Hi 👋 All, I recently met with a long term lurker who

Jul 31, 2022,16:34 PM
 

has a wonderful Patek collection ! 👍


Lurker brought his steel 5980 (a wonderful reference which is highly sought after) to play with my 5131P, and the play date involved prosecco 🍾 being consumed !


While relaxed and intoxicated, we discussed 1) current challenges in getting allocated anything ☹️, 2) how our collections have been enjoyed & worn while their likely values have appreciated 😄, and 3) what we should do to try to get pieces we desire😇.  


Do you prefer 5980 steel or 5131P and why?













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I prefer both because they are iconic model of important family of PP but…

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : July 31st, 2022-16:45
I’m also interested in the discussion results of the topics. What are you and your friend seeing for 1) and 3) ?

Good choice in choosing both !

 
 By: GLau : August 5th, 2022-16:59
One for each wrist 👍 Point 1 about challenges for allocations: Lurker and I were simply taking the “opportunity” of this current reality to gripe and drink more to drown our sorrows. We felt that we had sufficient reasons to go home dead drunk without get... 

What kind of world is this….

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : August 5th, 2022-20:05
We beg to give money away 💰😂 I really wonder where are all the inventory going? New business and establish new clients bases since old and existing ones already get most of the goodies?

Apparently there have been revisions to the

 
 By: GLau : August 6th, 2022-14:46
allocation policy ☹️ Hence, we need to beg !😩

I also have this feeling about the allocation policy…

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : August 7th, 2022-14:59
If you are average collector, AD probably have to justify to brand why they gave you 3-4 watches per year etc, whatever the number defined. If you’re very tip top 1-x % like our you know who, probably don’t matter 😂

Agree with you “Clueless” because

 
 By: GLau : August 7th, 2022-15:04
you are “clued-in” ! Based on what I heard, almost everyone is affected. 😉

A good friend is better than a good watch🫂

 
 By: saintseiyaikki : July 31st, 2022-18:30
And a good watch friend is even better🍻🍻 For the last question, i dont think the 5131p is beatable because of the cloisonné enamel dial🤘

Yes, Lurker has been a loyal and true horological friend !

 
 By: GLau : August 3rd, 2022-15:37
He was eyeing 👁 my 5131P while I was staring at his 5980/1A 😉

Good thinking 🤔 Bill !

 
 By: GLau : August 3rd, 2022-15:47
Alternatively one on each wrist for day & night.😉

Secret watch lover

 
 By: Weems@8 : July 31st, 2022-19:16
Good you found the secret watch lover. A person who is in love with watches, but stays discrete. Not that i am a screamer, i keep it calm to be not seen as a nerd. The taboo in the real world, no taboo here. Explaining why someone needs ten watches and mo... 

Great reply ! 👍

 
 By: GLau : August 3rd, 2022-17:34
Lurker is a private and discrete person who enjoys his time pieces which are enviable watches ! We need to find inner peace with our watch collections. Also, sharing is caring 😃

Perhaps a

 
 By: GLau : August 5th, 2022-17:00
trade between us ?

My preference? Whichever one is offered as stakes . . .

 
 By: Dr No : July 31st, 2022-19:26
. . . in a game of bank-the-eight. ...  

Hi Art, In such game, you will end up

 
 By: GLau : August 5th, 2022-17:01
wearing both pieces !

As my high school pal Pat would say, . . .

 
 By: Dr No : August 5th, 2022-18:04
. . . "Indubitably." 🎱

 
 By: PP888 : July 31st, 2022-20:03
Prefer the 5131 but you know I love enamel and cloisonné dials!! I’m also interested to hear what the thoughts are on #1 and #3 topics discussed. Please share…👍

Thanks PP888 for weighing in !

 
 By: GLau : August 5th, 2022-17:03
As stated in my reply to Clueless above, for 1: market has moved substantially from where we started our collections, we just need to live with it. For 3: BEG, BEG and BEG !

Glad that you like the 5131P !

 
 By: GLau : August 3rd, 2022-14:36
Did I just poison you more ?? LOL

Dear Gordon, good for u to hang out with another purist.

 
 By: joenghenry : August 4th, 2022-15:26
Certainly I prefer your 5131P due to obvious reason, it is more classy. If I would put on a thick nautilus, my choice will be 5990, due to the additional travel time function. Cheers, Henry

Hi Henry, I knew you would pick 5131P :-)

 
 By: GLau : August 5th, 2022-17:05
5990 is a fine choice as well. Charcoal or blue dial ?

If I had any of those 2, what complain would I have?

 
 By: Rei : August 9th, 2022-12:34
Wkwkwk both are top class watches! 👏🏼

Thanks for

 
 By: GLau : August 10th, 2022-18:34
your kind comments !