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Can someone please tell me when the Nautilus interest will top out?

 
 By: Robert65 : October 13th, 2021-20:06
Super lovely watch!  Always appropriate, always clean, sporty and elegant.  Outrageously comfortable, light and visually substantial.  There's nothing wrong with the design and execution of this watch.  The question I have is when will the widespread and very public (fanatical) interest and pursuit of the Nautilus (and it's many variations) slow down?  

Best, 
Robert




Even Germans love it




Canโ€™t take a bad foto of it


Difficult question๐Ÿ˜Š Most probably not so soon ๐Ÿ‘

 
 By: @lberti : October 13th, 2021-20:11
Mine says hi and i love it



Beautiful watch! Love it.

 
 By: Robert65 : October 13th, 2021-20:14
Do you ever think about trading 'up' while the interest is so high in your 5712/1A-001? Like I mentioned in another post, the straight trade is somewhere between a 5270G (1st series) and 5270R (2nd series 'chin' model) which is a significant jump in complication and function. The sweeping/increasing public interest in the 5712/1A-001 is dizzying.

Yes i think about that from time to time and it actually makes a lot of sense.

 
 By: @lberti : October 13th, 2021-20:52
Complications its what Patek is about and not really steel sports watches. So, yes, i agree with you.
If the prices continue to go up like this and this piece gets discontinued i think you can add other complications to your "trading up" idea ๐Ÿ˜Š

Nice looking dogs.

 
 By: matto1 : October 13th, 2021-20:19
They may prefer ALS, lol.

They should fancy Lange but they've never seen one!

 
 By: Robert65 : October 13th, 2021-20:29




DDR protecting Patek shipment






I'll bet I was one of the first to the party...

 
 By: MikiJ : October 13th, 2021-20:20
Bought Ladies and Gents Two tone Nautilus in 1986.
Now I can't afford them and I think they are timeless smile

MikiJ - your 1986 acquisitions must be very nice!

 
 By: Robert65 : October 13th, 2021-20:31
enjoy them in the best of health!
Best,
Robert

Yes they were...

 
 By: MikiJ : October 13th, 2021-21:27
Gone but not forgotten.

I think the experience is very new to Patek buyers pre explosive price action.

 
 By: Bill : October 13th, 2021-22:34
But for vintage collectors of Rolex the price action represents supply and demand. The least scarce the desirable models are the more pressure on price. But the price action resides in the most desirable models rather than the more complicated model which is good news for the guy trading up in complication who has a bird in tye hand. Love the 5712.







Ya think...

 
 By: MikiJ : October 13th, 2021-23:25
I still have the original invoice for the Ladies and Gents Nautilus I bought in '86...Get Ready for this - $10,700.00 in Dead Presidents smile

So true about the desirable models! Those currently owning/holding the 5712/1A-001 (for example) are in a power position riding a very fast elevator up through the corporate suites!

 
 By: Robert65 : October 14th, 2021-12:23
For those lucky ones riding the super fast elevator - they can jump off at a higher floor (for a 5270 for example). But once they jump off the elevator - they better like which floor they choose because they are going to reside on that floor for the long term. Relatively little movement once they get into a super complication.

Very true. But you also get stability while owning the complications like 5270.

 
 By: Bill : October 14th, 2021-14:30

Bill - sure wish I could do a straight trade for a 5270!

 
 By: Robert65 : October 14th, 2021-17:37
But I'm too scared to wade into that world of high-end swapping. I'm in a rural environment with no GTGs. Oh well, we will see.
Regards,
Robert

Like Miki I purchased my 1st Nautilus early, it was a 3710/1A in 2000. Back then, no one wanted a Nautilus and I still remember the conversations I had with Patek loyalists who looked down on the Nautlius line...

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : October 15th, 2021-16:16
my how times have changed ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š

As for the 5712/1A and it's relative values compared to other pieces from Patek, pick your poison.

None of us know what the future will bring but one I thing I do know from owning most all the Nautilus models in SS, I would choose a 5970 or 5270 over any of them without hesitation if I could not sell or trade it in the future and it was NOT my ONLY watch.

Obviously if it was your ONLY watch, then the 5712/1A would make more sense but most of us who own any of these pieces have several others in the collection ๐Ÿ˜‰

Many thanks holdemchamp - great advice

 
 By: Robert65 : October 15th, 2021-22:28
My only other piece is a Rolex 116520 Black dial Daytona.
Best,
Robert

My guess is โ€ฆ

 
 By: Blue and White : October 18th, 2021-09:27
โ€ฆit will slow down or at least normalize once the excessive monetary supply of the central banks stops. 
Not before that. Too much money is in the hands of too many people who donโ€™t know what do to with all the cash.