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This one for Friday the 13th (old pic):




Bonus eye candy because you're "lucky" to be viewing this thread (oh come on, you know who it is):


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Keith, Zippy and WhoKnewl, very nice watches and great photos.  Thanks for sharing some eye candy.  Keith that Zenith is probably my favorite model from them...great choice.

 
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Yes, yes, precisely.  There's something about the tachymeter scale on the 5970 "dirtying" it up a bit too much for me.  And once you see it being cut off by "6" you just can't unsee it.

 

And I agree that maybe it's a yellow gold thing on the image, so here's one of the better high res pics I've been able to find of the 5970 in yellow gold for comparison:

 

 

Does it appear brighter or less cluttered now, in yellow gold?

 

This is of course a discussion limited to aesthetics and how one personally perceives the differences in dials.  In terms of pricing and potential value appreciation, the 5970J regularly trades at anywhere from a $25,000 to $35,000 premium versus the 3970J, partly and perhaps largely because of (a) the larger size (all the rage these days) and (b) the fact that the 5970 in yellow gold was produced for less than a year in 2008-2009 before Patek decided to discontinue the reference number.  So you've got rarity coming into play too.  Word from on high is that less than 100 were made.

 

But - I like the 3970 better!  Hahaha!

Yes, I guess the busyness of the dial of the 5970 was a function of them using the same movement as the smaller cased 3970.  Everything gets pushed to the center so they need something to fill up the space.  I think it works but it does become busy and a bit distracting.  As for the price difference due to size and relative rarity, it makes the 3970 a great bargain.  I like Keith's thinking...buy a 3970 and you still have money for a Nautilus.  Very nice combo. 

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Dammit I need me a Zenith
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Ah, such lovely Pateks.

I recently had an old NOS domed plexi installed in my 5513. Got to love that distortion, so much cooler than the service plexi it used to sport satisfied.gif

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Peter Roberts Grand Complication 5. Beautiful piece and a great story of its origins.



More here for anyone interested.
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Its not a design that originally appealed to me when I first saw it.  However, over time its a design I've come to appreciate.  Also, although Patek makes some great watches in round cases, its nice to see Pateks in non-round cases for a change.

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That's gorgeous - I'd take this in a heartbeat over a basic Calatrava.

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^ +1
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Anyone know where I can find a pre-owned Omega Planet Ocean Ceragold?

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^ Like.  Would you know this model's reference number, or if it came with a display back?

 

The reason I ask about the display back is that a lot of people quite enjoy looking at the movement... except for Pateks of this case shape oftentimes the movement isn't as impressive.  My impression at least!

 

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Ah, such lovely Pateks.

I recently had an old NOS domed plexi installed in my 5513. Got to love that distortion, so much cooler than the service plexi it used to sport satisfied.gif

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This looks great!

 

Also, at some point after the new iPhone comes out I am dumping my Blackberry, which has once again begun to malfunction.  Perhaps I will be able to take decent pictures on the go too!

 

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Peter Roberts Grand Complication 5. Beautiful piece and a great story of its origins.



More here for anyone interested.

 

What an interesting piece and story!  Thanks for sharing!

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So, I saw a thread on WUS, and I thought it would be more interesting to hear from you guys over here. Have there been any watches that you have made a "180" degree turn on? Since being engaged in this hobby, I can safely say that I have had far more changes of opinion than I would have expected. The watches I liked when I first started this hobby I either dislike or am ambivalent towards, and certain watches that I was originally ambivalent towards I now own.

For one, the Speedmaster. At first I did not really care for it, then I became intrigued by it, then I came to own it, and now it is likely my favorite watch I own.

What is it about this hobby that causes these changes? With shoes / clothing, my *tastes* have not changed that much. I have wavered between liking a chiseled toe and a rounded toe. I have found that I like a fuller cut rather than a tighter cut in relation to the fit of my pants and jacket. But I have not switched from SW&D to MC, etc.

On the other hand... I feel that in many ways my preferences with regard to watches has completely changed.

For example, the first time I saw the Nautilus / Royal Oak, I thought they were hideous. Now, I seriously think they will be my next watch. My girlfriend the other day was looking at the 5711 and 15202 with me, and she was thoroughly confused. Like legitimately did not understand the appeal. Is it because of over-exposure that I have grown to love these two Genta designs? Is it because I know the provenance? Or is it because they just look so unbelievably good on the wrist?
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

So, I saw a thread on WUS, and I thought it would be more interesting to hear from you guys over here. Have there been any watches that you have made a "180" degree turn on? Since being engaged in this hobby, I can safely say that I have had far more changes of opinion than I would have expected. The watches I liked when I first started this hobby I either dislike or am ambivalent towards, and certain watches that I was originally ambivalent towards I now own.

For one, the Speedmaster. At first I did not really care for it, then I became intrigued by it, then I came to own it, and now it is likely my favorite watch I own.

What is it about this hobby that causes these changes? With shoes / clothing, my *tastes* have not changed that much. I have wavered between liking a chiseled toe and a rounded toe. I have found that I like a fuller cut rather than a tighter cut in relation to the fit of my pants and jacket. But I have not switched from SW&D to MC, etc.

On the other hand... I feel that in many ways my preferences with regard to watches has completely changed.

For example, the first time I saw the Nautilus / Royal Oak, I thought they were hideous. Now, I seriously think they will be my next watch. My girlfriend the other day was looking at the 5711 and 15202 with me, and she was thoroughly confused. Like legitimately did not understand the appeal. Is it because of over-exposure that I have grown to love these two Genta designs? Is it because I know the provenance? Or is it because they just look so unbelievably good on the wrist?

I think the difference is in the attainability. With clothes, you make a wardrobe of many clothes. You have to pick a style and build around it, and you can do so at varying price points (there are TBNY shoes with chiseled toes, and there are JL, GG, and EG).

With watches, you are dealing with months or years of waiting and wanting - but you never actually own the watch. So by the time you put money down, it's what you're into that day, and then you have to grow to love it to some extent because you're now invested in a way that you were not while you were just window shopping and drooling.
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On the other hand... I feel that in many ways my preferences with regard to watches has completely changed.

For example, the first time I saw the Nautilus / Royal Oak, I thought they were hideous. Now, I seriously think they will be my next watch. My girlfriend the other day was looking at the 5711 and 15202 with me, and she was thoroughly confused. Like legitimately did not understand the appeal. Is it because of over-exposure that I have grown to love these two Genta designs? Is it because I know the provenance? Or is it because they just look so unbelievably good on the wrist?

My taste in watches might have changed somewhat as a result of being exposed to everything I see posted here and elsewhere, but I haven't taken a 180 deg. turn. I.e., I also used to think the Nautilus and R.O. were hideous. Nowadays, I think the Nautilus is alright. Still don't like the R.O. though and doubt I ever will.
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this is my first post on the forum besides an introduction post.  i look forward to going through this thread - there are some really spectacular watches here.  i'd like to share some photos of my watch, a nomos tangente sport index:

 

 

AppleMark

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Nuke, I think we all get influenced some what by the information on various forums, better informed and more likely to buy stuff.
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