A watch like this should always be earned not given congratulations

Jul 23, 2023,16:23 PM

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Finally Joining the Patek Family: 5980

 By: David Allen : July 18th, 2023-17:45
I learned about Patek on the first day of university. My new dormmate flashed a gold Calatrava on his wrist that his dad gifted him when he turned eighteen. I asked him what kind of watch it was and he told me that Patek was the greatest watchmaker in the...  

Beautiful watch! But... Are you sure the papers are accurate?

 By: patrick_y : July 18th, 2023-17:59
There was a noir dial version of the 5980 that had a red chronograph hand. It's not the one you have. Perhaps the seller got the papers mixed up (people are human, it's a possibility)? You should double check the papers and see if the serial number matche... 

Thanks, Patrick.

 By: David Allen : July 18th, 2023-18:36
The watch just came back from a full service and light polish from Patek. It came with a newly minted Archives paper that confirms the movement and case numbers matching along with the 'black' dial. I know the real black dialed 5980 didn't come to market ... 

Got it! Good to know!

 By: patrick_y : July 18th, 2023-19:10
Black frame would make sense, as there is that ombre effect. Seems like you really did your research! I didn't know that there were different hairsprings! I'm very impressed!

Thank You !

 By: David Allen : July 18th, 2023-19:39

I hope your roommate was a nice guy!

 By: patrick_y : July 18th, 2023-18:07
Did he know why Patek Philippe was considered the greatest watchmaker in the world? I'd be really impressed with your roommate if he really knew what set the top watchmakers apart! But perhaps he was only repeating the marketing message. Either way, the d... 

I'd be impressed if any 18 year old young man knew the name of Patek let alone owned one.

 By: David Allen : July 18th, 2023-19:10
At the end of the day, we all parrot what our parents say and do. He was no exception. ;-)

So very TRUE!

 By: patrick_y : July 18th, 2023-19:46
But yes! Good for him! I found Patek Philippe on my own - my parents weren't crazy about watches - at least not to the same extent I was.

 By: hora12reborn : July 18th, 2023-18:08
A mesmerizing dial!

Thank You!

 By: David Allen : July 18th, 2023-19:13

Congratulations ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2023-19:01
It’s a great choice … ...  

Thank you …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 18th, 2023-21:08
I hope your Nautilus gives you as much pleasure as my one has.

 By: David Allen : July 18th, 2023-22:33
I appreciate it, amanico! I know you hold this reference in reverence.


 By: amanico : July 19th, 2023-05:40

An honor...

 By: David Allen : July 18th, 2023-22:32
coming from a true Patek ambassador. Thank you.


 By: FabR : July 19th, 2023-04:44

Great choice! Enjoy it to the max

 By: penfriend : July 19th, 2023-03:19
I have received a call some hours ago from my AD and will update on an N in some days as well

Congratulation! Superb watch for 1st PP!

 By: 中野れい : July 19th, 2023-03:28
I got 5711 as my first but couldn't resist 5980 as well 5 years after 5711. Have you measured its daily accuracy (Geneva seal vs +3/-2 for PP seal) ...  

Great first choice! Congratulations!!

 By: The Wellingtonian : July 19th, 2023-05:57
Hopefully you’d get to wear it everyday!! Given this is only available in the secondary market, hopefully, you didn’t have to pay too much of a premium. I think the prices are cooling allowing collectors to buy and wear the watches. All the best!

Warm welcome and what an

 By: GLau : July 19th, 2023-17:03
iconic piece ! Love the heft of this reference ! Enjoy it often and look forward to more of your Patek posts.