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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2869post #43022 of 483124/21/15 at 10:59amSorry for the delay gentlemen. I expected to post the final pictures this morning but was called away on other pressing matters. Without further wait:
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.post #43023 of 483124/21/15 at 11:03ampost #43024 of 483124/21/15 at 11:06ampost #43025 of 483124/21/15 at 11:15am
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. :)post #43026 of 483124/21/15 at 11:17ampost #43027 of 483124/21/15 at 11:19ampost #43028 of 483124/21/15 at 11:22amBrax - 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!post #43029 of 483124/21/15 at 11:34am
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.post #43030 of 483124/21/15 at 11:35ampost #43031 of 483124/21/15 at 11:50ampost #43032 of 483124/21/15 at 12:01pmpost #43033 of 483124/21/15 at 12:14pmpost #43034 of 483124/21/15 at 12:21pm
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.post #43035 of 483124/21/15 at 12:23pm
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