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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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 beautiful. anyone wanna get this for me? my birthday is in may so you have plenty of lead time.

 

Very interesting and impressive choice for a grail: aesthetics aside, the 5207 in platinum is supposed to retail for $945,000, so it most definitely qualifies for a "reach" piece.  I suppose it's not a deal breaker, but does it not bother you that PP tourbillons tend to not be exposed from the dial side?

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


 

 

Scott - congratulations and wear this piece in the best of health!  Nice pick-up!

post #22188 of 34700
OMG the Swordfish! It's *just* like a Nautilus. Must have one.


And no comments on Frilly breaking out the big guns? Y'all are slippin'.


Seriously, the 5070 looks awfully sharp at 42mm. Seems there's "enough watch there" to warrant the case size. Another beauty that I've never seen in real life.


I really don't think I could pick a single "grail" Patek!
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What is this?
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

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









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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Very interesting and impressive choice for a grail: aesthetics aside, the 5207 in platinum is supposed to retail for $945,000, so it most definitely qualifies for a "reach" piece.  I suppose it's not a deal breaker, but does it not bother you that PP tourbillons tend to not be exposed from the dial side?

lol "reach" piece. that is putting it mildly.

yes, i wish PP did their tourbs exposed from the dial, but by policy they never do, so its not exposed to the sun. at least that is what i read. but i think i could live with it. tongue.gif
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Hi guys,
I'm new the the forum. This is my fathers Breitling circa 1940 I just had restored.
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This is the before.
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^^^ Beautiful watch.  What all was done in the restoration?

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What is this?

A Roland G. Murphy (RGM) Model 22 they did as a limited edition for the Equation of Time website.

Sidling up to my OuJ...

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Hi guys,
I'm new the the forum. This is my fathers Breitling circa 1940 I just had restored.

Hi Liam, welcome.  Thanks for sharing a photo of your father's Breitling.  What a great keepsake.  I'm sure it has lots of good memories.  Enjoy it.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

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.

 

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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...

For me, when it comes to Langes the ones that really do it for me are the Lange 1 and a few of their variations.  The Datographs, have just never been my thing.  I find the mix of sticks, Romans, and Arabic numerals annoying.  I can live with all Arabics or sticks and Arabics, but I find Sticks, Arabic, and Romans just too much.  I also find Romans a bit too formal on a chronograph, which even in their dressiest forms are really sporty watches by nature.  In my eyes PP's 5070 and VC's Historique Chronographs are more appealing choices, but to each his own. 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


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

No worries Stitchy.  You and I usually see eye to eye on some many pieces, just look at it that the 5207 is so limited in production, that I'll step aside so and I won't have to fight over it.  Afterall, your recent photo of the Blue/Black GMT Master has helped renew my interest and Mimo's in that watch, such that he says the steel cage match is back on for that one.  So look out gents...boxing[1].gif

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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. :)

 

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...

 

Okay, just so you don't think I'm too one-dimensional, here's a shot of some non-blondes sporting one of my pieces, the Explorer 114270.

 

 

Looks good on her, 'no?  Oh, wait - I missed on the "skinny" part, these young women are still a bit svelte...

 

The 5159 is listed as 38mm but I find the dial a bit too ornate for my tastes.  Between the 5159 and its immediate predecessor, the 5059, I prefer the "flatter" enamel-like dial of the 5059.  But that's even smaller at only 36mm!  Wears a bit larger though because of its height (around 13mm) and officer's case (check the longer lugs, larger crown):

 

 

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I'm trying hard to resist buying an RGM.

You are not helping.

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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

A Roland G. Murphy (RGM) Model 22 they did as a limited edition for the Equation of Time website.

Sidling up to my OuJ...

post #22198 of 34700
RGM looks great Scott. I appreciate your diverse tastes in watches. A very interesting duo you have there!
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Okay, just so you don't think I'm too one-dimensional, here's a shot of some non-blondes sporting one of my pieces, the Explorer 114270.

 

 

Looks good on her, 'no?  Oh, wait - I missed on the "skinny" part, these young women are still a bit svelte...

 

The 5159 is listed as 38mm but I find the dial a bit too ornate for my tastes.  Between the 5159 and its immediate predecessor, the 5059, I prefer the "flatter" enamel-like dial of the 5059.  But that's even smaller at only 36mm!  Wears a bit larger though because of its height (around 13mm) and officer's case (check the longer lugs, larger crown):

 

 

Frills, nice to see you don't mind attractive brunettes wearing good watches.

 

As for the 5059 and the 5159, I agree on the dial.  I prefer the classic flatter dial of the 5059...I find the 5159's dial a bit too fussy.  

post #22200 of 34700
Some nice watches on this thread recently.

Oh, and nice looking females too. nod[1].gif

Something that might help kill time for members here: http://www.youtube.com/user/FondationHH/videos?sort=da&view=0&flow=grid

Especially interesting are the earlier artisan series of videos - Engraver, Dialmaker, Guillocher, etc
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Originally Posted by scottcw View Post

A Roland G. Murphy (RGM) Model 22 they did as a limited edition for the Equation of Time website.

Sidling up to my OuJ...


I like it that you have elected to take the path less traveled in growing your watch collection. Many happy returns! smile.gif
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