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Old 25 September 2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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FF for AP Diver

A usual habit of me liking to browse thru watch forums after work to enlighten myself with horological info, and to savour on cool watches

AP forums are getting most of my browsing time, and the Diver is the one that catches my attention.. ahh.. I did went down to an AD and tried a few times. It really blew me away with its beauty and built!

Now, can i ask for your opinion?
Will it be silly to flip my Blancpain FF (dark knight) + cash for the AP diver?

I do like my FF, which is still getting wrist time on Fri and weekend. The bezel is like no other watches have, shiny attractive but subtle. And its relatively very much resistance to scatches. I read that Diver's bezel is a scatch magnet (true?) , so this is one major con. I can only have a diver ($$ constraint), and so this dilemma

Appreciate your advise.
I post on this forum so as to get a unbiased feedback. Thanks!
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Old 25 September 2012, 03:41 AM   #2
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Old 25 September 2012, 04:17 AM   #3
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Have you tried the AP diver on? It would really depend on which one you prefer on your wrist.

If memory serves the FF is 45mm while the AP diver is 42mm. Being a smaller watch person I would probably take the AP because of that (as well as the fact that I quite like its original shape).
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Old 25 September 2012, 04:36 AM   #4
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Despite the FF's size, it wears very comfortably. I'm seriously contemplating a FF as a diving watch. IMHO, keep the FF and save for the Diver.
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Old 25 September 2012, 04:46 AM   #5
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I wouldn't make that trade even straight up. FF is much more special IMO.
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Old 25 September 2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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I will trade it asap, right now :)
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Old 25 September 2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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Old 25 September 2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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I prefer the FF as well if it fits. AP is listed at 42mm but wears bigger IMO.
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Old 25 September 2012, 01:13 PM   #9
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Despite the FF's size, it wears very comfortably. IMHO, keep the FF and save for the Diver.
I agree with Mike. I would either keep just the FF or save for the diver. I love my AP, but prefer other models over the diver....just my 2 cents.
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Old 26 September 2012, 12:06 AM   #10
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Keep the FF it's a really special watch with lots of heritage.
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Old 26 September 2012, 12:11 AM   #11
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FF fo' sure.

and, yes, the diver's bezel will readily show scratches. up to you if that sort of thing bothers you, though.
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Old 26 September 2012, 02:20 AM   #12
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Hi guys, thanks for the responses.
Your advices have indeed made my deciding even more a headache one!
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Old 27 September 2012, 06:48 AM   #13
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I have had the FF and sold it.
I debated the AP diver.

The AP diver is a nice watch but with that bezel it is not a real tool watch.
That bezel is a ding magnet!

Depends what you are buying the watch for... I do not like to baby my watches
so that has kept me away from the ROO line (although I keep debating RG Rubberclad)
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Old 27 September 2012, 07:17 AM   #14
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Get that Diver ASAP!
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Old 27 September 2012, 07:40 AM   #15
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I also agree with Mike! Keep the FF (on my short list) and save for the ROO you want!


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Old 28 September 2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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I prefer the FF over the AP Diver. The Diver wears bigger than 42 mm. They have a new one with ceramic bezel but I still prefer FF.
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Old 28 September 2012, 05:55 PM   #17
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I prefer the FF over the AP Diver. The Diver wears bigger than 42 mm. They have a new one with ceramic bezel but I still prefer FF.
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Old 29 September 2012, 06:02 AM   #18
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I prefer the FF over the AP Diver. The Diver wears bigger than 42 mm. They have a new one with ceramic bezel but I still prefer FF.
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Old 30 September 2012, 12:30 AM   #19
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Old 30 September 2012, 01:00 AM   #20
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I'd hold on to the FF and save for the Diver. Both would be awesome in a collection.
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Old 2 October 2012, 03:13 PM   #21
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Don't have dark night but still biased ;)

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Keep the FF. Very accurate watch.
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Old 4 October 2012, 02:21 AM   #22
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thanks all!

After a couple weeks of "meditation" and more tries on the Diver, I have decided to hold on the advance and enjoy my BP FF. Not a easy decision, but well have to learn to conquer it.
Thank you all for the thoughts and input!

Here's me & my dark knight (toasting to Submarino's Espresso Biscotti post in the AP forum. I like my cuppa black, rich & unsweeten).

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Old 4 October 2012, 11:26 AM   #23
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After a couple weeks of "meditation" and more tries on the Diver, I have decided to hold on the advance and enjoy my BP FF. Not a easy decision, but well have to learn to conquer it.
Thank you all for the thoughts and input!

Here's me & my dark knight (toasting to Submarino's Espresso Biscotti post in the AP forum. I like my cuppa black, rich & unsweeten).

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Good decision... and gorgeous FF
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Good choice, FF should be a keeper!

If you want the AP later on, I'd save for it, but don't sell the FF! :-)
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Old 4 October 2012, 03:20 PM   #25
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Old 4 October 2012, 03:38 PM   #26
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The FF is THE top diver IMHO.
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Old 6 October 2012, 10:45 AM   #27
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Sounds to me like you made the right decision for you.

Personally, I feel that the AP rhymes and steals over the FF Sport (peerless finishing, mesmerizing dial, rocks one of the best contemporary automatic movements under the hood, looks amazing on rubber or steel, it's an AP...), but there's little use arguing against the merits of the Blancpain.

When you're ready, this will be waiting for you:



In the meantime, enjoy your Dark Knight.

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Old 10 October 2012, 03:56 AM   #28
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I love my AP's
I don't wear them enough to justify them but I wish they were big enough for group hugs !
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Old 2 November 2012, 03:03 AM   #29
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great decision! save for the AP next time! :P
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Old 2 November 2012, 07:47 AM   #30
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I wouldn't make that trade even straight up. FF is much more special IMO.
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