So close yet so far away!! Urwerk time...

Jun 09, 2021,19:12 PM

Dear all,

As promised, I wanted to share with you my first independent purchase - an Urwerk UR-203!!

With all of the wonderful stories on the forum, I had been eyeing the possibility of purchasing an Independent piece. I had dabbled with some of the brands and dealers and auctions, but recently Sotheby’s had a set of unique timepieces in one of their recent auctions.

Soon after, I had placed a bid for multiple lots - and lo and behold the one successful lot was for an Urwerk UR-203!!!

This is a cool piece within the UR-20X family, and is made of a black platinum, with a skeletonised dial, and was made in a series of 20 pieces.

Here are some new photos below - sadly I’m not in the US to pick it up yet (I got my father to take photos) but I am giddy with anticipation. Also excited to put on the new straps!!

Many thanks to all who have inspired me to join the Indie and Urwerk route - looking forward to sharing more adventures smile


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Congratulations ! ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 9th, 2021-19:20
Let us know how you get on with it and don’t forget to join us for Wristscan.

Awesome thank you! Will look at the theme...

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-05:56
And see if I can provide a shot... Cheers, Peter

Congrats on your wonderful new addition!

 By: janef : June 9th, 2021-19:34
That PT950 case is very special just like the watch box is shockingly heavy too! Do share photos when you can.. there are lots of crazy bright colours to choose from and some exotic leather too! I personally love the nylon strap. 🍻 James

Yes - looking forward to feeling it in the metal...

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-05:59
And changing to the straps recently acquired from Urwerk. I didn’t go super bold in colors but the new strap that I received from the UR220/UR105TTH line will be fun to install and wear. Cheers and thanks!! Peter

Thank you dear sir...

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:01
I’m hoping this stays “under the radar” for my adventures in the US, though I would be thrilled to see another Urwerk collector on the street! Cheers Peter

Huge Congrats with this amazing amd uber cool UR . Excellent catch

 By: Watchonthewrist : June 9th, 2021-20:31
Hope you will enjoy this Urwerk as much as i enjoy my 103T . Looking forward to see more pics when you have it

Many thanks and enjoyed your 103T photos...

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:03
Helped inspire me to look at Urwerk more seriously. Take care, Peter

Indeed lots of fun, a little quirky...

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:06
And an early supporter of the Indie movement. Looking forward to seeing how it fits vis a vis the rest of the collection. Maybe I can finally put some watches down for a little bit!! Cheers, Peter

This is an amazing model, congratulations!

 By: ArmisE : June 9th, 2021-22:05
I’m very happy for you, Peter. I hope you are united with your new acquisition very soon 👌🏽

Thank you very much!!!

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:08
It was a long wait and a long story dealing with US customs so when it finally arrived I was relieved. Cheers and looking forward to sharing with you the Urwerk journey!! Cheers Peter

Fantastic Peter, congrats.

 By: Jay (Eire) : June 10th, 2021-00:38
Hopefully you’ll get it on the wrist soon. Look forward to the wrist shots.

Me too! Thanks!

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:14
And I think your passionate, prolific posting of your Urwerk was a big selling point for me. It’s not the typical Patek, AP, or Rolex purchase where I feel I’m continuously trying to climb the Seven Summits and procuring the latest and greatest and hottes... 

Wow black platinum, must be so cool to feel on the wrist

 By: dte2 : June 10th, 2021-02:11
Makes the wait even more exciting

Purchased this sight unseen..

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:17
Though I handled other Urwerk models before, I can take a wild guess what this will feel on the wrist with the extra mass. What interested me a lot here was the skeletonization and the platinum of the model. ‘Many thanks and hope to share observations soo... 

Thanks much!! I hope your watch dreams come true too!!

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:27
This would be the third venture into a dark-metal watch - I’ve got a Panerai PVD and an AP Ceramic, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this compares. I assume much more like Panerai!! Cheers and thanks! Peter

Thank you much!!

 By: pfang56 : June 10th, 2021-06:27
Cheers, Peter

You are welcome, Peter. (nt)

 By: Ronald Held : June 11th, 2021-19:33

Super cool!

 By: pfang56 : June 11th, 2021-06:23
Also appreciate your photos and experience to get me excited about joining the family. Your 202s is absolutely stunning - and I can’t imagine how cool it must be with an Urwerk engineered bracelet. Cheers and thanks for the kinds words! Peter

Thanks SteveH…I kept on looking at your video…

 By: pfang56 : June 11th, 2021-06:25
To also get a feel prior to considering to bid. You have been a great source and supporter for many Indies - and your videos have been extraordinarily informative. I’m looking forward to sharing the experience! Cheers Peter