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Old 30 November 2022, 12:50 PM   #1
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why is the ROO not as popular as the RO

im considering picking up a reference . 26420SO.OO.A002CA.01 found one new unworn just below the retail price i personally love the look of it the size and proportions look perfect and honestly i am glad that it isn't as popular so I can pick it up at a discount.
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Old 30 November 2022, 01:36 PM   #2
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I can't speak for everyone but I think that the larger case sizes of the ROOs make them too big for many wrists. In addition, the bracelets of the ROs are iconic. If they made a ceramic bezel 38-39mm ROO I'd be very interested.
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Old 30 November 2022, 01:52 PM   #3
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Proportions, elegance and wearability ensure that the Royal Oak will remain a classic. The Offshore’s popularity will have its cycles.
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Old 30 November 2022, 01:54 PM   #4
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Too Big
Too Thick
Too "Loud"

One (or a combination of) the above reasons, would be my guess
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Old 30 November 2022, 01:58 PM   #5
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these reasons all make perfect sense to me, which is why i adore it so much. my favorite watches are Rolex Panerai and AP. PP Aquanaut is mediocre to me but its the only one i would be interested. Thanks for all the comments :-)
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Old 30 November 2022, 02:36 PM   #6
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It’s funny, because before the Royal Oak 40th anniversary, when AP really pushed to promote it again properly, the Offshore WAS the model to get, and the “plain” Royal Oak was barely selling at all.

There’s a good podcast episode on all this:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000579301294
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Old 30 November 2022, 03:19 PM   #7
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Trends & tastes change. Five years ago, ROO's were king & RO's were less desirable. A large part was that "big" watches seem to have peaked a few years ago & started trending back to "normal" sizes.

That said, I still prefer the Offshore.
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Old 30 November 2022, 03:29 PM   #8
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Seems like I’m in good company here!

Cheers ��
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Old 30 November 2022, 09:44 PM   #9
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Itís funny, because before the Royal Oak 40th anniversary, when AP really pushed to promote it again properly, the Offshore WAS the model to get, and the ďplainĒ Royal Oak was barely selling at all.

Thereís a good podcast episode on all this:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000579301294
I was coming to say this.

It just comes and goes. And now the RO is the one to have, same as 15 years ago the ROO were the ones to have.

At the end of the day what really matters is to buy and use what you like, and if you like the ROO (and can pull off their bigger size) you do you, lucky you because ROO are easier to get than RO now!
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Old 30 November 2022, 11:08 PM   #10
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Despite ROO selling below retail in the market, i am still waiting for the call for a ROO.
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Old 1 December 2022, 04:11 AM   #11
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Too Big
Too Thick
Too "Loud"

One (or a combination of) the above reasons, would be my guess




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Old 1 December 2022, 03:59 PM   #12
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What a gorgeous piece!
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Old 1 December 2022, 04:04 PM   #13
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ROO all the way : )



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Old 1 December 2022, 08:57 PM   #14
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Would look even better without the plastic cover
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Old 1 December 2022, 10:19 PM   #15
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Would look even better without the plastic cover
I know...but am still being a grandpa leaving it on for now :)
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Old 1 December 2022, 10:20 PM   #16
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Till 2017 ROO are much popular then RO.
Then, after Nautilus revolution situation has changed and RO became more popular
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Old 2 December 2022, 05:47 AM   #17
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That is a fantastic watch currently ruined by plastic


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Old 2 December 2022, 06:04 AM   #18
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I know...but am still being a grandpa leaving it on for now :)

LoL I get it but my recommendation is just do it. Same thing with mine... In the long run you'll be happier wearing it (albeit carefully) than babying it.

Are you wearing it outside with a plastic cover for others to see? If so that's odd. Are you just doing it inside the home? If so - may as well take it off.

So either way you slice it, the cover should come off
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Love it so much!!


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Old 2 December 2022, 08:07 AM   #20
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why is the ROO not as popular as the RO

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ROO all the way : )



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Leaving the plastic on, is like not making love to your hot girlfriend so the next can enjoy her. Take the plastic off man!! Itís a beautiful piece!!


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Roo panda bracelet

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Leaving the plastic on, is like not making love to your hot girlfriend so the next can enjoy her. Take the plastic off man!! Itís a beautiful piece!!


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Or, it's like having a bath with your socks on

Got to take off that stupid plastic cover for sure.
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Old 2 December 2022, 11:49 PM   #23
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Címon manÖjust wear the watch. Not cool.
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Old 3 December 2022, 03:26 AM   #24
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It ebbs and flows in terms of the style thatís preferred. ROO was more popular a decade ago.

Iím a big fan of the ROO because if itís durability, wrist presence and useful chrono complication.

The new 43s with improved ergonomics are a home run. Canít wait to see them evolve it




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Old 3 December 2022, 03:29 AM   #25
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too big
too thick
too "loud"

one (or a combination of) the above reasons, would be my guess
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Old 3 December 2022, 10:08 PM   #26
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It is the ROO that got my eyes on the brand about 10 years ago. Still is this one that keeps my interestÖ. I would say the mega tapisserie and its presence on the wrist.



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Old 3 December 2022, 11:54 PM   #27
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It ebbs and flows in terms of the style thatís preferred. ROO was more popular a decade ago.

Iím a big fan of the ROO because if itís durability, wrist presence and useful chrono complication.

The new 43s with improved ergonomics are a home run. Canít wait to see them evolve it




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That was the very first watch I tried on at AP House in early Ď21 (before buying my ROO 43 Taupe) and itís just a fabulous watch
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Very nice watches.

Roo vs royal oak
First reson I think of is the jumbo has remain largely unchanged since 1972, that’s a long time to build up a Fan base.


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Says the people with the small wrists

All kidding aside. Maybe not for everyone but they are still great watches.
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