.... heh heh heh. Thanks, guys. :)
.... heh heh heh. Thanks, guys. :)
mimo, I had a chronograph in mind over the last four weeks or so but the detailed comments, measurements and comparisons from Belligero and Dino944 just fed the flames for this white dial Daytona...
... so now I guess I can focus my mind on, oh, I dunno, the G&G MTO I should be getting sometime in a month...........
Thanks, everyone. I had that chronograph itch and it had to be scratched, so here is the obligatory wrist shot, taken this morning while I was on the train:
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I just came from one of my grey dealers as I had to address an issue with a winding box; he showed me a mint PP 5059G (perpetual calendar in officer's case with retrograde function) and PP 5970G (perpetual calendar chronograph) and I've got to say that while those two were tempting, that usual little fire inside me telling me "go get it" was doused - at least for now - with my current collection and my new 116520 baby.
Great wrist shot of your new addition! Its making me feel like I need to take one of my chronographs out for some wrist time.
The 5059 is a very handsome watch, and I've always liked their watches in officer's cases. However, it can be a satisfying feeling when you feel content with your collection and the urge to buy subsides at least for a while.
+1 . One of my favorite versions of a Patek perpetual calendar. My father had an opportunity to purchase a new one from an AD with a 30% discount about 10 years ago...but he just didn't care for the dial layout (particularly the day/month on opposite sides of the dial and the leap year indicator cutting out part of the date). Just proof no watch can be everything to everyone.
They're part of what makes the case so special! I agree with Stitchy, I love them.
Yeah, so aside from the very beautiful 5059G and I also had a chance to behold this beauty:
I'm actually a bit on Cylon's side regarding the 5059's lugs, but this is really a personal preference. I like lugs that slope gently - I guess that's part of why I ended up liking the 3940's "look" versus my original 5119, complications aside. Dino944 - I didn't even notice that the leap year indicator cut off part of the day numbers. You're right.
These may well be minor quibbles, as these Pateks are phenomenal, phenomenal works of art. But given the price points of these pieces they can't be anything less than perfect before I pull the trigger. At least that's how I feel!
But, I have hit my personal budget limit for timepieces for the year (or two, or twenty), so any future grails will have to wait. In the meantime, I am content with my current set (didn't I just say that a few pages ago before I got my Daytona)? And just to make sure no other bodily craving prompts me to ponder these crazy expensive Pateks anymore tonight, I will cook myself some beef flavored Ramen, accompanied by my new white dial beauty...
Good night, all!
Like many watches, its one that has to be tried on to fully appreciate. Its often a love it or hate it watch. Historically its a watch that dealers couldn't give away when the manual wind models were new, and they were heavily discounted. Now they are highly sought after and command prices that are at a minimum 20+ times their original MSRPs. Then with the release of the automatic models around 1989/90, it became one of the most sought after watches in the world. I
For me its design has always been very pure, purposeful, and handsome. To this day, they are my all around favorite Rolex watches. Over they years with the addition of polished lugs they've become a bit more blingy, but they are still as rugged as the original (actually more so, with greater water resistance). Its watch that IMHO looks great with casual clothing but it also works far better with a suit than say a Sub or GMT. In last 10-15 years the biggest complaint about it from former owners is the lack of a date. That's actually something that never bothered me. I wore one as my every day watch for 5 years and it was probably the most accurate watch I owned. For 5 years it was never fast or slow...just dead on accurate.