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post #31861 of 34160
From IWC's newsletter today:

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Luckily limited to a 1000.
post #31862 of 34160

I just got that, too.  Rarely has something so expensive, looked so cheap.*

 

*(Cue pic of a certain PP...)

post #31863 of 34160
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I just got that, too.  Rarely has something so expensive, looked so cheap.*
*(Cue pic of a certain PP...)
I was thinking more about that plastic cyclocomputer with "carbon finish" I had when I raced bikes in the '90s — can't find a photo of anything similar but it's a dead ringer.
post #31864 of 34160
Cursed Arial strikes again:

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What a waste of an otherwise nice watch (though there's no way anybody's paying $10K for that). Patek isn't the only company that apparently needs to stop letting a computer person design their dials.
post #31865 of 34160
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


I was thinking more about that plastic cyclocomputer with "carbon finish" I had when I raced bikes in the '90s — can't find a photo of anything similar but it's a dead ringer.

 

Oh it's definitely that kind of thing...makes me think "Casio".

post #31866 of 34160
The strap on my Stowa Antea KS I got in 2006 isn't aging too well. Can I just get any 18mm strap for this, or is it somehow proprietary? I'm not much of a watch guy, so pardon the stupid question.

Hot damn, this is a thousand dollar watch now. I didn't pay half that back then I don't think.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Cursed Arial strikes again:
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What a waste of an otherwise nice watch (though there's no way anybody's paying $10K for that). Patek isn't the only company that apparently needs to stop letting a computer person design their dials.


there is nothing about this dial that bothers me.
post #31868 of 34160
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

Can I just get any 18mm strap for this?

Yes.
post #31869 of 34160
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Yes.

Danke Schon
post #31870 of 34160
Well, I was at Wempe today getting my Nautilus resized. One link out. Guess my left wrist lost weight or something.

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Since I am in my "OMG I LOVE SUBS!" phase I tried on the ref 116619LB - all white gold blue cerachrom bezel, blue dial Submariner:

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(You can really see how much I use my Nautilus in this pic hahaha)

There are a few things that make me think twice about a WG Sub. First, the PCLs will make it a bit of a scratch magnet (which is okay with me, but I would prefer a brushed finish for a watch I think of as a "tool watch"). But that can easily be changed by a competent jeweler.

More than that, the blue dial just appears so flat especially beside the Nautilus. Would probably have much preferred the blue sunburst dial that Rolex puts on the two tone Sub (ref 116613).

The other thing is that right off the bat you can get this BNIB for 25 off MSRP of $36,850 - even before you begin negotiating. I've seen this offered as low as $23-$25K, which is close to dealer cost (37.5 off MSRP). Suspiciously low demand for this model - perhaps given its price point?

So, combined with the fact that it's close to impossible to get a blue dial Patek 5711 these days without paying full retail of $26,700, comparing these two pieces side by side doesn't seem to be too unfair - even though one is all steel and one is all white gold!

So, TWAT brethren - left or right? 😉

Also viewed this one. Cute little bugger. A bit much for $109K MSRP though:

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post #31871 of 34160

Three blue dials as different as can be...

 

The "smurf" Sub took a massive hit in perceived value when Dino announced publicly that he didn't like it.  Since then, Rolex have been trying to give them away as quickly as possible to the non TWAT-aware.

 

I don't hate it, but if I wanted an impractical white gold Rolex, I'd rather have the new GMTII...and as Subs go, your steel no-date is still the true love.

post #31872 of 34160
Curious where you see the smurf with such a deep discount? It's usually thought of as a "grail" watch for Rolex fanboys, since they don't look outside the box. For those in the know, it's a powerful watch, for those not in the know, it's a fun, cool watch. I think it's great, and prefer it to the PP just because of the sportiness of it. I'm not feeling it w/ a fancy herringbone patterned shirt, for instance. I'd like it more with white. Go full-on smurf.
post #31873 of 34160
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Curious where you see the smurf with such a deep discount? It's usually thought of as a "grail" watch for Rolex fanboys, since they don't look outside the box. For those in the know, it's a powerful watch, for those not in the know, it's a fun, cool watch. I think it's great, and prefer it to the PP just because of the sportiness of it. I'm not feeling it w/ a fancy herringbone patterned shirt, for instance. I'd like it more with white. Go full-on smurf.

I asked three of my dealers for their best price on the Smurf. Predictably Wempe offered the least - but they are an AD. My two other greys quoted 25 off right off the bat.

The fancy herringbone patterned shirt I was wearing went quite well with my schlubby Patek 5711.
post #31874 of 34160
They Pateks are easily the star of that show. I love the blue perp cal. That is one of my favorites, such a beautiful watch.

Honestly, between a Nautilus and a Smurf, the Nautilus is a no-brainer for me. Even if they were the same price. I think the smurf looks silly and a bit childish, especially for a $35k toy. I really don't like the blue that Rolex uses, except for the Yachtmaster (which i actually really enjoy).

By the way, Belli and Dino, the discussion on the bracelet stretch was mind blowing. Never realized all of that. I took the term strech at face value.
post #31875 of 34160
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

there is nothing about this dial that bothers me.
I would never be able to un-see that crap office-computer typeface for any amount of time. It's just so wrong on every possible level. It's the exact design equivalent of Crocs with a suit. And not even real Crocs; they would be some type of badly-drawn knockoff Croc-a-likes if such a thing is even possible.
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