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VC 1942 or PP 5416?

  1. Pun

    Pun Oct 23, 2019

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    Friends, I wish to add one decent calendar complication watch from the Trinity and am considering Vacheron Constantin Triple Calendar 1942 and Patek Philippe Annual Calendar 5146G. They visually appeal to me though are in different price range. What would you take as a classic vintage looks watch?
     
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  2. blufinz52

    blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Oct 23, 2019

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    They're both beautiful, but the VC is a cleaner dial and more legible to my eye. Can't go wrong with either though.
     
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  3. Pun

    Pun Oct 23, 2019

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    Patek has richer dial in cream and additional Moon phase.
     
  4. SeanO

    SeanO Oct 24, 2019

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    what about the VC fiftysix Complete Calendar in SS? it's around 38K AUD with a choice of two dial colours.
     
  5. Pun

    Pun Oct 24, 2019

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    Yes indeed but it’s 41 mm instead of 40 mm and without Geneva Seal. My preference is for a watch not exceeding 40 mm and VC should have Geneva Seal.
     
  6. ChetBaker

    ChetBaker Oct 29, 2019

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    The 56 is 40mm and does have the Geneva seal. The blue one is particularly nice.
     
  7. Pun

    Pun Oct 29, 2019

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    I failed to read Geneva Seal in specifications...
     
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  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 29, 2019

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    VC Historique all the way ... classic triple
     
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  9. Skipper_S

    Skipper_S Oct 29, 2019

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    Buy BOTH;);)
     
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  10. Kwijibo

    Kwijibo Nov 8, 2019

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    definitly love this VC
     
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  11. Pun

    Pun Nov 8, 2019

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    I ordered Patek 5146 last week. I decided to play safe with an annual calendar Patek in noble metal as perhaps final watch in my collection. With this I’ll have 25 watch collection with 15 watches from major Swiss brands. It’s enough for me for now.
     
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  12. Kwijibo

    Kwijibo Nov 8, 2019

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    You can't regret a PP :thumbsup:
     
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  13. steversaurus

    steversaurus Nov 13, 2019

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    Can't really go wrong, but I'd go for the VC in this case.
     
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  14. Uniqez

    Uniqez Nov 13, 2019

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    I would say Patek looks better an unique . VC has the same look as some other watches with calendar hand - Oris, Movado etc.
     
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  15. Pun

    Pun Nov 14, 2019

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    Yes I also thought so. Now Patek is on the way.
     
  16. Geezer

    Geezer Dec 4, 2019

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    Great choice! The 5146 is a classic, and uses an excellent movement. An annual calendar mechanism is a very useful complication, and your choice of annual calendar is probably one of the nicest available (as Patek was the first to introduce them in 1996).
     
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  17. Pun

    Pun Dec 4, 2019

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    Thank you sir. I got it this week but I’ll wear it on 19th, my 58th birthday. Then I’ll post customary wrist shot as well. Regards
     
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  18. guaranteed.rohu

    guaranteed.rohu Dec 4, 2019

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    definitely different price ranges,

    I think for the same price to the patek 5146, you'd have to consider:

    (personally i love the journe, but things like servicing costs, value retention, etc., are concerns because i'm not a millionaire)

    1. lange 1815 calendar

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    2. fp journe octa lune

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  19. WatchCor

    WatchCor Dec 4, 2019

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    Good stuff @Pun , having had the chance to try the 5146 PP on my wrist a month ago I definitely applaud your choice. It's a gorgeous watch. Well played sir. Awaiting for the customary wristshots though :D
     
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  20. Pun

    Pun Dec 4, 2019

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    Your both suggestions are gorgeous indeed. I considered them before committing to 5146G.
    ALS has a busier dial and no lumes; it may cause strain to my ageing eyes as I want a watch to wear daily for a long time now after my retirement.
    FPJ is a killer but again don’t match the clarity of 5146G IMO. It’s not an Annual Calendar as well.
    Thanks indeed for providing great choice in similar price range. I’m sure someone else may benefit in future if one reads this thread.