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Patek Philippe: The 'moving the needle' point is a good one.

I hadn't thought of that before--it's a good way of pointing out that our concerns with watch collection value tend to be weirdly fetishistic about money-making.
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By: blau
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Patek Philippe: ha!

I guess that's just one more reason for its new owner to keep it sealed! Wouldn't want to be the one standing there when the music stops.
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By: blau
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Patek Philippe: 5950a thoughts. Am I being narrow-minded?

I see that there's a 5950a coming up for auction, still sealed in its plastic baggie. I see that this very same watch was purchased at auction from a different auction house, in that baggie, four years ago. I think it's safe to bet that its next owner, who will pay a significant premium over what th
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By: blau
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F.P. Journe: Let's make a deal....

Instead of putting it away, send it to me! I'll wear it, take good care of it, and cover the insurance costs until you want it back.
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By: blau
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Patek Philippe: Nope.

I'm with 'the collectors' on this one. The 3940 is a slice of perfection.
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By: blau
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Yes!

This is actually my favorite of the Deep Sea Vintage series, despite (or perhaps because of?) the fact that it's not a direct copy of any prior model.
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By: blau
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Same here!

What a cool watch.
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By: blau
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F.P. Journe: You're right!

--in fact, I don't even know what forums you might mean!
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By: blau
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