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. Dino944

    Dino944 Senior member

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    Hi Kai,

    Either you had a bad example of a 5134, or you are really tough on your watches? My Dad has never had any problems with his Travel Time with regard to buttons accidentally being depressed. He thinks its one of the better Pateks he has owned. I've handled my Dad's Travel Time and based on button placement and the resistance the buttons have, it would be difficult to accidentally reset the time (at least on his) unless you hit it against something with a pretty good amount of force. Sorry to hear your experience with it wasn't as good as my Dads ownership experience. But as you pointed out, the nice thing is basically any Patek with a complication purchased 10 years ago is worth more than the buyer paid.

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  2. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I actually wasn't paying close enough attention.

    I didn't have the 5134. I had the earlier model, the 5034 with the hobnail finish.

    It looked like this (not my photo) [​IMG]
     


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    Can't say I'm a fan of those big floating numbers...
     


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    Normally, I wouldn't be that interested either-- and certainly don't like the ones that are really obvious. It happens, though, that they combine to produce the sail number of a boat I'm rather fond of. So if they whisper their identity, that's OK. A discreet monogram.

    Somewhere, there's a Credor with a porcelain face that makes an even more subtle hint toward those numerals. For a lot more $$, though.
     
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    Dino944 Senior member

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    Hi Kai, thanks for clarifying that. It probably explains some of the issues you had. The 5134 has a completely different case and pusher design, than the earlier 5034. Even if you weren't happy with its performance, at least you were able to sell it for more than you paid.
     


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    heard back from my AD today. apparently, they lost the panerai line. then i heard from my boss that they also lost rolex and cartier. somebody is fucking with the wrong people.
     


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    They're following the same strategy as many Richemont and Swatch Group brands: rolling out own boutiques everywhere and de-emphasizing AD in those areas. It's amazing that there wasn't one Panerai boutique in the US six or seven years ago and that there's now 8, including 3 in Florida alone...
     


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    While not mine (or in my price range), I came across a few articles about Hajime Asaoka that were pretty interesting. Being self taught and based in Japan, I wonder if he will be able to break into the market successfully. Maybe some of the more experienced posters in the thread can provide insight/opinions.

    http://www.hodinkee.com/hands-on-wi...-end-independent-watchmaking-from-tokyo-japan
    http://www.watchesbysjx.com/2012/08/a-new-watch-from-hajime-asaoka-with-16.html

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  10. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    interesting design, not bad looking, but a bit too art deco/batman gotham city/futuristic look for me.

    as to whether the brand will catch on, only time will tell.
     


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    Kai Senior member

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    Today's watch (vintage Seiko chronograph with an alligator strap)

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    Love the vintage stuff myself. Here's a 1952 solid 18K gold Vulcain. Really love the understated elegance.



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  13. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I like the lugs on this watch.
     


  14. in stitches

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    +1. its like they are backwards. very cool.
     


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    I haven't gotten the watch in my possession yet, but will post pics when I do. It was the 116520 Daytona with F serial. The sub wasn't in great shape, prolly 88% by TZ standards, kind of a throw in. It was a blue date I got used ages ago and has probably 2-3 years of actual wrist time on it from me.
     
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