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TC - while i am a big fan of chronos, when it comes to the RO, the simple 2 handed models with a date are my favorite, and maybe i would call them the most "classic" of the line.

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[quote name="Keith T"

LesMust, I wrongly figured you for strictly a Cartier collector. Lovely JLC.[/quote]

You're very right Keith T, I am a Cartier guy, since many years actually,
but I do appreciate some models by other brands as well, like this Reverso, The Royal Oak Dino posted
the 100th anniversary with salmon dial and I am sure some others as well.
But cartier it is for me, you were right.
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Nad shot of the Blancpain (Panaristi here will get the reference)


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I'll just leave this here...

 

 

 

Sports Illustrated: Kate Upton bodypaint photos

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i have long though that would be a very satisfying job.
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i have long though that would be a very satisfying job.

I can only think of one type of job I would prefer in regards to Miss Upton.

Also, just wanted to say, I have really enjoyed leafing through the last week or so of posts. Some absolutely beautiful ROs. Frilly, your Pateks are always breathtaking--personally, I think this last picture you took was one of my favorites. I love the water resistance. A nice Blancpain in there. Roger, your Omega looks great. All in all, some great stuff!
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I'll just leave this here...



Sports Illustrated: Kate Upton bodypaint photos
Can I assume this is NSFW??? haha
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Well, there's some paint aaaand...not much else. So keep your back clear wink.gif
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Awesome feedback, thanks to everyone!
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

As someone who was persuaded by our venerable Dino to go the 15202 route even when I had a 15400 in hand, I would maybe suggest considering the 15202, which I just received late last week and absolutely love. The 15202 is so iconic and I found it more wearable (and versatile for dress and casual) for me than the 15400 - even though I am 6'4, I have small wrists and found the 15400 a little big for me. I also prefer the petite tapisserie of the 15202 to the mini tapisserie of the 15400 although both have their charms.

However, if you considered the 15202 and prefer the 15400, which I can understand, then I would suggest going with the 15400. My collection philosophy for what it is worth is to hone in on the iconic pieces from respective brands - I am never going to have a large collection of watches and want to own pieces with histories that speak to me. As such, there are other chronographs that appeal to me more than AP's Royal Oak Chrono, like a Daytona or VC Overseas Chrono (which I know some don't like, but I really love), which I hope one day to own. I wouldn't want to overload on chronos in an edited collection and so would want to go with a more simple royal oak time only model that fits AP's history and occupies a unique space in my collection. I hope that makes sense - obviously everyone's watch collecting philosophy is different, but I wanted to offer my two cents.

You should definitely get what speaks to you and both watches are really lovely -- good luck and keep us posted.

Many thanks for the thoughtful post. smile.gif I actually have never seen either one in person. I do have fairly large wrists and the size of the Panerais and the Royal Oak Offshores don't bother me at all. I have worn the 39 mm 15300 for an evening (which I believe is the same case size as the 15202) and actually found it to be just a tad small for my taste (pic below, after wayyy too much vodka, I have no idea why my shirt cuff was unbuttoned lol). Certainly an acceptable size, but I kept thinking to myself I wish this watch were slightly larger and heftier.

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As for the debate over the chrono, I think part of what's driving that is that I really liked the aesthetic of my SS Daytona, which I sold a couple of years ago because I felt the watch was a little small for my taste. I may get another one someday, but I think you're right--I shouldn't let my nostalgia for that watch influence my decision on the AP.
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I am not sure why I tend to prefer the more classic / bare bones / no complications ROs like the first option you posted above. I am a sucker for the chrono aesthetic too, but for the RO and for its cousin the Nautilus I strongly, strongly prefer the less busy dial. Very, very personal thing.
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Of those 2 SS models... the 15400 gets my vote.
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TC - while i am a big fan of chronos, when it comes to the RO, the simple 3 handed models with a date are my favorite, and maybe i would call them the most "classic" of the line. the first option would be my choice of the 3.
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TC, another vote for 15400 between the two you have posted.

But I suspect your wrist will decide if/ when you actually try them both on.

(Have you tried them on?)

Thanks, gentlemen! My gut tells me that I should probably go with the 15400.

Keith, unfortunately no, I haven't tried any of these. In fact I've never seen any of them in person. As I mentioned above, I did wear the 15300 for a few hours. I hope my AD has a few of the different models in stock, as there's no better way to test your preferences than to try them on.
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My vote is for the SS chronograph in steel. I tried the 15400 and its very nice, but it wasn't for me. I found the bump up in size sort of distorted the look (even though all proportions were increased the same amount), and the new larger dial looked too empty to me. I also didn't like the date being moved inward, the result of it retaining movement 3120 from the prior 39mm 15300. I found the chronograph much more appealing when I tried it on in person. It didn't look distorted to me even with its bump up in size and the dial didn't look so empty. I think it makes better use of its new proportions. If I were to get another RO, it would be the RO Chronograph in steel. I wouldn't even consider the RO on the strap, its nice...but it always looks and feels like something is missing. If you don't own a RO, you owe it to yourself to get one on a bracelet. The finish is magnificent and the way the smaller links and the beveled edges catch the light when your wrist moves is amazing. So out of the watches you've suggested my vote is for the steel chronograph. If you need a time only piece...then my vote is for the 15202 Jumbo, but I'm a bit biased. wink.gif

Thanks, Dino. Gorgeous watch!!! Hmmm, those are certainly great thoughts as well. I really like the aesthetic of the rose gold case and brown strap, and that's really what's driving my love of the 26320. I think you're right though, for this first AP, definitely on the bracelet. Hopefully the AD will have a chrono for me to examine in person.

Thanks again to all for the responses!
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Well, there's some paint aaaand...not much else. So keep your back clear wink.gif
I guess I should follow that same advice at home! wink.gif
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Awesome feedback, thanks to everyone!

Thanks, Dino. Gorgeous watch!!! Hmmm, those are certainly great thoughts as well. I really like the aesthetic of the rose gold case and brown strap, and that's really what's driving my love of the 26320. I think you're right though, for this first AP, definitely on the bracelet. Hopefully the AD will have a chrono for me to examine in person.

Thanks again to all for the responses!

Hi TC,

 

While the 15202 is the same 39 mm diameter as the 15300, its much thinner and wears very differently. However, if you feel your Daytona was too small, then chances are you will want a larger and thicker watch like the 15400 or the current RO Chrono both of which are 41mm.

 

You should have no problem finding an AD with both a 15400 and a RO Chronograph for you to try on and compare.  I've seen them at each AD I've been to in the last year or so.  You should hold off making a decision until you have had a chance to try both on and see how they look and feel in person.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  

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Hallo peeps! Old pic, but I'm wearing this one today:






And on the pressing topic of Upton in body paint....#17 (the last pic) gets my vote.... *come hither*
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hi TC,

While the 15202 is the same 39 mm diameter as the 15300, its much thinner and wears very differently. However, if you feel your Daytona was too small, then chances are you will want a larger and thicker watch like the 15400 or the current RO Chrono both of which are 41mm.

You should have no problem finding an AD with both a 15400 and a RO Chronograph for you to try on and compare.  I've seen them at each AD I've been to in the last year or so.  You should hold off making a decision until you have had a chance to try both on and see how they look and feel in person.  Good luck with whatever you decide.  

Thanks, Dino, really appreciate your guidance, as always! I kind of have to chuckle as I'm googling around looking at AP wrist shots. So many people choose watches that are ridiculously large for their wrists. It leads me to believe that the 41mm is going to be chunkier than I've anticipated.

Jeans and cashmere on a quiet friday. I cannot get enough of this setup!

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