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post #42616 of 48312

Bah, if I want to fix the position error on my speedy, it needs a "full service."

 

Do I:

  1. Live with it gaining a little more time than it should.
  2. Send it to Jomashop for the gray market warranty service
  3. Pay Omega the $710 for an overhaul

 

 

Decisions decisions. Does anyone have experience with Jomashop's service department?

post #42617 of 48312
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The perpetual calendar chronos are usually rendered very beautifully by most good watchmakers. They also price them accordingly - the VC that's currently in production will run you about $130K, while the old/discontinued 47112s trade in the $50-$60Ks for YG and $70-$80Ks for platinum.

 

Hence the reason I said "I would never turn one down, if given" because obviously, I'm not making the kind of money that could afford me one of those timepiece! :facepalm:

 

On a side note, there's plenty, and I mean plenty of quality timepieces in my price range - enough to fill a couple of 30 watch boxes, so I'm not afraid of running out of potential purchases! I find that's one of the downsides about hanging on forums like SF - they tend to (intentionally or not) make you idealize/lust after the grails you can't afford, instead of being content with the good ones you can! I try to keep in mind that no matter what forum I hang on (be it clothes, cigars, whisky, watches, bicycles, German cars, etc.), there will always be members with what seems like limitless disposable income who can afford all those nice things you can't. I don't think it's a bad thing in itself, but you (when I mean 'you' I actually mean 'I') have to remember that you should appreciate the things you can afford, because there will always be someone with bigger/nicer/more expensive things than you, but on the other side of the spectrum, someone who sees the things you have in the same way you lust after the other poster's Patek.

 

Just because your watch says Seiko and not Rolex, you jeans Levi's and not 3sixteens and your shoes Meermin and not Saint Crispin's doesn't detract from their intrinsic value. 

 

(/vent)


+1 - the point of TWAT, for me, isn't so much to encourage aspirations that encourage inappropriate obsession and consumption, but opportunities to learn, share, appreciate. Across price ranges there are a variety of beautifully made products - although the higher the price the more demanding I (or perhaps all of us) ought to get about getting stuff exactly right. So once you're dealing with 3sixteens and Saint Crispin's the stuff you get better be several notches above what you expect from lower priced offerings.
post #42618 of 48312
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Bah, if I want to fix the position error on my speedy, it needs a "full service."

Do I:
  1. Live with it gaining a little more time than it should.
  2. Send it to Jomashop for the gray market warranty service
  3. Pay Omega the $710 for an overhaul


Decisions decisions. Does anyone have experience with Jomashop's service department?

I'd say #1 if you can. I probably couldn't. I didn't see earlier if you knew when the last service was done. If more than 5 years I'd think an overhaul would be a good idea.

I don't know about Joma. If they offer a two year warranty and cover seals, I don't see a problem. Of course if you went to sell it, buyers will pay more for an OEM service IMHO.
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That's ok. You can work on that. wink.gif
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Finally added this to my collection.: 14060. Couldn't be happier😊
Congrats On your new addition! Wishing you many years of enjoyment from it!
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Some faux just talk fancier than others. Other faux don't get jaux.

Ha ha ha ha great to read how a bunch of 'mericans are one-upping each other on how to pronounce words in a posh language. We here in old Europe are doing the same thing - wondering how to pronounce "Pennysilvaniania", "Massechuttstets", "Ida-how", "Canoe West and his husband Kim Cay-Day-Shi-Yarn" and "National Rifle Association".

 

Having read most of Mr Mafoofaan's attention-seeking posts I wonder whether he might be interested in buying a noble title, or London bridge.

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Everything else is harmonious and consistent, so a completely mismatched sans-serif (particularly an inherently unattractive one that's absolutely devoid of typographic integrity) is jarring by contrast. As with a few other high-end watches I’ve seen recently, it’s as if the person who did most of the work clocked out before it was finished and left Dwight Schrute in charge of the last bit. What makes it even more confusing is that they went to the effort of altering the “3” instead of just picking a suitable high-quality typeface in the first place. The one they used to write "GRADUE POUR 15 PULSATIONS" would likely have been perfectly suited.

I just don’t get it.

P.S.: I realize its inclusion is optional in uppercase, but they really should have have retained the original's accent aigu on "gradué".


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Honestly, none of the current basic-complication models from Patek does much for me; I used to like the 5130 quite a bit but I’ve lost interest. 
 
Belligero: I have been a lurker for ages and must admit I am envious how well you manage to capture what is wrong with dials and typefaces.
 
Why have you lost interest in the 5130? It would be a pleasure to read your elaborate view on it, especially from a fontophobe's point of view.
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Another guy I know is not a Nautilus fan and says, to him they look like old TVs from the 1950s.  In fact, the real old school Patek collector/Patek Snobs in the 1970s through the 90s thought the Nautilus was an ugly entry level Patek hardly worthy of the Calatrava Cross. 

I've never been an Aquanaut fan. 

Hi Dino, that is how I see it and I am suprised that the Nautilus has become more or less the "Only acceptable Patek for people who already own several dumbbell-sized sport Rolex watches".

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The 5131 isn't exactly a paragon of dial design virtue, either. Don't even get me started on how wrong it is to use all caps in script... :P

PLEASE! Want to read it, with pleasure.

post #42624 of 48312

QUESTION

 

Looking for grail/exit watch, want to buy pre-owned, short list narrowed down to two, please help me solving the following conundrum:

 

PP 5130G, the facelifted world timer (39mm) in white gold with leather strap and deployment clasp, ca. 2008 - EUR 28,000.

Looking at the 5130's market development pre-owned prices seem to go up. I compared it with the 5110G/P but that one is too small for me (although I usually prefer 35-37mm watches). On the one hand, I am intrigued by this whole 1960ies design/sunburst centre of dial/PanAm-Jet-Age thing, on the other hand I am worried about its suitability for my daily wardrobe - mainly navy blue suits, white shirts and Hermes ties in blues, burgundies and greys.

 

OR

 

PP 5396G, in its more recent, non-sector-dial inclination. About EUR 33,000 upwards.

A statement of a watch. Dial so plain I will probably never get tired of it. Price difference to 5130 not to be neglected, funds could be diverted into other purchases (need new SAB briefcase, etc). QUESTION FOR BELLIGERO: What to you think about the date windows - too narrow?

 

Initially I thought I wanted a RG watch but I now believe this whole RG thing is a fad which will go way sooner or later. I travel a lot and a white metal is much more under-the-radar. I have a small collection of Hermes cufflinks in sterling silver which would go along with WG very well. 

 

On the one hand I think I should pick this one 5130 up at that dealer where it has been on his shelves for too long, on the other hand I believe I should wait until a 5396 comes along, given that they are relatively new they are still inclinded to go down in price and pop up on the pre-owned market more often.

 

BONUS QUESTION:

 

What are your views on the 5035P annual cal? It seems they have reached their bottom value at around EUR 22,000. What's not to like...unless you consider they're relative size (37mm), Roman numbers (quiet unfashionable at the moment) in particular if combined with a black dial (which is more sporty) and the generally quite busy dial with a lot of action going on.


Edited by Meurice - 4/5/15 at 4:10am
post #42625 of 48312
OK, speaking about the hobby on the cheap, ordered some NATOs for the upcoming purchase and decide to dress one of the beaters with a new strap:



About the watch, Revue Thommen is one of those classic brands which took a big nosedive later. Under Grovana haven't picked up, I think they're on their third or fourth coming now. This particular chrono is a Valjoux 7750, which they tried to peddle at 2,5 k€ which for a junior Omega-quality but a lesser brand didn't fly. Picked up at 70% discount a few years ago, which is a completely different price proposition. Excellent beater chrono for that money.
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You are right in London it is S class > 7 Series > A8. In Mayfair and Belgravia Rolls Royce and Bentley outnumber them all. I am always disappointed when a limousine service turns up with an E class it seems wrong but still better than the American vehicles the hen nights parties are so fond of.

Fully agree - and at the same time there is a (small) market for the A8, specc'd up but in a discreet colour.

 

Guess what car I am driving?

post #42627 of 48312
Sunday in church with a little Swiss-German. Oh and some 3sixteens too smile.gif

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OK, speaking about the hobby on the cheap, ordered some NATOs for the upcoming purchase and decide to dress one of the beaters with a new strap:



About the watch, Revue Thommen is one of those classic brands which took a big nosedive later. Under Grovana haven't picked up, I think they're on their third or fourth coming now. This particular chrono is a Valjoux 7750, which they tried to peddle at 2,5 k€ which for a junior Omega-quality but a lesser brand didn't fly. Picked up at 70% discount a few years ago, which is a completely different price proposition. Excellent beater chrono for that money.

Oh this is nice!
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That's ok. You can work on that. wink.gif

Sadly I think my tastes leans more towards the style of the douchebag with the giant panerai than the more refined gentlemen we usually see here.
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Bah, if I want to fix the position error on my speedy, it needs a "full service."

Do I:
  1. Live with it gaining a little more time than it should.
  2. Send it to Jomashop for the gray market warranty service
  3. Pay Omega the $710 for an overhaul


Decisions decisions. Does anyone have experience with Jomashop's service department?

How about - set up a rotation such that it doesn't get worn more than once every few days and don't put it on a winder so you have to set it each time you wear it anyway.
post #42629 of 48312
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Bah, if I want to fix the position error on my speedy, it needs a "full service."

 

Do I:

  1. Live with it gaining a little more time than it should.
  2. Send it to Jomashop for the gray market warranty service
  3. Pay Omega the $710 for an overhaul

 

 

Decisions decisions. Does anyone have experience with Jomashop's service department?

 

Send it to Joma.  There's a warranty, use it.  You've paid for it.  And if they mess it up, they can replace it.

post #42630 of 48312
You're probably right Mimo.

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