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Split Seconds: Patek Philippe Pricing Increase - Alternative Choices for the Nautilus

In this segment, Tim talks about the recent announcement of the Patek Philippe price increases and its effects on buyers. A viewer wants to know an alternative to the Nautilus so Tim suggests Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the Vacheron Constantin World Time, and even the Patek Philippe Aquanaut. Watch the full episode here: In the full episode, Tim Mosso opens the floodgates to your questions about buying luxury watches. We open with a battle between Zenith and Jaeger LeCoultre for your complicated watch dollars. Zenith's Pilot Doublematic crosses swords with the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World Alarm. Combined, these watches offer chronographs, alarms, world time, power reserves, automatic winding, big dates, quick-release lugs, high horology pedigrees, and even shock resistance. We ask our live global audience to pick the winner. A viewer's question about buying a new Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A leads to a discussion of watch prices, value, and alternatives like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400, the Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time 7700, and even the Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167A. Which steel sports watch will our viewer pick? We can only help to steel this watch collector's decision... Questions arise about Vacheron Constantin Metier d'Art watches, and the alternatives including Patek Philippe 5131 and Molnar Fabry Classic Gentleman must be considered. Finally, we discuss the effect of upgrading a mechanical watch movement to a full balance bridge. Mechanical calibers from Panerai watches, Rolex watches, Jaeger LeCoultre watches, and even Bulgari and Piaget are examined in-depth to illustrate the stabilizing effect of adding a second anchor to a watch's balance bridge. All of that plus viewer wrist shots and new photos of the still-secret Panerai Radiomir 1940 PAM 790 and PAM 79. Please Subscribe: View hundreds of hands-on luxury watch reviews at our WatchBox Reviews channel: Instagram: BUY WATCHES HERE: