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That watch is beautiful. Looks perfect on you.
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Originally Posted by ReversoLover View Post

3940? A beauty if I ever saw one nonetheless; what's your opinion of the 5140p, no frills? I think that blue would be mesmerizing in person...
post #25802 of 31066
Farhad19620, zippy and frills, nice wrist candy.
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Originally Posted by ReversoLover View Post

3940? A beauty if I ever saw one nonetheless; what's your opinion of the 5140p, no frills? I think that blue would be mesmerizing in person...

 

That is indeed a 3940 in platinum.  I think it is superior to the 5140 in terms of overall balance, at least aesthetically (and I realize this is a subjective comment).  Here's why:

 

1.  Both watches use the same cal 240 movement so that negates any advantage the 5140 might have in terms of mechanical advancements.

 

2.  At 37.5mm (sometimes listed as 39mm), the 5140 technically has more space to play with, and yet somehow it manages to squish together the "27" and "5" around the date/moonphase subdial.  Picture below:

 

 

3940 on the right.  Yes, the fonts are larger for the 5140, which some people prefer for legibility. But they messed up that 27 and 5, ick.  Don't see it?  Here's a close-up:

 

 

And it's not an upsizing of font/case versus mechanism and where subdials ought to be located thing.  After all, the 5136/1J is also larger than the 3940, sporting larger fonts.  And yet the squished 27 and 5 are not present:

 

 

3.  I love the 3940 for its slimness - the fact that Patek can fit all those complications into a neat little profile that slips oh so easily under the cuff.  The 5140 looks positively obese by comparison:

 

 

4.  That's just me of course.  Some people love the 5140 for a variety of reasons.  And yes, the blue dial 5140P looks breathtaking in person.  With that said, its MSRP of $109,000 gives me pause, especially when one can get a pre-owned mint 3940P for $55,000 to $60,000.

 

Is beauty really subjective?  I mean... 

 

 

My 3940P is 23 years old.  I love it.  Friends of mine have 5140s in various metals and they love 'em too.  I have nitpicky complaints I outlined above, but really, both pieces are lovely.  My thinking is just that if you're shelling out that much money then the piece should be as close to perfect for you - a piece that doesn't elicit nitpicky complaints.

post #25804 of 31066
Wow thanks for the thorough response! I knew that they both have the same calibre, but I never noticed the squashed 27 and 5. As someone with pretty puny wrists I'm inclined more towards the 3940 as well - anything beginning in the 40's seems a little too large to be dress watch IMHO. Despite your points, both aesthetic and financial, pictures like these do tend to make the heart flutter...

(photo credit off TRF and/or watchprosite)

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no frills, thanks for the lovely explanation of 2 visually similar PPs. fing02[1].gif
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^ +1... love it NoFrills!
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Some beautiful PC PP's on display here, I love them all!
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Originally Posted by ReversoLover View Post

Wow thanks for the thorough response! I knew that they both have the same calibre, but I never noticed the squashed 27 and 5. As someone with pretty puny wrists I'm inclined more towards the 3940 as well - anything beginning in the 40's seems a little too large to be dress watch IMHO. Despite your points, both aesthetic and financial, pictures like these do tend to make the heart flutter... (photo credit off TRF and/or watchprosite)[IMG ALT=""]http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/1008169/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

Agreed. Patek makes mesmerizing blue dials, and the navy strap on white metal is a combination I find to be really beautiful. That's why I had my 3940's strap changed to navy! Haha.

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As for a blue dial from Patek I feel like this one has thoroughly satiated any craving I have for such:

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Thanks everyone for the comments on the previous page.  I figured as much that there could be some sort of "keeping up with the Joneses" or jealousy type thing going on and I just wanted to talk watches.  

 

Also Frilly dropping PP knowledge has me learning their different model numbers!  I still get lost a bit on their more complicated pieces though.  

 

And a final note of this morning....tried to get my dog to sit still for a watches and dogs picture but he is a little hyper before his walk.  Maybe he will calm down for a picture later today.

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The 5711 is probably the model that best showcases that magical blue; here's some cool photos I've found through my various meandering;






Sorry if I give anyone the Nautilus bug with these pictures lol


no frills, have you seen the 5711p in person? I've heard the blue is a little bit lighter/just as mesmerizing (but I don't know if it's 4-5x as mesmerizing like the price is)...
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sigh
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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy day for me. Thought I'd lost this but was going through our extra storage space and found this tucked into an unused jewelry box. Totally misplaced it but glad at the time I at least boxed it!

This was my first automatic. I saw it in a Mens Health mag and fell in love with everything about it. I knew next to nothing about watches but it just called out to me -and got this brand new for a shade over 600. Being a poor intern at the time that was a lot of coin for me. I loved how it felt on my wrist - super light and comfortable. There was this mystique and magic about it being mechanical and would by the motion on my wrist.

Got me through all of residency and then some and I have lots of found memories and consequently it has lots of bodily fluids on it. Been about 7 years and still works like a charm though the vanilla scent from the rubber strap is long gone.

Always had a soft spot for Oris ever since
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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Happy day for me. Thought I'd lost this but was going through our extra storage space and found this tucked into an unused jewelry box. Totally misplaced it but glad at the time I at least boxed it!

This was my first automatic. I saw it in a Mens Health mag and fell in love with everything about it. I knew next to nothing about watches but it just called out to me -and got this brand new for a shade over 600. Being a poor intern at the time that was a lot of coin for me. I loved how it felt on my wrist - super light and comfortable. There was this mystique and magic about it being mechanical and would by the motion on my wrist.

Got me through all of residency and then some and I have lots of found memories and consequently it has lots of bodily fluids on it. Been about 7 years and still works like a charm though the vanilla scent from the rubber strap is long gone.

Always had a soft spot for Oris ever since

Great story, man. That's why watches/clothes are awesome, not necessarily because of their innate coolness, but the great times you have with 'em/associate it with. Congrats on your discovery and acquaintance!
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I have lots of fond memories and consequently it has lots of bodily fluids on it. 

 

I guess there are watch lovers, and then there are watch lovers.

 

:smarmy:

post #25815 of 31066
Haha I just re-read my post. DOH definitely not what I was trying to say!
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