I finally get the 5196P

May 19, 2023,08:39 AM

Damn. The dial is magic

Old school classic. My buddy in the UK has been bugging me to get one, maybe I should 🤪


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A CLASSY classic 👍

 By: GLau : May 19th, 2023-08:44
You made a good decision. The dial is so clean ! How does it wear on the wrist ?

Sir :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-09:02
It wears quite flat and broad thanks to the 21mm spacing between the lugs. I think the overall dimensions are fantastic. Modern yet classic. The dial layout and finishing just solidifies this as one of the best looking Calatrava references that’s packed w... 

I love the dial so much. But...

 By: blau : May 19th, 2023-15:54
I haven't warmed to the case, because of how flat and broad it is! It just doesn't sit right with/on me.

Hey mate

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-16:54
That’s actually why I love it. Broad and flat, and in the words of T Mosso it slides underneath the dress cuff. Best Gatsby

Creative solution to create beautiful design

 By: Jp75 : May 19th, 2023-08:44
Agreed! One of my favorites .classic’ Calatravas. Really like how PP designed the dial to work around the constraint (of a relatively small movement) to create a beautiful dial . The use of breguet numerals and the three concentric zones really manage to ... 

Thank you for your thoughts Jerome :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-09:04
Agree on your comments regarding the different finishings of the dial and overall design/layout has been well optimized here for a smaller movement. Only wish it had a higher movement lol for its 37mm case. Best Gatsby


 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-16:48

You’re killing me :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-09:39

I can only concur.

 By: amanico : May 19th, 2023-11:07

Sorry to disappoint, Nico and Fab

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-16:47
But I haven’t bought the watch (yet) 😂 mulling over it…it’s a lot of coin and there’s so much to chase 🤣 Best Gatsby

Your taste was always going to mature one day :)

 By: Miles_151 : May 19th, 2023-12:26
It’s a great watch when your not wearing a Nautilus 😜. Enjoy. M.

Your ears must have been burning this week.

 By: Miles_151 : May 19th, 2023-12:27
I was in Portals with Jesper. He asked after you and said to send his best wishes. M.

Send Jesper my warmest regards

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-16:50
I look forward to seeing him soon! Best G

Are you saying I’m old mate ? 😂

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-16:50
Agreed…I think I’ve matured. The choice of watches these days, really shows that I’m fond of the “old” stuff. Best Gatsby

Could be. I’d rather say your watch taste is maturing.

 By: Miles_151 : May 19th, 2023-19:26
I’ve put my 5196 on a dark navy blue ostrich which looks amazing to my eyes. M. ...  

The longer I've owned and worn this, the more I like it.

 By: BuffaloWatch : May 19th, 2023-14:16
I lightened the strap and now it seems to be the right choice on every occasion, even watching TV. Enjoy this special reference.

Mate you have to share photos :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-16:51
Gotta see what set up you have right now on the 5196P ;-) Best Gatsby

Here it is with the grey strap from PP

 By: BuffaloWatch : May 20th, 2023-14:21
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Thanks buddy :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 21st, 2023-15:02
Looks great on you. Best Gatsby

Yes you should....every time I see it, I'm pleasantly wowed by it.

 By: Clueless_Collector : May 19th, 2023-14:57
Some more photos to push you off the cliff P ...  

Wonderful my dear friend

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 19th, 2023-16:53
I always knew you weren’t really clueless just clueless why you’re so good at collecting LOL. Great pics mate I love it. Thank you for sharing, love to chat with you on watches as always. Best Gatsby

Not bad, but PP wimped out with no inward angles on the new movement...

 By: mdg : May 20th, 2023-15:20
...and it's not available in platinum.

Thank you Mahesh :-)

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 21st, 2023-15:05
It’s definitely up there on my list of Pateks to consider. In recent days I’ve been looking at quite a few of the other dress pieces, most notably the Gondolo pieces. I’ve been attracted to the earlier references quite a bit, the 5024, 5124, 5100 etc. Bes... 

I think I might’ve been weightlifting a bit

 By: Mr.Gatsby : May 21st, 2023-15:03
I’ve been insensitive to the platinum watches for a bit haha. But yes, it does have some heft, definitely way more substantial than a stainless steel watch. But the size does matter, so example a 44mm Panerai in steel feels like a small brick on the wrist...