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Hey, Don't Knock Plexi! It's got an appeal of its own...





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Best look away if you don't like Plexi.

 

 

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Plastic has its place.

 

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To back up a few pages, if no one other than Rolex USA are allowed to import Rolexes, how do grey market dealers (Jomashop, etc) get theirs?
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Without the consent and active participation of ADs, and even manufacturers direct, there would be no grey market.  Rolex is an interesting one because the discounts are so small, relatively.  But that really makes the point in itself - it's just a smart bit of stock management, without undermining the brand by putting "special offer" or "clearance" stickers on their slower-moving items in the AD's showroom.

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Play of light an shadow.

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I've just been talking about Patek Calatravas with my dad, who is considering getting one. He particularly likes the 5296 with sector dial:

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...Rather than opting for the plainer dialled version, he likes the "sportiness" of the sector dial (if a Calatrava can ever be thought of as "sporty"), which makes it that little bit more flexible when it comes to more casual dress.


I've also been intrigued by the 5227 (photos from Hodinkee) with a concealed officer's or hunter's caseback:







The 5227 seems an exercise in subtlety and restraint; the case back is beautiful and unique. This interview with Thierry Stern discusses the watch (from 1.4 minutes onwards) and the challenges of getting the case back right.

What say you Patek aficionados?
Edited by academe - 9/2/14 at 4:49am
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TWAT friends. I have been thinking lately... is it time that we switch our TWAT princess? In lieu of the newest photographs of her with this Verlander fellow, should we feel betrayed? He does not even appear to wear a watch. I think it may be time...

Now, for an actual TWAT related discussion, out of the two, I vastly prefer the 5227. I have never really been a huge fan of the first model. However, I think that, at its current price, the 5227 is far, far, far too expensive. Frilly has discussed this before, but you can get a lot more bang for your buck, even from Patek, by paying just a little bit more.

The 5227 is gorgeous, no doubt. But man, $37,000? Crikey.
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This watch really isn't much compared to the other stuff posted here, but got it as a gift from my grandfather some year ago and just recently started using it more regularly, so I figured I'd take a pic :)

 

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This watch really isn't much compared to the other stuff posted here, but got it as a gift from my grandfather some year ago and just recently started using it more regularly, so I figured I'd take a pic :)

 

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Exactly what this forum is for.

:cheers:

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Hey, Don't Knock Plexi! It's got an appeal of its own...


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Oh the Speedy! :drool:

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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Hey, Don't Knock Plexi! It's got an appeal of its own...


I like this one, but the hands look rather out of place on it. Are they an aftermarket mod?
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Spoilers dude!

 

In the mean time, here is something else with a charming duality:

 

 

 

I saw a picture of this online a while back, and was fortunate enough to find the RG version in the Piaget Boutique in Dubai.  It's on the large side, but still elegant I think, and so whimsical and different: how to do a GMT?  Add another watch.  Yep, that'll do it.  Does make it quite expensive though.  One for the wish list maybe - even as a limited number, it seems these turn up pretty soon for 30-40% off either new or nearly new.  It seems pretty sensible to never buy a new Piaget from the AD - GP, RD...how many others on that list?

 

Nuke, how about this instead of the Saxonia GMT?  :)

I'm a huge fan of Piagets.  Superb quality, everything made in house, interesting designs, relatively rare, and often at a more reasonable price than comparable watches from the Big Three.  That said, you really have to purchase them at a very good discount, or you could take a serious beating should you decide to trade or sell one.  

 

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Porsche 911 owners are a little too fanatical for me. I sometimes think that if Helios offered his chariot made of gold and able to cross the world in half a day to a 911 owner he would say "No thanks, it does not handle like a 911."

Of course Helios's son was Phaeton but that's another story.

Thanks for the laughs, great comparison.

 

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Now, for an actual TWAT related discussion, out of the two, I vastly prefer the 5227. I have never really been a huge fan of the first model. However, I think that, at its current price, the 5227 is far, far, far too expensive. Frilly has discussed this before, but you can get a lot more bang for your buck, even from Patek, by paying just a little bit more.

The 5227 is gorgeous, no doubt. But man, $37,000? Crikey.

:fistbump:Spot on !  I couldn't agree more Nuke.  The 5227 is a beautiful watch, but IMHO at $37,000 its grossly overpriced. There are lots of options out there that would give the OP's dad a great watch that is truly worth the amount he is contemplating spending.  

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Best look away if you don't like Plexi.

 

 

 

Dan, that red Sub is so m*f*ng ugly.  Let me do you a favor.  Ship it to me.

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Spoilers dude!

Nuke, how about this instead of the Saxonia GMT?  smile.gif

Hahaha, I think I will take a pass on that bad boy smile.gif.

With that said, I do love me some Piaget. KeithT needs to step his game up!

And Dino, glad we are in agreement icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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