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    Patek Philippe - something different

    £25k or best offer for a Patek atomic clock, now that is something different isn’t it?
    It looks pretty ugly but I would not mind it in the workshop!

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F332524144468

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    Versus a free time app on App or Play stores, it looks pretty pricey.

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    That looks ace, particularly the hifi aesthetic.

    Probably someone will buy it then stick a strap on and resell it as a marriage watch

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    Very cool. The ultimate tool watch?


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    I have seen an electronic Patek Master clock in the flesh at the British Horological institute's museum, and I actually quite like their design, the one in the museum had loads of analog dials and looked very interesting.
    "hifi esthaetic" mentioned above is a good way to describe it, they are very retro hifi. They also remind me of the instrumentation found in outdated control rooms in the process/ Oil & gas industry. It makes them cool in my book!
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    I want one! Ugly is as ugly does and I actually think I would rather look at that than some of the hideous objects that purport to be haut horologie. Perhaps a tad out of my price range though. Hurry up and buy it so I can come and see it



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Versus a free time app on App or Play stores, it looks pretty pricey.
    You win the award for most pointless & ridiculous post of the year decade internet.

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    I don't believe that it's an atomic clock - more like some kind of time master source. When the BBC left Bush House in 2012 they sold off a stack of this time equipment; presumably used in their radio studios. Maybe the famous beeps were managed by a Patek Philippe? It's one of my horological regrets that I didn't bid in the auctions at the time; if I remember correctly a lot of these went for something in the region of £1200 plus fees. They were in better cosmetic condition than this one and could have looked reasonable if mounted in a bit of custom walnut, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    if I remember correctly a lot of these went for something in the region of £1200 plus fees.
    That would be a really good price for a very interesting piece of horology! I very much doubt the seller will get near his £25k asking price, but I guess anything vintage and unusual with Patek written on is worth taking a chance from a seller's point of view.

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    That’s a small set.





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    I like that a lot and I can guarantee my wife doesn't, which is more than enough reason to.. oh... £25k. Damn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post
    That’s a small set.
    That's the spirit! As a matter of interest, where did these come from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    That's the spirit! As a matter of interest, where did these come from?
    That is part of the decoration in the ”Constellation Room” of the Hour Glass Malmaison in Singapore, one of the most interesting watch shops I’ve ever entered, highly recommend a visit if possible.

    http://www.thehourglass.com/boutique...tic-malmaison/

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    Thanks.
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    I am in awe.

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