quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
To keep it on the Fine Watches topic though, I tried on a Patek 5164A (the new Aquanaut Travel) last week and it's the new grail. The one ring to rule them all (and do it all). Tuxedo, swim trunks, jeans or a suit it would never have to leave my wrist.
Rob, does this watch have a rubber type band?
Do you own any watches with rubber/synthetic bands?
Yes, it has the "tropical" band on it. It's exceptionally comfortable. My Chopard Mille Miglia had a rubber band but I replaced it after a keeper came off. The new band is beautiful and makes the watch much more formal but I wear it much less now because I don't want to get it wet, go in the shower etc.
I've come to the realization I don't like metal straps as much as leather but I also hate taking a watch off to jump in the shower every morning (case in point I'm not wearing one now because it's on the window ledge in the bathroom...).
I bet you if I had that Patek I would wear it 90+% of the time. I'd keep my Chopard and JLC Reverso because they are special to me but the others could probably all go.