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You know what? Go fuck yourself.
See above. What do I win?

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i have long lusted for the Reverso Grande Date.

Me too - fantastic watch.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Had a grand time over Easter weekend with the kiddies.  Here I am watching over my daughter playing in the sand.




gahhhh. I cant tell you how much i love this PP. Lately ive been considering selling off a few of mine to fund one....either the 5711 or a pre-v panerai.
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Originally Posted by hopkins_student View Post

What an incredibly timely post above. I've been giving serious consideration to buying a PP 5711, can you explain what the process is for purchasing one? How long does it take to work your way through the wait list for one at an authorized dealer. How reasonable is it to try for a pre-owned 5711? Are any of the websites that offer them authorized dealers? I appreciate any information you can give me on the subject.


h_s

I seriously considered and looked at a PP 5711, its a great watch (I chose an AP instead).  Patek ADs don't sell them over the internet.  Also, not sure how many AD's there are near you or how busy they are, but I've walked into AD's and seen them in the show case.  So I'm not sure there is a wait list for the 5711.  At one point there was a wait list for its sibling the 5712/A, but I've even seen a few of those at ADs from time to time.  If no AD's near you have one, go to Vegas for a long weekend.  I was there in October and between the 2 or 3 ADs out there, they had each version of the Nautilus available for sale.  Good luck and post some photos if you pull the trigger on one.

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Originally Posted by hopkins_student View Post

What an incredibly timely post above. I've been giving serious consideration to buying a PP 5711, can you explain what the process is for purchasing one? How long does it take to work your way through the wait list for one at an authorized dealer. How reasonable is it to try for a pre-owned 5711? Are any of the websites that offer them authorized dealers? I appreciate any information you can give me on the subject.


h_s

 

Refer to Dino944's post above too re: relative availability at ADs. It seems to be tougher to obtain here in NYC, at least over the last two to three months. Depending on the AD you might not get as much of a discount either given what seems to be strong demand for the piece. I obtained mine, pre-owned, from an AD in NYC but it was an interesting case: after wearing the piece for a few days the previous owner returned it to the AD "because it stopped working." It probably got magnetized, so the AD sent it to Patek for full servicing and I got it 20% off retail, Patek-sealed and fresh. Not bad, right? But I think I got lucky. Patek is also controlling production of the Nautilus a bit more "stern"-ly (ha), at least since early 2012. Quote from Thierry Stern below: "The Nautilus is a very strong watch. 60 percent of the clients here are wearing one which is great, but it’s dangerous too. We don’t want to become a one watch brand, so I control the production. We could easily sell twice as many steel Nautiluses as we do. Now you can get them on the second hand market for more than the retail price because of this." http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2012/1/12/interview-thierry-stern-president-of-patek-philippe.html If you don't like waiting (patience is not my strong suit), you can obtain a Nautilus from the grey market pretty easily, but I am not sure how much lower you can go versus 20% off MSRP of $26,700 especially for BNIB. Obviously, do your due diligence with grey market dealers and "buy the seller."
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I don't really know why my efforts at separating paragraphs and proper spacing above did not materialize. Sorry about that.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


gahhhh. I cant tell you how much i love this PP. Lately ive been considering selling off a few of mine to fund one....either the 5711 or a pre-v panerai.

 

It is a lovely, lovely watch and I'll just repeat what's been said many times before in dozens of forums: the blue/green dial is really mesmerizing to behold. I quite like the sweeping seconds hand too, and prefer the "clean" dial versus adding complications (5712, 5726, 5980, etc) - but that is just me. I find the entire Nautilus line very desirable. Which is surprising for me because a few months ago I couldn't see myself getting a "sporty" Patek watch. That semi-circular/oval/porthole look? Those ears? Ick! But that was when I was viewing it in 2D. Once you see it in person and once you have it on your wrist, oh man. All doubts evaporate.
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Any love for vintage chrono's here? I've been thinking about picking up something like this:



I guess servicing might be the main issue though. A Universal Geneve Tri Compax would be ideal, but at the going rate they are rather pricey.
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Any love for vintage chrono's here? I've been thinking about picking up something like this:



I guess servicing might be the main issue though. A Universal Geneve Tri Compax would be ideal, but at the going rate they are rather pricey.

 

I LOVE vintage chronos! There is a ROSE GOLD Patek 1518 ON A BRACELET (all caps because man, these things are rare) being auctioned by Antiquorum on April 10 in New York: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/on-the-block-rose-gold-patek-phillipe-ref-1518-and-rolex-ref-8171-at-antiquorum-new-york Unfortunately I am short about $600,000 in my bank account.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

It is a lovely, lovely watch and I'll just repeat what's been said many times before in dozens of forums: the blue/green dial is really mesmerizing to behold. I quite like the sweeping seconds hand too, and prefer the "clean" dial versus adding complications (5712, 5726, 5980, etc) - but that is just me. I find the entire Nautilus line very desirable. Which is surprising for me because a few months ago I couldn't see myself getting a "sporty" Patek watch. That semi-circular/oval/porthole look? Those ears? Ick! But that was when I was viewing it in 2D. Once you see it in person and once you have it on your wrist, oh man. All doubts evaporate.

im 100% in agreement with you...that clean dial is my favorite. Theres 1 AD here in nashville that had a few in stock,m only in rose gold or yellow gold, no SS. As gorgeous as they were, i just couldnt swing the asking price. When they finally did get in the 5711, It was just bad timing for me. (by bad timing i mean empty wallet)

Ive wanted to start digging around to find one on the grey market. I have a few watches id need to move, but that shouldt be a huge problem. Id like to get that secured before my daughter is born and takes all my discretionary funds wink.gif
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post

Any love for vintage chrono's here? I've been thinking about picking up something like this:



I guess servicing might be the main issue though. A Universal Geneve Tri Compax would be ideal, but at the going rate they are rather pricey.

oh HELL yes. Its pretty hard to beat those. They can be had fairly "reasonable" if you get something with a basic lemania movement and a branded dial. A good Lemania movement is a reliable motor and fairly reasonable as far as maintenance goes.
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out of curiosity, how long has Tourneau had a private label? I thought they introduced their own line fairly recently, but obviously that watch is old so I am ill-informed.
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out of curiosity, how long has Tourneau had a private label? I thought they introduced their own line fairly recently, but obviously that watch is old so I am ill-informed.

i think as long as theyve been around.....obviously not an in house movement, but a general movement with their name on the dial.
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i think as long as theyve been around.....obviously not an in house movement, but a general movement with their name on the dial.

Seller claims cal 7751, though the subdial positions are different from the Valjoux 7751, so I am not entirely sure if that is correct. Thoughts?
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Rocking my vintage longines today, need a new strap at some point, any suggestions?
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