May 2012

Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition 2012 , rare appearance

»Posted by on May 31, 2012 in General, May 2012 | 2 comments

Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition 2012 , rare appearance

This is a VERY rare appearance of the watch on the web. At this time, May 2012, if you tried google, you can hardly find a picture of it. It is the one speedmaster that has NO typical 3 round circles demarking the totalisers. The dial is a solid milled coin of silver. When I handled it, it was so darn beautiful, to me, it can polarise tastes…I bought one! It is about $7,000 usd. By the time you read this…all 1972 pieces may have been sold..I am not sure. If anyone asks me for a watch which will have potential for becoming both an interesting talking item, and a high likelyhood of good resale value, it will be very hard to name any below $10,000 usd. BUT..this is a chance that this one will be. Usually, the speedmasters do not match the Rolex Explorers...

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What price is anyone’s house, car, watch, whatever? Spending or building or giving.

»Posted by on May 29, 2012 in General, May 2012 | 0 comments

What price is anyone’s house, car, watch, whatever? Spending or building or giving.

Ahh..my good old SEIKO chronograph lives on to see me thru the army.I can still recall how firing this recoiless 84 Carl Gustav will cause all the sand to rush up around me and get into my teeth and all! One thing about choosing a wristwatch is never/rarely told to a consumer. It is perspective. These “heavy weight” fighters will live on into the year 2020 and battle for the $300,000 reserves…painful. Rare enough, they may fight it out into the $350,000 arena. Who knows. 20th and early 21st century pieces which will compete seriously with art and furniture because of space constraints. With wine and art because of maintenance difficulties and lifestyle changes waiting to happen after 2020. Some things that are resistant to humidity, small enough...

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Silliness and sucess. 1980s, Toyotas, Mercedes SLs, Porsche 911, Langes, Franck Mullers, Panerais, Seikos, you name it..

»Posted by on May 28, 2012 in General, May 2012 | 6 comments

Silliness and sucess. 1980s, Toyotas, Mercedes SLs, Porsche 911, Langes, Franck Mullers, Panerais, Seikos, you name it..

Hey man, like all guys who just passed any graduate or poly course way back then in the 1980..you went out and bought a $5,500 car that was 3 years old..cash. A brand new Mercedes would have cost a whopping $18,500 !!! Which later I regretably exchanged this really terrible to drive car for $12,000…a Mercedes 200. I loved this car.It was my first car…back then no COE…I sold it for $11,000.I regret not having tried cutting the roof off to make it a T bar.I had GREAT fun and stories in this car.Owned it for a good 4 years or so… It was kind of “cool” yet reeked of poor taste I had, and may still have now.But what the heck…I had just survived 2 weeks without food in the jungles in Borneo…lost weight down to 43...

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37 watches that I simply picked at random, which I wear often..The HEAVY to the LIGHT

»Posted by on May 25, 2012 in General, May 2012 | 16 comments

37 watches that I simply picked at random, which I wear often..The HEAVY to the LIGHT

This is totally anal. But out of curiosity, I guess there are few owners who would have enough variety to compare, definetely a few Singaporeans, and a few Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese would have similar spreads…but this could be the FIRST time you see the watches being WEIGHED all at one go: No surprises here, except that the SEIKO Galante is VERY heavy, remember that it is a steel watch, probably the bracelet. The one surprise is the OMEGA is really solid here..and no bracelet!!! The MB&F 1 is quite OK..but sure feels heavy. The LIGHTEST will be this tiny sized (33mm) quartz movement London Olympics souvenir. But impressive is the amazingly made, and amazingly finished DB28..the winner of the best watch of 2011 at the GPHH. I have prepared some...

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Supercars are the same price as super watches outside Singapore. American musclecar superwatch equivalent’s FIRST LOOK.

»Posted by on May 23, 2012 in General, May 2012 | 2 comments

Supercars are the same price as super watches outside Singapore. American musclecar superwatch equivalent’s FIRST LOOK.

A european supercar will cost $100,000 to $300,000 and more…and so do their watches.The USA however, also had and still have their OWN supercars…like the Corvette and the Shelby Cobra from the present and past. A bigger market, their cars were almost always unique in their identity…often not so well understood by the narrower, winding roads of smaller countries like europe and all. Their watch industry was reborn lately with FULLY USA made parts, with just one small chip set from a high end Japanese maker. The DEVON TREAD has now gone an┬áIRONMAN avenger style reboot. It is 10% quartz, 90% mechanical, as I would expect an american watch should be…electronically managed mechanical. It is the home and maker of what is today’s...

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You CAN wear 2 watches on one arm!!!! Or a watch that was too large/small..

»Posted by on May 21, 2012 in General, May 2012 | 0 comments

You CAN wear 2 watches on one arm!!!! Or a watch that was too large/small..

Not all of us will look like Irin Gan as seen here at my clinic, with a Ulysse Nardin Diavolo. Petite girls/women look good mostly, with very large watches…but some men will find the CDC from Hermes quite a good thing. OK..I have used it. On say one less expensive watch to be seen close to the wrist, and hidden up the arm..an uber...

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