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    That Particular Case Shape

    Just casually looking at tons of watches (as you do), I find myself drawn towards this particular angular, industrial, kind of 70s case shape.

    I don't know what this shape is called, if it even has a name. The AP Royal Oak has it, and, to be fair, I wouldn't mind owning one of those. But this isn't a Roayal Oak homage thread; it's about the case shape where the bezel rises from a flat, four cornered surface and the lugs angle down quite decidedly, often seamlessly transitioning into a bracelet. Here are a few examples from the top of my head, please post more if you know of any!

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    Re: That Particular Case Shape

    I have the Schaffen and ML aikon, but I also have a 1970s Bulova with this shape:


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    Re: That Particular Case Shape

    I also have a tissot sea star with this shape


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    Re: That Particular Case Shape

    I have no idea what is the proper name for that case shape. "Like AP RO" is how I've mostly seen it described.
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    Re: That Particular Case Shape

    The Tudor North Flag would probably count here.

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    There are a few vintage Seiko 5's with this case shape, too.

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    Re: That Particular Case Shape

    The lug to bracelet transition similar here
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    Re: That Particular Case Shape

    Autodromo Group B


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFinalHour View Post
    I don't know what this shape is called, if it even has a name.
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    Re: That Particular Case Shape

    Armand Nicolet has a diver in this shape.


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