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Rolex: I like Tudor. I own two Tudors. But...

350,000 CHF for the ceramic black bay is insane. Absolutely bonkers. Yes, it is for charity. So how much can one claim as a tax deduction? One must subtract the "retail" value of the item obtained in charity auctions. What is the retail value of this watch? If the normal black bay on strap with same
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: I am not surprised by this lack of imagination/ambition and basic color change...

We have previously discussed the lack of long-term vision since the killing of Geophysic line, near abandonment of Duometre, lack of tightness of the antiquated Master Control line with its dozens of stale models and dated power reserves (across the entire catalog), and innumerable iterations of dia
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Horological Meandering: quick thought...

As the 2019 holiday season nears, one wonders if the manufacturers will present more new watches in the next few weeks to stimulate holiday purchases, given that SIHH 2020 has been pushed back to the last week of April 2020, and Baselworld immediately follows thereafter in May 2020. Typically, Decem
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Rolex: Yes, I greatly prefer this dial to the current generation...

but Rolex will never revisit their former and better design language. As you know, I also dislike the current submariner maxi-case/maxi-indices/maxi-handset, and find them totally disproportioned and unharmonious with the lug to strap shoulder junction, although it is possible that Rolex will revisi
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Rolex: At Em Quartier, Tudor boutique is adjacent and connected to Rolex boutique, with same personnel staffing both...

I took only one watch for my trip, my Tudor Pelagos LHD, and of course was wearing it. I made it a point to show the staff my watch, thinking that if they had one or two or more Rolex watches in the back, it might open a door for me. Clearly, it did not, When I showed the lady my watch on the Tudor
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Rolex: Travel note: Bangkok and Hong Kong International airport Rolex boutiques

I just returned from Thailand via HK and because they were on my path, I entered the luxury Rolex boutiques in Em Quartier in Bangkok and the two level Rolex boutique in HK International airport. At the luxury mall in Bangkok (where an Audi event happened to be occurring), the Rolex boutique had in
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