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TimeOut: I am old enough to remember paying $1,000 for a 256GB SSD...

Actually I am old enough to remember when 5MB hard drives were $3,000. To be completely honest, I am old enough to remember a time when 2TB vastly exceeded global online storage.
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By: Katzky1
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Horological Meandering: At the high point I had 13 watches. Funny thing is I only ever wore three of them.

I'm selling most of my watches but decided to keep the three I actually wear. I plan on being interred wearing one and the other two will be gifted to my nephews when they graduate from college. I really appreciate high quality mechanical watches but I never really enjoyed wearing my Pateks. They ju
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By: Katzky1
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Patek Philippe: Since I own this watch my assessment might be biased.

The 5960A clearly has a lot of great attributes that twisted my arm into buying one. Once I had it in my possession for a couple of weeks I found it to be mostly better than I had imagined. I have a few cons that I'll share. 1. The subseconds markings are 1/5 second while the movement beats at 4 hz
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By: Katzky1
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Seiko: Cool GS.

Now you'll never want to wear anything else. Except another Grand Seiko.
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By: Katzky1
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Independents: The only real negative for the FPJ is the lack of a moon phase.

A perpetual calendar looks incomplete without this complication.
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By: Katzky1
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Independents: The 3940J is a classic but it is too small at 36mm. I also believe that platinum has a better aesthetic vs yellow gold.

Unfortunately you'd end up having to add another $25-30k to get the FPJ. Last year I was looking to add a perpetual to my set of watches. I really liked the FPJ but it lacks a seconds hand which is 100% a deal killer for me. [There is a limited edition "Black Label" version with a sub seconds but it
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By: Katzky1
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Horological Meandering: Personally I wouldn't be happy with +9 s/day for any watch $1,000.

You have to do the tests in all 5 or 6 positions for which the watch has been regulated to get a real picture of the rate error. My Patek 5960 runs on my wrist at My GO Sport Evo runs fast in every position which is a pain because I can't rest it in any position at night to balance it out closer to
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By: Katzky1
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