Brad

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NYC Windup Watch Fair 2022 & My Next Watch?

The story NOBODY asked for... but maybe some will appreciate: Quick warning - novel-length post follows - but some nice pictures... Once upon a time,...
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NOW I Love it!

I'd seen and admired the Baby Alpinist online - thought it was great. And I kept thinking about it - the way some watches kind of burrow into your bra...
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Matching your watch to you clothes?

I don't usually try to match my watch perfectly to what I'm wearing. I check the weather, think about what activities I have planned for the day, and...
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Uncle_Tall commented on NYC Windup Watch Fair 2022 & My Next Watch? ·

I think I saw those out of the corner of my eye, but was on a bit of a mission. Looks really nice. Were they assembling watches from various parts? Or machining one-offs? 

Uncle_Tall commented on NYC Windup Watch Fair 2022 & My Next Watch? ·

Always happy for a good .02 😀 - and really glad you enjoyed the write up.  It's nice when people let you know they liked something you put out there - THANKS!

ok... to your .02:

  1. Oris - I feel like this is one area I missed out on.  I was so focused on the Aquis when I went to the Oris booth, that I didn't try on anything else (sure, my time was limited, but I've admired a lot of what Oris has been doing.)  I like the big crown - especially the pointer dates.  Now I kind of wished I'd slowed down enough to check them (and the Propilot Xs, and the divers 65, and the rectangular models) out.
  2.  Maen - I'm really surprised by how much I liked the Manhattan 37, and how I keep thinking about it. So glad to hear you love your Maen - the price to quality ratio feels particularly good with these!
  3.  Hanhart:  They had a wide range of pieces, but again, I have to say, I was pretty focused on trying that 417 ES in 39mm on.  So I might have missed out on some other great stuff - but glancing over their models, this is the one I keep coming back to. How do you like your Pioneer Preventer 9?  I dig the small seconds at 9 and those cathedral hands.

Appreciate the dialog! 🍻

Uncle_Tall commented on NYC Windup Watch Fair 2022 & My Next Watch? ·

My criteria don't usually include "connection to killers." 😂

But I also really like that throwback 50s model you're showing there!  Those triangle indices 👌!

Uncle_Tall commented on NYC Windup Watch Fair 2022 & My Next Watch? ·

I KNOW!  Just stunning.  And the pictures can't really give you the full effect.

Uncle_Tall commented on 6th Seiko ·

It's an Uncle Seiko jubilee bracelet. It changed the whole feeling for me in the best way. I felt some of the others out there were too chunky for the watch, but not this on IMO. 

Uncle_Tall commented on NYC Windup Watch Fair 2022 & My Next Watch? ·

Was good meeting you as well! I've had those Oak & Oscar guys on my radar for a while. Got a chance to talk with them for a bit. There is something about the sandwich dials that seem simple at first glance, but are really well thought out. 

Uncle_Tall commented on NYC Windup Watch Fair 2022 & My Next Watch? ·

Great to meet you as well! Looking forward to hearing more about your project as it progresses! 

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