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TheFoo

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The rush to the Aquanaut is absurd to me.

Throughout the vast majority of its history, it was a black sheep. I remember deep, deep discounts from ADs pretty recently, and cases full. I’ve never minded the Aquanaut, but never had any desire (and have zero desire now) to own one.

In short, most Aquanaut owners are posers who can’t get a Nautilus and just want a steel Patek because that’s what you are supposed to have.
What you just said is also largely true of the Nautilus as well.
 

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Nice! But what happened to standing pat with your watch collection, @George Red? :lol:
 

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I am digging the new green-dialed Reversos, but I have virtually zero use for them.
I can respect that, but I'd like to hear your reasoning. They often end up being my casual watch on an animal skin strap (no metal precious or otherwise). Not looking for a debate ... just why from your point of view.

I've always liked them because they are beautiful and sufficiently -- if not completely -- understated. They come off as under the radar in many ways.
 

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You're not a polo player?
I was when I was younger and yet I never wore one of my Reversos while playing. I did sometimes wear the IWC Fleiger.
 

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I had an awesome afternoon looking at watches. Here are a few pieces that are something different to the usual discussions going on in here.
The blue dial on the overseas are amazing in person. So radiant. The chronograph is gorgeous IMO. I like the overseas perpetual on the gold bracelet, yes a bit blingy and the dials are a challenge to read but I can't help the feelings of lust. The perpetual chronograph is amazing .I was lucky to be able to handle them in person.
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What you just said is also largely true of the Nautilus as well.
Yes but to a far lesser extent. There were a lot of watch nerds drawn to the Nautilus due to the Genta connection. The aquanaut was universally disliked (with a few exceptions) until very, very recently.

When you see a Nautilus, the owner may be a huge watch nerd (pre 2015 owner), or a massive douche (post 2015 owner).
 

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