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I've decided to get as close to the goal of the one watch as I can by the end of the year. Realistically it will probably be three watch, but we will see how it goes.
+1. Love your and NS's 5712 pics.

Thank you sir.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

fooling around with the camera again. hope ya'll find some of these pr0norifiC.



Nice Photo. Chag Purim Sameach!

-LR
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

Right, so you have a collection of Patek Philippe watches priced like sports cars, acquired in the space of three months, but you rent a Prius to go and buy thrifty toilet paper.  Frilly, there's no two ways about it: you economists are properly fucking weird. lol8%5B1%5D.gif

 

Yes, but I thought this was already a given! nest.gif

 

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It was a joke referencing that his new watch doesn't fit under his cuffs.

But personally, I'm more likely to notice the cuff issue when someone is wearing a nice watch than a shoe issue. But that's just me. Regardless, my statement was meant as a joke and good natured ribbing; hopefully Frills took it that way.

 

No offense taken whatsoever, and I do acknowledge that the 3970's 13mm height doesn't quite slip very easily into my shirt cuff.  The real issue is that prior to my watch binge I had overhauled all of my shirts and suits.  All of my shirts are now bespoke since I have weird proportions, but back then I didn't wear a watch so my tailor cut the cuffs accordingly! I had another tailor who was perhaps more prescient and included some allowance: those shirts have cuffs that allow the 3970 to slip in smoothly.  But about 2/3 of my shirts wrap around my 6.25" wrist pretty snugly - no problem if I wore my 3940 since that has a very, very slim profile (about 8mm).  But the 3970 is a wee bit taller hehe.

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Frankly I prefer the Speedy Pro much more with the black dial and the display back is generally a plus as well.

 

The one thing I would check on however is the movement. I know Omega had problems with some of their new movements around this time frame. I would check to make sure this one was not one of them.

 

Could you elaborate on this?  I have been shopping for a Speedy Pro so any info is appreciated.  

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I was the same way with my cuffs, started with no allowance and then changed as I started building an extremely modest collection. Bespoke shirts trapped me when I got addicted to a collar from Ercoles; life will never be the same haha.

But anyway, a watch as special as yours deserves its own set of shirts right? Haha.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I was the same way with my cuffs, started with no allowance and then changed as I started building an extremely modest collection. Bespoke shirts trapped me when I got addicted to a collar from Ercoles; life will never be the same haha.

But anyway, a watch as special as yours deserves its own set of shirts right? Haha.

 

+1 for bespoke shirts especially for bodies like mine that are "RTW-challenged."  It's not even that expensive given my relationship with my tailor: Thomas Pink sells RTW shirts for a higher price if they didn't have a sale going on!

 

On the plus side, my shirts have that convertible button which I can turn "outside-in" to transform it into French cuffs.  When I wear cuff links there's a bit more allowance and the 3970 slips in quite fine, though still not as smooth as silk.  

 

I suppose this is my excuse to get a new set of shirts, or trash my current set a bit faster hah hah!  Or maybe wear no cuffs:

 

 

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Yup, the Ercoles collar is spectacular. Up to 10 or so shirts from Frank.
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Just so we can get back to watches. LOL

 

 

I'll be wearing this one tomorrow.

 

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I'll be wearing this one tomorrow.

 

 

Very nice. Do you like rotating across watches on a daily basis?

 

Posted this in another forum earlier and thought it would be worth sharing here. PP Nautilus 5711/1A side by side with Rolex Daytona 116520:

 

 

 

From the front it actually "looks" like the Nautilus is "larger" or "wider," which conforms to Belligero's assessment earlier in this thread of the 116520's case measuring in at 38.5mm (without the crowns).  The 5711, on the other hand, supposedly comes in at 43mm ear to ear.  

 

But check how different they look from the side, once you compare height (for both the case, and bracelet thickness):

 

 

 

Nautilus is on the side and seems much thinner, 'no?  Consistent with many comments of how "thin" the 5711 feels on the wrist.  Arguable that the Daytona has a more rugged presence because of this.

 

Both have their charms and uses and am fortunate to have both in my collection!

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Very nice. Do you like rotating across watches on a daily basis?

 

Posted this in another forum earlier and thought it would be worth sharing here. PP Nautilus 5711/1A side by side with Rolex Daytona 116520:

 

 

 

From the front it actually "looks" like the Nautilus is "larger" or "wider," which conforms to Belligero's assessment earlier in this thread of the 116520's case measuring in at 38.5mm (without the crowns).  The 5711, on the other hand, supposedly comes in at 43mm ear to ear.  

 

But check how different they look from the side, once you compare height (for both the case, and bracelet thickness):

 

 

 

Nautilus is on the side and seems much thinner, 'no?  Consistent with many comments of how "thin" the 5711 feels on the wrist.  Arguable that the Daytona has a more rugged presence because of this.

 

Both have their charms and uses and am fortunate to have both in my collection!

Yes I do actually, I hardly ever wear the same watch two days in a row.

 

 

Great pictures, and fabulous watches. Of course I saw these earlier today on the other forum.

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If you don't mind me asking Frills, who does your shirts / suits? Also, what are your proportions?
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So a red box arrived today.  Guess what was inside? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



It sure looks good from the front!





But it also looks crazy sexy from the back!





But what does it look like on my wrist?

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I couldn't very well get myself a 3970J without getting my wife a little something.





All in all, it's been a fun week hunting down these pieces.  This will most assuredly be my endgame watch, because my bank account for discretionary spending sums up to this:





Hope you enjoyed the pics!  Thanks as always for everyone's support in answering questions, weighing in on aesthetics and functionality, and enabling (as mimo put it so well) this emotional experience of mine/ours.......
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Looks like I missed a major arrival while I was off skiing last week. An old-school Patek perpetual-calendar chrono with moonphase!? That's some rather heavy artillery.

But considering how serious a complicated Patek can be, this one isn't lacking for character or liveliness at all . The 36 mm case, those lovely pump pushers and its generally charming looks make it even cooler and more appealing. Good choice with the classic 18K YG to complement the white-metal ones you already have, too! It really works with the more understated case size. Your 3970 appears to be in NOS condition; that's an amazing find. I love that there's even a solid caseback included for bonus style points.

Colossally sweet watch. Nice little something you picked up for the wife, too! thumbsup.gif
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Wow, I feel fat and lazy now! baldy[1].gif
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

I suppose this is my excuse to get a new set of shirts, or trash my current set a bit faster hah hah!  Or maybe wear no cuffs:



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Right, so you have a collection of Patek Philippe watches priced like sports cars, acquired in the space of three months, but you rent a Prius to go and buy thrifty toilet paper.

In my eyes, this is the only way to go. A car is just tomorrow's nails and scrap. A PP is tomorrow's inheritance.

I try to live a frugal life myself, I have a modest income and a simple lifestyle as a dad and geek. Less work, more free time. Fewer possessions, more experiences. Watches are my passion, and there I splurge like a madman.

I see too many people trying to GQ everything in their life. Some can afford to do that, without sacrificing the more important things. Most of us cannot.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Nautilus is on the side and seems much thinner, 'no?  Consistent with many comments of how "thin" the 5711 feels on the wrist.  Arguable that the Daytona has a more rugged presence because of this.

Oh yes. The Nautilus is strangely flat on the wrist, like no other bracelet watch I've tried. The Daytona feels much more like a real sports watch. "Rugged", though? Nah smile.gif

I love them both, super watches!
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