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Originally Posted by no frills View Post
.Gawd-f*ng-darnit. Did I just convince myself to start hankering for a 5059 again??!???!?

 

Wahahaha.  Add it to the list, eh?

 

Anyway, you two sound like a reactionary pair of old farts.  Which, frankly, is normally my role.

 

The price difference is rather silly, but no sillier really than charging $20k more for a platinum watch than a gold one.  It's just a differentiation to make it inherently more exclusive, and reflect the small production numbers and handwork.  But.  It's still an extreme difference, granted.  $160k would be a fair budget for a whole collection in my mind!

 

However, I don't dislike it.  The only thing I dislike is the silly deployant clasp.  Reminds me of an old time sweet shop sign, and feels so contrived, when the original was already so nice.  But overall, I like all that engraving.  It's just a different flavour, like gold versus steel, or a croc strap versus a bracelet.  OK, an expensive flavour.  I like the 5059 too.  But if one had, say, three PP perpetual calendars already, you know, like a real crazy PP baller, then the 5160 would certainly be a way to add a different kick to the collection.  Then again, depending what the first three were, so would the 5159.  Maybe both? :)

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i love the 5059 and i dislike the 5160 in almost every way. BUY THE 5059 NOAW!!
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I'm totally with you on this. I'm just not a fan of the engraving and detailing. Here are comparison pics for others to judge for themselves, from http://www.watchtalkforums.info/forums/patek-philippe-forum/54640.htm:Patek 5159 case/dial:inal "kick in the head" for me is relative pricing: I already find the 5159's retail prices rather exorbitant ($96,000 to $99,200 depending on the metal). For that kind of money your range of choices for timepieces gets very, very broad. The 5160's retail price is a staggering $160,900 for yellow gold and $163,500 for white gold or rose gold. That's a $60K+ premium for all that extra engraving and detailing... which I personally don't care much for. Whoa.Personally, I much prefer the 5059 versus these two. Simpler? Sure. "Flatter" looking dial? Yes. But for the very same set of reasons why I find the 5159 and 5160 a

 

 

 bit too ornate for me, I like the simplicity of the 5059.5059RGawd-f*ng-darnit. Did I just convince myself to start hankering for a 5059 again??!???!?

Of the watches you mentioned, the only one I would consider would be the 5059.  Overall, even with the window for the year cutting into the date, I do like its overall design. 

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Of the watches you mentioned, the only one I would consider would be the 5059.  Overall, even with the window for the year cutting into the date, I do like its overall design. 

Been a favorite of mine for years. I remember seeing it in the wild on a gent next to me on the Gatwick Express around 2006 or so. Wanted one ever since.
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I am interested in this also. Does anyone have recommendations?

 

Apollotrader and scottcw

 

RE: NATO STRAPS

 

try ZULU extreme straps available from gnomon watches

 

http://www.gnomonwatches.com/accessories/zulu-extreme

 

Ill post pix of mine when I get home

 

it takes a bit of time coming from singapore (though I dont know where you guys live), but I am happy with my purchase

 

UPDATE: ALSO congrats to scottcw on your watch purchase. Definitely a unique choice! I am always glad when someone brings something new to the thread! And no no frills, thats not license for a new baller purchase 

 

tho I am secretly hoping you bring us a laurent ferrier one day devil.gif

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just saw this on tumblr, and i think it is gorgeous:

The Triad by Peter Speake-Marin

i think i would like it even better as a 2 handed watch, as i dont love the look of the 3 small clocks in there, but i guess then it would not be a triad. so, i guess its the general design i really like, but not the specific look.

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And case engraving is ugly?

 

You're weird.  But it is beautiful in an intriguing way.  Like a hot woman with an unusually big nose.

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not all case engraving is ugly, but the OTT huge print engraving on that PP, coupled with the fact it was of the brand emblem, was horrid. it was reminiscent of an LV tie with huge LVs all over it. pass.
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tho I am secretly hoping you bring us a laurent ferrier one day devil.gif

 

Off you go Frilly - drive up over the weekend in your rented Prius, and pick this up for under fifty grand.  A mere bagatelle... :)

 

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not all case engraving is ugly, but the OTT huge print engraving on that PP, coupled with the fact it was of the brand emblem, was horrid. it was reminiscent of an LV tie with huge LVs all over it. pass.

 

I hear you.  That analogy has made me lean towards your view: anything with a label on it...well...I have this saying "label on the outside, wanker on the inside..."

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I hear you.  That analogy has made me lean towards your view: anything with a label on it...well...I have this saying "label on the outside, wanker on the inside..."

i love labels. love love love them. but i even i have my limites. and that PP crossed it for me. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not all case engraving is ugly, but the OTT huge print engraving on that PP, coupled with the fact it was of the brand emblem, was horrid. it was reminiscent of an LV tie with huge LVs all over it. pass.

I usually admire PP but I have to agree with you. Pass, none for me thanks.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

[...]Gawd-f*ng-darnit. Did I just convince myself to start hankering for a 5059 again??!???!?
As mentioned before
skip flawed Patek, plus yours are
mo' better-looking
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A couple new ones
arrived after months of wait
they please me greatly





Cushion case GP
sits perfectly on wrist and
less douchey than PAM teacha.gif

Central minutes on
chronograph make a shit ton
of sense; why so rare?

Vulcain has logic
to wacky dial, but only
Spock can understand

I'm no pro diver
so I don't care as long as
guts stay dry in sea

I dig the alarm:
Loud enough to wake me up
after party night
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Congratulations, Belli - nice to see some fresh ideas.  I love the GP, and the Spock-watch is weirdly cool too.

 

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less douchey than PAM teacha.gif
 

 

Oh Stitchy?  Derek?  Where are you boys?  nest.gif

 

lurker[1].gif

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Congratulations, Belli - nice to see some fresh ideas.  I love the GP, and the Spock-watch is weirdly cool too.


Oh Stitchy?  Derek?  Where are you boys?  nest.gif


lurker%5B1%5D.gif
Thanks dude, the alarm
diver is heaps fun with its
babe magnet function

Obvs kidding about
woman-ray, but GP does
get looks; men, sadly

Some PAMs cool but none
compel me to kop — "teach" gif
grants immunity teacha.gif

Debating them gets
old fast. I say: "Hooray for
everything, nice strap."
Edited by Belligero - 6/1/13 at 6:44am
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