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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. PartagasIV

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    The AP 15202 that you all have been posting about I've been trying to find concrete info for online but having a bit of trouble. Browsing AP's site, it's hard to tell if it's the 39mm Extra-Thin (as it has blue dial and date window background in blue), or the selfwinding 41mm RO, as it also has a blue face and a matching blue background date window. And to boot, Hodinkee makes it sound like the 15202 is the RO 'Jumbo'...

    Would you guys that have been looking/have purchased mind posting up a few pics? I am still paying for my Reverso Tribute with Fagliano strap but I have always loved the baseline RO's...
     


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    The 15202 is 39mm.

    http://www.fratellowatches.com/aude...5202st-a-new-version-introduced-at-sihh-2012/

     


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    kmp. also, plz not to implicate me.


    love it


    that one is my fave too. im really considering trying to get it on the cheap from my boss.

    indeed, the daytona is my fave straight chrono as well.
     
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    The 15202 is 39mm. Its much thinner than the 15400 (which is the 41mm) RO. The 15202 is referred to as the Jumbo because back when it was originally released in 1972, 39mm was a a very large watch. Obviously today, 39-40mm is a relatively average size. The ultra thin automatic movement caliber 2120, the thinness of the case and the petite patisserie is part of what makes this watch so special. The 15400 is nice, but after trying one on, it was not even a close decision for me as to which to choose.

    Here are a few quick photos of my 15202 "Jumbo." It was purchased new about 2 months ago.

    The lighting really does affect the color of the dial. Its a deep blue but at times it can look very dark gray, and under bright light it looks like a really rich deep blue.

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    One more photo showing a bit more blue to the dial. This was before I took the protective plastic off the bezel & lugs.
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    That is definitely a watch I will pick up one day, absolutely gorgeous Dino!

    It is beautiful, and I feel like there is never a wrong occasion for wearing it. Not many watches can make such a claim.
     


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    tis a beaut!

    question - as i may have mentioned, 60000000000 times, my next planned watch purchase is a panerai 112.

    would anyone say to consider buying one of the breitlings i posted before instead, and possibly saving some money if i can get them on the cheap from my work?




    The 2 i want
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    i imagine i could get it for mid 2 thousands, maybe 3k on the high end. its has box and papers and is in like new condition.

    i think retail is like 8k-ish maybe?
     


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    Thanks. I have really been enjoying this watch. You are correct about there never being a wrong occasion for wearing it. Its sporty enough that it looks great with jeans and casual clothing, yet its thin and sophisticated enough to wear with a suit. Maybe for the dressiest of occasions I'd choose a pure dress watch on a strap. However, for me pure dress watches just don't get that much wrist time. In some ways although the Jumbo is pricey, the added value its its so versatile that it can and will get a lot of wrist time.

    If you truly love and had already planned to buy one of the Breitlings at some point, then maybe its something to consider. However, if you are doing it to save a bit of $ for now and you still have plans to get a Panerai, then I say skip the Breitlings. One of the Breitlings may temporarily be a fun toy, but ultimately it will push you further from your goal of owning a Panerai and you will not have the watch you truly want. So my vote is stick to the game plan of saving and getting the Panerai you really want.
     


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    Yes, but no one pays $8K for it new...you can get deals on Breitlings all day long. How much is the Panerai you want? Skip the Breitling and you will have 2-3K toward the watch you really want rather than in a substitute. Just my 2 cents.
     


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    thanks - was considering it in place of the Speedmaster Pro, FOR ME - not you.
     
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    Well said.
     


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