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Old 24 August 2019, 03:43 AM   #1
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What watches have actually you bought because you canít get a Nautilus?

This isnít what watches have you bought while waiting for a Nautilus, itís what watches have you bought specifically because you canít get one?

For me, a Vacheron Constantin Overseas and a 5296G trying to get bumped up the list at my AD. After buying he VC, I actually questioned my continued desire for a Nautilus.
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Old 24 August 2019, 04:07 AM   #2
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15202ST, so not exactly slumming it lol.
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Old 24 August 2019, 04:08 AM   #3
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Old 24 August 2019, 04:09 AM   #4
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only the ones i like and will actually wear

but tbh i have 1 nautilus so dont need to chase any more, and im fine on the aquas also
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Old 24 August 2019, 04:23 AM   #5
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Tried. Canít one either.
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Old 24 August 2019, 04:26 AM   #6
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Tried. Canít one either.


I was fortunate with my timing. I ordered mine in December 17 before everyone went mad for them
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Old 24 August 2019, 04:27 AM   #7
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This one is also hard to get

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15202ST, so not exactly slumming it lol.
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Old 24 August 2019, 04:33 AM   #8
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This is an original question. I like it.

I have never liked the Nautilis even when it was selling for 20% below retail. Just not for me. And certainly not at three times retail.

I wore royal oaks for a long time including a perpetual calendar as my data day. Two things happened. One night it was getting close to needing service which wouldíve been very expensive. Two, they added the 52 week chapter ring to the new perpetual calendar which in my opinion ruined it. It was now 41 mm, not 39 like the original Jumbo.

I also jumped to VC overseas bandwagon.


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Old 24 August 2019, 04:34 AM   #9
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This is an original question. I like it.

I have never liked the Nautilis even when it was selling for 20% below retail. Just not for me. And certainly not at three times retail.

I wore royal oaks for a long time including a perpetual calendar as my data day. Two things happened. One night it was getting close to needing service which wouldíve been very expensive. Two, they added the 52 week chapter ring to the new perpetual calendar which in my opinion ruined it. It was now 41 mm, not 39 like the original Jumbo.

I also jumped to VC overseas bandwagon.


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This overseas is nice, what is the model?
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Old 24 August 2019, 05:06 AM   #10
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This is an original question. I like it.

I have never liked the Nautilis even when it was selling for 20% below retail. Just not for me. And certainly not at three times retail.

I wore royal oaks for a long time including a perpetual calendar as my data day. Two things happened. One night it was getting close to needing service which wouldíve been very expensive. Two, they added the 52 week chapter ring to the new perpetual calendar which in my opinion ruined it. It was now 41 mm, not 39 like the original Jumbo.

I also jumped to VC overseas bandwagon.


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For all your reasons for not wanting the RO PC, is all the reasons why I wanted it! Lol

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Old 24 August 2019, 05:09 AM   #11
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For all your reasons for not wanting the RO PC, is all the reasons why I wanted it! Lol

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So nice, Kevin, you ain't been suffering then!

Instead of a 5712, though I'm not madly after one, I bought a VCO 2nd gen and a BP FF, but neither lasted more than a few weeks.
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Old 24 August 2019, 05:19 AM   #12
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Old 24 August 2019, 05:31 AM   #13
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So nice, Kevin, you ain't been suffering then!



Instead of a 5712, though I'm not madly after one, I bought a VCO 2nd gen and a BP FF, but neither lasted more than a few weeks.

I always loved the BP FF. Had one for several years, but mine is gone now as well.

Thanks Neil, I am starting to appreciate AP a lot more since the Nautilus has become impossible to get.


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Old 24 August 2019, 05:37 AM   #14
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I feel discriminated against....
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Old 24 August 2019, 05:44 AM   #15
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🎻 I'm sure u will survive
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Old 24 August 2019, 05:47 AM   #16
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�� I'm sure u will survive
Maybe when I see Mercedes after I get taken to a free work lunch at Milos
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Old 24 August 2019, 05:50 AM   #17
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Maybe when I see Mercedes after I get taken to a free work lunch at Milos
Remember she only takes credit cards not business cards, and the accountant won't put it through
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Old 24 August 2019, 06:24 AM   #19
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For all your reasons for not wanting the RO PC, is all the reasons why I wanted it! Lol

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LOVE that reference my friend!! I really want the ceramic one!!


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Old 24 August 2019, 06:39 AM   #20
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Old 24 August 2019, 06:49 AM   #21
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This is an original question. I like it.

I have never liked the Nautilis even when it was selling for 20% below retail. Just not for me. And certainly not at three times retail.

I wore royal oaks for a long time including a perpetual calendar as my data day. Two things happened. One night it was getting close to needing service which wouldíve been very expensive. Two, they added the 52 week chapter ring to the new perpetual calendar which in my opinion ruined it. It was now 41 mm, not 39 like the original Jumbo.

I also jumped to VC overseas bandwagon.


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That looks very nice on the rubber strap. Great watch.
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I always loved the BP FF. Had one for several years, but mine is gone now as well.

Thanks Neil, I am starting to appreciate AP a lot more since the Nautilus has become impossible to get.


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I had the chance to buy both of them a few years ago and didn't, and there were no resale loss fears back then either as everything fell, so that was telling, but with the drought I thought I'd take a punt last year but they didn't take after the initial euphoria.
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Old 24 August 2019, 08:22 AM   #23
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Me too, but then we're back in the thread title all over again.
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Old 24 August 2019, 09:23 AM   #24
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This overseas is nice, what is the model?


Itís the VC Overseas simple date 4500v. Come with a bracelet as well as a alligator and rubber strap with a really simple changing system. Best on the market. So many updated features and a trinity watch as well.


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Old 24 August 2019, 09:26 AM   #25
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For all your reasons for not wanting the RO PC, is all the reasons why I wanted it! Lol

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And a beautiful AP RO PC. Wear in good health. My reason for wanting this perpetual calendar was because it was basically a jumbo with its ultimate expression. When they added the week ring and increase the size it no longer had the direct horological DNA of the jumbo and was now a complicated Royal Oak.

By end of its self, itís an amazing wrist watch. Itís amazing the sort of things we obsess about in this hobby.


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Old 24 August 2019, 10:02 AM   #26
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Hmm...

I guess if anything is available at retail I would probably add a 5711 white back.

In the meantime I have bought several royal oaks I guess but not sure if they are related purchases.

There is no question I think I prefer the 5711 to the 15400/15500/15202 but I think the offshore 44 line might be my favorite alongside the aquanauts if I am honest.

If I could land a white CE RO PC I would cash out of a few pieces to make it happen.
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Old 24 August 2019, 10:41 AM   #27
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Old 24 August 2019, 11:28 AM   #28
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Me too, but then we're back in the thread title all over again.


Hahaha. Right you are my friend!!!


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Old 24 August 2019, 11:39 AM   #29
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You CAN get a 5711, just not at list. So let me get this right, you won't pay a premium, so you buy watches you don't really want? That'll teach PP corporate a lesson. lol
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I canít tell if I love the GS... I love the seikoís. But the GS price point is not cheap.
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