It was a great event.....

Apr 05, 2012,14:32 PM
 

Thank you so much to everyone that was involved in putting it together! 

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Report: PuristSPro Montblanc San Francisco Event 2012

 
 By: patrick_y : April 2nd, 2012-18:18
PuristSPro Montblanc San Francisco Event 2012 Earlier this week, Montblanc San Francisco and PuristSPro hosted a cocktail party specifically catered to watch aficionados. Despite the tremendous amount of rain, it was especially pleasing to see the boutiqu...  

Thanks for the write-up Patrick

 
 By: AnthonyTsai : April 3rd, 2012-16:30
Looks like a fun event with tons of watches to see and handle. Also, I see a lot of new faces so glad to see the PuristS community growing. Cheers, Anthony

Absolutely!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 3rd, 2012-23:28
There is definitely more and more appreciation for horology here in San Francisco. Very much looking forward to seeing more PuristS members in the San Francisco Bay Area. There were indeed many great watches on-site to handle and try on. It's always fun t...  

Nice write up my friend...

 
 By: ocwatching : April 3rd, 2012-16:42
nice read and looks like a great evening..despite the rough weather... Hope you are well!

Doing well!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 3rd, 2012-23:31
Doing well, but missing Los Angeles, wished I did more things when I was living down there. Very rough weather that day, got very wet more than once. But this didn't dampen this Montblanc event. Hope you are well too!

Knocking down walls

 
 By: mkt33 : April 3rd, 2012-17:03
and building its reputation well on all levels. Thanks for the write up Patrick. I am sure TM challenged many preconceptions during his keynote. I see a Patek I wonder what this gentleman Purist thought of the quality of the finish compared to PP. Best, M... 

Lots of Patek Philippes, lots of walls knocked down...

 
 By: patrick_y : April 3rd, 2012-23:45
Indeed, many perceptions were challenged by TM, much of the smoke and mirrors were cleared. But in the end, the aftermath is a well informed consumer base able to make educated decisions and able to reasonably expect more from the vendors. This also keeps... 

Superb article, Patrick.

 
 By: amanico : April 3rd, 2012-23:48
Nicely illustrated and pleasantly written. I must confess that I am paying more and more interest in Montblanc Monopusher Chronos. Not that the Chronograph is my favourite complication, but when it is that exquisitely built, it is hard to not fall in love... 

The monopusher chrono is my favorite of the Villeret series...

 
 By: patrick_y : April 4th, 2012-00:44
Thank you Nicolas for your kind words. As always, I'm so enthralled that our views, our perceptions, and even our tastes are so similar in many ways. The Monopusher chrono 16-29 is my favorite of the Villeret series. I still recall our equal enjoyment of ... 

Thank you Patrick, Montblanc, Dr. Mao, and Anthony

 
 By: Michael 2 : April 4th, 2012-00:02
I enjoyed meeting you at event Patrick and was particulaly impressed how you held camera steady in your left hand for long periods of time to video presentation. Thank you for the great write up and really fascinating and detailed pictures. Teresa at Mont... 

You're most welcome!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 4th, 2012-00:58
Great first post Michael! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you as well and I am hoping to see more of you in the near future, hopefully in better weather! Really glad that you made it out to the event, and I'd like to thank Montblanc as well, for bringing us ... 

thank you for your kind words and...

 
 By: ThomasM : April 4th, 2012-13:23
congratulations on your first post! I look forward to reading many more from you in the future. and the water, and rum, really hit the spot! you are a gentleman, very rare in today's world. Very glad to make your acquaintance. TM

Welcome to our site Michael!

 
 By: AnthonyTsai : April 5th, 2012-19:27
Hopefully we'll be able to meet in person someday at a future event! Cheers, Anthony

Thanks for taking the time and effort to prepare this report

 
 By: RJW : April 4th, 2012-04:47
Very interesting. Regards, Richard.

Hope you get a picture of one...

 
 By: patrick_y : April 4th, 2012-09:40
You are most welcome Richard! It was a pleasure to take the time and effort to prepare this report! Remembering you like photography, I hope you get a picture of one of the movements. Once you have a picture of a VIlleret, compare it to other high horolog... 

Great report Patrick

 
 By: jhuey : April 4th, 2012-15:52
It is always great to see old friends from the PuristS.

Likewise!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 4th, 2012-23:22
So glad that you could attend and to see you again! Glad you enjoyed the good company!

Thank you.

 
 By: ingmar : April 4th, 2012-18:24
It's one thing to attend or even put together an event. But often another to follow up so extensively. While I live nearby and considered attending, I ultimately decided not to and now regret it. Personally the Timewalker has never done it for me, though ... 

Hope to see you in the near future!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 4th, 2012-23:30
Sorry to have missed you. I never thought I'd like the Timewalker either, as my tastes run into more classic and conservative watches. However, if I ever needed a nice casual watch with a young personality, I'd actually now consider this model. Hope to ca... 

It was a great event.....

 
 By: mcio2 : April 5th, 2012-14:32
Thank you so much to everyone that was involved in putting it together!

Glad you enjoyed the event!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 5th, 2012-16:11
Glad you enjoyed the event! I can't take any credit for putting it together. I'm just another attendee. However, as another attendee, many thanks to Montblanc and PuristSPro for getting us all together for this event!

very nice report and coverage, thanks, Partick.

 
 By: Stefan : April 6th, 2012-10:37
... by the way, the timewalker chrono with slate dial looks very nice stefan

Thank you for viewing!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 7th, 2012-08:41
Thank you for viewing Stefan. Indeed, that TImewalker Chrono with slate dial looks very nice indeed. A simple sleek modern watch that would go well in a business casual, to casual, to urban setting.

do you know...

 
 By: Stefan : April 11th, 2012-08:47
... Patrick, this watch has arrived to boutique yet? stefan

It has in San Francisco...

 
 By: patrick_y : April 11th, 2012-23:56
According to my photos, it has arrived to the San Francisco boutique. Great looking casual watch with a GMT function that further increases its usage....  

Patrick, you have done a fantastic event coverage.

 
 By: ling5hk : April 13th, 2012-17:20
I agree with Thomas' comment on brand perception that influences individual's decision. More often than not, we are one of them who fall into the marketing gimmick guise. In fact, we should be thankful that there are brands like Montblanc and others that ... 

And you are a fantastic judge of superlative coverage...

 
 By: patrick_y : April 14th, 2012-11:40
Great to hear from you Ling! Indeed, we both have many smiliarities in tastes. I would argue that Villeret exceeds the finishing standards exhibited by almost all of the famous Swiss brands, including the mainstream powerhouse brands. The monopusher is a ... 

Great work Patrick!

 
 By: MichaelC : April 16th, 2012-21:10
Thanks for the post. MB runs a terrific event. I wish I could have made it... I adore San Francisco.

Wished you were here!

 
 By: patrick_y : April 17th, 2012-01:25
Wished you were here with your wicked AP Offshore! Wished you could've made it to SF as well.