RichardSW1

Richard
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Roll up, roll up and guess the weight of this beauty ....?

A slightly crazy recent acquisition, a 1955 Vacheron & Constantin, all aluminium keyless pocket watch, silvered dial with Breguet numerals, and a...
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Piaget 908 in white gold, roman numerals

I picked up this charming dress watch a few months ago for rather a bargain, just a tad over what you'd pay for an automatic Tissot PRX, white gold, 9...
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Breguet 5207 - do you know the trick to setting it?

Breguet 5207 in white gold bought new back in 2006. Sadly they seem to have discontinued this model a couple of years ago but it still entrances me. T...
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Recent Comments

commented on What is the longest amount of time youโ€™ve kept a watch and what motivated you to keep it? ยท

An old quartz dress watch from 91, a JLC Reverso from 97, a Breguet Classique from '06 - they were all I had with a square G-Shock until perhaps 4 or 5 years ago. I really need to return to those days, it was much simpler.

commented on The โ€œCamera Bodyโ€ Dial Review ยท

Patek put in their standard movement, finished nicely, which of couse is beautiful, yes, but no where near to the level of their complication watches. Just be aware. They are sneeky so-and-so's.

commented on Longines for the win ยท

I adore Longines - their only tragedy is to be locked into a Swatch group that forever places them behind Omega whereas their legacy should have them shining at least alongside or far brighter to be fair. They were and still are the epitome of elegance in classic wristwaches, their aviation and chronometry excellence could do with more of a spotlight.

commented on Cartier Rontonde de Cartier ยท

Good Lord, it's a little busy to say the least. I rather like the bold case shape, and I like a prominent cabuchon as much as the next man, but after that it becomes a mess. Roman's yes, but on a very clean dial, enamel or a clean guilloche pattern, like a Breguet or a Reverso, but mixed up with a plethora of text here it starts to take on the air of lacklustre AliExpress mashup.

commented on Whatโ€™s so great about an integrated bracelet? ยท

When they are thin and beautifully finished, yes, I get the appeal (I have a couple of watches in this category) otherwise they are nothing to write home about. However water resistant they may be I'm still not going to do the washing up wearing it, and get every last crevice filled with greasy water, so as with even the most delicate dress watch they get taken off. As for they idiots showering with their Rolex, well they need their tiny heads examined. Those seals weren't designed for that scenario, however much you try to kid yourself.

commented on zbamiejr's WRUW ยท

That logo is everything! Always so choice. In the world of French perfumery Guerlain was for your mistress but Caron was for your wife. I get the feel that Cartier is slightly geared towards the Guerlain end of the market whilst Piaget just whispers class, like a Caron perfume.

commented on RichardSW1's WRUW ยท

I've always been a sucker for thin movements, the manual ones being the pick of the bunch.

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One of not many - possibly a unique piece?

A 1973 white gold, hand-beaten Florentine work on the bezel, teardrop lugs, linen dial, ultra-thin (7.3mm) automatic, JLC-derived calibre 1121 (as use...
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Inspiration for the VC Historiques 1955

A Vacheron Constantin 6099, this example from 1957, it has never been polished as confirmed to me by VC, and you are unlikely to see such a crisp exam...
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Perhaps not a "Speedy", but did it go to the Moon?

Reading about a poster's worry about a Speedmaster Reduced not being a real "Speedy", I thought I'd post my own Speedy Sleep Paralysis Demon! It's a '...
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