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post #316 of 3941

I almost sold Strahan an MB&F HM4 a few years ago. THAT would have made an impression on morning television

post #317 of 3941
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Have you tried it on? Glorious.

Sorry, not interested in trying it on. I just don't like the look of it.
post #318 of 3941
No apologies needed. For me, though, it didn't make much sense until I tried it on.
post #319 of 3941
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Have you tried it on? Glorious.

 

I've tried on a friend's PP Nautilus and I really liked both the look and feel of it.

 

However, although the Aquanaut and the Nautilus are similar, the Aquanaut doesn't appeal to me at all. I much prefer the dial of the Nautilus, including the pattern on the dial and the stick markers instead of numbers.

post #320 of 3941

Very different feel on the wrist, imo, but hey, de gustibus &c.

post #321 of 3941
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Open heart Zenith.  What say the TWATerati?  

 

I don't like open hearts.  Exception for tourbillons only.  I think it's because this feature is so popular on cheap fashion watches.  It looks tacky to me.

 

On the plus side, who doesn't like an El Primero?  Striking Ten.  Now there's a feature with meaning.

 

 

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I actually like the way it looks.  If it were $5000.

 

This.  I find it very attractive, but $20k buys a lot of attractive.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Another finalist for the bro.  

 

Open heart Zenith.  What say the TWATerati?  


I prefer the Striking 10th to the open heart, by far.

post #323 of 3941
^ agree with Mimo - Love a lot for Zenith especially the Striking 10th, but the open heart leaves me cold.
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I don't like open hearts.  Exception for tourbillons only.  I think it's because this feature is so popular on cheap fashion watches.  It looks tacky to me.

+1

 

Unless its a tourbillon, the open heart thing always reminds me of junky fashion watches. 

post #325 of 3941
Aside from the novelty-watch look that an open dial can give, I just don't think it's a very good idea to have the escapement's oil directly exposed to light.
post #326 of 3941
Aside from the open heart, the overlapped part of the minutes subdial is difficult to read, a big no-no for a chronograph. Considering that this watch (and several others in the El Primero line) are a remake of the iconic A386, Zenith should have left well enough alone.
post #327 of 3941

This one just came in. Seriously heavy hitter. Christophe Claret Adagio. Cathedral gong minute repeater, big date and second time zone all with patented mechanisms

 

post #328 of 3941
Minor point, considering all that's happening there-- but I have always liked that crown shape, and thought more manufacturers should consider implementing it.
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I've tried on a friend's PP Nautilus and I really liked both the look and feel of it.

 

However, although the Aquanaut and the Nautilus are similar, the Aquanaut doesn't appeal to me at all. I much prefer the dial of the Nautilus, including the pattern on the dial and the stick markers instead of numbers.


All,

 

Thanks for the great input.  I've always been inclined towards the Nautilus and had been planning on it.  However the Aquanaut has been growing on me.... and for my active lifestyle, the tropical rubber strap is a big selling point.  While I like bracelets on watches, something about rubber sport straps "click" more with me.  Maybe that was because I had a decent rotation of Swatches in high school and a Timex Ironman for running :)

 

Anyhow, I have a business deal closing at the end of next month so I am looking to treat myself with a nice "daily driver" watch.  On the list have been a White Dial 116520 Daytona, PP 5167A Aquanaut, PP Blue Dial Nautilus, AP Chronograph, VC Overseas Chronograph.... pretty much some of the classic sport watches.  The tricky thing is that while I like nice watches, I am frequently in business situations where the watch needs to "fly under the radar".  So in a round about way I have found the Aquanaut to check a bunch of those boxes.  

 

Anyhow, I still have a few more weeks to figure it out.  All in all, a good dilemma to have....

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All,

 

Thanks for the great input.  I've always been inclined towards the Nautilus and had been planning on it.  However the Aquanaut has been growing on me.... and for my active lifestyle, the tropical rubber strap is a big selling point.  While I like bracelets on watches, something about rubber sport straps "click" more with me.  Maybe that was because I had a decent rotation of Swatches in high school and a Timex Ironman for running :)

 

Anyhow, I have a business deal closing at the end of next month so I am looking to treat myself with a nice "daily driver" watch.  On the list have been a White Dial 116520 Daytona, PP 5167A Aquanaut, PP Blue Dial Nautilus, AP Chronograph, VC Overseas Chronograph.... pretty much some of the classic sport watches.  The tricky thing is that while I like nice watches, I am frequently in business situations where the watch needs to "fly under the radar".  So in a round about way I have found the Aquanaut to check a bunch of those boxes.  

 

Anyhow, I still have a few more weeks to figure it out.  All in all, a good dilemma to have....

Sorry, but for business situations, particularly if it means wearing a suit, I just don't like anything on a rubber strap (Although, I don't like the bracelet offered for the Aquanaut either).  I know rubber straps have become more common/popular in recent years, but when I see them, even on a good watch, I think of black plastic Casios.  

 

If you want a watch that flies under the radar, a Nautilus, RO, or Overseas will do that.  Unlike Rolex, Cartier, and a few higher volume production watches that might be recognized with some ease....unless the people you are around are "Watch guys" they are not going to notice or know you are wearing a Nautilus, RO, or Overseas.  IMHO, the Nautilus is more versatile than an Aquanaut...so I'd suggest saving up a bit more and going for the original rather than its offshoot.  Wishing you luck! 

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