I did it! Now it’s a two-piece PP collection...

 By: fuigo : August 12th, 2019-08:53
I did it. I toyed with the idea for months...

I took advantage of the recent market and consolidated big time. I gave up a 5170G-001, 3940J-018 and 5980-001. Now I have two PP’s left. The 5270P-001 and the 5960/1A-010. Will I miss the Nautilus and the classic PP PC? Yes, but there’s no point in looking back. I have, IMHO, a complete PP collection. Relatively rare metals and dials from the brand and similar function combo on each watch. On the more high end side, it’s a perpetual calendar chronograph in platinum. On the other end, it’s a annual calendar flyback chronograph in steel. In my head, it makes a lot of sense. Maybe I’ll add a Calatrava one day to have something quintessentially PP, but I’m just happy that my watches get more wrist time because there are less to rotate. Consolidating is addictive. Now I’m eyeing on the rest of my collection to see what I can do!

I was once told by two watchmakers at a brand that one only needs one Rolex... they are great watches, but one is enough. Maybe that is my next target brand to consolidate! The bigger question: which one to keep?

You did very well. Two great pieces you got. Especially the black dialed 5960A! [nt]

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-09:05
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Thank you!

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:00
The black dialed 5960A is definitely a darling in my collection.


 By: Pour le Mérite : August 12th, 2019-09:13
Two very good choices. Doubt you’ll miss the Nautilus after awhile.

Hee hee...

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:01
We all move on from things that we initially think we aren’t able to...

You are my idol - I wish I had your determination and willpower. 😳 [nt]

 By: xxcesar : August 12th, 2019-09:14
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 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:02
There were many sleepless nights for sure before I came to this decision. Even during the execution of the deals, I was questioning myself too...

Your smart, and bold....I thought about the Rolexes but I think I will miss them. Congrats on 2 very nice pieces. [nt]

 By: Clueless_Collector : August 12th, 2019-09:22
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Thank you! I am still stuck on the Rolexes.

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:03
It was very interesting to hear two watchmakers tell me the same thing about the brand. Great brand. Great product. But you only need one and it doesn’t matter which one. Just pick one you like. That’s what they said to me.

Congrats.. two lovely pieces!! Did your AD trade in the other PP you parted with? [nt]

 By: FRAMII : August 12th, 2019-09:31
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 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:04
It was tricky, because the buyer and seller are different. Took some careful planning to make sure the transactions happened when they should have happened.

Consolidation is the way to go!

 By: sham1 : August 12th, 2019-09:59
It takes a lot of courage but the end result is always satisfying!!


 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:04
I feel like it’s a cycle. We all go through a consolidation phase and then an expansion phase. Then we start over again. Hahahaha.

This is so scary!! :-) [nt]

 By: sham1 : August 13th, 2019-10:22
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Don't be scared! EMBRACE IT! hahahaha [nt]

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-23:53
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You did it absolutely right - in every aspect!

 By: jkvs : August 12th, 2019-10:07
It is much more better to have two or three outstanding pieces than a lot of second-best watches. Congratulations for being so consequent!

Thank you.

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:05
That’s partly my logic too. I just have to keep reminding myself that when I have second thoughts.

You did very well imo . Two amazing PPs

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 12th, 2019-10:48
Especially that Salmon dial 👌🏻 its so beautiful . Maybe i need to consolidate as well at some point . Not there yet 😬

There’s no right or wrong time.

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:05
Our collections should reflect only our passion and that passion may take different forms.

To sell or not to sell the Nautilus, that is the question,

 By: drphileasfogg : August 12th, 2019-11:58
You did well, congrats

Excellent choice!

 By: baufoam : August 12th, 2019-12:16
I got to see the salmon-dial Patek Chronograph at an AD in Beverly Hills.If I could only have one Patek, that may well be it! You have excellent taste. Thank you for sharing!

It’s a beautiful piece.

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:07
And pictures don’t do it justice. Thank you and you too!

It definitely wasn’t a easy decision!

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:07
It’s a mind vs heart discussion. In the end, I think both my mind and heart wanted to do this. The 5270P does the same, if not more, to my emotions as the Nautilus.

Great piece

 By: mark1958a : August 12th, 2019-12:29
I got to see one of these in person a few weeks back.. Clearly on my list of wants.  Have considered some trade ins towards the purchase as well but 
have yet to be able to part with some of those pieces.. So will either save a bit more.. and lust ... or do what you did.. 

BTW.. I have the steel white dial 5960 too. 

5960 is so awesome.

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:08
So unloved, at the same time... I love the way it looks. I love the way it wears. That’s why it’s the only other PP I keep along with 5270P.

Well done

 By: Jurry : August 12th, 2019-14:25
Looks like you’ve done a great deal

On the perpetual calendar chronograph I was wondering what that aperture left of the moon face is for?


 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:09
On the left aperture, it’s a day/night indicator. It notifies us of the danger zone, ie. when to or not to adjust the calendar.

You made a great decision, huge congrats!

 By: 1WatchMan : August 12th, 2019-15:14
I would wear the 5960 on the bracelet though 😉

Enjoy your couple in the best health!

Don’t get me wrong...

 By: fuigo : August 13th, 2019-06:12
I love the 5960 bracelet. In fact, I actually think it’s the most comfortable bracelet in the industry... For me, it’s better than the Rolex Oyster, Jubilee... Better than the PP Nautilus. Unfortunately, I swapped it out, because I couldn’t get the perfect length with it. I wish PP offered a half link or something to give it more adjustability. Maybe after I lose some weight, the bracelet would fit me better! Hahahaha haha. We all know that never happens, whether it’s that pair of pants or shirt... hahaha

I know that feeling very well, as I'm a bit too picky with the fit of metal bracelets

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-01:29
I have the 1.5 link for my Nautilus, but I still have some issues. My wrist changes a lot depending on temperature and humidity, which causes me problems with bracelets. I used to "play" quite often with the links and 1.5 links myself, but it caused big issues with the screws. Unfortunately, the screws are not meant to be "used" frequently. So now I can only wear my Nautilus in summertime. A micro-adjustment system would be more than welcome, but Patek doesn't seem to be looking into it.

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