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Patek fans - Does the 5711G come with a blue dial?

 

Not as far as I know: came with the grey dial.

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Very nice looking watch

DROOOOOOOOOOOOOL...

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Not as far as I know: came with the grey dial.

Hmmm... I wonder if I could get them to switch it out - I really do prefer the blue.
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Hmmm... I wonder if I could get them to switch it out - I really do prefer the blue.

The only way to know is have an Patek AD contact Patek about this request, before making a purchase.   These days most of the high end companies are not interested in doing things like that for a customer, but you never know, maybe for some added cost to the purchase price they will? 

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 While I favor mechanical pieces I do like this watch a lot, and it is nice to have a watch that I can throw on after not wearing for a few weeks and I don't have to set the time.  I can wear it and go.  

It never hurts to have at least one quartz in the drawer.
Edited by Cant kill da Rooster - 8/2/13 at 3:51pm
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Pardon if this question was already covered, but are German made watches cheaper in Germany?

Really depends on the brand. Most are not but I do believe some are like Sinn or Damasko (I will confim this in a few months). Try using Chrono 24 to see euro prices.
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Next acquisition is either AP "or" Rolex DJII silver dial, diamond bezel. 

 

ULTIMATE WISHLIST is:  PP 5980 (grail watch).
 

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Yay! After-market bezel came for my old TAG-Heuer Professional 1000. It was $20. Nicey machined and printed and pressure fits perfectly. I can't tell the difference from the original (going off memory and photos). I love this watch and have had it for 25 years so I am glad to have it back in service.
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So I wanted to thank everyone for their advice on my dad's wedding thank you gift. I really appreciated it.

So I ended up going with the IWC Mark XVII, as I got a huuuge discount from my usual AD and I didn't want to double my budget for the Milgauss. Nonetheless, I really like the Mark XVII and am excited to give it to my dad in a couple weeks.

I will try and take some pics when he wears it -- fingers crossed he likes it.

Thanks all.
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So I wanted to thank everyone for their advice on my dad's wedding thank you gift. I really appreciated it.

So I ended up going with the IWC Mark XVII, as I got a huuuge discount from my usual AD and I didn't want to double my budget for the Milgauss. Nonetheless, I really like the Mark XVII and am excited to give it to my dad in a couple weeks.

I will try and take some pics when he wears it -- fingers crossed he likes it.

Thanks all.

Cheers, congrats on the gift purchase, he will like it!
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On something basic like a digital quartz watch...all you need to do is change the battery. However, a Rolex Oysterquartz is well beyond a disposable watch/movement.  It has an 11 jewel movement, with a temperature compensator, and the pulse motor moves a pallet fork that turns the pallet wheel, which moves the second hand.  Its these mechanical parts that distinguish it from ordinary quartz movements, and its also the cause of the loud ticking associated with the Oysterquartz models.  Its interesting to note, that not only did Rolex once see their quartz watches as the future of Rolex, they were the most expensive models you could buy at one point.  In the late 1970s and early 1980s, an all steel Oysterquartz cost several hundred dollars more than a Submariner Date, Sea-Dweller, GMT, Explorer 1 & 2 or a Daytona.  They were also the most advanced watches they were producing, and were the only Rolex watches where the entire line up including the all steel models had saphire crystals, solid link bracelets, and they were more anti-magnetic than a Milgauss.  As many of you will acrylic crystals were used on most steel Rolex watches through about the late 1980s, and solid link bracelets, those didn't appear on every steel Rolex until roughly the mid 2000s.  Obviously, interests changed by the late 80s early 1990s and pricing of models eventually changed and Rolex began to focus again on its automatic watches.  Largely ignored late in its production the OQ's now have a pretty regular cult following. 

 

In the end an Oysterquartz doesn't need service as often as an oyster perpetual, but it still does eventually need the mechanical parts of its movement serviced.  For more info on its movement check out this http://www.oysterquartz.net/the_5035_movement.htm

 

Below are a few quick pix of my ref 17000 Oysterquartz, purchased new just as they went out of production around 2003/4.

 

1000

 

Thanks for the information Dino.

 

 

Great looking watch!!!

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dino provided an excellent answer regarding the oysterquartz, but aside from that, even in a regular quartz, the contacts that touch the battery often get messed up, or dirty or loose, or what have you, and that needs to be fixed/serviced. it is often the reason why quartz watches stop running, but its usually not worth dealing with. and you cant really do it without being sure of what you are doing because if you touch metal to the wrong part of the movement you can short the whole thing and then are really in trouble.


frill - great pic

roger - sounds awesome, very glad you love it.

Thanks for the follow up with the info on the regular quartz watches stiches.

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Originally Posted by ExhibitA View Post

 

 

Next acquisition is either AP "or" Rolex DJII silver dial, diamond bezel. 

 

ULTIMATE WISHLIST is:  PP 5980 (grail watch).
 

 

My vote is for the AP RO. I love Rolex watches and have a few, but I find the DJ II is a bloated homely version of the standard DJ. The bezel and case of the DJ look too bulbous. Go for a regular DJ or the AP RO (I love my RO...just look at a few of my recent posts.) Good luck.
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Cheers, congrats on the gift purchase, he will like it!

 

Congrats! IWC makes a great watch. I'm sure your Dad will really enjoy it. Wishing you luck on your big day. Can't wait to see some wrist shots. Good luck with everything!
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My vote is for the AP RO. I love Rolex watches and have a few, but I find the DJ II is a bloated homely version of the standard DJ. The bezel and case of the DJ look too bulbous. Go for a regular DJ or the AP RO (I love my RO...just look at a few of my recent posts.) Good luck.

I too vote for the RO.

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