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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

Singapore SF'ers:
Has anyone had any dealings with this grey-market dealer?:
Kenneth Chen, Collectors Haven, 5 Balmoral Crescent (Inside VIP Hotel) Singapore]
Looking to buy my first watch from them (discontinued model so AD is not an option) and want to get a non-Timezone forum independent check just to make sure. I believe they sell a lot of PAMs.
Any help appreciated!

I have dealt with Kenneth twice before. He is a trusted seller. I have visited Collectors Haven many times before & he has many interesting pieces. Many Pams, incl. AP, Patek, IWC and the whole she-bang. It has been a while since I dealt with him though but he has been around for years & known to the Paneristis, at least few years ago. Collecting watches is a deadly hobby so I have managed to dodge this old hobby of mine for a few years now. smile.gif
post #10142 of 31277

This is the watch I am wearing today, a Swiss manual 1950 Revue Sport, mine is on a black leather strap though.

 

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And this is the watch I was wearing yesterday, unlike the previous photo this is my actual watch. A 1930s Swiss manual Wendia Pansar for Swedish army officers. Base-metal case. So old that there is no flourescent paint left, and the hands are now hollow, it gives a great noisy reading on the Geiger-counter for Beta, and a low reading for Gamma.   

 

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post #10143 of 31277
I actually prefer the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon, very simple and elegant.

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post #10144 of 31277

drool.gif Can't disagree with that one!

 

 

Here's some true watch p0rn:

 

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2012/1/26/watch-spotting-at-pitti-uomo-with-jeremy-kirkland-and-justin.html

 

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post #10145 of 31277
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post


Really? JLC has been making watches with caliber 101 since the 1950s...
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post


I always thought it was because women's watches are smaller and they can't make automatics that small.


 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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Smaller case sizes can definitely be a limiting factor in terms of using an automatic movement in a ladies watch.  Although, there have been a few ladies watches that are automatics such as the Rolex ladies Datejust, a ladies IWC Pilot watch that was made in the 1990s, and I believe there have been a Blancpain or two that were automatics.  Patek, GO, JLC, Cartier and a few others have offered a handful of manual wind ladies watches although most of their ladies selections are quartz. 


Hi GDL,

 

I believe Texasmade and I were slightly misquoted.  We were specifically discussing automatic movements in ladies watches, not mechanical movements which include manual wind movements. 

 

Yes, JLC's cal 101 is quite famous.  It powered the watch Queen Elizabeth II was wearing during her coronation ceremony.  Its an absolutely amazing achievement to make a manual wind movement, which is that small.  Unfortunately, I'm sure a combination of the cost of production and the limited number of women that want to manual wind a watch on a regular basis limit its use in a larger number of watches.

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What's more formal: leather strap or metal bracelet? I'm debating between the Citizen WR100 with a black leather strap or a steel bracelet.

 

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COC/English/collection.asp?Collection=ECO-DRIVE%20WR100&ModelName=SAPPHIRE%20GLASS%20WR100

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Leather.
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Originally Posted by dysomnia View Post

What's more formal: leather strap or metal bracelet? I'm debating between the Citizen WR100 with a black leather strap or a steel bracelet.

http://www.citizenwatch.com/COC/English/collection.asp?Collection=ECO-DRIVE%20WR100&ModelName=SAPPHIRE%20GLASS%20WR100

While, I consider a leather strap more formal, I always opt for the medal bracelet and buy a leather strap from one of the after-market manufacturers. An OEM & after-market medal bracelet is going to be more difficult to find and more expensive.
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1. Enough with the casuistry please. It's not impossible in the literal sense, its impossible in a practical one. Everyone happy?

 

2. Watch over the cuff is the Gianni Agnelli trademark. I'm not badass enough to pull it off.

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Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post

I actually prefer the Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon, very simple and elegant. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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great watch, and its priced very well for a tourbillon from a major manfacture. iirc they made it available in steel for the purpose of making a tourbillon available under 50K.

i would love to sit and talk watches with GDL some day.
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glashütte original thursdays..

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post #10153 of 31277
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Watch over the cuff is the Gianni Agnelli trademark. I'm not badass enough to pull it off.

lol, nor i. i also always get a kick when i see pics of the late nick hayek wearing up to 4 watches on EACH wrist.
post #10154 of 31277
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Originally Posted by notsexyenough View Post

glashütte original thursdays..
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what a beautiful watch. if you only wear it on thursdays id be glad to take it off your wrist for the remainder of the week.
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

 

2. Watch over the cuff is the Gianni Agnelli trademark. I'm not badass enough to pull it off.


No one other than Gianni Agnelli could pull off wearing a watch over the cuff. 
 

 

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