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Old 14 February 2020, 10:54 AM   #1
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My Calatrava 5119j is discontinued.

Is it unpopular or do I have a collector’s item?
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Old 14 February 2020, 11:16 AM   #2
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Is it unpopular or do I have a collector’s item?
Neither.

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Old 14 February 2020, 11:54 AM   #3
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Here is a picture for those who do not follow model numbers


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Old 14 February 2020, 06:02 PM   #4
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Right now know one wants a yellow gold dress watch. SS wr 100 m sport watch is top dog.
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Old 14 February 2020, 06:23 PM   #5
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Old 14 February 2020, 06:33 PM   #6
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Is it unpopular or do I have a collector’s item?
non sense that is a classic that will still be relevant until the end of time
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Old 14 February 2020, 06:38 PM   #7
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A very nice model that can be worn either side up.
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Old 15 February 2020, 12:14 AM   #8
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Right now know one wants a yellow gold dress watch. SS wr 100 m sport watch is top dog.


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Old 15 February 2020, 02:19 AM   #9
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That is my thinking!

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non sense that is a classic that will still be relevant until the end of time
I liked this watch when I first tried it on ten years before I bought it/could afford it. Glad I bought it while it was still available as a new model.
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Old 15 February 2020, 06:14 AM   #10
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Is it unpopular or do I have a collector’s item?
Yes and no. As long as you dig it, it really doesn’t matter. Either way, it is a fantastic dress watch:)
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Old 15 February 2020, 07:22 AM   #11
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The original 3919 was a long running classic and was synonymous with the Patek brand long before the current entry level steel sports frenzy.

James D. Malcolmson, watch enthusiast and Robb Report contributing editor, had this to say about the Patek Calatrava 3919:

"The most recognizable Patek Philippe, this member of the classic Calatrava family is not a Patek Philippe design per se. In the early 1980s, when the brand was seeking a more effective print advertising campaign, Geneva ad man Rene Bittel suggested creating an image of a watch that would represent Patek Philippe’s prized heritage and understated sensibilities. The rendering displayed a crisp dial with Roman numerals, a gold hobnail bezel, and a distinctive small seconds hand. Patek Philippe president Philippe Stern wisely instructed the company’s watchmakers to create a real timepiece that corresponded to the ad. That watch, the Ref. 3919, quickly became the brand’s top seller."

The 5119 is the virtually identical up-sized successor to the long discontinued 3919. Despite the preferences of TRF community at large, both were extremely popular and sold in sufficient numbers that I doubt either will ever reach collector's item status - but that in no way diminishes their significance in Patek history. I suspect that will endure long after the Patek sports watch fervor fades.

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Old 15 February 2020, 12:23 PM   #12
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The original 3919 was a long running classic and was synonymous with the Patek brand long before the current entry level steel sports frenzy.

James D. Malcolmson, watch enthusiast and Robb Report contributing editor, had this to say about the Patek Calatrava 3919:

"The most recognizable Patek Philippe, this member of the classic Calatrava family is not a Patek Philippe design per se. In the early 1980s, when the brand was seeking a more effective print advertising campaign, Geneva ad man Rene Bittel suggested creating an image of a watch that would represent Patek Philippe’s prized heritage and understated sensibilities. The rendering displayed a crisp dial with Roman numerals, a gold hobnail bezel, and a distinctive small seconds hand. Patek Philippe president Philippe Stern wisely instructed the company’s watchmakers to create a real timepiece that corresponded to the ad. That watch, the Ref. 3919, quickly became the brand’s top seller."

The 5119 is the virtually identical up-sized successor to the long discontinued 3919. Despite the preferences of TRF community at large, both were extremely popular and sold in sufficient numbers that I doubt either will ever reach collector's item status - but that in no way diminishes their significance in Patek history. I suspect that will endure long after the Patek sports watch fervor fades.

Well said
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Old 15 February 2020, 12:57 PM   #13
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Very nice comments!

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The original 3919 was a long running classic and was synonymous with the Patek brand long before the current entry level steel sports frenzy.

James D. Malcolmson, watch enthusiast and Robb Report contributing editor, had this to say about the Patek Calatrava 3919:

"The most recognizable Patek Philippe, this member of the classic Calatrava family is not a Patek Philippe design per se. In the early 1980s, when the brand was seeking a more effective print advertising campaign, Geneva ad man Rene Bittel suggested creating an image of a watch that would represent Patek Philippe’s prized heritage and understated sensibilities. The rendering displayed a crisp dial with Roman numerals, a gold hobnail bezel, and a distinctive small seconds hand. Patek Philippe president Philippe Stern wisely instructed the company’s watchmakers to create a real timepiece that corresponded to the ad. That watch, the Ref. 3919, quickly became the brand’s top seller."

The 5119 is the virtually identical up-sized successor to the long discontinued 3919. Despite the preferences of TRF community at large, both were extremely popular and sold in sufficient numbers that I doubt either will ever reach collector's item status - but that in no way diminishes their significance in Patek history. I suspect that will endure long after the Patek sports watch fervor fades.

I treasure my Calatrava! Not going anywhere as long as I’m still kickin’.
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Old 16 February 2020, 06:50 PM   #14
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Wow I didn't know we had a forum member who thinks he's the grammar and sensor police !
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