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My favorite on my wrist again...

I should wear mine, maybe tomm!
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Somehow I am reminded of this

biggrin.gif. Hope you are only refering to his bangles.
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Hahaha!  Quite right too!  

 

Thankfully I'm not rich enough to be a watch-pimp, but I have to admit they're beautiful things.  In the "understated" spirit mentioned above, I would like to share this.  Not "P0rn" perhaps; more "what the butler saw" from a more innocent age!

 

I got my father's old Omega serviced and repaired (although didn't replace the damaged face).  Probably cost more than the watch is worth, but it's got history.  Now with a new simple grain leather strap instead of the steel bracelet; looks more "vintage" somehow.  It's scruffy with the dings on the face, but with a new crown, glass, and original hands back on, and keeping time well again, I am very pleased with it.  We're about the same age and condition, so we suit each other!

 

 

My parents left Ireland in 1952 and headed out to Africa for my Dad's work.  To celebrate my Mother brought him a gold plated Omega Seamaster with a manual movement.  When he retired is decided to "never wear a watch again..." and I got it and had it restored by Omega in Switzerland.  It certainly cost more than it was worth if I brought it again but it looks fantastic and as you say has history.  I only wear it on special occasions but it feels great to have something 60 years old still going strong and is a nice connection back to my parents also.

Great story, I would love to see the watch behind it.

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The watch on the left is a Poljot which I wear on a daily basis.
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Is there something you'd like to tell us about the other two...?

Today;

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My grandfather left me the Patek Philippe. Its not particularly old though. The other is a pretty standard Breitling navi. I bought it while doing my PPL.
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My grandfather left me the Patek Philippe. Its not particularly old though. The other is a pretty standard Breitling navi. I bought it while doing my PPL.

How long ago did your grandfather buy the Patek?  Did he have several nice watches? If not, I'd be suspicious about it being the real deal, and maybe he bought something at a price too good to be true.  Only reason I'm asking is I've never seen that model.  I'm not a Patek expert, but I am relatively familiar with what they have offered in the last 15 years or so, and thats something I've never seen.  Do you have more pix?  The only photos I was able to find of something similar is from a watch replica site.  http://www.canada-watches.com/patek-philippe-pp-029-patek-philippe-013-day-date-moon-22952.html  So it may have sentimental value, but I'm wondering if its just some type of replica. 

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Neither Rolex nor AP smile.gif

 

 

Nice Breguet.  I'm not sure I've seen anyone post wrist shots of Breguets here.  I have always liked their classic automatic power reserve, date, and moonphase watch. 

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How long ago did your grandfather buy the Patek?  Did he have several nice watches? If not, I'd be suspicious about it being the real deal, and maybe he bought something at a price too good to be true.  Only reason I'm asking is I've never seen that model.  I'm not a Patek expert, but I am relatively familiar with what they have offered in the last 15 years or so, and thats something I've never seen.  Do you have more pix?  The only photos I was able to find of something similar is from a watch replica site.  http://www.canada-watches.com/patek-philippe-pp-029-patek-philippe-013-day-date-moon-22952.html  So it may have sentimental value, but I'm wondering if its just some type of replica. 

Dino makes a good point. Might want to run it by these guys...

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How long ago did your grandfather buy the Patek?  Did he have several nice watches? If not, I'd be suspicious about it being the real deal, and maybe he bought something at a price too good to be true.  Only reason I'm asking is I've never seen that model.  I'm not a Patek expert, but I am relatively familiar with what they have offered in the last 15 years or so, and thats something I've never seen.  Do you have more pix?  The only photos I was able to find of something similar is from a watch replica site.  http://www.canada-watches.com/patek-philippe-pp-029-patek-philippe-013-day-date-moon-22952.html  So it may have sentimental value, but I'm wondering if its just some type of replica. 

That's exactly what I tried to point out...
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That's exactly what I tried to point out...

Yes, you were more subtle about it than I was.  Good eye.  There are people that know far more about Patek's than I do.  But I am familiar enough with their collection to say this looks nothing like any annual calendar or perpetual calendar that they have offered since the late 1990s.  This looks more like a basic day-date calendar watch, and as far as I know Patek hasn't made of those in the last 20 years maybe longer.  If this one escaped me its my mistake, but I think its a bad replica... the site where I found its picture has some AP replicas that pathetic...they look more like caricatures of APs. 

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Yes, you were more subtle about it than I was.  Good eye.  There are people that know far more about Patek's than I do.  But I am familiar enough with their collection to say this looks nothing like any annual calendar or perpetual calendar that they have offered since the late 1990s.  This looks more like a basic day-date calendar watch, and as far as I know Patek hasn't made of those in the last 20 years maybe longer.  If this one escaped me its my mistake, but I think its a bad replica... the site where I found its picture has some AP replicas that pathetic...they look more like caricatures of APs. 

I will investigate. He left me a few other watches as well. One was a white gold Daytona which I had overhauled and then sold to watch shop on Burlington Arcade. Another was a rose gold calatrava that was a lot heavier than this one which I sold as well.

Neither of them were really my thing, much too flashy. My grandfather never wore a watch so I really had no qualms about selling the lot of them.

I don't know anything about patek philippe but I had my suspicions about this one. Its very light and the strap is definitely not leather.

Not sure why he would have had a replica among his effects but we'll never know now.
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Might have been a gift ?

A bit sad that you sold the Calatrava and kept this one instead
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Might have been a gift ?
A bit sad that you sold the Calatrava and kept this one instead

haha. I'd rather have the £18k + the replica than the calatrava tbh.

I suppose it could have been a gift. He wasn't really into collecting watches as such. The dayona and the calatrava were gifts.
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