Does anyone have $12,500

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    to give me so that I can buy this Patek? So pretty . . .
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    Wow, I really, really, really like that watch. That's unbelievable.
     
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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Had one, not really my cup of tea (although Patek really does not make complicated watches in SS) since the band did not curve enough for my preference. I can recall when retail for the 5085 was around $13k...

    Jon.
     
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    That's one of the few Patek watches I like, I tried one on at the Tourneau store in the Forum Shops, pretty slick watch.
     
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    Not bad at all. Of course, if I had $13K I'd be spending it at Alexander Kabbaz and a couple of nice suits.
     
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    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Not my style at all. Give me a totally classic watch, gold casing, roman numerals, very simple with a dark brown alligator band. That's the way to go.
     
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    I'm of the opposite school of thought here, in saying that anyone can make a watch that looks like that with similar functionality, but making a more complicated automatic like this patek requires more artistry, of course I like the styling as well, which is just personal opinion. I'd be interested in hearing what ernest thought about this patek.
     
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    the face is gorgeous, the band is bleh IMO. So many are.
     
  9. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I agree that the watch looks better on a black croc band.  Unfortunately, only the white gold version comes with that, and it's an extra $10K or so.
     
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    I personally prefer that watch on a bracelet, although I think a band may look better for some other watches (including my IWC Pilot's Chrono)
     
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    i think it's rather subtle, and i like that. not minimalist yet not over the top. the ordinal numbers instead of roman numerals is a nice touch.
     
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    Maybe we should pool our funds and then, instead of getting a StyleForum tie or wooden hanger, each of us could wear it for a day and forward it to the next StyleForum member on the list. [​IMG]
     
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    if my memory serves me correctly, I am down with that.
     
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    I have exchanged emails with the seller this summer. He helped me buy a vintage Patek 3440. He is extremely knowledgeable and was very helpful in getting me to know more about my watch.
     
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    I can't believe Patek couldn't design a nicer looking bracelet to complement the watch face. FWIW, in the few months I've spent researching finer timepieces, the only appeal I find in Patek's are their resale value. The ONLY Patek that I find myself consistently admiring is the WG Caltrava on the black croc strap, but for that price I'd rather have a WG Blancpain Villeret AND my IWC as a beater.

    AC, if you like the Patek aesthetic for this particular watch, I suggest looking at some of the newer model Zeniths (reserve de marche), and the second-hand market for Glashutte Originale. I wouldn't be surprised if the price on the latter skyrockets in the next few years.
     

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