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Patek Philippe: Great find!

Great find you got there! I always liked the 5109, and hope Patek one day will make something similar again.
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By: w220
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Patek Philippe: Well done

Well done Patek, this one looks great.
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By: w220
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Patek Philippe: Gondolo

There are many other smaller Patek Gondolos, ref. 5024, 5112, 5010 for example. If you want some really cool and unusually shaped Pateks, do a search for Patek Gilbert Albert. Member Roni M on this forum has an outstanding collection of Gilbert Albert watches.
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By: w220
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Patek Philippe: Steel is harder than gold

Given that steel is much harder than gold, you would run the risk that over time the steel bracelet would grind away on the inside of the gold lugs on the watch, permanently ruining them. Don’t do it.
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By: w220
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Patek Philippe: Looks good

But at that price point you may as well get the OEM Patek rubber strap, unless you want something else than black. What they should have done to differentiate their strap, was to have some kind of quick release system so it would be easy to switch between different colored straps. Changing straps on
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By: w220
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Patek Philippe: 5146 changes

One thing that has changed over the years is the moon phase indicator. Early watches had a very reflective moon disc, which made it hard to see when viewing from certain angles. On newer watches the moon disc is less reflective and has some grainy texture. I'll see if I can find some pictures tomorr
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By: w220
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