First of all thanks to all of you that participated in this week’s WS - I guess the topic was a bit different and we’ve seen quite some watches that rarely appear here otherwise. And your entries demonstrated that there were superb pieces available throughout the era, Dark as it may have been termed
The theme this week on Wristscan is the DarK Age watches from 1978 - 2000 when Swiss watch industry was trying to survive after the quartz crisis. Strictly speaking, the Seiko Astron started quartz wristwatches in December 1969 and a Swiss cartel followed with the Beta 21 movement in March 1970. The
Two Royal Oaks from the same era. Openworked Perpetual Calendar reference 25829PT, and the other piece being 25820ST with silvered dial. I love the thinner bracelet (even thinner than recent Extra-Thin versions). Feel free to follow me on IG, @openworked. Enjoy!
Two years ago I decided to place an order and leave a deposit on a RW Smith Series 2 and managed to secure the last 38mm rose gold case. Roger had decided in 2015 to focus on 40mm cases which were too large for me. I have just been informed over the last week that Roger will once again be offering a
and both are like new. Zero cost; thanks AP! If there is something I really like in AP, it is the opportunity to get a customised oscillating weight. Here's the reverse of my QP. For you this would not mean anything but a lot to me. Best, Kari