First Patek Philippe and presentation

May 14, 2022,16:51 PM

Hi, first of all, congratulations, this site is all about love for watches.

My name is Filipe and I’m from Portugal. I’ve been learning a lot in this site and also enjoying the beautiful posted photos. 

I have a really small collection, a Rolex OP39 rhodium, a Cartier Santos Dumont and now for the first time in my life a beautiful work of art. A Patek Philippe 7118. I now is a lady’s watch in Patek catalogue but I have really small wrists and I think it’s so classy. It reminds me the 3800 and the dial symmetry really works to me as is my first date watch. 

Thank you all for the knowledge and great sharing site. 


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Welcome here, Filipe.

 By: amanico : May 14th, 2022-16:52

Thanks :)

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-16:56

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-16:56

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-17:01
Thank you very much

Bem-vindo Filipe!

 By: InHavenPro : May 14th, 2022-17:01
Your Patek is truly lovely, I always had a mindset where the male/female distinction in watchmaking is almost always besides the point/superfluous, so your choice is, in my opinion, totally appropriate and really well fitting! I hope you enjoy the high-qu... 

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-17:09
Thanks for your kind words. I will try to contribute as I’m still learning a lot. But watches are a real passion and I must agree that the male/female distinction is really in our heads. I must add that I have only waited 4 months to get the watch so, the... 

As an example,

 By: InHavenPro : May 14th, 2022-17:17
my mother always told me she thought of 'male' watch designs far more favorably than the ones which are generally intended for the female market. She would much rather wear a classical 'men's' watch as opposed to the mostly obnoxiously designed 'women's' ... 

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-17:38
That’s the spirit. Wear what you love. cheers!

Takes a real man to confidently wear a woman's watch

 By: Credor : May 14th, 2022-17:19
Looks great on you. Congratulations. Hello from Lisbon.

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-17:39
Obrigado! Abraço de Alverca

Hi Filipe, A warm welcome to the Patek forum !

 By: GLau : May 14th, 2022-17:21
Your have a good collection, and I also know big collectors who have purchased ladies' Nautilus because they have small wrists. This reference looks great on you and we look forward to more of your posts !

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-17:39

 By: filipe : May 14th, 2022-17:40


 By: vicunaman1 : May 15th, 2022-01:22
Enjoy your new love!

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-09:37
Thanks! .

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-09:37
Thanks! )

Welcome! That Patek looks awesome…

 By: ArmisE : May 15th, 2022-02:40
and honestly if you didn’t say otherwise, I was thinking it was a 3800 when I first saw it. Excellent choice either way, because it fits you perfectly.

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-09:38
Thanks. It’s really difficult to catch in photo the real beauty of the watch.

perfect size for your wrist

 By: p2517s : May 15th, 2022-04:54
Color and style are for everybody

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-09:39
Totally agree. Thank you.


 By: GuyT : May 15th, 2022-05:25
Hello Filipe, I prefer this to the 'gents' watch as I like the positioning of the date. With 16.5cm wrists this is also one I have considered in the past. It looks good.

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-09:41
Me too. thanks ...  

Warm welcome to our community, Filipe!

 By: joenghenry : May 15th, 2022-07:55
The 7118 wears very nice on your wrist👍🏻 Cheers, Henry

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-09:41
Thank you very much!

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-09:41
Thank you very much!

Absolutely love it

 By: watch-er : May 15th, 2022-13:49
Looks great on you.

 By: filipe : May 15th, 2022-16:25
Thanks! ).

Congratulations Filipe on acquiring this wonderful watch which looks perfect on your wrist! Great that you went with your instincts and

 By: patekova : May 15th, 2022-20:23
didn’t get sidetracked by inconsequential labels. And by the way historically 35mm was not only considered a men’s watch it was often referred to as being a large men’s watch. Eg the classic men’s Calatrava Ref 96 was only 31mm. The “large” version Ref 57... 

 By: filipe : May 16th, 2022-10:21
Thank you for the information and kind words. cheers

 By: filipe : May 16th, 2022-10:22
Thank you! cheers

Cheers !

 By: Ping.Timeout : May 16th, 2022-11:50

 By: filipe : May 16th, 2022-15:15
Thanks! Glad so much people like. Never thought! Thanks for the warm welcome. A lot of classy people here! Regards

I've read that both gender and time are human constructs...

 By: David Allen : May 22nd, 2022-12:39
So who cares what anyone thinks! The watch fits and the watch looks good. Done deal. Enjoy!