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The dial layout reminds me a bit of a Jaquet Droz.  I like a few of F.P. Journe's more basic pieces, but the handful of people I've met that had a Journe, all had problems with the watches constantly going back for costly repairs.  Most ended up selling them and choosing other brands.

 

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3. frilly, that 5070 is the money right there. love.

 

The 5070 is a handsome watch.  My Dad has the first edition, the 5070J, YG with a black dial.  At 42mm its pretty big for a Patek, but its still quite wearable even if you have a small wrist.    

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do you has any pics of this heirloom, that you could share with us?
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Thanks for all the help. Stowa looks great. Would it be better than an oris?
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The dial layout reminds me a bit of a Jaquet Droz.  I like a few of F.P. Journe's more basic pieces, but the handful of people I've met that had a Journe, all had problems with the watches constantly going back for costly repairs.  Most ended up selling them and choosing other brands.

It is quite JD-ish. I think a little bit less quirky though. And I have heard about the repair problems with FPJ, but at least this one is more sturdily constructed than his other creations. At the end of the day, I have more respect for FPJ as an artist than a desire to own one myself.

Also Dino, I found some of the PP and VC references that you listed earlier very interesting. In particular, I really like those asymmetric PP watches. Fascinating watches!

And Habitant, I think it is difficult to say that Stowa is necessarily "better" or "worse" than Oris. I think it really comes down to what you like, the size, etc. Oris presents a great value, but they tend to be too large for me. At this point in time, it is a matter of opinion and preference.
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do you has any pics of this heirloom, that you could share with us?

Sorry, I don't have any photos of his watches.  Recently, he has just been wearing a white dial 116520 Daytona. 

 

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It is quite JD-ish. I think a little bit less quirky though. And I have heard about the repair problems with FPJ, but at least this one is more sturdily constructed than his other creations. At the end of the day, I have more respect for FPJ as an artist than a desire to own one myself.

Also Dino, I found some of the PP and VC references that you listed earlier very interesting. In particular, I really like those asymmetric PP watches. Fascinating watches!

Hi Nuke, I agree with you about respecting Journe as an artist, and having little desire to own one.  As I mentioned, I do like some of his simpler pieces, but I am not interested in buying items that get more maintenance time than wrist time.  Years ago a friend bought a Ulysse Nardin, because he wanted something different from the Rolex, Breitlings and Omegas that many people around him wore.  After 2 years of ownership it had gone back and forth to UN for repairs 3 or 4 times, and he was regretting choosing the UN and wished he had just bought a more mainstream watch.  The headache of shipping it back and forth every few months really ruined what should have been a fun experience for him.

 

Yes, the asymmetric dialed Patek's I mentioned are really interesting.  In addition between the 1950s and 1960s Patek also made some very cool asymmetric cased watches that are quite rare and beautiful.  In fact all of the big three have offered time only watches with asymmetric cases in years past.  

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plz to break into papa dinos house with a professional camera and report back. tongue.gif
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plz to break into papa dinos house with a professional camera and report back. tongue.gif

He was talking about having me bring it to the Henry Stern Agency to get it serviced, maybe sometime in the next year.  So if he follow through and he asks me to transport it for him, I will be sure to snap plenty of wrist shots....who knows with that on my wrist I might never return home ;) 

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sounds good to me.
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I wonder if there's a minute repeater coming that makes the sound effect too?

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I normally do not post here as I am a member of a couple of other watch forums but I will share an Omega that I bought for my birthday a couple of year ago from the 50's

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Thanks for sharing that Farhad, I'm a huge fan of vintage Omegas.

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Lovely watch Farhad.do you mind sharing how much it was? im looking for some vintage Omegas and im very new to the watch scene.
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Recently at work a coworker asked me about my Hamilton as it caught his eye while we were at lunch.  My TWAT ears raised as we started discussing watches.  He has a Tissot, Citizen Eco-drive, and some other watches but expressed interest in acquiring a Hamilton once he finds one he likes.  I mentioned I looked at them at a mall in Ohio then decided to purchase online after the jewelry store would not budge on MSRP.  I told him buying a Hamilton at MSRP is not worth it when most places offer a discount on MSRP.

 

Anyway he mentioned the jewelry store in town where my fiancee bought my GMT and I said I have done business with them in terms of wedding bands and a watch but they do not carry Hamilton's.  I listed the brands they carried and he asked what watch my fiancee purchased.  I mentioned the watch and it sort of turned him off of talking about watches with me.  It brought along some sort of stigma not being able to talk about all watches in general no matter the price.  After that the conversation died and moved onto another topic.

 

The reason this bothered me is that most people at my office tend to own luxury cars, lake houses, boats, or collect something of value and are not afraid to talk about them.  I know this guy in general collects guitars which add up to quite a bit of money but when someone mentions a $9K watch it makes them look at you differently.  

 

I'd assume other TWATers have come across this.  It bothered me a little but I just brushed it off.  What do other TWATers do?

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From his perspective, he was talking Hamiltons, you were on the same wavelength, then he wanted to know what watch in that range was available from the store you mentioned and you suddenly revealed you were slumming it...
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