first and foremost, i happened upon the wempe/rolex boutique and they had the blue/black GMT. amazing. sits supremely comfortable on the wrist, nice heft but not too heavy. looks absolutely stunning in person. this may very well be my next watch, by hook or by crook. lady said i couldnt buy the one i tried on. there is wait list. close call lol (not really).
i hit the omega boutiqe and saw the hour vision which was pretty cool. i also tried on the speedy, this was a reissue numbered edition, i tried it on because it was on a strap, not a bracelet. very comfortable and great looking. i think outside of high complications the speedy may be my favorite chrono, tough call against the daytona, but on of those two takes the top spot for me.
hit the breitling and piaget boutiques as well. tried on the emperador. what a gorgeous watch. wish it had an exhibition back, but still, fantastic timepiece. sorry, i didnt take pics.
lastly i hit torneau. what a shit hole. great looking building, great inventory, i mean wow, they have a lot to look at. and on top of that, they must have 100 SAs/employees there, and still, i felt like no one gave a crap about me. i even got lip from the SA for winding the watch i was looking at to see it run. i mean, it was an IWC fa jones tourbillon, but i never had that happen to me before. amazing watch btw.
as for the boutiques, they were fantastic. every person i spoke to was well educated on the products, very very nice, and not only did they let me try on watches, the encouraged and asked me to try on watches. i have to say, the feel and service of all the boutiques i have visited were all absolutely fantastic.
one more gratuitous watch shot.
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