Hi All; That was the headline which Omega used, over 40 years ago, when they launched the Constellation Megaquartz 2.4. At that time it was guaranteed to one second a month, see the contemporary brochure below: Knowing how, nowadays, quartz is regarded as ‘disposable’ technology; it is good to... Read more
As promised, a comparison showing the thickness of the 40 mm Ingenieur ref 3239 compared to the 42mm Aquatimer GST ref 3536: The profile of the Ingenieur 3239 makes clear that it wears very comfortable. Not just due to its small 10mm thickness but also because of how the... Read more
Look what I bumped into at the Hublot manufacture today: All I can say about the red ceramic is WOW. Thankfully I had my DSLR and macro lens with me. The best is yet to come 😉 Read more
Presented in order of production date, (as far as I can ascertain for the later watches). 1974 Seiko 5 Actus, cal. 7019. 1976 Seiko 5, cal. 6309 TV-dial. 1984 Seiko 5, cal. 7009A. Late-1990s Seiko 5, cal. 7S26. Late-1990s Seiko 5, cal. 7S26. Early-2000s Seiko 5, cal. 7S26. (Ref:... Read more
Just before a stately dinner with a good friend: At a dinner of langoustine seared on one side, roasted hemp seed, curry cream, pumpkin and pure runner bean juice: Another dinner of langoustine tartare, yogurt pearls, fish stock and lime: Read more
Here are some examples of American-made pocket watch movements, presented in order of production date. 1890 Waltham Model 1889. 6 size. 1902 Waltham Model 1890. 6 size. 1916 Hamilton Grade 992L. 16 size. 1917 Waltham Model 1900. 3/0 size. 1933 Waltham Colonial A. 12 size on 14 size mainplate.... Read more
I don’t know much about the 2011 erotic romance novel but I do know that the Ruthenium Resonance has at least 50 gorgeous shades of grey. Here I share a few. After many rainy days in Hong Kong I finally have a clear day to take some new photos.... Read more
(Watches from the collection of TomG). Read more
For 2013, JEANRICHARD is hitting the ground running with a clear identity in its watch designs. Along with a well-designed portfolio, JEANRICHARD is embracing the year with a new marketing campaign, “Philosophy of Life” that celebrates ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Erendira and Nik Wallenda JEANRICHARD is communicating its... Read more
While browsing through old pictures I came across this: Edwin Read more
These 3 are Hamilton Grade 912 size 12 watches, all from 1938. The first two are examples I obtained after seeing Rob B’s extremely nice example shown at the bottom. And, for refernce, here’s a pic of a Hamilton Grade 912 movement in another of my watches. Read more
Last year at the Indy 500, I first saw the all black ARS on François-Paul Journe’s wrist. For two months, anticipation built until the excitement really began. The presentation box looks ultra cool also designed in black aluminium. Inside is the new Octa Sport in Aluminium (model ARS). This... Read more
In the Fall of 1997, IWC introduced a new model line, called “GST”. Within the GST model line-up was a classic diving watch, the GST Aquatimer ref 3536. With a black dial signed “T Swiss Made T”, the early IWC Aquatimer GST used a mix of both Tritium and... Read more
Zenith’s new Pilot Type 20 is a fabulous piece which doesn’t look too big on the wrist. What is ironic is that they call this the Pilot’s watch, when in fact the only military customers for it were the Royal Navy, who used it as a deck watch for... Read more
Significant chronographs: Lange 1815 Chronograph Peter Chong 24 May 2013 This post is dedicated to my good friend Eddie Sng, whose watch is featured here today. The 1815 Chronograph was introduced as perhaps a purer version of the iconic Lange Datograph. Simpler without the trademark outsized date, but as... Read more
Here are some NOS watches I have acquired over the years. My first NOS watch was this rather ugly 1973 Bulova Excellency cal. 11ANAC. It came with outer cardboard box, inner plastic box and hangtags. The original leather strap is permanently curved from sitting in the box for decades.... Read more
Montres Journe SA concluded their week long annual fair where collectors, dealers and the press were invited to discover the new Quantieme Perpetual with instantaneous jump. I was excited to see the watch in person and was really impressed. The Quantieme Perpetuel replaces the Octa Calendrier and will be... Read more
It took me a long time to learn how to post pics on Timezone, even though I read the instructions (link included here). It’s still common to see a lot of people struggling to post pictures of their timepieces, so having a little free time on my hands today,... Read more
Basel 2013: De Bethune Mystery Clock & the Imperial Fountain
I haven’t had any redials done as yet, but I’ve bought a few. This Tissot Seastar Visodate auto was an early eBay purchase from a Hong Kong seller. I’d initially purchased a Rado Green Horse but when I was advised the shipping cost would be the same for up... Read more