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Seiko’s latest purpose built $20,000 sgd diving watch is polarizing but relevant

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in General | 5 comments

Seiko’s latest purpose built  $20,000 sgd diving watch is polarizing but relevant

A diving watch that resembles a Galante, but has nothing more than the four posts/columns. Seiko has developed a multicoated lens, at a camera level, of sapphire, made of 2 elements…for much more visibility under water. The diving Galante is not a real Galante. It is much much more a Prospex Diver. Finished to a high standard and using every new found tech, the watch may look awful. It looked VERY ugly in photos early in June 2018…but I am very happy with it. Do expect many people to ask what on earth it is…and it is very...

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SEIKO Galante all made in Morioka Japan, home of Grand Seiko

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in General | 1 comment

SEIKO Galante all made in Morioka Japan, home of Grand Seiko

Seiko Galante models cost more than any equivalent Grand Seiko. Made in the same OCD way of the Grand Seiko, it is so rare, partly maybe due to the very polarizing, almost unacceptable design…on first look. http://bernardatdermawan.blogspot.com/2012/06/seiko-galante-discovery-of-new-namiki.html It is a series from 2003/5 to create an Opus type (Harry Winston) that has distinct Japanese watch making at the highest levels. 3 models, Astroboy, Beauty and the Beast, have made it to the rare realm of used watches costing more than new. The...

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Seiko Galante 2018, 12 years on

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in General | 1 comment

Seiko Galante 2018, 12 years on

Seiko Galante ? What is it? It’s a Grand Seiko. Remember how the world reacted to the Nikon SP and the S2? Or the now legendary Nikonos? Will Seiko make some small history with their Galante SBLA series and other Spring Drive Galantes? All made just like Grand Seiko at Morioka? More handwork and artisanal culture that has moved far from the west? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_S-mount    

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Never do anything in moderation, it poisons and wastes your time. Looking back…

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in General | 3 comments

Never do anything in moderation, it poisons and wastes your time. Looking back…

I guess I have been always this way with TIME. It is biblical. Of course, on reflection, there were rare times that I did take a moderate path, but it was never out of choice. I did do Everest, the supersonic flight and all things rare and enviable before I turned 33. It was GOOD. I was prepared to give, not take , before I was 43. It is NOT an achievement, that would minimize it to self strength…. It was provenance, the greatest of good luck for most observers. It is the gift and kindness I received from God, the God of the Bible from...

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Perspectives. Value. 1st look at watches from $100,000USD to $1,000,000 USD. Patek vs Lange vs Greubel Forsey.

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in General | 3 comments

Perspectives. Value. 1st look at watches from $100,000USD to $1,000,000 USD. Patek vs Lange vs Greubel Forsey.

Perspectives. Value. These are CREATED by culture, we must respect the media. TRUMP is wrong to slay the media who actually created him. People see Lange and Patek. There was the 2005 to 2007 period when retail had to BEG customers to buy a Lange. But not a Patek. I respect that. The values created by the media have been used by me among many….with good intent. I want, like anyone, to win over arguments but not over the barrel of a gun. Greubel Forsey created the FIRST wave of 1,000,000 USD watches. They are only NOW, 2016 actually,...

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What is NOOTROPIL?

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in General | 0 comments

What is NOOTROPIL?

Writers, creatives and photographers What is NOOTROPIL 1200mg tablets made by GSK? Ask. Try. Know. The medicine is NOT a suppliment. Since 1980s, it has been used with polar opinions. One thing for sure, it has shown no harm when taken at high dosesages. I wite as a layman, not as a doctor who has been on this ONE brand of Nootropic. I have been taking Nootropil made as 800mg twice daily in the years 1988 to 1999. I stopped, because I had forgotten about taking it, after a long holiday. In 2006, I began 1200mg 3 to 4x daily. It has INCREDIBLY...

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SIHH 2017 a first reflection, what makes any purchase “good” and “probably the best”.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in General | 2 comments

SIHH 2017 a first reflection, what makes any purchase “good” and “probably the best”.

  “Good” and “probably the best” by 2017 Looking back at decades of buying my stuff, and cleaning house in 2011…what is the best? It is the watch that I find most fascinating to photograph and use as a tool to share with the curious what makes it “good” and “probably the best”. Yes..Basel will be part 2. But in 2004, Greubel Forsey launched the DT30. Better known as the Double Tourbillon 30. Over the years, I could not with clear conscience say it, until I could afford to buy it....

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Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Patek Philippe Calatrava 3919

Patek has 37 Calatrava models The Calatrava 3919, small but strangely wearable. Coming from me..wearing AP offshore and MB&F 1, this may sound strange. I enjoy wearing my 1986 Calatrava 3919 in white gold serves me well and marks the year of my company’s birth. 1986. Like my business, or profession, medicine…the 36mm 3919 is alive, well, enjoyed almost daily and aged zero. This picture shows you what it is today…nearly 30 years without a service. Look for a Patek Calatrava 3919 They are, these Calatrava 3919 getting more...

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Tourbillons, cost in efficency, huge increases in long term resales IMHO

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Tourbillons, cost in efficency, huge increases in long term resales IMHO

Tourbillons Tourbillons will always cost as much as 3 x to 10 x the price of the closest related watch in the brand. Efficiency  will take a small 5% hit. It’s because of the extra parts and mass. Long Term Resales Over any one’s guess, mine is that from 2002, to 2016…you will find GOOD buys in the used market. I bought 12 tourbillons over the last 8 years. Only 3 were brand new. I am sure of my moves. I never ever buy with INVESTMENTS as a motive. That is the secret of using your tastes, emotions and IQ to make the RIGHT...

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Patek Philippe 5100 Manta rose gold sees light after 16 years

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in General | 1 comment

Patek Philippe 5100 Manta rose gold sees light after 16 years

5100 reference, the GREATEST , most value for money watch made after the age of the internet. Patek’s only serious rival to Greubel Forsey. All the molds and casts were destroyed and audited. Not one useless complication. Simplicity at its best, totally Philippe DuFour and more. Beauty with zero superfluous jazz. 750 made in RG, and 1500 in yellow…both are made to own and to mean real investments. Twin barrels. 21,600 vpm….the finest uncomplicated watch ever made, and for the first time, I agree that the words Patek mean...

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