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Mailbag! Rolex Submariner Hulk; New Breiltings Starting a Watch Collection; Patek Nautilus

VOTE ON TONIGHT'S POLL: On tonight's episode, Tim Mosso and Roger Ruegger, Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime Magazine, answer your questions about how buy luxury watches and collect luxury watches. We open by putting ourselves in watch buyers' shoes with a comparison - and a competition - between the Rolex Submariner 116610V "Hulk" and the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3-Days PAM 736 boutique edition with green dial. We expand our discussion of watch collecting with a thorough run-down of the new Breitling Navitimer 8 collection; both Tim and Roger spent last week handling the new Breilting Navitimer 8 watches in the flesh. We discuss our impressions of Breitling's new direction under CEO Georges Kern as well as our opinion of the new Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph 01, the Navitimer 8 Chronograph, the Navitimer 8 Day-Date, the Navitinmer 8 Unitime, and the Navitimer 8 Automatic. Tim and Roger also discuss how to start a watch collection. Each describes how he plans a watch collection, buys his watches, and budgets for his watch buys. Tim and Roger also tackle the controversy surrounding Patek Philippe's use of pins and sleeves rather than screws for sizing the removable links of the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A and 5712/1A bracelets. Our last area of analysis tackles the question of luxury watch and luxury car co-branding. From Jaeger-LeCoultre's Aston Martin inspired Amvox series to Hublot's Ferrari partnership and all of the Breitling for Bentley models in between, car co-branding is big business for luxury watch brands. Why is the Rolex Daytona branding gold while the Panerai Ferrari series lives in ignominy? In addition, this episode includes live viewer questions about buying watches, free giveaways from our massive stockpile of Baselworld SWAG, and wrist shots of our fans' luxury watches.