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View Poll Results: Would you flip 2 ROO's for a Datograph
Yes 36 31.30%
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Old 4 September 2017, 12:52 AM   #121
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He is a man of subtle taste!! White dial....that's the one!!!
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Old 4 September 2017, 01:00 AM   #122
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He is a man of subtle taste!! White dial....that's the one!!!


That's the one I am after too ...lol



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Old 4 September 2017, 01:01 AM   #123
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Old 4 September 2017, 01:01 AM   #124
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you know thats the only reason i refuse to buy a nice dress watch. I refuse to have an awesome watch that 100% of the time is hidden under a dress cuff. At least with the dato i would wear it in other settings as well.



Ill pay close attention to the comfort though the next time i try it on as I haven't worn it for more than a minute or two. Spent most of the time admiring the back.


Tyler we can both try one on in Harrods at the gtg. I want to try one again as I loved it, but nothing could replace my 44 Royal Oak so if I get one it will be in addition.


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Old 4 September 2017, 01:02 AM   #125
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Your original Dato is a beautiful piece and one of my fave watches, and has an incredible looking movement, which I gather is also reliable as I hardly ever hear of timing issues, however I think you are highly overstating the difference in quality between the 44 ROO and it, but your watch is magnificent as evidenced by that smart pic, so I can understand the hyperbole. As Ken says if that Dato was 41mm and not so small then I would own one. I may still yet.


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Old 4 September 2017, 01:12 AM   #126
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Tyler we can both try one on in Harrods at the gtg. I want to try one again as I loved it, but nothing could replace my 44 Royal Oak so if I get one it will be in addition.


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i may just try it on twice. Once at Harrods and once at WoS

I agree though, it has to be an "in addition to" piece.
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Old 4 September 2017, 03:36 AM   #127
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That's a tough one Jorge! White was my first love like many here, but I am a black dial guy at heart!

I think when it came down to it I would lean black as it's what I like, even if it means losing the warmth and charm of the pulsometric scale.

After all I'm no doctor!

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Old 4 September 2017, 05:11 AM   #128
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That's a tough one Jorge! White was my first love like many here, but I am a black dial guy at heart!

I think when it came down to it I would lean black as it's what I like, even if it means losing the warmth and charm of the pulsometric scale.

After all I'm no doctor!

Black dial is beautiful but I feel that once you loose the pulsometric scale it doesn't look like a chrono no more; looks more like a beautiful dress watch that is probably hard to read. Now the white one preserves the chrono look , true is more simple , boring if you will, but that also makes it more versatile to dress down. You know how our minds goes , today I am saying white but tomorrow I might be right there with you and say black ...Lol
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Old 4 September 2017, 02:09 PM   #129
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That's a tough one Jorge! White was my first love like many here, but I am a black dial guy at heart!

I think when it came down to it I would lean black as it's what I like, even if it means losing the warmth and charm of the pulsometric scale.

After all I'm no doctor!

Noooooooooo!! Well good news is that's one out the running!
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Old 4 September 2017, 03:47 PM   #130
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Noooooooooo!! Well good news is that's one out the running!


I've sampled the white several times and love it. I have not tried the 5170G or 5170R black dial so maybe I'd adjust my rankings.

I'll admit that my true grail is a 5370P and that makes me adore the black dial as a more attainable goal
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Old 9 September 2017, 07:56 AM   #131
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I went to the AD to check out the Dato. OMG I didn't want to leave without it.





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Old 9 September 2017, 08:42 AM   #132
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I know that feeling!
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Old 9 September 2017, 09:17 AM   #133
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I went to the AD to check out the Dato. OMG I didn't want to leave without it.
Nice but looks too big on you. You'd be better off with the original 39mm if you truly wanted one.
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Old 9 September 2017, 09:24 AM   #134
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Nice but looks too big on you. You'd be better off with the original 39mm if you truly wanted one.


Totally fair point. That's what my instincts say too. I like the Roman numerals on the dial less, but that said, the 39mm is also in my reach price wise.
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Old 9 September 2017, 04:26 PM   #135
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Nice but looks too big on you. You'd be better off with the original 39mm if you truly wanted one.
He'll be fine when he moves it up his wrist by 1/2 an inch.
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Old 9 September 2017, 04:53 PM   #136
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He'll be fine when he moves it up his wrist by 1/2 an inch.
Sport club, " I want bigger wrists" or gain weight, I wear some watches on the right wrist now as have gained some weight, yes even the wrists are larger...
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My biggest issue with Dato is that the case back actually has a good extra bit of depth to the case itself which in my case means it never sat that well. You can actually see it in the pics. In addition the case is deliberately very thick to assist in the 3D appreciation of the movement. It could easily have been made thinner (as you can also see) but then you will lose that depth. I can't deny its an attractive watch and I love the big date and I keep putting it on my wrist willing myself to love it but we never quite connect.
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Old 9 September 2017, 05:45 PM   #138
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i personally would rather 1 of your AP's over the dateograph but if you do decide to sell to buy it let me know how much your asking
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Old 9 September 2017, 06:00 PM   #139
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I went to the AD to check out the Dato. OMG I didn't want to leave without it.

Yes, exactly. I avoided actually trying it on for a long time because i knew this would happen.
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Old 12 September 2017, 05:18 AM   #140
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My biggest issue with Dato is that the case back actually has a good extra bit of depth to the case itself which in my case means it never sat that well. You can actually see it in the pics.
I probably sound like a broken record at this point but yet another reason why I'd go with an 1815. I've tried one on three times in the past few months and it sits well on the wrist! (and I have a smaller wrist)
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I tried on the new RG Dato with the black dial and brown strap. Was not impressed. Mainly because the colors were clashing too much with the RG, black and brown. The AD didn't have the P on the black strap which looks much better (at least in pictures since I've never seen one in the flesh).
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Old 12 September 2017, 09:52 AM   #142
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AP all the way but cannot deny the datograph is a real stunner
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Yes, exactly. I avoided actually trying it on for a long time because i knew this would happen.
I did the same with the Zeitwerk... big mistake, huge! I think I want one now...
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I did the same with the Zeitwerk... big mistake, huge! I think I want one now...
hoping to try one on this weekend.
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I did the same with the Zeitwerk... big mistake, huge! I think I want one now...
Is a Striking Time version a possibility?
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Is a Striking Time version a possibility?
The sound was a bit on the quiet side my wallet was mighty relieved to find. Standard will do for me, but still have to get my head around a watch on leather.
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The sound was a bit on the quiet side my wallet was mighty relieved to find. Standard will do for me, but still have to get my head around a watch on leather.
get the GP for your RG. That will change your mind. It did for me at least.
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get the GP for your RG. That will change your mind. It did for me at least.
I have had sporty thick leather straps, but this is a dressy thin strap so we'll see.
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