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The Gentlemen had a shit ton of collar gaps for bespoke clothing.
Not to mention a consistently fucked up right shoulder on nearly all McConaughey's jackets and some really busted shirt collars, but there are some redeeming stylistic features as well.
 

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Immediately upon seeing the watch in the Hodinkee article, and before the comparison shot I'm posting here, I thought "this brings a whole new meaning to 'Zenith Daytona'."

 

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I agree to some degree and just posted back at someone who called it a "Daytona killer".
Yeah, I’m not sure I get it. Sure all chronographs share some design elements by nature, but this is about as close to a knock off as one can get without actually being a knock off.

Even the bracelet is the same. I doubt someone holding out for a Daytona will just throw in the towel on the waiting and get this one because it’s “close enough.”
 

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I want to steer as far as possible away from politics as possible, please. For fuck sake, our daily lives (here in America, at least) are saturated with that shit.

However, a valid point somewhere there emerged: the OPTICS of wearing a watch, whatever it may be. The “baggage” of wearing a watch is such an interesting dynamic. I once owned a Rolex Day-Date 40 in solid gold and champagne dial - the Soprano watch, but updated. It was my grail watch. I loved it so much. One day, when I was a younger man, I flew to Michigan to meet with a client. I wore it to the meeting. He kept looking at it. At the end of the meeting, and after about an hour of post-meeting discussion, he said “if you think I’m going to pay you [my hourly rate] just so you can buy another fucking Gold Rolex, think again, pal.” I sold it two days afterward and it taught my young, senseless ass a valuable lesson: mind your wrist, for everyone else may.

Let’s stay amicable and centered, gentlemen. Thank you.

P.S.: I still love you, Annie (that was her name)
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This story is brutal, sorry man. Watch was stunning, sorry you had to let it go... I am lucky that in my specific line of work I don’t have to deal with these optics, but instead different ones... doctors are not known for their financial acumen
 

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Alright, calling on all sharp eyes. Below are photos of a Patek 5170 I’m looking at. It’s one of the last available new from an authorized dealer. It is overseas so I can’t inspect in person.

Is it just me or does it look like the case might have been polished/refinished? The edges of the lugs appear ever so slightly softened. Or it could just be the photo / lighting. Or my paranoia.

Also, looks like there might be some hairline scratches on the bezel.

It is 2015 production. Dealer has had it for five years, which makes me worry about handling and shop wear.

Thoughts?

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I want to steer as far as possible away from politics as possible, please. For fuck sake, our daily lives (here in America, at least) are saturated with that shit.

However, a valid point somewhere there emerged: the OPTICS of wearing a watch, whatever it may be. The “baggage” of wearing a watch is such an interesting dynamic. I once owned a Rolex Day-Date 40 in solid gold and champagne dial - the Soprano watch, but updated. It was my grail watch. I loved it so much. One day, when I was a younger man, I flew to Michigan to meet with a client. I wore it to the meeting. He kept looking at it. At the end of the meeting, and after about an hour of post-meeting discussion, he said “if you think I’m going to pay you [my hourly rate] just so you can buy another fucking Gold Rolex, think again, pal.” I sold it two days afterward and it taught my young, senseless ass a valuable lesson: mind your wrist, for everyone else may.

Let’s stay amicable and centered, gentlemen. Thank you.

P.S.: I still love you, Annie (that was her name)
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Rolex does have baggage, imo. I used to have a Sub Date and it often made me feel uncomfortable around people that weren't that well off.

Just stick to Patek or A Lange & Sohn :) No one will ever know.
 

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Immediately upon seeing the watch in the Hodinkee article, and before the comparison shot I'm posting here, I thought "this brings a whole new meaning to 'Zenith Daytona'."

That’s been a common observation. However, must keep in mind that Zenith/Heuer/Daytona chronographs all originate from the same era and all appeared very similar, with black bezels and high-contrast “panda” dials. It was just the fashion of the times. Rolex did not invent the look, though the Daytona has been the most consistent torchbearer. So these Zeniths are not necessarily copying the Daytona but just recalling their own heritage.
 

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Alright, calling on all sharp eyes. Below are photos of a Patek 5170 I’m looking at. It’s one of the last available new from an authorized dealer. It is overseas so I can’t inspect in person.

Is it just me or does it look like the case might have been polished/refinished? The edges of the lugs appear ever so slightly softened. Or it could just be the photo / lighting. Or my paranoia.

Also, looks like there might be some hairline scratches on the bezel.

It is 2015 production. Dealer has had it for five years, which makes me worry about handling and shop wear.

Thoughts?

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I'm not an expert but the 2nd picture does look like the lugs have been softened. Maybe show the pictures on the rolexforum in the Patek section. They could also probably help you out.
 

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I'm not an expert but the 2nd picture does look like the lugs have been softened. Maybe show the pictures on the rolexforum in the Patek section. They could also probably help you out.
Done and done. They are very Nautilus-focused over there though.

“Serious” watch forums seem all but extinct. Go-tos used to be Timezone and Purists. Both are pretty dead now.
 

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Rolex does have baggage, imo. I used to have a Sub Date and it often made me feel uncomfortable around people that weren't that well off.

Just stick to Patek or A Lange & Sohn :) No one will ever know.
what a nutty world we live in, no?
 

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