Sell three and buy 5070g

Dec 08, 2019,19:21 PM

1. You don’t really like date watches
2. The 5070g dovetails with many existing themes (first version of a complication for many years a la 5110 for example. ) and Genève seal
3. You’re a big boy and the 5070g is a big watch.

Clearly you don’t want an exit collection.  But I believe you want to experience owning what you believe is a more heavy hitter piece.  

I certainly do not think quantity equals quality.  

If I were spending your money on you after watching way too many of you vids, and had to curate an exit collection for you  I would have you keep the Reverso, get a bluesy or an explorer 39 mk2 and then put you in a 5320g.   Two you can wear and one you can worship and not lose much on.  A >36mm PCC would be too much.  

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COMPRESSING MY COLLECTION...... From 5 pieces to 2 or 3

 By: Patek_3944 : December 8th, 2019-15:20
Hello Patek Lovers, I am seriously considering compressing my collection. Some excellent posts came in with 2 piece (ABSOLUTELY AMAZING) collections...... I own the following:- 5035J 5110J 5196J 5127G 5296G I personally prefer the 37-38mm size dynamic. I ...  

Respect is earned by the man, not by his watch..

 By: John : December 8th, 2019-16:22
buy what you like!

+1. Definitely [nt]

 By: massimiliano : December 9th, 2019-11:55

1.000 [nt]

 By: MTR : December 13th, 2019-12:43


 By: Park : December 8th, 2019-16:27
Ownership of tangible items may attract envy, burglary, or robbery. It might result in admiration of your taste by the like-minded. But ownership cannot bring respect, which must be earned in other ways. As for the watch choice, you might consider your fa... 

If you're considering another piece...

 By: w220 : December 8th, 2019-16:51
If you're considering getting another piece, then don't SELL anything for cash. Trade the watches you want to get rid of towards another piece - you will get better value retention that way. And don't rush into any decisions, take your time, look around a... 

Trade (or sell) Everything!

 By: baufoam : December 8th, 2019-17:14
Move up into a stellar example of a Patek Philippe 3940. Your current collection of Patek would get you into a great 3940 and leave you some money to spare, perhaps a lot of money to spare. I don’t know if those 5 watches would get you into a 3970. I thin... 

Do you seek respect or watches?

 By: LK : December 8th, 2019-17:49
If you want to use your money to get respect, donate to charity. Even if you do it anonymously, you'll respect yourself. If you want to use your money to get a Patek, choose what you like best. Even if there are people who respect you for your watches, do... 

You cannot buy respect... be humble and earn it.

 By: Seconds : December 8th, 2019-18:17
There is and old saying one day a peacock next day a... feather duster.

Peacock Clock Russia state hermatige museum

 By: Seconds : December 9th, 2019-14:25
Peacock Clock An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day. Peacock Clock at the State Hermitage Museum in Russia appears like a gilded garden, but on certain days the 18th century timepiece-a... 

IMO, I do think there is too much redundancy with the three Calatravas.

 By: jleno : December 8th, 2019-18:26
Maybe keep the 5110 and/or 5127 as you mentioned. I would swap out the others and diversify the collection with another brand. Maybe add a Lange, Rolex, etc. or an independent? You would have an awesome 3 watch collection with 1 Patek, 1 JLC, and a third ... 

My take:

 By: LS : December 8th, 2019-18:57
Keep the 5196J. Sell everything else. Invest the proceeds. Watch it grow. Relish the satisfaction that you could afford increasingly more expensive Pateks as the funds increase. Buy another one only when it becomes unbearable to wait any longer.

Sell three and buy 5070g

 By: Francoamerican : December 8th, 2019-19:21
1. You don’t really like date watches 2. The 5070g dovetails with many existing themes (first version of a complication for many years a la 5110 for example. ) and Genève seal 3. You’re a big boy and the 5070g is a big watch. Clearly you don’t want an exi... 

As one of your YouTube viewers...

 By: Tarentinou : December 9th, 2019-02:11
... I have to admit that, yes, a 5170 would make us respect The Pontiff even more than what we currently do.

Another option...

 By: Tarentinou : December 9th, 2019-02:58
... since you seem to enjoy Patek's cases with crownguards (5110 + 5127) would be the 5125. It would make your collection much more consistent! ...  

Hi Archie, I would suggest that you keep...

 By: GLau : December 9th, 2019-06:06
5110 and 5035 because both have useful complicated functions and 5110 is iconic !! By the selling the others, you will have enough funds to buy another Patek with complication.

Buy respect with a 3970 yg

 By: matthewking : December 12th, 2019-20:33

Unpopular opinion: people DO seek respect through watches

 By: matthewking : December 12th, 2019-20:56
I see a lot of people replying about how you don't earn respect through material goods. Excuse me? I'm sorry to hurt everyone's feelings, but that is exactly what we all do when we collect expensive things like watches. You think you're doing it for yours... 

That's a top topic to discuss! Which would deserve a dedicated thread, in my opinion. I would make a short answer, as the topic pleases me too much. ;)

 By: amanico : December 12th, 2019-22:48
I think there are some who fall in this category, you are right, but you cannot generalize. I know some serious collectors, with big money, who don't own any Patek or Rolex or AP... But who love some under the radar Heuer, Lemania, Minerva, Longines and s... 

Well said amanico. [nt]

 By: Seconds : December 13th, 2019-00:20

Thanks, Seconds. [nt]

 By: amanico : December 13th, 2019-16:19

You are so right dear. I second your views in toto. I buy my watches that please me and I find them to reflect my personality better when I wear them. I've Rado, few Longines, Omega, JLC, Rolex and Patek Philippe and I really enjoy wearing them equally.

 By: Pun : December 13th, 2019-00:37
And I don’t seek respect and/or prestige from the society. In fact none outside these forums know about my collection of watches and pens. I enjoy my collection that each piece has a story behind in my life.

Yes, certainly a great topic.

 By: MTR : December 13th, 2019-13:45
A dedicated tread would be great. 😊 Amitiés Thomas

This is honestly a big, big reads like a new twist of the very standard "if they are rich or successful or otherwise enjoying life, let's try to find something wrong with them so to feel better ourselves"...

 By: FabR : December 13th, 2019-09:56
While you'll certainly find examples of people that meet your description, the counterexamples are probably even more, and much more diverse than you can imagine, at least among sophisticated people. Speaking for myself (alas, very far from being a rich g... 

Referring to “oversimplification”

 By: MTR : December 13th, 2019-13:38
I completely agree with you. It seems to me that some collectors are only able love a watch when it also belongs to the “right” brand combined with the necessary prestige. I for example LOVED to sell my Patek to buy an .... IWC a few weeks ago. Because th...