I wonder if I should ask Tony and Dean if they make G&G MTO slippers. HAHAHA!
Speaking of, here's a pic of me with Dean Girling and Steven Taffel of Leffot when I put in that order for the G&G Colcutt in vintage cherry / pingrain chestnut; this one was from last year.
You will note that I am wearing my SS 5711... with the lovely blue dial.
I agree with Dino and Frills. When you're fronting that much money for a Patek you better be damned sure your timepiece is solid. Being concerned about anything possibly undermining its value is just good foresight. One of the big draws about Patek is its ability to hold its value let alone increase.
Again, if someone's personal values were such that they wouldn't even consider buying a luxury item if they couldn't write down its value to zero the next day, that's their prerogative. However, for things such as watches that do retain some (if not all of their) value, and given price points for Patek and comparable watchmakers, I dare say that most collectors would be very concerned about actions that might affect the value of the timepiece negatively. I have yet to meet the collector who, say, purchased a $5,000 platinum deployant clasp for their Patek so that they can switch out the tang buckle... and then throw the tang buckle into the trash. Chances are that (spare) tang buckle is in storage somewhere - along with the original box, papers and/or winders if any are included. Why keep the damn box? Because it's an extra $2,000 to $3,000 if your package is complete, not considering the simple difficulty of unloading a piece that doesn't have, say, original papers or an Extract from the Archive.
But again, if resale value isn't a consideration at all, that's OK too! Just don't assume that others function by the same rules and expectations.