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Patek Philippe: Yes, I guess that the major part of the price for a watch is constituted by brand and movement, in named order

Of course the brand has cost billions to build, in marketing, research and development, that of course need to be recouped in some way.
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By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: No, as the price for the metal itself does not constitute any significant part of the cost for a watch

The total gold value in a watch with strap is maybe a thousand dollars, tops.
24d
By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: Actually, you need not to only open the case,

but also remove the stem to see the movement. If you just pop the caseback the only thing that happens is that the front part of the case comes off as the dial and movement is attached to the caseback by the stem.
1M
By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: Standard thickness

for the C43 and C97 straps that are the two standard options for the 5205G is 3.7 mm.
3M
By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: Really dig the 5738P

Its a pity they don't make it in J. In my book the Ellipse is most classic in J with blue dial.
3M
By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: Update

I have always had my winders set in around 650 tpd and it works fine for all my watches. It seems like when I increase tpd for the 3940 to around 1000 tpd it works fine (and also when worn) but not on lower settings. Probably time for service soon but isn’t it a bit strange that the only problem is
3M
By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: I would not be overly nervous (have done it myself)

But keep a close eye not to mess up anything. Dust is probably not a problem in a normal home environment.
5M
By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: If you have a screwback like on eg the 3970 you can just take a small rubber ball and unscrew it to change it yourself.

As long as you don’t have two left thumbs it is a very easy task. Just keep a steady hand when the back is off before you have switched so you do not touch the movement.
5M
By: VintageCollector
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Patek Philippe: Not online (to my knowledge)

I have it and A91 is 24x18 mm, tang buckle, flat (non padded) 2.5 mm, shiny alligator with square scales in color 100 which is black. It is for eg ref 5076 in platinum. I could not find the alpha code C34, are you sure it is correct?
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By: VintageCollector
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