Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

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    Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

    Hi Everyone,
    I recently have someone come me (friend of friend) asking if I wanted to trade my 15400st black dial for his 25979st limited edition city of sails.
    Straight trade, both are full sets. I know it's not an apple to apple comparison as mine is a 41mm in-house self-winding 3 hander and the other is 39mm non in-house movement chronograph.
    However I do feel a cool factor with his watch plus it's a limited edition.
    Anybody think it's worth the trade or should I pass. Just wanted to get your opinions.
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    Re: Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

    I would pass. Your RO will prove to be more timeless and versatile.

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    Re: Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

    I'm not an AP fan, but that chrono certainly catches the eye...

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    Re: Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

    the chrono is definitely cool looking, but as someone said, your ap is timeless

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    It took 40 years for Royal Oak to become a classic and desirable. It may be another 40+ before that chronograph does.
    Go with a 3-hander. Chrono has too much going on - not a fan of color subdial, cut numerals, white date disc or rubber strao
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    Re: Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

    Quote Originally Posted by EnderW View Post
    It took 40 years for Royal Oak to become a classic and desirable. It may be another 40+ before that chronograph does.
    Go with a 3-hander. Chrono has too much going on - not a fan of color subdial, cut numerals, white date disc or rubber strao
    Yup, agree on all points. The flipped numerals and the font rub me the wrong way too...

    Otoh, the 15400 is a classic.

    I wouldn't do it.

    Good luck deciding. Let us know how it turns out!
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    Additionally, that specific AP ROC is the least valuable in terms of market value of all 39mm ROCs. You could sell yours and buy a nice example of that that edition while pocketing a few K. Don't do a straight up trade.
    When I was making this decision I was torn between picking the 39mm ROC, the size Genta wanted but with a complication that he may not have intended versus the complication he designed in a case size he didn't intend. In the end, the ROC spoke, and wore, much better to me.

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    Re: Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

    I'd definitely stick with what you've got.

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    Re: Royal Oak 15400st Vs 25979st

    no h*cking way.
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    Its not even close to me. Keep what you’ve got. The 25979 is cool and all, but has that look that I think is going to age badly. The 15400 is will always be pure class.

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