Audemars Piguet Royal Oak vs Patek Philippe Nautilus | Watchfinder & Co.

We’ve talked before about the wave of quartz watches that hit the west in the 1970s, but it’s in the aftermath that things really get interesting. With established watch brands crumbling left, right and centre, unable to compete with the prices of their eastern counterparts, the mechanical watch industry was forced to pivot, to realign its business objectives into something that would keep it alive. What followed was a move so bold and so risky it should never have worked. What resulted was the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus.

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Justintm says:

Gotta keep these videos coming. Simply the best reviews and comparisons on the net!

evvignes says:


Robert Westinghouse says:

Great Story. Well presented. It was a joy to watch….thank you

fwf246 says:

Thanks for another quality vid

Stanley Johnson says:

Great vid

Vinay says:

Nomos glashütte deserves a review. Now on the basis of premise that today’s automatic watch industry is revived out of chance, what made this relatively new company in this tech savvy era to pop up and produce mechanical watches?

Purplehaze5995 says:

Great vid.

Cameron Gupta says:

The one person who disliked would probably prefer a Submariner

sky land says:

Great video indeed.
I kept looking at each watch for 3 seconds at a time, trying to figure out which looks better. They are both amazing.

Dr. Strangelove says:

Good video, but you should have used the 15202 instead of the 15300 … hurts the feelings of the aficionado slightly.

Gizmo TheWestie says:

Ooh so difficult to chose. Great video though. I think I’d do for the Patek

stardust4711 says:

Thank you for making this great video

Tim Davey says:

genta also work for universal.i have universal golden shadow date,a real stand out watch for many reasons.

Alexander Vic says:


Marc Judge says:

Great vid. AP will be my next piece.

Phineas Starter says:


incyphe says:

I learn so much from this channel.

minibus1351 says:

I’ll take the Nautilus please. If I can find one obviously.

Alan Klement says:

Compare: VC Overseas, PP Nautilus, AP Royal Oak

Tim Davey says:

and they are horrible

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