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Old 7 December 2018, 04:17 AM   #1
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This happened way too soon...

I thought Platinum is tougher than gold... but it only took a lady bumping into me with her keys to ding my 5170P ...killing me right now.
If I took it to Patek Rockefeller would they be able to help me on the spot? I really donít want to get it polished and feel like the face is smaller.. this happened wayyyy too soon
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Old 7 December 2018, 04:20 AM   #2
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Itís unique now. Donít sweat it... only way to avoid these is by leaving it in the watch box


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Old 7 December 2018, 04:21 AM   #3
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Agreed. Just leave alone. Dings give character.


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Old 7 December 2018, 04:25 AM   #4
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Snap it's a watch,

I've even dinged this, wear and enjoy

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Old 7 December 2018, 04:31 AM   #5
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Ouch! But it happens, just have to embrace it
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Old 7 December 2018, 05:14 AM   #6
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That location would bother me too. But I would just learn to live with it until service, doubt a local boutique will be able to fix that and not sure I would allow them to. Just have it done at service.
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Old 7 December 2018, 05:51 AM   #7
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The nice thing about this happening is that you can wear it without worrying now and will eventually forget about the tiny scratch.
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Old 7 December 2018, 05:54 AM   #8
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That's way too small... Don't sweat it and enjoy. You'll thank the lady later for breaking it in. Do not polish over that.
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:00 AM   #9
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That's way too small... Don't sweat it and enjoy. You'll thank the lady later for breaking it in. Do not polish over that.


Iím picking their brain now.... my body couldnít hold it in LOL





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Old 7 December 2018, 06:13 AM   #10
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:17 AM   #11
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I know that room / all alone with your thoughts.
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:18 AM   #12
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I know that room / all alone with your thoughts lol


Patek service said theyíd have to send it to Geneva to laser fill. 70 weeks
FML


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Old 7 December 2018, 06:18 AM   #13
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Patek service said theyíd have to send it to Geneva to laser fill. 70 weeks
FML


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70 weeks!!!?? Holy shit. Just sell it and buy another one lol


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Old 7 December 2018, 06:19 AM   #14
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Patek service said theyíd have to send it to Geneva to laser fill. 70 weeks
FML


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Oh my. Who says lil old ladyís arenít dangerous...no way I give it for that long.
Gotta get over it, it appears. Sux
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:35 AM   #15
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Dinged my 5164 bezel yesterday, first mark in a year, oh well, had to happen... said my team of therapists.
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:40 AM   #16
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Dinged my 5164 bezel yesterday, first mark in a year, oh well, had to happen... said my team of therapists.
I have a pin prick mark edge of brushed / polished in between 1-2 hour marker. No idea how got. Painful but over it now. Jorge knows best - be fine with the bezel or sell and never return
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:46 AM   #17
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I have a pin prick mark edge of brushed / polished in between 1-2 hour marker. No idea how got. Painful but over it now. Jorge knows best - be fine with the bezel or sell and never return
I got a ding on the edge of my 5164 bezel at 12, I think the second week in. Some lady smacked her purse with metal studs right into it right underneath my office. I was pissed for a good few weeks but got over it eventually.

Sure enough there is also another mark at 12 on my 5712 bezel (not a ding) and I don't remember how it got there. But I'm over it and I'm enjoying the piece to its full extent.
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:47 AM   #18
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I wouldnt polish that. If you polish it. You are definitely removing material to smooth that out
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:50 AM   #19
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I've got lots of dinged-up watches. It turns it from "a Patek" to "your Patek".
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Old 7 December 2018, 06:50 AM   #20
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I need to buy the bezel condom Jorge put up on insta from Casio *


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Old 7 December 2018, 08:16 AM   #21
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I wouldnt polish that. If you polish it. You are definitely removing material to smooth that out
I've read that you don't actually lose metal with platinum. It gets moved to one side with a ding. Don't know if this is true or not.
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Old 7 December 2018, 08:16 AM   #22
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I’d try to ignore it, get it fixed at service time
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Old 7 December 2018, 08:46 AM   #23
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Gotta say, that sucks. I don't baby my platinum chrono and wear it every day. But when I'm walking in a crowd, I tend to put my hand behind my back.

It's just like car dings. People just do not care, and probably have absolutely no idea they did this.

70 weeks to fix? So that's 69+ weeks of waiting in line and an hour or three of fixing it? There's gotta be a better way. But I'd wait till service either way.
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Old 7 December 2018, 08:54 AM   #24
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LA Watchworks can fix it quickly and do as good a job as Patek Geneve.
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Old 7 December 2018, 09:35 AM   #25
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LA Watchworks can fix it quickly and do as good a job as Patek Geneve.
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There is also a place in Brooklyn. I reached out to them when someone
pushed me into a stucco while I was wearing my 5170p.
Unfortunately they never responded . Henry Stern told me
they would only fix at service and Central Watch wouldnít touch it .
I used cape cod and it worked! Yours is a lot worse unfortunately.
NYC is a dangerous place for watches.
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Old 7 December 2018, 09:43 AM   #26
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Wait it out and see.

I dinged my ROO a while ago and wanted to sell it. After a week or so, I started not to care so much and actually enjoy wearing it more than ever
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Old 7 December 2018, 10:07 AM   #27
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LA Watchworks can fix it quickly and do as good a job as Patek Geneve.
Yeah if you really can't stand it, I'd contact LAWW and ask about laser welding and filling. Do not polish that watch. 70 weeks....lol........
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Old 7 December 2018, 10:16 AM   #28
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Yeah if you really can't stand it, I'd contact LAWW and ask about laser welding and filling. Do not polish that watch. 70 weeks....lol........


Lol yea, they are extremely busy they said... Iím going to try to get used to it. As of now Iím becoming cross eyed trying to enjoy the beautiful dial while my right eye is focusing on that damn ding....


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Old 7 December 2018, 10:19 AM   #29
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Wait it out and see.

I dinged my ROO a while ago and wanted to sell it. After a week or so, I started not to care so much and actually enjoy wearing it more than ever


Going to try this... this has been my grail watch. My heart breaks just looking at it. My rm030 which is 1000000000000MM thick hasnít gotten a scratch on it. This piece is so thin it hides in my shirt gets a deep ding. Oh the irony .


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Old 7 December 2018, 11:27 AM   #30
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Didn’t you return your first 5170p? So this is the second?
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