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post #17926 of 35691
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


Ah, I tried the Jumbo on.  I will try the 15400 next time.  Good point about different feel.  Yeah, these two have always been head to head for me and since I have a soft spot for Patek the Nautilus won the day.  

Funny enough, I passed by Wempe this morning and was greeted by Rudi Albers - who was also wearing a 5711/1A (I think it's been his daily wearer for a few months now).  We both confirmed how comfortable the watch sat on our wrists.

It's interesting how two watches that serve such similar functions as the Nautilus and RO can evoke such different feelings. To my eye the Nautilus represents sensual/agile/streamlined/classical, and the RO rakish/muscular/precise/modern. Could easily see a collection having room for both.
post #17927 of 35691
Owned the 15300 for a while, and while it was a handsome look, it never felt right on my wrist. The Nautilus feels nothing but right. The Jumbo RO might have been better for me, but the Nautilus is just perfect. Oh, and the 5712 > 5711. IMNSHO shog[1].gif

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post #17928 of 35691
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Owned the 15300 for a while, and while it was a handsome look, it never felt right on my wrist. The Nautilus feels nothing but right. The Jumbo RO might have been better for me, but the Nautilus is just perfect. Oh, and the 5712 > 5711. IMNSHO shog[1].gif

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Gorgeous. The finish on that piece is really something.

post #17929 of 35691
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Originally Posted by Big A View Post

A not-fancy watch I received as a gift that has, surprisingly, gotten the most wrist time of late. In-house movement, legible and comprehensible world time indicator – what's not to like?

Is that an older model?

post #17930 of 35691
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Owned the 15300 for a while, and while it was a handsome look, it never felt right on my wrist. The Nautilus feels nothing but right. The Jumbo RO might have been better for me, but the Nautilus is just perfect. Oh, and the 5712 > 5711. IMNSHO shog[1].gif

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Very nice.

 

 

However I tend to disagree.

 

5711 > 5712, an 5711 and 15300 are both worth having. IMHO LOL

 

 

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post #17931 of 35691

I have a question for all you high-rolling collectors out there.  I've been admiring your watches, and noting your various fixations with a brand, complication or style.  So here's the question - a difficult one, but not impossible:

 

Imagine you had one watch.  You would never have another.  Wear it or don't wear it are your only choices.  Choose one.  Just one.  The perfect, versatile, useful, beautiful, watch for life.

post #17932 of 35691

How I feel about it right now? Id have to say a submariner ( 5513 or 1680)
 

Predictable answer? yes, but there's wisdom in crowds I suppose

post #17933 of 35691
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I have a question for all you high-rolling collectors out there.  I've been admiring your watches, and noting your various fixations with a brand, complication or style.  So here's the question - a difficult one, but not impossible:

Imagine you had one watch.  You would never have another.  Wear it or don't wear it are your only choices.  Choose one.  Just one.  The perfect, versatile, useful, beautiful, watch for life.
Not really a high roller here, but see my post from yesterday for why the 1675 would be my choice.
post #17934 of 35691
Easy, 3940P.
post #17935 of 35691
+1 for a (no-date) sub. Got one 20+ years ago and I would probably have been fine without adding any of the couple of watches that I have over the last few years.

Granted, none of the ones I have are +10k$, so it'll be interesting to see what the guys with several of those will recommend as a 'one watch'.
post #17936 of 35691
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Easy, 3940P.

 

Given my current lifestyle, work/weekends, preferences for aesthetics, workmanship, etc. I'd have to go with the 3940P too. However, if I lived a bit of a sportier lifestyle I suspect the 116520 will come in a very close second.
post #17937 of 35691

The PP is a nice watch no doubt, but I wouldnt feel right wearing it with jeans and a tshirt

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post #17939 of 35691
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Owned the 15300 for a while, and while it was a handsome look, it never felt right on my wrist. The Nautilus feels nothing but right. The Jumbo RO might have been better for me, but the Nautilus is just perfect. Oh, and the 5712 > 5711. IMNSHO shog[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Very nice.
However I tend to disagree.
5711 > 5712, an 5711 and 15300 are both worth having. IMHO LOL Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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fantastic pics and watches. please forward them to me so i may decide what is best. devil.gif
post #17940 of 35691
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

The PP is a nice watch no doubt, but I wouldnt feel right wearing it with jeans and a tshirt

 

Yes, I get that. Personal preference thing - I never had a problem wearing my old 5119R or 3919J with a shirt and jeans, haha. Now I kind of think the more complicated 3940 fits the jeans/shirt look even better than the "classic Calatravas."
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