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Old 15 July 2022, 02:57 AM   #1
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New and blue!

So very pleased to get this today. Blue dials have always been my favourite colour and Iíve wanted a blue Royal Oak for many years. Itís watch perfection for me. My photography skills arenít the best and wonít bring out how amazing this dial is.



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Old 15 July 2022, 02:59 AM   #2
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This is absolutely beautiful and it's so perfect when it comes to blue dials.
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Old 15 July 2022, 03:00 AM   #3
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Wow, congrats! I've been waiting on a blue dial since 2018 haha, awesome piece man, love the cleaner dial on the 50th as well as the elongated batons.
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Old 15 July 2022, 03:37 AM   #4
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banger! congratulations - wear in the best of health
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Old 15 July 2022, 03:49 AM   #5
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Old 15 July 2022, 04:19 AM   #6
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Big congrats!!! Enjoy it in good health.
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Old 15 July 2022, 04:20 AM   #7
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Old 15 July 2022, 04:26 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone!

A couple of pictures of the 15500 and 15510 side by side for comparison. The 15510 doesn’t have the ‘AP’ on the dial, instead the markers are slightly longer.

Also how the the watches differ under sunlight - quite stunning really.







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Old 15 July 2022, 05:49 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone!

A couple of pictures of the 15500 and 15510 side by side for comparison. The 15510 doesn’t have the ‘AP’ on the dial, instead the markers are slightly longer.

Also how the the watches differ under sunlight - quite stunning really.





Some strange folk about, blank out them serials....

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Old 4 August 2022, 03:52 AM   #10
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I haven’t just jumped on the blue dial craze (nautilus, jumbo, blue sky, blue VC etc etc)Ever since I’ve been into watches, it’s always been about blue dials for me. From my first major purchase of a blue Omega Seamaster in Belize nearly 20 years ago, to this gorgeous blue 15510.

We had half a dozen friends round this weekend and I was asked about cars - I said I’d rather buy watches than cars and it led on to me showing them these two. None of these people are into watches, nor know anything about watches. Every one of them preferred the silver dial. I explained the enigma in the watch world that blue seems to rule the roost, but no, it was the silver dial.

So whose right and whose wrong eh

P.S. my wife also prefers the silver dial - I may have to trade her in :-)


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Old 4 August 2022, 04:36 AM   #11
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I learnt a long time ago to not ask non-watch folks what they think StephenÖ..always bound to a) get an odd answer and b) utter disbelief when you tell them what the watch costs

Buy more APís and keep Amanda as you need her photography skills
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Old 4 August 2022, 04:50 AM   #12
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I learnt a long time ago to not ask non-watch folks what they think StephenÖ..always bound to a) get an odd answer and b) utter disbelief when you tell them what the watch costs
Showed my wife pics of a 5513, 1665 and red sub last week and asked her opinion. "why are the hours orange? It looks like a Tudor, it's trying way too hard"

Told her the price and got utter disbelief.

A&B covered.
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Old 4 August 2022, 04:55 AM   #13
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P.S. my wife also prefers the silver dial - I may have to trade her in :-)
Your wife and friends have immaculate taste!
Although the blue dial is for sure a very good looking watch the silver one has so much more oomph.
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Old 4 August 2022, 05:02 AM   #14
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Buy more APís and keep Amanda as you need her photography skills
Damn the photos! I need her for the photos! Okay she stays

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Your wife and friends have immaculate taste!
Although the blue dial is for sure a very good looking watch the silver one has so much more oomph.
Well she married me so youíre right, she has immaculate taste
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Old 7 August 2022, 05:32 AM   #15
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I havenít just jumped on the blue dial craze (nautilus, jumbo, blue sky, blue VC etc etc)Ever since Iíve been into watches, itís always been about blue dials for me. From my first major purchase of a blue Omega Seamaster in Belize nearly 20 years ago, to this gorgeous blue 15510.

We had half a dozen friends round this weekend and I was asked about cars - I said Iíd rather buy watches than cars and it led on to me showing them these two. None of these people are into watches, nor know anything about watches. Every one of them preferred the silver dial. I explained the enigma in the watch world that blue seems to rule the roost, but no, it was the silver dial.

So whose right and whose wrong eh

P.S. my wife also prefers the silver dial - I may have to trade her in :-)

Iím often torn between wanting an AP blue or silver/white dial one. Iíve been offered a couple of white RO when on vacation in Hong Kong but have always held off pulling the trigger as Iíve really wanted a traditional blue one. That said every time I see a silver dial the way they shimmer in the light is fantastic.

Now that Iíve settled in the UK and am trying to build a relationship with AP UK, I think Iíll take whoever colour Iím offered and be very grateful whatever it is


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Old 15 July 2022, 04:26 AM   #16
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Sweeeet! Looks terrific...congrats.
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Old 15 July 2022, 04:34 AM   #17
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Congrats! That blue is tremendous. Out of curiosity, did you get both refs from the AD?
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Old 15 July 2022, 04:36 AM   #18
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Nice!!!!!! Big congrats!
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Old 15 July 2022, 04:46 AM   #19
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Congratulations, itís beautiful
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Old 15 July 2022, 05:04 AM   #20
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Great looking piece, I'm a fan of the new dial layout.

Congrats!

Hopefully I can score one myself.
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Old 15 July 2022, 05:43 AM   #21
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Old 15 July 2022, 05:44 AM   #22
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stunning!! congrats!
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Old 15 July 2022, 06:20 AM   #23
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Old 15 July 2022, 06:30 AM   #24
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Congrats on that pickup!

How big is your wrist? That watch fits you nice.
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Old 15 July 2022, 06:32 AM   #25
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Congrats mate! Beautiful!!
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Stunner, congratulations!
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Old 15 July 2022, 06:36 AM   #27
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Old 15 July 2022, 07:18 AM   #28
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yes! pure, simple, classy.
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Old 15 July 2022, 07:20 AM   #29
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Fantastic. Enjoy!
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Old 15 July 2022, 07:28 AM   #30
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Congrats! That looks amazing! The longer hands definitely bring more balance to the dial.

Iím wishing for a blue dial as a next watch as well. Also hoping itís a 50th Anniversary one as it definitely makes it even more special.


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