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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Hmmmmm, because the list is too long for both, 5711 and 5167 wink.gif

Hahaha...that and my would-be divorce are two great reasons.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

"disappointing in its excessively-enthusiastic superficiality"

 

Nicely put! I started to read hi-fi magazines a few years ago, but quickly started to hate the writing. It was exactly as you put it.

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Most 'reviews' are often verbatim from press releases. Hard to find anything genuinely critical these days outside of the arts. And restaurants.
post #45619 of 48312
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Most 'reviews' are often verbatim from press releases. Hard to find anything genuinely critical these days outside of the arts. And restaurants.

True. Some design literacy would be nice, though.
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@Belligero
- you're telling me you didn't enjoy Jack's piece about the Nautilus pen?

Regrets; I didn’t find it to be particularly well-written. It often seems as though he’s trying to beat a personal record for the most parenthetical phrases within a single sentence, which gets tiresome.

This example is especially clumsy:

“The engineering for the Nautilus was handled by Pilot of Japan – to expose the nib, you gently twist the body of the pen, which rotates around a barely-there seam set slightly back from the midpoint of the pen (if you actually measure the pen – I did, once a nerd, always a nerd – and do the math you find out that the length of the longer and shorter body segments is pretty close to the famous Golden Ratio; I don't know if Newson did it on purpose or if it's just the natural consequence of a trained eye seeking natural harmony, but it's a fun piece of cocktail conversation if nothing else).”

He seems pleasant enough, but it’s a bit lame to call out the watch press for being “toothless” and then mass-produce what’s essentially ad copy. On the other hand, the style is probably spot-on for a pen-measuring club.

:P
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Wow so many new kops! can't wait for pictures!!
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Went into Patek on Bond St. after lunch today and put my name down for a 5726 on a bracelet. :slayer:

 


I know annuals generally get dinged around here but it's my favorite Nautilus from an aesthetic perspective, as I prefer the date treatment at 6 and enjoy the added visual charm of the moon phase.

 

After that we stopped in at JLC, where my wife fell in love with the Grand Feu dial on a Master UT 1907. White gold and the enamel etc. adds almost £10K over the platinum version. It is lovely, but I don't know if it's that lovely. Despite the 39mm case, the 5mm thickness lets it wear very well on a woman. I told her to work harder ...

 

 

Just in case it's useful to any other UK TWATters, the salesman at the JLC boutique -- Davide Fabris -- was one of the best I have come across anywhere: knowledgeable, patient and upfront. The new boutique is also great, they have a horological museum in the back if you ask nicely ...

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Went into Patek on Bond St. after lunch today and put my name down for a 5726 on a bracelet. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif





I know annuals generally get dinged around here but it's my favorite Nautilus from an aesthetic perspective, as I prefer the date treatment at 6 and enjoy the added visual charm of the moon phase.

After that we stopped in at JLC, where my wife fell in love with the Grand Feu dial on a Master UT 1907. White gold and the enamel etc. adds almost £10K over the platinum version. It is lovely, but I don't know if it's that lovely. Despite the 39mm case, the 5mm thickness lets it wear very well on a woman. I told her to work harder ...
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Just in case it's useful to any other UK TWATters, the salesman at the JLC boutique -- Davide Fabris -- was one of the best I have come across anywhere: knowledgeable, patient and upfront. The new boutique is also great, they have a horological museum in the back if you ask nicely ...

No spoiler as I'm allowed to do it since I'm 1K poorer after putting deposit for 5711 happy.gif Huge congrats, I freaking love 5726. What a beauty.
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Thanks man and congrats to you too! We can be NautiBuddies*. 

 

 :)  

 

(*No Frills, membership secretary.)

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Damn guys, nice!!!
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Went into Patek on Bond St. after lunch today and put my name down for a 5726 on a bracelet. :slayer:


I know annuals generally get dinged around here but it's my favorite Nautilus from an aesthetic perspective, as I prefer the date treatment at 6 and enjoy the added visual charm of the moon phase.

 

After that we stopped in at JLC, where my wife fell in love with the Grand Feu dial on a Master UT 1907. White gold and the enamel etc. adds almost £10K over the platinum version. It is lovely, but I don't know if it's that lovely. Despite the 39mm case, the 5mm thickness lets it wear very well on a woman. I told her to work harder ...

 

 

Congrats on the Patek.  Overall a beautiful watch.  IMHO, the 5726 would be a little cleaner looking if they didn't have date window cutting into the subdial at 6, and if they put a date around the moonphase as the did on the 5712.  Still a great watch and hope it brings you many years of enjoyment.

 

As for the JLC, I'd rather have one in a platinum case and save 10K.  But its always wiser to get the wife the one she truly wants.  I learned that long ago. 

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Nice to see @Belligero back on fine acerbic form!

 

And some truly monster koppage going on...wow...

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And some truly monster koppage going on...wow...
+1

Btw this 5711 trend, is it something you want along? Or being influence by the thread? I mean like you wasn't sure whether to get the watch anot but by seeing other people owning it and review abt it, it tips the scale over for u to make the purchase. And what are your thought process in making a purchase?
Like for me, when I see a watch I like aesthetically, I would google and read reviews about it but if the negative comments out weights the pros, I would not buy that watch. Probably because in my mind, I assume that these people know more abt the watches than me. So I guess people comments abt the watch takes abt 50% of my decision making process.
post #45629 of 48312
some picture from a GTG a few weeks back that i found



The Safari is mine not the diamond one =P



This one is also an interesting piece. Its a star wheel from AP. If I'm not mistaken these pre date Urwerk
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5712 is also good.

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