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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

I'm guessing Calatrava. I peg Brax for a traditionalist. 

BostonHedonist knows me all too well.
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Sorry for the delay gentlemen. I expected to post the final pictures this morning but was called away on other pressing matters. Without further wait:

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As BostonHerald surmised, I am very much a traditionalist in this sense and this is my favorite dress watch. Patek 5153 in white gold with a white dial. This particular model (in this configuration) was introduced last year.
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Very nice.  I like the lugs on this one.  Congrats and enjoy!

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So awesome! If I ever get a dressier Patek I want that caseback. 

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Truthfully, with that kind of money in hand it wouldn't be for me.  Just all sorts of reasons that matter not a jot to anyone else.  

 

But despite that, the details of that watch are just stunning, aren't they?  The precise detailing of the dial, the incredible case, the rotor, that stunning caseback, and my personal favourite element: the beautifully shaped crown.  Such a small thing, literally, yet fundamental to your interaction with the watch.  I bet that will be a joy to have between your finger and thumb!

 

Congratulations, Brax, it's a magnificent machine. :)

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@brax

 

Congrats - that's a stunner.  I really love that dial, its a classic look with a nice twist that makes it even more interesting.  

 

Nice looking crown too.

post #43027 of 48312
Wear it in good health, brax.

It's every bit a classic dress watch.
post #43028 of 48312
Brax - I like that hunter's case back. The curved shape of the case and the onion crown are lovely. Almost makes me wonder if the watch (with the onion crown) would have been better as a hand-wound? But I digress...It's a great watch!
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Absolutely stunning @brax. I can only imagine that your heart skipped a beat when the clasp first clicked shut around your wrist. 

 

Amazing how keenly Patek can stay true to a classic aesthetic sensibility while producing something with a substantial degree of modern relevance.

 

May you and a long line of progeny wear it in good health. 

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Also, since you made us wait so long....you owe us at least one wrist shot biggrin.gif
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Congrats - that is a handsome timepiece. Glad there was something in that box!
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Also, since you made us wait so long....you owe us at least one wrist shot biggrin.gif

Thank everybody for their very nice comments. Here's the requested shot plus a bonus. Dachshund, we share the same taste in sport watches, no?

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The crown of that Rolex so close to the Patek's case is giving me a touch of scratch anxiety...

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So was at an event for the Madison Ave Watch Week in NYC and went by the Montblanc boutique.

 

They've got some very solid very affordable entry-level stuff now.  I couldn't help but think they would be good recommendations to friends just getting into watches.

 

e.g. http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/collection/watches/montblanc-star-classique-collection/110717-Montblanc-Star-Classique-Date-Automatic.html  for under 4k.  I like some of their newer stuff even more but no time to research pics.

 

They obviously have much higher haute stuff as well but something to think about.  There aren't too many players that make dressy pieces in this range and the high-end at the same time - I know I get a fair amount of questions from friends looking for help for a first watch from a 'watch guy'.

 

Just food for thought.

 

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Ha! BH must break out in hives whenever frilly posts some of his action shots!


Thanks for posting, brax.

Very. Nice. Pair.
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