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Good night, all!

This reminds me of my college days when i used to have people saying to me "why do you eat instant noodles when you wear such expensive watches/clothes" to which i used to reply "it is BECAUSE i wear expensive watches/clothes than i HAVE to eat instant noodles" lol
post #17762 of 39267
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It's got to sing to you, right?  Yeah, these pieces are work of art.  Now, to win the lottery...

im working on that too!
post #17763 of 39267
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 They usually do dials that are perfect.  Having the leap year cut out part of he date seems like something I'd expect of a lesser company, although its a great watch.

The 5970 is a beauty, but its crazy money.

is that cut because of the movement placement, in which case i guess that is less than awesome, or was it done artistically, in which case i stand by my previous statement that i like it.

also, yeah, that is a pretty penny, looks like its being sold at a premium on the gray market these days.
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+1!

 I think it is a little bit on the blingy side. 

 

The first time I saw a gold Daytona with a black face, I literally salivated.  But, apart from being too expensive for me, it would also require my buying a purple Cadillac and a big hat, and living off the earnings of prostitutes.

 

However, I think what you said about proportions and the like, the recent discussions of Rolex and reality versus brand image, and the pictures of these beauties, has shown the true path: stainless, white face, beautiful enough to stare at but not totally associated with cuban heels and crack.  I love it. 

 

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I will cook myself some beef flavored Ramen

 

 

As far as I can tell, that is neither cooking, beef, nor ramen.  Japanese chefs are weeping as I write.

 

A man who wears watches as nice as yours, really should eat better. :)

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Sweet Daytona! The grail of my college years when working at a watch dealer, and what I shelled out my hard earned cash for when I finally could afford it. Ah, the good old days of hype and waiting lists icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Siffert today satisfied.gif (old pic, though)

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On the topic of waiting for months before pulling the trigger...

 

I suppose I'm one of those kids who would have eaten that marshmallow instead of delaying gratification.  But, I couldn't resist.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

Belligero - it really does wear slim and relatively discreet (not too large for my 6.25" wrist), doesn't it?

 

Dino944 and Stitchy, that didn't take too long, did it?

Fabulous choice, Congrats.

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Sweet Daytona! The grail of my college years when working at a watch dealer, and what I shelled out my hard earned cash for when I finally could afford it. Ah, the good old days of hype and waiting lists icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Siffert today satisfied.gif (old pic, though)

inlove.gif
Gorgeous watch!
post #17768 of 39267
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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!

All or nothing, Who cant respect thaticon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif One of the best photos to date, very clever!

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Sweet Daytona! The grail of my college years when working at a watch dealer, and what I shelled out my hard earned cash for when I finally could afford it. Ah, the good old days of hype and waiting lists icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Siffert today satisfied.gif (old pic, though)

 

Wow so this is an interesting piece. The chronograph pushers are on the right while the crown is on the left, am I seeing that right?  I like.

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Fabulous choice, Congrats.

 

Thanks, man.  Good morning, Daytona!  Not much style in the mornings, but I suppose the white shirt goes with the white dial.

 

 

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Wow so this is an interesting piece. The chronograph pushers are on the right while the crown is on the left, am I seeing that right?  I like.
That is called a bullhead. It is a cal. 11 and is one of the earliest automatic chronograph designs (actually, the first, I think) and was the result of a collaboration between four makers: Heuer, Breitling, Buren and Dubois-Depraz
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Wow so this is an interesting piece. The chronograph pushers are on the right while the crown is on the left, am I seeing that right?  I like.

Yes indeed! Heuer Cal 12 movement.

Here is the interesting story of the cal 11, the world's first automatic chronograph movement (though Zenith would like to disagree):

http://www.onthedash.com/articles/Project99PartsOneTwo.pdf

The Cal 11/12/15 are cool to look at, as they are a movement familiy of modular chronographs with a micro rotor. When you open the watch up, you see the chrono module, and the movement can easily be mistaken for a manual movement.



But the rotor is there, down below smile.gif

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

That is called a bullhead.

Not quite. This is a bullhead, with the pushers on top of the case:

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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Sweet Daytona! The grail of my college years when working at a watch dealer, and what I shelled out my hard earned cash for when I finally could afford it. Ah, the good old days of hype and waiting lists icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Siffert today satisfied.gif (old pic, though) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

fantastic. and that is a great pic to boot.
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Thanks, man.  Good morning, Daytona!  Not much style in the mornings, but I suppose the white shirt goes with the white dial. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


impressive guns.
post #17775 of 39267
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That is called a bullhead./quote]

Not quite. This is a bullhead, with the pushers on top of the case:

You are right. So what is it called when the pushers and crown are in that Y configuration?
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