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Patek Philippe: You got me. [nt]

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By: Jay (Eire)
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Nice one Niall.

You have a wrist that can carry this one off well. I had the steel reference a long long time ago, maybe 06/07 I bought it. The most expensive watch I’d bought ever, by a decent margin, at this time. I was wearing larger watches back then. Loved the overall package, and the quick change strap system
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By: Jay (Eire)
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Patek Philippe: Finish in my opinion has nothing to to do with the design being iconic.

I’m a big fan of GS, if you’ve seen any of my posts, and so I completely follow your point. But the level of finishing, or lack of it, on the Nautilus is I think not the point. It’s the overall design, what you see from two feet away when you look at your wrist. That’s a classic look, timeless. Imme
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By: Jay (Eire)
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Patek Philippe: One, I will disagree with the “underwhelming”.

I am not a Patek fanboy, and I have plenty of criticism for the Nautilus but personally (and of course your opinion is a personal one too and I respect that) I think in the metal and on the wrist the watch surpassed my expectations. Re the wallet; it’s a combination of the hype and seeing these watc
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By: Jay (Eire)
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Patek Philippe: Re 5-10 years ago...

I actually don’t think that social media / IG and the socialization of collectors and enthusiasts was as relevant even 5 years ago let alone 10. I think this is a recent factor driving the hype.
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By: Jay (Eire)
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Patek Philippe: I think social media has untold impact on this watch, and not just among the general population but among collectors too.

The hype around the Nautilus is greatest among collectors and enthusiasts. In addition the increased socialization of watch collectors via RedBar, Hodinkee and other influencer and collector group meet-ups has generated more interest and momentum for some watches than any forum can ever do. Seeing t
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By: Jay (Eire)
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