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Post by gwells » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:46 pm

Am I the only one that doesn't get it aesthetically? on another forum i frequent, it's one of the golden children there. i just don't find it attractive at all.

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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by ddav » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:57 pm

It's not IMO beautiful, I admit I think it looks like some welded nuts and bolts, prefer the Nautilus and Ingenieur of the Genta designs watches.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by gwells » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:02 am

glad it's not just me. if i'm going to spend that kind of cash, i want the aesthetics to be top notch.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by Kip » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:06 am

You are far from alone. Remembering that all designs are subjective, this is one that I would not miss. Never liked it.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by Dancematt » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:10 am

I like it and see the appeal but this discussion makes me think even if I had that kind of money to waste would I buy a watch that expensive? I might have said yes at one stage but now I don't think so.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by blowfish89 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:44 am

I don't like the AP Royal Oak at all. But then I don't like the Omega Speedmaster either (though I am warming up to it slowly).

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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by Konketsu » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:07 am

Same here, I never liked the Royal Oak design wise and always preferred the PP Nautilus.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by Boydesian » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:18 am

I think the Royal Oak is revered more for its exclusivity than it's aesthetic appeal. At least I assume it is, I find the design rather ugly much like the others do.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by gwells » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:21 am

I have a hard time buying exclusive, uninspired, and expensive.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by Boydesian » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:35 am

gwells wrote:I have a hard time buying exclusive, uninspired, and expensive.
Well, I think it is an inspiredly hideous design. I meant that the expense was what makes it exclusive, which means most would have hard time buying one period. In the end we agree that they are ugly.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by hughesyn » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:47 am

Konketsu wrote:Same here, I never liked the Royal Oak design wise and always preferred the PP Nautilus.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by jmarchitect » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:13 am

I can see the appeal of all of the Genta designed pieces, even the downright bonkers ones but I would not purchase an APRO or a Nautilus even if I had the funds to do so.

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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by matt55 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:26 am

Hi
Heard the one about fools and their money being easily parted!
The first reaction i had to this was it was a quick throw together and looked incomplete, many months later i read a review about it and my thoughts were right it had been drawn up in one night and rushed into production for an exhibition what a racket they are having with this. One of my Russian distributors had one at a sales meeting we were attending and i asked to have a look which he obliged , i thought even less of after seeing it in the flesh.
Just goes to show that a well known name can produce some poor designs as well
not for me thanks.

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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by Fnew » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:03 pm

That is a watch that I've never liked nor understood why someone would spend that kind of money on one.
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Re: AP Royal Oak

Post by Berkshire » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:26 pm

Iconic yes, it's been around since 1972 therefore some must like it. As for me it's a no.

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