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Old 26 December 2021, 07:50 AM   #31
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“My 6” wrist is too small for 5524 but I really love my 7234g.”

Totally agree. I did the same thing and got a 7234. I get so many compliments on how well it fits. It is the perfect size for some of us
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Old 26 December 2021, 10:54 AM   #32
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I would go with R. I tried it once, loved it
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Old 27 December 2021, 05:44 AM   #33
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Own a 5524G. Love it. Even better with a strap color change. And I ordered a WG Calatrava deployment buckle to replace the tang buckle to class it up a bit, just bc I like being a little different. I’m a subscriber to “buy what you like, and not on hype”
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Old 27 December 2021, 07:34 AM   #34
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I have been looking at the WG version since when they dipped below 35k. I wished I’d bought one back then. I think I will trade a few pieces that too have appreciated in the interim to mitigate the almost 10k disparity between today’s market and then. I really like this watch but laziness crept in. I’ll get one and buy the blue Patek strap currently offered on this variant.
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Old 27 December 2021, 11:22 AM   #35
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As my first and only (for now) Patek, no regrets with the 5524G.

The dial is a chameleon, and you just need to find the right coloured custom strap that works for you (taupe, in my case).

And in some markets, its market value is creeping over retail.
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Old 27 December 2021, 11:40 AM   #36
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Looks great. You're absolutely correct that the dial changes with the light from an almost black to a beautiful textured navy blue. Lots of strap options just increases its allure. Enjoy.

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Old 15 January 2022, 12:38 AM   #37
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Those who own this watch - is it part of your regular rotation? Do you still appreciate it after some time? I used to think this watch was hideous, but now I feel like I've done a 180, and am lusting after it (though really hoping it doesn't dwarf my 6.5" wrist).

Weird, same thing happened to me with the Aquanaut where I hated it when I first saw it, and now I am considering the 5065A as my next purchase if it isn't this 5524G. DECISIONS!
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Old 15 January 2022, 02:34 AM   #38
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The Pilot Travel Time is nice, but at 42mm itís too big! I tried on the 7234G and really like it, but itís a womenís watch. They should have made it at 39mm and introduced it as a unisex watch. Iím sure the crowd will go wild. The Dual Time function from Patek is by far its best complication.
Which came first, the G or the R? I ask because on Patek's site, the description for the "R" mentions that: "It is also the first self-winding Travel Time model in Patek Philippeís collection for women." However, the G version makes no such mention, nor does it mention gender at all.

I think it was probably intended as unisex, since the strictly "women's" versions are typically visually differentiated to a greater degree than just size - diamonds on the Aquanaut and wave dial on the Nautilus.

If I were looking at this watch, I'd be looking at the 37.5mm version.
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Old 15 January 2022, 02:35 AM   #39
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Can someone shed some light on why this is the only non-Aquanaut/Nautilus watch to have WR greater than 30m? Seems odd that either it was needed for this watch and/or not possible on others.
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Old 15 January 2022, 04:09 AM   #40
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Those who own this watch - is it part of your regular rotation? Do you still appreciate it after some time? I used to think this watch was hideous, but now I feel like I've done a 180, and am lusting after it (though really hoping it doesn't dwarf my 6.5" wrist).

Weird, same thing happened to me with the Aquanaut where I hated it when I first saw it, and now I am considering the 5065A as my next purchase if it isn't this 5524G. DECISIONS!

5524g owner here.

6 months in (or more) and it still is part of my weekly rotations. I was in the same boat of hate changed to canít stop thinking about it.

I pick it up a good bit and swap straps often.

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Old 15 January 2022, 05:19 AM   #41
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Looking good man- mind if I ask you how large your wrist is? Seems to fit like a glove on you.

You satisfied with it as a daily sort of wear, even if it’s precious metal?
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Old 15 January 2022, 07:06 AM   #42
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Looking good man- mind if I ask you how large your wrist is? Seems to fit like a glove on you.

You satisfied with it as a daily sort of wear, even if itís precious metal?
Loving my 5524g, still gets much wear 1 yr later. My wrist is 6.70 in. Love the subtle way the dial changes in different light, the great lume a of course, the very useful travel time. Go for it.

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Old 15 January 2022, 10:40 AM   #43
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Looking good man- mind if I ask you how large your wrist is? Seems to fit like a glove on you.

You satisfied with it as a daily sort of wear, even if itís precious metal?

7.25Ē here on the wrist. I usually wear it enough that it stays wound.

Great Patek daily and not too terribly heavy.
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Old 15 January 2022, 11:03 AM   #44
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I like it a lot. Wasnít even on my radar til I saw it in person. Bought it on the spot. Still works great in the rotation. I say go for itÖ either version


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Old 16 January 2022, 09:41 AM   #45
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A month in and loving it. You can really change the vibe by updating the strap.

This reference is so unique in the Patek catalog that it has a good chance of being a future classic, although it doesnít hold value as well as other PP references at the moment.




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Old 16 January 2022, 10:17 AM   #46
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A month in and loving it. You can really change the vibe by updating the strap.

This reference is so unique in the Patek catalog that it has a good chance of being a future classic, although it doesnít hold value as well as other PP references at the moment.




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Love this strap option. Agree on the future classic potential.
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Old 17 January 2022, 05:36 AM   #47
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A month in and loving it. You can really change the vibe by updating the strap.

This reference is so unique in the Patek catalog that it has a good chance of being a future classic, although it doesnít hold value as well as other PP references at the moment.




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I should be receiving mine in short order. Can you tell me where you got this strap? It looks amazing!


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Old 17 January 2022, 07:11 AM   #48
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I should be receiving mine in short order. Can you tell me where you got this strap? It looks amazing!


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I'm excited for you! This is a GREAT watch, and one of the reasons it's so great is how well it looks on different straps.

There's something baller about taking a $55k watch and throwing a funky strap on it. The one in the pic is the Gray Suede 20mm from Bulang and Sons, a company in the Netherlands with very high end stuff in different materials. Believe it or not, the strap shows up in just a few days, and Mr. Bulang is super cool and responsive to questions.

I've purchased 5 straps from them, some of which will end up on the Patek.

Hope yours comes in soon, and please post pics when it does!!!
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Old 17 January 2022, 07:12 AM   #49
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5524g owner here.

6 months in (or more) and it still is part of my weekly rotations. I was in the same boat of hate changed to canít stop thinking about it.

I pick it up a good bit and swap straps often.


LOVE the look of this on a NATO. Post some pics of your 5524 on your other straps when you swap them out....
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LOVE the look of this on a NATO. Post some pics of your 5524 on your other straps when you swap them out....




Grey Nato and stock brown strap.
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Old 17 January 2022, 12:22 PM   #51
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I'm excited for you! This is a GREAT watch, and one of the reasons it's so great is how well it looks on different straps.

There's something baller about taking a $55k watch and throwing a funky strap on it. The one in the pic is the Gray Suede 20mm from Bulang and Sons, a company in the Netherlands with very high end stuff in different materials. Believe it or not, the strap shows up in just a few days, and Mr. Bulang is super cool and responsive to questions.

I've purchased 5 straps from them, some of which will end up on the Patek.

Hope yours comes in soon, and please post pics when it does!!!

Thanks bud. I will do for sure. Very excited to grab it as it will be my first Patek.


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Old 17 January 2022, 06:57 PM   #52
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I’ve been trying to decide which colour strap to put on mine and this thread has given me some great ideas. To everyone changing straps, are you using the original Spring bars? My understanding was that the originals are WG and if you were to switch to stainless it could cause damage over time to the lug holes.
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Old 19 January 2022, 04:35 AM   #53
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I did it guys. And I have to say, it fits a lot better than I had expected. It's also stubbornly not leaving my wrist.
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Old 19 January 2022, 07:43 AM   #54
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I did it guys. And I have to say, it fits a lot better than I had expected. It's also stubbornly not leaving my wrist.

Lovely and congrats!


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Old 19 January 2022, 07:44 AM   #55
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I did it guys. And I have to say, it fits a lot better than I had expected. It's also stubbornly not leaving my wrist.
Great purchase, looks beautiful... Congrats

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Old 19 January 2022, 10:15 AM   #56
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I did it guys. And I have to say, it fits a lot better than I had expected. It's also stubbornly not leaving my wrist.

Yeahhhhhh looks great! Well done on this choice.
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Lume in this bad boy is also top notch.
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