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This looks like something one could get at the mall for fifty bucks or so.

Indeed. What were they thinking?

 

Then again...a very eccentric watch.

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This looks like something one could get at the mall for fifty bucks or so.

 

lol at first glance I though it was a Fossil or Guess watch before I read the dial

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Indeed. I wonder what its market value is today. How much lower than a medium-sized Ellipse d'Or Quartz can it be?

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This looks like something one could get at the mall for fifty bucks or so.

The Patek Sculpture watch was really ugly and thankfully limited to sale in Russia, so some people call it the Russian watch.  I believe it was to celebrate PP returning to Russia.  I always thought it looked like a cross between a Krieger watch and a Fossil.    

 

 
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Well that clears up the car/watch references.  I can't believe I didn't see it without someone having to spell it out.

All the car to watch references are usually quite flawed.  For decades I had heard people call Rolex the Mercedes Benz of watches, as they are made in significant numbers and were considered quite rugged.  However, I'm not really sure most comparisons of other brands are that accurate in terms of the qualities of the watches and cars, or that owners of certain cars are more likely to purchase a certain watch or vice versa.  

 

Sports cars are my spring/summer hobby and so I've met people that drive lots of different cars, Porsches, Ferraris, Lotus, Maseratis, MBs, BMWs, Audis, etc.  Some car guys don't care about watches, and some watch guys don't care about high end cars.  In addition, in my region I've seen plenty of Porsche, Ferrari, MB, BMW people wear a Rolex.  I've seen a few Porsche & Ferrari guys wearing Patek, AP, PAM, Cartier, and occasionally a Hublot.  A few Audi drivers I know wore Speedmasters one had a Breguet Type XX.  However, I also see plenty of nice car owners wearing relatively inexpensive watches. 

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I have never heard of PP's "Scupture" before...what a "great" find...still, am wondering whether it will ever be a collector's item...

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I have never heard of PP's "Scupture" before...what a "great" find...still, am wondering whether it will ever be a collector's item...

Collectors item vs. rarity vs. valuable - are different things.  People will always buy it since its a Patek and some people will buy it just because of the brand name so sure its collectible.  They made 300 of of the 9 versions for a total of 2,700 so its rare, but not truly rare in terms of limited edition Pateks.   Finally just because something is rare, doesn't mean its highly desirable or that people will pay a lot for an item.  

 

I don't see it going up in value or people actually caring about specifically owning that model.  Its not very attractive, it has no unusual complication, and some of its contemporaries such as the Nautilus 3710 "Comet" and other vintage Nautilus models have already gone up in value considerably There was a little interest in them when they were new, but I never hear people discussing that model, and even when new it seems a real tough sell and I believe many ended up going to gray market shops.  Just my 2 cents.  Plenty of people with more money than sense might think its relative rarity makes it the best watch to own and pay crazy money for one someday. 

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Comparing cars to watches is really little more than a fun exercise. But I think there is some merit.

With Audi and Omega, I see both taking a supreme interest in sport (Olympics obsession) and advanced science, in complete modernism and in utility and intricacy that sometimes is the best bang for your buck possible, and sometimes misses the mark entirely. In Rolex and BMW I see a reliable, mid-luxury, risk-averse workhorse that is slow to evolve but tends to get it mostly right due to a more conservative design mentality and obsessing about getting the basics perfect first- and also the unfortunate status as one of the first things one buys when he has a few extra shekels to throw around.
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On cars and watches; I never thought I'd miss all the pictures of food.

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Thoughts on movements used in the new Cellini collection? Tried on the Cellini Date (WG / Black Dial) and was very impressed.

Wish Rolly would make a display back for once frown.gif
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Thoughts on movements used in the new Cellini collection? Tried on the Cellini Date (WG / Black Dial) and was very impressed.

Wish Rolly would make a display back for once frown.gif

The movements are fine, but I've never really cared for their modern Non-Oyster cased models.   Last time I looked at a Cellini model was when an AD wanted my father to consider one.  We both thought for its cost there are other non-Rolex dress watches that we would rather own.

 

They offer a display back if you go with Prince models.   

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Didn't know that about the Prince, thanks.

The old Cellini line often left me cold, but the new versions, particularly the Date and the Dual Time, are very nice.

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In the same manner something about the tool Rolexes just works, the Cellini just don't work for me.  It's like they're trying too hard or something.

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Didn't know that about the Prince, thanks.

The old Cellini line often left me cold, but the new versions, particularly the Date and the Dual Time, are very nice.

Yes, I've seen that one.  Sadly, I just don't care for it or any of their other more recent Cellinis.  For what they cost I'd go with a different brand.  But if it makes you smile go for it !  

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My transocean on my espresso machine.



Yes I was bored.
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Didn't know that about the Prince, thanks.

The old Cellini line often left me cold, but the new versions, particularly the Date and the Dual Time, are very nice.



I really like this and the dual time. I do not like the price point for the watch and feel there are much better options for me at that point.
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