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Patek any issues

  1. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 13, 2019

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  2. rkman11

    rkman11 Aug 13, 2019

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    Heavy patina on the dial, which I am usually a fan of, but I know not everyone is so that could affect resale. Especially on a dress watch. Also looks to have been polished more than a few times. And hard to see from the pics, but I don’t think that movement’s seen a service in a while. Also almost no information from the seller, makes me suspicious...
     
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  3. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 13, 2019

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    Thanks. I messaged him about service, any damage etc. we’ll see. Seems like an inexpensive way to finally get a Patek
     
  4. Evitzee

    Evitzee Aug 14, 2019

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    Would you really wear a PP with a dial like that? I wouldn't. Their are many better examples out there.
     
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  5. NT931

    NT931 Aug 14, 2019

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    I'd pass. There are other PP calatravas with much better dials and much less patina. Besides, the patina on this one is moderate and not very attractive, IMO.
     
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  6. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 14, 2019

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    I like a little patina but finding one at a cheap price doesn’t happen often
     
  7. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 14, 2019

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    32mm size is going to hold it back too.
     
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  8. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 14, 2019

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    Wasn’t that the normal size back then
     
  9. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 14, 2019

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    Nah, that watch isn't so old. There were plenty of 34mm dress watches around at the time, and some even larger.
     
  10. rkman11

    rkman11 Aug 14, 2019

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    I thought 33mm was the classic PP Calatrava size.
     
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  11. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 14, 2019

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    This is why I ask the experts here. It’s also why I need to diversify my knowledge about brands other than Zenith
     
  12. Omega world

    Omega world Aug 14, 2019

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    At this price?....Where?
     
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  13. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 14, 2019

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    That’s what I say
     
  14. loniscup

    loniscup Aug 17, 2019

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    My eye keeps going to that 9 o'clock missing indexes :( I would pass just for that, I don't mind the rest dial patina
     
  15. CaptainWinsor

    CaptainWinsor Aug 17, 2019

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    Totally missed that
     
  16. billving

    billving Aug 17, 2019

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    I'd pass. So many good condition calatravas around
     
  17. sdre

    sdre Aug 17, 2019

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    If there's anything I learnt on OF, is that to buy condition condition condition.
     
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  18. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 17, 2019

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    And that axiom is becoming increasingly important, as overall demand wanes.
     
  19. Omega world

    Omega world Aug 17, 2019

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    Excuse me ,what is missing at nine o'clock?
    Why do you talk without knowing what to say?
     
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  20. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 17, 2019

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    It appears that most of the paint that originally filled the grooves of the index is missing. They were not applied indexes.