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post #20821 of 31063
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Very nice! I hope it brings you much happiness!

+1. look beautiful.
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Sometimes you bump into timepieces that take your breath away, even when you're wearing your grail.

 

 

Which one do you prefer?  Left: perpetual calendar chronograph in platinum (Patek ref 3970P) or perpetual calendar minute repeater (Patek ref 3974J)?

post #20823 of 31063
i do love, and i mean LOVE, a repeater, but i think the day date on the perp cal chrono evens out the dial nicer. will take both to go please!
post #20824 of 31063
I agree with Stitchy. Minute repeater aside, I like yours better.
post #20825 of 31063
Aside from the entertaining chiming, there is a rarity factor that makes the minute repeater an incredibly special. Lots of people have chronographs, even from top brands. There are also probably a good number of perpetual calendar watch owners out there. The number of people with perpetual calendar chronographs is probably small. But if you want to go somewhere and probably be the only guy at an event with an unusual and complicated watch go for a minute repeater.

That ,being said I'd opt for the 3970. It's sibling the 3974 is an interesting watch, but to me it seems like something more suitable for my father or grandfather. The 3970 is a slightly more sporty option and something that IMHO could be worn by some of any age group. I'd go with a 3970, but really either would be fine with me.
Edited by Dino944 - 5/9/13 at 6:10am
post #20826 of 31063
If I was to have the... blessing to purchase a minute repeater, I think I would have to pick this bad boy.


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minute repeaters are indeed fantastic. i have had the pleasure of handling of a few, and they are a true treat to operate and listen to, as they sound off their various chimes. pulling the lever (the distinct feel and sound of doing so, is a pleasure in its own right) and and then hearing the gongs is as soft a beauty as a watch offers.

tourbillons as well. seeing a picture, or even a video, in no way compares to holding one in your hand, and watching the little marvel twist and twirl in your grasp. glistening and spinning like magic as the seconds go on. emotionless to the passage of time, and yet so beautiful and elegant.

ahhh watches inlove.gif
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Ah, so glad to feel all the love for the 3970 here.  Yes, I quite like its aesthetics and I dare say I prefer it over the very understated 3974.  

 

But to hear this sound... (yes, that's actually the watch I was viewing, and me and Patek Philippe USA Director of Technical Service Laurent Junod speaking in the background)...

 

 

It was quite heavenly.

 

But, no plans to get a minute repeater anytime soon.  After all, as Patek USA President Larry Pettinelli literally said to me a few hours ago: "... I'm not sure I'll ever wear or own a minute repeater.  I do have kids I plan to send to College..."

 

Went on an awesome guided tour of Patek USA's new facilities this afternoon.  Check out the full pictorial documentation I posted here:

 

http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=295137

 

Some fine timepieces there!

post #20829 of 31063

+1 on the 3970P.  From a purely aesthetic point of view, it's pretty hard to beat.

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Hey guys, i found this watch in an old box, my dad got it in Switzerland in the 80's. Apart from the brand it's self i don't really know anything about the watch it's self. I was hoping someone could shine some light on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still has the original strap and it still works like new :D

post #20831 of 31063
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Sometimes you bump into timepieces that take your breath away, even when you're wearing your grail.

 

 

Which one do you prefer?  Left: perpetual calendar chronograph in platinum (Patek ref 3970P) or perpetual calendar minute repeater (Patek ref 3974J)?

The beauty on the left...for me.

post #20832 of 31063
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minute repeaters are indeed fantastic. i have had the pleasure of handling of a few, and they are a true treat to operate and listen to, as they sound off their various chimes. pulling the lever (the distinct feel and sound of doing so, is a pleasure in its own right) and and then hearing the gongs is as soft a beauty as a watch offers.

tourbillons as well. seeing a picture, or even a video, in no way compares to holding one in your hand, and watching the little marvel twist and twirl in your grasp. glistening and spinning like magic as the seconds go on. emotionless to the passage of time, and yet so beautiful and elegant.

ahhh watches inlove.gif

Well said!!!
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Well said!!!

thanks, ddd!
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So I met up with a watch collector buddy of mine for lunch Tuesday, and ended up making a pig of myself by selecting two items from the dessert menu.

 

First is the Omega DeVille Hour Vision:

 

 

 

The DeVille had long been the red-headed stepchild of the contemporary Omega lineup (though the Constellation might argue the point) so it came as somewhat of a surprise back in 2007 (08?) that Omega chose this line for the creation of a new model to showcase their first exclusive caliber in several decades.  I have been a fan of this model ever since - both for its own attributes, and  for what it represents as a milestone for one of my fave watch brands.

 

Omega took the term "showcase" rather literally, and presented not only the expected display back through which the cal. 8500 might be admired, but went the extra step to craft the entire center portion of the case in sahhpire as well.  On the wrist, the movement is constantly "winking at you" through the sapphire window of the case circumference.  Damnably difficlt to capture with a camera, but this should give you an idea:

 

 

 

 

The bracelet was a real surprise - as in how incredibly comfortably is sits on the wrist.  The retro design has the supple feel of mesh, notwithstanding the average size of the links.  Not sure what they did to make it feel worlds apart from, say, the bracelet on my Speedy 9300, but this one just slithers over the wrist with almost a liquid feel.

 

 

The second helping came in the form of a truly loveley vintage piece in an unusual size - at 38mm, with its short lugs and thin bezel, this one has mucho wrist presence - albeit in an understated and elegant way.  I haven't had a chance to photograph it yet - presently digging through my strap drawer for something to upgrage the croco-calf it came with - but here is one by the former owner:

 

post #20835 of 31063
great pick-ups. i have always wanted to see the exhibition side that omega does, but have not had the chance in person, yet.
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