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Old 18 February 2013, 10:50 PM   #31
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..... Lets say Patek called and said they would give you a very nice sum of for one of them, which would you keep?
5711, the ultimate SS sports watch
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Old 20 February 2013, 08:36 AM   #32
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Hey Puffy,

Thanks a ton for this amazing thread and your past ones too, they've really solidified my desire to land a 5167.

Quick question, how does the tropical band wear in the summer? Do you find that it slips a little with perspiration? (I wear my watch pretty snug)

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Old 20 February 2013, 08:46 AM   #33
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great post!!!!


well Andres, now you've finally gone and done it... pushed me over the edge...


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Old 20 February 2013, 10:11 AM   #34
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Great review and photos!
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Old 20 February 2013, 11:52 AM   #35
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Thanks for the great review. Stunning pieces indeed! I love the 5711.
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Old 20 February 2013, 10:40 PM   #36
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Could you describe the difference between the two clasps?

Does 1 have a sturdier closed position vs the other?

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he 5167 has a big tasty roman numerals dial. by far the best lume of any watch I've ever owned
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Ps isn't the 5167 dial using "Arabic" numerals?

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Old 20 February 2013, 11:32 PM   #37
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Quick question, how does the tropical band wear in the summer? Do you find that it slips a little with perspiration? (I wear my watch pretty snug)

Thanks man! Regards, David
very comfortable. stretches nicely as your wrist gets fatter. just make sure you don't cut the strap too tightly to being with

i've done a tutorial of how to cut the 5167 strap...

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Could you describe the difference between the two clasps?

Does 1 have a sturdier closed position vs the other?

Ps isn't the 5167 dial using "Arabic" numerals?

Cheers:-)
both clasps are great but the 5711 has a firmer lock

and yes arabic, not romans!
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Old 21 February 2013, 12:47 AM   #38
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Great write up thanks, really considering one of these two pieces.

Can the Aquanaut be put on a leather strap? I am really not a fan of rubber despite being told how comfortable it is.
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Old 21 February 2013, 12:55 AM   #39
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Great write up thanks, really considering one of these two pieces.

Can the Aquanaut be put on a leather strap? I am really not a fan of rubber despite being told how comfortable it is.
Yes, I've seen one on custom black croc and it's gorgeous!
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Old 21 February 2013, 01:28 AM   #40
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Yes, I've seen one on custom black croc and it's gorgeous!
Thanks I will keep that in mind as I watch the sales forum
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Old 21 February 2013, 01:52 AM   #41
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Amazing thread Anders. Thank you for posting. Definitely brings thoughts about moving up from Rolex. You have great references there.
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Old 21 February 2013, 04:15 AM   #42
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Very nice. Enjoyed this very much. Tks.

I acquired an Aquanaut and agree that the piece is slick and very enjoyable to wear. On the other hand if I had to to it again today, I think I'd go Naut. Best.
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Old 21 February 2013, 04:33 AM   #43
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Can the Aquanaut be put on a leather strap? I am really not a fan of rubber despite being told how comfortable it is.
here it is on custom leather

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Old 21 February 2013, 04:40 AM   #44
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Definitely brings thoughts about moving up from Rolex.
i first bought the 5167 then that was it, patek it is. ended up selling my DSSD and Exp42 and chucked it towards the 5711

not regretting it whatsoever

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if I had to to it again today, I think I'd go Naut. Best.
go both
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Old 21 February 2013, 05:10 AM   #45
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here it is on custom leather

looks great on the leather too
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Old 21 February 2013, 06:33 AM   #46
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I keep looking at the great pictures you took. Thanks for taking the time for such a great thread. Both watches are amazing. You cannot go wrong with either watch. I have a 5711 but look forward to purchasing a 5167 in the future. I would love to see pictures of the the 5167 with steel bracelet if anyone has them.
Here you are. I had planned on purchasing the composite strap and buckle but am having trouble justifying the $1500+. Thinking of trying to source a used one if possible but I don't see that as a likely scenario. One of these days I'll have to bite the bullet

The bracelet is really superb on this watch. I was hoping to have a picture of the deployment clasp but no luck.
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Old 21 February 2013, 09:15 AM   #47
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Fantastic! Thank you for great write up and pictures.
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Old 21 February 2013, 10:17 AM   #48
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i first bought the 5167 then that was it, patek it is. ended up selling my DSSD and Exp42 and chucked it towards the 5711
not regretting it whatsoever
I'm on a quest for 'under the radar' watch that will complement my current collection. I have been frequenting PP and AP forums for inspiration. Looks like Aquanaut would fit this profile better especially on rubber.

Which one do you wear more? Does one fit better your lifestyle or do you just flip the coin in the morning and pick one of them?

I had Aquanaut on my wrist few months ago and it was very nice. I also had few AP ROOs, but they do not strike me as 'under the radar' watches. Perhaps ROC can fit this profile...

Your pictures certainly made me think a lot. Thanks for posting them.

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Old 21 February 2013, 04:35 PM   #49
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AWESOME AWESOME POST!!! Just the kind of comparison I needed....with plenty of pics of excellent quality!! Thank you:)
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Old 21 February 2013, 05:16 PM   #50
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Nice write up Puffs but I don't see a big tasty roman numerals dial on the 5167.
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Old 21 February 2013, 07:16 PM   #51
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Which one do you wear more? Does one fit better your lifestyle or do you just flip the coin in the morning and pick one of them?
to choose between these two sports pateks is a hard decision as they're quite different in look & feel and also how they wear

the 5167 is featherlight and flies under the radar so it's great for meetings or going down the pub

the 5711's bracelet is as soft as mouse's ear, it has to be expereinced to be believed. it is so beautifully designed that it does catch some people's attention which i don't like so it's more of an around the house and weekend watch. i do wear it in the office with a white shirt and it looks killer

a young girl on my team now aspires to own a patek one day and she loathes rolex, thanks to these two
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Old 21 February 2013, 10:20 PM   #52
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here it is on custom leather

Now that I like alot!

Between these two pieces I am seriously thinking of blowing up my entire collection to acquire my first Patek.
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Old 21 February 2013, 10:29 PM   #53
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Now that I like alot!

Between these two pieces I am seriously thinking of blowing up my entire collection to acquire my first Patek.
do it, you won't regret it
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Old 21 February 2013, 10:56 PM   #54
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do it, you won't regret it
I am sure I would not regret owing a Patek, it is the regret of what I have to give up to get it

I am torn between a diverse collection of pieces that I like versus a smaller collection of pieces that I love.

The bane of a WIS I guess
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Old 21 February 2013, 11:04 PM   #55
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Thanks for posting this excellent comparative review.

Your Nautilus really grabbed my attention.
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Old 21 February 2013, 11:11 PM   #56
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I am sure I would not regret owing a Patek, it is the regret of what I have to give up to get it

I am torn between a diverse collection of pieces that I like versus a smaller collection of pieces that I love.

The bane of a WIS I guess
it will hurt a little to begin with but trust me, once that PP slips on the wrist you know you've done the right thing

i sold all the onces i didn't wear reguarly, the ones i'd just bought because i could and they had no real value to me as such

kept the beautiful vintage rolexes and also sentimentally valued watches
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Old 22 February 2013, 06:40 AM   #57
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I am sure I would not regret owing a Patek, it is the regret of what I have to give up to get it

I am torn between a diverse collection of pieces that I like versus a smaller collection of pieces that I love.

The bane of a WIS I guess
I did something like that last year. I already had a PP Aquanaut but I got rid of my 2 remaining Rolex watches for a 15300 RO. It was a tough decision but I do not regret it. My only problem now is that I do not have a "beater" watch that I'm not worried about scratching up. Some day I would like to pick up the AP Bumblebee and throw on the rubber strap to use as my beater since the FC, ceramic bezel, and clasp are pretty scratch resistant, or so I am told.

Hopefully my use of the term beater w/ the BB doesn't offend anyone . My definition of beater definitely doesn't mean junker, just one that I could wear during almost any activity w/ out hesitation.

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Old 22 February 2013, 08:24 AM   #58
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I am sure I would not regret owing a Patek, it is the regret of what I have to give up to get it

I am torn between a diverse collection of pieces that I like versus a smaller collection of pieces that I love.

The bane of a WIS I guess
Ask yourself just one question.

If you don't love them, then what's the point of having them?

Do yourself a favor:

Get the one's you'll love to own.
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Old 22 February 2013, 10:50 PM   #59
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Ask yourself just one question.

If you don't love them, then what's the point of having them?

Do yourself a favor:

Get the one's you'll love to own.
Good advice, thanks. I have already gone through one flipping phase. I do love the watches I own and was careful when I chose them.

I simply look at the number of pieces I own and even with a good rotation some of them are not getting the wrist time they deserve. I wear all of them, that is the reason for the hesitation. As it is I would have to trade/sell 5 or 6 of my pieces for a 5711. It is a tough decision for me to make.

My other quandry is that I have also been considering trading my 14060 to a trusted seller for a new 114060 with the new bracelet and ceramic bezel. If I do this it removes a piece to trade plus cash towards a Patek. Either way the 14060 needs to be part of the deal.

Perhaps I should just continue to save for a Patek.
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Old 22 February 2013, 11:01 PM   #60
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I wouldn't trade 5 to 6 pieces just for one patek... I would rather pain it out by saving
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