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View Poll Results: Nautilus or Day Date?
228206 180 48.78%
5712 1/a 127 34.42%
5726 1/a 62 16.80%
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Old 8 April 2024, 04:23 AM   #1
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Nautilus or Platinum Day Date?

I was at a venue in NY last night where I saw more Natiluses of various kinds than I have ever seen in my life. From millennials to older folks like me (Gen X). I was amazed and while I saw people wearing vintage Daytonas, some other Rolexes I didn’t see many Day Dates. I was fairly certain I was the only one wearing a Platinum Day Date in the entire place. It got me wondering which is the nicer to wear…I have been wearing my Day Date almost exclusively while my Nautilises have been at home. Which would you rather wear? A Nautilus or a Day Date?
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Old 8 April 2024, 04:27 AM   #2
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DAyDate would be my vote
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Old 8 April 2024, 04:57 AM   #3
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I really like the 12 so probably that altho your Ice blue would come a close second.
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Old 8 April 2024, 05:05 AM   #4
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I’m currently thinking about going from a day date to a nautilus
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Old 8 April 2024, 05:20 AM   #5
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Always found the Nautilus/Aquanaut models unattractive.

Your 228206 is the clear choice for me. I have that model and love it.
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Old 8 April 2024, 06:40 AM   #6
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The Platinum Day Date any day of the week over a steel nautilus. No comparison. If Instagram didn’t exist, no one would give two shits about the nautilus, just like 2013 and earlier when no one even knew what it was before IG existed.

Social media has destroyed the watch community.
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Old 8 April 2024, 06:44 AM   #7
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Methinks you might get a different response on the Patek sub-forum.
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Old 8 April 2024, 06:46 AM   #8
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The Platinum Day Date any day of the week over a steel nautilus. No comparison. If Instagram didn’t exist, no one would give two shits about the nautilus, just like 2013 and earlier when no one even knew what it was before IG existed.

Social media has destroyed the watch community.
lol…which is why I was able to buy mine in 2007 and 2013…

I have been trying to buy 2 more for the last few years but I refuse to pay above as they are not those kind of watches to me. No luck with my AD’s but was able to trade for my DD 40 NIB back in Oct.
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Old 8 April 2024, 06:47 AM   #9
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Methinks you might get a different response on the Patek sub-forum.
Actually…not so much. I asked the question over there without a poll. You’d be surprised.
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Old 8 April 2024, 06:49 AM   #10
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Trying to sell my 26 actually. Didn’t care for it as much as I expected.
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Old 8 April 2024, 06:53 AM   #11
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I have a 5726/1A annual calendar nautilus. My 41mm DDII yellow gold gets worn far more often than


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Old 8 April 2024, 07:17 AM   #12
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I didn’t realize Gen X would be considered older.
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Old 8 April 2024, 07:29 AM   #13
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I would LOVE a 5712, but I wouldn’t give up a Pt DD for it.
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Old 8 April 2024, 07:57 AM   #14
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I much prefer the DD.
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Old 8 April 2024, 08:02 AM   #15
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I love PP, but in this case, Rolex all day everyday!
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Well, tough one because those are some of the finest watches made regardless of hype. Such different aesthetics that I would think they would all have a place in your collection (and congrats for having them). If just one for life? Rolex.
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Old 8 April 2024, 08:20 AM   #17
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Not a fan of either but between the 2, day date.

But preferably a Royal Oak
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Im not much of a fan of the nautilus. Feels a little plain to me compared to day dates.
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Old 8 April 2024, 09:28 AM   #19
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Tough call.

The PT DD will wear like a tank compared to the Nauts. That would either be a good thing or a bad thing depending who you are.
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If the DD had the fluted bezel, it would be a no brainer. I’d go with that. But since it doesn’t, I’d go with the blue nautilus.


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Wow, what a great problem to have. Out of the three, the white PP would be nice. I adore Day-Dates, but I abhor the 40mm.
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Old 8 April 2024, 12:02 PM   #22
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I’d wear a day date on my left wrist and a nautilus on my right. With the other nautilus on my ankle
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Old 8 April 2024, 12:12 PM   #23
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Day Date and it's not even close. I've never been impressed with the nautilus, at least, not the stainless steel model. First time I held one in my hand I thought, "THAT is what people pay all this money for???" The ONLY Nautilus I'd ever consider chasing after would be the rose gold one with the brown dial, the rest are all crap to me.
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Old 8 April 2024, 08:20 PM   #25
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Good problem to have. Pt DD is really nice.
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Old 8 April 2024, 08:49 PM   #26
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The DD as a daily.
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I guess I'm in the minority here, but I find the dial of the 26 mesmerizing...I could get lost in there.
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Old 9 April 2024, 12:31 AM   #28
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I understand the nautilus is a status symbol but my god that is a horrible looking watch.

Go for the DD.
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5712 for me.


It has a perfect dial.
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Old 9 April 2024, 01:07 AM   #30
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The DD is tied basically with the PP. I am currently stuck on jury duty in NYC and on my way I passed a store on Canal st and what used to be populated by fake Rolexes has now been supplanted by PP’s and AP’s. I guess that tells you, like my experience on Sat night where people’s heads are at these days. Quite a far cry from when I first got into watches 30 plus yrs ago.
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