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Frilly, your obsession with skinny blonde women I do not share.  But I wonder if it's something to do with the subdials? Then again, you do "associate" quite a lot of things with women of this type. :)

 

Dino, you're right, they're extremely silly.  In a way, I think it's a good idea gone wrong.  I mean, coming up with that "trigger" and crown guard contraption was something original.  If they'd  kept to fewer models, and tried to develop a single "classic" as their signature piece, it could have gone better.  Maybe they should have been more serious on the military references with a matte case and simple dial, or whatever.  I mean, of course it looks ridiculous to start with, but once upon a time, so did a 47mm Panerai.  All these colours and endless specials for such a new brand, just make them look cheap to me.  They've clearly got some fresh ideas and challenging new shapes is fine, but it seems like an opportunity wasted with all that kitsch.

 

Stitchy, I too tried the 5159 a while back - I think it was the only man's watch in the new PP boutique!  The size is OK for me, perhaps because I wear a slightly smaller one most of the time.  But one thing I loved was the caseback cover.  Gave it a beautiful feel in my hand...like a golden Strepsil!  But not much love on here for this model - don't get Belligero started on fonts...quick..hide it before he gets here...

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mimo - those grahms are sooooooooooo bad. but i think that perrelet ladies watch is beautiful.

frillsameisterdood - quite like that patek. i tried the 5159 on in NYC for fun. i was very disheartened that i felt it looked too small on my wrist. frown.gif

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Stitchy, yeah, if you felt that the 5159 wore small for you, the 3970s at 36mm would probably feel even smaller.
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Stitchy, yeah, if you felt that the 5159 wore small for you, the 3970s at 36mm would probably feel even smaller.

its ok, i know what my grail patek is, and i think the size is just right.
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Do tell...

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well, my ultimate grail is a tourbillon, repeater, perp cal, moon phase, split seconds chrono, done tastefully. also, i prefer the tourb exposed from the dial side.

the 5207 is damn close to what i want and its also beautiful. anyone wanna get this for me? my birthday is in may so you have plenty of lead time.



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Haha.  That is unquestionably special.  But I'm not sure it's super-beautiful.  OK, a bit super-beautiful. I'd take it for my birthday, too.

 

It's a pity your grail isn't a VC instead.  It seems you need something like a "Vladimir"...

 

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Grail watches.. I may not have spent enough time researching watches I can never afford but I'd be ok with this...

Harry Winston Midnight Minute Repeater in white gold.

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Nothing as fancy as a minute repeater or a tourbillon, but the unboxing of my latest...









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^^ supremely cool ^^

mimo, the dial layout on the VC is not bad, the small arabic numbers seem silly to me. i think the PP is far better tho, and the case engravings on the VC are atrocious imo.
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Man, that was a million wasted....I'll send it right back.

 

(Scott, I really really like that a lot - is the cost confidential?)

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(Scott, I really really like that a lot - is the cost confidential?)

I picked it up from the first owner for $700. Not bad for a watch that listed for $1800.
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Even at $1800 list price, I know it's a generic movement, but it's got a real individuality about it without being at all frivolous (Graham, take note!).  I think it's gorgeous and you got a real bargain - well done!

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Nothing as fancy as a minute repeater or a tourbillon, but the unboxing of my latest...

Scott, looks great!  Congrats and I hope it brings you many years of enjoyment!

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^^ supremely cool ^^

mimo, the dial layout on the VC is not bad, the small arabic numbers seem silly to me. i think the PP is far better tho, and the case engravings on the VC are atrocious imo.

I often favor VC, I like the dial in this one, even with Arabic numbers, but the case side engraving make me want to puke!  IMHO, the case engraving ruins this one.

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well, my ultimate grail is a tourbillon, repeater, perp cal, moon phase, split seconds chrono, done tastefully. also, i prefer the tourb exposed from the dial side.

the 5207 is damn close to what i want and its also beautiful. anyone wanna get this for me? my birthday is in may so you have plenty of lead time

I would have gotten you a PP, but you picked the wrong one so no deal !  wink.gif  I'm not a fan of the dial color, but for me, the deal breaker is the windows all around the dial.  I didn't care for them on some of the recent the annual calendars, IMHO it lacks a certain elegance that one usually sees with Pateks.  Maybe its the metal out lines around the windows for day, date, month, maybe they just seem too pronounced.  I generally prefer subdials for perpetual calendars, although simple windows as used on vintage Patek perpetuals of the past would be my second choice.  This one I like the engraving on the side of the case and slide but I just don't love the rest of the watch. 

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I do have a thing for the Germans.  But not necessarily the top of the price range - the Tourbograph is awesome, but I think I'd be very happy with this: I do like the combination of perpetual calendar and chrono.  The tourbillon's a novelty, but would I really ever leave the house with a $500k watch?  I think I would actually want to wear this instead of guard it with a shotgun, even at $150k-ish.

 

 

 

 

 

Of course a Patek 5004 or a Breguet minute repeater or an AP tourbillon or any number of others would be right up there.  But I think that is then the point: I don't have a collection to speak of.  And rather than one watch for hundreds of thousands, if I had to spend the price of a house on watches, I think I'd rather have a few.  And even though Dino doesn't like it (!), a used Langematik Perpetual for about $50k would be almost as good for my personal joy.  After that, the returns diminish very quickly, so I'll take that, an up-down Datograph with stick markers, and a Lange 1 Time Zone, all in platinum.  And still have change from the one above for a plain black no-date Submariner, a few scratches not a problem...

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I would have gotten you a PP, but you picked the wrong one so no deal ! wink.gif

I'm not a fan of the dial color, but for me, the deal breaker is the windows all around the dial.  I didn't care for them on some of the recent the annual calendars, IMHO it lacks a certain elegance that one usually sees with Pateks.  Maybe its the metal out lines around the windows for day, date, month, maybe they just seem too pronounced.  I generally prefer subdials for perpetual calendars, although simple windows as used on vintage Patek perpetuals of the past would be my second choice.  This one I like the engraving on the side of the case and slide but I just don't love the rest of the watch. 

interesting. i quite like the windows on the 5207. particularly the symmetry. different strokes i guess. odd because we are so often on the same page. frown.gif
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