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View Poll Results: Are you choosing an AP 16202ST or a Patek 5167R
AP 16202ST 121 81.21%
Patek 5167R 28 18.79%
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Old 8 June 2024, 11:47 PM   #1
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AP 16202ST vs Patek 5167R

Which would you choose, if you could only choose one? Or rather, what are reasons/scenarios you’d choose one over the other? On the one hand the AP is an absolute classic with 50 year history, by far superior case, bracelet and dial finishing and glistens from across the room. On the other, the Patek rose gold is elevated in a beautiful hue, and the watch as a whole feels very casual, quiet elegance.



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Old 9 June 2024, 12:12 AM   #2
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I own the 16202 and find it in pretty much every way superior to an Aquanaut. I still donít get how this model can get so overhyped.
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Old 9 June 2024, 12:39 AM   #3
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2 of the best. Of course answer is both and that is my plan over time. Coin flip otherwise and would depend on what else is in collection
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Old 9 June 2024, 12:53 AM   #4
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16202 for me and it's not even close
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Old 9 June 2024, 01:07 AM   #5
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16202 every day all day. That comparison isn't even close
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Old 9 June 2024, 01:27 AM   #6
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Got my 16202ST last week (will do an incoming post soon) and itís a thorough delight to slap it on my wrist every day.

Itís immediately in my top 3 watches in a collection of around 50/60 pieces.
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Old 9 June 2024, 01:48 AM   #7
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Got my 16202ST last week (will do an incoming post soon) and itís a thorough delight to slap it on my wrist every day.

Itís immediately in my top 3 watches in a collection of around 50/60 pieces.

Can you share out of interest, and sorry for the OT, which two other models compete for the top spot?
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Old 9 June 2024, 01:51 AM   #8
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Got my 16202ST last week (will do an incoming post soon) and itís a thorough delight to slap it on my wrist every day.

Itís immediately in my top 3 watches in a collection of around 50/60 pieces.

Congrats Gareth, looking forward to seeing your incoming thread!

To the OP, Iíve never really understood the attraction to the Aquanaut so Iíd be a very easy choice for me to make.


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Old 9 June 2024, 02:47 AM   #9
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I have both, prefer the 16202. The 5167r has been in the safety deposit box for a sold 2 years.
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Old 9 June 2024, 03:37 AM   #10
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Thanks all, aligns with my thinking as well. I’ve always felt a Patek is meant to be on gator.
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Old 9 June 2024, 07:20 PM   #11
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Easy and biggest difference for me.

WHAT THE HELL IS THE PATEK OFFERED WITH ONLY A STRAP! For that much they should be like the vacherons bracelet and strap option included for that money
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Old 10 June 2024, 02:30 AM   #13
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16202 this is way more special and interesting. That’s the move. I love the aquanaut and there’s so much beauty in the simplicity. Feel like it would make a great daily, but in a different league than a jumbo in my opinion.
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Old 10 June 2024, 02:58 AM   #14
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Been to both AP and PP boutiques over the past 2 weekends. Even basic AP RO 41 is far superior to any aquanaut you can find, even in a PM.
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Old 10 June 2024, 08:34 AM   #15
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AP 16202ST vs Patek 5167R

I have 16202st and 5164r (used to have 5167r)Ö will take pics together when Iím home tomorrow night.

Iíd take the 16202 over the 5167 no question about it. Why- I just like it on the wrist better.
The 5164 is a lot tougher. But I paid 3x the $ for the 5164. (Ap at retail Patek at grey)
Gun to my head Iíd take the 5164 but the 16202 is still my newest watch





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Old 10 June 2024, 11:56 AM   #16
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16202 all the wayÖ history, bracelet, thinness etc.


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Old 10 June 2024, 01:19 PM   #17
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16202 for me.

I have the 5167 albeit in A not R, and the dial is just not as deep as the AP. I find myself reaching over for the 43mm ROO or Royal Oak instead 5167 these days.
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Old 10 June 2024, 01:24 PM   #18
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I'm not qualified to comment on this, but have no idea how the Patek strap could put it in the same league as the AP.
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Old 10 June 2024, 02:01 PM   #19
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Must try if you have not had the opportunity
The amazing fit of the AP jumbo is nothing short of spectacular.

Must consider
The pain of dinging or scratching the beautiful casework/bezel/sharp edges is by far and away the biggest bummer of owning this masterpiece.

Blue dial over brown
White metal over yellow.

Love the aquanaut for many reasons but I must add the clasp of the aquanaut was my least favorite thing. It was bulky and I found it uncomfortable. I preferred the watch on a leather strap for comfort.
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Old 10 June 2024, 02:05 PM   #20
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16202 all the wayÖ history, bracelet, thinness etc.


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They are exactly the same thickness at 8.1mm
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Old 10 June 2024, 06:40 PM   #21
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Both watches are great time pieces ! The look of the AP including the bracelet /dial and finish compared to the Patek has the edge ! As an everyday watch the AP also has the edge under the radar and a great balance when wearing casual or dressy!
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Old 11 June 2024, 07:54 AM   #22
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The AP is more is more of a eye catcher with that bracelet.
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Old 11 June 2024, 09:51 AM   #23
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I have a 5167r - I think its great but I would pick the Jumbo!
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Old 11 June 2024, 12:43 PM   #24
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guy asks in an AP forum what is better AP or PP :)

Love them both but going with the AP as i'm biased.
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Old 11 June 2024, 01:17 PM   #25
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If you ask in an AP sub, you will be told about the heritage, historical relevance, and romance behind the Royal Oak Jumbo…and how it’s one of the best watches ever made

If you ask in the PP sub, you will be told about the heritage, historical relevance, and romance behind the PP brand…and how it’s one of the best brands ever
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guy asks in an AP forum what is better AP or PP :)

Love them both but going with the AP as i'm biased.
In my experience, AP folk tend to be less biased compared to Patek die-hards :)

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If you ask in an AP sub, you will be told about the heritage, historical relevance, and romance behind the Royal Oak Jumbo…and how it’s one of the best watches ever made

If you ask in the PP sub, you will be told about the heritage, historical relevance, and romance behind the PP brand…and how it’s one of the best brands ever
Exactly right haha.
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Old 11 June 2024, 02:44 PM   #27
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I have 16202st and 5164r (used to have 5167r)Ö will take pics together when Iím home tomorrow night.

Iíd take the 16202 over the 5167 no question about it. Why- I just like it on the wrist better.
The 5164 is a lot tougher. But I paid 3x the $ for the 5164. (Ap at retail Patek at grey)
Gun to my head Iíd take the 5164 but the 16202 is still my newest watch





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Your photos confirm what I feared: the correct answer is both.
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Must try if you have not had the opportunity
The amazing fit of the AP jumbo is nothing short of spectacular.

Must consider
The pain of dinging or scratching the beautiful casework/bezel/sharp edges is by far and away the biggest bummer of owning this masterpiece.

Blue dial over brown
White metal over yellow.

Love the aquanaut for many reasons but I must add the clasp of the aquanaut was my least favorite thing. It was bulky and I found it uncomfortable. I preferred the watch on a leather strap for comfort.
You know, Iíve found the same thing regarding the aquanaut clasp. Can spot it a mile away, it is a bit chunky relative to the rest of the watch. Still, itís probably still one of the lowest profile pieces on rubber. The ROO definitely calls to me as well, for different reasonsÖ.
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