5712 SS for me…5990 great but too large for me

Aug 06, 2021,15:25 PM

I always liked the 5990, but when finally had the opportunity to try it on it was too large for me - although it felt properly sporty. I bought it’s little brother 5164 and still love it. And then a strange thing - I tried on a 5712 not expecting to like it…but wow…elegant and different…although doesn’t feel very ‘sporty’. 5711 doesn’t do it for me because of the date window - white dial is ok tho. So, another vote for 5712!

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Nautilus Survey - With the imminent discontinuation of the iconic 5711 1/A and the excitement (frenzy?) surrounding the green dial final iteration,

 By: patekova : May 1st, 2021-21:09
I thought it might be an appropriate time and fun exercise to take a survey and find out which “regular production” Nautilus is the favorite among the forum members. To keep the playing field level, I have limited the survey to regular production watches,...  

5980 Steel Blue for me.

 By: amanico : May 1st, 2021-21:15

I agree with you as I consider the 5990 a

 By: Gwai : May 1st, 2021-21:20
happy design marriage of brute force and delicacy. Cheers Marc


 By: JustaGuy : May 1st, 2021-21:26
Personally, the symmetry of the design and the dressy elements in a sports watch, unparalleled.. ...  

I love my 5990 too,

 By: 997c4gts : May 1st, 2021-21:33
Agree it has every complication I need- a great all rounder! ...  

Beautiful images!

 By: patekova : May 1st, 2021-21:59


 By: 997c4gts : May 1st, 2021-23:01

5990/1A for all the reasons you already mentioned.

 By: Pretty Boy : May 1st, 2021-21:36
It might eventually be outdone by the /1R version though (definitely not by 5711/1A-014 or 5711/1300A). Best, V. ...  

I definitely agree with your comments. The rose gold blue dial version of the 5990 is stunning, although I think in more ways than one

 By: patekova : May 1st, 2021-22:03
it might be a bit much for me. It will be quite heavy and definitely not an under the radar watch. I do think, for better or worse, it will raise both the profile and desirability of the steel version.


 By: Brandon Skinner : May 1st, 2021-23:37

Nautilus 5980 1AR

 By: ilie.adrian : May 2nd, 2021-00:57
I like very much 5990. I have a 5726 1A-014 blue dial and last Friday I received 5980 1AR….. I like the dial very very much…..also I like two tone rose gold and steel I like complications on Nautilus and for this reason I don’t want a 5711. Now we don’t k...  

Hi Patekova, Your 5990/1A is great and has wrist presence ! In the metal, the charcoal gray dial is stunning in that it changes from ...

 By: GLau : May 2nd, 2021-01:10
light gray to almost black depending on lighting. For me with a small wrist, I appreciate the thinner Nautilus watches. As such, given the history of Nautilus, my favorite is the blue-dialed 5740 along with the PC functions housed in a relative thin case.... 


 By: rremiker : May 2nd, 2021-01:16

Your 5990 1/A

 By: MTR : May 2nd, 2021-01:48
looks perfect on your wrist and has an impressive presence. The Nautilus with which I am intrigued the most is the new 5990R. I rule out every Nautilus with dark dial with this tiny white date window on dark ground. I just don't like it. The only exceptio...  

Hi, Patekova, my favorite regular nautilus is 5740G.

 By: joenghenry : May 2nd, 2021-02:27
The reasons are: 1. Thin case 2. Unique blue dial which only present in limited editions before 3. Symmetrical dial layout 4. My personal love towards perpetual calendar Best, Henry ...  

5712 for me.

 By: Horo_Traveler : May 2nd, 2021-02:42
Thin and quirky with a assymetric dial.

I fully agree. 5990 /1A for me also.

 By: aris d : May 2nd, 2021-07:03
No message body ...  

Great image!

 By: patekova : May 2nd, 2021-11:15


 By: aris d : May 4th, 2021-10:33

Shocking Survey Results So Far - first of all a big thanks to all who have responded so far. What is shocking to me is that not one person, not one

 By: patekova : May 2nd, 2021-12:21
has said 5711 is their favorite Nautilus (nor any votes for 3700, 3800 or 5800). Not in steel, not in gold, not in 2 tone- a big Zero! Not one time only watch. Very surprising to say the least. I wonder why? Any thoughts on this? Best, Patekova

Actually I oversaw the post. If 3700 is included, it gets my vote for sure.

 By: Grisar : May 2nd, 2021-14:58
Every time I put on a 3700 on the wrist (I don't own one), I feel in the seventh heaven.

Ok, let me put an end to that….

 By: Chromatic Fugue : August 2nd, 2021-16:50
This is my favorite: classic, minimalist, and above all svelte. ...  

It ticked all the boxes

 By: Ivan5 : May 2nd, 2021-12:53
and I got it with a discount back then: a first in-house chrono movement (to die for one with a vertical clutch), uber cool 70's look, the best SS bracelet ever made yet etc... ;-) ...  

Love the 5990/1A as well...

 By: keks : May 2nd, 2021-13:56
But top spot for me is the ever classic 5980/1A... it has it all with a gorgeous blue dial... ...  


 By: DOCSF : May 2nd, 2021-15:37

5740G and 5711P (non 40th anniversary version), 5990 and 5712 a more distant third and fourth

 By: HobbyCentric : May 2nd, 2021-23:39
Think the blue and also the precious metal heft on the wrist on the 5740G and 5711P (non anniversary versions) appeal the most to me. 5740G for its beautiful symmetrical yet practical nature. 5711P because it’s such a simple yet beautiful iteration of the... 

Thank you for listing your excellent choices and analytical review of each!

 By: patekova : May 3rd, 2021-00:39
Each of the watches is a very special watch. And yes, the blue dials on the 5740G and 5711P are beautiful to behold.

SURVEY RESULTS! Now that it looks like the Nautilus survey has run its course I thank all who participated! While there is too small

 By: patekova : May 3rd, 2021-23:19
a pool of responses to draw any clear cut conclusions, there were 2 big surprises for me and 1 more predicable result. The biggest surprise - not one person choose the 5711 1/A!! In fact the only 5711 mentioned was the non-anniversary platinum version whi... 

dear Patekova , excuse me.

 By: anaroku : May 4th, 2021-02:55
I love #5711(blue/ white/ RG) because of its simplicity. and I am afraid many #5711 supporters may be reluctant

blue & white

 By: anaroku : May 4th, 2021-03:15

blue & olive green

 By: anaroku : May 4th, 2021-12:09
from the net ...  

There can be only one!

 By: Chimaera : August 2nd, 2021-16:06
And it’s the 5712. Most of the others are stunners but the 12 are s the only one that actually evokes its namesake, Captain Nemo’s sub, “Nautilus”. That steampunk effect, sub-dials all over the place that are somehow messy and elegant all at once. If you ... 

5712 SS for me…5990 great but too large for me

 By: Millhoose : August 6th, 2021-15:25
I always liked the 5990, but when finally had the opportunity to try it on it was too large for me - although it felt properly sporty. I bought it’s little brother 5164 and still love it. And then a strange thing - I tried on a 5712 not expecting to like ...