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Leica ? The rare brass Leica from TheHourGlass & watches

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 in General | 2 comments

Leica ? The rare brass Leica from TheHourGlass & watches

Leica . More than a piece of desire. This Leica will not be easy to hide, or be inconspicuous at all.  It will be uncommon to see, if at all…  http://www.lhsa.org/raregallery/show/50/ and https://luminous-landscape.com/leica-m240-impressions/ Only thing is getting the right lenses with the right color…and vice versa, this brass lens is not going to be mounted aesthetically well but on a black body…hmm. Not a big issue…but a beautiful camera, which I suspect will hardly be used. I will never waste it…it will...

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My tourbillons have never gave me any trouble, not once. For the record.

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in General | 4 comments

My tourbillons have never gave me any trouble, not once. For the record.

You’ll hear it often: you need to when you buy a used watch is to send it to be serviced. This notion has reached the status of truth, questioned rarely, if at all. It is built on preconceived certainties and little else, I am not sure about the facts as they present themselves in practice any more. The bottom line is this: given the operating tolerances of finely assembled mechanical watches, maybe it is better not to open up a sophisticated device without reason. Legitimate reasons are running too fast or dirt or scratches. In my experience...

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The 2016 journey begins today with Leica, Rolex and Canon 0.95

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in General | 1 comment

The 2016 journey begins today with Leica, Rolex and Canon 0.95

I thought to myself, randomly…that this year is for family..all of it. My companions will be the titled ones above…with Greubel Forsey’s first early collections for any special days, and that would be 365 days for 2016.

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CHRISTMAS is LIFE, LEICA M240 and GREUBEL FORSEY is as good as it gets…but

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in General | 0 comments

CHRISTMAS is LIFE, LEICA M240 and GREUBEL FORSEY is as good as it gets…but

Realistically, these are simply VERY EXPENSIVE and STRETCH boundaries of what can be loved, desired…bordering on envy. So…I think I set an example when I bought some used, good, well looked after equipment for new Canon 5D prices… ERM..it doesn’t work so for the Greubel Forseys…those can be...

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Konica M Hexanon 1.2 modern CAD could offer a challenge to the twin Summiluxs made from 1960 to present day.

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Konica M Hexanon 1.2 modern CAD could offer a challenge to the twin Summiluxs made from 1960 to present day.

I would NEVER buy a fat Summilux with a built in slide hood…the damned thing blocks the view finder. Made for people who want others to KNOW they can afford one. I am not deriding those who like them, but for more noble reasons. Same for the RARE Noctilux, small barrel and looks for the world like the Summilux of 1960. Anyway..here is the Hexanon M, at 1.2 it presents the REAL challenge to Summilux after 50 years…at $3,600 it is a quarter of Leica’s price. It is not yet KING…but damned close…I like it....

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Rare Summilux Chrome on Brass 50mm & Greubel Forsey IP 1 Platinum 1 of 11

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Rare Summilux Chrome on Brass 50mm & Greubel Forsey IP 1 Platinum 1 of 11

This lens was made from , approximately 1960 to 1961. Before the asphericals came, and lived till today, unchanged…and usually copied by ALL others in many small variations IF money were no object. Even though it is “flawed” by being not PERFECT…it will out deliver ANY modern lens today, even his own big, “Richard Mille” new money Noctilux. I laugh when people don’t bother about history. WHY Leica was made to be small, light, and good enough for Oskar Barnack. He was asthmatic. He loved out door...

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Perspectives of Leica M240 M-P and its only equals (IMHO)

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Perspectives of Leica M240 M-P and its only equals (IMHO)

The Leicas in full frame M 240 flagship 240 are emotional machines used to immerse my own persona into the impractical yet emotional, joyous part of photography. I will never debate that a SONY A7 is better as a tool. But life is more than using or being a...

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Black December 1st Greubel Forsey’s Golden Lining

Posted by on Dec 5, 2015 in General | 1 comment

Black December 1st Greubel Forsey’s Golden Lining

Sure, it’s been said, “every story has a beginning”. This is not the Biblical Genesis of Greubel Forsey. But rather, my story of how I got to be convinced, strengthened, and blessed. It’s also about how I, and many, find redemption. For the Greubel Forsey movement no8 and serial no 8, the story begins in 2011, when Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey decided to manufacture a limited 3 pieces of platinum versions of their 3 renown, holy grail watches. They made only 1 of each, and sold them for approximately US$2 million....

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a very rare review: Greubel Forsey single 24/25 incline

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in General | 1 comment

a very rare review: Greubel Forsey single 24/25 incline

May be giving up…with tears  n regret…as I guess it may never come back. For a while..even now, I hope NO BODY has the desire to buy it, and I do get the watch back. Here are the reasons, a review by me…thee first owner, of the No 8.   Class: Superlative rare art pieces, with at least ONE similar piece in circulation, but less than 10 in sum total existence. Prices: From used : no precedent has been sold officially. Auctions lowest estimates are first in nov 30 and dec1 of 2015 USD $150,000 before all taxes and surplus...

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On Dec 1st..I may just have..

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in General | 0 comments

On Dec 1st..I may just have..

In losing/selling my treasured:  which I am 99% sure will never surface again…its among the most rare, yet affordable…just. The price of the No 8, no diamonds, but with killer frost finish.. is exactly the same as the Patek Sky Moon in wg….a less rare piece…but one never knows...

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