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    I love Ap's. My first was a 15300 in 2007 which I moved on in 2009. Then got a Diver sold that, then got a 14790 sold that and settled back with another blue dialled 15300 identical to the one I sold back in 2009 but I paid double what I sold the first one for. You'd think I'd live and learn, but I don't. I've just bought another 116600 for £5000 more than I sold one for in 2017. You gotta love this habit/passion/disease.







    This is by far the best I have ever or will ever own..... I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paneristi372 View Post
    I love Ap's. My first was a 15300 in 2007 which I moved on in 2009. Then got a Diver sold that, then got a 14790 sold that and settled back with another blue dialled 15300 identical to the one I sold back in 2009 but I paid double what I sold the first one for. You'd think I'd live and learn, but I don't. I've just bought another 116600 for £5000 more than I sold one for in 2017. You gotta love this habit/passion/disease.

    This is by far the best I have ever or will ever own..... I think.
    Itís a stunning watch! One Iíd love, one day maybe ....

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    Hereís mine. I agree with the comments. Bracelet is amazing when you see it in person. I used to be anti AP but now I love them. I have another incoming tomorrow. Iíll share soon.




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    That is stunning to be fair....

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    No doubt the green 15202 will be going for silly money and be impossible to get (unless youíre called Lee Westward or Ian Poulter):

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/au...al-introducing

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    I think the YG with green just looks like an AP copy paste of the anniversary Daytona. This year's releases are a bit boring imo but I'm not a customer at that level anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    No doubt the green 15202 will be going for silly money and be impossible to get (unless youíre called Lee Westward or Ian Poulter):

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/au...al-introducing
    I was lucky enough to get a golf clinic from Matt Wallace whoís also an AP ambassador and we got talking about his AP deal ( he had RO chronic) and he explained that AP give them a monetary allowance each year and theyíre free to choose what they want up to that value.

    My favourite was a Ltd edition titanium RO model Darren Clarke wore for a while.

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    I am with Jamie on this one of all the watches past and present a 15300 ST blue (or any variant) is a sublime watch

    similar dimensions of a 15202 but a bit thicker case and bracelet and of course a second hand..


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    Quote Originally Posted by TKH View Post
    I am with Jamie on this one of all the watches past and present a 15300 ST blue (or any variant) is a sublime watch

    similar dimensions of a 15202 but a bit thicker case and bracelet and of course a second hand..

    Great photo's Tim, don't forget the screw in crown too.

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    I bought this in Selfridges nearly 5 years ago. Itís 39mm which is a great size for me (I wish AP would go back to doing some more 39mm). Iím normally stainless steel only, but I think this watch in Rose Gold is fantastic, it just feels so special when I wear it. It certainly gets noticed as well - I wore it into work once but the attention was a bit too much.


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    Just got an email that AP will be working with Marvel - expect the ROO Spiderman soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevvy View Post
    Iíve really got the itch for a RO Chrono and had an appointment at London boutique which got cancelled due to lockdown. However when booking appointment I was questioned by sales rep more than my prospective in laws before I got married...... all just to hopefully buy a watch. Crazy and itís a game I just donít like. Only 5-6 years ago I was offered a discount in Selfridges on a RO 41mm..... really regretting not buying then
    I have an appointment next week. What sort of questions did they ask you?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by thestore View Post
    I have an appointment next week. What sort of questions did they ask you?

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    They donít really ask questions, they just chat to you. Everyone at the AP House is great to deal with.

    Itís not easy to get the desirable AP models not because they are being difficult, or donít want to sell them, itís because they donít make huge amounts. I believe that they make 44,000 watches a year and last year it was 37,000 due to the virus. Compare that to other companies and they are a very small market.

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    I had to go to London with my son yesterday so booked an hour in at the AP House to try some watches on. Same as my previous visit, they were fantastic to deal with, really helpful. They knew I wasnít there to buy but just to have a look.

    Unfortunately the black panther has gone (I think they had 2 or 3) as I was hoping to try it on. They said that they had received a lot of mixed reviews from customers and had a lot of backlash. Some long standing clients saying that the CEO had ruined the brand. Reality is that itís one watch of limited production and it will probablY rise in value. They are trying to get a couple more as they have a list of buyers!

    I tried on the new green diver, the vampire chrono (which Iíve not seen before) and a couple of the 44mm ROOís that have been discontinued. An hour well spent :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I had to go to London with my son yesterday so booked an hour in at the AP House to try some watches on. Same as my previous visit, they were fantastic to deal with, really helpful. They knew I wasn’t there to buy but just to have a look.

    Unfortunately the black panther has gone (I think they had 2 or 3) as I was hoping to try it on. They said that they had received a lot of mixed reviews from customers and had a lot of backlash. Some long standing clients saying that the CEO had ruined the brand. Reality is that it’s one watch of limited production and it will probablY rise in value. They are trying to get a couple more as they have a list of buyers!

    I tried on the new green diver, the vampire chrono (which I’ve not seen before) and a couple of the 44mm ROO’s that have been discontinued. An hour well spent :-)
    Thanks for the update Steve. What were your thoughts of the green ROO green diver? That’s the new version with updated movement? Is the external shape different, I know there were a few aesthetic changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Thanks for the update Steve. What were your thoughts of the green ROO green diver? That’s the new version with updated movement? Is the external shape different, I know there were a few aesthetic changes.
    Hi Martyn, I’ve never tried on the previous diver so can’t compare from experience. It wore well and felt comfortable for sure. Whether it’s a 23k watch though, I’m not sure, but then again I could say that about most/all watch brands nowadays.

    There’s a cover on it to protect it so not the best photo.



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    Though I love blue, a bit too much for me. Discontinued now and the last one they will have. Already sold.

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    Hereís mine. I agree with the comments. Bracelet is amazing when you see it in person. I used to be anti AP but now I love them. I have another incoming tomorrow. Iíll share soon.




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    Lovely 26331ST there. Iím waiting for mine still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Hi Martyn, I’ve never tried on the previous diver so can’t compare from experience. It wore well and felt comfortable for sure. Whether it’s a 23k watch though, I’m not sure, but then again I could say that about most/all watch brands nowadays.

    There’s a cover on it to protect it so not the best photo.



    The vampire



    Though I love blue, a bit too much for me. Discontinued now and the last one they will have. Already sold.

    I did pick up the green offshore discontinued version. Not usually my cup of tea but it was very light being ceramic. Definitely one of the biggest pieces.

    How did you find the size of the blue Steve?





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    Quote Originally Posted by jackjack View Post
    I did pick up the green offshore discontinued version. Not usually my cup of tea but it was very light being ceramic. Definitely one of the biggest pieces.

    How did you find the size of the blue Steve?





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    Sorry mate - but those look huge on your wrist. It could be the way the photo is taken.

    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly soĒ. HHGTTG


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackjack View Post
    I did pick up the green offshore discontinued version. Not usually my cup of tea but it was very light being ceramic. Definitely one of the biggest pieces.

    How did you find the size of the blue Steve?



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    The blue looks massive in the picture I took but when I tried it on it didnít feel as big as it looks. It felt comfortable. I think the new 43mm will feel quite a bit smaller as they are supposed to be more curved. Looking forward to trying them out soon hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Sorry mate - but those look huge on your wrist. It could be the way the photo is taken.
    It definitely is massive on my wrist. Iím enjoying it for a bit and it then most likely will let my brother ďborrow itĒ as he is a little larger in stature than me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    The blue looks massive in the picture I took but when I tried it on it didnít feel as big as it looks. It felt comfortable. I think the new 43mm will feel quite a bit smaller as they are supposed to be more curved. Looking forward to trying them out soon hopefully.
    I agree with you. I think it being ceramic makes it more bearable. Yes the 43mm will be interesting to see. Can never tell how APs wear until you have them on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackjack View Post
    I agree with you. I think it being ceramic makes it more bearable. Yes the 43mm will be interesting to see. Can never tell how APs wear until you have them on.
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    All the signs are the new releases will wear well, so letís wait and see. Plus thereís more new releases to be announced in the next couple of months.

    Enjoy your new watch, looks great :-)

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    Still loving my new RO...makes my other watches seem a bit bland. Think this one will be with me for a while








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    Interesting that in Wimms latest monthly thread, AP scores very low....two mentions against 100 for Rolex, ranking with the likes of Corum. Whether this tells us much about AP sales, as against TZ interests, I don’t know. But it looks as if the gap between Rolex and the ‘holy trinity’ remains pretty large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.jaye View Post
    Still loving my new RO...makes my other watches seem a bit bland. Think this one will be with me for a while
    That's such a tidy watch. Looks perfect on the wrist

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.jaye View Post
    Still loving my new RO...makes my other watches seem a bit bland. Think this one will be with me for a while



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    Michael. You are torturing me mate!

    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly soĒ. HHGTTG


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    Quote Originally Posted by michael.jaye View Post
    Still loving my new RO...makes my other watches seem a bit bland. Think this one will be with me for a while

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    I tried on the 41 and 37 recently.

    The 41 for me was the perfect size due to how my wrists are.

    Will be going back in to compare it with the overseas soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    Interesting that in Wimms latest monthly thread, AP scores very low....two mentions against 100 for Rolex, ranking with the likes of Corum. Whether this tells us much about AP sales, as against TZ interests, I donít know. But it looks as if the gap between Rolex and the Ďholy trinityí remains pretty large.
    Rolex apparently makes 800,000 to 1,000,000 watches a year if its true. AP makes 45,000 but last year were down to 37,000. AP prices are probably an average of 3x Rolex prices as a guess?

    So the market is far slower in production and far higher in price, so the 2 against 100 seems relative. I know of 4 members here waiting to buy RO's - small production being the wait reason.

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    Probably tells us more about TZ finances than interests. A steel AP on a bracelet costs almost the same as a gold Rolex on Oysterflex.

    A Rolex is much more achievable for many more people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Rolex apparently makes 800,000 to 1,000,000 watches a year if its true. AP makes 45,000 but last year were down to 37,000. AP prices are probably an average of 3x Rolex prices as a guess?

    So the market is far slower in production and far higher in price, so the 2 against 100 seems relative. I know of 4 members here waiting to buy RO's - small production being the wait reason.

    Good things are worth waiting for eh Stephen?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    Good things are worth waiting for eh Stephen?!
    Definitely Gareth, letís hope itís not too much longer :-)

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    Not familiar with AP much so no idea about availability? I only really know about the coveted jumbo

    How easy is it to get the Pink Gold 44mm Offshores??

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