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Very sorry to hear about that experience and the damage to the watch. I'd be cheesed as well. Unfortunately, that sounds about par for the course when dealing with Omega these days. Any independent watchmakers near you?

 

No chance, but if and when I get it back I'll take it back to the ex-dealer, who did the original fix-up for me.  Hope he can fix it; it was far less painless dealing with someone in the same damn country!

 

As for the magpies...I see what you mean.  But that weird new Daytona and its satanic platinum spell are really bringing out the magpie.  And that's not even the right colour!  I do like this GMT though.  It's a definite contender for when I get my game back on....

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I think that is a hideous watch. I have never been a fan of that design.

And "flame haired variety?"

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Yo Frilly!

 

Earlier this evening I was time-wasting (no pun intended) in the leading local dealers, and saw this.  Naturally I can't see a PP perpetual calendar without thinking of you, and in your honour, I tried it on.  This pic is from eBay, not mine, but I just wanted to say that it's so much more stunning in the flesh.  

 

I mean, I do get how someone can lose their mind and spend an insane amount on fine watches, as you have...but putting this on the wrist really, really gives a feel for how easily that insanity could come.  Every tiny detail, both visual and tactile, was just remarkable.  I stared at it for a full fifteen minutes before regaining my senses and putting it down.

 

So why haven't you got one?  It's so different from your others, and I am sure, inherently and empirically perfect.*

 

 

 

*Except two things: one, I would have loved it more in platinum (after the weird Rolex-Eye-of-Sauron dreams of the last 24 hours), but might actually have cried at its wonder.  And two, it was on a chocolate brown strap, that I find a little ugly.  Black or dark tan would have been nicer.  Just sayin'

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


 PP's first real design howler?
 

 

I love that case, actually, and although I think "howler" is a bit strong, but their standards I think you're right: it's simply...imperfect somehow.  For me it's that the hands and hour markers seem so...heavy.  And the red dot on the date marker, plus the red in the power reserve, just scream a bit.  I love this so much more when it's clean and simple.

 

But...here's a thought: imagine it exactly the same, with with a black or dark blue dial, and exactly the same markers, hands and everything, in silver instead.  Just picture it.  That I'd bite someone over.

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I feel like the designer of that watch tried to challenge himself to put as many fonts as humanly possible on that dial.

With that said, it is quirky and has character, which I do appreciate.
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Just when you think you know a little bit about something new, someone comes along and tramples it all underfoot...
Just kidding - thanks for the correction! smile.gif

fistbump.gif glad to share something useful now and again.

btw, i LOVE both of those pateks. particularly the rectangular model. i have a thing for symmetry, and those are about prefect as it gets in that regard. would love to have them both. would wear them both at same time. maybe even on the same wrist.
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also, it was actually a bracelet. or it used to be anyways.

Where do you work again?
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Lol not there, thats for sure.
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Let the record show that "TWAT" page 1352 actually depicts a pair of Pateks that do nothing for me.

You crazy stitchy.

But Nautilus will always be full of win. Sigh.
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TWAT is full of strange magic lately, Keith.  But I am telling you, put that 5159 in your hand and it will touch you in a wholly unexpected way. :)

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Let the record show that "TWAT" page 1352 actually depicts a pair of Pateks that do nothing for me.

this is wrong
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You crazy stitchy.

definitely not wrong.
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But Nautilus will always be full of win. Sigh.

also definitely not wrong.
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I just can't figure this thread out. eh.gif

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Oh man!  Why would you do that?!  I feel like I was just looking at roses but suddenly smelt a fart!

 

See, JHC, you have to not try to figure TWAT out.  Just dive in and go with it....:)

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TWAT is full of strange magic lately, Keith.  But I am telling you, put that 5159 in your hand and it will touch you in a wholly unexpected way. smile.gif

LOL Mimo, stitchy...I just can't get down with that particular model.

I guess it's mainly the 15-17 thing bugs me, as does the way the Romans at III and IX are being "devoured"... let's just say she's not my favorite PP.

I will allow that it probably looks much better on the wrist, as is the case with many of the finer time-tickers.

Gotta leave some for the next guy anyway.
Edited by Keith T - 4/26/13 at 4:07pm
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WHAT ABOUT THE RECTANGULAR ONE??? HOW COULD YOU HATE THAT!!???
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also, i think dereks wears that diamond skull B&R.
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