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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

...I recently got one of these Oakley watch vaults to throw in my carry-on when I travel (as I usually like to take 2 watches).

 

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

^^ Those things are not usually that easy to come by. They are typically out of stock.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

I actually read somewhere Oakley stopped making them. If you come across them, they are few and far between now. The smalls will fit almost any watch. The larges were made for their ridiculous sized pieces. I have a small and it fits the Panerai like a glove.

 

 

 

I remember folks in a bit of a frenzy over the Oakley vault when they were discontinued. Some may remember the Casebudi case which was often compared to the Oakley vault. I picked up a large and small Casebudi last year and find the large is perfect for my travel needs (two trips a month). I've never handled the Vault so I can't compare the two but I find the large Casebudi to be a great value at $14:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009EEQ55C/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Note, the small Casebudi won't fit my ~40mm cases but the large handles them just fine. I'm not certain that the large would fit a case much larger than 42mm.

 

Large and small casebudi cases next to 40mm-41mm Omega Seamaster for size reference:

 

 

GMTIIC's 40mm-ish Maxi case:

 

 

Seamaster peeking out:

 

post #28202 of 48312
Thanks Patrick! Extremely helpful post for me personally. I appreciate you taking the time to provide the pictures.
post #28203 of 48312
I've long loved the RO Jumbo, but this thread is really making me appreciate this one more and more:

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I've long loved the RO Jumbo, but this thread is really making me appreciate this one more and more:


Can't blame ya. Honestly I detested the 5711 before I saw it in person and put it on my wrist. It just looked so strange. But 2D is quite different from having that beauty sit on your wrist. Now I may never part from it. The rest of my watches are earmarked for my kids when it's time to pass them on. The 5711 may well be buried with me.

akatsuki - 5711 or 5712 in R are both beauties. But there is something about my 5711 in steel that I just love. If I were to get another Nautilus then it would be in addition to my 5711/1A. Even if I were to go crazy and get a 5711 in platinum I am not sure I would let go of my steel 5711. Its finish, relative versatility (dressy but I don't care if I bring it into a chlorinated pool or the beach), make it such a great every day watch for me.

Would I bring a 5711P into a chlorinated pool? Maybe not. A 5711R? Absolutely not. But that's just me and the way I wear my watches.



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One element I actually prefer on the 5711 compared to the new Jumbo, is the white date wheel.
post #28206 of 48312
At the mall today. No BLNR on hand. My wife saw the poster for it in the store and likes it though. Got to see the Omega DSoM and was a bit underwhelmed. Maybe more overwhelmed by the 12k price tag. Heard it's selling like fire though.

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RNG, thats good, very good.

Mimo will be doin his nut on the denim action

Ruff and smooth, ruff and smooth...
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The 7 days is peachy...the overalls a matter of indifference. I might an express an opinion, but it takes more than other men in industrial clothing to bother my nut one way or another!

 

Anyway, back to watches, thank you for a most helpful segue: I'm not sure what the fuss is about the DSOM.  Especially when this can be found for less than half that price:

 

 

See, Nuke, it's not that the complication itself is relevant to the chrono or not.  Neither is it less relevant than the simple day counter that accompanies it (like on your MUT!). Maybe it's a deliberately ironic pun on the whole Speedmaster moonwatch schtick - in which case it's an inbuilt witty watch geek joke complication, which is kind of cool.

 

But actually it doesn't matter.  It's perfectly balanced, not at all busy, and inherently pretty - especially in this exact guise above (not the more recent inflated one with the black moonphase..oh no).  This is the bestest.  And I want one. :)

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That IWC is so, so, so very tasty. I love it.

Also, the BLNR has been calling me of late. Such a nice watch. That may be my next kop, maybe.

A Rolex to reward myself for taking (and hopefully passing) the TX bar would certainly seem to be fitting.
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Had the Speedy moonphase on my wrist about 10 minutes ago. I went in liking it, came out basically thinking they messed with perfection. I also tried on Rogers DeVille which was lovely. I was in need of doing a Speedy Pro Original versus sapphire sandwich direct comparison. I was surprised the original won me over.
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Nuke, you save for the RO or Nauti, no getting sidetracked!
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Nuke, you save for the RO or Nauti, no getting sidetracked!

+1!

Although distractions and diversions are so tempting and fun...



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Stitchy, it was pretty bad (at least based on my expectations). There were 2 customers (well 1 and a couple who were together) in the store and at least 2 staff members not doing much of anything. I wanted to check out the MUT and noticed they only had it in gold. I asked if they had a stainless available and the guy looks up and says "what you see is what we have". I asked about pricing and he says "I would have to look that up". I ask if he could do that and he says "we don't have it in store and I would have to order it from another store with a deposit". I was going to try on the gold one to get a better feel for how it looked on wrist, but I just left. The Rolex boutique a few feet away was still open and only had 1 customer inside and I thought about inquiring re: BLNRs, but I didn't bother and just called it a day.

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rats on the car, dino!

rats on the BLNR akatsuki!

great panny, ruscal.
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Originally Posted by mezentius View Post
 

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!  I'm sure you will enjoy it for many years.  

 

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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

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 like the 5711 and I like the 5712, but only on a bracelet.  Sorry, I've seen the 5712 on a croc strap, I even tried it on for the hell of it, and I don't like it at all.  Part of the beauty of a Nautilus is the bracelet and how its integrated into the case.  I find a 5712 on a strap...like getting half of a Nautilus.  I don't think a 5711 is duplicative of  a BLNR.  The BLNR is far more casual, sporty, and bulky.  The 5711 flies under the radar, its slimmer, a bit dressier, and is an incredibly versatile watch as it works superbly with casual wear or a suit.  If you wanted different functions, then go to a 5712 on a bracelet...but IMHO a Nautilus belongs on a bracelet.  Wishing you luck with your decision. 

 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

You should get a blue Cayman to go with the blue dial instead.  All the best people are doing it, apparently.

:fistbump:  Spot on Mimo!!!!

 

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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...

Nix the 5712R and the Journe.  As mentioned above a Nautilus belongs on a bracelet...and the Journe, is beautiful, but the few people I've known that owned them eventually got rid of them.  They got tired of the reliability issues and constantly sending them for service.

 

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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Nuke, you save for the RO or Nauti, no getting sidetracked!

+1,000,000  No getting side tracked Nuke...keep saving!!!!

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Almost forgot. Cleav, has anyone told you that you have a lovely pair?
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