Long time lurker in this thread. Just finished sizing this bad boy.
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@no frills - I think you mentioned it before that there are different series of the 3970. Were you looking for a particular series for this watch or just what your dealer could find?
I wasn't very particular about the series - I actually quite liked the EP / third series because it automatically came with both a display back and a solid back; others are enamored with first or second series (different hands, etc) but depending on condition those might cost substantially more.
Although I certainly wouldn't mind owning a PP 3970 in platinum as seen above, this is simply way out of my price range for a watch (hell, even for a car).
For 0,35% of that PP's retail price, I'd be much more inclined to buy the Sea-Gull M199S, that retails for around 500$. This way, I could save 139,500$ and enjoy an aesthetic that, although isn't comparable in terms of quality, certainly isn't that far in terms of looks!
That's pretty amazing. Seriously. That 16610LV looks brand new.