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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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Greubel Forseys choose who would own them

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in General, Greubel Forsey | 0 comments

Greubel Forseys  choose who would own them

Greubel Forsey This time, I lost. Not enough money at this CRITICAL junction…period. There are no words I can add…but if I had much more money…I would buy this watch again, and again…one white…asymetrical, the other blue…with the IF diamonds..round, symmetrical. White simply because possibly only 2 exist..8 and 28. The BLUE…its in wg..no platinums. But..it’s still a Greubel Forsey. Arguably the best tourbillon that could be made…if money was no object. I wrote the above yesterday…and...

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Dismantling your watch

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in General | 1 comment

Dismantling your watch

You must. It is as important as gloves in surgery.  Eyesight in driving a car. This applies to anyone and any person including people who don’t care about silly people who collect useless watches. WHY? Because you become at least 1% wiser if you are already wise, and 90% wiser if you are simply normal. DISMATLING YOUR WATCH No one has asked me about this. Not in over 100 columns or interviews. I myself never did so till 2004, some 30 years after I began keeping my watches carefully and accounting for them. ie Collecting. You must...

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Candor Erudite Abnegation

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in General | 2 comments

Candor Erudite Abnegation

Candor…I live like that… Erudite..I am unashamed to be accepted, but I have my doubts. Dauntless? No doubt. Abnegation? Erm….rarely. Amity? Above all…I try..always. Divergent? Hits it on the nail…self diagnosis. For me, in and thru my pursuits and beliefs…SURELY. I love the MB&F 6 but the erudite and the abnegation part of me will shed tears as I sell off, maybe the first ever Greubel Forsey single tourbillon to enter the planet’s market for important art pieces of this 21st century…the...

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Buying, selling edit watches collected

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in General | 3 comments

Buying, selling edit watches collected

Between 2014 to 2015, I did the needful that almost all high end collectors have to do, pruning, editing and harvesting lost chances. I have made very few mistakes in buying. Hence, selling makes it very difficult, soul searching and many calculated risks. For many, it will be misunderstood, until it comes their turn. I sold VERY carefully my Opus, MBF and UN pieces with a certain 99% view to rebuy them, even the same watches. The reasons to sell were never determined by me…but by the chance to acquire the Holy Grail of almost any of...

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Jump it up one notch…the tourbillon..it is a door to one life, of many.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in General | 2 comments

Jump it up one notch…the tourbillon..it is a door to one life, of many.

Examining methods used, paths employed by engineers to maintain balance to variants of 2 secs annually by employing a well designed tourbillon device, provided precious insight of life, my own, to be concise. There are just so many ways. To spark deep understanding of how challenging it is to compete against an electronic computer watch, and WIN…it either requires a genteel mix of discipline and drive, or the daring, almost insane gamble of placing 80% of all my money on say…red at roulette. And then 20% on any large unrelated...

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Prices for platinum used/preowned Greubel Forsey found (rare and difficult task)

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in General | 4 comments

Prices for platinum used/preowned Greubel Forsey found (rare and difficult task)

As it is, we now know that besides the entry $800,000 Marcus platinum brand new pieces in platinum, Greubel Forsey has become the mountain to scale, summit and return. I admit that I scaled 2 brand new and 1 used. On descent, meaning payment…I almost died on the used piece. The new platinums I found were $100,000 sgd less…but that was 2013. Today, I get up to 25 -40 emails on how to find preowned Greubels in platinum…as they are extremely rare and actually more worthy of the finish. Especially an asymmetrical came with a...

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