I'm Freaking Out Too (but in a good way!!)

Mar 07, 2019,13:21 PM

I've been enjoying my new arrival immensely the past few weeks. I put the "blame" on MichaelC and his joyous enthusiasm for his Freak Black Out. The Freak was always a watch on my radar, but Michael's passion for the piece was contagious and helped drive it to the top of my hit list. 

I decided a Freak would be up next right after my last acquisition, so I knew I had a while to contemplate which exact model as I rebuilt the watch funds. I always love the warmth of rose gold and I pretty quickly narrowed it to two - the Freak Cruiser and the Phantom. It was a really hard decision! I absolutely love the bridge work and anchor design on the Cruiser, and the dial "breathes" beautifully. But the Freak is a crazy watch and in the end I decided I had to go with the craziest version, the Phantom. It's stunning in person and the depth through the dial is awesome. 

So now I have quite a while to enjoy my Freak while I save up for a Jaeger 1833 Minute Repeater. Thanks Nico, that one is on you, LOL smile


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Get you freak on ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 7th, 2019-14:13

Huge congratulations!

 By: M4 : March 7th, 2019-15:10
Your Freak is awesome. Be sure to post more pics. Can't ever have too many photos of that masterful piece. UN should be paying a commission to MichaelC 😁 M4

Huge Congrats . A Freak is still on my wish list .

 By: Watchonthewrist : March 7th, 2019-23:23
Wear it in best of health

Great decision!

 By: Ares501 - Mr Green : March 7th, 2019-23:36
One of legendary watches in history of horology. Congrats and well done! Cheers D

NickO - I am so happy for you!

 By: MichaelC : March 9th, 2019-18:02
YES, this execution of the Freak is really incomparable. I saw one in Las Vegas some years ago, I adore it. I am fully convinced there is room for 2 or more Freaks in a collection, if the funds allow. They all have distinct personalities. You really start... 

I have to reply here again. This Freak Phantom is pure awesome.

 By: MichaelC : March 15th, 2019-05:58
NickO, I like the way you described the Cruiser style - the dial "breathes". Original and earlier generations are more dense, and that is what I want for my next one. The colored gold case and markings really sing on this one. More photos please, when you... 

LOL, Yes it is Pure Awesome! Thank you :)

 By: NickO : March 15th, 2019-09:10
Mrs. NickO is travelling all next week so I will have some time to take some additional shots as I look to amuse myself. I must warn you, however, that I am armed only with an iPhone X and a basic understanding of photography, so please do not expect a Jo...