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Old 13 February 2020, 10:18 PM   #1
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5712 in less than a year

A couple of years ago I went to Patek to putt my name down for a 5712, the manager told me that it would be impossible to get it. I popped into the store a month later, then again the following month, until finally he agreed to putt my name down.

I kept on going every now and then, until one day he said to me, wire me the money and I will be able to get it for you next month. So I did while I was at the store. 3 weeks later I got a call saying that the watch was here. In total it took around 8 months... 8 months to get a Nautilus 5712. Now, I barely wear the watch since its value in the grey market is absolutely ridiculous.

Later that year I went to see if I could putt my name down on an Aquanaut and the same dealer told me that Patek has instructed them not to putt any name down on any of the sports watches before owning something around USD 150,000 of classic watches.

I remember also the manager saying that they used to get around 6-7 5712 a year before 2018 but now the number has gone down to just 3. I mean, it really shows that Patek are really happy with the current market and they really do not care about who's wearing their watch.
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Old 13 February 2020, 10:39 PM   #2
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Iím afraid I donít understand the point you are making. Sounds like you formed a strong bond with your AD and persistence paid off. I would wear the piece, it deserves it.
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Old 14 February 2020, 12:51 AM   #3
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Hum, congrats?
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Old 14 February 2020, 01:44 AM   #4
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Not sure I follow. Wear it, I have been wearing my 5712 for the past 2 weeks straight.
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Old 15 February 2020, 12:48 AM   #5
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Agree ^^. Don't see how you could not wear it after being so persistent and wanting it that bad.
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Old 15 February 2020, 01:21 AM   #6
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Interesting...
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Old 15 February 2020, 02:48 AM   #7
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6-7 5712a's per year? Sounds totally believable.
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Old 15 February 2020, 05:20 AM   #8
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Congrats and do wear the watch in good health everyday.
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Old 15 February 2020, 06:13 AM   #9
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Old 15 February 2020, 07:16 AM   #10
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