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Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by ericf4 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:05 am

https://youtu.be/M8sQPstJRqA

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Post by jimyritz » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:15 am

Cool vid---two legit grails...

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Post by ericf4 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 am

Funny that Gerald genta didn't even like watches he says.
And, he only had an hour to design the AP.


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Post by rockmastermike » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:45 am

moving from function to form to beat the crisis.... genius or luck? A good video talking about each one.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:50 am

I want a Nautilus.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by Panerai7 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:53 am

I'm with Gerald, lol

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Post by ericf4 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:56 am

JP Chestnut wrote:I want a Nautilus.
On my list for 2018 for sure. Would require a few sales first.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by logan2z » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:04 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:53 am
I'm with Gerald, lol
You don't like watches? :scratch:

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Post by logan2z » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 am

ericf4 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 am
Funny that Gerald genta didn't even like watches he says.
And, he only had an hour to design the AP.
The video said he had a day. And he designed the Nautilus in 5 minutes. Either way, ridiculous deadlines that did result in some design oddities - that seem to work somehow.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by apnk » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:06 am

I've never really been a fan of the Nautilus until now, looks great. AP's dials reminds me of waffles.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by logan2z » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:50 am
I want a Nautilus.
Those ears are a no-go for me. Whenever I see the watch I can't help but see this:

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by Panerai7 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 am

logan2z wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:04 am
Panerai7 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:53 am
I'm with Gerald, lol
You don't like watches? :scratch:
Sorry misread, thought he meant he didn't like what he drew :thumbsup:

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:39 am

logan2z wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:50 am
I want a Nautilus.
Those ears are a no-go for me. Whenever I see the watch I can't help but see this:

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I'm pretty sure that the Nautilus is another of the million bracelet watches that I can't wear due to a lack of adjust ability in bracelet sizing. Whatever, I'm a Rolex guy. I'm not sure that I could spend $25,000 on a SS watch with crappy adjust ability and high service needs.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by BacoNoir » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:19 am

I love my AP RO. I prefer the harsher more angular lines I’ve the Nautilus - even before I learned the latter was designed for women!
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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by Torrid » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:28 am

I definitely prefer the AP seeing them side by side.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by Denizen » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:31 am

Of those two, I'd take the Nautilus. But yes, high servicing costs go with the territory. And it's a definite drag.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by dinexus » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:36 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:53 am
I'm with Gerald, lol
REKT.

Personally, both are in a huge bubble right now, and I don't get the hero-worship. 6+ months waitlist for the privilege of dropping 25k on a Nautilus that's still using the same movement (non-hacking, mind you) back from when it cost half as much?

This is a fundamentally stupid hobby, but that shit is batshit crazy.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by 59yukon01 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:50 pm

So if either one of these had been marketed under lessor prestigious names would anyone here really like them? I'm not a fan of the looks of either, so just sayin.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:02 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:50 pm
So if either one of these had been marketed under lessor prestigious names would anyone here really like them? I'm not a fan of the looks of either, so just sayin.
You mean like this...

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or this...

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or this...

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I think it's one part brand value, ten parts design consistency. None of these have generated the following that AP and PP have, despite huge brand status.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by BacoNoir » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:28 pm

59yukon01 wrote:So if either one of these had been marketed under lessor prestigious names would anyone here really like them? I'm not a fan of the looks of either, so just sayin.
I will say, I didn’t like the AP RO in photos and much preferred the VC Overseas. I went to look at them before making final decision, and the AP RO won me over - the dial and rotor are pieces of art. Being an engineer, I much appreciated the old school mechanical method used t create the tapestry dial.

https://youtu.be/K0uW37FnCLM

And then to see the detail that goes into the engraving on the rotor, I was sold.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by logan2z » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:39 pm

59yukon01 wrote:Being an engineer, I much appreciated the old school mechanical method used t create the tapestry dial.
The dial on the RO is a work of art. I love the diver too, but the fact that the dial is stamped on that model is a bit of a turnoff for me.

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Re: Very interesting AP vs PP video

Post by Panerai7 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:49 pm

59yukon01 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:50 pm
So if either one of these had been marketed under lessor prestigious names would anyone here really like them? I'm not a fan of the looks of either, so just sayin.
Probably not as many

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