New Developments in Timepiece Regulators – SSC Study Day 2014 The Société Suisse de Chronométrie (SSC), hosted a study day in September dedicated to t...
. . . courtesy Our Man in Glashtte. I was able to take a first-hand look at the exceptional automatic chronograph introduction from Glashtte Origina...
This is a shameless plug for votes on-line for the Chopard entries at the GPHG 2014 Competition (Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve) "Hussy" is my mid...
Friends, Last week we focused a lot on the Traveller, John Harrison Edition, but at the same time three other versions of the Traveller Large Date, Mo...
The greater the originality of the design, the greater the value of the piece. In times of CNC and CAD it is (probably) not enough to present the most...
Mayfair was always the place in London for the craftsmen and artisans. And for the sporting gentleman with the racing machines parked outside their Lo...
While I was trying to find something in my hard disc, I fell on some pictures and documents about what has to be considered as the two most innovative...
Thanks for reading on from Part 4 of this series. (Is this the final installment? No, probably not. Here we cover Spring Drive and custom creations, t...
Thanks for continuing on from Part 3 of this Seiko Visit report . Seiko may build millions of quartz movements a month for its bread and butter watche...
Thanks for reading Part 2 of this report. I suppose it is time to get to the heart of things for most PuristS (please don't give up here though). Mech...
Thanks for reading Part 1 of this series. After thinking a long time about strategy, I have decided to divide my report into segments based on the the...
SEIKO - What is it? The word SEIKO is well known to watch collectors as a brand. It's not so well known as a huge industrial corporation. Please take ...
Cartier took advantage of the last Watches & Wonders fair to start a new collection of watches considered as "small complications" ones. I have to...
I attended a few days ago an event organized by the Bucherer boutique in Paris to celebrate the unveiling of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter. Th...
Is there a better way to mark an important date than with exceptional timepieces made by scarce specialists? So far we almost only have seen and talke...
The atmosphere on Monday in Geneva was quite special. Almost everybody had no idea what will come and there have been NO leaks - something the Stern´s...
INTRODUCTION: Let's face it, this watch is a torture for any man who has a minimum of taste. Lange, at the best of its cruelty, introduced the 1815 Mo...
To wrap up my reports on Montblanc at Watches and Wonders 2014, here’s a part 3 and the last part of my report. Sorry for the delay on this as I had b...
Genève, 7th October, some PuristS are rapidly reaching the restaurant for the Independent PuristS Welcome Get-Together Dinner, the very first date of ...
The Seamaster 300 ”no date” reference 165.024 was launched in 1964 (some caseback are even dated 1963) and replaced its predecessor reference 165.014,...
I wasn't quite sure I would get this shot since the subject was in constant motion but by using zone focusing and increasing the DOF by tightening the...
I was not ready for this day! I was just expecting to quietly attend the Salon Belles Montres located on the left bank in Paris. But, after having vis...
The Salon Les Montres took place during 3 days at the Place St Germain in Paris. It gathered exhibitions from different brands which are sold in the b...
is all I would like to share for now - a wristshot and some "watch porn" from the back Just came home from a short trip to Dresden and will need some ...
Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 05:04 >> I think I have just instigated a new rule....anyone who gets their "first Rolex" has the honour of the Masthead...... Congrats to " axisskin"... Read more..
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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 05:04 >> Food and drink have always been very important to establishing a proper mood for PuristS contemplation of fine watches. So in concluding our report on our Seiko visit(s) around Japan, we felt we must provide you with some tempting images. I must add that we did not attempt a gourmet-only tour - in a... Read more..
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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 04:15 >> out with the woollies. and watches with leather straps will be worn more frequently now. Thanks for looking. fernando... Read more..
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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 - 03:38 >> It is only recently that I bought my first GP....a vintage piece. My main passion is Rolex, though I also dabble in Patek, JLC, Omega and Blancpain. My question is a simple one. What does Girard Perregaux mean to you? I will try to explain what I mean. To me, Rolex represents a combination of reliab... Read more..
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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 21:08 >> "Your Most Valuable Watch" in your collection! No, not that.... Yes, that's what I mean. BUT "Most Valuable" doesn't mean "most expensive". Sentimental value, it is - the one you would never, ever trade even with your life, the one you have special memory, the one you always remember something by, t... Read more..
Latest Reply: KIH 2 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 17:55 >> Now this video doesn't have a lot of watch content and I think many of our resident pen enthusiasts may get a kick out of it. But I'm sharing it because the spirit behind this video exemplifies Montblanc. I loved the story behind this man's career. The pride he takes in his team. The confidence that... Read more..
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Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 14:14 >> Something will be unveiled to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lange One (and so of the first collection! Stay tuned on PuristSPro! Fx... Read more..
Latest Reply: jrwong23 3 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 13:56 >> I got this on a recent trip to Paris. It's a Jaeger LeCoultre "Etrier" watched stamped "Herms Paris" on the case back. I've seen similar models variously referred to as the "Grande Taille" or "Grande Modele Homme," but I haven't seen one with this exact dial in this size. There seems to have been m... Read more..
Latest Reply: amanico Yesterday at 22:31
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 12:42 >> A picture is Worth a thousand words. Certainly one of my nicest Vintage JLC. For your eyes and pleasure. Nicolas... Read more..
Latest Reply: hs111 1 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 11:28 >> Dear PuristS, This is the third part of the Hublot factory tour report, where I'd like to share pictures regarding the very "heart" of our tour: the departments where the UNICO movement and the other creations are manufactured and those where the watches are assembled and inspected. You can find the... Read more..
Latest Reply: heartbreaker 4 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 09:37 >> It was back in February that i posted this about the Patek Philippe 3483.... patek.watchprosite.com Well, the watch was losing 45 seconds per day and needed to go for some love and care at the Geneva spa. Yesterday, it came back. The watch was simply serviced with no case valet. Its back and... Read more..
Latest Reply: Baron 2 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 08:22 >> well to be honest - already half a year old - it was bought within just one hour . best s... Read more..
Latest Reply: jrwong23 3 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 06:49 >> If you want to pour a superlative latte, don't you think? Good morning! Best, CaliforniaJed... Read more..
Latest Reply: expwmbat 1 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 03:53 >> firstly, its taken 12 weeks because I made the mistake of believing a dealer when he said he had one in stock. he was lying and still hasn't got one in stock, so after going to my credit card company and getting the money back I went to a dealer who proved he had one in stock. 2 days in transit and ... Read more..
Latest Reply: jrwong23 3 hours ago
Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 - 00:10 >> New Developments in Timepiece Regulators – SSC Study Day 2014 The Société Suisse de Chronométrie (SSC), hosted a study day in September dedicated to the “Vectors of Innovation in Watchmaking – Materials, Design and Calculation” The conference was held at the new SwissTech Convention Center on the ca... Read more..
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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 22:39 >> So what's in a name?? In this case, Zeitwinkel means a unit of measurement used to calculate the "true local time." I understand that to a few members the name causing some hilarity and amusement, while other think that the name makes no sense at all! Even the model numbers are named after angles, a... Read more..
Latest Reply: Ronald Held Yesterday at 14:08
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 20:24 >> It's a nice and welcome mid week break here for the Diwali festivals. This is a festival celebrated by those of the Hindu faith, and for those of us who don't celebrate this, we visit our friends who do, to foster friendship, and of course to enjoy excellent food. Decided that my Classic Fusion will... Read more..
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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 20:09 >> Recently received a few custom strap orders through the FP Journe NYC boutique, two of them being glossy burgundy and glossy slate grey. Here are my four glossy FPJ straps together - I think there's something about FPJ pieces that naturally lend themselves to colorful, glossy straps...... Read more..
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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 20:01 >> A new member of the family... FP Journe Octa Perptuelle, paired with a glossy slate grey strap:... Read more..
Latest Reply: Fricks Yesterday at 13:54
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 18:54 >> So I own 3 5970, R,J, and P. Long story short, bought the R, loved the watch but not crazy for the metal. Bought the J and promised myself I wasn't cutting it open until I lost some weight (figured if this didn't do it nothing would!). Then saw the P and fell in love. Hopefully they will both be joi... Read more..
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Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 18:24 >> . . . courtesy Our Man in Glashtte. I was able to take a first-hand look at the exceptional automatic chronograph introduction from Glashtte Original last month. In-house calibers of this quality . . . . . . aren't exactly commonplace. What separates the cal 37 from every other comparable competit... Read more..
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Latest Reply: Esharp Yesterday at 23:46
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 13:20 >> Hello Friends, the following list of questions has been submitted to Audemars Piguet. Please remember, these questions have been derived directly from your input, which can be reviewed by clicking the following link: 1. We have all heard rumors the past few years that Audemars Piguet would bring fo... Read more..
Latest Reply: MichaelC Yesterday at 19:24
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 11:23 >> This is a shameless plug for votes on-line for the Chopard entries at the GPHG 2014 Competition (Grand Prix de Horlogerie de Geneve) "Hussy" is my middle name As a man, I have to encourage votes for either the Chopard LUC 1963 Chrono Rose Gold in the Chronograph Category. LUC's first Manufacture man... Read more..
Latest Reply: nilomis Yesterday at 02:21
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:52 >> You can read about their limited edition Mille Miglia here: Best, CaliforniaJed MTF: Teaser Photo....... ... Read more..
Latest Reply: SALMANQ8 Yesterday at 14:26
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:51 >> MRS CAZALEA says: Being the wife of a watch “junkie" ( Who, me? ), I have often sat at the elbow of my husband when he opens a box with a new watch inside, or when he shows me an article from a watch website, or when he wants me to see all the fantastic photos of a beautiful timepiece. While I am no... Read more..
Latest Reply: Ares501 Yesterday at 05:39
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:50 >> (An imaginary journey) I am trying to understand a tiny bit of Japan. How did it come to be as it is today? I've been home in California for a few days, sleeping little, and pondering much. Last night we had friends over, ate lots of sushi, drank our souvenir bottles of Japan's brew and had a great ... Read more..
Latest Reply: KIH Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 08:29 >> It's safe to say that planes, trains and automobiles are seen everywhere in Japan. With scooters, boats and escalators. This is a country on the move. Here's one short, action-packed segment of our trip - last Thursday: up for docking the boat at 5:15 breakfast at 6:00 disembark at 7:30 taxi to Yoko... Read more..
Latest Reply: cshimokita Yesterday at 06:56
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 03:37 >> I choose to wear my Amvox II. I will never knew why took me so long to accept the 44mm (the new 42mm). Titanium cased, wear like ... heaven. Good morning, Nilo... Read more..
Latest Reply: fabmelch Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 - 00:42 >> Friends, Last week we focused a lot on the Traveller, John Harrison Edition, but at the same time three other versions of the Traveller Large Date, Moon Phases & GMT was released. All three versions have the same technical specifications like the John Harrison edition except for a few details I like... Read more..
Latest Reply: crown comfort Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 22:30 >> Hello, I'm also new here to the Purist Pro site but has been reading a lot of post here, nice place for watch diehard fans to share info. I've always love watches since I was in my teens, have been buying and upgrading slowly, from Pierre Balmain, Philipe Charriol, Tag Heuer, Maurice Lacroixs, Hublo... Read more..
Latest Reply: pingtsai Yesterday at 22:20
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 20:00 >> Could anyone who attended the 175 event post live photos of 5575? That would be terrific! Thank you!... Read more..
Latest Reply: carnegie Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 15:10 >> I was recently invited to visit a service center in Tokyo and took my camera along... who could pass up an opportunity to see the operation, talk to the technical staff, and take a few photos. From a technical standpoint, the center is officially recognized to work on twenty or so brands and handles... Read more..
Latest Reply: cshimokita Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 13:43 >> The Haute Horlogerie Manufacture Girard-Perregaux, partner of the Lumire Film Festival of Lyon for the second year in a row, honored the iconic movie director Pedro Almodovar, recipient of the 2014 award. The Lumire Award was created to celebrate an outstanding filmmaker, in Lyon, the very place w... Read more..
Latest Reply: blomman Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Monday, Oct 20, 2014 - 13:28 >> Dear PuristS, This is the second part of the Hublot factory tour report, where I'd like to share pictures regarding one of the most interesting part of our tour: the discovery of Magic Gold. You can find the first part here . First of all, you have to know that Hublot defines itself as <>. Indeed, w... Read more..
Latest Reply: heartbreaker Tue, Oct 21, 2014