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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Lovely, lovely, lovely. It might come as a huge surprise for others here, but I'm a big fan of perpetual calendar chronographs with moonphase!

Thank you! Not quite a PP - though they did have a few of those at the auction too, but the price point ended up a little too high for my current income level. It seems more expensive watches tend to have a more perfect market at the regular auctions, whereas stranger less famous vintage pieces can be had for a steal - this one went even below its estimate.
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.... It seems more expensive watches tend to have a more perfect market at the regular auctions, whereas stranger less famous vintage pieces can be had for a steal - this one went even below its estimate.

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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

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As opposed to Ebay, where cheaper watches typically go at or slightly above fair market value (dang those uninformed buyers and sellers!)
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They have a Geophysic in one of the lots drool.gifdrool.gifdrool.gif

I would debate selling my soul for one. I need to think about pursuing a path as a sugar baby.
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post

Picked up my vintage Valjoux 88 yesterday - fantastic! 36mm - just the right size for me.


So cool!
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So, what will Baselworld be bringing us this year?

I am hoping that this year we get a Pepsi or Coke GMT. I was reading TRF, and came across a post by Jocke that mentioned the following patent was recently filed by Rolex:

http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20130072373

I found this paragraph particularly interesting:


"[0051] If other metals, such as iron, titanium, cobalt, manganese or vanadium are used instead of or in addition to chromium, it is possible to obtain a color other than red. With cobalt or iron, for example, it is thus possible to obtain a blue or green coloration depending on the degree of oxidation. The degree of oxidation is determined by the heat-treatment conditions, in particular the atmosphere present in the furnace."

There is a lot of talk in the patent about a red ceramic. This could be very interesting. I am not too familiar with international patent law, and this patent may go unused for a little while, but there is a chance!
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Some Valjoux 72 watchporn.. Supposed to be NOS but I think this one may have been serviced at least once before I got to work on it.


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Anyone going to be at the IWJG shows in Brooklyn this Monday or Tuesday? I will be swinging by.

 

Why do I expose myself to temptation?

 

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I wasn't planning on it, but I do need to stop in Ercoles and I'd love to watch you spend a very large sum of money on a watch. The question is can I take an extra day off this week and do I feel like making the drive.
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I wasn't planning on it, but I do need to stop in Ercoles and I'd love to watch you spend a very large sum of money on a watch. The question is can I take an extra day off this week and do I feel like making the drive.

 

Heh heh - well you'll have to give me a heads up so that I can make sure I wear shirts with the right cuff size on the left wrist!!! nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Sorry, I read it as though you were saying that beyond the initial investment they would make tens of millions of dollars.  Thanks for clarifying.

any time. smile.gif
 
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Looks like a great read and a fantastic reading companion!
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I'd put that on a strap and wear it all the time.
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Kungapa, that's incredible.

+1 too al of these.

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for you mimo

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

Why do I expose myself to temptation?

 

 

I take it that's a rhetorical question?!

 

 

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for you mimo

Baby Blue Day-Date (Click to show)

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My dear Stitchy, how thoughtful of you.  But I'm sorry to say I don't like it.  At least, I don't love it.  A friend of mine has just this watch, and frankly I think it looks effeminate on him.  When I said I wanted a Rolex with a deep blue dial, I mean more like this:

 

 

See, there's blue and there's blue.  Like this.  Which I suppose is aiming a bit high next to the Day-Date.  But I even like this.  Or, at the risk of losing and and all credibility, this.  

 

And if you're still reading, then I'm thinking an extravagant Gollum-version of you would be unable to resist this.  So have it from me!

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I don't generally like pale blue dials, but I must say that (platinum?  white gold?) Rolex definitely does it for me.

 

One of my fave blue-dial watches of all time (and easily one of my best photos):

 

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Roger, we are in the same watch shop.  Yes please.

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