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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Yes, I agree its most likely from the 1950s or 1960s.  I am not sure what kind of info you are looking to find out about this piece.  Check Amazon and see if anyone has written a comprehensive book about GP (you might find it interesting).  I have one for VC, and it has photos of dress watches, reference #s, and a few other things, but truth be told, there isn't a lot beyond that about older vintage pieces.  You should try bringing it to a GP boutique, if you live near one or if you travel someplace that has one. Give them the ref #  and with some research they should be able to tell you more about the watch, such as when it was made.  However, I doubt you will find much more than that.  There just wasn't a lot written about some of these dress watches back then. 

Great looking watch.  Enjoy it!

Excellent info and advice; thanks!
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how you been by the way?

Excellent. Working hard and enjoying IRL existence... so not online much. smile.gif
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Waiting at the gate for my flight to New Orleans for my bachelor party. Hopefully both the watch and myself make it back in one piece.
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Have  a great time and enjoy New Orleans!  My Sub says hello to yours

 

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New Orleans resident here--leave the watch at home! Just kidding, have fun and be safe. New Orleans is about as rowdy as it gets for bachelor parties.
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You should be fine. Enjoy our fine city!
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

very nice. wear it in good health.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Very nice choice.  Congrats!  I'm sure it will give you many years of enjoyment!

 

 

Thank you both for your kind words. Indeed, I enjoy it a lot and count on using it for many, many years. When I bought it, I thought I had bought the watch of my life, but alas, the Portuguese is just so nice as well!

 

Cheers,

SKM

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Originally Posted by Devoti View Post

A Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin should fulfill that need.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

^^ Certainly would, but I fear as Stitchy likes his watches on the large side, the budget might be unrealistic!  I was just looking at vintage VC and PP, but bigger than 34mm seems rare and expensive.
A JLC Grande Ultra Thin would seem like a sensible choice.  Or if thin isn't essential, how about a nice 40mm no-date Nomos Zurich?  You don't have any Germans yet, Stitch...me neither...

yeah, defo more of a budgetary issue. they both make models large enough for me to feel comfortable in.
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Excellent. Working hard and enjoying IRL existence... so not online much. smile.gif

glad to hear it. smile.gif
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New Sinn 856s (I won't usually be wearing this with a suit):

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Summer has officially arrived today in New York City, so the color palette has shifted to brighter shades.  Here I am standing proud and nerdy beside one of the lions in front of the New York Public Library with my trusty Nautilus 5711/1A. 

 

 

Newcomer, does it still count as a "Frills pose" if I'm not wearing a beat up white t-shirt?

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New Sinn 856s (I won't usually be wearing this with a suit): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Nice, but I would love to see a better pic (less blurry) with the jacket and shirt cuff.
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I will let this one slide. Let's not start a new trend or anything here though! The Nautilus looks very at home with chinos and a polo. Are those the Navy shoes from Leffot?

Also, I thought you might be interested in this article by SJX: http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2013/06/up-close-patek-philippe-ref-3970.html
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Wanted to share this pic with you all.  Friend of mine attended a collector-exclusive Patek event last night in NYC - minute repeater and chronograph exhibition.  You'll probably see pics of a similar event from Wednesday night in various forums, as they held one for the media and ADs then; the one on Thursday was for owners/collectors, limited to 100 peeps, and included guys like Michael Ovitz and John Mayer.  Friend confesses that he wheedled his way in and jumped through hoops to get an invite - although this is also a guy who was in Geneva from June 9 to 14 on Patek's dime, so it's not like he has a puny collection.

 

 

This bad a** piece is a 5074 perpetual calendar minute repeater in platinum.  Retail price is $630,000, if you can even get one since it's an application piece.  Interesting aesthetics, and at 42mm the case and numeral design reminds me a lot of the 5070 (sans the chrono, plus a perp cal and minute repeater). 

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I will let this one slide. Let's not start a new trend or anything here though! The Nautilus looks very at home with chinos and a polo. Are those the Navy shoes from Leffot?

Also, I thought you might be interested in this article by SJX: http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2013/06/up-close-patek-philippe-ref-3970.html

 

Yes, the navy suede shoes are from Leffot.  Hey, thanks for sharing this article!  SJX just posted this today, huh!  Will read now.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Wanted to share this pic with you all.  Friend of mine attended a collector-exclusive Patek event last night in NYC - minute repeater and chronograph exhibition.  You'll probably see pics of a similar event from Wednesday night in various forums, as they held one for the media and ADs then; the one on Thursday was for owners/collectors, limited to 100 peeps, and included guys like Michael Ovitz and John Mayer.  Friend confesses that he wheedled his way in and jumped through hoops to get an invite - although this is also a guy who was in Geneva from June 9 to 14 on Patek's dime, so it's not like he has a puny collection. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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This bad a** piece is a 5074 perpetual calendar minute repeater in platinum.  Retail price is $630,000, if you can even get one since it's an application piece.  Interesting aesthetics, and at 42mm the case and numeral design reminds me a lot of the 5070 (sans the chrono, plus a perp cal and minute repeater). 

Beautiful.

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I will let this one slide. Let's not start a new trend or anything here though! The Nautilus looks very at home with chinos and a polo. Are those the Navy shoes from Leffot?

Also, I thought you might be interested in this article by SJX: http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2013/06/up-close-patek-philippe-ref-3970.html

 

Hah hah hah, I really enjoyed reading this article.  So many references and statements about how the 3970 basically "sucks" compares to its "cousins" (the 2499 and the 5970 come up repeatedly):

 

"Widely regarded as less desirable than the preceding Ref. 2499 or subsequent Ref. 5970, the Ref. 3970 is nevertheless a significant timepiece."

 

"After those two came the ref. 3970 but it has never been seen in the same light. On the secondary market the ref. 3970 is the least expensive of all the Patek Philippe chronographs with perpetual calendar.

Because of the relatively large numbers produced - the commonly cited figure is about 4000 for the ref. 3970 while for the ref. 2499 it's only 349 - the ref. 3970 has never been as sought after. Even its successor, the larger ref. 5970 with an identical movement, is more valuable because of its shorter production run and presumably fewer numbers."
 

"The ref. 3970 will never eclipse its cousins in collectability or rarity..."

 

Not that I was actually gunning for a 2499 given its $300K entry price, but I did give the 5970 versus 5270 versus 3970 decision a whole lot of thought.  It is true that 3970 pricing is cheaper than for the other references (which my wallet very much appreciated).  I suppose it really is less desirable in the collector's market. 

 

But ya know what?  I love my 3970.  I love 'em both. More than the 5970s and the 5270s I've seen.

 

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And in the end, that's all that matters.  To me, at least.  biggrin.gif

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