Originally Posted by DLJr
I'll be honest, I wasn't a fan at first (relative to his other Pateks that is), but it's grown to a point where I am just drawn to it. I think it speaks to why I take a long time to make a watch purchase (besides having to save money); over time I tend to find things that either let me down in a watch that I never really noticed because I was so taken by other features (MUT Moon's case, sorry Nuke), or that I fall in love with that I found odd at first (the case on Frills 5040). Granted that doesn't always happen, sometimes I end up in the same place I started it, but I definitely take the tortoise's approach as opposed to the hare's for watches.
That's the beauty of this hobby. We learn things, our tastes change, and things that we didn't love at first, can often change and become things we like and appreciate. Over time you can really see how your understanding and tastes change. Years ago, I wanted a date window on most of my watches and thought it was the company skimping when it wasn't there. Now there are certain watches, I don't want a date window on, I prefer the symmetry one gets from not having a date, particularly on some dress watches. In addition, when I started collecting, I had no interest in watches unless they were round. Then I slowly came around to liking square or rectangular watches. Then a friend bought a Cartier Tortue single pusher chronograph (it has a similar case shape to the PP 5040). At first I thought it was odd looking, and a shape I'd never consider. But over time its beauty grew on me, I came to appreciate, and it and now I really love the tortue and tonneau shaped watches. Sure not everything changes there are some watches that just don't appeal to me, but I do understand how your opinion of the 5040 changed.
Originally Posted by no frills
And all this love for my 5040 makes my heart swell. A few more giant pics from TapaTalk for the sharing win: