I bought one of my grail watches this week...*updated* :)

 By: Mech : January 29th, 2009-20:48
Yes, I copied Tony's subject smile

Simply because I bought the same watch !


I'm recently into white metal and after seeing Tony's latest acquisition, I just got to have one too!


Oh yes, 5140 still exhibits those legendary curves as my 3940, matter how you turned it, still curvy....yummy!


This is slightly different from my 2nd series dial 3940


A welcome larger date font for an old man like me..


and of course, the mandatory wrist shot, sits perfectly on it!


I just got to show you this crazy wrist shot too! hahahha


and of course, the alluring twins!


Gong Xi Fa Cai, there's still DOUBLE JOY! Me and Tony's


Mech. This message has been edited by Mech on 2009-01-29 20:51:05

So this is CNY

 By: Quan : January 29th, 2009-21:01
ang pao for you, big congrat....

Yes, it's Ang Pao!

 By: Mech : January 29th, 2009-23:00
Took a relief from the market and pampered myself with a small reward hoping a great acquisition at the start of the year will bring a great 2009 for the remaining year! hahaha



 By: Pur1st : January 29th, 2009-21:19

Since u re into white metals, am sure u re trying to complete ur white metal line up. Show us the shot to share the joy, if any available.


Congrats, Mech!

 By: amanico : January 29th, 2009-22:02

What a nice and great pair of PC PP you have!


You made it.

I didn't even think to get 2 pcs from the same brand, you did it, and it seems that you did it right!

A nice evolution of a Classic.

Best, my friend.


just another crazy wis dude

 By: Mech : January 29th, 2009-23:02
Yes, taking cue from you Nic and Stephen, craze plat dudes. At least I'm convinced I love PP PC so much to have another! anything is possible in WISDOM. hahaha.


Really, Mech?

 By: amanico : January 29th, 2009-23:16

What would be your third PP???

A 5970?

Can't wait to see the Triumvira!





 By: Mech : January 29th, 2009-23:26
w/o the bling that is! Ok Nic, let me sell everything like my house, car, soul first. I hope I have enough time before PP releases this ultimate Lemania!
If I didn't manage to get one eventually it must be PP who released only 2 pieces and they went to you and Stephen ! smile


So, you'd better be fast, Mech! :)))

 By: amanico : January 29th, 2009-23:28

Congratulations, You fooled me, I thought this was the same post...

 By: patrick_y : January 29th, 2009-22:12
Congratulations upon your new acquisition of the 5140!

Great photos! I hope to see more photos of the watch and the packaging!

I'm sure this watch will give you a perpetual amount of enjoyment.

Just waiting for both of our new 5140 owners to write reviews about their new watches.

Tony is coming after me!

 By: Mech : January 29th, 2009-23:04
Haha, perhaps I should wait for Tony to post more so I may 'steal' more of his ideas? hahaha

Definitely Perpetual love for PP, no doubt about it eh?!



 By: VPREGULATOR : January 29th, 2009-23:21

Congrats - another great watch in your pocket.

Its my favourite too and the design is simply captivating.

Beautiful Mech! [nt]

 By: ArthurSG : January 30th, 2009-03:15
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Superb watch

 By: Dje : January 30th, 2009-03:27
Hi Mech,

Congratulations on getting the extra size.

The 5140 is one of these very few and extraordinary examples with the increased watch even better (to some extent and for me) than the already (near) perfect former smaller piece!

I unfortunately don't have the experience myself but I suppose indeed that the 5140 is slightly easier to read than the 3940!



A great watch. Big congrats.nt

 By: arolex : January 30th, 2009-03:49

Congrats Mech! Beautiful piece!

 By: BluNotte : January 30th, 2009-08:02

Wear it in the best of health, especially this CNY!



Congrats ! .. Its a Beauty ! (nt)

 By: cmclee : January 30th, 2009-08:15

Congrats Mech!! A true beauty.

 By: Krieng : January 30th, 2009-19:01


Congrats Mech...!!

 By: drsh : January 30th, 2009-19:08

Nice watch...we should have a 5140 party in singapore...maybe chingay tonite!!



GTG in Singapore?

 By: Mech : January 30th, 2009-21:12
Hold that thought SH..! sometime in Feb? I know some overseas WIS might be in town, perhaps we should have one? smile


Greg, HUGE congratulations on getting your 5140G.......

 By: Topcat30093 : January 31st, 2009-09:51

You have really captured the true beauty of the watch in your photos.

Perhaps we could do a joint watch review in a couple of months time.

Since I have had mine, it has only been off my wrist about 7-8 hours, I just love looking at it.

And I know that you will as well.

I recently stumpled upon a blog article about a similar

 By: Mech : December 10th, 2012-20:42
story comparing 3940 and the 5140 and was very 'shocked' to see it used my photos (posted in this thread) without seeking my prior permission. 

The author has since rectified it.

Out of curiosity, I searched the internet and found some of my pictures of my speedy and moser also ended in the similar fate. All of them I posted here in m

sometimes I wonder perhaps my photography skill isn't too crappy,  so they attracted quite a few admirers? or is the purist portal so popular it has becomes a reference site  smile

so if you like my photos of my watches, you're free to use them so long you drop me an email first. 

I'd be more than happy to grant you the permission to use them appropriately. 

Really, it's no hassle and I won't bite, and I'm not a professional photographer so I haven't thought about asking a tidy sum from you. smile

meanwhile still on the lovely Patek Perpetual topic, here's a picture of my 3940G. 

Now can you spot the difference between it and the 5140G? smile

no prize for answering it right.

enjoy your week


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Welcome in the club!

 By: small-luxury-world : December 11th, 2012-02:29
It happens to me quite often. Sometimes from "professional" Bloggers, sometimes from boutique managers, sometimes the brands marketing department ... .
If you ask them about they donĀ“t even feel guilty. Never asked for money, but this "free lunch" mentality is annoying.

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Oliver, your experience is 'shocking' to be

 By: Mech : December 11th, 2012-03:24
honest. Whatever happens to the basic courtesy?

I'm pretty amazed my pix was used in a pretty elaborate article, totally 'professional' sounding, I have the feeling they probably make some money out of writing those stuff.

anyway, now that I know the trick of scanning for my images via google, I'd probably scan for them from time to time. 

good luck.

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Congrats, bro

 By: Pur1st : December 11th, 2012-02:00
So u started the itchiness again?

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My body has been itching all over ever since

 By: Mech : December 11th, 2012-03:26
I embarked on this slippery slope smile

I gather you're on par with me? smile

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 By: patrick_y : December 11th, 2012-10:00
Great piece!  And one of my personal favorite watches as well.  

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Thanks Patrick, after all these years, Patek

 By: Mech : December 11th, 2012-13:06
Perpetual Calendar still sticks, it must mean something smile 


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Huge congratulations Mech,

 By: Mark in Paris : December 11th, 2012-15:02
A beautiful timepiece and thanks for sharing those very nice pictures.


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Thanks Mark, the white metal Patek is always

 By: Mech : December 12th, 2012-18:52
very accommodating when worn on the daily basis. Sometime I feel my YG will tend to catch more attention or feel I might be a little 'overdressed' for many occasions. But the white metal is always 'low profile' working like a 'everyday beater'. Wearing such a complication that way is always welcoming smile


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