Posts by Bernard Cheong

Building my own house when I was 29 years old, pictures (1987 to 1989) don’t do it.

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Building my own house when I was 29 years old, pictures (1987 to 1989) don’t do it.

I built my own home on 12,000 sq feet of land. I was 29 years old..and I was working 18 hour days as a doctor. It cost me $800,000 sgd then. I still live in it. Today, it has “grown” to a 8,000 built in home, with 5 storeys, the largest is the ground floor…the pictures of my home that you see on facebook is actually my “lobby” that leads to my “laboratory” of thoughts. That’s my office. Here is what it looked like in 1989, completed.| That’s me with my 4 classmates on the day the house was completed. They are from left to right: Me Dr Cheong Tuck Hong Prof Prema Raj Dr Alan Chin Dr Tay Kah Phuan VERY young then…aged 29 approx. Notice I already had a proto of a...

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Part 1 A VERY GOOD watch

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Part 1 A VERY GOOD watch

The IWC cal 5000 Portugese is and remains one of 18 watches which I will keep forever. This picture is of MY watch. One of the first, if not among the very first few that came into being. See….I was there in 1998. Note..no date, and the crystal is plastic….actually good, because one can easily keep it clear and wonderfully reminiscent of an...

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Part 2 IWC Portugese 5000

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Part 2 IWC Portugese 5000

The IWC Portugese cal 5000…this is the non ltd edition…the date gives it away, among other things…but all the same, it is a handsome watch. This remark from me…a well known collector of the most obtuse...

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Part 3 The caliber 5000 tourbillon, not a prety watch

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Part 3 The caliber 5000 tourbillon, not a prety watch

All the same, although ugly…I still bought an example. watches are collected and bought for many reasons. If examined…they are largely philosophical. Shallower reasons are MUCH more important, they keep the company alive. These are status and a perception of wealth. Honestly, not my reasons….but I am a funny...

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