The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Speaking of blue-dialed Rollies...anybody got the "newish" Yachtmaster with red seconds hand?

    It looked pretty good in my AD's case, although I'm not really in the market...and I'm probably not what you'd really call a Yachtmaster kind of guy LOL.

    But IMHO that one has a pretty nice shade of blue, and it comes across a little darker/deeper in person vs. the pics I've seen online.
     


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    baby blue Day/Date is sweet!
     


  3. in stitches

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    BLOOOOO ROLEXES WIN TEH DAY!!!!!!
     


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    Guess what I saw at the IWJG show in Brooklyn this morning?



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    Pop quiz!

    1. What is this watch / reference number / complications?

    2. How easy is it to obtain this watch, given that it was just introduced in Basel last year?

    3. What are the chances that one would see a watch like this in the secondary market, when as far as I can tell the very first of its kind which entered the US via an authorized dealer was about two to three weeks ago, and was sold to an owner of a Miami sports team?

    4. Would you feel queasy if this came with no papers?

    5. What was the asking price that was lobbed at me when I asked?

    6. Did I buy this piece?
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    1 - 6. who gives a crap, if you havent bought it already its only a matter of time.
     


  6. no frills

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    Bawhawhawhaw, I'm sorry stitchy - did I catch you at a prickly moment?

    Even if I had the funds to buy this I actually don't like the aesthetics of this one. But it was interesting to see it in the secondary market.
     


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    (1) Patek Philippe 5204 Split-Seconds Chronographs With Perpetual Calendar
    (2) Probably not easy?
    (3) Unlikely, clearly someone does not like watches that much
    (4) Yes, that it would, but I am sure it is verifiable
    (5) $350,000
    (6) Negative, ghostrider

    For some reason or another, I dig it. It is kind of funky. For some reason or another, if I was handing over that chunk of change for that kind of watch, I would want it to be quirky.

    What is my prize? The 5204 maybe?
     


  8. in stitches

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    lol, did not mean to be prickly, just getting to the meat of the issue. :)

    that being said,

    1. What is this watch / reference number / complications?

    no idea / no idea / looks to be perp cal, moon-phase, chrono. could be a repeater on the side, hard to tell in the packaging/case. their tourbs are always in the back, but they usually say tourb on the dial and i dont seem to see that. thats what i see anyways.

    2. How easy is it to obtain this watch, given that it was just introduced in Basel last year?

    i would imagine not very easy.

    3. What are the chances that one would see a watch like this in the secondary market, when as far as I can tell the very first of its kind which entered the US via an authorized dealer was about two to three weeks ago, and was sold to an owner of a Miami sports team?

    chances could be high. any number of people in any number of countries could have bought one and then passed it off soon after. collectors can be fickle like that.

    4. Would you feel queasy if this came with no papers?

    would not buy it without papers or without being able to send it in to PP for verification. no question about that.

    5. What was the asking price that was lobbed at me when I asked?

    259k and change, but hard to say without knowing the model and complications.

    6. Did I buy this piece?

    noap. or, erm, not yet.
     
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    Doesn't really help with LA, but if you make it to NYC, I'm a really big fan of Aaron Faber.
     


  10. no frills

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    Teehee, I was just teasing, stitchy! You were pretty much on point with all of your responses, even without knowing the specific reference number. I take full responsibility for that because of the crappy pic. Here is a better pic from Hodinkee, this is Patek's new split seconds perpetual calendar chronograph, the 5204P:


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    Review here:

    http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/patek-philippe-5204-title-here-live-pics

    Retails for $317,500! Asking price a bit higher than that at least at the IWJG show because of the piece's relative rarity. The lack of papers might not necessarily indicate dubious provenance: it might well be from a high-profile collector (Psy???) who would prefer to remain anonymous, or not reveal personal info like their address, which might be written down on the Certificate of Origin.

    Still, there are things about the aesthetics of this piece that I do not quite like - price tag aside. It was just super interesting to see it in the secondary market like that, I don't know of many people who have handled this one personally. This is currently an application piece from Patek so whoever sold it off either got it directly from the Stern family or had to wait a bit to get it from an AD.

    And yeah, I do not think I am buying this piece! [​IMG]
     


  11. in stitches

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    thanks for the info. i quite like it. :)
     


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    I know, I know, I should not be intrigued.

    But I am intrigued.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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  13. in stitches

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    i wish i could take pics like that. :(
     


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    Regarding the lack of provenance on that split-second perpetual - is that a movement that could even be faked, if the complication actually works?
     


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