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Ugh, 5711, another that doesn't fit my wrist. Considered the 5800 but I think it might still be too big. Are the 3800s still being produced/sold new at ADs?


That Breitlings nice, one of the cleaner and less garish ones out there. With that said, I am not a big fan of that mesh bracelet, the way it it attached to the lugs just looks very aftermarket-ish. I like it when the bracelet are integrated well to the case and the gap in that style of bracelet just doesn't look right to me.
post #36182 of 48312
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I detested the Nautilus and spoke vigorously against it in the past. Then I tried the 5711 in the metal and on my wrist and, well, I fell in love with it.

Exactly the same experience I had.
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Ugh, 5711, another that doesn't fit my wrist. Considered the 5800 but I think it might still be too big. Are the 3800s still being produced/sold new at ADs?
 

No, the 3800s have been out of production for several years.  You would have to look for a pre-owned model. 

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I've been eyeing this one for awhile while looking for a something versatile. It beat out the exII I had in mind but I might still grab an ex1 to compliment it. I really needed something with a date function. I do think I prefer it on a strap though.




Also, I need to take better pictures.

A guy in my office has the "time only" Transocean....silver dial, with the crosshairs. I think it's 42mm.

To me, it looks pretty sharp, as an all-rounder sort of watch. He has only worn it on its original mesh, and he isn't really what I call a watch guy, so it will probably stay that way.

The Breitling bracelet definitely is more finished/polished looking than the brushed "shark mesh" that I got from StrapCode...but I definitely purchased that one as a sporty option.

Those straps in the link that Rooster posted look more than decent for the $$$.
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Ugh, 5711, another that doesn't fit my wrist. Considered the 5800 but I think it might still be too big. Are the 3800s still being produced/sold new at ADs?

 

How big is your wrist?! Mine is all of 6.25".

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Mine is 6".

I know the 5711 is ~43x38? The 5800 is ~38x33?

I think the 5711 is too big considering the my Monaco at 37x37 is borderline for my wrist. 5800 might work but it's lugs are more squared off, wish I could find one to try on in person.
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post #36187 of 48312
Ummm. It might look big considering the tag. I'll measure my wrist tonight. But I know my wrist is small....I just bought a watch winder and had to order a smaller fitting to hold my watches.
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Mine is 6".

I know the 5711 is ~43x38? The 5800 is ~38x33?

I think the 5711 is too big considering the my Monaco at 37x37 is borderline for my wrist. 5800 might work but it's lugs are more squared off, wish I could find one to try on in person.

You definitely need to try them on, as I believe both the 5711 and 5800 are both thinner than your Tag and wear very differently.  Your Tag looks a bit boxy.  Square watches tend to wear larger than other shapes, and the Nautilus isn't really a square.  I don't have a large wrist and I can comfortably wear a 5711 or 5712.  I had tried a 5800 on at one point and it felt seemed too small.  

 

The 5711 if you don't count the "ears" is really only about 40 mm.  Even Patek's own website described it as 40mm.  I think to be at ~43 someone is measuring possibly on a diagonal and including lugs, or they are including the ears, which really do not affect the way it wears.  So definitely go and try them all on before you make a decision, if that might be a future purchase. 

 

Edit...just noticed you said your wrist was only 6", which then could make a 5711 feel too big based on where the lugs begin to drop downward and transition into the bracelet. 


Edited by Dino944 - 10/7/14 at 11:44am
post #36189 of 48312
My wrist is 6.75 inches

post #36190 of 48312
I have almost 7.5" wrists. Here's what an older Air King (34mm) looked like on me...

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post #36191 of 48312
Yeah the 43mm includes the "ears" but that also constitutes to the size of the watch on the wrist. It's 38mm vertically but with the squared off lugs which could easily make it past 40mm. I think the 5800 is a definite possibility though.






Also, are you guys finding the 5711 sitting in stores? They seem to be selling better than Daytonas despite it's price. Supply is just much, much lower from what I understand.
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Would it be gauche to suggest the trusty AP 15202 instead if there are worries about a 5711 having excessive presence?

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Yeah the 43mm includes the "ears" but that also constitutes to the size of the watch on the wrist. It's 38mm vertically but with the squared off lugs which could easily make it past 40mm. I think the 5800 is a definite possibility though.






Also, are you guys finding the 5711 sitting in stores? They seem to be selling better than Daytonas despite it's price. Supply is just much, much lower from what I understand.

 

The 5711 blue dial is very, very difficult to find, at least around ADs in NYC.  Even pre-owned mint 5711s are trading at close to MSRP of $26,700.  Thierry Stern has definitively stated that they intend to limit production of the 5711 blue dial.  

 

I'm not sure if it's easier to find via other ADs in other geographies, but even grey market resellers here in NYC find it difficult to source, and presumably their networks are nationwide.

 

A NOS / mint pre-owned 5800 is even more challenging to find.  Took me a couple of months to find one for a friend (actually, his wife wears it).  All the way in Asia, routed through a European AD.  But the 5800 is indeed a very nice piece and literally looks like a smaller 5711 (albeit sporting the cal 315 versus the cal 324, if you're interested in all that).

post #36194 of 48312
My 5711 and the 5800 on the wrist of my friend's wife:

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FWIW my wife's wrist is all of 6" or even slightly smaller and she has no problems wearing my 5711. Or any of my watches, for some reason...
post #36195 of 48312
I have never seen a 5711 just sitting in a dealer's case.

Perhaps if I ever did, I would be forced to pull out a credit card (or two?) and buy it on the spot biggrin.gif
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