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. The purple-dialled OP is an instant favourite and has had the official sticker-ectomy last night. 

Glad to hear the purple dial OP is staying and had its sticker-ectomy.  I really like the dial on that one! 

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When you tried on a Patek Aquanaut for the first time, what was your first thought? 

 

I want one of these badly, but some say its too light if you are used to steel watches 40 mm and up :(

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When you tried on a Patek Aquanaut for the first time, what was your first thought? 

 

I want one of these badly, but some say its too light if you are used to steel watches 40 mm and up :(

While far from hefty, I certainly wouldn't shy away from an Aquanaut do to its weight (for me there are other reasons to do so).

 

Tried one on for the heck of it, but I'm not a fan.  Sadly other than the movement, there was nothing about it that I liked.  IMHO, the Nautilus is a far better looking and more versatile watch.  The workmanship of its bracelet greatly exceeds that of the optional almost generic looking steel bracelet on the Aquanaut.  Spin offs from the Nautilus line just don't work well for me, be it the Nautilus 3770, Nautilus models on straps from the 1990s, the 5990. 5890, or the Aquanaut.  I really only like the Nautilus models such as 3700, 5711, and the 5712.

 

Just an example of a version I don't care for from the past.   Anyway, wishing you luck on your journey...but if you want a Patek sports watch my vote is for a Nautilus. 

 

Patek Philippe REF. 3770, NAUTILUS GOLD QUARTZ

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While far from hefty, I certainly wouldn't shy away from an Aquanaut do to its weight (for me there are other reasons to do so).

 

Tried one on for the heck of it, but I'm not a fan.  Sadly other than the movement, there was nothing about it that I liked.  IMHO, the Nautilus is a far better looking and more versatile watch.  The workmanship of its bracelet greatly exceeds that of the optional almost generic looking steel bracelet on the Aquanaut.  Spin offs from the Nautilus line just don't work well for me, be it the Nautilus 3770, Nautilus models on straps from the 1990s, the 5990. 5890, or the Aquanaut.  I really only like the Nautilus models such as 3700, 5711, and the 5712.

 

Just an example of a version I don't care for from the past.   Anyway, wishing you luck on your journey...but if you want a Patek sports watch my vote is for a Nautilus. 

 

 

 

Thanks for your input!

 

I have to try some different models before I make up my mind :)

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Congrats, Mimo!
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+1, well done to get it by the better half too nod[1].gif
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mimo, I've heard good things about that movement....it's made by Swatch/ETA, but exclusive to Longines, correct?

Wonder how it would look on a dark brown croc strap fing02[1].gif


Re: the new Omega limited edition "Bond" watch... actually not a bad effort as such things go, but I particularly don't care for the coat of arms thingy on the second hand.

(I'll leave aside the whole concept of overdone limited editions for now LOL).
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While far from hefty, I certainly wouldn't shy away from an Aquanaut do to its weight (for me there are other reasons to do so).

 

Tried one on for the heck of it, but I'm not a fan.  Sadly other than the movement, there was nothing about it that I liked.  IMHO, the Nautilus is a far better looking and more versatile watch.  The workmanship of its bracelet greatly exceeds that of the optional almost generic looking steel bracelet on the Aquanaut.  Spin offs from the Nautilus line just don't work well for me, be it the Nautilus 3770, Nautilus models on straps from the 1990s, the 5990. 5890, or the Aquanaut.  I really only like the Nautilus models such as 3700, 5711, and the 5712.

 

Just an example of a version I don't care for from the past.   Anyway, wishing you luck on your journey...but if you want a Patek sports watch my vote is for a Nautilus. 

 

 

 

Thanks for your input!

 

I have to try some different models before I make up my mind :)


My vote is for a 5711 too. BOOM!

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Although to be fair, one of my watches in the wife's rotation is an early generation Aquanaut ref 5066/1A on a bracelet. This used to be a "men's size" at 34mm around a decade or so ago, but it wears just fine on the missus IMHO:

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By no means am I implying that the old Aquanauts are now "for girls only." Patek USA's lead watchmaker and Director of Technical Services Laurent Junod wears a 5065 (34mm) as one of his daily wearers.

But Laurent is hardcore old school though. So, ya know, are you man enough like the only dude in the U.S. that Patek authorizes to touch and service Grand Complications?
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I accidentally bought a Swatch.
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Nice mimo - congratulations. I've come to like those Longines more and more... Unusual to see it on a bracelet; would also look great on a strap.
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I accidentally bought a Swatch.

 

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Oi! Congratulations my man!!!
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Congrats Mimo, I dig that movement.
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Great pickup, Mimo!
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I have mixed feelings about it, actually: on the negative side, I actually tried to cancel it because there's something else I want, but it had shipped.  And, well, who sends stuff back, right?  But more seriously, it will have a similar role in my life to the the other one I'm after.  On the plus side, my girlfriend has accepted my indiscretion in this matter.  She also quite likes it herself.  So if I do get bored of it, I think she might steal it some day.  And I have a son.  He will like it.

But anyway, it was a good deal, and I wanted that L688 column wheel movement ever since I saw it.  The bracelet and unusual case shape (see last pic) make it extremely comfortable.  And playing with that little wheel is fun.

So yeah, thanks.  What have you done to me?  It's getting worse...

SO what else do you have coming?
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Yay, another James Bond Omega!

Not to beat the dead horse but why is IWC in particular singled out on here for having a multitide of limited editions? Have you seen limited editions of the ROO? There's even one for my country for goodness sakes.
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Only this special edition of seven pieces has the diamonds.  The entry level, mainstream, normal 50mm platinum case is really quite nondescript, I think.

Sarcasm meter not quite working but pretty sure nondescript and 50mm can never appear in the same sentence when discussing watches. Even relative.
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While far from hefty, I certainly wouldn't shy away from an Aquanaut do to its weight (for me there are other reasons to do so).

Tried one on for the heck of it, but I'm not a fan.  Sadly other than the movement, there was nothing about it that I liked.  IMHO, the Nautilus is a far better looking and more versatile watch.  The workmanship of its bracelet greatly exceeds that of the optional almost generic looking steel bracelet on the Aquanaut.  Spin offs from the Nautilus line just don't work well for me, be it the Nautilus 3770, Nautilus models on straps from the 1990s, the 5990. 5890, or the Aquanaut.  I really only like the Nautilus models such as 3700, 5711, and the 5712.

Just an example of a version I don't care for from the past.   Anyway, wishing you luck on your journey...but if you want a Patek sports watch my vote is for a Nautilus. 

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The case shape and styling of the Aquanaut and Nautilus make them similar in my book but the additional details on the Aquanaut just throw the whole thing off for me. Much prefer the clean look of the Nautilus but if you want a Patek my vote is for one of their dress watches...
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When you tried on a Patek Aquanaut for the first time, what was your first thought? 

 

I want one of these badly, but some say its too light if you are used to steel watches 40 mm and up :(


Let's just say, it wears like butter.

 

 

Basically it's fairly non-existent, that is until you look at it. YMMV

 

 

 

 

Besides it makes a nice companion for this one.

 

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Congrats Mimo!  

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