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    Until I get my Royal Oak

    Dear All

    I would like to get a Royal Oak, but it is not in the cards for the next few years. So until then what do you suggest? I have been considering this but I cannot decide on the color:

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    Not a fan of blue. I have a modern looking redish Orient already so I don't want this to be too redundant. For the darker case one I am not at all sure I like the gold-maroon, plus I have a titanium case black face watch already with a bracelet that has a similar color. Love the gold but I don't think I would wear it :) Definitely too much. Maybe I should wait for other variations to come out. I'd love an orange, yellow, green or purple face one.

    I also saw this. Little further off the Royal Oak mark, but...

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    Anything else I should be looking at? Also, don't want to spend too much. Nice sales and discounts are welcomed.

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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

    While I quite like the case shape of that Orient I think that they kind of messed it up a little with the dial. I'm not a fan of how they have the date wheel fully exposed like that and all that text looks a bit brash IMHO especially the big 'TODAY' by the date. It's a pity because it could have been a nice watch if they'd given it a less funky dial.

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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

    How about a beater watch until you can afford the RO?

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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

    The Lum-Tec V series might be worth a look



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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyDog View Post
    While I quite like the case shape of that Orient I think that they kind of messed it up a little with the dial. I'm not a fan of how they have the date wheel fully exposed like that and all that text looks a bit brash IMHO especially the big 'TODAY' by the date. It's a pity because it could have been a nice watch if they'd given it a less funky dial.
    What I really can't get over is the circle around the jewel, and a line connecting it to a label which states "jewels." That just exudes class there.

    Last edited by mleok; December 30th, 2012 at 03:47.
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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

    There is a long Royal Oak homage thread which might give you more ideas.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/roy...ge-205073.html
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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

    Depending on which AP ROO you have in mind, if it one of the limited editions like the Montoya or the Bariccello, you might look to the Gevril GV2 Corsaro, about $1,000 on shop NBC.



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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary123 View Post
    Depending on which AP ROO you have in mind
    I am partial to the OPENWORKED EXTRA-THIN ROYAL OAK 39MM. But since that is out of the question in my lifetime I'd be happy with the black or grey face base model (39mm).

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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak



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    Re: Until I get my Royal Oak

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    This looks cool. Any idea what this model was? How can I search for it? I'd like to see if they made it with a different face and band.

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