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Old 5 April 2012, 06:22 PM   #121
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WooHoo, as they say!

Thank you, enablers. I do believe my world will be better on your side of the line. After I calm down I'll have more to say and definitely lotso pics.

Five hours old and now all mine:

to all, and I don't even drink!
Excellent Jim! that didn't take long!

welcome to Club 5167!!
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Old 5 April 2012, 08:43 PM   #122
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which patek is this on the left?
5140P---Stunner!!!
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Old 5 April 2012, 08:48 PM   #123
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Excellent Jim! that didn't take long!

welcome to Club 5167!!
Thanks, Anders... Your photos and postings here have been excellent and really helped in the enabling, so thanks much!

I really can't believe the comfort level of this watch. It's like it isn't even there...

More to come.
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Old 5 April 2012, 08:49 PM   #124
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WooHoo, as they say!

Thank you, enablers. I do believe my world will be better on your side of the line. After I calm down I'll have more to say and definitely lotso pics.

Five hours old and now all mine:

to all, and I don't even drink!
Congrats Jim!! Very nice--wear it in good health!
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Old 5 April 2012, 08:57 PM   #125
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Thanks, all, for the good wishes... Appreciated!
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Old 5 April 2012, 11:42 PM   #126
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This thread changed my mind about aquanauts..

Gorgeous watch indeed..
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Old 5 April 2012, 11:47 PM   #127
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This thread changed my mind about aquanauts..

Gorgeous watch indeed..
if the thread can change your mind, have you had the opportunity to try one on? nothing ever fit better.

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I saw the 5164 at my AD this past weekend and it looked amazing. I tried on the 5167 on the bracelet and now I'm contemplating selling everything for it. This is probably the wrong thread for me to be on.
i am definitely understanding where your coming from it is not in our best interest to be here, yet i cant look away

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Old 6 April 2012, 06:47 AM   #128
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This thread is unfair! Lol, great watches guy, thanks for sharing.
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Old 6 April 2012, 08:16 AM   #129
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I am waiting on a new strap to come in...
can you tell us, how long did that strap last?
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Old 6 April 2012, 09:20 AM   #130
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I'm here to report that the wearability of the Aquanaut is truly outstanding, and this is something that one cannot know until they buy the watch and trim the strap to fit. Once that is done the strap ever-so-lightly makes grippy contact with each side of your wrist and there the watch stays, with no moving up-down or side to side on your wrist.

Since the strap is cut to fit you really must creep up on the fit and err on the side of one rib too big rather than risk too tight. The result is just featherlight, perfect fit, and in 24 hrs I've felt no need for any adjustment at all. Just great.

For grins I weighed mine...

While my SS SubC weighs 147 grams, the 5167 weighs in at only 76 grams. It's a difference you really feel.

I've come to view the Aquanaut as basically a Calatrava that has joined the witness protection program...

One more pic from last night:
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Old 6 April 2012, 11:59 AM   #131
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I think I just fell in love

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Old 6 April 2012, 03:10 PM   #132
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I'm here to report that the wearability of the Aquanaut is truly outstanding, and this is something that one cannot know until they buy the watch and trim the strap to fit. Once that is done the strap ever-so-lightly makes grippy contact with each side of your wrist and there the watch stays, with no moving up-down or side to side on your wrist.

Since the strap is cut to fit you really must creep up on the fit and err on the side of one rib too big rather than risk too tight. The result is just featherlight, perfect fit, and in 24 hrs I've felt no need for any adjustment at all. Just great.

For grins I weighed mine...

While my SS SubC weighs 147 grams, the 5167 weighs in at only 76 grams. It's a difference you really feel.

I've come to view the Aquanaut as basically a Calatrava that has joined the witness protection program...

One more pic from last night:
Congrad on your lovely aquisition!

A thread like this is going to lose me ££££. I am getting more and more tempted to trade my Calatrava and get a 5167R. I always feel unease with rubber strap on a Patek watch but these photos change my mind!! It's going to be a difficult decision for my 40s birthday!
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Old 6 April 2012, 11:40 PM   #133
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can you tell us, how long did that strap last?
I am getting a custom leather strap.

I am not buying a new rubber yet.

It still works,looks fine to me. just like vintage bracelets, I think it gives it character looking somewhat worn
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Old 6 April 2012, 11:49 PM   #134
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I am getting a custom leather strap.

I am not buying a new rubber yet.

It still works,looks fine to me. just like vintage bracelets, I think it gives it character looking somewhat worn
awesome watch, looks great...
leather strap option should really dress it up
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Old 7 April 2012, 01:20 AM   #135
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Thanks, Anders... Your photos and postings here have been excellent and really helped in the enabling, so thanks much!

I really can't believe the comfort level of this watch. It's like it isn't even there...

More to come.
Pleased to here jim

agree the watch is super comfy once Eduardo properly!

Looking forward to more pics of your new 5167 mate
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Old 7 April 2012, 05:25 AM   #136
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You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Patekmania is a sickness and through encouragement you're all just ignoring the serious cash flow side effects.

No, wait, can't resist...aaarghh.

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Old 7 April 2012, 06:00 AM   #137
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You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

Patekmania is a sickness and through encouragement you're all just ignoring the serious cash flow side effects.

No, wait, can't resist...aaarghh.

I feel your pain...

That's a wonderful piece!
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Old 10 April 2012, 09:15 PM   #138
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I've come to view the Aquanaut as basically a Calatrava that has joined the witness protection program...

One more pic from last night:
That is so very true! I have the 5165, and it is the ultimate stealth watch.
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Old 10 April 2012, 09:22 PM   #139
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Kenneth,

I'd like to put up a formal complaint about Ander's pictures.

He owns a suit and this gives him an unfair advantage.



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Old 10 April 2012, 09:29 PM   #140
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Kenneth,

I'd like to put up a formal complaint about Ander's pictures.

He owns a suit and this give him an unfair advantage.



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Old 11 April 2012, 04:19 AM   #141
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Allow me to give this thread a small bump gentlemen, I do not wish to lie and pardon me if I'm wrong but I am pretty sure I've seen our moderator Ken post a picture or another Patek once! If I'm not mistaken it was a 5146P.

Now I do not wish to give any orders but whether it's yours or not Ken I personally would be very grateful if you could post it again so I would know where to look if I want to drool a bit more!
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Old 11 April 2012, 05:05 AM   #142
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Kenneth,

I'd like to put up a formal complaint about Ander's pictures.

He owns a suit and this gives him an unfair advantage.



one doesn't need to wear a suit....

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Old 11 April 2012, 07:02 AM   #143
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one doesn't need to wear a suit....
Indeed. Goes with everything, especially total dress-down. Doesn't even register on radar - needs sonar, LOL. Makes a SS Sub look blingy...

And I swear, the caseback is a contact patch for some substance that makes your problems go away. Hmmm, further study required...
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Old 11 April 2012, 07:06 AM   #144
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Wait, I just posted a photo of my shoe! That's what this site has done to me...

Damn, I just can't leave it at that...
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Indeed. Goes with everything, especially total dress-down. Doesn't even register on radar - needs sonar, LOL. Makes a SS Sub look blingy...

And I swear, the caseback is a contact patch for some substance that makes your problems go away. Hmmm, further study required...
Well, the newer SubC is blingly - fat case, shiny ceramic bezel and gloss dial = bling!
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Old 11 April 2012, 10:50 PM   #147
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suit not required..

You don't need a suit...

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Old 12 April 2012, 05:20 AM   #148
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Well, the newer SubC is blingly - fat case, shiny ceramic bezel and gloss dial = bling!
copy that

shinier than my bald head on a hot day!!!
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Old 12 April 2012, 06:59 AM   #149
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Old 12 April 2012, 10:31 PM   #150
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stunning!!

one of my PP grails but in WG

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