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Old 5 October 2019, 10:11 AM   #271
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Alright, I know I'll get a ton of flack since it's the hottest watch on the market...but the 5711/1A blue. After all the hype, all the exposure, all the commentary on this forum, I finally got a chance to see one in the metal about a month ago.

I don't know if Rolex bracelet quality ruined everything else for me, but I wasn't a fan of the 5711 bracelet feel/heft at all. I wasn't a fan of the small date window. The dial didn't blow me away like I expected either. Personally, I think the 15202 has a higher degree of finishing too.

I also started to get enamored with the Patek 5975 from pictures and videos (I love the unique layout for reading three different scales). It's an anniversary, limited edition piece and with everyone focused on sports watches, the prices for these are compelling. Saw it in person...did nothing for me. I didn't think the strong, angular case fit the charm of the dial.


There are a lot of people that would agree with you. It is an extremely popular watch now but not so long ago you could get these well below retail. The Royal Oak, especially the 15 202, is sublime. I wore a Royal Oak perpetual calendar as my day-to-day watch for several years. It is the antithesis of cheap feeling, and the symmetry is stunning.

To each his own.


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Old 8 October 2019, 09:09 AM   #272
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Stunning watch but just didnít suit me, bought new and sold back to the AD six weeks later.


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Old 23 November 2019, 04:01 AM   #273
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I wanted a knock-around watch that I could wear while traveling to dodgy places (South America, Africa) so I bought a Shinola. One day I noticed that the minute-hand of the chronograph had popped off and lodged itself until the second-hand, bringing the watch to a screeching halt. Although they repaired it for $25 I lost faith in the watch and never wore it again.

I only buy Rolex and Omega now.

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Old 23 November 2019, 04:39 AM   #274
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I've had my 5167 for a few months now and I wear it every day. I love the simplicity and easy to read dial. Plus, nobody knows what it is (except the people at the PP AD or boutique). I like having a secret luxury watch. I am contemplating trading up for the gold model. We shall see. All in all, a fantastic watch.

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Following up on last posts - my everyday is a Rolex Sub, ceramic, occasionally a Speedy... have never handled a 5167... but am on a waitlist for a 5167r - think I'll be disappointed?

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Old 23 November 2019, 08:42 AM   #275
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Glashutte Original Senator Navigator. I loved it online, the original pilot watch, but hated it on my wrist
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