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How do Patek owners in here deal with scratch and dings on they're watches?  I know Rolex's and Panarai's look better with scratches but does it annoy you on a Patek?

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Scratches and dings are unavoidable, it might hurt after the first one, but after time, you just won't care.
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How do Patek owners in here deal with scratch and dings on they're watches?  I know Rolex's and Panarai's look better with scratches but does it annoy you on a Patek?
I think it depends on how egregious the disfigurement and the location. A dent that stares at me every time I read the time would have to be removed whereas if it's out of sight it has a good chance of escaping a trip to the refinisher.
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Milgauss - not the green crystal version; prefer this one (which is why I bought it).  This is my younger son's 25th birthday present, but as he's only just turned 6 I have to 'look after' it for him.  Elder son (9) has a COSC non-date Submariner (2012 model, one of the last before the ceramic bezels took over).

 

 

With all that said, I need to get another watch 'for me'.... :)

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That Milgaus is amazing. Congrats!
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Very elegant and understated milgauss. The green crystal is great and all, but it may be showing some age (screens 2007 to me).
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@Steel28 what say you now?? Lol
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@Steel28 what say you now?? Lol

I just can't do it lol. Believe me, I did try to like it wink.gif.
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Haven't posted a video review in here in quite a while. Seems like the Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor would be up your guys' alley.

 

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Thank you my friends! Picked up a couple of straps to hold me over until my Gunny arrives. Much better already!





Congrats! So how did you end up deciding on the 560? Funny that both us were lusting after a 512 and we ended up with essentially the same Luminor (560 and 562) instead...
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Congrats! So how did you end up deciding on the 560? Funny that both us were lusting after a 512 and we ended up with essentially the same Luminor (560 and 562) instead...

I know! Congrats as well!

Well I still like the 512 a lot and may still get it as I'd like a Rad but everyone...and I mean everyone...says I'll regret a 42mm Pam.

Now I'm not all that swayed by others but it did make me pause on the Rad and I'll give it some more thought. I do quite like the base Rad 380 and it's more affordable. I dunno...still need to stew on it.

As for the 560 I knew I wanted a luminor in my collection and always loved the simplicity of the entry models. So with a slightly thinner and lighter case plus the in house movement...it was a pretty easy decision.

How about you?
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I know! Congrats as well!

Well I still like the 512 a lot and may still get it as I'd like a Rad but everyone...and I mean everyone...says I'll regret a 42mm Pam.

Now I'm not all that swayed by others but it did make me pause on the Rad and I'll give it some more thought. I do quite like the base Rad 380 and it's more affordable. I dunno...still need to stew on it.

As for the 560 I knew I wanted a luminor in my collection and always loved the simplicity of the entry models. So with a slightly thinner and lighter case plus the in house movement...it was a pretty easy decision.

How about you?

 

How so?

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How so?

In the sense that Panerai are designed to be big and it's part of their DNA. That said I really like the 512 and think it wears great so it's still top of my list.
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I kind of agree that a PAM should push the boundaries of excessive size. But we all have different sized wrists and different personal styles. I found the 47mm 514 perhaps a shade too much against my 7.25" wrist when I tried one a while back, but in the mirror it looked good against my 200lb+ body and massive head.

By the same logic, Frilly has a smaller wrist and is not tall, but his monster musculature lets him wear that fat DSSD just fine, I think.

It all comes back to the same thing: there is no substitute for seeing a watch on your own wrist, with the clothes you actually intend to wear, from different angles and distances.

I think the 572 might be my sweet spot - a sturdy 45mm against a modest thickness. But I'd like to try it.
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Back when I was shopping for my Panerai I heard the same advice, that one of the 'reduced' models might lead to regret (as well as potentially being harder to resell). And while I had no problems wearing the 44mm 177, after a handful of years I sold it as I realised that I prefered my smaller sized watches.

Now the only PAMs I'm really interested in, are the 40mm Radiomirs, but then I do think that the Radiomir design translates better to a smaller case than the Luminors.

Ideally a base, historic version (like the 210), but in 40mm.
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