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Old 3 June 2021, 10:22 AM   #1
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5524g... Love Pilot's. Love input

I've been contemplating pulling the plug on a 5524 in white gold. I love Pilot's, love patek, so it seems like a no brainer. My wrist is 6.75 in so 42 mm is my max. I already have a 5167r and an AC. I see that that the price in the Grey's are 10k less than new, is it worth it to buy new? . I feel this watch has lots of room to grow and could be agood investment piece in addition to fulfilling my Pilot's watch love. Would love some opinions.
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Old 3 June 2021, 12:21 PM   #2
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you should get the pair (G & R)

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I've been contemplating pulling the plug on a 5524 in white gold. I love Pilot's, love patek, so it seems like a no brainer. My wrist is 6.75 in so 42 mm is my max. I already have a 5167r and an AC. I see that that the price in the Grey's are 10k less than new, is it worth it to buy new? . I feel this watch has lots of room to grow and could be agood investment piece in addition to fulfilling my Pilot's watch love. Would love some opinions.
I love mine. This is my first Patek Pilot. I had put my name at Tiffany's years ago for the stainless steel version. Useless. I love pilot watches. I have had at least 4 IWC big pilots and one small (platinum, blue dial) IWC. Loved them all and each time i got rid of one I regretted.

Now I'm left with 5524G and IWC big pilot. I am only wondering if i should trade the IWC and buy another 5524!!! this time R.

I always recommend buying new.
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Old 3 June 2021, 01:56 PM   #3
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Grab 5524g or 5524r
Its beautiful watch!!!
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Old 3 June 2021, 02:47 PM   #4
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Either version is amazing... I went with the r and love it


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Old 3 June 2021, 04:21 PM   #5
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Either version is amazing... I went with the r and love it


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How big is your wrist?
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Old 3 June 2021, 05:23 PM   #6
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5524g

Absolutely stunning
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Old 3 June 2021, 06:54 PM   #7
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Absolutely stunning
Beautiful picture. This looks amazing.
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Old 3 June 2021, 09:09 PM   #8
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Country Boy, why would you recommend buying new. You can easily save 20% on this watch used from trusted seller. Are there pitfalls to buying this watch used from a dealer?
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Old 3 June 2021, 09:19 PM   #9
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5524R is next Patek for me!
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Old 3 June 2021, 10:08 PM   #10
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These pix look great. Classic pilot, very useful travel time and date. I think I'm sold on it!
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Old 4 June 2021, 12:15 AM   #11
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Country Boy, why would you recommend buying new. You can easily save 20% on this watch used from trusted seller. Are there pitfalls to buying this watch used from a dealer?
Buy new from AD.
Build your history with AD in order to land more attractive pieces in future.
Your name on the watch paper.
Might able to have discount of 3-10% from AD.
Peace of mind.


I was in similiar situation and I went with my AD. Its worth it in building long term relationship and landing on hard to get pieces in future. Remember Patek ADs do have other brands as well (Rolex, Tudor, Breitling, Cartier, JLC, IWC, list goes on). So you are basically building a relationship with all the brands they offer.

Simply, whoever buying just one piece, not planning of acquriing watches in future and do not need a strong relationship with AD then grey market is the only answer. But I will still not buy grey, pre-owned, etc. Everyone is different.


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Old 4 June 2021, 02:49 AM   #12
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I have a 6.5 inch wrist and yep, my 5524g and 5522a wear big. That said, Pilotís watches were designed to be worn big and it doesnít bother me.


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Old 4 June 2021, 02:54 AM   #13
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I love mine. This is my first Patek Pilot. I had put my name at Tiffany's years ago for the stainless steel version. Useless. I love pilot watches. I have had at least 4 IWC big pilots and one small (platinum, blue dial) IWC. Loved them all and each time i got rid of one I regretted.

Now I'm left with 5524G and IWC big pilot. I am only wondering if i should trade the IWC and buy another 5524!!! this time R.

I always recommend buying new.
5320G is almost a pilot watch
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Old 4 June 2021, 03:20 AM   #14
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Old 4 June 2021, 10:29 AM   #15
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5320G is almost a pilot watch
Funny but there is truth to your statement.
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Old 4 June 2021, 10:58 AM   #16
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I love the 5320g and it's cream dial... I certainly agree with the pilot appearance.
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Old 4 June 2021, 12:18 PM   #17
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Great choice! Hope to join the 5524/7234 sky lounge soon
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Old 4 June 2021, 12:24 PM   #18
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Absolutely a great watch! Love mine ! My wrist is 6.75, this watch doesnít wear large IMO.
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Old 5 June 2021, 04:14 PM   #19
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Love mine, I have 6.75 wrist as well.








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Old 6 June 2021, 02:13 PM   #20
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Love mine, I have 6.75 wrist as well.








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I really like it as well. Never liked the original strap and it is so much better with the variations seen by members here. I have re-thought adding one to my collection as a result.


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Old 6 June 2021, 03:02 PM   #21
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Iím always amazed at how heavy this watch is.


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Old 7 June 2021, 07:39 AM   #22
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Don’t buy it as an investment, buy it if you love it. I’ve owned it, and it’s a very nice piece and would recommend.
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Old 7 June 2021, 10:22 AM   #23
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39.5MM please!
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Old 7 June 2021, 10:31 AM   #24
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Grab 5524g or 5524r
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That strap looks amazing on this.
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Old 7 June 2021, 11:07 AM   #25
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The pictures are wonderful. Great daily wearer. I've tried it on and it feels well balanced and not heavy, would that be accurate? Closer to picking one up.)
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Old 7 June 2021, 02:34 PM   #26
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The pictures are wonderful. Great daily wearer. I've tried it on and it feels well balanced and not heavy, would that be accurate? Closer to picking one up.)

Yes, I find it not heavy and pretty comfortable. Itís also very versatile. Go for it, you will enjoy it.


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Old 8 June 2021, 01:00 AM   #27
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I've had mine for a week and I love it...
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Old 9 June 2021, 08:22 PM   #28
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I've been contemplating pulling the plug on a 5524 in white gold. I love Pilot's, love patek, so it seems like a no brainer. My wrist is 6.75 in so 42 mm is my max. I already have a 5167r and an AC. I see that that the price in the Grey's are 10k less than new, is it worth it to buy new? . I feel this watch has lots of room to grow and could be agood investment piece in addition to fulfilling my Pilot's watch love. Would love some opinions.
Contemplate no more, says another satisfied owner here who also bought it new from an AD. One of the most underrated references from PP IMHO, especially when paired with the right strap.
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Old 9 June 2021, 09:43 PM   #29
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Contemplate no more, says another satisfied owner here who also bought it new from an AD. One of the most underrated references from PP IMHO, especially when paired with the right strap.
sweet combo. Where is this strap from?
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Old 10 June 2021, 11:17 AM   #30
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Contemplate no more, says another satisfied owner here who also bought it new from an AD. One of the most underrated references from PP IMHO, especially when paired with the right strap.
Beautiful straps, great looking! I'm sold. Ordered mine!
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