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    Itchy feet

    Read a few posts lately about the right number of watches currently running with 4 that I sort of count and use.

    AP ROC paul newman dial 39mm
    Rose gold rolex yachtmaster on rubber oysterflex
    Patek 5712
    Rolex Skydweller steel blue dial

    Been thinking that 3 is the magic number and although really fond of all of them for different reasons I have been thinking about swapping in 2 for 1. Wife wont let me buy another either at the mo so this could all just be itchy feet syndrome.

    Dont think I could part with the AP for sentimental reasons and the Patek was purchased at list and given where waiting lists are ad pricing I couldn't see myself getting another easily so thats probably a keeper.

    So theoretically I could probably generate say £25k out of the rolexes to spend on another watch and leave me with 3.

    I have quite liked having a rose gold watch but think thats because the yachtmaster is a bit more subtle than most although I have been looking at the new full rose GMT lately alot!!! just not sure I wouldn't look like a tit wearing one.


    Anyway suggestions/thoughts on the idea or potential watches welcome in and around the budget (say £30k) if you bored waiting for the Bellew fight to start.

    Or Am I just being stupid and should just sit tight for a while ?????

    Cheers all.






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    Depends how much you like the Skydweller but that was what I chose. I got bored of waiting for the steel blue dial and was not prepared to pay the asking price on the grey market given that this was available for not a great deal more.

    I think this is sufficiently different from the steel version, but that will be personal preference. I considered the GMT, but thought that it would probably be a short term choice and I wasnít convinced I wanted a full gold bracelet - same with the day date.

    There are also some nice Patek annual calendars and I especially like the 5205R with the black dial


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    Lovely that and yes totally agree - Have always liked the 5960 r and p

    I suspect I am being impulsive as usual and should just wait for a while - who knows

    Cheers

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    Itís on my hit list

    Donít think I stretch to the black dial

    Luckily I prefer this one



    @ 40k itís a bit over budget but hey ho.




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    Tinea pedis?

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    "AP ROC paul newman dial"

    Is there such a thing...? Did Mr Newman ever wear an AP...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-GB View Post
    "AP ROC paul newman dial"

    Is there such a thing...?
    I don't know, but I want one
    So long, and thanks for all the fish :)

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    If I were you Iíd sell the two Rolex and get a Patek Aquanaut 5167r. That way you still get to have a rose gold watch within your collection. You should be able to get a discount from RRP so that would leave you with change from the £30k to get a Rolex SS Sub ND or something along those lines for occasions where you want to wear something thatís a bit less delicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-GB View Post
    "AP ROC paul newman dial"

    Is there such a thing...? Did Mr Newman ever wear an AP...?
    No re him wearing one itís just what the dial has been labelled un officially of course. Sometimes heard it called panda dial as well.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw232 View Post
    If I were you Iíd sell the two Rolex and get a Patek Aquanaut 5167r. That way you still get to have a rose gold watch within your collection. You should be able to get a discount from RRP so that would leave you with change from the £30k to get a Rolex SS Sub ND or something along those lines for occasions where you want to wear something thatís a bit less delicate.
    Possibly a good shout although never tried one on....youíve got me thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvomanuk View Post
    Itís on my hit list

    Donít think I stretch to the black dial

    Luckily I prefer this one



    @ 40k itís a bit over budget but hey ho.

    Was looking at this last night. Sounds stupid but actually think itís undervalued given where still non complicated sports watches are....


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    What about a daytona 116515 LN, rose gold with black leather strap? Personally I'd probably try and get a used rose gold Vacheron Constantin overseas to complete the holy trinity.
    Last edited by Gerald Genta; 11th November 2018 at 23:13.

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    I would get a full rose day date 40!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Genta View Post
    What about a daytona 116515 LN, rose gold with black leather strap? Personally I'd probably try and get a used rose gold Vacheron Constantin overseas to complete the holy trinity.
    Had a VC dual time and loved it but there is some debate over whether VC was Genta....

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    Thought you had athlete's foot when I saw the title lol

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