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Here's a stock pic from the Borealis website:

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Here's a stock pic from the Borealis website:


Tell me more about why this one caught your eye. Do you think there's a risk that with the 114060 in your arsenal that one or the other might not get much wear? Or will this one provide you with just that right mix of blue/black flash of color that will help it retain its appeal and distinguish it from the SubC ND you and I (and mimo and a bunch of others) adore?
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^ I previously had a Borealis watch (their Seahawk), and was very impressed with the quality for the price. I recently sold that one, but then saw this one and, again, for the price, it was a no brainer for someone like me that loves dive watches (and it's less of a clone. The Seahawk looked a lot like a Tudor Pelagos). I figure this would be my stunt watch, the one I wear in the water and can bash around without caring (too much) about what happens to it. I know the Rolex is tough and can take a beating, but that one is too precious to me to take even a remote chance with wink.gif The SubC will be worn more often, rest assured. I have a hard time taking it off as it is biggrin.gif
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The "blue lagoon" in Coron! Fantastic place. Slap on your mask and dip your face in three feet of water and get ready for an explosion of color from the aquatic life that is rarely matched elsewhere. (This pic isn't the best representation since my friend was more concerned about capturing the BLNR ahaha!)
ah, thanks! Coron is on the list, was also looking at Busuanga and Huma island.
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Re the Aquanaut v. Nautilus debate, I will offer the following. We are friends with a couple where one has one and the other has the other, so I often get to see both being worn at the same time. The Aquanaut does not suffer in comparison, at all (although I can't comment on the finishing). On the contrary, the Aquanaut seems more like a real sports watch and less like a fancy steel watch. To me, it is a more straightforward product. That is, of course, entirely subjective, and coming from someone who, as much as he admires the Royal Oak, for example, doesn't see the point of the fancy steel dressport genre.
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Hi Dopey,

I get what you are saying, although I disagree on the difference between the Nautilus vs the Aquanaut. The Aquanaut is just a less dressy, less expensive derivative of the Nautilus. When Aquanauts first came out and were about $6,500 (pre discount) perhaps I thought it was easier to justify it as an entry level Patek. However at roughly $20k, it becomes tougher.

While I get most of what you are saying, your last sentence loses me. The Aquanaut doesn't have any additional capabilities beyind those of the Nautilus. It's not more rugged or durable. So in the end I don't really see how a $20k rubberized watch (expensive rubber watch), makes more sense than any expensive steel watches.
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There's an Aquanaut and a Nautilus up for auction at the Christies sale in NYC on Wednesday - lots 134 and 135.

 

Frilly, there are a couple of interesting looking fountain pens in the sale too...


So many interesting things. The catalogue alone is worth buying for coffee table p0rn. :decisions:

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There's an Aquanaut and a Nautilus up for auction at the Christies sale in NYC on Wednesday - lots 134 and 135.

Frilly, there are a couple of interesting looking fountain pens in the sale too...


So many interesting things. The catalogue alone is worth buying for coffee table p0rn. decisions.gif

+1 - they do a great job marketing their wares. Reggie Brack has been great for them on the watch side (great guy).

But they need to up their game too because Phillips wants to grab a chunk of their business in a serious way.
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Originally Posted by Dachshund View Post

There's an Aquanaut and a Nautilus up for auction at the Christies sale in NYC on Wednesday - lots 134 and 135.

Frilly, there are a couple of interesting looking fountain pens in the sale too...


So many interesting things. The catalogue alone is worth buying for coffee table p0rn. decisions.gif

ALSO DAMMITZ FOUNTAIN PENS!
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Shit - there was a 'plan', right??

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Shit - there was a 'plan', right??

T'was an ill timed plan for sure, severely tested and ridden with "exceptions"...
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Everything that is offered in an auction must be, by definition, an investment. Or something like that. I'm convinced anyway.

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And a bargain. Don't forget that. A plan-evolving, investment grade bargain. Every time.
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“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ~ Peter F. Drucker
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Upcoming Hong Kong Antiquorum auction has some interesting stuff - a little more accessible and less crazy rare and expensive than we've been seeing at other recent auctions

 

 

 

http://data.antiquorum.com/eng/flip/2015_Jun_HK/#p=4

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