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Old 22 November 2022, 08:40 AM   #1
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Incoming - first Patek

Been chasing this for a while. A few observations:
  • While the dial appears opaline white in press photos, it is actually a nice matte silver
  • The dial is surprisingly readable considering all the information on it
  • The case is simple but very well executed, the stepped lugs elevate it from basic to interesting
  • The fit is perfect on my 6.5 inch wrist - somehow much better than the 6119G which is thinner and supposedly shorter from lug-to-lug. Wondering if the curved lugs of the 5212A make the difference here
Looking forward to enjoying the dial and movement with a loupe
Also looking for alternate strap recommendations, please post any interesting strap combos you've seen!
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Old 22 November 2022, 09:38 AM   #2
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Gorgeous, congrats mate!
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Old 22 November 2022, 09:56 AM   #3
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Beautiful, instant classic - enjoy and hold forever, this is a special one. Congrats!
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Old 22 November 2022, 09:58 AM   #4
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Nice! Congrats!
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Old 22 November 2022, 10:48 AM   #5
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Old 22 November 2022, 11:58 AM   #6
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great choice , congrats .
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Old 22 November 2022, 05:18 PM   #7
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Congratulations! One of the best watches in the current catalogue imo.
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Old 22 November 2022, 06:07 PM   #8
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Old 22 November 2022, 06:19 PM   #9
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Really hot watch, congrats!
How long was your waittime?
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Old 22 November 2022, 06:40 PM   #10
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Thanks all! Great to see that seasoned collectors such as yourselves enjoy this reference too
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Old 22 November 2022, 06:47 PM   #11
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Really hot watch, congrats!
How long was your waittime?
Bit of a story here - I was on the waiting list at the local Rolex/Patek AD since it released. I was told I was getting close to the top of the list and then the AD lost their Patek status The next nearest AD (with whom I have no history) basically implied a jewelry purchase would be necessary. Considering the recent secondary market downturn, I just went grey and picked this up for (IMO) a very reasonable price
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Old 22 November 2022, 06:59 PM   #12
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Many congratulations, a great piece.

I think the 5172G strap looks great with the style and colour of the watch.

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Old 22 November 2022, 07:14 PM   #13
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Many congratulations, a great piece.

I think the 5172G strap looks great with the style and colour of the watch.
Thanks Russell for your input here and on WPS! Agree-that blue suede looks great. Wish they had kept the suede strap for the salmon 5172 too
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Old 22 November 2022, 07:56 PM   #14
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Congratulations! It's a watch you will find easy to match many strap colors and materials.
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Old 22 November 2022, 09:09 PM   #15
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It's such a great looking, quirky watch. I love it!
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Old 22 November 2022, 09:30 PM   #16
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Old 22 November 2022, 10:24 PM   #17
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Old 22 November 2022, 10:31 PM   #18
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Old 22 November 2022, 10:45 PM   #19
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I got to see one recently and no pictures do it justice it’s a fantastic watch, congratulations


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Old 22 November 2022, 11:42 PM   #20
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Old 25 November 2022, 07:36 PM   #21
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I use Hermes straps


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Old 25 November 2022, 08:08 PM   #22
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Old 26 November 2022, 04:38 AM   #23
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I use Hermes straps


Interesting, are you using the Hermes clasp with them? And are they compatible with the Patek spring bars?
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Old 26 November 2022, 05:50 AM   #24
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Looks great. Congratulations.
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Old 26 November 2022, 09:18 AM   #25
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Very nice!
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Congratulations, enjoy it
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Looks great. Congratulations.
Thank you! Thoroughly enjoying it... do most others keep theirs on a winder? My only other calendar complication is a sky dweller which is about 2-3x faster to set lol
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Old 27 November 2022, 04:19 AM   #26
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Awesome piece. Congratulations
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Old 27 November 2022, 04:22 AM   #27
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Been chasing this for a while. A few observations:
  • While the dial appears opaline white in press photos, it is actually a nice matte silver
  • The dial is surprisingly readable considering all the information on it
  • The case is simple but very well executed, the stepped lugs elevate it from basic to interesting
  • The fit is perfect on my 6.5 inch wrist - somehow much better than the 6119G which is thinner and supposedly shorter from lug-to-lug. Wondering if the curved lugs of the 5212A make the difference here
Looking forward to enjoying the dial and movement with a loupe
Also looking for alternate strap recommendations, please post any interesting strap combos you've seen!

Nice…beautiful piece


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Old 27 November 2022, 10:19 AM   #28
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Old 28 November 2022, 01:58 AM   #29
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Cool, interesting layout. Congrats!
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Old 29 November 2022, 04:13 PM   #30
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