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
Why aren’t there any models between the annual calendar and the perpetual calendar? Ie a calendar that needs to be corrected every four years. It should be easier to make than the PC since you do not have to keep track of the years, only the months and when the 29th of feb comes up you adjust it man
" Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures. " - Don McCullin (BBC Radio 3 - John Tusa Interview) I am reading a revised edition of the autobiography by Penguin Ran