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Old 23 March 2024, 05:02 AM   #31
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Would have no issue buying a watch from someplace trusted or someone trusted (friend / relative) that got from an AD. I don’t ever look at the certificate or origin on my pieces—one with my name and the other someone else’s.
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Old 23 March 2024, 11:05 PM   #32
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I have no issues buying preowned as long as all homework is done and full set
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Old 24 March 2024, 12:20 AM   #33
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If the watch is still available in retail, I would try to find one without a name.
But for vintage/NOS/no longer retailled watched, I do not care.

Hell, I bought my 5235G second-hand last year, and the papers have the name of a Japanese buyer, and the stamp of a PP retailed in Tokyo.
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Old 24 March 2024, 01:24 AM   #34
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If it's a friend's name, totally fine with it. In fact, given the circumstance, great sign of friendship.
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Old 24 March 2024, 05:33 AM   #35
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Does it even matter when you can just register your name to the piece on Patek's owner website anyways? The way I understand it the piece will then be tied to your name and address in their system once you do this.
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Old 25 March 2024, 06:01 PM   #36
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If you had the chance to purchase either a Nautilus or Aquanaut (or both) at retail but the watch would not be in your name, would you go for it?

Been reading a lot about some of us who are picky about these sort of things but at Retail the trade off is maybe too good to pass up...

Curious to know where everyone stands!
Who would not buy something at X retail price when the market price is 3X at least? Even if you dont like to have someone else's name on the paper you can sell it immediately for a huge profit.
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Old 28 March 2024, 09:00 PM   #37
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yes i would; while i prefer having my name on papers, i would not pass an opportunity to buy a nautilus or aquanaut at msrp. If you really want one in your name, buy this one, wear it, enjoy it, and work on getting one allocated to you. Sell this one when your's comes in...

But passing up an opportunity to buy at mspr is silly.
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Old 29 March 2024, 02:43 PM   #38
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I think it’s meaningless.
I just pulled two from my office. The 5026 shows my name and the 3940 has the name omitted. Both were purchased new from the same authorized dealer.

Pop the cork and enjoy the watch.
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Old 30 March 2024, 03:23 AM   #39
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So far that’s the case… properties direct from developer. Cars directly from the dealer. We try to pick properties from developer and ride the wave upwards, rather than buying from a sub-sale. Cars wise only from dealer, but will consider approved/CPO from the dealer if suitable.

I actually had this discussion with a family member about this today regarding purchase of a retail complex in an established neighbourhood at 11 million, or a purchase directly from the developer at 2.5 million but at a satellite city an hour away. Would rather buy 4 in a row in a new development area and see how it goes over the next 10 years.
so you have no confidence in the market finding a price for any item..?
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Old 30 March 2024, 06:39 AM   #40
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Does it even matter when you can just register your name to the piece on Patek's owner website anyways? The way I understand it the piece will then be tied to your name and address in their system once you do this.
interesting - my wife bought a naked 4700J nautilus from the 80s, do we need an extract from the archives in order to do it or is the serial number enough to regsiter ?
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Old 30 March 2024, 07:04 AM   #41
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Honestly wouldn't mind.
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Old 30 March 2024, 07:31 AM   #42
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Someone else (presumably with history) buys it from the shop and sells it to OP at whatever price they got it for.
In that case it is essentially a gift and the name on the papers should be irrelevant. It's the thought that counts.
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Old 3 April 2024, 09:44 AM   #43
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interesting - my wife bought a naked 4700J nautilus from the 80s, do we need an extract from the archives in order to do it or is the serial number enough to regsiter ?
I'm not sure but if you go to the Patek online website there is an owners page that asks for your information to register ownership. I believe they require the serial number.
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Old 4 April 2024, 05:27 AM   #44
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I have seen PP watches being sold without the cert because the seller did not want to pass on their name and address to the buyer. This is in BH through the jewelry trade there, where celebs are willing to take the hit on the price and preserve privacy.
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