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Old 5 February 2019, 12:20 PM   #1
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5712a or 5980r on strap

guys, AD offered 1 allocation to me this year in which I can pick up either a 5712a or 5980R. I currently has the 5711 blue, 5524 and 5146g. What do you think? Afraid the 5980 might be discontinued soon but seemed like it survive this year. Thanks!
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Old 5 February 2019, 01:27 PM   #2
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12 in isolation. Like the idea of both and move the 11?
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Old 5 February 2019, 01:32 PM   #3
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Get the 5712/1a.
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Old 5 February 2019, 02:52 PM   #4
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5980 would round out your collection nicely but 5712 is a very hot watch right now. I would pick 5712.
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Old 5 February 2019, 07:04 PM   #5
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I have both. Totally different watches, but if i had to choose one, it would be the 5712.
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Old 5 February 2019, 07:34 PM   #6
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looks like the only reason you hear suggestions about 5712 is the "flip" value. I guess you are not a flipper. The 5980 is in a Completely different league.
Suggesting you to buy 5712 over 5980 is like suggesting some one who is in the market for a Ferrari 812 superfast, to buy a Porsche GT3 because it's "hot" right now, caliber wise.
About the 5980 being on strap it's a matter of preference.

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Old 5 February 2019, 08:25 PM   #7
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12 or the 5980/1r. not fan of the strap 5980 (both the fact its on strap and the dial)
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Old 5 February 2019, 09:01 PM   #8
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I would get the 12a. And wait for a 5980/1r.
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Old 5 February 2019, 09:36 PM   #9
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Old 5 February 2019, 11:32 PM   #10
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If possible get the 5980/1R. Both 5980R and 5980/1R may get discontinued next year.
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Old 6 February 2019, 12:34 AM   #11
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Just thinking of the watch , I prefer 12. For your collection, seems that you need some color on it, 5980R would do the trick. I have to say that for me historically every time I choose based on the collection over the watch, never works , might be different for you.

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Old 6 February 2019, 01:23 AM   #12
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5712. I had the 5980R and it was not comfortable on the strap. Felt top heavy especially on my small wrist. Now I really like the 5980/1r with the darker dial and RG bracelet.
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Old 7 February 2019, 12:01 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone. Seemed like I need to try to find the 5980r on strap to see if I actually like the 'top heavy' feeling. Not sure if I can carry the full 5980 1R on a regular basis. Too bad I missed the 59801A before it got too crazy...

Tried on the 5712R yesterday, very nice indeed. Tempting on the 5712 piece or even the RG. Will see what Basel brings us first :)
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Old 7 February 2019, 08:16 AM   #14
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5712 without a doubt, dont choose the other !
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Old 7 February 2019, 09:36 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone. Seemed like I need to try to find the 5980r on strap to see if I actually like the 'top heavy' feeling. Not sure if I can carry the full 5980 1R on a regular basis. Too bad I missed the 59801A before it got too crazy...

Tried on the 5712R yesterday, very nice indeed. Tempting on the 5712 piece or even the RG. Will see what Basel brings us first :)
Yes try it on, if it works on you then go for it, it's a great piece. The 12 is too similar to the 11.
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Old 16 February 2019, 11:31 AM   #16
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Went with the 5712a and also on the list for 5968. Meanwhile given the msrp saving over 5980r I am thinking of trading my 5146g toward 5159g or 5170r. Both at similar price, which one would you go with?

Ultimately I hope to get the 5740 which I was told u likely to come this year either
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Old 16 February 2019, 05:28 PM   #17
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I’ll go for the 5712
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Old 16 February 2019, 10:36 PM   #18
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If the 5980 was not on a strap it would be a diff debate for me. I LOVE the 5712. The asymmetrical dial is just awesome and unique p. It is also as comfortable to wear as your 5711. I also love a Nautilus on a bracelet. The 5980 on a strap is great but I feel like it should be on a bracelet. Also the price difference is massive if that makes diff to you.
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Old 16 February 2019, 10:42 PM   #19
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5712. I had the 5980R and it was not comfortable on the strap. Felt top heavy especially on my small wrist. Now I really like the 5980/1r with the darker dial and RG bracelet.
Now the entire watch is heavy lol.
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Old 24 August 2019, 11:44 AM   #20
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Just as I completely forgot about the watch wait, got the famous ‘got something for you msg’ from an AD I have only referred business to before....

We were chatting a while ago and he asked me what am I waiting for and I told him about the 5980r.

Last night he msg me and ask if I am still waiting, if so come over.... just wow!

Super excited to pick it up over lunch soon.


Now I need to explain to wife about my watch collection. I went to a long length discussion when I got the 5170g and how 3 watch rotation is perfect. That doesn’t help this 4th piece ....



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Old 24 August 2019, 12:18 PM   #21
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On an absolute basis I would take the 12. It’s an amazing piece and may be my fav PP. I am not a huge fan of the 5980. Had the steel version and it was pretty uncomfortable.
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Old 24 August 2019, 06:29 PM   #22
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Agreed the 5712 is super nice too even though it is a bit close to my 5711. Am very happy with the weight and overall feel of the watch! The full gold version must be a beast!




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Old 24 August 2019, 08:05 PM   #23
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5712A and never look back.
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Old 24 August 2019, 09:15 PM   #24
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Agreed the 5712 is super nice too even though it is a bit close to my 5711. Am very happy with the weight and overall feel of the watch! The full gold version must be a beast!




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I'd def pick that up and if you have to sell the 11 to keep the missus happy then I'd do that now you have the 12. I love my 5711r but I do think this looks just as good and if I didn't have an AP RG Chrono I might be tempted.
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Old 25 August 2019, 03:40 AM   #25
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This is like choosing between a VS model and a SI model. I will take the one you passed.
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Old 25 August 2019, 04:42 AM   #26
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This is like choosing between a VS model and a SI model. I will take the one you passed.
What is a VS and SI?
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Old 25 August 2019, 04:52 AM   #27
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5980R for me. It’s my favourite Patek
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Old 25 August 2019, 06:38 AM   #28
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Victoria Secret and Sports Illustrated
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Victoria Secret and Sports Illustrated


He only does VVS
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