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    GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

    Whats up guys.

    So I am buying a high end GMT and Im really torn between these two.

    The 116719BLRO GMT Master II, Its white gold and on the pre-owned market, I can get it for around the same cost as the Patek.

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    Should I just nut up and get the Aquanaut Travel Time 5164.

    Both are historic marquees and classic names in the watch industry and I cant figure out what I want to do. Anyone have any pros and cons for them or any insightful information?
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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

    The 5164 is my grail. I love it that it flies under the radar and perfectly symmetrical. The skeleton hour hand for the second time zone is extremely functional without being intrusive. IMO I don't think WG is worth the huge increase in price especially since it looks just like stainless steel. Rolex is also much more recognizable. I think the main 2 factors, if either design isn't enough to sway you, would be rubber vs bracelet and if you want it to fly under the radar or not.
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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

    Got to go with the BLRO. It is the only precious metal watch that I would ever consider buying. I personally don't care much for the Aquanaut. Crazy amount of money for a watch with a rubber strap.
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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

    I'd sell a kidney to get a GMT II but TBH I'm not fussed about the Patek.

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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

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    To be fair, anyone who is no familiar with GMT II or PP Aquanaut already - probably is in no position to make recommendations either way.
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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

    Actually, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Rolex is more versatile to wear, but then again the Patek is (frankly) less... gauche. Even with the questionable strap. I only mean gauche as in GOLD / bling. I love the GMT Master II.

    I, were I to dump that much lucre on one or the other, would probably go with the Masters-of-the-Universe PP.
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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

    I own both a Rolex GMT 16710 (flipped a GMT2C for it) & a Patek Aquanaut 5167. This is a tough call. The Rolex is much more rugged & I tend to wear it on weekends (usually bleeding over to Monday & Tuesday). The Aquanaut is more delicate & that one gets wrist time at work and going out. I have a couple other watches as well but these are easily my #1 & #2 in terms of wrist time.

    I think which one to pick depends on what other watches you have & how active is your lifestyle. If this is to be your only watch I'd go with the GMT.
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    Re: GMT II Pepsi or Patek Aquanaut 5164

    I'm not really in a position to buy either, and both are some of my favorite from those brands.

    I think personally I would go with the 5164, as this is the perfect watch for me and a grail of mine, but I've always thought to myself it would be hard to wear anything else if I could afford a 5164. It definitely is hard to justify the price for a SS watch on a rubber strap, so I understand the hesitation.

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