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Old 21 June 2015, 12:59 PM   #31
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A really under appreciated brand in my view - I have owned several over the years. Their list of manufacture accomplishments is probably second only to JLC over the long term.

Sadly an utter resale horror - buy well!! Retail prices seem to imply they have the same brand cachet as PP, which sadly they don't.
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Old 21 June 2015, 04:11 PM   #32
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A really under appreciated brand in my view - I have owned several over the years. Their list of manufacture accomplishments is probably second only to JLC over the long term.

Sadly an utter resale horror - buy well!! Retail prices seem to imply they have the same brand cachet as PP, which sadly they don't.
I think to buy into such brands one has to really love the watch and plan to keep it for good, or with the understanding and prepared to write off a huge chunk of the value upon flipping. Perhaps better for such case to buy preown.
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Old 7 August 2015, 02:52 AM   #33
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Interesting designs, for sure...
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Old 4 April 2019, 05:54 PM   #34
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being disaffected by the current difficulties buying watches from AP and Rolex, and excited by a skeletonised GP Laureato I had seen (i temporarily perceived it as a poor man's Bubba Watson), i decided to visit the AD here in Sydney (Shum Watches).

In person i thought the tapisserie dials and chrono's in steel looked ok. for 20k aud i didn't think that was crazy (but neither was i going to buy one). not as nice as my 15400 but pretty much same price. not a nice comparison given that the RO is a design icon (which as much as i like the laureato it certainly is not).

ceramic laureato is like 40k though and skeletonised and ceramic (including bracelet) got you to something like 55k.

i sort of wanted to do it right. go to an AD, buy a watch i had tried on and that "sung" to me etc. forget about all of the other stuff (re-sale etc etc). but i'm not rich and paying AP money for GP is probably not in the tea leaves, enthusiast or no.
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Old 21 May 2019, 04:46 PM   #35
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I had a GP 1945 chrono. Liked the design but comparatively poor finishing and the small round movement that did not fit the case (even though it was a solid case back) bothered me too much.
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Old 22 May 2019, 05:55 AM   #36
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