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    Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    Hi guys,
    first of all I excuse myself for the question that I know has already been asked many times,
    but this is going to be my first high end watch and I don't want to get this purchase wrong as we are talking about a great expense.
    I am considering the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167 on the Rubber strap and the Nautilus 5711 with blue dial on the stainless steel bracelet.
    Money is not an issue in my choice.
    I would like it to be suitable for almost everyday use (I think both are) but I really can't get my head round this dilemma.
    Thank you all very much for your help

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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    Try both on and choose the one that fits you best. An online poll won't help much in the matter. They are two different watches.

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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    They're similar but still diverse. I agree with mvmt that you should try them on and see a. which one fits you the best, and b. which "sings" to you the most.

    Also, I can't really make up my mind. Maybe Nautilus....no wait, Aquanaut...
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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    I dealt with more or less the exact "problem", ended up with both, but my 5167 is on bracelet.

    To answer your question my choice would be the 5167 but on a bracelet, it doesn't have the bling of the Nautilus bracelet and I feel is much more versatile. Now if you are thinking about getting both the rubber and bracelet and switching them out, make sure you know how difficult it is to change, did it once and I will NEVER do it again, my AD sends then to Stern in NY since they don't have the "special tool". In the end I think the Aquanaut can be used in much more casual settings and almost as high up in formality as the Nautilus. The Nautilus is certainly a more "in demand" watch but if I HAD to give up one it would be the 5711.
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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    No disrespect to Aquanaut owners but I far prefer the Nautilus, just a sublime piece of Genta design. Its worth also considering the 5712 or 5726, perhaps not as iconic as the 5711 but more options regarding metal, straps and complications. I found that the 5726 just fit me like a glove when I tried it.
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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    Try them both on. The Aquanaut is sportier, the Nautilus is dressier. I believe that the Aquanaut is also still available on a bracelet, which I think would definitely be worth getting for a more versatile wear...
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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    i have one of each.. 5712 and 5164… I like them both. They both fit well on my wrist.. so cannot really say one is better than the other. nice having two great choices

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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    For me, the Nautilus - thinner, dressier and with those 'ears' giving it that unmistakable look. Add that mesmerizing blue dial and I don't even have to think twice.
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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    Voted for nautilus. It's a great starter Patek and certainly very "patek". Maybe it's because i was able to try on a Nautilus but not an Aquanaut..
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    Re: Patek Philippe Aquanaut vs Patek Philippe Nautilus

    Without a doubt the Nautilus. I prefer the dial a lot more and it's nicer on the wrist in my opinion.
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