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Thanks Mimo.

 

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Thank you RogerP. They also made this watch with tachymeter bezel & subdials in burgundy and in blue, as well as black. The burgundy is quite unusual and very nice, would go very well with burgundy shoes ;-)

This watch came with bracelet or leather strap options. The bracelet option was more expensive. There was also solid 18k gold case, and 18k gold/SS two-tone options. :-)

 

Chuckie - I remember the burgundy model quite well (and also the gold/ss two-tone cases) but did not know that there was ever a blue one.  I was the original owner of this watch - but sold it to a friend 10 or 12 years ago.  He recently sold it back to me - I was very tickled to bring it back home.

 

If I could find a burgundy model, I'd definitely have some shoes to wear it with!

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Roger that's great to hear, I think being the original owner is always special and I'm so happy you are reunited with it. May it bring you much joy on your wrist! :-)
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This is a great watch that I like a lot, it is the reference 884.475/195
(First digit 8 means stainless steel, 84 indicates the UG calibre designation 84 (Lemania movement), 475/195 indicates it is the white dial combination with silver markers/hands and black counter subdials. When new this watch list price was 2490 SFr, which was about the same as the cost of a Rolex back then.

As you can guess, I'm a bit of a Universal Geneve geek. Thanks for sharing! :-)

 

This is why I both love and hate this thread. There is always something out there that you didn't know that you didn't know that you wanted! 

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1951 Bulova "Ashford" 10k gold filled w/ Hadley-Roma Dark Brown Water Snake strap
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I also ended up buying the aubergine arca's about a month ago. I happened to be wearing purple pants the day I walked into Leffot, and it was a winning combo.

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So, you guys can thank me for linking this wonderful writeup whenever you so desire! Just kidding, but honestly, one of the best reads in a while.

http://patek.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-11/pi-6051708/ti-886918/s-0/t-patek-philippe-dials-more-the-face-of-any-watch/
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This is a great watch that I like a lot, it is the reference 884.475/195
(First digit 8 means stainless steel, 84 indicates the UG calibre designation 84 (Lemania movement), 475/195 indicates it is the white dial combination with silver markers/hands and black counter subdials. When new this watch list price was 2490 SFr, which was about the same as the cost of a Rolex back then.

As you can guess, I'm a bit of a Universal Geneve geek. Thanks for sharing! :-)

 

I love posts like this.  Geeks rule!

 

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Chuckie - I remember the burgundy model quite well (and also the gold/ss two-tone cases) but did not know that there was ever a blue one.  I was the original owner of this watch - but sold it to a friend 10 or 12 years ago.  He recently sold it back to me - I was very tickled to bring it back home.

 

If I could find a burgundy model, I'd definitely have some shoes to wear it with!

 

I am a huge fan of burgundy - for shoes and all other aspects of one's wardrobe.  

 

I must confess, though, that I do not have an all-burgundy suit.

 

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I also ended up buying the aubergine arca's about a month ago. I happened to be wearing purple pants the day I walked into Leffot, and it was a winning combo.

 

I'm glad you didn't get the size 9 then! :)

 

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So, you guys can thank me for linking this wonderful writeup whenever you so desire! Just kidding, but honestly, one of the best reads in a while.

http://patek.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-11/pi-6051708/ti-886918/s-0/t-patek-philippe-dials-more-the-face-of-any-watch/

 

Saw this post yesterday.  Lovely details and history lesson - complete with pictures!

 

Today?  Getting in touch with my inner Dexter while working on some spaghetti squash with my 5711.  Also enjoying the much better pictures I can take using my new iPhone 5S - certainly worlds better than any picture I could take with my old Blackberry.

 

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Frilly, I think after that little masterpiece I might be embarrassed to show my meagre version!  But maybe when the last pair arrive in a couple of days, I'll do a group shot just for you :)

 

Edit: P.S.  Multiple hats?  You can't just slide that one by...

 

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Stitch - where'd you see it, bro? I'd love to see on in person. Crazy as it sounds I've actually put a 'feeler' call out to my AD thinking about liquidating all my watches for this one.. decisions.gif

im an idiot, i saw a different model. you should still buy the EL2. sorry, buddy. frown.gif
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lovely arcas upin here.

dino - that VC is so nice.
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I love posts like this.  Geeks rule!


I am a huge fan of burgundy - for shoes and all other aspects of one's wardrobe.  

I must confess, though, that I do not have an all-burgundy suit.
Thank you... I like burgundy too.

I'm not quite sure what you intend with the way you're wielding that knife but your Nautilus looks great! wink.gif
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Thank you... I like burgundy too.

I'm not quite sure what you intend with the way you're wielding that knife but your Nautilus looks great! wink.gif

 

 

Yeah Frills - don't get so mad at your food. :)   Watch is sublime.  Anybody wants to go off on a knife tangent, just let me know. :D

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Hat and watch shots, Frilly. That's what's needed now. Come along. Congrats on your new phone. Did you hire any homeless people to queue for you? lol8[1].gif

P.S. Nuke, that's a wonderful article. I don't have a complete sickness for Patek like..er..some people...although there are some I really like. But what this emphasises to me is the specialness of every one of them. The little details about the machines, the artisans, the bespoke tables from a master cabinet-maker. It's not just the product, it's the ethos that really shines through in this stuff, and I love it. Elves are real after all.
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P.S. Nuke, that's a wonderful article. I don't have a complete sickness for Patek like..er..some people...although there are some I really like. But what this emphasises to me is the specialness of every one of them. The little details about the machines, the artisans, the bespoke tables from a master cabinet-maker. It's not just the product, it's the ethos that really shines through in this stuff, and I love it. Elves are real after all.

I completely agree with that. Although Lange takes a very similar approach, with designing the dial of the watch first and then the movement. But I have to say, some of Patek's dials are just very, very special. I love the blackened gold hour markers, and this picture makes me feel similar to when I see a picture of Kate Upton:



I mean, the numerals just look so organic and alive. This is the way that Breguet numerals were meant to look, in my most humble of opinions.
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that dial is delicious.
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Not that impressive but thought I'd try. Spyderco has been awesome at opening packages especially of the watch persuasion

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Anybody wants to go off on a knife tangent, just let me know. biggrin.gif
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