if i may, how many watches are currently in your collection?
its interesting. isnt it optionable, like MTM/bespoke for a watch? i recall reading about it in watchtime not too long ago.
yea, I knew it was maybe Space One (I know they had at least 2 different space watches). One of my friends bought a B&R chronograph on a ss bracelet, back when as you mentioned they branded Sinn watches. It was a really handsome watch. Hate to say it, but the newer B&Rs just don't do anything for me.
Always nice to see a vintage Sub. Once they develop that patina and the luminous markings turn cream color it just adds to its beauty.
Sorry, but its one VC I just don't care for. An acquaintance bought one in titanium. I it too busy and lacking in the traditional beauty I've come to expect from VC. I know in some ways its innovative, and a step toward attracting new buyers, but I don't like the watch at all. It reminds me of an Accutron Space View, but at a significantly higher cost. I'd much rather have their Historique American 1921.
You should see it in person and then make a decision. For me seeing it in person I found I liked it even less than I did based on photos. Its a new direction for VC, either you will like it or you won't. VC has been one of my favorite brands for years (I own 2 of them), but this design is definitely not for me. Maybe trying it on will help you see determine whether its a good choice for you.
I did like some of Maurice Lacroix's Masterpiece skeletons awhile back...I really don't know whats going on with the brand now after being sold to some other conglomerate--makes me stay away.
I have mentioned before that I do like Vulcains skeletons as well, but there too dont know what to make of the brand at this point in time.
that, frankly, rocks my socks.
I actually like skeletonized watches a lot. Its a rather underappreciated area of watch making, and in the past VC has done some exceptional skeletonized pieces. This can often be seen in the 2nd hand market where skeletonized VCs, APs, and Pateks often sell for a fraction of their original prices. I think at some point I might like to pick up a vintage VC skeleton watch as they are quite a bargain relative to their original prices.
As for Armin Strom, its a nice watch. My concern with buying his pieces or that of other smaller less well known companies is that if you tire of the watch and you want to sell or trade it, you could lose a lot of $ and have trouble getting anyone to buy or take it in trade for a reasonable amount. AP, VC, Patek, and other better known companies have a larger following and will generally retain more of their value. I'm not suggesting those are the only brands to consider, nor am I saying Armin Strong doesn't make a good watch. I'm simply playing devils advocate and suggesting if you are someone that trades or sells watches frequently you may be better off considering a more mainstream brand name.