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]

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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

A Tour of IWC [4/98]

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A Tour Of IWC by The “Group of Five“ The Members of the “Group of Five” are Michael Friedberg, Eugenio Demmenie, Foie Gras, William Massena and Hans Zbinden A Group of Five –five Timezoners united by an avid interest in watches– made plans to visit International Watch Company in... Read more
Omega Speedmaster ReviewCo-review of The Omega Speedmaster Professional, Stainless Steel Hand-wind (of course). A.k.a. The Moonwatch. Posted by Matwat and Jas on May 23, 1998 at 01:26:37 This is a combined review of the Omega Speedmaster Professional. There is hardly a soul on the forum that doesn’t know of this watch, but... Read more
Review of Soviet KGB Watch Posted by STeve D. on March 03, 1998 at 10:14:59: Hello Comrades! Well, today I got a KGB watch from the Sovietski Collection. I had thought the order I had placed online was dead. When I didn’t get an email confirmation (most companies seem... Read more
Jaeger LeCoultre Odysseus Posted by Jaeger on March 17, 1998 at 17:48:25: In Reply to: JLC Odysseus posted by Jaeger on March 17, 1998 at 12:38:34: Since this watch is no longer available for sale, I feel no compulsion to prepare an archive-quality review. I appreciate all of those... Read more
Some Pronunciation Help, Please… Posted by Marc Rochkind on April 04, 1998 at 23:31:45: How are the following correctly pronounced: Audemars Piguet Blancpain Ikepod Breguet Hublot Jaeger-Le Coultre Patek Philippe Paul Picot Piaget Universal Geneve Vacheron Constantin An attempt in phonetics . . . Posted by Walt Odets on... Read more
The Jaeger-LeCoultreMaster Control Series – Master MoonPictures and review by boBEvery once in awhile, a timepiece comes along that can knock even a jaded collector off his feet. Ref:140.2.98.S Jaeger-LeCoultreMaster MoonThis wonderful timepiece has been my constant wrist companion for the past three weeks. Each day, my appreciation for... Read more
Stocker & Yale U.S. Army-Issue Watch Model SANDY 184A Posted by Kent on June 03, 1998 at 11:10:24 I realize that a review of a watch of this caliber is somewhat out of place amongst the high-grade timepieces traditionally discussed here on TimeZone. However, I’m one of the folks... Read more
How’s that for Workmanship:The ETA 2830   This is indirectly motivated by a post by Justin Time (LT)Posted by John Raba on March 19, 1998 at 13:42:45:I will take Justin Time’s advice and add this small contribution to the forum. This is a long post so relax, grab some... Read more
Fortis Pilot’s Chronograph Posted by Richard Gross on October 28, 1997 at 8:25:58 Having just taken possession of a new Fortis Pilot chronograph, I felt it was time to update the Fortis reviews. First of all, it comes in a in can filled with closed cell foam. Nothing fancy... Read more

Minerva Pythagore [4/98]

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Minerva Pythagore . . A review Posted by Mike Breinin on March 24, 1998 at 23:04:07: Hello everyone. As I promised yesterday I am now going to attempt to review my new Minerva Pythagore. I apologize in advance for having to do it in parts but long posts always... Read more
More Random Thoughts… Posted by Time Flies on March 29, 1998 at 5:53:04: Up early got to thinking, and so here are some more of my random thoughts (not necessarily Gaussian distributed, my thoughts tend to be highly leptokurtic) Here goes. I wonder WHEN: the urge to wear watches... Read more
IWC Ingénieur Ref. 3521  Posted by Bob L. on May 25, 1998 at 18:35:49:I bought this watch from a major auction house with the intent of reselling it. After wearing it for a week, I’ve concluded that not only is it not for sale, it has replaced my Submariner... Read more