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Question from someone unfamiliar with Pateks. I saw an old dude on the train home last night, wearing a PP. But I noticed it had a very fancy clasp on the strap - cross shaped in a circle, like the logo. Are they all like that? It just looked a bit large - like it would catch on stuff?
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Oops, I some how glanced past that part of your statement. 

 

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The Maybach was a ghastly, ill-conceived thing. Long, ugly, no redeeming features at all. Actually, it came in two lengths - too long, and way too f-cking long. Draw your own Freudian conclusions. I would take a Bentley every time, and I'd choose a Roller over a Maybach if I were forced to make that choice (which would be an odd thing to force someone to do). You see a lot of Bentleys and Rollers around London, but few Maybachs, and when I see one i marvel at how they managed to make such an expensive car look so cheap.

:rotflmao:  Agreed!  To me the front  and back always looked like something from a Kia/Hyundai/daihatsu of the same time period.  

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Thanks guys... Already got my eye on the next one (thinking a Tank Solo XL), but I am enjoying this one completely. It is truly a watch I've been pining for for a while.
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Question from someone unfamiliar with Pateks. I saw an old dude on the train home last night, wearing a PP. But I noticed it had a very fancy clasp on the strap - cross shaped in a circle, like the logo. Are they all like that? It just looked a bit large - like it would catch on stuff?

That's the old style deployant clasp.  They don't look like that anymore.  My father has 2 with that style of clasp that he has had for many years and he's never had a problem with it catching on things.  

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Thanks guys... Already got my eye on the next one (thinking a Tank Solo XL), but I am enjoying this one completely. It is truly a watch I've been pining for for a while.

Take some time to enjoy and get to know your new watch.  There will be time to add another one.  Congrats and enjoy your new addition!:cheers:  

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That's funny - reminds me of the way that every time I admire a car, like a Ferrari or something, my wife says 'it looks like a Honda'. This gag originated with the old Maserati, with the boomerang lights, which did look a bit like a Honda civic.

PS thanks for PP clasp clarification.
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That's funny - reminds me of the way that every time I admire a car, like a Ferrari or something, my wife says 'it looks like a Honda'. This gag originated with the old Maserati, with the boomerang lights, which did look a bit like a Honda civic.

PS thanks for PP clasp clarification.

Glad to help regarding the PP clasp.  Its actually quite well made and stays in place. My father liked it more than the later designed deployant, which resembles a basic buckle and no longer uses the Calatrava Cross insignia. 

 

As for the boomerang shaped tail lamps on I believe it was the Maserati 3200GT, and your wife wasn't far off.  It is my understanding the design came from an outside source, Ital Design, and that it was intended forr Hyundai or Kia or something similar.  However, they didn't buy the design.  He then sold it the basic design to Maser and the rest his history.  I was never a fan of that model or its later variations. 

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Arrived yesterday, fitted with a D-ring Jubilee bracelet from HQMilton today, first shot on the wrist...




Plus a family portrait in order of purchase from left to right...


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Glad to help regarding the PP clasp.  Its actually quite well made and stays in place. My father liked it more than the later designed deployant, which resembles a basic buckle and no longer uses the Calatrava Cross insignia. 

As for the boomerang shaped tail lamps on I believe it was the Maserati 3200GT, and your wife wasn't far off.  It is my understanding the design came from an outside source, Ital Design, and that it was intended forr Hyundai or Kia or something similar.  However, they didn't buy the design.  He then sold it the basic design to Maser and the rest his history.  I was never a fan of that model or its later variations. 

That's just too good for words! She'll really be tickled by that!
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Finally got my hands on one and it's in! Very pleased with my first watch, a Seamaster 2254.50:
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about time.........
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Saw the recent episodes a day or so ago and got me wanting the TTReverso 1931 again. baldy[1].gif
There are at least 2 of 70 owners in TWAT, no? nod[1].gif It's probably the only thing I've ever paid full freight for and am continually happy about.
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Lunar New Year = wear red. Better/natural light pics... eventually? shog[1].gif

A couple small wear and tear marks (bracelet mostly), but it appears to be a nice unpolished example. Bonus points for extra black bezel.
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Arrived yesterday, fitted with a D-ring Jubilee bracelet from HQMilton today, first shot on the wrist...
 

Looks great !  Enjoy it!!!  :cheers:

 

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That's just too good for words! She'll really be tickled by that!

Always glad to help provide a smile or a laugh!  Cheers! :cheers:

 

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Lunar New Year = wear red. Better/natural light pics... eventually? shog[1].gif

Looking sharp!  Congrats on your Pepsi...its almost tempting me to find one too!!!

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Amazing Rolexes scott and cyc!!!

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The Maybach was a ghastly, ill-conceived thing. Long, ugly, no redeeming features at all. Actually, it came in two lengths - too long, and way too f-cking long. Draw your own Freudian conclusions. I would take a Bentley every time, and I'd choose a Roller over a Maybach if I were forced to make that choice (which would be an odd thing to force someone to do). You see a lot of Bentleys and Rollers around London, but few Maybachs, and when I see one i marvel at how they managed to make such an expensive car look so cheap.
I look at the Maybach as a gussied up Lincoln Town Car, not something you'd drive yourself but rather something to be driven in. Like the LTC it's got a stealth asthetic, not drawing anywhere near the attention that a Bentley or a Rolls does. I think Mercedes intended the Maybach to be all about the back seat and there it delivers an experience, in ride and comfort, that is unsurpassed. And my mechanic (forty years working on high end rides) says that it's the best value (bang for,the buck) that he's seen in years.
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