I actually have a second “Panda” version of the same Breitling Chronomat 0818 that also gets mounted on the Bund occasionally that I like even more. This one is in NOS condition that was purchased from a deceased Breitling factory watchmaker’s estate having been in a box for almost 50 years. This re
I always look forward to fall/winter to break out my extensive collection of custom leather straps. This one is my favorite due to the wrist presence it provides. May I present my distressed leather “Bund” strap mounted on my favorite chronograph...a ca. 1968 Breitling reference 0818 “Big Case” (48m
I have twin ca. 1968 Breitling Chronomat 0818’s that are massive at 48mm and 14mm thick (weight unknown). These two are in extremely nice overall condition with the white dial version being NOS. This is a manual winding triple chronograph powered by a gorgeous Venus cal. 178 that keeps spot-on time.
Great theme this week and I think I may have a couple “winners” for consideration. First is the Bulova Accutron Astronaut () with the iconic 214 “tuning fork” battery operated movement. This 14k beauty with enhanced dial (applied markers) and “fork second hand” just huuums on your wrist and is a joy
The only “safe queen” I have ever owned. A one owner (my father) Rolex Submariner 6205 bought new in 1954 for less than $100. The current value coupled with the Radium Dial relegated it to a lonely life in my safe so I recently let it go to an avid collector. Gone but never forgotten. ￼
The Bulova “Astronaut” (and “Spaceview”) Watches with the historic cal. 214 electronic tuning fork movement is a classic that has a place in every watch collection AND in space as was the case during NASA’s heyday in the 60’s and early 70’s. This 14k one stands ready for launch...