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i need an ultra slim dress watch. frown.gif

A Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin should fulfill that need.

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^^ 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...

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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

 

700

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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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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.

nod[1].gif AP has some fine offerings as well.
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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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