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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.  

 

Just curious which you had tried.  The 15400 is a nice watch, but to me its proportions just didn't seem quite right compared to the Jumbo, or the 15300.   As for the RO vs the Nautilus, at that level of quality its largely personal preference.

 

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Originally Posted by johanm View Post


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.

For me the RO is the original sports luxury watch and as such its quite special to me.  However, I really like the Nautilus and would love to have one in my collection someday.  I think your assessment is very accurate.  I find the RO a more industrial design, more angular, a bit heavier, and modern.  I find the Nautilus softer and more supple in design and feel.  Actually, when comparing the RO Jumbo (which has a thinner bracelet than other ROs) I found its bracelet still felt heavier than that of the Nautilus and maybe a bit more up to the task of sustaining the punishment of being a daily wearer for many years.  The Nautilus bracelet felt almost a bit too thin to me for years of daily use...but thats just my 2 cents.  Both are great watches and should be appreciated as much for their differences as their similarities, and both can easily exist in the same collection.  My Dad had both at the same time back in the late 1980s.   

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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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Thats a beauty.  For me it would a tough choice, some nice complications and the micro rotor, or the classic time only Nautilus which really shows off the beauty of the dial's color. 

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 5711 and 15300 are both worth having. IMHO LOL

 

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Proof they can live happily together in the same collection.  Great choices.

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fantastic pics and watches. please forward them to me so i may decide what is best. devil.gif

So I take it my word is no longer good enough for you? LOL

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Just curious which you had tried.  The 15400 is a nice watch, but to me its proportions just didn't seem quite right compared to the Jumbo, or the 15300.   As for the RO vs the Nautilus, at that level of quality its largely personal preference.

 

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For me the RO is the original sports luxury watch and as such its quite special to me.  However, I really like the Nautilus and would love to have one in my collection someday.  I think your assessment is very accurate.  I find the RO a more industrial design, more angular, a bit heavier, and modern.  I find the Nautilus softer and more supple in design and feel.  Actually, when comparing the RO Jumbo (which has a thinner bracelet than other ROs) I found its bracelet still felt heavier than that of the Nautilus and maybe a bit more up to the task of sustaining the punishment of being a daily wearer for many years.  The Nautilus bracelet felt almost a bit too thin to me for years of daily use...but thats just my 2 cents.  Both are great watches and should be appreciated as much for their differences as their similarities, and both can easily exist in the same collection.  My Dad had both at the same time back in the late 1980s.   

Thats a beauty.  For me it would a tough choice, some nice complications and the micro rotor, or the classic time only Nautilus which really shows off the beauty of the dial's color. 

Proof they can live happily together in the same collection.  Great choices.

Thank you sir.

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I'd guessed there would be some Rolex love after recent conversations - and I think the emphasis on practicality and reliability, as well as personality, somehow sounds right.  But I get the 3040P too - it's a subtle size, but plenty going on.  And I think it would look great with a T-shirt, because for all its dressy proportions, the extra comlpications make it almost sporty if you want it to be.  But my only issue with that would be: circumstances that call for scruffy clothes might not be suitable to risk a $60k watch?

 

Anyway, now we're getting warm; come on Dino and 3D, pick just one.  Your reputations precede you.

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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.

Wow tought choice.  If living on a deserted island with no hope of rescue and needing it to work for many years without any service I'd go with a Submariner. 

 

But for my current lifestyle, it would be the AP RO Jumbo.  IMHO its a beautiful design, it started the luxury watch concept, and its versatile enough that I can and do wear it with jeans just as easily as a suit and tie.  I've barely taken the time to wear a different watch since I got it in August...and hell if I got stranded on a deserted island I could pass the time just admiring its beautiul movement wink.gif

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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.

Although it might be possible to chose only one, I'm extremely happy that's not something I have to do.


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Although it might be possible to chose only one, I'm extremely happy that's no something I have to do.

 

Yes. mimo presents an interesting exercise, but I'm glad that it's not something I have to do.....
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

So I take it my word is no longer good enough for you? LOL

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you can never be too careful.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

However, if I lived a bit of a sportier lifestyle I suspect the 116520 will come in a very close second.

When I was in grad school, I would have said a steel Daytona. 

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

I had a buddy that used to wear a Calatrava with jeans and a t-shirt and it never looked quite right to me.  I think the only Patek that I could wear with jeans and like the look would be a Nautilus.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Submariner. 

 

AP RO Jumbo

 

I'm not saying you're predictable, but given the love you've shown both of these on the thread, I have to say I saw it coming!  Both make total sense, too (I like the idea of perpetual entertainment via display caseback too!)

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

When I was in grad school, I would have said a steel Daytona. 

 

 

I'm no in grad school (I wish!), but I might be in agreement with your grad school self.  That watch has got under my skin, thanks to this thread!

 

 

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Although it might be possible to chose only one, I'm extremely happy that's no something I have to do.

 

 

Come on 3D, don't be a spoilsport.  You don't have to, but you could just humour me. lurker[1].gif

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Thanks Cylon.  The new watch is a very handsome piece, and I like the cufflinks in the photo too.  I prefer the dial on my slightly evolved rose gold version from 2006. The Romans/hour markers give it some character and they way they are placed on the dial also emphasizes the asymetric design.

 

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I do agree with you. I usually prefer minimalism (the MUT Moon is a testament to that), but here I must defer to your 2006 version (not that its particularly cluttered either).
 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

I'm not saying you're predictable, but given the love you've shown both of these on the thread, I have to say I saw it coming!  Both make total sense, too (I like the idea of perpetual entertainment via display caseback too!)

 

 

Hi Mimo,  thanks for presenting a very entertaining exercise.  My answer is largely based on my ownership experiences. I have 3 dress watches on strap, but I don't wear them very often.  I thought about the watches I wore the most (Daytona 5 years daily wearer, Sub 2 years daily, Explorer 2 for 8 years daily, Cartier Pasha 1 year daily), what I liked about them, their versatility, and how they have or do fit my lifestyle.  I think the answer could easily change based on lifestyle.  But at this point, as a do anything go anyplace watch the AP RO is just so easy to wear.  Its appropriate for anything and the quality is top notch...so it was my final answer. 

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Originally Posted by ant702 View Post

Is that an older model?

Brand new I think
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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."

Agreed, there are lots of Pateks that would look great with t-shirt/jeans, provided that both are modern fitting and good quality. Personally would either go for one of the enamel dial / hobnail bezel Calatravas (as you suggested; to achieve a similar effect to a Tank or Santos, which are classic with casual clothes) or one of the larger/thicker chronos - 5270, 5970, 5070. Frankly I think the Nautilus works best to enhance the sportiness of a suit/tie or business casual ensemble and can look a little timid with casual attire (at least what I wear).
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