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After meeting Frills in person, one of the things I enjoyed most about was how he views and enjoys his time pieces. He just doesn't let the concern of babying get in the way of his enjoyment. I think this story is a great example of that aspect of him. And it's something I took away with me after getting the chance to hang out with him. Great stuff Frills! Not that it happened of course but the way you handled it.
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Frills - great post man. You wear the watch, not the other way around. I'm sure it's just a fluke and Patek will make it right. Keep us posted.

Hey even a Ferrari can have a tail light that goes out. As you pointed out, there are more important things in life.

ps - good time to mention the importance of going to an AD vs a grey market..
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No one expects a little silver looking thing on the ground is a piece of platinum.  Sorry for the loss Frills!

 

@wurger  The panda needs a black strap then it would be game on!  

 

@aol910 The Seiko "monster" line has a black version.  I think it is 42mm but the guys here that have the orange version can comment.  Looks great for a couple hundred bucks.  

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Will report on the repair experience tomorrow.
 

/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/

When pressing the pusher causes the pusher to disintegrate and disappear ...its time to cut back on your work outs Frills ;)

 

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And on a lighter note - from yesterday morning when my pusher cap was still present - here's the wrist situation yesterday. Quite like the VCA cuff links paired with the black strap 3970P.


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/****** Apparently I live on Instagram too - mainly timepieces, shoes, attire and the occasional cheeseburger. @no_frills_vc. ******/

Love that pairing of the VC&A links with the 3970P.  Very sharp!

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No one expects a little silver looking thing on the ground is a piece of platinum.  Sorry for the loss Frills!

 

@wurger  The panda needs a black strap then it would be game on!

 

@aol910 The Seiko "monster" line has a black version.  I think it is 42mm but the guys here that have the orange version can comment.  Looks great for a couple hundred bucks. 

thanks! i'll take a look at it

post #28686 of 37471
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Well on the bright side, at least the movement didn't came off.

 

Hahahah! I actually know of a certain dealer who tried to pass off a 5004 (that's a $200,000+ watch) with NO MOVEMENT to one of his clients whom he probably knew treated his watches as safe queens.  Hey, why not just give a case to a collector who doesn't actually use his watches?  Hahahah.  What a dweeb.

 

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Frills, much respect for responding to the situation so matter of fact and not reacting! Could of got nasty, but not you nod[1].gif
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Great attitude Frills.

 

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After meeting Frills in person, one of the things I enjoyed most about was how he views and enjoys his time pieces. He just doesn't let the concern of babying get in the way of his enjoyment. I think this story is a great example of that aspect of him. And it's something I took away with me after getting the chance to hang out with him. Great stuff Frills! Not that it happened of course but the way you handled it.
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No one expects a little silver looking thing on the ground is a piece of platinum.  Sorry for the loss Frills!

 

Thanks, TWAT brothers.

 

Truth be told, I don't mean to sound preachy. I really don't know how I would have reacted until the situation presented itself. I feel fortunate that I took it with relative nonchalance.  I wouldn't say I WASN'T concerned at all, but I was in a bar with a bunch of watch enthusiasts and I took off the watch for them to check out too, spent the next couple of hours meeting new people and eating decent gyoza and sliders, and went home and made arrangements for repair.

 

I am glad to find out that my possessions haven't possessed me. Yet!  I didn't go Gollum last night heh heh.

 

 

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Frills - great post man. You wear the watch, not the other way around. I'm sure it's just a fluke and Patek will make it right. Keep us posted.

Hey even a Ferrari can have a tail light that goes out. As you pointed out, there are more important things in life.

ps - good time to mention the importance of going to an AD vs a grey market..

 

And on that note, I actually got my 3970P from a grey dealer!  Remember, it's a discontinued piece (Patek discontinued the 3970 line in 2004) so unless you've got an AD sitting on it for eight years, NOS, then you're out of luck.

 

My dealer is fantastic - he offered to replace it for me via Patek USA, free of charge to me.  Nice.  Not every grey dealer will offer this kind of service or pick up the tab too, so I guess this is a good time to give my grey dealer a shout out!

 

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frilly, are your single-cuff shirts custom made?

 

Yes they are - convertible button too!

 

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When pressing the pusher causes the pusher to disintegrate and disappear ...its time to cut back on your work outs Frills ;)

 

Love that pairing of the VC&A links with the 3970P.  Very sharp!

 

Hahah thanks Dino!  But I need to work out my wrists because they are too small...!  Guess the heavy cuff links might help with that!  :cheers:

post #28687 of 37471
Late to the party here, but thought I would mention...

That says a lot that the loss of a pusher did not cause you too much worry. It is hard to remember sometimes that these little things on our wrists are... well, just that!

I am glad to hear that it is remedied. Those in NYC, keep your eyes out.
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Late to the party here, but thought I would mention...

That says a lot that the loss of a pusher did not cause you too much worry. It is hard to remember sometimes that these little things on our wrists are... well, just that!

I am glad to hear that it is remedied. Those in NYC, keep your eyes out.

post #28689 of 37471
frilly, clearly your watch is a fake. send it to me.
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frilly, clearly your watch is a fake. send it to me.

 

:cheers:

 

There was one guy who offered a straight, fair trade last night - his COMPLETE DSSD with my INCOMPLETE 3970P.  I was tempted...

 

Also, by "straight" I mean "straightforward" as opposed to "not straight" referring to sexual orientation.  Just clarifying.

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lolz. get him to throw in full KU newds.
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lolz. get him to throw in full KU newds.

 

WHAT? DSSD + KU newds for an INCOMPLETE 3970P... Oh man I might not be able to resist..........

post #28693 of 37471
......and then there are some who would go apeshit over a lost button or loose thread
post #28694 of 37471
This post is a bit late since we were talking about Hamiltons a while back. I realized that I still had one:




34mm case, fixed strap bars. This has been sitting around for close to two decades now and the watch is in serious need of oiling - it won't run unless you wind it up all the way, power reserve down to a little over a day, loses a couple of minutes a day or so. I don't even know if one can open the case anymore...
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Question for you guys. Would it be completely ridiculous for your wife to have/wear the exact same watch as you? I'm not talking about his and hers Datejusts like what Cleav posted (which I think is a lovely concept), but literally 2 identical men's size watches.

 

I can see why some would think it lame, but actually that's not my issue: we all do cute stuff with out beloveds that would make other people cringe.  Matching watches is a little more public, but really not that big a deal I don't think.  My issue is that if Mrs TC likes watches that you like, why waste money buying two of the same watch?  I like Frilly's system way better: similar watches that you can both share, or match up (kind of) when you feel like it.  Of course it helps  that Mr and Mrs Frilly have the same wrists, and the RO bracelet in your case is not something you want to keep fiddling with.  But I think the principle's still good: don't go identical, maybe just variations on the theme, even if they're all men's and the same size?

 

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Was it the Borg that said "resistance is futile"?

 

 

Now I'm not normally a subdials man...but 7 of 9...*sigh*...you could be my Datograph....

 

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 Any suggestions on similarly priced dive watches that are just about 40mm?...I think I could manage going up to 42mm but definitely not bigger

 

+1 on the Monster.  It is satisfyingly chunky and heavy, but not a silly size.  Even with the orange dial on mine, having bought it purely for exercising and the beach, I find myself wearing it frequently as a "casual" watch under a shirt cuff.  I have a strong love for this silly thing, and for as little as $200 for the older (nicer) model, what do you have to lose?  If you want something very solid, I almost bought a Stowa Prodiver (then I got the Seiko and realised I didn't need it, at least not next), which has rave reviews and again is sensibly proportioned and a serious dive watch.  Muehle make some beauties if the budget can fit, but then you're getting into Seamaster etc prices.

 

I like that Longines though.

 

 

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mimo, i was also looking at the Longines Heritage Chronograph, but in the contrasting dial
 

 

I don't think the black subdials work with the rather classic off-white dial.  And of course, ever "panda" seems like a poor imitation of a certain Daytona in some ways.  But I get it. :)

 

 

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And on a lighter note - from yesterday morning when my pusher cap was still present - here's the wrist situation yesterday. Quite like the VCA cuff links paired with the black strap 3970P.
 

 

Your most awesomeist watch, even with its dodgy pushers, and a lovely combination.  Keep posting like that and you might actually break the internet.  

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