A sculpture for the wrist.

Sep 23, 2022,09:34 AM
 

This is is how it feels everytime I wear my ROO Diver.




For me still the "mother of all modern sports watches" : often copied - never surpassed!

Best,
Gerard


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I agree :-)

 
 By: jlux : September 23rd, 2022-14:30

Very robust appearance

 
 By: Ivo22 : September 23rd, 2022-10:38
Looks as you can wear it as a steelworker at the blast furnace and still have the correct time.

A truly great looking ROO

 
 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : September 23rd, 2022-12:31
I can see why you are enjjoying this beauty so much.

Fantastic photo, Gerard.

 
 By: MichaelC : September 23rd, 2022-12:49
Nothing better than chunky Offshore!

Love this combo Gerard 😍

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : September 23rd, 2022-15:50

Many thanks!

 
 By: jlux : September 23rd, 2022-20:53

The Diver is glorious

 
 By: Eikþyrnir : September 23rd, 2022-17:08
Always wanted a Diver! Jealous mate - wear it in good health!

Thanks a lot!

 
 By: jlux : September 23rd, 2022-20:53

I like the RO Diver! It fits nicely into the APRO repertoire… 👍🏻

 
 By: MCG (Markus) : September 23rd, 2022-17:46
However, what do you consider „a modern sports watch“ and what models would you see as copies of this one?

My absolute Ti 230

 
 By: Dchang81 : September 23rd, 2022-20:42
Wife asked me why I got an AP copy.....she said you already had an offshore and a jumbo, why get the GP. I said it's a pretty danged good watch in its own right for 75% less

The ROO was really the first of its kind 30 years ago.

 
 By: jlux : September 24th, 2022-07:44
I mean oversized luxury sportswatch mixing steel and rubber. Quite a few brands followed this trend with sometimes more and sometimes less well executed contenders : the Hublot BB, IWC with quite a few Ingenieurs, Linde Werdelin,Zenith Defy Extreme, G-Sho... 

Well, yes, you are referring to RO not RO Diver… 👍🏻😉

 
 By: MCG (Markus) : September 24th, 2022-09:18
Copying is normal in every industry. It is an evolutionary kind of thing, that nature does as well. Only like this you can evolve. I do not consider copying something bad, as long it is not a 1:1 copy. IWC and others added with their DNA to the „original“... 

Indeed!

 
 By: pfang56 : September 24th, 2022-00:03
Love it….just one day, ceramic bezel titanium case - I’m in heaven! Peter