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Old 20 October 2016, 06:41 PM   #121
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Day Date 2. I had ordered it as soon as it was released at the basel show but the moment I saw it in flesh had to return it. The original classic day dates proportions are ideal for a dress watch.
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Old 20 October 2016, 07:37 PM   #122
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116655 Looked great in the pictures...on my wrist was a bit of a so what...flipped it after 8 month
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Old 20 October 2016, 10:58 PM   #123
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So far I don't have a watch that I regretted buying. Although each watch has its own imperfection in my opinion, the overall experience of each watch outweighs any complaints I may have.


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Old 25 October 2016, 09:36 AM   #124
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A few examples come to mind:

Tudor Black Bay - I love the style of the watch but when I tried on on side by side with a Sub, it looked more like a cheap Seiko diver. I'm just not a fan of the matte dial on the BB

Omega Speedmaster - The modern version with the giant black box kit. I love everything about the watch itself, but the bracelet it junk. I tried literally every possible configuration and could never get the bracelet to fit.

Explorer II - I want to like this watch so bad because of it's toolish looks but something about it just looks really bland in person. There's a reason EVERY AD always has an Explorer II and Milgauss in stock...
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Old 26 October 2016, 06:07 AM   #125
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What was wrong with it?

Have a major soft spot for the non-Roman numerals version.



Talked myself out of this one a couple of years ago, because I’d have needed a longer strap, and the bracelet would’ve been almost half the price of the watch.
I agree, my Perrelet is one of my favorite watches, the build quality of the case and bracelet is awesome, the movement might be a little too faux fancy adorned but it's been a strong runner for YEARS. I do have a Perrelet divers chrono that didn't thrill but I'm just not into divers.

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Old 26 October 2016, 07:10 AM   #126
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This. Bought this Anniversary Seamaster GMT on "sale" for $1999 outbound at Narita DFS many many moons ago and wore it for a long time but never liked the slippery bi-turning bezel and the movement malafunkshun'd completely @ 2 years requiring an overhaul. The red leather box set was impressive at purchase but when I opened it later to sell, it had gotten tacky and stuck to the inside of the cardboard outer box set ripping off in sticky chunks. It made my Rolex boxes look good
This may be the best watch in my humble collection! It's been my daily beater for years. In fact, if you flipped the question around to: "Which watch are you most pleased with?" This is the one! Yeah, the box dissolved years ago. I seldom wore the box anyway.

My biggest disappointment has been the blue TT Submariner. I love the look and like to see it on others. I kept it for a few years then sold it to a friend. It's just too flashy for me to wear. Sometimes you don't know until you try.
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Old 3 November 2016, 04:37 PM   #127
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PP 5167 - very underwhelming, no wow factor
Rolex 216570 explorer 2 - Somehow the proportions don't work.
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Old 3 November 2016, 06:58 PM   #128
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I wouldn't go so far as to say I was "completely disappointed" but these watches didn't stay long in my collection -

PP 5167 - super comfy but I just got bored of the dial quickly and as others have mentioned - no wow factor considering the price

Daytona 116520 black dial - very poor legibility but I will definitely pick up the new Daytona C in white

IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calendar - shoddy movement, poor legibility

A Lange Saxonia Dual Time - and all silver/white dial watches with silver hands due to poor legibility (ie, JLC Master Memovox)
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Old 4 November 2016, 06:17 AM   #129
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thought i was the only one underwhelmed by the 5167. had it for a few weeks then flipped it. find the 15202 much more compelling for not much more scratch.
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Old 13 November 2016, 06:43 AM   #130
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Tudor Glamour day & date 56000. I foolishly convinced myself it would be like having a Rolex at a fraction of the cost. Did not buy sight unseen. After awhile, I realized the case was unnecessarily thick for a semi dress piece and traded it within a year.
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Old 21 November 2016, 01:00 PM   #131
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Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Worldtimer. It looks awesome on the wrist, but the brand just doesn't do it for me. Since then I told myself to never just buy a watch on looks alone. Go for looks, but only look at brands you will enjoy wearing.
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Old 21 November 2016, 01:10 PM   #132
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Funny that so many members don t like the Daytona.
I never understood why anyone would pick a Daytona over an AP Royal Oak. Basically same price.
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Old 21 November 2016, 02:00 PM   #133
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I never understood why anyone would pick a Daytona over an AP Royal Oak. Basically same price.
Aesthetics and durability of finish for starters.
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Old 21 November 2016, 02:09 PM   #134
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Aesthetics and durability of finish for starters.
True, we all have different tastes. Still, it's an AP against a Rolex. Both metal cases. If the AP was 50-100% more expensive I could understand, but when they are almost around the same price...

Nothing wrong with the Daytona. But I think many people stare themselves blind only looking at Rolex when there's a lot of other good stuff out there once you get up in the $10-15k+ price range.
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Old 21 November 2016, 04:16 PM   #135
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True, we all have different tastes. Still, it's an AP against a Rolex. Both metal cases. If the AP was 50-100% more expensive I could understand, but when they are almost around the same price...



Nothing wrong with the Daytona. But I think many people stare themselves blind only looking at Rolex when there's a lot of other good stuff out there once you get up in the $10-15k+ price range.


Not sure this is all that fair a comparison. The AP RO you may be referring to is time/date only. The chronograph equivalent is nearly double.
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Old 21 November 2016, 06:25 PM   #136
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I never understood why anyone would pick a Daytona over an AP Royal Oak. Basically same price.


Owning the best perpetual chronograph movement in a perfectly designed case are important factors .Really like RO but a 4130 is marvelous.


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Old 21 November 2016, 09:21 PM   #137
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Owning the best perpetual chronograph movement in a perfectly designed case are important factors .Really like RO but a 4130 is marvelous.
The Zenith el primero...
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Old 27 November 2016, 02:36 PM   #138
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Never been disappointed in an entire watch, just certain components.

AP Royal Oak Chronograph - the clasp sits is a position where it digs into my wrist. Not a big deal but sometimes annoying.

AP Royal Oak Offshores - The deployment clasps have the same issue. Quickly remedied by buying buckle and tang.

Other than that, I am not disappointed by any of my purchases.

on your AP deployants remove the entire strap and flip it around on the watch head. completely solves the clasp digging into your wrist.
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Old 27 November 2016, 02:42 PM   #139
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gosh, sorry to have an opinion. Won't happen again.
I wouldn't say "cheap" - "ugly" seems more apt.
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Old 27 November 2016, 06:08 PM   #140
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For me too the patek 5167
The only patek I ever sold

Just don't like it
I hate rubber straps, put it on a leather strap still didn't like it
Didn't like the dial very much
And way too much luminova
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Old 27 November 2016, 07:22 PM   #141
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Old 27 November 2016, 09:27 PM   #142
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I tried on a Platona. Er, not sure I get the point of it, other than as a status symbol. It boils down to a very heavy Daytona. Pass.
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Old 27 November 2016, 10:48 PM   #143
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That's a tough one - if I had to pick the SkyDweller would likely be it. I underestimated the size and ho w top heavy it appeared on the leather strap. the DSSD would run it pretty close with a Glashutte making up the 3 mistakes
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Old 27 November 2016, 11:09 PM   #144
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The 5167...whilst i like the idea of teh rubber and its actually my beater...I must say I think it would be the next to go in my collection
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Old 28 November 2016, 05:25 AM   #145
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Will burn for this... but given the hype I was disappointed in the Daytona C. Flipped it.
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Old 28 November 2016, 06:29 AM   #146
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Panerai 312 - too thick and top heavy
Panerai 127 - looked great on the desk but not on the wrist. Weird.
PP5712 - wanted one for years, got it, put it on, gave it a while, but nothing. Never connected.
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Old 28 November 2016, 08:20 AM   #147
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Will burn for this... but given the hype I was disappointed in the Daytona C. Flipped it.
You are lucky you posted this on a minor sub forum and not the primary Rolex Discussions forum.

Or the flames would have consumed you within moments...
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Old 28 November 2016, 11:37 AM   #148
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You are lucky you posted this on a minor sub forum and not the primary Rolex Discussions forum.

Or the flames would have consumed you within moments...
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Old 28 November 2016, 11:27 PM   #149
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I wouldnt call it a total dissapointment but my aquatimer 3767 - didnt like the rubber strap
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Old 29 November 2016, 03:50 PM   #150
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Every Rolex lume is hugely disappointing but that doesn't mean I am disappointed in the watch overall.

Funny to hear someone say the Explorer II is hugely disappointing. It's one of my favorite Rolex's, and the next one on my list. Thinking of trading in my DJii for a new Exp II.
it just shows how subjective this stuff is...
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