I understand. “Boring” was not the best choice of words, unless I was writing a headline and looking for reactions !
For me, it was a style / design / aesthetic. Patek veered a little too traditional on the dial side, and what I viewed as the more contemporary pieces at the time tended to be a little thicker. (Of course the 5711/5712 doesn’t get enough credit for how well they wear, slim case, slim bracelet, incredibly elegant on the wrist. That’s lost on the calendar and chrono in my opinion).
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Why buy a boring Patek when…
…you could have bought something young and contemporary like this. This was the conclusion I came to many years ago when I wanted to “move up” the collecting ladder. The search for Patek led me to Journe. Thank you Thierry ! (This does not mean there are ...
Only one MB&F for me; the Frog.
Missed it a few times, hesitating on my side. And then prices went a little crazy. There are coming back to earth though, and while the chocolate frog is the ultimate aim I’d be ok with another.
Love the Frog
And when viewed upside down it is the happiest timepiece 8D
You're definitely not wrong!
Watch collecting shouldn't be restricted to one brand! Not even one medium. Watch collecting should be a lifestyle. Clocks at home. Mechanical watches on your wrist. Mechanical belt buckles around your waist. Mechanical cufflinks. A manual gearbox car... ...
Indeed Patrick. But…
…I still don’t see the attraction on the belt buckle. Maybe if I was single, it would or could be quite the party piece!
No worries at all!
Not everyone should like that belt buckle. Definitely a polarizing piece.