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Patek Philippe Connection Needed

Discussion in 'Fine Watches, Jewelry, & Clothes' started by leeber, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. leeber

    leeber Karting

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    A friend of mine wants a Patek Philippe Aquanaut Stainless 5167A watch for his birthday and I want him to get it...and from me finding it for him. We only want to buy new from a Patek boutique or authorized dealer. Not a second hand sale. Anyone on FC know someone or that knows someone who knows someone to help make this happen? Thanks. Leeber
     
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  3. marky1

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    No chance. Queue's are ten years long.
     
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  4. leeber

    leeber Karting

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    ....so, you're telling me there's a chance. :)
     
  5. marky1

    marky1 Formula 3
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    Lol, "you mean to tell me you had two pairs of gloves on all that time".
     
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    flat_plane_eddie F1 Rookie
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    I've gotten them for customers but they come at a premium.
     
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  8. leeber

    leeber Karting

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    Thanks all. As you can guess, I am not interested in a second hand purchase at a premium. Want the experience of buying it new. Didnt know they were so hard to come by.
     
  9. ryalex

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    I just went through this same search. There are NIB ones out there... just expect to pay 2.5x retail. This is the arguably second hottest watch in the world right now in terms of price/retail.

    Nautilus NIB are nearly 3x MSRP. Expecting it to be exactly like the Ferrari Game, I went to three ADs asking what type of spending to get on the Nautilus list and could not even get anything close to a reliable response. I heard ranges of 4-6 years, but no one could assure me that buying XX watch/watches would get me one any time soon. By then, something else will be the hot watch anyway!
     
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  10. cls

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    Too bad. My local dealer offered me one several months ago, but I already had one. Just before they almost doubled again in value. Hindsight.
     
  11. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    With most "Other brand" watches but not ones like this. It's been hot for many years.
     
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  13. Innovativethinker

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    A friend of mine owns some Berkshire shares, he gets invited to something each year where nice jewelry and watches are available, where he bought his.

    maybe a connection there? Don’t know about this year but you may want to ask around for anyone that attends that event
     
  14. gh0st0

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    Lulz, at jumping in hoping for a aquanaut. You, everyone else, and me.
     

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