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Been awhile, SF.

Frills - joining you on the Nautilus train. This, a recently acquired long time "grail" of mine. It was my foray "into" Patek, and the ownership experience thus far has far superseded expectations.

Useful complication, dynamic grey dial, precision case finishing, and interchangeable straps (I have brown rubber, black croc, and grey rubber) all wrapped up in a neat, wearable, supremely versatile package. I love it.
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And I wear mine with everything, including *gasp* basketball shorts and a hoodie smile.gif

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What an absolute stunner! Amazing.
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Originally Posted by McWu View Post

Been awhile, SF.

Frills - joining you on the Nautilus train. This, a recently acquired long time "grail" of mine. It was my foray "into" Patek, and the ownership experience thus far has far superseded expectations.

Useful complication, dynamic grey dial, precision case finishing, and interchangeable straps (I have brown rubber, black croc, and grey rubber) all wrapped up in a neat, wearable, supremely versatile package. I love it.

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You can see the color variation between these two shots:

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UbKDqMq.jpg









And I wear mine with everything, including *gasp* basketball shorts and a hoodie smile.gif

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McWu - congratulations on that 5726 and glad you're loving it! It's really something else isn't it? Must be seen and worn to be appreciated.

Still enjoying sunny weather here before the inevitable return to rain and snow tomorrow.

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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/
post #26613 of 48312
tried on a nomos at the weekend. i like it. might order direct from germany to get a smaller strap.

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McWu -  Congrats on your Nautilus.  Enjoy it!

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thanks!

i can make teh dealz, MSRP 6100, on ebay for 2995 right now. pristine condition, full box and papers. spam[1].gif

Suddenly my Datejust seems a little less fun.
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Suddenly my Datejust seems a little less fun.

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but srs, the DJ is awesome. i love mine.

bidding is already at 3300! yay4me!
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What do people think of this GP Chrono (not my pics)?

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its a pretty watch. smile.gif
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Nice pics, McWu.

Frilly, I don't know where you've been (somewhere beautiful) but chances are you will be returning to some nasty storm action. Keep the Nautilus safe LOL.

Tukker, that looks like a well-balanced and fairly clean chronograph to me. Crown looks oversized, but I count that as a positive. Some may not like the large 12, but I really have no problem with that either. I assume it must be a commemorative piece or co-branded LE of some sort, given the caseback engraving. You looking to kop?
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I really like a lot of GPs and I love that face... seems the crown and pushers as well are a bit much (e.g. large) for my tastes.
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Frilly: your sand-covered Nauti is the epitome of TWAT decadence.  This is why you are our king.

 

Tropics: do it!

 

Tukker: I like it.  It's a nice wearable 40mm case, I love the hands, and for me the big pushers are just fun and sporty.  Personality is  not a bad thing.

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So my NYC and surrounding area friends, there is a tentative TWAT meet-up on Thursday, December 19 for all those who may be interested. We are thinking of meeting around lunch time, and then checking out some watches after that. For any and all who may be interested, send me or DLJr a PM (or post in this thread), and we will start putting a list together.

 

Going to be in NYC the weekend before for mine and the misses birthdays.  Wish I could make it, I'm sure it will be a good time.

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What do people think of this GP Chrono (not my pics)?

 

Overall a good looking watch.  GP is definitely an under appreciated brand.  They hold little resale value, so its a brand that makes sense to purchase pre-owned.  I'm guessing this watch was presented to someone who worked for Fiat for 30 years (as the brand has been around a lot longer than 30 years).  

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To someone who wasn't important enough to get a gold one!  What's great about these is the price, at about $3k unworn in the box, and there seems to be a plentiful supply as they're still being issued.

 

A step up, perhaps, might be this: 

 

 

I had to look this up, but it's the "GP 4946", with a cream dial, of which 500 were made from '99 to '02.  It's a touch smaller and arguably even prettier for it, has an in house movement (as opposed to the ETA movement in the "Fiat" chrono), and costs rather more - the one I saw went for $5k, which of course is for a watch over ten years old, not fresh in the box.

 

Certainly lovely, but then again, there are a hell of a lot of lovely things for $5k.  I think I could get over the Fiat thing - I like the stick markers better anyway. :)

post #26625 of 48312
Those GP's are gorgeous. 5K seems a bit steep for a 10 year-old GP though, but if it sold, then what do I know?

Agree - try to get it used and save yourself some coin, or at least get a VERY good discount at an AD for new.
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