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good call. that is a beaut on leather and steel.
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Related to that, I don't understand all these new sport/dive watches without metal bracelets. (E.g. BP bathyscaphe, JLC navy seals, etc.). I don't want a fancy piece of rubber on a sports watch.
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Related to that, I don't understand all these new sport/dive watches without metal bracelets. (E.g. BP bathyscaphe, JLC navy seals, etc.). I don't want a fancy piece of rubber on a sports watch.

+1

 

I know lots of people love rubber straps on watches, but I always feel like I'm looking at a Gshock when its on a rubber strap.  I don't care how elite the brand, I just don't want a nice watch on a rubber strap. 

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looks good roger.

thanks for the rec, but sinn is not really my thing. also, i dont like the looks of super rugged watches. i have just accepted that all my babies will have some surface damage.

 

 

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@RogerP I can see why it's got extended action Rog, great combo too

 

Cheers, guys.

 

I'm basically a strap guy.  My watches that came with metal bracelets invariably end up on straps.  For a sports watch that will get submerged, I find a rubber strap to be an effective alternative to a metal bracelet.  I sometimes wear my Speedmaster 9300 on one, and don't feel it looks at all like a G-Shock.

 

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Cheers, guys.

 

I'm basically a strap guy.  My watches that came with metal bracelets invariably end up on straps.  For a sports watch that will get submerged, I find a rubber strap to be an effective alternative to a metal bracelet.  I sometimes wear my Speedmaster 9300 on one, and don't feel it looks at all like a G-Shock.

 

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Nice G-Shock ;)

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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Related to that, I don't understand all these new sport/dive watches without metal bracelets. (E.g. BP bathyscaphe, JLC navy seals, etc.). I don't want a fancy piece of rubber on a sports watch.

 

Hmmm

 

Well, I certainly don't mind the rubber strap on my Aquanaut.

 

In fact I think it's a perfect fit. :)

 

 


Edited by dddrees - 12/30/13 at 5:38pm
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i have just accepted that all my babies will have some surface damage.

 

A wise man.

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Hmmm

 

Well, I certainly don't mind the rubber strap on my Aquanaut.

 

In fact I think it's a perfect fit. :)

 

 

The Aquanaut has come a long way since the original 5060 (I hated the Arabic #3 next to the date window on a relatively small dial, it was too cluttered), and they do make an effort to tie the strap in with the dial design.   Still I find the rubber strap bothersome. Sadly, I find its steel bracelet option is less attractive.  I know you have both an Aquanaut and a 5711, and to me the Aquanaut will always be in the shadow of its older brother, the Nautilus.  I tried both on and considered each, and for me had I gone the Patek route, IMHO the 5711 was the clear winner.  I think Genta's original 3700 Nautilus was beautiful, and other than modifying it into the 5711 and the 3712/A & 5712/A...Pateks attempts at making sporty watches, be it the Neptune, the Sculpture, and the Aquanaut have always seemed less versatile, less attractive, and more of a forced design than the Nautilus.  Maybe its because Patek has generally had a stronger focus on dress watches. 

 

If a rubber strap makes someone else happy so be it.  However, I've yet to see a watch that I really liked it one, be it an AP RO Offshore, VC Overseas, PP Aquanaut, or watches from GP, Panerai, Chopard, etc.  I'd much rather have a watch on a bracelet or a strap.  Granted, a nice croc strap probably won't do well in water, hence I recognize the functionality of a rubber strap if someone doesn't like a bracelet and they are going to swim with a watch.  However, in all other instances, I'd rather see a watch on some calf skin or exotic strap or a bracelet.  

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The Aquanaut has come a long way since the original 5060 (I hated the Arabic #3 next to the date window on a relatively small dial, it was too cluttered), and they do make an effort to tie the strap in with the dial design.   Still I find the rubber strap bothersome. Sadly, I find its steel bracelet option is less attractive.  I know you have both an Aquanaut and a 5711, and to me the Aquanaut will always be in the shadow of its older brother, the Nautilus.  I tried both on and considered each, and for me had I gone the Patek route, IMHO the 5711 was the clear winner.  I think Genta's original 3700 Nautilus was beautiful, and other than modifying it into the 5711 and the 3712/A & 5712/A...Pateks attempts at making sporty watches, be it the Neptune, the Sculpture, and the Aquanaut have always seemed less versatile, less attractive, and more of a forced design than the Nautilus.  Maybe its because Patek has generally had a stronger focus on dress watches. 

 

If a rubber strap makes someone else happy so be it.  However, I've yet to see a watch that I really liked it one, be it an AP RO Offshore, VC Overseas, PP Aquanaut, or watches from GP, Panerai, Chopard, etc.  I'd much rather have a watch on a bracelet or a strap.  Granted, a nice croc strap probably won't do well in water, hence I recognize the functionality of a rubber strap if someone doesn't like a bracelet and they are going to swim with a watch.  However, in all other instances, I'd rather see a watch on some calf skin or exotic strap or a bracelet.  


The great thing about this hobby (passion) is there are plenty of options out there that will meet with most peoples expectations in regards to needs or desires.  I purchased the 5711 first for some of the reasons you've stated. However I soon discovered I also wanted the 5167 as well. Although I never owned a rubber strap prior and I had my doubts, I do find the rubber strap on the 5167 to be extremely comfortable if not barely noticeable and extremely versatile. From a short distance away I think it looks pretty much like a black leather strap anyways. The 5167 is a perfect fit for me:

 

It's a SS Sports Watch.

It's an extremely comfortable watch to wear.

It's easy on the eyes.

It's not complicated, but it's still a Patek.

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The great thing about this hobby (passion) is there are plenty of options out there that will meet with most peoples expectations in regards to needs or desires.  I purchased the 5711 first for some of the reasons you've stated. However I soon discovered I also wanted the 5167 as well. Although I never owned a rubber strap prior and I had my doubts, I do find the rubber strap on the 5167 to be extremely comfortable if not barely noticeable and extremely versatile. From a short distance away I think it looks pretty much like a black leather strap anyways. The 5167 is a perfect fit for me:

 

It's a SS Sports Watch.

It's an extremely comfortable watch to wear.

It's easy on the eyes.

It's not complicated, but it's still a Patek.

Interesting that you went from the 5711 to wanting the 5167.   I guess I just favor the 5711, partially being more faithful to the original Nautilus design (although I also like the 5712/A), and for my purposes seeming more complete with a matching integrated bracelet.  I've tried on watches on rubber straps just for the heck of it, and somehow they just don't do it for me, in terms of feel or appearance.  Luckily  for me (but not my wallet), there is almost always a bracelet or strap version of a watch that will meet my needs. :cheers: 

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Interesting that you went from the 5711 to wanting the 5167.   I guess I just favor the 5711, partially being more faithful to the original Nautilus design (although I also like the 5712/A), and for my purposes seeming more complete with a matching integrated bracelet.  I've tried on watches on rubber straps just for the heck of it, and somehow they just don't do it for me, in terms of feel or appearance.  Luckily  for me (but not my wallet), there is almost always a bracelet or strap version of a watch that will meet my needs. :cheers: 


I found the 5711 to be the most elegant SS Sports watch in my opinion. But I find the 5167 to be the most comfortable wearing SS Sports watch and that's mainly because of the rubber strap.:cheers: 

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A wise man.

you are too kind.

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TC, you are really hurting me with that RO. i have been spending much of mental energy figuring out how to get one on my wrist.
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Happy new year everyone! I was at Orlando this past week so I have been a bit quiet. Plenty of TWAT action there though.

On the way to the airport the car service that picked me up had some TWAT approved reading materials:

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Sure we met giant mice and ducks. But when Pokemon called, well, I had to respond: Nautilus, I choose youuuuu...!

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Snuck in a wrist shot with my wife who was wearing her Aquanaut 5066/1A:

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Who says the Nautilus isn't a dive watch worn by intrepid adventurers? Went deep sea diving with it and almost got eaten alive by a giant octopus!

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All in all, had fun but glad to be back in freezing NYC. I am all theme parked out!



/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
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^^ Looks like I missed you by one week, frilly. I'll be at the parks next week. I was planning on purple Quoddy spotting...I guess no need to, now! haha. Welcome back to the cold Northeast.

How was the weather?
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Happy new year everyone! I was at Orlando this past week so I have been a bit quiet. Plenty of TWAT action there though.

ruge5aby.jpg

All in all, had fun but glad to be back in freezing NYC. I am all theme parked out!
 

/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/

Welcome back to the frigid North!  Great photos.  I had no idea the Pokemon characters were Patek wearers.

 

Happy New Year to everyone!

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