5/20/15 at 12:25am
Posts by apropos
4/24/15 at 1:30am
3/22/15 at 12:09am
3/18/15 at 2:13am
Hmm, OK.Sometimes I can't help but feel that:1. difficult for the sake of difficult is common in the "high end" of designed items - I mean, what advantage (aside from bragging rights or justifying a high price) does having no weld lines bring to this piece of furniture?2. a lot of furniture on this thread is acclaimed as "great" today because people approach it with the idea that its greatness is a given, and then work backwards from then on to justify why3. so much...
3/16/15 at 10:08pm
Is it comfortable? It does not look comfortable. All that talk about cane and the esoteric techniques needed to form the steel parts (come on) sounds like rationalisation to me.
11/24/14 at 2:24am
Yes.Step 1: google Omega Constellation Collectors DesmondStep 2: read and read and readNo other way about it. You'll soon enough discover whether you may have used the term "obsession" wrongly in place of "infatuation".You won't have any luck with 3rd party dealers - these watches aren't worth enough to make it worth anyone's time, unless you're happy to pay a big (and unnecessary) markup.That said the company would have to be a real specialist in piepans to prevent...
10/28/14 at 5:04am
Well he has a watch with no papers, or good as no papers, which means that whatever premium he paid for papers is down the drain. It also means that whatever grey market warranty the watch comes with is void as the case/movement numbers no longer match. That "full service" by an unauthorised service centre - hmmm for me reflux inducing. And finally, I cannot fathom how stressing about the possibility that your 4/5 figure watch is franken can be a pleasant...
10/28/14 at 4:28am
10/18/14 at 4:39am
I'm going to recommend something a little different. Try Ray Jones woodcrafts - http://www.rayjoneswoodboxes.com/Completely handmade, everything down to the hinges are made of wood. Solid wood, in the wood you ordered. Nothing else. All orders are custom, so you can wait for an interesting piece of wood to fall into his hands (e.g. after a storm), or make a request and he will look for a piece of wood for you.Here is a photo of mine, which was made of book matched spalted...
9/11/14 at 8:31pm
oh, you're not alone my man.On the topic of rolex dials, not sure if I've said this before, but in the late 80s and early 90s my dad was a commercial pilot and flew often to Switzerland.Back then rolex was a lot more laissez-faire with modifications from stock - dad remembers clearly being led to a room with a huge selection of cut stone dials in jasper, onyx, carnelian etc, with and without diamond hour markers.You could also swap bracelets with no problem, and he ended...