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Quick hit. Roughly $10K pre-owned, 15300 Royal Oak or 16520 Daytona?
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I can't think there would possibly be anything quick about the answer to that question.  

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Why do I love this thread so much?  The kind of exchange that just happened in the last 1-2 pages.  That's why.
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Blue dial = Nautilus?

if you can spot me about 15k, i will change my plans just so your guess will be right. i think tho, i have overhyped this and the reveal will be a letdown. frown.gif
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Quick hit. Roughly $10K pre-owned, 15300 Royal Oak or 16520 Daytona?

that is not a quick question, and neither is wrong. at this very moment, id go RO. but next week that could change.
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Aside from independents, VC is the only company I'm aware of that offers custom services such that they will create a complete one off watch and movement to suit a customer's wishes.

 

I think I would be quite satisfied in life if I was able to commission my own Vacheron Constantin. 

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One of my watch goals for 2013 was being content and happy with my collection. It is a difficult exercise. I have already found a candidate for leaving my watch box (Omega Planet Ocean) and a candidate for taking its place. For some reason, the monetary diff of out and in is never in my favour. Why is that? smile.gif
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The orange PO was my summer beater for a while, and I do find it an excellent everyday watch. Still, I have a few Rolexes on bracelets, and usually end up with them instead. My white Exp II has become my go-to watch for any adventure summer or winter, or if the adventure involves submersion, I'll use my 16610, the only watch that gets a yearly test of water resistance. I've also come to prefer the thinner Oyster-cases to the more beefy PO. Still love the orange bezel, though!

 

The in-candidate? I'll get back to that one. Both the model and the complication has featured on TWAT recently satisfied.gif

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Looking forward to seeing what is incoming!  Monetary diff in vs. out is always in the dealers favor nod[1].gif.

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the mrs usually has a n idea when a new watch is on the way. this is out of the blue. i think im just gonna wear it and hope she doesnt say anything!
 

I'd never get away with that!  Mrs. Dino has eagle eyes and wouldn't miss a watch, an item of clothing, or anything else if I wore it.    

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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Quick hit. Roughly $10K pre-owned, 15300 Royal Oak or 16520 Daytona?

Really tough question.  Each is so different.  I love my 16520. I find the dial a tad more elegant with the smaller luminous markers than on the new 116520s.  I also prefer its subdial for continuous second at 9 o'clock.  Its movement was thoroughly re-worked and modified by Rolex, so it has more hand workmanship that most do today, and it was the most accurate watch I ever owned.  Not as practical as the modern 116520 which has a much longer power reserve, and better built bracelet and clasp...but I still like the 16520 a lot.  I like each version of Daytona enough that I kept my oldie and also picked up the current model. 

 

The RO, is an iconic design, cal 3120 is beautiful in house movement, which you can actually view through the saphire glass back.  Gives you a date if that matters.  Its more finely finished than the 16520, but I find most ROs (other than maybe an Offshore Scuba) a bit more delicate.  Its from a brand that many consider far more elite than Rolex. 

 

If the AP were a Jumbo, then I'd go AP.  I think on this one, I'd go Daytona. I love the looks of the 16520, and it was in production for less time than any other Daytonas, and also had a lot of re-working of the movement.  Also, I know its trivia...but the sweep second hand on the 15300 has always bothered me.  I don't like the tail end of it.  Small, silly detail I know...but its the details that often make or break a decision for me.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Devoti View Post

 

I think I would be quite satisfied in life if I was able to commission my own Vacheron Constantin. 

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VC's standard production watches are beautiful...but to be able to commission my own "Dino Edition" VC...that would be amazing!

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I'd never get away with that!  Mrs. Dino has eagle eyes and wouldn't miss a watch, an item of clothing, or anything else if I wore it.

yeah, same here. but a man can dream cant he?!?

outside of that i have no idea how i wont end up on the porch for a month.
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yeah, same here. but a man can dream cant he?!?

outside of that i have no idea how i wont end up on the porch for a month.

The porch? Dang, Mrs. Stitchy plays by some harsh rules. And heck, at least it is summer time. I am sure you could make the porch quite comfortable this time of year.
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The porch? Dang, Mrs. Stitchy plays by some harsh rules. And heck, at least it is summer time. I am sure you could make the porch quite comfortable this time of year.

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sadly, the muggy bmore nights are miserable. porch would be no bueno. the reality is, she'll notice. then she'll be pissed. then she'll get over it.

in the morrow, i hope to be able to make the (anti-climatic) reveal. just waiting on one more piece to fall in line.
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post

Greg, I have the exact same watch.

Me too, I bought it in Bahrain 1964 and it was £37... it is still with me, but the refurb has been quoted as £350, should I go for it ?

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i think im just gonna wear it and hope she doesnt say anything!

I tried that once, got spotted immediately. The agreement now is that I can spend my money as I please, but be open about my purchases. I can live with that ...
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Originally Posted by Omega Male View Post

Quick hit. Roughly $10K pre-owned, 15300 Royal Oak or 16520 Daytona?

Have you tried both on the wrist? They wear quite differently, I find. Mostly due to the bracelets. I love the El Primero Daytonas, and sold my 15300 rather quickly ...
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Somewhat off-topic: got some new shoes from the Leffot sale in NYC last week - Gaziano & Girling Barclays in mole suede.  Paired with Phineas Cole socks and 3970P today:

 

 

Yes, I need to get that pant bottom (re)-hemmed...

 

But, just had to share this: got myself a Nano Suede Protector from Tarrago and tested it on the shoes:

 

 

How awesome is that?  Hah hah!

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^^ great looking shoes! ^^
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I tried that once, got spotted immediately. The agreement now is that I can spend my money as I please, but be open about my purchases. I can live with that ...

that is pretty much our agreement. with the addendum that the wife still retains the right to get mad at me for frivolously spending our money. smile.gif
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Stitch - don't think we forgot about you! Let's get on with the ceremony! (please)
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