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post #20866 of 31007
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Just thought this was worth repeating, as it succinctly covers a very frequent topic.

The decision-on-spec-list thing seems to be particularly common. It's not like you're buying some meaningless piece of disposable consumer electronics (well, at least not in most cases); much of the enjoyment of a watch comes from the intangibles. I'm keen on photography, and this type of thing seems to come up frequently on the very few times I'm on a camera forum (I stay the hell away from them except to find older lenses). Mind you, cameras essentially are disposable consumer electronics now, but it's still the intangibles that separate a great one from an impressive-on-paper dud.

Ergonomics, reliability, availability of parts, and feel of operation are hugely important, but there's no meaningful way express these factors on a spec list. Add a bunch of opinionated gear nerds ("equipment measurebators", as Ken Rockwell has so aptly put it), who spend far more time defending their pet camera system online than actually taking photos — therefore dominating the search results — and you can't blame people who are new to the hobby for focusing on the wrong areas.

There was a great piece of satire that sums up this state of affairs recently:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/03/hammerforum-com

Anyway, don't buy watches on based on their paper specifications is what I'm saying.

Both my favourite camera and my favourite watch both have terrible specs, by the way:


Well put. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #20867 of 31007
C'est fini!

post #20868 of 31007
beautiful guilloche.
post #20869 of 31007
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

beautiful guilloche.

Thank you S!
post #20870 of 31007

Wow!  What great work, B!

post #20871 of 31007
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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.
post #20872 of 31007
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Originally Posted by ~ B ~ View Post

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
Edited by Kid Nickels - 5/10/13 at 9:10pm
post #20873 of 31007
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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.
post #20874 of 31007

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

post #20875 of 31007
Great Pepsi shot, Belli.


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Originally Posted by Laurens View Post

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...
post #20876 of 31007
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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.

post #20877 of 31007
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Originally Posted by hopkins_student View Post


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.

post #20878 of 31007
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Wow!  What great work, B!

Thanks mimo!
post #20879 of 31007
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

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.

post #20880 of 31007
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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