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because its awesome?

 

Yes, I have a strong suspicion that this is indeed the reason.  marchal.gif

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That Patek is tight. 
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Re the platinum Nautilus. Wow, just wow.
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Platinum Nautilus... holy crap!
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what. the. fuck.

 

RE: Nautilus in platinum.  inorite.  The PuristSPro mod has basically confirmed that yes, this is the first time we've seen definitive pictures of (a) its existence and (b) on the internet, and not just passed around via some smartphone with hushed tones.  

 

If I had seen that in the wild - even in a Patek-sponsored event, expecting mega-collectors to come bearing nukes (not you, Nukecomer hehe - love the nick btw) on their wrists - I'd still feel like going to a nondescript water park and then seeing Kate Upton in a bikini... Or less than that.

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I know, I'm reaching a bit with the analogies but I just had to find some excuse to post that haha. spam[1].gif


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GIF was a bit attenuated from overall statement, but I think that everyone will give you a pass icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I hate to say it though. If it was between Kate Upton and a platinum Nautilus. I may have to take the latter.

And Belligero, I can definitely see you rocking that platinum Daytona. It will go nicely with your Sky-Dweller!
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I hate to say it though. If it was between Kate Upton and a platinum Nautilus. I may have to take the latter.

less maintenance?
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Indeed. But a collection is best shown on the ... wrist, I think. satisfied.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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ZOOOOOOOOOOOMG
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not that is a beautiful movement.
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what. the. fuck.

lol, i was waiting for your comment on that. smile.gif
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Yes, I have a strong suspicion that this is indeed the reason.  marchal.gif

and you were correct!
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I know, I'm reaching a bit with the analogies but I just had to find some excuse to post this GIF.  spam%5B1%5D.gif

very nice. how do you like this?

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very nice. how do you like this?

 

Ohhh I like this one and I haven't seen it.  She has that goth/zombie look here given the B&W pic and the eye shading, which is appealing to me hehehe. 

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less maintenance?

And the Nautilus will never break your heart.
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RE: Nautilus in platinum.  inorite.
The steel one ain't too shabby, either...
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...and the platinum version is probably best left as a unicorn, cool though it undeniably is. If the stealth-baller thing appeals (as if a stainless Nautilus isn't enough in that department), you could always just get a quarter-kilo brick of platinum to carry around in your jacket pocket while wearing the 5711... same thing, right? teacha.gif
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[...]And Belligero, I can definitely see you rocking that platinum Daytona. It will go nicely with your Sky-Dweller!
Wow, I didn't even know I had a Sky Dweller— sweet! I know depechedior posted one a while back, though, along with some other very nice stuff...

As for me, paying MSRP for a new platinum Rolex might not be the wisest move. Also, steel is my metal. I just want check one out because of the sheer dislike it gets from some internet people. Tremendously tough to top these two, though:



They were actually pretty fun to play with.
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Those are neat, although I don't see myself wearing them anytime soon smile.gif.

And doh! I always conflate your collection with Depeche's. Y'alls pictures always look so similar to my untrained eye.

And Stitchy: thumbs-up.gif
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Ohhh I like this one and I haven't seen it.  She has that goth/zombie look here given the B&W pic and the eye shading, which is appealing to me hehehe. 

thought youd liek that.
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And Stitchy: thumbs-up.gif

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And the Nautilus will never break your heart.

truth.

which reminds me, i mentioned something similar to the following to derek, and wanted to ask ya'll the same.

if someone offered you any car you wanted, up to 200k, or any watch you wanted up to 50k, what would you choose? and no, you cant sell the car or the watch.

hands down id get the watch. without a second thought.
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thought youd liek that.
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truth.

which reminds me, i mentioned something similar to the following to derek, and wanted to ask ya'll the same.

if someone offered you any car you wanted, up to 200k, or any watch you wanted up to 50k, what would you choose? and no, you cant sell the car or the watch.

hands down id get the watch. without a second thought.

Agreed completely. What would that one watch be though?
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Agreed completely. What would that one watch be though?

not sure. would be something awesome though. smile.gif
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truth.

which reminds me, i mentioned something similar to the following to derek, and wanted to ask ya'll the same.

if someone offered you any car you wanted, up to 200k, or any watch you wanted up to 50k, what would you choose? and no, you cant sell the car or the watch.

hands down id get the watch. without a second thought.

If we are talking about £s. The McLaren MP4-12C it's only £168,500 and I could easily work up £35,000 of extras.
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Some random thoughts about our ongoing conversation (but im too lazy to dig up quotes)

 

I am pretty sure I am responding to our dear brother No Frills, but I could be mistaken

 

 

1. the picture of the platinum nautilus on the sleeve is the first time ive ever liked that watch (damn you)

 

2. The appeal of a no date sub? Going waay back to the Forbes article on 3 types or 3 stages of rolex ownership, I used to be in the camp of eh rolex is overrated blahblahblah. Now my thoughts have changed. While Rolex may cater to flashier types, there is an undeniable truth the submariner is a beautiful watch. The longevity alone should tell us something else is going on here--that its more than a passing fad.

 

I only realized this when I saw it in the wild at a restaurant, and then when I tried it on. Now mind you, I do not like the newer versions with the wide lugs and the ceramic bezel. I am talking about older ones with slim lugs (think 5513, 1680, 14060) and the beauty lies in the proportions. Its really perfect. The appeal of the no date sub is contained right there. Symmetry is an integral part of the overall balance/proportions. While at the same time, the date bubble is iconic, there is something about the unspoiled dial of a perfectly balanced submariner that is just....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Moreover, I think within a broader context, you can get a date window on ANOTHER rolex, (in my case a pepsi GMT, or in yours a DSSD) and save the symmetry for a no date sub. This is more applicable to collector than a one time purchaser, but I thought id just throw this out there.

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Gosh, that is a tough one Stitch. I am going to have to say watch in this instance. But that is primarily due to maintenance costs. I have a feeling that maintaining a $200,000 vehicle is no joke.
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Some random thoughts about our ongoing conversation (but im too lazy to dig up quotes)

I am pretty sure I am responding to our dear brother No Frills, but I could be mistaken


1. the picture of the platinum nautilus on the sleeve is the first time ive ever liked that watch (damn you)

2. The appeal of a no date sub? Going waay back to the Forbes article on 3 types or 3 stages of rolex ownership, I used to be in the camp of eh rolex is overrated blahblahblah. Now my thoughts have changed. While Rolex may cater to flashier types, there is an undeniable truth the submariner is a beautiful watch. The longevity alone should tell us something else is going on here--that its more than a passing fad.

I only realized this when I saw it in the wild at a restaurant, and then when I tried it on. Now mind you, I do not like the newer versions with the wide lugs and the ceramic bezel. I am talking about older ones with slim lugs (think 5513, 1680, 14060) and the beauty lies in the proportions. Its really perfect. The appeal of the no date sub is contained right there. Symmetry is an integral part of the overall balance/proportions. While at the same time, the date bubble is iconic, there is something about the unspoiled dial of a perfectly balanced submariner that is just....icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gificon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Moreover, I think within a broader context, you can get a date window on ANOTHER rolex, (in my case a pepsi GMT, or in yours a DSSD) and save the symmetry for a no date sub. This is more applicable to collector than a one time purchaser, but I thought id just throw this out there.
I despise the date bubble on Rolexs. In fact, I don't like dates on watches, generally. The date bubble is why I would never get a sub, but once you take away the bubble, it is the perfect sport watch.
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