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Old 17 November 2022, 01:00 PM   #31
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beefy beefy, congrats! The anticipation paid off nicely

How heavy/light does it feel on the wrist?

Also how big is your wrist
It's noticeably lighter than any of my steel watches, maybe similar to a Ti Omega Seamaster (NTTD). Still, feels quite substantial (it's not a small watch).

Wrist is a bit over 7". I was surprised we took out only one link from the bracelet - anyone with an 7.5"+ wrist would probably need another link or two, which I imagine will be quite dear.
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Old 17 November 2022, 01:24 PM   #32
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Congrats man! Can't wait til end of the month to get mine.
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Old 17 November 2022, 02:12 PM   #33
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Congrats man! Can't wait til end of the month to get mine.
They are really making this a TRF special
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Old 17 November 2022, 02:17 PM   #34
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Old 17 November 2022, 10:14 PM   #35
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It's noticeably lighter than any of my steel watches, maybe similar to a Ti Omega Seamaster (NTTD). Still, feels quite substantial (it's not a small watch).

Wrist is a bit over 7". I was surprised we took out only one link from the bracelet - anyone with an 7.5"+ wrist would probably need another link or two, which I imagine will be quite dear.
Links aren’t cheap for the CE bracelets. IIRC, I paid $1500+ for a 1.5 link. It was more than my wife’s white gold frosted link.
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Congrats man! Can't wait til end of the month to get mine.
Congrats!
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They are really making this a TRF special
Seems like a large batch went out at once.

I remember during my first trip to the manufacture, we saw 10-15 QP’s, in all materials, that just finished production on a machine getting tested.
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Old 18 November 2022, 07:50 AM   #36
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Links aren’t cheap for the CE bracelets. IIRC, I paid $1500+ for a 1.5 link.
Ouch!
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Old 19 November 2022, 07:08 PM   #37
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Very nice! Congrats!
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Old 19 November 2022, 07:23 PM   #38
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Old 19 November 2022, 08:42 PM   #39
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Amazing watch and picture.
Congrats mate!!!

I must say I find it very hard to photograph black ceramic...
One thing that is even better than I thought with APs CE is that it really doesn't scratch. I wear mine all the time everywhere since I got it, gym, airport security, swimming, office, restaurants and bars (as I do my other RO btw). All of my other ROs steel or gold would have already been a bit scratched. Here nothing as good as day 1. Love this!!!
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Old 19 November 2022, 09:02 PM   #40
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Congrats OP, I a absolutely love this watch. I have the steel version with the blue dial, buy im trying to convince my SA to get this one as well.

One issue i have with mine is that it can wear a bit too thick. Does yours hide the thickness considering its black?

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Old 19 November 2022, 09:49 PM   #41
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Congrats OP, I a absolutely love this watch. I have the steel version with the blue dial, buy im trying to convince my SA to get this one as well.

One issue i have with mine is that it can wear a bit too thick. Does yours hide the thickness considering its black?

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My wife has 34mm steel and CE pieces, the CE gives the illusion of a smaller look.
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Old 20 November 2022, 01:40 AM   #42
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Along with the 38mm Blue Panda, I think this is the best looking chrono ever produced.
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Old 20 November 2022, 01:42 AM   #43
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Old 20 November 2022, 10:14 AM   #44
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One issue i have with mine is that it can wear a bit too thick. Does yours hide the thickness considering its black?
I don't have a 26240ST (or RG), but compared to the ones I tried the CE seems wear a little smaller, given the color and lighter weight.
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Old 20 November 2022, 10:49 AM   #45
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Old 21 November 2022, 05:10 PM   #46
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Stunning!!! Congrats man
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Old 21 November 2022, 07:57 PM   #47
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Old 21 November 2022, 09:53 PM   #48
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Congrats. Absolutely stunning!
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Old 21 November 2022, 10:26 PM   #49
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Old 21 November 2022, 10:31 PM   #50
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A very big congrats!

It is a very popular and wearable watch vs the QPs so many are hoping it becomes a "production" model in 2023.
Was wondering why you think more wearable than the QP? Was looking at a non ceramic QP, and would love your opinion.

Also, big congrats to the OP on an epic watch. A true stunner!


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Old 21 November 2022, 11:05 PM   #51
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Stunning watch, congrats!
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Old 22 November 2022, 12:57 AM   #52
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Amazing piece. Congrats
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Old 22 November 2022, 11:48 PM   #53
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Old 24 November 2022, 10:54 PM   #54
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An indestructible RO. I imagine this guy will be a daily for you.
Is the case back ceramic?


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Old 24 November 2022, 11:41 PM   #55
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This is beautiful beyond words. Wear proudly
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Old 25 November 2022, 01:38 AM   #56
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An indestructible RO. I imagine this guy will be a daily for you.
Is the case back ceramic?
Casebook is steel (or titanium?). I don't know if that's cost-saving or for technical reasons (i.e., otherwise couldn't torque the screws sufficiently to achieve water resistance rating).
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Old 25 November 2022, 03:22 AM   #57
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Another 26240CE incoming

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Casebook is steel (or titanium?). I don't know if that's cost-saving or for technical reasons (i.e., otherwise couldn't torque the screws sufficiently to achieve water resistance rating).

Technical reasons, assuming AP applies the same logic as with the CE QPs.

ďAnd the back is titanium, instead of ceramic, to avoid cracking it if the rear screws are excessively tightened.Ē

From this link: https://watchesbysjx.com/2019/10/aud...k-ceramic.html


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Old 25 November 2022, 04:58 AM   #58
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Old 25 November 2022, 08:19 AM   #59
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Technical reasons, assuming AP applies the same logic as with the CE QPs.

ďAnd the back is titanium, instead of ceramic, to avoid cracking it if the rear screws are excessively tightened.Ē

From this link: https://watchesbysjx.com/2019/10/aud...k-ceramic.html


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Casebook is steel (or titanium?). I don't know if that's cost-saving or for technical reasons (i.e., otherwise couldn't torque the screws sufficiently to achieve water resistance rating).


Thanks for the info gentlemen.

How is the black ceramic bracelet reflecting light compared to an ss RO, Vogel? Is the polished bits more reflective? (as itís basically glass)

Iíve yet to see this in person. So many questions, lol.


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Old 25 November 2022, 11:42 AM   #60
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Thanks for the info gentlemen.

How is the black ceramic bracelet reflecting light compared to an ss RO, Vogel? Is the polished bits more reflective? (as itís basically glass)
IMO, ceramic ROs are a little less flashy/more subtle than their SS counterparts. E.g, to me the 15407 seemed more bling than a 15416. AP CE has a more discreet and unique appeal, can't think of anything like it.
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