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Tifosi Timepieces is what I've seen on the Rolex forum. Looks like you've come across some great watches in the past!
Nope. That isn't me. My username there is the same as it is here. That looks like a fairly new member. Stole my name! Sorta. haha
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H-Town, represent.

Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of the two-tone.... but that's a nice wrist shot and the Sub is a great watch.

Most around here seem to favor this blue tone vs. the white gold "smurf" version, but 'tis all a matter of taste.

Rock on, echau.

Wear with pride.


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Here's a late afternoon 'right calf' snap....Roadster for me today.....

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Had to share. A shot of my 3970P silver dial beside my friend's recently acquired 3970 black dial baton marker, from this morning:

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And for TWAT-worthy discussion, a few interesting factoids. The 3970 was Patek's flagship perpetual calendar chronograph from 1986 to 2004, but relatively few were made in platinum. Even fewer were made with the black dial baton marker, which was standard for the white gold version.

One other lesser known factoid that distinguishes these two pieces: there are hallmarks at the SIDE of the lugs instead of underneath. From 1997 to 2000 a small number of pieces were made with this distinction; most likely because Patek was transitioning between second and third series during that time and production wasn't standardized yet. John Lydon, who deals in Patek pieces, says he hasn't actually seen an example of hallmarks on the side of the lugs for platinum pieces ("series transitional pieces") - in this picture you have two.

Irrelevant minutiae? Perhaps. But this is part of the fun of collecting and wearing these lovely timepieces IMHO.
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I had a chance to be the first in Toronto to get it but decided to get my Daytona instead satisfied.gif Good luck and I'm sure more SDcs will become available shortly in US!

 

Congrats. I think you made the perfect choice, although I might be somewhat biased. 

 

Whereabouts did you get yours? I had one lined up at RDV but it sold before I could grab it. Ended up at Humbertown Jewellers and have been very happy with the purchase thus far,

 

Here is mine in the park with my other favourite "acquisition" of the year.

 

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Can I say that I like the silver dial Patek, a lot more than the black?
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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Can I say that I like the silver dial Patek, a lot more than the black?

That comment would be most welcome.

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The black dial baton marker does seem to trade anywhere from $5K to $10K more than my silver dial. Guess I'm a cheapskate.
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Quick one for now as it's way too nice out to stay indoors, but this arrived in Norway yesterday while I was out of town and I just picked it up from the shop. It's a bit different from my usual style but I like it a lot.

Congratulations, my friend! Very happy for you, that is an awsome piece icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Regarding the ongoing discussion on interview, it would seem that this is a culture sensitive issue. I understand that all these considerations might be important in the US, but they feel very strange here from my viewpoint in Norway. I would wear any timepiece to an interview, save perhaps a gaudy gold watch. And that would mainly be a fashion issue, not so much a money/status thing. (Mind you, that applied only to gaudy gold watches, not my classy golden nuggets! lol8[1].gif)

There is really no particular meaning attributed to the watch you wear here, even though the interest in watches is on the rise. Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world that also has a strong egalitarian tradition, most people have money to spend if they want. We are pretty much all upper middle class, comfortable and a more than a little lazy. Few people are struggling hard to rise, and the need to connect luxury splurging to career milestones is not felt as hard. You will get no particular respect for your fancy watch, but neither is there any stigma to having a watch "beyond your paygrade".

I see royalty and powerful industry leaders in power suits and true "sports watches", ie heart rate monitors. (Running and cycling is all the latest rage these days, so much as it feels that you would hardly get a leadership position without being able to contribute as much to the company cycling team as to earnings.)

I'm wearing my Daytona to work today, the CEO wears a beat up Seiko. Noone cares. Then again the Vice CEO still makes fun of me for being the guy that showed up to an interview in a suit ... Did I mention I work in tech?

I know that in certain workplaces here the situation might be different, finance, realestate etc. I still believe that noone would begrudge an interviewee his nice watch.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

The black dial baton marker does seem to trade anywhere from $5K to $10K more than my silver dial. Guess I'm a cheapskate.

 

But if you wear the black dial one, everyone thinks it's white gold.  Maybe it is, and someone banged a hallmark into the side to put $40k on the price, hence the odd markings. :devil:  Either way, yours is bestest.  Your only problem now is an odd number of Rolex divers and an even number of daughters.  

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world that also has a strong egalitarian tradition, most people have money to spend if they want. We are pretty much all upper middle class, comfortable and a more than a little lazy. Few people are struggling hard to rise, and the need to connect luxury splurging to career milestones is not felt as hard. You will get no particular respect for your fancy watch, but neither is there any stigma to having a watch "beyond your paygrade".
This sounds like a great society in which to live
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Interesting little factoid about the Pateks Frills. I love both the black and the white dialed variants. I have to admit though, I have something of a crush on black-dialed high complication watches. There just feels like there is something taboo about it, in the best way possible.

And NS, that is an interesting story. I guess you are right though. At least here in the US (and to a greater extent in China), conspicuous consumption is very much a way of life. How else can you describe people walking around in Beats headphones, not even listening to music? With a more "comfortable" and "confident" populace, I guess the notion of a luxury watch is less relevant.
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Originally Posted by MG85 View Post

Congrats. I think you made the perfect choice, although I might be somewhat biased. 

Whereabouts did you get yours? I had one lined up at RDV but it sold before I could grab it. Ended up at Humbertown Jewellers and have been very happy with the purchase thus far,

Here is mine in the park with my other favourite "acquisition" of the year.



thanks MG! I got mine from Brinkhaus (Cal) but also purchased mu SubC from Raffi before here in TO.

That's a beautiful dog you got there! I got two of my own happy.gif

Black faced Daytona is not too shabby either.
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Black dial Daytona from a gathering last Wednesday night. Lucky dude received his from his fiancée as an engagement gift.

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My - I mean, now my wife's - white dial Daytona ain't too shabby either.

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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Can I say that I like the silver dial Patek, a lot more than the black?

Moonphase complications with a white/silver face speak to me much more than its black counterpart. The blue and yellow are emphasized more on the former.
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