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BaselWorld 2014 - 4N

BaselWorld 2014 - 4N We have been following 4N for 4 or 5 years now. From their first presentation at BaselWorld of a electric motor driven model to s...

Photography

Welcome to PuristSPro.com Photography discussion board.

The Photography Forum is for photographers and those who enjoy photography... This forum is the place to discuss the various aspects, components, and...

Horological Meandering

Parmigiani introduces their Spirit Award for Rowing.

[James Cook (left) and Parmigiani CEO Jean-Marc Jacot (second from left), and Denis Oswald, FISA President (far right) presenting the Parmigiani Spiri...

Chopard

How to buy a new Chopard LUC 1963 Chronograph PuristS Edition watch

ANNOUNCEMENT: How to order the LUC 1963 Chronograph PuristS' Edition Dear PuristS In a magnificent gesture of friendship and shared passion, Mr Karl-F...

Rolex

Why Rolex chose Jean-Frédéric Dufour as new CEO

A report published today by the Swiss newspaper Der Tagesanzeiger sheds some light into the reason why Rolex chose Jean-Frdric Dufou r, current CEO ...

Girard Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux, Sea Hawk Cobalt Blue, Novelty 2014

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk reference: Blue technological rubber strap - 49960-19-431-FK4A, Steel bracelet - 49960-19-431-11A Cobalt blue and coral oran...

Horological Meandering

8 Ways We Get Emotional About Watches

Watches & Emotion Watches are undeniably linked to our emotions in a strong way. They have the ability to consume our hearts, minds and psyche. Theyl...

Girard Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux, Cat’s Eye Bloom, Basel 2014

The Cats Eye Bloom, reference: Grey - 80476D11A701-CK7A, Beige - 80476D11A801-CK8A Another novelty for the ladies this year is the Cats Eye Bloom wh...

Chopard

Chopard entertains at London’s Arts Club! The LUC 1963 Chronograph Purists edition

(The private dining room at the Arts Club) At one of London’s most prestigious and noted venues, Chopard invited a selection of Purists and collectors...

Rolex

Happy Master Rolex GMT Easter! ;)

My love for this reference makes me going dyslexic.. What can beat a Chocolate 1675 CR / PCG? A must have in a vintage Rolex Collection, isn't it, Ice...

Chopard

Live Pics of the L.U.C.1963 Chrono PuristS Edition

L.U.C's first manual-winding flyback chronograph, L.U.C 1963 Chronograph, has arrived after their successful launch of the automatic in-house integrat...

Zenith

Zenith makes me feel more feminine ...

... when categorized this beauty under the Ladies section! Got to admit that is quite a positive feeling and I went for it in a heartbeat without any ...

JLC

Jaeger LeCoultre Beverly Hills Boutique SIHH 2014 event, PART 1

Last Friday evening, The PuristSPro Moderator Team and SoCal PuristS joined Jaeger LeCoultre to view the new SIHH 2014 novelties and watch collection....

AHCI

BaselWorld 2014 - Xusha Ma

BaselWorld 2014 - Xusha Ma Xusha Ma displayed his very charactoristic timepieces at the AHCA stand. Xusha Ma's timepieces are unmistakable and playful...

Cartier

A few pics and comments about the Tank MC Chronograph

I had the chance to handle this watch today thanks to the Cartier France team. I will come back to it with a detailed review but I can already tell yo...

Glashutte Original

PuristSPro report: Glashütte Original at Baselworld 2014

i Glashütte Original novelties at Basel 2014 reported by Marcus Hanke In the center of Glashütte Original’s novelty show this year stood a new selfwin...

Zenith

BREAKING NEWS: Jean-Frédéric Dufour to leave Zenith, goes to Rolex (update soon!)!!

It was communicated just minutes ago to the employees: Jean-Frédéric Dufour, current CEO, is going to leave Zenith in order to accept a new post as Di...

Officine Panerai

Panerai at the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance and Motor Car Classic

I was fortunate yesterday to be able to represent PuristSPro at the La Jolla Concours d'Elegance, and to enjoy gracious hospitality as a guest of Pane...

Girard Perregaux

Girard Perregaux 2014 BaselWorld: Traveller WW TC, Rose Gold.

Watches with different time zones are not a recent love story, for Girard Perregaux. I have been aware, through the press release document, that Jean ...

Glashutte Original

Beautiful GO

My new GO PanoMaticLuner. Nicely designed and built. Got it for 6 months, perfect! The layout of everything on the dial is impressively balanced. Look...

Patek Philippe

Baselworld 2014: Patek Philippe – In-depth report and live pictures

The new 2014 collection, the new Patek Philippe booth and the coming 175 th Anniversary  lots of news, impressions and pictures to share. Patek Phili...

Horological Meandering

PuristSPro report: Rado at Baselworld 2014

ii Rado novelties at Basel 2014 reported by Marcus Hanke Rado is traditionally concentrating more on high technology case materials than on movement i...

Horological Meandering

PuristSPro report: Tissot at Baselworld 2014

ii Tissot novelties at Basel 2014 reported by Marcus Hanke The Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar is here; finally. It was presented to me already at last ye...

Horological Meandering

PuristSPro report: Longines at Baselworld 2014

Longines at Basel 2014 reported by Marcus Hanke This year, Longines launches an entirely new line of watches, the Elegant Collection. Concentrating ...

Seiko

SEIKO PROFILE SERIES: MANUAL WIND MECHANICAL MOVEMENT

As we continue our SEIKO PROFILE SERIES, today’s subject is the Grand Seiko manual wind watch. Rather than focus on one model, I'm going to provide ph...

Forum: Vacheron Constantin

How much will Vacheron charge to service a Saltarello?

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 20:03 >> Hi: I inherited a limited edition jump hour Saltarello last year. I want to have it fully serviced by Vacheron and was wondering what approximate cos t should be expected to have the work performed. It runs well but the gold case needs to have some scratches removed. I am sorry but I don't know how ... Read more..
Author: popspin77
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: popspin77   2 hours ago

Forum: Omega two-vintage-omegas-back-from-service

Two 'Vintage' Omegas Back from Service

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 15:41 >> Here are two beautiful watches given to me by my uncle. The Seamaster was a college graduation gift from his mother (my grandmother) in 1966. In fact, very faintly on the back, '6-66' is engraved (no satanic jokes please). The other is a rose gold dress watch of around that same vintage that he acqu... Read more..
Author: mdg
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: mdg   1 hours ago

Forum: AHCI baselworld-2014-4n

BaselWorld 2014 - 4N

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 14:57 >> BaselWorld 2014 - 4N We have been following 4N for 4 or 5 years now. From their first presentation at BaselWorld of a electric motor driven model to show the display, through the first prototypes and a shop visit I made at Renaud and Papi to see where they are built. That first presentation I didn't... Read more..
Author: DonCorson
   7 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering parmigiani-introduces-their-spirit-award-for-rowing

Parmigiani introduces their Spirit Award for Rowing.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 14:34 >> [James Cook (left) and Parmigiani CEO Jean-Marc Jacot (second from left), and Denis Oswald, FISA President (far right) presenting the Parmigiani Spirit Award} It was a surprise to be invited. Parmigiani had kept it under wraps and quiet. But there should have been more fanfare; more made of the fact... Read more..
Author: 219
   8 hours ago

Forum: Vacheron Constantin vacheron-constantin-and-new-york-city-ballet

Vacheron Constantin and New York City Ballet

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 10:19 >> VACHERON CONSTANTIN EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH NEW YORK CITY BALLET THROUGH SPONSORSHIP OF DOCUMENTARY BALLET 422 AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL An Accompanying Short Film, Mastery of Movement, by Vacheron Constantin and New York City Ballet, Celebrates the Parallels Between Ballet and Watchmaking Vacheron ... Read more..
Author: WHL
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: kpk   12 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering time-for-a-new-retro-fun-watch

Time for a new 'Retro' fun watch.....

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 10:13 >> I remember these when I was a kid and decided to get one for a bit of fun........I present to you the classic A168WG-9EF....... The wrist shot...... Size comparison.....it is quite small..... I think watch collecting should be fun too The manual also says it is accurate to +/- 30secs per month.....p... Read more..
Author: Andy
Replies:  (11)
Latest Reply: cazalea   7 hours ago

Forum: Audemars Piguet ap-sihh-2014-royal-oak-offshore-42mm-pink-gold-models

AP SIHH 2014: Royal Oak Offshore 42mm pink gold models

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 09:41 >> Continuing on with my recent handling of Audemars Piguet's newest 42mm Royal Oak Offshore collection, let's take a closer look at the pink gold references. Introduced a few months ago at SIHH 2014 in Geneva, there are 2 new pink gold cased models, one offered on a alligator strap and one on a matchi... Read more..
Author: MichaelC
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: emijar3   1 hours ago

Forum: Blancpain museum-piece

Museum Piece

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 08:49 >> Hi all, I have this old Museum Piece for a while now and I am thinking in selling. Would you or would you Keep it?... Read more..
Author: nicgrube
Replies:  (1)
Latest Reply: Briandumais   8 hours ago

Forum: Rolex what-are-you-hunting-for

What are you hunting for?

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 07:03 >> Lets be honest, one of the fun aspects of vintage Rolex is the "hunt". Sometimes a hunt can last years and sometimes it is over very quickly. So lets hear it....what is your Number One target now... I will tell you mine.....its a 1965 Gilt 5512 Submariner. After I bought this one last year, I decide... Read more..
Author: Baron
Replies:  (8)
Latest Reply: daytonaman799   2 hours ago

Forum: Montblanc montblanc-black-and-white-event-nyc-sihh-2014-preview

Montblanc Black and White event NYC: SIHH 2014 preview

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 06:47 >> About two weeks ago I was invited to a Montblanc press event in TriBeCa where the SIHH 2014 novelties were being introduced for the first time here in the US. For those unfamiliar with New York City, TriBeCa is a neighborhood located in lower Manhattan. Its name is an acronym derived from its locati... Read more..
Author: mkt33
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: jrwong23   4 minutes ago

Forum: Officine Panerai all-sorted-out-nicely

All sorted out nicely!

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 02:17 >> Some fellow purists might still remember my recent post "My PAM111 is gone", as linked here: panerai.watchprosite.com Well, I took your advice to heart, and tried to persuade my wife to get a Radiomir. So today I took her to the AD of my acquaintance to try on some Rads. In the end, it was the magic... Read more..
Author: Luis6
Replies:  (3)
Latest Reply: pingtsai   10 hours ago

Forum: AHCI urwerk-ur-105m-an-iron-knight-ready-to-conquer-time-novelty

URWERK UR-105M: An iron knight ready to conquer time (Novelty)

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 01:16 >> During the Geneva week in January, I had the pleasure to see at least the movement of the latest novelty from URWERK. I already shared my movement pictures with you and URWERK offered a few teasers, only. Until a few days ago, there was some kind of silence. But now I can (finally ;-) ) show you the... Read more..
Author: small-luxury-world
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: andrewluff   13 hours ago

Forum: JLC jaeger-lecoultre-and-calendars-how-do-you-like-it

Jaeger LeCoultre and Calendars: How do you like it?

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 00:18 >> Complete? Perpetual? Round or... Rectangular? Complete: Perpetual: 8 Days Perpetual Plain, Or modern or traditional skeleton? Or automatic and alarm? How do you like you Calendar? Best, Nicolas title misspelling corrected-mkt33 ... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (10)
Latest Reply: amanico   8 hours ago

Forum: Rolex rolex-gmt-master-ala-french-cuisine

Rolex GMT Master ala French Cuisine.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 - 00:15 >> A tad Mediterranean, though... If I had to sum my Rolex Collection to two watches, this one will be on of the two... Damn huge love for it! Best, Nicolas... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (10)
Latest Reply: amanico   7 hours ago

Forum: Rolex just-in-

Just In! . . .

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 20:40 >> Not the most popular model but I love it, time only and hand wound - just the way I like 'em, a few candids . . ..... Read more..
Author: drhr
Replies:  (9)
Latest Reply: drhr   13 hours ago

Forum: Chopard how-to-buy-a-new-chopard-luc-1963-chronograph-purists-edition-watch

How to buy a new Chopard LUC 1963 Chronograph PuristS Edition watch

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 18:42 >> ANNOUNCEMENT: How to order the LUC 1963 Chronograph PuristS' Edition Dear PuristS In a magnificent gesture of friendship and shared passion, Mr Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and CHOPARD have offered exclusive access to the LUC 1963 Chronograph PuristS' Edition to PuristS members. Please write to LUC1963 ... Read more..
Author: MTF
   Yesterday at 18:42

Forum: JLC gold-jubil

Gold Jubilé...

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 12:55 >> You all know my love and fascination of the 1958, 125 years Jubil collection from Jaeger-LeCoultre... Three watches... All with different characters.... Ref 2233 Ultra-thin Ref 3161 Memovox Ref E 168 Chronomtre Reminds me a bit of an old Clint Eastwood movie... But I guess the movie would not have... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (19)
Latest Reply: blomman   30 minutes ago

Forum: Chopard 1963-chrono-already-in-use

1963 Chrono already in use...

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 12:55 >> I was lucky enough to get the new 1963 handwound chrono in rosegold right after the Basel World. Now already in use since two weeks and on my wrist . Very well performing. I especially like the darker rosegold (4 L) which matches very well with the red chrono hands. The winding feeling is very smoot... Read more..
Author: p.boxster
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Latest Reply: AnthonyTsai   7 hours ago

Forum: Rolex why-rolex-chose-jean-frdric-dufour-as-new-ceo

Why Rolex chose Jean-Frédéric Dufour as new CEO

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 12:13 >> A report published today by the Swiss newspaper Der Tagesanzeiger sheds some light into the reason why Rolex chose Jean-Frdric Dufou r, current CEO of Zenith , as successor to outgoing president Riccardo Marini. I am here offering a shortened translation: Marini was considered an interim incumbent... Read more..
Author: Ornatus-Mundi
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Latest Reply: Ornatus-Mundi   10 hours ago

Forum: Seiko how-wrong-could-i-be-when-i-said-my-1964-seiko-ensemble-was-complete

how wrong could i be when i said my 1964 Seiko ensemble was complete

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 10:53 >> last week i mentioned in the post about my newly purchased 1964 Grand Seiko that i thought i had purchased all the 1964 Seiko's that i wanted. how wrong could i be. only a couple of days later i came across a Seiko 5 Sportmatic in original condition for a very good price. i was aware that the Seiko ... Read more..
Author: G99
Replies:  (19)
Latest Reply: g99   11 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering power-reserve-indicators

Power Reserve Indicators

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 09:09 >> The Sea Hawk report prompted this post. Notice its prominent power reserve scale with WIND and UP notices at either end? I did. A small fraction of manual or automatic watches feature a power reserve indicator. These devices show the "state of the winding" so presumably the wearer can rewind his wat... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (17)
Latest Reply: cazalea   7 hours ago

Forum: Omega omega-geneve

omega geneve

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 08:03 >> I have this watch omega geneve calibru 562 serie 14703 2 SC and i want to now how much it cost and if this watch is original... Read more..
Author: dracosuu
Replies:  (2)
Latest Reply: blomman   Yesterday at 14:29

Forum: Chopard chopard-1000miglia

chopard 1000miglia

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 07:27 >> i want to now something about this watch,like if this is original or how much it cost? contact [Email address suppressed for privacy] 361/500 ser 8211 This message has been edited by dracosuu on 2014-04-22 07:36:37 This message has been edited by dracosuu on 2014-04-22 07:38:30... Read more..
Author: dracosuu
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Latest Reply: MTF   Yesterday at 12:22

Forum: Horological Meandering baselworld-2014-enamel-porcelain-and-artistic-dials

Baselworld 2014 enamel, porcelain and artistic dials

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 07:03 >> Baselworld 2014 enamel, porcelain and artistic dials I am fascinated by enamel dials and painted dials of all sorts. Of course this collection of pictures cannot be complete but only represents a small but nice cross section of enamel and artistic dials at the Baselworld 2014. The first stand enamel... Read more..
Author: nitediver
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: nitediver   15 hours ago

Forum: Girard Perregaux girard-perregaux-sea-hawk-cobalt-blue-novelty-2014

Girard-Perregaux, Sea Hawk Cobalt Blue, Novelty 2014

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 06:40 >> Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk reference: Blue technological rubber strap - 49960-19-431-FK4A, Steel bracelet - 49960-19-431-11A Cobalt blue and coral orange, this gives the Sea Hawk a very sporty and marine feeling. The Sea Hawk dates to the early 1940s , having been developed during World War II as a m... Read more..
Author: blomman
Replies:  (20)
Latest Reply: blomman   19 hours ago

Forum: Audemars Piguet jules-audemars-extra-thin

Jules Audemars Extra Thin

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 05:37 >> Those of you who read the Lange forum know that I'm on a quest for a 2 or 3 hand watch from one of the top tier manufacturers (AP, VC, PP, AL&S). In my ongoing research, I've come across the AP Jules Audemars Extra Thin again and again. I'm a huge AP fan - I already own a stainless steel RO Dual... Read more..
Author: academe
Replies:  (13)
Latest Reply: sandgroper   3 hours ago

Forum: Rolex i-am-a-sucker

I am a sucker..

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 - 03:10 >> for blue dials! Since it appeared, I believe in 2012, I thought the blue dial was an interesting alternative to the platinum dial YM1. It looked stunning in pictures and provided a nice contrast to the Pt. bezel and red seconds hand and writing. Never having owned a Yacht-master before I was certain... Read more..
Author: fernando
Replies:  (17)
Latest Reply: drhr   13 minutes ago

Forum: Patek Philippe

5205G vs 5205R? Would you sell G and buy R?

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 23:17 >> Guys, i have not been for a while here so i was missing all of you and happy to find some time to come back to this lovely place. I have an idea to sell my 5205G with dark face and buy 5205R with white (actually its creamy) dial. Would you sell G version for R? I never sold any watch in my life and ... Read more..
Author: EDJA
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: small-luxury-world   9 hours ago

Forum: Omega omega-ploprof-seamaster-600-the-only-way-to-roll-isofrane-original

Omega PloProf Seamaster 600. The only way to roll Isofrane original.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 21:49 >> The isofrane rubber bracelet is a real gem. So hard to find these rubber straps but they are the most comfortable and flexible. You can count on 1000 euro to find one and that is if you are really lucky. I am having the pleasure on this lovely two color MKII. Bill I have a full bracelet report almos... Read more..
Author: Bill
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Latest Reply: Dr No   8 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering from-thirties

From thirties....

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 20:24 >> ..These two smaller .. with muscular body, one...... hand-wound "Election" and the other a bumper automatic winding "Mido". Rgds. Juan This message has been edited by shipkeeper on 2014-04-21 20:32:52... Read more..
Author: shipkeeper
Replies:  (6)
Latest Reply: shipkeeper   15 hours ago

Forum: Vacheron Constantin vintage-vacheron-constantin

Vintage Vacheron - Constantin

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 19:31 >> Hello Everyone, This is my first post to the group. I am not a watch expert but came across this beautiful Vacheron-Constantin dating back to 1969. I have photos of the inside and out but have no idea of what specific model it is, it's significance as a watch (if any) or it's original price back in ... Read more..
Author: steveh12
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Latest Reply: Tick Talk   11 hours ago

Forum: Horological Meandering have-you-ever-totaled-a-watch

Have you ever "totaled" a watch?

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 14:49 >> In the automotive body repair business, we use the word "totaled" to describe a car that has been wrecked beyond (economical) repair. A roll-over, a side-swipe, whatever. In the mechanical repair end of the business, we use the term "mechanical total" to describe a car that can't be fixed for less t... Read more..
Author: cazalea
Replies:  (7)
Latest Reply: cazalea   14 hours ago

Forum: Vacheron Constantin calibre-453-photo

Calibre 453 photo

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 14:24 >> I have better photos of this movement, but it was nice to see this one again, from a 1940's Ref 4555 I once had. Bill... Read more..
Author: WHL
Replies:  (14)
Latest Reply: cisco   15 hours ago

Forum: Officine Panerai 21-years-ago-the-5218-201-a-the-first-pre-vendome-so-called-logo

21 years ago, the 5218-201/ A, THE first pre vendome so called Logo.

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 09:18 >> Time flies! This Logo is alreay 21 years old. The one which re started the Panerai Story. Is it " sunk " in the modern models, or is it still in the memory and in the heart of the Paneristis? I was Lucky to own this one, the Nr 15, and unlucky to see it going. It is still in my heart and in my memor... Read more..
Author: amanico
Replies:  (10)
Latest Reply: amanico   Yesterday at 14:19

Forum: Rolex tokyo-drift-the-search-for-the-legendary-rolex-1601

Tokyo Drift: The Search for the Legendary Rolex 1601

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 - 08:17 >> ... Read more..
Author: JFY
Replies:  (4)
Latest Reply: Baron   Yesterday at 03:50