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Blue dial. This is my second and final chief year, intend to wear it every day.
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I got the email from PP London. My 5711 is there.

 

Let's see it!

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Any thoughts on Blancpain watches and their movements? I know the brand initially started off as a mid-end purveyor of tool watches, but under Biver and SMH has steadily moved upwards.

Curious to learn other member's opinions? I believe their movements are all from the old F. Piguet workshops, implying they're of high quality.
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Not a PP, AP, VC or L&S but I still enjoy wearing this watch!

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I don't love skeleton dials, but I rank Tissot high as good value for a proper Swiss watch.
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AP Safari for this lazy sunday, i know the date is off but i just don't bother setting any of them save for my annual calendar anymore tongue.gif

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AP Safari for this lazy sunday, i know the date is off but i just don't bother setting any of them save for my annual calendar anymore tongue.gif



Very nice ROO u got there. Love that they improved the pushers to ceramic and open case back. Current rubberclad ROO I own is still using the rubber pushers and it just feels that it would dry out and crack.

Got the SS novelty for a while but it sits too bug albeit the ceramic pushers, the whole thing just seems to be joined together by different manufacturer; doesn't feel part of the watch.


An opportunity came and I traded the ROO got something else. Really excited abt it!
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My current pateks. Hopefully will be able to add a 5960/5905 into the mix soon! not sure how i feel bout the 5960 in steel though......

Very nice.  Greatly prefer the 5905 to the 5960.  I've seen the 5960 and just can't warm up to it.  Its one of my least favorite models from them.  Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.

 

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Blue dial. This is my second and final chief year, intend to wear it every day.

 

Congrats!  Very nice choice...love it with the blue dial !

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Any thoughts on Blancpain watches and their movements? I know the brand initially started off as a mid-end purveyor of tool watches, but under Biver and SMH has steadily moved upwards.

Curious to learn other member's opinions? I believe their movements are all from the old F. Piguet workshops, implying they're of high quality.

Incredibly boring designs, and my local dealers were always unloading them for 40% off MSRP, then eventually both ADs dumped the brand altogether.  Never interested in anything other than their 50 Fathoms...but for what it costs there are many other watches I'd rather own.  As you know through most of the original brands's history it was a mid level brand.  It was basically of of business from the late 50's/early 60s until the early 1980s, when  Biver bought the name and started a new Blanpain brand that we know today.  Very good quality movements and well made watches.  

 

If it catches your fancy, its a good watch and certainly something you won't see on everyone's wrist.  I'd rather have something from JLC, Piaget,(as I find their designs more appealing) or VC, AP, Patek, Lange for what their higher end models go for.  It might be something to search for on the 2nd hand market if you flip watches frequently, or care about resale (as they don't do well on the secondary market, but a LNIB could be a good value if you like BPs).  Good luck.  

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An opportunity came and I traded the ROO got something else. Really excited abt it!

Congrats!  Looking forward to seeing pix soon!  

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Congrats!  Looking forward to seeing pix soon!  

Ditto! can we have some hints?
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Very nice.  Greatly prefer the 5905 to the 5960.  I've seen the 5960 and just can't warm up to it.  Its one of my least favorite models from them.  

Yeah not sure how i feel about the 5960 1/a TBH. I might consider a second hand 5960P with the grey dial though, i don't know why but i seem to like this design more than its replacement the 5905. Actually before i got the 5205 i was considering this second hand 5960P but one of the dealers here managed to get me a pretty dam good deal on a brand new 5205 so i went with that instead.
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This is the 5960 in steel on my wrist. I mean i guess its "cool" but it seems like something you might get tired of after a while...

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Very nice.  Greatly prefer the 5905 to the 5960.  I've seen the 5960 and just can't warm up to it.  Its one of my least favorite models from them.  Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.


Congrats!  Very nice choice...love it with the blue dial !
Incredibly boring designs, and my local dealers were always unloading them for 40% off MSRP, then eventually both ADs dumped the brand altogether.  Never interested in anything other than their 50 Fathoms...but for what it costs there are many other watches I'd rather own.  As you know through most of the original brands's history it was a mid level brand.  It was basically of of business from the late 50's/early 60s until the early 1980s, when  Biver bought the name and started a new Blanpain brand that we know today.  Very good quality movements and well made watches.  

If it catches your fancy, its a good watch and certainly something you won't see on everyone's wrist.  I'd rather have something from JLC, Piaget,(as I find their designs more appealing) or VC, AP, Patek, Lange for what their higher end models go for.  It might be something to search for on the 2nd hand market if you flip watches frequently, or care about resale (as they don't do well on the secondary market, but a LNIB could be a good value if you like BPs).  Good luck.  

^ Thanks, always good to get another perspective
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This is the 5960 in steel on my wrist. I mean i guess its "cool" but it seems like something you might get tired of after a while...

 

This is the very first time a PP model leaves me uninspired. I find the design to be quite unattractive, actually. Sorry for those who like it, but just because it says Patek Philippe on the dial doesn't mean it's a win!

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This is the 5960 in steel on my wrist. I mean i guess its "cool" but it seems like something you might get tired of after a while...


Well doesn't that give u a reason to rotate your watches? Don't be bias give your pp squad equal love! I can help u with that if u ran out of wrist biggrin.gif
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