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Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1

Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1 Created between 2002 to 2005, this is the platinum piece ,of 11 maximum made. The Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 1, also known as the IP 1, was first shown, or revealed in 2006 Basel to three journalists, and possibly the first collector and customs to own it later after 2010. It was the herald of the GOLDEN (or rather Platinum) AGE of the 7 figure watches that actually do deserve those halo prices. In fact, when the IP 1 was revealed, it was called the Harry Winston Opus 6. I, was then informally linked to...

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Buying your ONE landmark watch that projects “YOU” and “Your Philosophy”.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Buying your ONE landmark watch that projects “YOU” and “Your Philosophy”.

Your wristwatch projects you and your philosophy of living. It does NOT HAVE TO BE proportionate to the relevance, size or budget you control, or leverage. BUT…you must NEVER underestimate the DAMAGE it can do, and it can reveal who are sincere, forgiving, honest and et cetera to you, and likewise…to others. YES. Wearing your philosophy is OPEN for those who see it. The BEST ? In every way? This era? The LANDMARK watch you own, you bought, that you project, engage in conversation, hand down…projects your philosophy or POV of...

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Lange 1 Tourbillon and Greubel Tourbillon pictures from same 2008 era

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Lange 1 Tourbillon and Greubel Tourbillon pictures from same 2008 era

Lange 1 Tourbillon versus Greubel Forsey 2008 batch The close ups using a Sony A old generation R. Lange 1 finishing versus Greubel Forsey. Both hand finished. Of course there are 10 to 30 to even possibly a 100 more Lange tourbillons that exist vs Greubel Forsey. Then again, if one is OK, willing and wishing to own the “ultimate”, there is no alternative, even smaller brands or the great PP cannot fight at this...

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TAG Heuer V4 Phantom 2016 October production

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in General | 1 comment

TAG Heuer V4 Phantom 2016 October production

TAG Heuer V4 made in 2016 October production TAG Heuer V4 watches are ALL about legends…and icons. These are era defining watches. 5 years before main lining into 2002. The V4 in all black carbon is about the most important piece. It is also my second one, the first was in gold. Extremely difficult to come by, and impossible to fake. (all the fakes have flat dials with quartz or simple 2 handed movements. I stress that this is a watch made in 2016, October and I bought it outright a few weeks back….with great difficulty. This is...

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MB&F machines

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in General | 0 comments

MB&F machines

MB&F machines MB&F I am a firm believer. Why? Because I believe in the people who trusted me when I was a nobody. Max trusted me, just as Vianney Halter, DuFour, IWC’s two Asian MDs, Rolf and Blumlein, when I had no money to buy their watches. I had no advertising leverage in those days. I owe a lot to TheHourGlass. It was a time when the MOST expensive watch I could buy was the Freak and the Antiqua. Greubel Forsey was being handled by another retailer, now gone down.   Today, I am buying both used old watches, second hand...

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Show us the money since 1998

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Show us the money since 1998

The Money and from 1998 ? Billions ? The money? Nah…no body made that much. Used that much? Yes. Billions of money are spent making good things that don’t go out of date or even die, rot or fall. Yes. Watches will last forever. They are carefully made to supply what the industry feels will buy and keep and even sell to others…and then buy again! Nobody can help but cheer for the ONLY industry that makes things to last…and even survive and grow healthier in value. Ok. Maybe a Leica. Art does not count, they make one off...

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Artifacts of 2001 to 2038

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Artifacts of 2001 to 2038

Artifacts “Artefacts” of an era 2001 to 2038 mean a very different thing from any encyclopedia’s description to both you and I. In our modern, present and possibly future world, I dare say 2038, we may think only of a narrow definition of “what is an artifact”. What makes a 2001 to 2038 artifact? I have a very narrow description. It has to define what shaped that economy, politics and the main objects of desire and industrial demand. It was once the car, the television, even an entire home with all of what...

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Grand Eras of Great Value

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Grand Eras of Great Value

“Grand” and “History” The words “grand” and “history” come often together. Value is not always automatically linked or followed, but is without exception, but only with degree, compulsory included. Great Eras of the automobiles, travel and architecture have passed. The FIRST great era of watchmaking has finally ended…not the last chapter, but certainly one. From 2003, I had a great, certainly grand, invite to be a moderator for a “Mission Impossible”. I was invited, by both The...

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Leica Sonnetar , a lens by MS 1.1 50mm for Leica M240

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Leica Sonnetar , a lens by MS 1.1 50mm for Leica M240

Leica Sonnetar What on earth has Leica to do with a Sonnetar or any M S lens? I enjoy the MS Sonnetar on my Leica 240M-P The use of VERY challenging, yet rewarding lenses, the MS Sonnetar is one. On the maestro powered M240 Leica. Not for everyone. But… http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/camera-lens/ms-optical-sonnetar-50-1.1.html All these are by the 2 named equipment today, 6 hours ago. The pic of the Leica and Sonnetar are by a Sony A7. http://eyescoffee.com/collectcamera/msoptical/index.php   See:...

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Muhammad Ali Born January 1942 legend

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in General | 2 comments

Muhammad Ali Born January 1942 legend

Muhammad Ali Legend The first ever superstar of the age of TV and Mass communication. He was a GLOBAL superstar…as described many times by many journalists. Sinatra had to join a Q to see him. Burt Lancaster was a commentator during a fight. Norman Mailer would talk about him. A 3 million dollar pot was HUGE when that era, James Bond movie villains held the world ransom for 1 million. Somethings are NOT impossible. He made HIS own pursuit of a sport famous… he was an inspiration for anyone who says somethings are impossible. It is...

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