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Is there a better PP than 5960 in this bracket?

  1. ngo516 Apr 28, 2021

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    I have a big milestone coming up. 5960 will (probly) be it.
    At this point, it’s a coin toss between gray and blue dial.
    I can’t help but wondering, is there another PP in this bracket I haven’t considered?
    The Aquanaut 5164 is great, but it’s now crept up bracket to 5960P.
    I find 5960 to be more versatile for sport and dress, especially the gray dial.

    anyone else loosing sleep over Patek?
    (I know, sometimes I wondered why no one punched me in the face yet)

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  2. Wlcutter Apr 28, 2021

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    For my money: there is no better PP, period, than the 5960, though I prefer the white dial + steel case. Regardless: congrats on the milestone, and absolutely get one of these on yr wrist.
     
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  3. ngo516 Apr 28, 2021

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    damn, maybe putting up this post is a bad idea, there are only so many 5960 around. Still, Glad someone shares my view.
     
  4. kip595 Apr 28, 2021

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    I got to try on a 5960 not long before I moved out of L.A. - the grey dial is an absolute heart-breaker, IMHO.

    Congrats whichever way you go!
     
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  5. marcn Enough space to say witty Apr 28, 2021

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    Blue dial, personally, but can’t see a bad choice between them. Good luck!
     
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  6. Walrus Apr 28, 2021

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    Gee what a wonderful looking watch. That would be quite a nice, well beyond nice, acquisition. Purely going by the aesthetics I like the blue a little better but damn either one is a stunner. Kind of like you can’t make a wrong choice. They look like a nice size, may I inquire if you know the case size? I could look it up but I fear getting hit with watch envy.
     
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  7. ngo516 Apr 28, 2021

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    don’t look it up Wally, I don’t need another competitor.
    I believe it’s 40.5mm case.
     
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  8. timoss Apr 28, 2021

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    Gray dial is classier.
     
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  9. guaranteed.rohu Apr 28, 2021

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    love this piece. blue dial is sportier, and grey dial a bit more svelte, as you probably already know.

    I'd personally go blue dial, I think it's just a little more interesting than the grey or white. The red really pops!


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    If you like this case and dial design, have you considered seriously the 5205 in blue?

    Obviously not a chronograph, but I think it's the piece I would personally go for in this rough price bracket for a patek!

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  10. ngo516 Apr 28, 2021

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    5205 is a beauty, but the chrono stack on 5960 is so unique.
    My dealer is coming down in price for gray 5960P, although I think the blue dial is most attractive, in photos. (I haven’t seen blue in person).
    Chances are if I opted to wait to (hopefully) see both, gray will be gone in a few days. Good chance I will never see both together.

    Blue dial, red chrono hands make a sporty combo. Me likey very much.
    When I strapped on the gray, it’s gorgeous in person.
     
  11. Walrus Apr 28, 2021

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    I just looked, I think your safe from me, I’ll be living vicariously through you on this one.
     
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  12. WatchCor Apr 29, 2021

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    Damn, that looks nice. The gray dial speaks to me a bit more. Slightly classier and more versatile looking . The blue one is not bad at all too.
     
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  13. ChetBaker Apr 30, 2021

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    I think i like the grey dial just a bit more. It will prove timeless, whereas the blue may be a bit shouty in the long run. And you know what, the blue numerals on the chrono counter will make for a great pairing with a blue alligator strap, if you’re in the mood for blue.
     
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  14. ngo516 Apr 30, 2021

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    Thank you for the feedback gang.
    As expected, Gray is sold.
    I’m top the list for whichever dial comes in next.

    Just saw a review of 5960
    There are plenty of macro shots.
    Finishing is questionable.
    There’s a paint blob on “10” of chrono, that’s clearly visible without a loop.
    A ton on bubbles and blemishes on the red chrono hands.

    lots of comments regard sloppy paint on this review piece.
    I refuse to believe Patek didn’t catch this.

     
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  15. dsacks30 Apr 30, 2021

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    Have you tried it on? I like the aesthetics of the 5960 but found it was quite thick and pretty top heavy. It was a bit uncomfortable for me.
     
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  16. Andrew C May 2, 2021

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    That's an absolute beauty. I own one PP, a Calatrava as per the below. The above is more money than I'd be comfortable with for a single watch, but what a stunning piece.

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  17. marcn Enough space to say witty May 2, 2021

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    3445's are an awesome classic PP. Had a white gold one ages ago and sold it: huge regret.
     
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  18. ngo516 May 2, 2021

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    40mm right around my sweet spot. Precious metal is heavier, but i don’t find it heavy. Given the annual, chrono in an automatic, that’s a lot of goodies in a 40.5mm case

    that bracelet is incredible. I’d love to see them bring back that style of bracelet in a contemporary presentation.
     
  19. Andrew C May 2, 2021

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    It feels like carrying around Fort Knox on your wrist. Honestly, this watch was a ludicrous bargain in my eyes. At the time of purchase about a year ago, the gold value alone in this watch was ~75% of the price. Which seemed absolutely insane for the amount of watch that was coming alongside this. Of course, something similar in steel would be worth a lot more given the relative demand, but I adore gold watches.

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  20. ngo516 May 2, 2021

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    I can’t even imagine how they make a bracelet like that. It’s impressive.
    Is it soldered into the case?