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Latest addition to the family; JLC Grande Reverso Duo, shown in verso:



And recto:



I suppose they are "cousins", as the movement in my AP was developed by JLC, and is currently in use by AP and in the VC Overseas dual-time...
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^ nice! nod[1].gif
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IWC today.
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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

Frills-The 5035 has been calling my name for a while. Giving it some serious thought again. Curious as to your (and anyone else's) thoughts on that one.

Hi, Flake - the 5035 is great, Patek's first foray into the annual calendar space, and depending on the model you want I think it's a relatively great value for a "base complication." It can be had in the low $20s in the secondary market, which is the retail price of an entry level Calatrava currently in production (the 5119) with no complications.

I also like its classic "calendar" design with the subdials, versus the more modern 5205 with day and dates in apertures. The 5205 has its fans for sure, and its pierced lugs offers its own special appeal, but for $49,500 retail and in the high $30s or low $40s for a pre-owned piece I can get two 5035s for one 5205.

I have a former student (now a high flying lawyer) who is thinking of getting his first Patek and I am encouraging him to get the 5035 since he likes its aesthetics too. For its look, level of complication and secondary market price the only other consideration is maybe a platinum 5056 in the low $30s since those are even more rare and I love the slate grey dial. The legibility of a white dial 5035 in white gold is superior though.

My two cents!
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no frills: I absolutely love your Patek. I never really "understood" them until I saw one in the flesh. Stunning piece.

academe: Your AP is gorgeous! What is the ref # if you don't mind me asking?
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Thanks bawlin. It's ref 26120ST.OO.1220ST.01 if I'm not mistaken. Still in the current catalog. As you can tell, I like dual-time watches!
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academe and zippyh - good lookin wrist wear.
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I have a friend who is an accomplished jewelry and home decor designer from Paris. Last year he opend a retail store in the Rockridge area of Oakland called Le Kube + Studio. We stopped in today and he had these beautiful watch bands. These are just a few of the different colored suede, NATO, leather, exotics, etc. If you are ever in the area check him out.


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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I have a friend who is an accomplished jewelry and home decor designer from Paris. Last year he opend a retail store in the Rockridge area of Oakland called Le Kube + Studio. We stopped in today and he had these beautiful watch bands. These are just a few of the different colored suede, NATO, leather, exotics, etc. If you are ever in the area check him out.



The suede strap is rather cool...
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A V-PMW arrived with Mr Fedex this afternoon: bought for exercising, never to be worn with a suit...except I couldn't wait until I got home. Had to be orange, had to be the old one without the ugly "shark teeth". Very happy day smile.gif

Edited by mimo - 10/7/13 at 12:45pm
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NICE Mimo! How do you feel about it?? Must be a monsterful day, since I too am sporting the OM today!
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Congrats, mimo! First impressions?

It's heavy, right?! Especially compared to your vintage Omega...a great hunk of steel. Enjoy putting some patina on it my friend.



zippy: nice UTC...classic IWC pilot's watch, with some additional functionality to boot.


frilly: very hip indeed. I like the denim look.
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Looking to just get a cheap seiko Skx diver. My question is whether I should get black or a Pepsi dial. I NEVER wear black. And plan on getting a nice brown leather strap. Just wondering what you guys would get. Thanks
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Congratulations mimo! Looking forward to more wrist shots!

Guess who was in town for a few days? Yep, met up with none other than Dino944 for lunch earlier today. Among other things, we talked watches (surprise!). AP on him and PP on me today.

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Happened to pass by the VC boutique where we checked out this lovely 47292 perpetual calendar chronograph in rose gold (here shown on Dino's wrist):

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And what about that lovely face on the moon phase?

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Sadly I needed to make my exit before 2pm. I have no clue as to whether Dino picked this up, but he can weigh in for himself...
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So THAT'S where all the cool people are today!

*jealous*

Beautiful Vacheron.
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