Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Dec 10, 2004.
to give me so that I can buy this Patek? So pretty . . .
Wow, I really, really, really like that watch. That's unbelievable.
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...
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.
Not bad at all. Of course, if I had $13K I'd be spending it at Alexander Kabbaz and a couple of nice suits.
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.
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.
the face is gorgeous, the band is bleh IMO. So many are.
I agree that the watch looks better on a black croc band. Â Unfortunately, only the white gold version comes with that, and it's an extra $10K or so.
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)
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.
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.
if my memory serves me correctly, I am down with that.
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.
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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