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Patek Philippe 530 Chronograph... Now we're talking!

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I have too much respect for the brand to do anything cheap. So: my build had to be the best possible within a reasonable budget. Not knock off quartz signed PP. Not for me.

 

So, to create that 530 Chrono specially cased in white gold for Garrard of London, I used a genuine 1940's swiss made solid gold chronograph, modified the case to PP looks and installed one of these beautiful cartel dials. It took a year to find the correct donor watch - this case was number 4... - but it was worth the hunt !!!!

 

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Awesome ! The dial looks so gorgeous :-) is that blue heated hands ?


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I have a small tinge of regret about the loss of a genuine vintage case, but the results are awesome. 

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... one has to learn sacrifice. Vintage or not, when it's signed with a brand sounding like a family soap, at the end of the day you don't wear it. This one I wear !!!! B)

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Beautiful!

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Nicely done! Think 1940's PPs are my weakness... The chronographs of this era especially!

 

Mine says hi!

 

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^^^short of an official endorsement from Patek Philippe, you can't get better recognition than that?^^^

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WOW !!! That's true love ! What a collection of parts !!!! Very impressive. That's a 130 you built right? It looks like a smaller diameter.... What movement did you use in there if you don't mind sharing?

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@rolojack if you are not familiar with them, it's well worth having a read through Ubi's old posts. 

I just dug up this one for starters.

we need to find a way to get him stop playing with Porsches and start building watches again.

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Your as man of my own heart!

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14 hours ago, ubiquitous said:

Nicely done! Think 1940's PPs are my weakness... The chronographs of this era especially!

 

Mine says hi!

Great to see you back Ubi, I've definitely missed seeing those pateks of yours around.

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Gents,

 

Hope all are doing well! Always great to see old friends on the forum! Missed you guys!

 

rolo- I currently have a Plain Jane V23 fitted; at some point, I still need to get it converted to 13-130 specs. Always something to do, and that project just keeps getting put off  :huh:  The diameter of my case is a little over 35mm...

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I think these old 1940s watches just fit so nicely on the wrist... Elegant, charming, perhaps a bit understated and yet... When someone knows what you have on your wrist, they know what you have on your wrist!

 

^_^

 

6 hours ago, Sogeha said:

we need to find a way to get him stop playing with Porches and start building watches again.

Haha... I will admit, the 911 is a lot of fun! But... You can't wear a car on the wrist. I think that's what I love about watches... They're with you wherever you wear them; just one of those little joys in life where you can glance down at your wrist and have a reason to smile  :)

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On 11/05/2017 at 9:19 AM, Sogeha said:

@rolojack if you are not familiar with them, it's well worth having a read through Ubi's old posts. 

I just dug up this one for starters.

we need to find a way to get him stop playing with Porches and start building watches again.

I'd love to see... Unfortunately the pics are gone. So: the cases are full custom made? Or from Vietnam? Or a modified small swiss brand case like mine?

My 530 is 37mm by the way... Same as the originals whose sizes range from 36,5 to 37 depending on the case versions if I got my information right.

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On 23/05/2017 at 1:41 PM, ubiquitous said:

The dials in my watches are 100% genuine/original/authentic 1940's Patek Philippe; champlevé enamel dials.

Magnificent !!! I'm light years aways from that level.... Very humble builds really.... That gives even more value to your kind appreciation of my work.

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I reiterate my comments from the VC thread. RJ I really hope that you continue to work on these vintage chronos, it is so rare to see anyone doing these kinds of projects.

 

The case looks like it was made to fit the dial by the original manufacturer!

 

Hopefully you have more in the pipeline as I love to see the results.

 

Keep up the good work Sir.

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I'm more into modern divers, but the watches being built in this thread could easily sway me towards something like these. Keep up the fantastic work guys. 

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Wow amazing Patek build. My compliments.

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