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Patek Philippe: Great choice

Notice that on the 5059 and the modern 5159, the leap year window "eats" the date at 15 17 --- looks AWFUL. But the original, the 5050, is sheer design perfection!
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By: alphabeta81
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Roger Dubuis: Totally agree - two of mine (I have many from the early era)

Actually, the "great days" of Dubuis, are for me, the very best in watchmaking. Creative yet classic. Great movements. I love the Sympathie case with the shaped crystal like yours. I also love the "Calatrava" style pieces he made back then I find NOTHING appealing in the latest version of Dubuis - i
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By: alphabeta81
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Independents: Agreed

Sham, we have our disagreements on THIS particular layout, but we both agree - this is one of the best overall watches made in a LONG time - the brothers did an incredible job on the movement and overall aesthetic.
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By: alphabeta81
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Independents: Chin is a chin ;-)

Yes, the 5270 is worse, but this chin breaks the harmony. I LOVE hand made watches, hand craftsmanship. Who cares where in the world it is made? More important, is that it is handcrafted. The original version intelligently says "Handcrafted" there, and the statement of hand craftsmanship on this one
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By: alphabeta81
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Independents: So you like "The Chin"

Remember the Patek 5270 "Chin" and how it was ridiculed and thus discontinued? The original dials on this piece are clean at 6 o clock. This one has "The Netherlands" written on it (totally unnecessary) and a chin created for it (extra chins are never good, on humans or on watch dials)
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By: alphabeta81
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Independents: There is a reason the Patek 10 day tourbillon sells so poorly

Hiding it defeats the fun of the complication
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By: alphabeta81
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Independents: My favorite part of this watch is missing

The remontoire on the dial and watching it in action was the best part of having this watch on the wrist during the day! I hope Lange does not make a 1815 Tourbillion with the tourbillon not visible dial side!
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By: alphabeta81
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