Faces & Hands Posted by Michael Friedberg on May 01, 1998 at 05:18:27: Appreciation of fine watches can be increased when one understands how a fine watch is made. Great skill in executing a design is required. Beyond the movement, which frequently is unseen, that skill manifests itself especially... Read more
Why It’s Okay to Hate Rolex by James Dowling   Posted by James M. Dowling on February 10, 1998 at 22:24:33:It’s a free world, you can love or hate any one or any thing that you choose. However the point that I would like to make is that a... Read more
Patek Philippe Aquanaut   Re: Does anyone have any info on the Patek Philippe Aquanaut…. Posted by Jack Freedman on February 26, 1998 at 11:13:58: In Reply to: Does anyone have any info on the Patek Philippe Aquanaut….. posted by Hermann Tse on February 26, 1998 at 4:12:14: Greetings,... Read more
Effects of Design on Look and Fit of Large Watches   Posted by Justin Time on April 28, 1998 at 16:37:54: Hello TimeZoners, This article is about the look and fit of large watches. Wrists come in all sizes and shapes. You would think that all watches are designed... Read more
Review of the EternaMatic KonTiki 1958 (non Chrono) Posted by Glenn Bruno on April 08, 1998 at 18:57:26: Three Week Update of my EternaMatic KonTiki 1958. I purchased it second hand, one month old. It is Impossible to tell that it had been worn, even upon examination with a... Read more
Observations on the ETA 2894-2 & Ventura “Small” Chrono… Posted by Walt Odets on March 19, 1998 at 6:50:41: I now own an ETA 2894 in a recently purchased “small” Ventura chronograph, and I would like to make the following observations. The top plate of the movement is clearly... Read more
Searching for the Holy Grail: The IWC Jubilee Portugueser Posted by William Massena on March 21, 1998 at 23:30:21:Well, I promised to myself that I would post this story one day if it had a happy ending. (In advance, my apologies for my poor English)It all started in late... Read more
Hublot Quartz Chronograph Review Posted by Ken Fox on TimeZone open forum Richard suggested I re-post this review, which was lost in the shuffle recently. I am re-writing it from memory and hopefully will do a better job this time. The Hublot Quartz Chronograph watch I recently purchased certainly... Read more
Lange & Sohne as an Executive Gift   Posted by Adam P Reismann on August 02, 1997 at 15:09:44:I could not help reading through this discussion about a gift for a CEO in your forum, it was printed and shown to me by one of our junior staff as... Read more
The Titanium Porsche Design Moonphase Chronograph by IWC (with méca-quartz movement)   In a market crowded with re-issues and look alikes, the distinctive PD chrono is a welcome breath of fresh air. I succumbed to the lure of this titanium-clad beauty two years ago. The astonishing way it has... Read more
Advice on US Customs for Returning Residents Posted by Foie Gras on April 29, 1998 at 08:06:43: Hi, I post this in the hope that you can learn from my experience, since it may save you a significant amount of money. In summary, beware of being overcharged by US... Read more
Xemex Offroad & Avenue The Virtue of Simplicity by Justin Time Many expensive watches have come and gone through my collection but few produced the exhilaration I felt when I first held the IWC Fliegerchronograph in my hand. Something was missing. But earlier this year, purely on impulse, I... Read more
Book Review:“A Geography of Time” Posted by John McSweeny on March 08, 1998 at 8:31:03:Recently I referred to a book concerning the psychological and cultural aspects of time in one of my posts. The book is entitled A Geography of Time” and is authored by a professor of social... Read more

Ikepod Hemipode [2/18/98]

Archives September 24, 2002

Repost of Mini-Review Ikepod Hemipode Posted by Hans Zbinden on February 18, 1998 at 20:18:04: In Reply to: IKEPOD, any opinions? posted by D.A. on February 18,1998 at 5:20:59: Hi DA I have both the Ikepod Seaslug and the Hemipode chronograph, I posted a short review of the Hemipode... Read more
Don’t Confuse The Cost Of Repair ToWhat You Paid For A WatchIn Defense Of Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) & Others Posted by Jack Freedman, Pres. Superior Watch Service Inc. on February 07, 1998 at 0:04:50:In Reply to: A New Collector & His JLC Experience… posted by Brandon Sparks on February 06,... Read more
Stealth Watch Arrives Posted by MarkAZ on April 21, 1998 at 20:54:49: Occasionally I have the opportunity to entertain a young lady who happens to be a professional model. One evening while we were enjoying a nice dinner, she confided that while yet eating one meal, she would fantasize... Read more
Never Mind Which Side… Just Give Him A Lobotomy To Go… TimeZone post on 4/3/98 A gentleman came in my store yesterday, and he claimed to be a “watch idiot savant”…but I want to stress “Idiot” in this particular case…more like a refugee here on earth, on a witness... Read more

Xemex Watches [2/98]

Archives September 24, 2002

XEMEX Impressions and Specifications Posted by Hans-Peter on February 21, 1998 at 18:52:07: In Reply to: Xemex, anyone have anything to say? Quality, Price, Value, Fad???…(NT) posted on February 21, 1998 at 6:17:19: Hi, Although many points are already mentioned by Richard and Roy, I´d like to add some... Read more
Interview With Guenter Blumlein,Head of LMH (IWC, Jaeger, Lange) Hello ForumnersAfter last month’s interview with Michael Sarp, the new head of IWC, a talk with Guenther Bluemlein, the man who used to hold that same job and is now boss of LMH, the parent company of IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre... Read more

RGM Steel Review

Archives September 24, 2002

RGM Steel Review   Here’s a copy of Clif Poole’s post from open forum…archived for the advanced forum. As many of you know, Roland Murphy recently began production of certain models of his fine watches in stainless steel. I just this week received a model 109E in SS and... Read more
Tidbits About…TIME Posted by Tuan Ngo on March 27, 1998 at 6:03:40: About milestones in the progress of timekeeping… 3500BC : Egyptian obelisk 1700BC : Mayan calendar 1000BC : Aztec calendar 1000 : Sung Su’s Chinese water clock (100S/day) 1583 : Galileo free pendulum principle discovery (0.01S/day) 1656 :... Read more
Review of the Audemars Piguet Offshore Chronograph Posted by Hans Zbinden on January 29, 1998 at 0:04:02: Hello Forumners Last October I went on a long trip that took me all through Asia. First stop was Singapore where I met up with a group of Timezoners based there. After... Read more
The Stainless-Steel Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Posted by Justin Time, from Timezone forum The first time I saw the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster, I could hardly believe my eyes: I get this incredible watch, a chronometer certificate, and a five-year warranty for less than $3,000? Though the Zenith is... Read more
IWCs Portugiesers A History & Critique Forum: TimeZone – Advanced Forum Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 04:20:35 GMT From: Michael Friedberg International Watch Company, at least for its first 50 years, produced pocket watches and not wristwatches. In fact, the only book on the history of the company (Toelke... Read more
James Dowling’s Book Updateand Rolex Serial Number Dating   Correction ListVersion 1.4Last updated 18th September, 1997Page Correction111 Paragraph 2, line 21; the number of shares allocated to Herr Aegler should read 6,960 NOT 6,090114 Line 2: the word “name” should be “marketing”153 Last paragraph, line 2; St. Imer should... Read more
My Review of the RGM Alarm Watch Posted by K dombrova on May 01, 1998 at 20:30:12: By no means am I an expert on watches or all the terminology. I do, however have a collection of 12 higher priced models and I thought a laymens review may be... Read more
The Incomplete Theory of Watches…   Posted by bryan goh on April 06, 1998 at 21:08:57: An almost complete and inconsistent set of axioms regarding horology. 1.There exist a watch. 2. For every watch, there exists a watch such that the satisfaction gained from the latter exceeds the satisfaction... Read more
Evaluation of Breitling (Wings) Posted by John Raba on March 15, 1998 at 5:40:28: Well, I purchased a ss/18k gold Breitling (Wings). I thought I would provide my review of this watch. Watch case The overall appearance of the watch is one solid mass. This is not a flimsy... Read more
A Discussion on Mycroft’s Psychosis:When Intervention Is Indicated… Posted by Mycroft on December 30, 1997 at 20:01:45:In many of the things we do, and the hobbies and interests (such as watches and horology) we have, there is always a very thin line between appreciating a subject to crossing over... Read more
JLC Master Geographique – personal experience Forum: TimeZone – Advanced Forum Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 13:10:35 GMT Dear TZers, for over 5 weeks now I have the privilege to wear a JLC Master Geographique in SS. It was bought at Zigerli & Iff in Bern, Switzerland (not a... Read more
How And Where To Get A Custom Watch Built   Posted by Hans Zbinden on January 30, 1998 at 1:28:44:In Reply to: Need custom watch made posted by Bob Seetin on January 30, 1998 at 1:00:03:Hi BobIf you’re planning to have a high-quality watch with mechanical movement built, there are... Read more
Rolex, Looking at the Watch Posted by Hans Zbinden on January 29, 1998 at 21:16:24: In Reply to: ….so, what about Rolexes? posted by Paul Mealey on January 29, 1998 at 9:14:32: Hi Paul I own a few watches from Rolex, I still like them but don’t wear them... Read more
Chrono Story in Seven Years in Tibet Posted by Charlie on April 11, 1998 at 8:38:34:The other night I sat down somewhat reluctantly to watch a movie my wife had rented called Seven Years in Tibet. It’s based on a book with the same title by Heinrich Harrer, the... Read more
Cyber-Duet Replay:Time Flies’ Big Questions andJustin Time’s Puny Answers  Posted by Justin Time on February 26, 1998 at 8:17:17:TIME FLIES–Hi, folks, I’ve been thinking about where I’ve been with regard to my watch purchases since the 1960’s and what I’ve noticed, thought about and concluded about wristwatches and watch... Read more
Letter from President of IWC regarding “Tour of IWC”   From: Sarp, Michael Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 08:53:37 +0200 Dear Mr. Friedberg, I have just read, with great interest, your article “A Tour of IWC” and your impressions from your visit to our factory, which reminded me very... Read more

Posting an Image [5/98]

Archives September 24, 2002

Here’s how it’s done… Posted by Paul Schliesser on May 03, 1998 at 21:50:25:In Reply to: Posting an image – Ok, I give up!…(more) posted by Paul D. on May 03, 1998 at 19:58:24:Paul,Yes, you need to use an FTP program to copy files to your own website, at your... Read more
The Elusive Stingray The Seiko Kinetic Scubamaster Posted by AJY on May 14, 1998 at 19:14:41: Greetings This is my first post here, but I have been around for a while. I only like to read the posts here, and I only considered posting this one, because of a... Read more
Justa One More Time…(I wonder why…) Posted by Time Flies on March 01, 1998 at 21:24:52:Hello, once again, folks. I beg your patience, as I once again, remove some thoracic burden. This post is a slight variation on a recent post of mine, but this one focuses on I... Read more
Eberhard Travesetolo Posted by Michael Friedberg After receiving my Eberhard Travesetolo, I reviewed in detail the watch for Hans Zbinden. He suggested that I post the review for the benefit of interested Forumers, so here is an edited version. To begin with, it is not an expensive watch for... Read more
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Reserve De Marché Posted by Aran on March 02, 1998 at 3:58:51: Review of Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Reserve De Marché Stainless Steel Ostrich Strap with Folding Buckle Model 140.840.932B (A) Watch Number 0198 The Story: I finally purchased a JLC from Richard Paige (with the help of Leslie)... Read more