 

I went with a Red 1680.

Excellent choice.  Based on the photos you've posted here in the past its a beauty!

post #22676 of 34114
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Frankly I cannot decide between a 5513, 1675 or a 1680

 

OmegaMale, can you explain to me why you say "D-Series or later" or perhaps point me toward an article?

 

is it about the bracelet?

 

Talking about Subs only, I don't think vintage is the way to go for a first-time Rolex buyer, which it sounds like Mimo might be?

 

If you opt for the 16610, you can get a pretty much new watch (< 10 years) that also looks -- in my opinion -- quite a bit nicer than the current generation. D-Series forward is mid-2000s, no lug holes and RRR -- which just makes it slightly less likely you'll end up with a fake.

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Don't get me wrong, I'd dearly love a red Sub from my birth year (1969) myself, but the prices are ... unattractive.

 

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post #22678 of 34114
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

 

The most iconic of Ahh-Nold's watches is the AP "End of Days" RO.  He wore it in the movie of the same name and those sell for many times their original price and collectors love them.  I've never been a fan of it.  

 

"End of Days" AP ROO!  Boom!

 

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Ahnold looking SERIOUS in "End of Days"!  Boom Boom!

 

 

I am not a big fan of AP ROO but this piece in titanium somehow seems very attractive to me, as portrayed in this picture.  Why is that?

 

 

Boom!  Boom!  Boom!

 

(I am not sure why I ended up liking and using the term "Boom!" recently)

 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post


I would go for the 1675 or the 1680. Aesthetically though, I think I do prefer the pepsi 1675. Just such a damn good looking watch. I have really been craving one.

The 1655 is also just super cool. One of my favorite references.

 

But seriously speaking, this is on offer right now for me.  I am sorely tempted, but I am belatedly - after the splurge from November through March - exercising my willpower.

 

 

Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller Mark IV ref 1665 baby!  Ugh, so tempting.

post #22679 of 34114
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

 

Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller Mark IV ref 1665 baby!

 

Pow! Right in the feels! Get behind me Satan.

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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Pow! Right in the feels! Get behind me Satan.

 

But how to resist THIS!
 

 

As you said - GET BEHIND ME (and on topic)!

 

 

In "End of Days" Gabriel Byrne was an investment banker who ended up being the Devil himself.  Is that just cliche or what.  I mean, I do know one or two decent investment bankers...

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