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Patek Philippe: Good call on the car …

I love Italian cars — this one is from the sixties and was actually parked in a “spectator” lot! The “Caffeine and Carburetors” show in New Canaan has hundreds of cars and thousands of visitors. Some “eligible” cars like this one don’t get there before the closed-off streets are filled up at 8 am. I
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Patek Philippe: As we all know…

The dial color is so dark that I had to find a blue background to tease it out!
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Patek Philippe: It may be possible for the seller to send you the piece before payment . . .

. . . although the reverse is usually the case. Visiting the seller face-to-face is also a good way to fully review their bonafides. Arranging the meet-up logistics usually requires several points where red flags can go up. If you see one red flag, call off the deal. As a practical matter, if you mu
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Automotive: I have to weigh in on this one . . .

. . . as I have had more than ten p-cars. The 964 is fantastic for many reasons, not least of which that it is air-cooled. To suggest a water-cooled Porsche like the 997 is to suggest going to an entirely different category -- you might as well suggest a BMW 8 series! I would add, that looking for a
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Audemars Piguet: @oyster case

The comments I made in February were well before I had any knowledge about the swapped bezel. And the decision to sell off the watch was after the pusher fell off but still before I knew about the swapped bezel. And I made that decision for the reasons stated in the first post. Also, the current own
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Audemars Piguet: The Story of My AP Royal Oak Offshore Disaster . . .

Well, the time has come to tell the story of my AP Royal Oak Offshore "Carbon" -- a very dear watch indeed. I did not care to relay this story until the watch was safely moved on to a new owner because I didn't want to "taint" the sale in any way. One day I opened my watch box and discovered this: A
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