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Patek, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold or White Gold. Help in choosing the color.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mell, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. mell

    mell Well-Known Member

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    I have picked out the Patek I want to purchase but am wondering what the preference is on metal color. White Gold, Yellow Gold or Rose Gold. In speaking to the Patek saleman, he indicated that White Gold is the most popular, but that may be because that is what he has in stock. Any advice will be appreciated.
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like yellow gold. When I was younger I preferred white, but now think that the softness of yellow is especially nice. Rose can be beautiful as well.
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Depends first on the dial colour, and second on the hands color/metal

    As an absolute, I'd say RG/PG is my favorite metal for dress watches, WG comes second and YG last
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Rose gold with a blue or black face is stunning. The Lange Datograph and AP ROOS in rose gold are my dream watches.
     
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    Rose gold always for me.
    Yellow gold is too plain and can be tacky.
    White gold is ok, but is plain as stainless steel.
     
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    mell Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at several models and all have the white dial with gold hands. Of course the gold hands match the y/g case. Model # 5110, 5146 and the 5130 World Time model. The 5130 is available in r/g.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    AP ROOS in rose gold
    Gaudy!
     
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    I think Rose Gold works especially well with high-end dress watches. White Gold is nice as well but not as good as Rose Gold. I hate Yellow Gold.
     
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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I am looking at several models and all have the white dial with gold hands. Of course the gold hands match the y/g case. Model # 5110, 5146 and the 5130 World Time model. The 5130 is available in r/g.

    IMO: 5110 and 5130 are most beautiful in PT, 5146 in WG
     
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    At the risk of offending the OP, this seems like an odd question. You're ready to throw down major ducats on a PP (what, $10K at a minimum?), but you want other people's opinions on what color it should be?
     
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    rose gold is my favorite by it matches with nothing. I still like yellow gold, when done right, it's the best color for a gold watch. Rolex does a good job with yellow gold.
     
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    Gaudy!

    that's how I roll.
     
  14. Mustapha

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    I have picked out the Patek I want to purchase but am wondering what the preference is on metal color. White Gold, Yellow Gold or Rose Gold. In speaking to the Patek saleman, he indicated that White Gold is the most popular, but that may be because that is what he has in stock. Any advice will be appreciated.

    None. Get the Nautilus in steel.[​IMG]
     
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    At the risk of offending the OP, this seems like an odd question. You're ready to throw down major ducats on a PP (what, $10K at a minimum?), but you want other people's opinions on what color it should be?

    A 5146 is going to be $22k at a minimum..
    I always say "The 1st rule of watch buying is buy the watch YOU like"
    The 2nd rule is remember rule #1
     
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    It depends on how old you are. If you're under 40 (male), you shouldn't be wearing any gold at all. White gold is great because it is minimized, platinum is even better (more durable). The riff raff won't know you're wearing a gold watch but they will know it's a PP.

    I prefer yellow gold but it all depends on the dial color and shape of the watch.
     
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    mhdena Senior member

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    It depends on how old you are. If you're under 40 (male), you shouldn't be wearing any gold at all. White gold is great because it is minimized, platinum is even better (more durable). The riff raff won't know you're wearing a gold watch but they will know it's a PP. I prefer yellow gold but it all depends on the dial color and shape of the watch.
    The "riff raff" won't recognize most any watch on a strap. and probably never heard of PP. Now a gold Rolex yea they'll notice
     
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    Rose gold with a blue or black face is stunning.

    What he said.
     
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    Platinum, rose gold or white gold. In that order. Never been a huge fan of yellow gold.
     
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    It depends on how old you are. If you're under 40 (male), you shouldn't be wearing any gold at all.
    I did not know that.[​IMG]
     

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