I stumbled into this non Royal Oak AP and It looks very attractive, I wonder what do you guys think about it , in terms of wear comfort being 43mm ?

 By: ZSHSZ : May 11th, 2019-15:49
Yes, No , Maybe ???
Can this be a daily watch ?
All opinions welcome ...

Thank you ,

I could try it on, it is a very good watch to consider. The sunrise / sunset is the cherry on the cake. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2019-15:51
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I love cherry’s on cake 🍰 🍒 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 11th, 2019-15:57
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Me too! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2019-15:57
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Good evening Vlad 😉 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 11th, 2019-15:58
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Early evening, then... [nt]

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2019-16:02
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It’s been a long day !....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 11th, 2019-16:06
Despite all days being 24 hours .... bar just closed 🥂

Blood bar? [nt]

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2019-16:14
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Haha ..,

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 11th, 2019-16:16
Music, friends and fun !

Good program. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2019-16:18
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How about your evening ? [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 11th, 2019-16:19
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Thanks Captain, it really sims like a sweet cherry! [nt]

 By: ZSHSZ : May 12th, 2019-01:12
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Thank you my friend ! Unfortunately I don’t have the option to try it on , I stumbled on it while surfing the net , sans the inquiry...

 By: ZSHSZ : May 12th, 2019-01:11
Hope you have a great weekend !

Ha! I better understand your question, now. Are you ok with watches of such a diameter? It wears a bit less big than the figures suggest... [nt]

 By: amanico : May 12th, 2019-01:47
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I usually keep my dress watches around 38-40mm and the sports watches at max 42mm, so this is an untapped territory for me . But this complication intrigued me . [nt]

 By: ZSHSZ : May 12th, 2019-04:29
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It is the granddaddy of base cal. 2121. The only next stepup being a sonnerie or minute repeater. I don’t know why is it 43mm cuz there was...

 By: redcorals : May 11th, 2019-19:00
a smaller version available iirc. It is ultra slim, has curved lugs and a guilloche dial not visible here; has a Brushed finished case and polished bezel. It is quite dressy if your idea of dialy wear leans there. 

I’m familiar with the 2121 movement I had it in my Saltarello and I loved it !

 By: ZSHSZ : May 12th, 2019-01:23
My only concern was that for a dress watch is quite large , I imagine dressing it down with a strap change so it can be worn more casual . I saw the 39mm version as well but I didn’t like the engraved bezel , never the less, that would be the ideal size ...
Thank you for your input , and have a great weekend!

Yeh those scaled bezels were a bit ugly. I have consider polishing them off Or discolouring them on several occasions. If you can rock offshores as dailies then this shud be fine too [nt]

 By: redcorals : May 12th, 2019-04:05
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Do you live in New York City? That helps.

 By: Tim_M : May 11th, 2019-19:36
The sunset and sunrise complications are localized, but the rest should be fine regardless. As for the fit of the 43mm case, I found it wearable on a 16cm wrist, but anything smaller might be impractical.


Thanks Tim for chiming in. Yes, I live in New York that’s one reason for the attraction !😜How do you find the hands legibility? [nt]

 By: ZSHSZ : May 12th, 2019-01:27
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Legibility is better in person than the photo, but the contrast remains challenging due to the monotone dial-hand tandem.

 By: Tim_M : May 12th, 2019-07:09
This is the kind of watch that you need to view, focus, and then discern; a quick glance will not do. Of course, if you plan to read the perpetual calendar precisely, a still-higher level of effort is required. 

I'd compare the contrast of this AP to the post-2017 Rolex Yacht-Master II stainless steel with its WG-on-white hand/dial combo. Better photos of that watch are available online than any imagery you'll find of the AP, so check out a current-spec steel YM2 photo in high resolution as a test-case to determine whether this AP meets your standards of legibility.

The EOT does not feel so large and the dial is very easy to read.

 By: JerryW : May 14th, 2019-20:53
The slim profile makes it feel smaller than it sounds. I am a RO Jumbo fan, especially for the size and the EOT does not seem all that large and it feels much smaller than a ROO. See photos below for comparison. The only pain for me is when we have daylight savings time, sunrise and sunset are incorrect.

Thanks Jerry for the input , I’m worming up to it ... there’s so much horology in this model that one can stare at it the whole day ! BTW, nice trio you have there ! [nt]

 By: ZSHSZ : May 16th, 2019-06:21
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Easily can be worn daily.

 By: BABKA : May 16th, 2019-03:18
I have one with different complication that I wore daily many times. I just reversed the clasp to make it more comfy.

Thanks, yes the AP clasp is notorious for its discomfort ... [nt]

 By: ZSHSZ : May 16th, 2019-06:24
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Equation of time, and one tied to NY, is very desirable in my book. [nt]

 By: descartes1 : May 16th, 2019-09:29
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