Royal Oak With Replaced Movement

Feb 11, 2021,22:11 PM

Hi everyone. I'd love to get your thoughts on a decision I'm in the process of making. I've been in the market for the older generation (39mm) Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. After some time searching, I found an example that's a full set in the right configuration I was looking for. The only item to note is that the movement was replaced by AP in its history. This replacement movement is of the same caliber and looks identical, other than having a different movement number. All of this is documented by AP, but I'd obviously prefer everything original if it were up to me. I'm curious if I'll regret this down the road, or if this is just part of the game, as many of these older movements were finicky and it's understandable they were replaced. I worry that down the road if I ever decide to sell the watch, it may be more difficult knowing this. Thanks! 

(Attached photo is not of the exact watch, but a similar example)  

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Not a big deal IMHO

 By: LemaniaChrono : February 11th, 2021-22:38
IMHO it's not a big deal as it's documented by AP and it comes with the paperwork. Maybe look at it as a point of negotiation with the seller? Might be tough as these are sought after and there are lots of variants. How does the price compare with similar... 

Absolutely gorgeous watch. Wear and enjoy it in good health!

 By: Dunajska : February 14th, 2021-05:28
What is the diameter of that model? ... 39mm?

Should be fine

 By: toowoundup : February 22nd, 2021-11:40
I would expect a price discount of some amount to account for the non-matching movement numbers but if you plan on keeping, it wouldn't bother me in the slightest