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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. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Yeah it's pretty silly - when you buy something, it should become yours to do what you please with it. If you're in the market for an exotic though, you owe it to yourself to check out McLaren... who doesn't treat potential customers like lepers.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    on the other hand, no one has to sell you their wares. if they stipulate sale conditions that you dont like, dont buy it. imo, this is the type of thing where if both parties appreciate where the other is coming from, it works fine, if not, not.
     
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    I don't think Patek has any stipulations regarding when or who to sell it to. Not to mention, the idea of only reselling to them if you don't want to pass to future generations almost implies you have to keep it forever. Ferrari is huge on bringing law suits when it comes to patent/copyright infringement, but they don't bother to actually enforce the 1st right of refusal agreement (and I believe that has a time limit also). You simply lose the ability to buy a new one from their dealers. I believe on the hourlounge.com which is a VC sponsored website, previously showed one of the products of their bespoke workshop.

    +1
     
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    No one puts a gun to your head and makes you buy a Patek or Ferrari. If a person doesn't like their policies they don't have to buy one.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    hmmmm, ill try and find the article, ill lyk if i find it.
     
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    I wasn't aware of the application process that Ferrai has and thanks for pointing this out.

    Your right Patek doesn't include the owner when designing of the watch, and your right I think part of it is to make people feel special and I'm sure part is to make sure they spend a bit more before getting an application watch as well. But regardless it is the way they tend do things in the luxury watch business. There are certain watches you just can't get as easily. However there are enough people who are more than willing to put in their application.

    (This following part I've heard but not confirmed) Also they don't really want these watches to be re-sold as it it would kind of take away from the whole application process in the first place. I don't think you have to sign anything, however you may not be able to get another application piece if they find out about it. Since Patek would be the only one capable of servicing these watches, they would be able to find out about it pretty easily.
     
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    Thanks mate, yep, your Sub certainly ticks the colourful box!
     
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    I recently tried on the Black Bay and Pelagos at an AD in Melbourne. I really liked both watches although I am coming down on the side of the Pelagos at the moment, as I love the titanium case, the ceramic lumed bezel, and the depth adjusting bracelet - all very cool features. The Pelagos is pretty big and bulky, however, so it is definately a watch for swimming, diving, weekend BBQs etc only. It does have a bit of a Seiko vibe to it, I agree!
     
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    Not only that, but the Maxi Dial makes it just that much easier to read.
     
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    Hi here's a few pics from earlier today of my own Patek :) not an application piece but I love it nonetheless ...
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    the pics with the sunlight are sublime.
     
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    Watch porn indeed.
     
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    Very nice indeed.
     
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    Weariing this one today.
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    I love the look of moon phase watches, but I'm yet to figure out why I would need it.
     
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    No one needs a moonphase. It's just pretty
     
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    For me, someimes it's more for the beauty than it is for the function.





    Others may disagree, but one could make the same arguement for the exhibition case back as well.
     
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    I can understand them not wanting them to be re-sold. One, it sort of cheapens the experience and two, they don't make anything on the re-sale. I agree, most likely if they discover you have sold the watch at auction shortly after taking delivery they probably will never sell you another watch that requires an application. I know Patek keeps track of auction results as I've seen results printed in the Patek magazine that gets sent to registered Patek owners.
    Beautiful watch! I tried one on at a dealer recently and was surprised by its size. It definitely wears and feels smaller than their previous chronographs. Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing them.
    Love the vintage Sub! Its a design I never tire of seeing.
    Nice Sub C no-date. How do you like it? I saw one for the first time this weekend. It might be the first time I think I liked the non-date version more than a Sub Date.
     
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