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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 comfortable on the wrist. Also, I did not expect that…in real life…it is actually beautiful. It is currently the MOST expensive of Seiko, Rolex or even AP range of diving watches, it is possibly extremely rare, and...

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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 Blue Rose Galante found in the USA and Australia have risen to no loss in resales. Zaratsu polishing , Japanese style of total hand polish to Swiss black polish standards. Textures used for the steel in between 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 the story of Jesus Christ. Spend money on people who needed the money. Time and your work. I have the philosophy that “I am given a chance to do my work, I am grateful and I do my utmost best”. Most people will...

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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, being recognised. Good well done media like the Japanese Chronostime since the 1990s….and many grew in later…give better insight to WHAT a Greubel Forsey is. It is a Porsche 911….sublime and impeccable. The...

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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 helpful effects on IQ and WQ and Cognition, if you happen to belong to a select group of people. It is costly. It is harmless when you do not do unwise things like swallowing 10 tablets. If you miss out. It will be sad. I...

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