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^^^ Congrats on a fine selection!  And by the way, posting pics is not optional - it's mandatory. :)

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Wow, some great stuff lately! I love the watch RogerP and DLJr. The red dial really pops, and it looks incredibly well made. Red is a very underused color. I love the Reverso rouge and this red, so unique.

Frills, TC, your watches are both beautiful. Frills, that is easily the nicest fake I have ever seen :roflmao:

Mimo, I thought I would share my get-up with you today. No socks, loafers, and jeans. Doesn't get better on a 60 degrees and sunny Friday!

as part of my "narrowing down", this has made my list. I'm not sure of the silver face with the ss case...
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^^^ Congrats on a fine selection!  And by the way, posting pics is not optional - it's mandatory. :)


All in good time - I will collect in around 3 weeks so I can get a tax refund :D

In the meantime, I plan on getting a black strap (the provided is mahogany croc) from CF. Thoughts on calf/shell/croc, or just tips in general?

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Now that the BLNR is on the way, thinking about getting rid of my 5711 and switching over to a 5711R or 5712R. The 5711 has always been a sporty dress watch, but I do like it in gold with the croc band...

Anyone have one? Is it weird to go gold on a Nautilus?
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You should get a blue Cayman to go with the blue dial instead.  All the best people are doing it, apparently.

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^^Rolex GMT Master II with a black and blue ceramic bezel.

I was also wondering what blnr meant...thanks!
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Any thoughts on this?...I'm liking the look except it has no running seconds, which I think will annoy me...
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If you don't want the Mahogany strap at all, you should ask your AD if they can switch it for the OEM black croc instead at no cost. My brother did this for his JLC Hometime and I regret not doing it myself on my Master Control (ended up getting a decent aftermarket black one anyways, but to this day never use the brown...)

Congrats on a great decision btw

R
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In the meantime, I plan on getting a black strap (the provided is mahogany croc) from CF. Thoughts on calf/shell/croc, or just tips in general?
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Is that the Stowa Flieger chrono? I agree it looks cool, but I also think a sporty watch without seconds would be weird.

I think Stowa is awesome value, but with this slightly more expensive model I'd maybe spread thge net wider for a "proper" chrono - or go cheaper for a more classic Flieger.
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I prefer the traditional flieger from Stowa as well. It's perfection as far as pilot watches go IMO. Best looking one out there and it is extremely budget friendly which is an added bonus. Chrono functions, date displays, power reserves all belong on different models IMHO, YMMV of course. I like my pilots unbranded and simple.
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Now that the BLNR is on the way, thinking about getting rid of my 5711 and switching over to a 5711R or 5712R. The 5711 has always been a sporty dress watch, but I do like it in gold with the croc band...

Anyone have one? Is it weird to go gold on a Nautilus?
Congrats on the GMT! I haven't seen the gold Nautilus in person, but I have seen it on a couple forums and I think it looks stunning. I don't know if I could see myself getting rid of a SS Nauti for it though. The SS is just too perfect. I don't think the BLNR "replaces" the 5711 or would fill the same niche for me. Unless of course you were feeling generous and wanted to send the SS to me...then it'd be OK! haha
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i just have 1 nice watch. a 001.

 

 

Only 1 nice watch here as well.  Good thing you picked  beauty!

 

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Went into another AD who had the candidates - MUT moon/grande both in SS side by side. What a stroke of luck! Ended up going with the Grande because of its uncompromising design for poise and balance with no distractions. Many thanks to all of you - especially Mimo - for being such ruthless enablers. 

 

Congrats!  Post up some pics when it is on your wrist.

 

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Now that the BLNR is on the way, thinking about getting rid of my 5711 and switching over to a 5711R or 5712R. The 5711 has always been a sporty dress watch, but I do like it in gold with the croc band...

Anyone have one? Is it weird to go gold on a Nautilus?

 

Just looked for pics of the 5711R.  That is drop dead gorgeous on a strap!  The only version of the Nautilus I don't like is the bi-color SS/YG...it just looks confused.

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Congrats on the GMT! I haven't seen the gold Nautilus in person, but I have seen it on a couple forums and I think it looks stunning. I don't know if I could see myself getting rid of a SS Nauti for it though. The SS is just too perfect. I don't think the BLNR "replaces" the 5711 or would fill the same niche for me. Unless of course you were feeling generous and wanted to send the SS to me...then it'd be OK! haha

The way I am thinking about it, I'd like a bit more "space" between the GMT and Nauti, so switching to gold might create that.

I am trying to rationalize my watch collection which has been mostly random up to now. Thinking it may look like this:
  • Autodromo Monoposto for daily casual wear (I love this watch btw)
  • Rolex BLNR for a "tool" watch, although I hate that term
  • Nauti 5712R for work
  • Rolex Yachtmaster (from my father, so not really up for discussion), and
  • something nice for a dress watch: if I can score a Dufour Simplicity, I will pull the trigger, but lately been leaning towards FP Journe stuff (Either a Chronometre Souveraine or Octa Lune)

Maybe a couple of other random pieces here and there... I decided against doing a Patek complication because I never wear them enough to keep them going and don't want to constantly reset the date and other things...
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The way I am thinking about it, I'd like a bit more "space" between the GMT and Nauti, so switching to gold might create that.

I am trying to rationalize my watch collection which has been mostly random up to now. Thinking it may look like this:
  • Autodromo Monoposto for daily casual wear (I love this watch btw)
  • Rolex BLNR for a "tool" watch, although I hate that term
  • Nauti 5712R for work
  • Rolex Yachtmaster (from my father, so not really up for discussion), and
  • something nice for a dress watch: if I can score a Dufour Simplicity, I will pull the trigger, but lately been leaning towards FP Journe stuff (Either a Chronometre Souveraine or Octa Lune)

Maybe a couple of other random pieces here and there... I decided against doing a Patek complication because I never wear them enough to keep them going and don't want to constantly reset the date and other things...
Now that you explained it, I totally agree with that rationalization.
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@Newcomer
@mimo
As someone who saw those slip ons in person on Nuke, I approve. They aren't my style, but after seeing them on Nuke I was nearly converted enough to kop.

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As someone who wears loafers and shorts frequently, I will be getting much more wear out of them than most of my northern brothers!
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Nuke, what was that?

Argh! So lovely. That is an absolutely excellent picture.
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Ah the plans of Diabolical Dino and Fiendish Frills are working...resistance is futile...now repeat after me, "I must own something with Genta DNA, I must own something with Genta DNA...now the tough part 5711 or 15202....or BOTH!!!!  decisions.gif

Thanks glad you liked the Cayman.  Wishing you a speedy journey to driving a Porsche.   FWIW...my daily driver is a Subie...the nice cars are just for weekend fun.  

Frills now that's just cruel posting such a large photo to tempt Nuke  decisions.gif ....but great photo!!!  

I MUST own something with Genta DNA... I need to get on Frills' Ramen noodle diet, stat.

And you know, I think I will delay my Porsche journey for a while. I have a 2009 yota rolla right now, and it gets me from Point A to Point B without any sort of hassle, is paid off, and has had no technical problems. There are many worse things in life!
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Went into another AD who had the candidates - MUT moon/grande both in SS side by side. What a stroke of luck! Ended up going with the Grande because of its uncompromising design for poise and balance with no distractions. Many thanks to all of you - especially Mimo - for being such ruthless enablers. 

Congratulations! I am sure you are going to be very happy with it. I am looking forward to seeing some pictures!
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^^^ Congrats on a fine selection!  And by the way, posting pics is not optional - it's mandatory. smile.gif

+1, pics or it didn't happen!
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as part of my "narrowing down", this has made my list. I'm not sure of the silver face with the ss case...

Hmmm, you know, that is a tough one. To be completely frank--and as a disclaimer, I love my watch--sometimes, and at certain angles, the silver sunburst dial is not the sexiest. Looking at the dial head on, it is much lighter than the pictures indicate. It reflects a ton of light back. Personally, I prefer the MUT Moon in Rose Gold. However, for that price range, I would start looking in other directions. I still think that the Master series is the best value watch out there under $10,000.
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Now that the BLNR is on the way, thinking about getting rid of my 5711 and switching over to a 5711R or 5712R. The 5711 has always been a sporty dress watch, but I do like it in gold with the croc band...

Anyone have one? Is it weird to go gold on a Nautilus?

I love the 5711 as well as the 5712. But to be honest, I don't really "get" the gold Nautilus. I also do not really "get" precious metal sports watches in general. I am sure that the 5712R would be a whole lot of fun to wear though.

On the other hand, if you want to divest yourself of the 5711, I am sure you could find a buyer biggrin.gif.

Also, I am going to add... this post has been on FIRE lately.

And SIHH is right around the corner! Anyone hoping / looking for anything in particular?

I can feel it... it will be the year of the Geophysic reissue!
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