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    Military looking watch from Patek Philippe

    Any one after a military looking watch from PP?

    If the dial said Hamilton probably £2k, but with PP on it a bargain at $40k.

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/pa...rda8%3D.UHTEkW

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    Laughing at the tiny, useless crown.

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    Reminds me of the Longines Spirit but not as nice……

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    I like that apart from the fauxtina lume which still makes me cringe a bit.
    The fauxtina dial I think looks good though.

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    Crown is too small and lugs too pointy but I have a nato waiting for it:


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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have feeling this will become a classic.

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    I have seen many PP watches that look ordinary or even boring and if any other name was on the dial no one would give them a second look, but the name on dial, similar to Rolex seems to give grown men an erection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I have seen many PP watches that look ordinary or even boring and if any other name was on the dial no one would give them a second look, but the name on dial, similar to Rolex seems to give grown men an erection.
    That's a good tip for later tonight. Thanks.

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    Tag Heuer must be scratching their heads. They bring out the autavia first Longines copy it, then Montblanc now Patek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I have seen many PP watches that look ordinary or even boring and if any other name was on the dial no one would give them a second look, but the name on dial, similar to Rolex seems to give grown men an erection.
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    I like the idea of it, a military watch from PP. Not sure about the execution with this one though...the texture of the dial and the small crown are a bit meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I have seen many PP watches that look ordinary or even boring and if any other name was on the dial no one would give them a second look, but the name on dial, similar to Rolex seems to give grown men an erection.
    What ever floats your boat.

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    Seeing as the article linked in the OP is dated 1st April I did check on PP's website to confirm its existence...

    Ignoring the fact it's not exactly within my financial grasp I actually really like it. Not sure it's my style however it's a fine looking thing.

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    It’s nice enough though a bit random and probably a few years late on the vintage fauxtina trend. I imagine the buyers of these will be seriously wealthy and for the looks and novelty rather than giving it too much thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I have seen many PP watches that look ordinary or even boring and if any other name was on the dial no one would give them a second look, but the name on dial, similar to Rolex seems to give grown men an erection.
    With a PP you have to think of the inside as well as the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    With a PP you have to think of the inside as well as the outside.
    99% of the people who own a PP have no idea and no interest in what's inside - they have the 'piece' and that is all that matters.
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    The faux patina is strong on this one. Isn’t distinctive enough for me. If it didn’t say Patek I wouldn’t have batted


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    I thought military watches are cased in SS?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ALindsay View Post
    I thought military watches are cased in SS?


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    Not for admirals and generals.


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    I prefer the 6119

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    99% of the people who own a PP have no idea and no interest in what's inside - they have the 'piece' and that is all that matters.
    Bit of a sweeping statement.

    You could walk the streets all day and no one would notice it as it just blends it.

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    Completely agree with the OP - this years releases from Patek are particularly underwhelming. The faux dial patina and syringe hands make them more like a Patek homage than a Patek. For that kind of money the quality and design of the exterior needs to match that of the interior, and these, as a suite of releases are a complete fail from my perspective, particularly when compared with the elegance of the 6119 grand as pointed out above.


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    Personally I think it's amazing. I like my 'g10' style watches (oft wear my Smith) and see this is as a 'pinnacle' piece for the style.

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    Military looking watch from Patek Philippe

    I like the way the proportions of the watch are put together.

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