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Old 30 June 2020, 10:25 AM   #61
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Wahhh - wish I hadnít seen this thread- putting my head in the sand - not going to look close at my 8 PPís
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Old 30 June 2020, 12:22 PM   #62
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This is very disappointing. However, I would much rather own a watch that only looks bad under macro than one that only looks good under macro. *ducks*


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Old 30 June 2020, 02:42 PM   #63
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Does anyone know how to delete this thread?

I had a chat with my AD after sending them this link. I am asked to delete this thread immediately.
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Old 30 June 2020, 03:29 PM   #64
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Does anyone know how to delete this thread?

I had a chat with my AD after sending them this link. I am asked to delete this thread immediately.
Not possible, only the forum admins or mods have that ability. Why would your AD care about a post on a forum that doesnít mention them by name or location?
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Old 30 June 2020, 04:10 PM   #65
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Does anyone know how to delete this thread?

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Gut feeling says theyíll smile, be apologetic, appease him with some PP-branded trinket and then put his name on the Troublemaker list.

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Old 30 June 2020, 05:03 PM   #66
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The Aquanaut is not a watch you buy and keep, it's a trading watch. You buy one from an AD, wear it for a while, then trade it for something else, taking advantage of the premium to MSRP. As such, there are no "end users" so no one should worry about the details of the finishing, movement, durability etc. It is a vehicle to a better place.
Chill, enjoy your Aquanaut and then flip it like everyone else does.
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Old 30 June 2020, 05:25 PM   #67
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The Aquanaut is not a watch you buy and keep, it's a trading watch. You buy one from an AD, wear it for a while, then trade it for something else, taking advantage of the premium to MSRP. As such, there are no "end users" so no one should worry about the details of the finishing, movement, durability etc. It is a vehicle to a better place.
Chill, enjoy your Aquanaut and then flip it like everyone else does.


Can I keep mine please?!? I love it and donít plan on selling it for the next 52,5 years I have left to live...
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Old 30 June 2020, 06:14 PM   #68
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The Aquanaut is not a watch you buy and keep, it's a trading watch. You buy one from an AD, wear it for a while, then trade it for something else, taking advantage of the premium to MSRP. As such, there are no "end users" so no one should worry about the details of the finishing, movement, durability etc. It is a vehicle to a better place.
Chill, enjoy your Aquanaut and then flip it like everyone else does.
I donít know why but I donít think you are a typical Patek owner??
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Old 30 June 2020, 07:03 PM   #69
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The Aquanaut is not a watch you buy and keep, it's a trading watch. You buy one from an AD, wear it for a while, then trade it for something else, taking advantage of the premium to MSRP. As such, there are no "end users" so no one should worry about the details of the finishing, movement, durability etc. It is a vehicle to a better place.
Chill, enjoy your Aquanaut and then flip it like everyone else does.
20 years an Aquanaut owner, and... no.
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Old 30 June 2020, 07:58 PM   #70
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20 years an Aquanaut owner, and... no.
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Old 30 June 2020, 08:09 PM   #71
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Old 1 July 2020, 12:13 AM   #72
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OP, still waiting on lume pics to see the uneven lume. Thx.


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I had a chat with my AD after sending them this link. I am asked to delete this thread immediately.
Alas, can't be deleted, yet MODs could choose to close it.

Please post uneven lume pics. Am sure PP wants to know about these defects rolling out of their factory.
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Old 1 July 2020, 01:08 AM   #73
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OP, still waiting on lume pics to see the uneven lume. Thx.




Alas, can't be deleted, yet MODs could choose to close it.

Please post uneven lume pics. Am sure PP wants to know about these defects rolling out of their factory.
Ha, AD asks me all the time to buy a Twenty-Four for my mother, mother-in-law, wife and daughter but they don't call the shots. I know that Patek ADs fashion themselves as stuck in time (pun intended), but this is the internet, which is basically forever. Shall I say rather more appropriately in this forum that the internet is perpetual?
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Old 1 July 2020, 01:11 AM   #74
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Does anyone know how to delete this thread?

I had a chat with my AD after sending them this link. I am asked to delete this thread immediately.

You are asked to do what ? Let them hide the truth ? No , you say, up your game PP especially for the ridiculous price they charge and fix my watch assuming it is even a fluke and maybe PP might learn from this . Like a restaurant deleting bad reviews , when justified the bad review should help the place get better ....
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Old 1 July 2020, 01:15 AM   #75
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You are asked to do what ? Let them hide the truth ? No , you say, up your game PP especially for the ridiculous price they charge and fix my watch assuming it is even a fluke and maybe PP might learn from this . Like a restaurant deleting bad reviews , when justified the bad review should help the place get better ....
The AD asking him to delete the thread is more akin to a restaurant manager fearing for his job because corporate wonít be happy if they find out which outlet that bad review online refers to...
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Old 1 July 2020, 01:59 AM   #76
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Can I keep mine please?!? I love it and donít plan on selling it for the next 52,5 years I have left to live...
Of course you can keep yours, just don't look at it too closely and try to stay away from threads like this one. Poisons the mind.
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Old 1 July 2020, 02:22 AM   #77
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The AD asking him to delete the thread is more akin to a restaurant manager fearing for his job because corporate wonít be happy if they find out which outlet that bad review online refers to...
It's not at all the ADs fault, so PP should not do anything to said AD. Heck, before the whole CV19 closure I got a new Rolex, it was defective out of the box (sent it to RSC). NEVER would ever think of blaming the AD, not their fault at all.

This may be how lawsuits against a manufacturer may happen if AD loses their status over factory defects being posted for all to see. It is PPs production factory that needs to do better QC. Posts like the OP's aids the factory to find QC problems. PP should be thankful for the help in finding problems within their suppliers / manufacturing.

Still hoping to see a lume shot.
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Old 1 July 2020, 02:30 AM   #78
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Still hoping to see a lume shot.
I'm guessing if OP is trying to delete the thread to appease his AD, the odds of you getting more damning pictures of quality issues is, um, pretty remote.
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Old 1 July 2020, 02:44 AM   #79
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Of course you can keep yours, just don't look at it too closely and try to stay away from threads like this one. Poisons the mind.


Thank you, thatís some solid advice ;-)
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Old 1 July 2020, 03:27 AM   #80
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What a load of horse manure ....excusing this just because it is an Ďentry level PPí . Grand Seiko anyone

For a LOT less


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Old 1 July 2020, 03:35 AM   #81
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Does anyone know how to delete this thread?

I had a chat with my AD after sending them this link. I am asked to delete this thread immediately.
Curious why you shared this link with your AD. Of course, they would ask you to delete it. My concern is your contact with them about this thread may hurt your chances of getting more watches from them.
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Old 1 July 2020, 04:02 AM   #83
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This is very disappointing. However, I would much rather own a watch that only looks bad under macro than one that only looks good under macro. *ducks*


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Inspired by the other thread on the quality of 5167a. I decided to give macro shots a try for my 5164a. I figured more efforts will be put it to a less "entry-level" model of Aquanaut.

OP , i really feel pity on you
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Curious why you shared this link with your AD. Of course, they would ask you to delete it. My concern is your contact with them about this thread may hurt your chances of getting more watches from them.
The AD allocates you a hard-to-get piece then you tell the world about QC issues ~ and on top of that you share the broadcast with the AD ... not a smart way of endearing yourself to the AD for the next hard-to-get piece.

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Old 1 July 2020, 05:29 AM   #85
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I'm curious if the AD expressed what would happen if you don't delete this thread or can't.

If it actually would hurt your relationship with the AD, was there one to begin with?? Like mentioned above, they should be on your side trying to get you a better finished Patek. I can't believe Patek would be mad if the watch came back for repair. They prob. fix the issue and send it back.
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Old 1 July 2020, 06:17 AM   #87
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Curious why you shared this link with your AD. Of course, they would ask you to delete it. My concern is your contact with them about this thread may hurt your chances of getting more watches from them.
Exactly my thoughts, what kind of advantage or positive outcome did OP expected to get by showing this thread to his AD?
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I rushed to get my loupe to check my Aquanauts after seeing this thread. The loupe has a bright white light and was inexpensive (bought from Amazon). It magnifies 30x and 60x.

The hands of my 5167A and 5167R are definitely not finished like this.
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I rushed to get my loupe to check my Aquanauts after seeing this thread. The loupe has a bright white light and was inexpensive (bought from Amazon). It magnifies 30x and 60x.

The hands of my 5167A and 5167R are definitely not finished like this.
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I donít know why but I donít think you are a typical Patek owner??
the responses here from some people sometimes just make me wonder. Also, who can give OP flag for pointing this obvious shortcoming from PP out? You might not care about it - fine. but to say it's just a $20k watch so who cares is delusional. Sorry.
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