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Sales people would be wise to take the advice of Queen Elizabeth.  One time she was asked something to the effect of, ...You deal with so many types of people from royalty and celebrities, to average people.  Is it difficult knowing how to deal with different types of people?  The Queen answered, "I have one set of manners and I use them for everyone." 

smart lady.
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Most Ferrari dealers have no unsold new models.  There is usually a list to buy new ones, and some dealers policy was/and may still be...You have to buy a pre-owned Ferrari from them before they will put you on the list and take your order for a new one.  Things may have changed since the economic down turn of say 2008/09.

very often i hear there is a wait list for desirable pre-owned as well.
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Speaking of Reversos, this one has percolated up to the very tippy-top of my list:

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i love the symmetry.
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getting 5 watches ready for sale. 2 rolex, 2 breitling and a panny. so much fun !
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i love the symmetry.
 

 

Me too.  And the texture of the dial.  I tried one of these on the other day.  I really, really like the look of it.

 

But what I can't quite get past is looking at that movement.  For all its prettiness, I rather agree with Apropos: "I wish that JLC had more Reverso models with blank solid (i.e. engraveable) casebacks.... There are way too many Reversos with display backs and unremarkable movements."  This one's a good example - although it's nice enough to look at, the fact that the movement is held in a spacer for the unnecessarily larger case, doesnt' suggest to me that it should then be a display caseback.  Of course that's true of many watches, now that bigger cases are the fashion, but given the history, and functionality, or the whole reverso concept...this one should be solid steel for writing stuff on.

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A few more: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Bumped for sheer beauty; what an awesome pic.
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I am really intrigued by GMT watches and thought this was one of the better embodiments I have seen...




And an IWC Der Flieger Chronograph with the day in Italian just for appreciation...

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Rough week of exams are coming to an end. Some good stuff lately gents. Nothing like winding down with two of my best pals, the lady friend, and watching some Django (picture taken before she came over, of course). How long until you can introduce your girlfriend to teh styleforumz? I feel like TWAT is a little bit more manly at least...

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I wanted to capture an object that epitomizes the pinnacle of German craftsmanship and tradition.

So I took pictures of my wife's Steingraeber & Sohne piano. smile.gif

If you look closely, you can also see my new A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Timezone in rose gold with silver dial. It's the very latest addition to my collection.

This watch may be one of my favorite watches of all time. I love multi-time zone complications, and the attention to detail and craft on this watch is sweet.

A big THANK YOU to Style Forum's In Stitches for his good services in procuring the watch for me.

I couldn't be happier. The pictures just don't do this piece justice.






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Holy heck. Absolutely beautiful. One of my favorite watches out there. I would love to have one of those one day.

Wear it in the best of health.

Glad to see stitchy could get ya the hook up!
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And now for something completely different:

A vintage 1974 Seiko chronograph, that has become known as the "Pogue" Chronograph after Colonel William Pogue, an astronaut who was on the Skylab mission.

Pogue's Seiko chronograph was something of a stowaway on the skylab mission. It wasn't an approved piece of kit, but he just brought it along anyway, and it became the first automatic movement watch in space. An alert Seiko aficionado noticed it in a mission picture of Pogue that was published in National Geographic. (The folks at Omega must have been pissed.)

Here's mine:


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my pleasure, kai. it brings me great joy that the watch is everything you hoped it would be. it was a lot of fun tracking it down, and even more fun getting to handle it and photograph it. and the best part, was seeing how much you loved it. wear it well.

if you dont mind, ill post some of the pics i took, here in this thread.
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my pleasure, kai. it brings me great joy that the watch is everything you hoped it would be. it was a lot of fun tracking it down, and even more fun getting to handle it and photograph it. and the best part, was seeing how much you loved it. wear it well.

if you dont mind, ill post some of the pics i took, here in this thread.

Post away.
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Post away.

aight! here goes. this watch is one of the most beautiful pieces out there, imho.

i went kinda nuts with the picture taking. this is but a sampling. shog[1].gif

click for bigger!!





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Beautiful Timezone. One of my favorite Langes, especially in the anthracite dial.
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I can see why you'd go nuts taking pictures of this.  Honestly, of all the sought-after Langes, the 1 is the..er..one...I love the least.  The Datograph and Langematik are the ones that speak to me, for their complicated symmetry (and the 1815 PC Rattrapante of course...).  Also, I've never liked the idea of city names written all around the dial...

 

...and yet.  This is the most pleasing Lange 1 I've ever seen.  Maybe it's all the fuss of the text around the dial that somehow evens out the asymmetric subdials, and the little flashes of colour that would cheapen another watch, somehow appear charming on this grand lady.  Looking at this is truly an unexpected delight.  Like seeing the Queen flip the finger.

 

It's an absolute beauty, Kai, many congratulations!  And it's interesting to hear about the Stitchy VIP service.  When I heard he was a procurer I'm afraid I rather misunderstood initially....

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