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beautiful guilloche.
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beautiful guilloche.

Thank you S!
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Wow!  What great work, B!

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VC retrograde feature looks great!

Had a lovely time today viewing the installation of the spire on top of One World Trade Center here in downtown NYC.  Weather cooperated, skies were a gorgeous blue, and daughter and I loved being outdoors.  Had to dress appropriately blue as well, and the 5711/1A's dial fit in quite elegantly, IMHO.



Beautiful NF! So I've decided for sure that I'm going to get one in July for my birthday (or at least I'm going to begin the purchasing process in July). We don't have a Patek AD in Alabama. Does anyone have suggestions for who to call? I was considering just taking a day trip to Vegas and pitting the three ADs against one another.
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C'est fini!
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excuse my ignorance but what is this? very cool!

edit: sorry didn't see the link. ugh... too bad it's Chinese confused.gif
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VC retrograde feature looks great!

Had a lovely time today viewing the installation of the spire on top of One World Trade Center here in downtown NYC.  Weather cooperated, skies were a gorgeous blue, and daughter and I loved being outdoors.  Had to dress appropriately blue as well, and the 5711/1A's dial fit in quite elegantly, IMHO.

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One of my all time favorites.


Great Choice.
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Awesome that Patek Nautilus is one of my grail watches.  Working hard to purchase one soon..

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Great Pepsi shot, Belli.


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Now for something far less elegant: my original Swatch Jellyfish that I got when I was young: pic (Click to show)

I had this as well, and just like Wayward I remember the strap turning yellow. I think it was around '85 or so - good times...
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VC retrograde feature looks great!

 

Had a lovely time today viewing the installation of the spire on top of One World Trade Center here in downtown NYC.  Weather cooperated, skies were a gorgeous blue, and daughter and I loved being outdoors.  Had to dress appropriately blue as well, and the 5711/1A's dial fit in quite elegantly, IMHO.

 

 

A beautiful watch to go with the beautiful weather!  Thanks for the pix.

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Beautiful NF! So I've decided for sure that I'm going to get one in July for my birthday (or at least I'm going to begin the purchasing process in July). We don't have a Patek AD in Alabama. Does anyone have suggestions for who to call? I was considering just taking a day trip to Vegas and pitting the three ADs against one another.

You definitely won't have trouble finding one in Vegas.  Between the 3 AD there, they had every Nautilus model available when we were there in October.  Not sure you will really be pitting them against each other.  Very few ADs, particularly Vegas ADs will discount a new Patek (most will wait and sell it to a tourist from a foreign country).  Your best hope, might be to open a credit line with Tourneau and they might give you 10% off your purchase...or least one of their locations was willing to about 2-3 years ago.  Not sure if they still would do that. Good luck.

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Wow!  What great work, B!

Thanks mimo!
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VC retrograde feature looks great!

 

Had a lovely time today viewing the installation of the spire on top of One World Trade Center here in downtown NYC.  Weather cooperated, skies were a gorgeous blue, and daughter and I loved being outdoors.  Had to dress appropriately blue as well, and the 5711/1A's dial fit in quite elegantly, IMHO.

 

 

I think you have everybody on this thread wanting a Nautilus, myself included.  Thanks for all the awesome pics.

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Ha - thanks everyone for all the Nautilus love. Sacrilegious perhaps for me to even intimate this, but I was literally one of those guys who saw pictures of the Nautilus and said "oh man I'd never buy that one, what kind of watch is that? And those EARS...?!"

And then I saw one in person, and put it on my wrist. And I was stunned.

Echoing Belligero's comment above: can't judge a piece by specs, by 2D pictures, heck, even by 3D rotating picture representations. See it for yourself, put it on your wrist, experience it. Then decide.
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Went looking at watches today and finally put on a Submariner.  It had wrist presence and felt nice on my wrist but two other watches caught my eye more.  First was a green crystal Milgauss.  It had similar wrist presence as the sub but I liked looking at the Milgauss more.  The lightning bolt and colors made me want to just stare at my wrist.  The white face and non-green crystal Milgauss did not captivate me as much but the green crystal added a great touch.  Second was a GMT Master II.  Pretty much the Sub with a different dial and bezel.  Not that I need the second time zone as I can easily calculate that but the little extra color of the green hour hand was nice against the black face.

 

They did have a Rose Gold Sky Dweller in the case which I thought was just released?   Beautiful in person.  Also stopped by the JLC and IWC case but nothing in my price range excited me. The Big Pilot Top Gun was interesting but a 46mm on my wrist just dwarfs it.  I think the max I would go to is a 44mm.  

 

Any thoughts on the Milgauss or GMT?  

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I think the GMT is the only watch I'd buy from Rolex' current line. And I'd get the bracelet brushed. I'd like the new Explorer II as well if it were a bit smaller. 

 

Speaking of which, has anyone come across a watch that violates your personal aesthetic and technical rules and yet you still want one?

 

I keep thinking about this one:

 

 

 

It's big, blingy, and the overlapping subdials are troubling. Yet I keep wanting one. 

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