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Old 29 June 2020, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hello guys, I am pretty new to this luxury watch collection. Always a big fan of the royal oak ever since I first laid my eyes on, but the 15400 is huge for my 6.5” wrist so decided that I should just get the 15450 version.

Ok the dilemma now is if I should settle for the Royal Oak 15450 Grey dial (which I can get it now) or have my name on waiting list for the blue dial. Usually how long is the waiting period for the blue dial in Singapore?
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Old 29 June 2020, 09:17 PM   #2
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I wouldn't settle. If you do, you'll end up thinking about the one that you REALLY wanted.
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Old 29 June 2020, 09:49 PM   #3
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there is no right or wrong answer so i would say what i would do...i would get the gray and put my name on blue. baby the gray one until the blue comes along. you won't take a big hit if its kept at good condition with all box and papers. this way you have something to enjoy today and something better to look forward to.

this was my plan when i bought the silver 15500 (while i wait for 15202/15407) but i now love silver so much that i don't think i will ever sell it. so it will be my silver watch and 15202 will be the blue one when it happens :)
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Old 29 June 2020, 10:34 PM   #4
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there is no right or wrong answer so i would say what i would do...i would get the gray and put my name on blue. Baby the gray one until the blue comes along. You won't take a big hit if its kept at good condition with all box and papers. This way you have something to enjoy today and something better to look forward to.

This was my plan when i bought the silver 15500 (while i wait for 15202/15407) but i now love silver so much that i don't think i will ever sell it. So it will be my silver watch and 15202 will be the blue one when it happens :)
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Old 29 June 2020, 10:51 PM   #5
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there is no right or wrong answer so i would say what i would do...i would get the gray and put my name on blue. Baby the gray one until the blue comes along. You won't take a big hit if its kept at good condition with all box and papers. This way you have something to enjoy today and something better to look forward to.

This was my plan when i bought the silver 15500 (while i wait for 15202/15407) but i now love silver so much that i don't think i will ever sell it. So it will be my silver watch and 15202 will be the blue one when it happens :)

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Old 29 June 2020, 11:30 PM   #6
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there is no right or wrong answer so i would say what i would do...i would get the gray and put my name on blue. baby the gray one until the blue comes along. you won't take a big hit if its kept at good condition with all box and papers. this way you have something to enjoy today and something better to look forward to.

this was my plan when i bought the silver 15500 (while i wait for 15202/15407) but i now love silver so much that i don't think i will ever sell it. so it will be my silver watch and 15202 will be the blue one when it happens :)
Completely agree with this. Get the gray now - You will love it. Maybe not enough to forget about the blue, but close enough :-)

My understanding is the 15450 blue dial is about as hard to get now as the 15500. So, part of this answer is dependent on your patience.
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Old 29 June 2020, 11:38 PM   #7
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If you get the grey now will they put your name down for a blue?
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Old 30 June 2020, 12:03 AM   #8
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Old 30 June 2020, 12:04 AM   #9
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@watchflair, isn't that the 20k question! lol.
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Old 30 June 2020, 05:29 AM   #10
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I’m in the US not Singapore, however at this point all steel RO watches are allocation pieces so no matter where you are it’s probably similar. Unless you are a big spender with them I wouldn’t count on the boutique allocating you both a grey and blue piece.
It took me roughly 7 months to get the blue dial 15450 with no guarantees. My SA really pulled for me to get one and I had a fantastic experience. With that said, getting a blue dial was a mix of luck and a great SA to get it done. The situation also sort of evolved for me because I didn’t reach out to them originally asking for a blue dial watch (I don’t think you would get very far with that). At first I was asking for information on more attainable pieces but when talking watches it was clear that a blue RO was my dream. From there you just have to hope for the best!
For me it was definitely worth the wait, the blue does not disappoint. It is even better in person! Honestly if I would not have been able to get one from the boutique I probably would have just bought it here from a trusted seller. I believe it is well worth the current grey price of around 24k USD. 15450 is really the last RO blue dial where the grey premium is within reason. Buy/wait for what you really want and don’t settle for your second choice or you won’t be happy long term and will end up spending more money. I wish you the best of luck in your search!
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Old 30 June 2020, 08:01 AM   #11
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@watchflair, isn't that the 20k question! lol.
True - I figure he should just ask the dealer and see the response.
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Old 30 June 2020, 08:03 AM   #12
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Have you ever tried them side by side ?

Maybe you would prefer the grey in person.
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Old 30 June 2020, 10:28 AM   #13
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Hello guys, I am pretty new to this luxury watch collection. Always a big fan of the royal oak ever since I first laid my eyes on, but the 15400 is huge for my 6.5” wrist so decided that I should just get the 15450 version.

Ok the dilemma now is if I should settle for the Royal Oak 15450 Grey dial (which I can get it now) or have my name on waiting list for the blue dial. Usually how long is the waiting period for the blue dial in Singapore?
Being in Singapore, all the models are available here on the grey market and second hand market. I'd suggest you extend your scope to checking the 15300 and 15500 too, if you haven't done it already, try them all on and then make up your mind.

The waiting list for any RO is not on a first-come-first-serve-basis. The easiest way to find out how you stand is to go to the boutique, present yourself well and ask for it :)
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Old 30 June 2020, 04:42 PM   #14
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AP has produced far fewer grey dial Royal Oaks than blue. By waiting years for the blue dial, or paying more for it, you are getting a more common dial color that, unlike the white, grey or black dial, doesn't really work with a lot of clothes.
Years ago, the only blue dial watches one could buy were the Royal Oak or the Nautilus. Today the market is flooded with them and virtually every watchmaker produces blue dials.
Be different, go grey.
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Old 30 June 2020, 04:44 PM   #15
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Hello guys, I am pretty new to this luxury watch collection. Always a big fan of the royal oak ever since I first laid my eyes on, but the 15400 is huge for my 6.5” wrist so decided that I should just get the 15450 version.

Ok the dilemma now is if I should settle for the Royal Oak 15450 Grey dial (which I can get it now) or have my name on waiting list for the blue dial. Usually how long is the waiting period for the blue dial in Singapore?
Buy the one that you really like and don't settle for less. Even if it means waiting.
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Old 30 June 2020, 10:34 PM   #16
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Thank you guys for the amazing response. I GOT MY FIRST AP TODAY!!!
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Old 30 June 2020, 11:14 PM   #17
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@rolliepolly, so you pulled the trigger on the gray? =)
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Old 30 June 2020, 11:23 PM   #18
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Yes!! Got the grey dial.
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Old 30 June 2020, 11:53 PM   #19
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Congrats, OP. Post some pictures.
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Great choice...Definitely want to see some pics!
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Old 1 July 2020, 12:58 AM   #21
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Congrats and welcome to the club! You chose...wisely! (Just watched The Last Crusade again).
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Old 1 July 2020, 02:13 AM   #22
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Amazing amazing timepiece love every details of the bracelet. Will take a proper wrist shot tomorrow. Thank you guys 🙏🏻
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Old 1 July 2020, 08:10 AM   #24
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Beautiful! Enjoy!


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Old 1 July 2020, 09:41 AM   #25
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Amazing amazing timepiece love every details of the bracelet. Will take a proper wrist shot tomorrow. Thank you guys

Nice. Did you pick up at Liat orchard or MBS?
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Old 1 July 2020, 09:52 PM   #27
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Luckily I pulled the trigger before the increase.
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Hi guys im also about wanting to get my first RO in Singapore, are there any possibility of getting a 15500 blue for a first timer? Or do i have to build up the relationship at boutique first...
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