5496P-001 Question

Feb 12, 2018,14:26 PM

I found a preowned 5496P but it does not include a platinum case back. My understanding is that it should have one. Is this correct? How would that impact the value of the watch?

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Yep, the set should include a solid platinum case back.

 By: Pretty Boy : February 12th, 2018-14:41
Since it’s not a full set, this will certainly have a negative impact on the price once you should decide to sell it. To quantify this negative impact is very difficult though. Best, Volker

BTW, this is one of my favorite PCs from Patek. I like the retrograde date a lot. [nt]

 By: Pretty Boy : February 12th, 2018-14:46
The -014 with honey-brown dial is really stunning.

The watch came originally with two case backs.

 By: dr.kol : February 12th, 2018-14:42
It is good to know that Patek will not produce a replacement. Naturally, the missing case back does not influence to the wearing pleasure of the watch. But in case you want to sell the watch one day, the missing part can reduce the resale price of the wat... 

But they do not make new case backs.

 By: dr.kol : February 12th, 2018-15:20
If they would, there might be two similar with the same serial in circulation. Best, Kari

If you really love this Patek, go for it. However without the full set it will greatly impact the resale value if you decide to sell it one day

 By: Baxter : February 12th, 2018-16:05
Worse come to worst is when you decide to let it go one day, it will take a long time to sell cause this is not cheap and the buyer may prefer the whole set. Best regards, Baxter

Soft reference to be sure

 By: watch-er : February 13th, 2018-07:47
I would think the lack of the extra back would impact more on this reference than normally. For some reason Patek collectors cannot get their hearts into this movement no matter how it is cased up. Retrograde dates are popular on other brands, I have neve... 

This is a gorgeous reference

 By: keks : February 13th, 2018-15:42
Buying it without a solid caseback would not be a concern to me as I do not see the point of having one. Personal experience is this additional caseback just is stored somewhere anyway... However I would ensure the price was adjusted accordingly as it no ... 

Great buying opportunity

 By: w220 : February 13th, 2018-15:49
It may be great buying opportunity though, if you can negotiate a solid discount on it.