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Patek Diver at Basel

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:06 pm

Really loving this one. Unfortunately for starters it's in white gold 5168G, but I'm hoping maybe one day they'll release a SS variant.
I've been admiring the standard diver for a long time but on me it looks funny every time I try it on at AD.
This one is 42mm, still thin at 9.2 but the diameter is right up my alley. So here's to Patek making a SS version soon :cheers:


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Post by slashd0t » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:17 pm

She's a beauty, but I wouldn't count on a SS version anytime soon - it would completely kill the white gold sales, which is where all the margin is at for PP..

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Post by matt.wu » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:39 pm

Love that one.
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Post by aikiman44 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:38 pm

I could suffer with that one...in SS.
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Post by RALAustin » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:41 pm

I will be really interested to see it in person at some point. I love the 5167, but it always felt a little too small on the rubber strap. I actually think the 5164 would be the best for me, and that is the one on my long term radar.

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Post by giosdad » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:49 pm

I always liked the SS Aquanaut and wondered if the SS version could be a one watch candidate on rubber and bracelet but never took the leap.
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Post by mtpenate » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:05 pm

Travel Time is still my favorite Aquanaut. Aren't SS offerings from Patek typically rare?
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Post by rockmastermike » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:35 pm

that's gorgeous

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Post by marchone » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm

What makes this a diver? Depth rating? Name? No function aside being a three-hander. Obviously no elapsed time bezel. So, what makes this a diver?

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Re: Patek Diver at Basel

Post by hoppes-no9 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:17 pm

marchone wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm
What makes this a diver? Depth rating? Name? No function aside being a three-hander. Obviously no elapsed time bezel. So, what makes this a diver?
Yeah, what he said.

How is this different than a regular Aquanaut? Looks the same to my uninformed eye.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:40 pm

hoppes-no9 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:17 pm
marchone wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm
What makes this a diver? Depth rating? Name? No function aside being a three-hander. Obviously no elapsed time bezel. So, what makes this a diver?
Yeah, what he said.

How is this different than a regular Aquanaut? Looks the same to my uninformed eye.
42mm
White gold
Blue dial

It's not a diver. It's barely a sports watch.

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Post by BSears » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:13 pm

Thanks for that. I don't see the appeal of this one at all. And a diver it ain't. Of course, I'll likely never have the funds for one of these but if I did, I wouldn't drop it on this one.
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Post by blkgsl » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:57 pm

Love this one. Best of all, it's not a limited edition so we can all get one !


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Patek Diver at Basel

Post by Erratic101 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:28 pm

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:33 pm

blkgsl wrote:Love this one. Best of all, it's not a limited edition so we can all get one !


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Post by dnslater » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:45 am

marchone wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm
What makes this a diver? Depth rating? Name? No function aside being a three-hander. Obviously no elapsed time bezel. So, what makes this a diver?

:tap:
Agreed, I guess I don't "get" Patel.

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Post by jimyritz » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:46 am

Wish it was in SS because the 42MM case would be perfect... Find the 40MM version a bit small on the bracelet.
But $35K or so :(

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:25 am

dnslater wrote:
marchone wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm
What makes this a diver? Depth rating? Name? No function aside being a three-hander. Obviously no elapsed time bezel. So, what makes this a diver?

:tap:
Agreed, I guess I don't "get" Patel.
Patel is a software developer at Amazon. You don't have to get him.

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Post by BSears » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:59 am

:lol:
You give respect, you'll get respect - you just don't know your place.

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Post by matt.wu » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:22 am

I don't think this was ever marketed as a diver by Patek...
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Post by Panerai7 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:42 am

matt.wu wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:22 am
I don't think this was ever marketed as a diver by Patek...
Yeaah, Patek calls it "The perfect dress sports watch" not a diver per se.
Although I've seen the Diver reference in various articles when the "High-End" sports/dive watches were mentioned.
I mean it is 120M WR and screw down crown and comes on a rubber strap - I would totally desk-dive and shower with it on my wrist :)

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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:54 am

Someone flooded a 1.5 year old nautilus and ruined it. They contact patek who said "seals went bad should have checked them and replaced at one year".

These high end watches are delicate.

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Post by dnslater » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:05 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:25 am
dnslater wrote:
marchone wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm
What makes this a diver? Depth rating? Name? No function aside being a three-hander. Obviously no elapsed time bezel. So, what makes this a diver?

:tap:
Agreed, I guess I don't "get" Patel.
Patel is a software developer at Amazon. You don't have to get him.

:)
Sorry. I'm on vacation on an island. Started early.

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Re: Patek Diver at Basel

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:13 am

dnslater wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:25 am
dnslater wrote:
marchone wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:10 pm
What makes this a diver? Depth rating? Name? No function aside being a three-hander. Obviously no elapsed time bezel. So, what makes this a diver?

:tap:
Agreed, I guess I don't "get" Patel.
Patel is a software developer at Amazon. You don't have to get him.

:)
Sorry. I'm on vacation on an island. Started early.

Patel doesn't mind.


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Post by Seppia » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:14 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:Someone flooded a 1.5 year old nautilus and ruined it. They contact patek who said "seals went bad should have checked them and replaced at one year".

These high end watches are delicate.

Lol
Please tell me you're joking

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