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    Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    I have received (surprisingly) approval to purchase an Antea. But I'm having a terrible time deciding between Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver and Antea Klassik KS Silver. The font (typography?) of the Klassik looks a bit more severe/formal, while the 355 Limited looks more casual/playful. While I want something a bit formal/dressy, it isn't crucial and I think both would fill the bill in that respect.

    This will probably be the most expensive watch I will ever purchase, so I want to get this right. The Klassik is obviously a "timeless" piece that will never look dated, or out of fashion. But, what about the B2B? I realise that the font is legitimately Bauhaus, but will it remain timeless in the same way? Just looking for some thoughts, if any of you could be so kind.

    Any preferences between fonts and why? Would that font and a solid silver dial (vs silver plating) be worth the price differential to you?

    Any opinions would be appreciated!
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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    Personally I prefer the ks. Pick the watch you like best and try not to overthink it...

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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    Quote Originally Posted by woiter View Post
    Personally I prefer the ks. Pick the watch you like best and try not to overthink it...

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    Ha! I know I'm overthinking it. The trouble is, I can't decide which one I like best!

    Thanks for your input.

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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    If this is going to be the one nice watch in the collection, I'd go with the classic KS for sure. The B2B has its appeal, but it's hard to pass up the original...it will look more serious when you need it to, but can be dressed down as well. The B2B, IMO, is a little too playful and youthful to be the one nice watch in a collection. Of course I'm just some random guy on the internet, so what do I know?
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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    I prefer the KS. The dial somehow looks less crowded to me.
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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    KS for me too, but I am clearly biased.

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    I am not a fan of the B2B at all, and I never really understood this line (nor the Verus, for that matter).
    I do love their other watches though, hence owning a Flieger Klassik, Prodiver and an Antea KS.

    Good luck with your decision!
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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    That's a tough choice.
    But, whatever you decide, you can't choose the wrong timepiece: Both watches are awesome!
    In case you want to avoid the decision......................roll the dice,


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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    When I was in position (choosing between the KS and the b2b) I decided on the KS because I was attracted to it's connection with the original designs from the 1930's.
    This was purchaased as my engagement/ wedding watch so I wanted something more traditional.

    The b2b is certainly more playful, and I think the font goes well with the more colorful dials - but with the silver face, i prefer the more traditional font.

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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    I have been pondering this for several days, but I couldn't pull the trigger as, although I was leaning towards one model, it was probably a 70/30 split in preference. I deliberately avoided checking for more responses to my initial post over the last couple of hours, while I hit the rowing machine and contemplated further on my decision. And, now that I have seen such consistency in your responses, I feel much better about the model I was leaning towards - the Klassik KS. The reasons for your preferences are similar to my own, so I feel much better about ordering that model.

    Thanks so much to everyone for your input!
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    Re: Antea b2b 355 Limited Silver VS Antea Klassik KS Silver

    Whatever you do, get a silver dial. They are so warm and beautiful in combination with blued hands.
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