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. S K M

    S K M Senior member

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    Thank you both for your kind words. Indeed, I enjoy it a lot and count on using it for many, many years. When I bought it, I thought I had bought the watch of my life, but alas, the Portuguese is just so nice as well!

    Cheers,
    SKM
     
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    :nodding: AP has some fine offerings as well.


    yeah, defo more of a budgetary issue. they both make models large enough for me to feel comfortable in.


    glad to hear it. :)
     
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    New Sinn 856s (I won't usually be wearing this with a suit):

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    Summer has officially arrived today in New York City, so the color palette has shifted to brighter shades. Here I am standing proud and nerdy beside one of the lions in front of the New York Public Library with my trusty Nautilus 5711/1A.

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    Newcomer, does it still count as a "Frills pose" if I'm not wearing a beat up white t-shirt?
     
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    Nice, but I would love to see a better pic (less blurry) with the jacket and shirt cuff.
     
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    Wanted to share this pic with you all. Friend of mine attended a collector-exclusive Patek event last night in NYC - minute repeater and chronograph exhibition. You'll probably see pics of a similar event from Wednesday night in various forums, as they held one for the media and ADs then; the one on Thursday was for owners/collectors, limited to 100 peeps, and included guys like Michael Ovitz and John Mayer. Friend confesses that he wheedled his way in and jumped through hoops to get an invite - although this is also a guy who was in Geneva from June 9 to 14 on Patek's dime, so it's not like he has a puny collection.

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    This bad a** piece is a 5074 perpetual calendar minute repeater in platinum. Retail price is $630,000, if you can even get one since it's an application piece. Interesting aesthetics, and at 42mm the case and numeral design reminds me a lot of the 5070 (sans the chrono, plus a perp cal and minute repeater).
     
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    Yes, the navy suede shoes are from Leffot. Hey, thanks for sharing this article! SJX just posted this today, huh! Will read now.
     
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    Beautiful. :drool:
     
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    Hah hah hah, I really enjoyed reading this article. So many references and statements about how the 3970 basically "sucks" compares to its "cousins" (the 2499 and the 5970 come up repeatedly):

    "Widely regarded as less desirable than the preceding Ref. 2499 or subsequent Ref. 5970, the Ref. 3970 is nevertheless a significant timepiece."

    "After those two came the ref. 3970 but it has never been seen in the same light. On the secondary market the ref. 3970 is the least expensive of all the Patek Philippe chronographs with perpetual calendar.

    Because of the relatively large numbers produced - the commonly cited figure is about 4000 for the ref. 3970 while for the ref. 2499 it's only 349 - the ref. 3970 has never been as sought after. Even its successor, the larger ref. 5970 with an identical movement, is more valuable because of its shorter production run and presumably fewer numbers."

    "The ref. 3970 will never eclipse its cousins in collectability or rarity..."

    Not that I was actually gunning for a 2499 given its $300K entry price, but I did give the 5970 versus 5270 versus 3970 decision a whole lot of thought. It is true that 3970 pricing is cheaper than for the other references (which my wallet very much appreciated). I suppose it really is less desirable in the collector's market.

    But ya know what? I love my 3970. I love 'em both. More than the 5970s and the 5270s I've seen.

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    And in the end, that's all that matters. To me, at least. [​IMG]
     
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    Nice Sinn Winot - I dig the all black look, and legibility is top notch.

    Well, I just arranged to re-purchase a watch that I had sold to good friend and fellow watch nut some 10 years ago. Hopefully I will be able to pick it up on the way home from work - pics to follow. Hint - it's a distant cousin to the Speedmaster, but it's not an Omega.
     
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    Posing is posing, my friend, but for this look I think you've got the watch all wrong. While waiting (again) in a certain mall, I couldn't help but look at this for you:


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    But just in case you're not quite manly enough yet for the "SAS" edition and its camouflage and "trigger", there's always this:


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    And if you're getting all that love, you can't forget Madame Frilly: that thing on the dial moves around with the rotor. Apparently it's a new-Perrelet patent. That not so many will want to steal...




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    Don't say I never do anything for you. [​IMG]

    Oh...yeah, the minute repeater's OK. But of all your watch wonders, I also like the 3970 best.
     
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    ^^ Hah hah hah I love everything you just wrote above, mimo!

    Not everyone loves the 3970. I have a friend who was enamored of the idea of one, until he actually tried one on the wrist and found that its 36mm was too small for him.

    He's putting it up for sale here:

    http://market.watchprosite.com/?show=collection.detail&id=161568

    This is a 3970 in rose gold, circa 1997. Looks mint, hallmarks crisp. How in the world you fall out of love with a piece like this, I do not know. But hey, to each his own.

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    Regularly retails for between $115 to $125K - a steal at $108K! Anyone interested....?
     
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    As requested, with added turn back action (still a crappy iPhone pick though I'm afraid):

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    who makes those pants?
     
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