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JBond

AP, which one to start?

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Hi there!

 

I hope everybody is fine, and I hope you'll enjoy Xmas with your family.

The only rep I have is a Omega SMP 300 Pro I bought 10 years ago and it's still a very nice and reliable watch... I worn it every day of my life and in every situation.

But, this is off topic.

So, I would like to buy a good Royal Oak but I'm a newbie regarding these.

I've checked Trusty Time but watches are really expensive (most are $500+).

Here is the question, witch AP is the best in term of quality, accuracy and reliability for a budget of $350?

 

Please help me guys! I would like to join your AP family :)

Thanks for reading.

 

Cheers,

 

J

 

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If u yet to have the diver, definitely it will be JF SS v7.

JF 15400 is another model not to be missed.


"There are more than 1 road to Rome...."

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I really like the 15400 rose gold. On TT the movement is a Miyota 9015. I know that Miyota is great. This one is ok?

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It's a reliable movement, I have a jf15400 and it's been great. But if you plan it as an everyday watch like the omega maybe not the best choice. The high polished/ brushed finish shows knocks quite clearly... more of a dress watch for me !

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Sound advise from rypho1 on 15400.
I love the rugged look on my diver! Scratches & dings enhanced its robust look, lol...



"There are more than 1 road to Rome...."

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another question is do you start with the bracelet first and then buy a strap and plots or start with strap and then buy bracelet....

 

bracelet option appears less expensive...but

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I would like a leather bracelet ?

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Start with an AP Diver or AP Royal Oak :) 

These are very reliable and are in your budget. 

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Go big, try to find a Noob ROO on sale. I personally love the silver Thames, but they have been sold out a bit. You should still be able to follow me a few 2014 editions on sale.


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We're me, I would opt for the V7 Diver. Nice rugged, reliable watch. Dings and scratches just add character to a "tool watch". The 1500's are more of a dress watch and don't look so great with dings and dents. I would avoid the ROO's as a first AP, mainly because of the a7750 movement.


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Thanks a lot guys for all you advises.

I'm really aware about a7750's problems and that why I will looking for something simple.

I will never understand why AP a7750 are so expensive because this movement is not so great.

I'm not a big fan of the V7 Diver because it's a really huge watch and I'm a classical person (personal tastes...).

I'm looking for something to wear as a casual gentlemen.

Thanks :)

 

18 hours ago, eshow3907 said:

Go big, try to find a Noob ROO on sale. I personally love the silver Thames, but they have been sold out a bit. You should still be able to follow me a few 2014 editions on sale.


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You have AP for sales right now?

I will probably buy my next watch to Andrew if he is still the best guy out there...!

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Guys, just a question, where can I find the V7? TT only have the V6...

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