Congrats on a truly exceptional and beautiful piece. I view this one as the top of a related triumvirate, the 5227, 5205 and 5327 - all with those sinuous curves and scalloped lugs. Maybe the other two could be the next stops on your Patek journey? . In the meantime, enjoy this one thoroughly and fu
As the saying goes, they don't make 'em like they used to. Well conceived, elegant, timeless. And, for the 5196 detractors out there, note how the seconds sub-dial is placed symmetrically between the center and the 6 on this piece - like on the 5196. Yes, a small movement is a valid consideration, b
Hello, and interesting question. I think the Seiko Shippo enamel models like you posted have the 6R15 movement, which I believe beats at 21,600bph. That means 360 beats per minute and therefore 6 beats per second. Maybe the markers are 1/6th of a second to have the second hand jump at each beat to t
I've had a few chuckles watching some of your videos over the years, but really, about this incessant "working man's collection" schtick...do you think it might be time to give it a rest? Cheers, and best regards. .
I understand your fascination with the 5196. In fact, I recently had the same fascination and ended up ordering the 5196G from my AD, and I am now awaiting delivery. So I can say with confidence: I highly recommend the 5196G. Like you, I have been an R (rose gold) owner until now, all my previous Pa