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All the gold is glittering today with the Zenith El Primero. Was it the first automatic chronograph?  I’m not sure, but today it is first with me.
All the gold is glittering today with the Zenith El Primero. Was it the first automatic chronograph? I’m not sure, but today it is first with me.
Beyond tropical ? AP doing A series like only an A series can do.
Beyond tropical ? AP doing A series like only an A series can do.
The folks at Heuer looking back to the atelier’s roots  with a little help from their friends. Do you know the friends involved with these two modern watches? (No Goggle...it’s cheating!) I think Ed and Jack would approve.
The folks at Heuer looking back to the atelier’s roots with a little help from their friends. Do you know the friends involved with these two modern watches? (No Goggle...it’s cheating!) I think Ed and Jack would approve.
With a well a well decorated and refinished Cyma 386k inside, Raul Pagès hits some home run. Soberly Onyx.
With a well a well decorated and refinished Cyma 386k inside, Raul Pagès hits some home run. Soberly Onyx.
Another look at the Zenith S.58 that helicopter pilots could rely on by air or sea.
Another look at the Zenith S.58 that helicopter pilots could rely on by air or sea.
Zenith made this water resistant pilots watch for the seahorse Sikorsky S-58 helicopter pilots in the 1950s. Not everyday can you find a water resistant pilots watch!
Zenith made this water resistant pilots watch for the seahorse Sikorsky S-58 helicopter pilots in the 1950s. Not everyday can you find a water resistant pilots watch!
Heuer’s green McQueen. Made only for the Japanese market and acquired through the generous help of a Japanese collector and educator. A nice thing to appreciate while indulging in another national specialty from half-way around the world.
Heuer’s green McQueen. Made only for the Japanese market and acquired through the generous help of a Japanese collector and educator. A nice thing to appreciate while indulging in another national specialty from half-way around the world.
Some ship shape Seamaster action from the military archives.
Some ship shape Seamaster action from the military archives.
Another great piece in the distinguished collection of a friend in the DR. This Patek not only has the great patina of gracefully aged piece from the 1960s, but has the mellow off-white of the era’s enamel. Many feel today’s enamel can not compare to these former formulas. Needless to say, this watch has been handled with the utmost of care to be such a fine example these almost sixty years later!
Another great piece in the distinguished collection of a friend in the DR. This Patek not only has the great patina of gracefully aged piece from the 1960s, but has the mellow off-white of the era’s enamel. Many feel today’s enamel can not compare to these former formulas. Needless to say, this watch has been handled with the utmost of care to be such a fine example these almost sixty years later!
Another vintage treat from a distinguished collector in the DR. The Nivada split second monopusher watch, which perhaps served as the inspiration for the Journe split sport just hitting the streets currently. Everything becomes new again after some time!!!
Another vintage treat from a distinguished collector in the DR. The Nivada split second monopusher watch, which perhaps served as the inspiration for the Journe split sport just hitting the streets currently. Everything becomes new again after some time!!!
Easily mistaken for another watch, this Rolex is extremely atypical in its precision case (not oyster) and triple date plus moon phase. I had to look twice to notice it was not a Patek! Charming watch that makes me want to know the back story of how this came about in the factory.
Easily mistaken for another watch, this Rolex is extremely atypical in its precision case (not oyster) and triple date plus moon phase. I had to look twice to notice it was not a Patek! Charming watch that makes me want to know the back story of how this came about in the factory.
A little ‘prince purple’ on the dial of my new Schon Design watch. Ian made remarkable strides forward and upward since our original discussion of the commissioned watch last September. Today I have been mesmerized watching the dots and dashes fly by in the running indicator as well as the hand polished brush-finished hands. I predict good things  for this watchmaker just starting his career with a passion to make everything.
A little ‘prince purple’ on the dial of my new Schon Design watch. Ian made remarkable strides forward and upward since our original discussion of the commissioned watch last September. Today I have been mesmerized watching the dots and dashes fly by in the running indicator as well as the hand polished brush-finished hands. I predict good things for this watchmaker just starting his career with a passion to make everything.
...an interesting and unique variation on the Patek 5960. This oddball piece comes from a Football club in Indonesia, that against all odds, won their championship. Then, due to the owner being a zealous Patek Philippe fan, he had them place the team logo (a fox) on the rear sapphire of the watch to give to the players. A most unique Patek or Foxy tail!?! You decide, but I’m going with 100% true and thus legends are reified thanks to this shared piece in the metal at dinner last night. Thank you and happy hunting...watch or fox that is!
...an interesting and unique variation on the Patek 5960. This oddball piece comes from a Football club in Indonesia, that against all odds, won their championship. Then, due to the owner being a zealous Patek Philippe fan, he had them place the team logo (a fox) on the rear sapphire of the watch to give to the players. A most unique Patek or Foxy tail!?! You decide, but I’m going with 100% true and thus legends are reified thanks to this shared piece in the metal at dinner last night. Thank you and happy hunting...watch or fox that is!
Sunburn was not all that happened on this weekends adventures! My trusty,  and handsome, Armin Strom Mirrored  Force Resonance survived, however !
Sunburn was not all that happened on this weekends adventures! My trusty, and handsome, Armin Strom Mirrored Force Resonance survived, however !
A. Lange & Sohne Datagraph Perpetual taking a jaunt through the East Village. Things have changed since first moving here in the 80’s.
A. Lange & Sohne Datagraph Perpetual taking a jaunt through the East Village. Things have changed since first moving here in the 80’s.
A scarcely seen new Heuer UAE limited edition with sand colored sundials and a cream dial to remind us of desert colors. 
Special thanks to thejourneguy for its appearance in the America’s. 👍🏻
A scarcely seen new Heuer UAE limited edition with sand colored sundials and a cream dial to remind us of desert colors. Special thanks to thejourneguy for its appearance in the America’s. 👍🏻
A beautiful rattrapante from the 40’s with a Tourneau marked dial showing off its split chrono hands.
A beautiful rattrapante from the 40’s with a Tourneau marked dial showing off its split chrono hands.
A friends special edition JLC Geophysic with dead beat seconds, in what I’d call tru-blue. Good job to the true blue Grand Maison, JLC.
A friends special edition JLC Geophysic with dead beat seconds, in what I’d call tru-blue. Good job to the true blue Grand Maison, JLC.