Wrist scan for 10/6 starts now. Theme is under appreciated watches

Oct 05, 2017,13:34 PM
 

 all right gentlemen sorry for the delay, it's time to show the community what you consider to be an underappreciated watch


Here is my contribution for this week

Is it a Breguet?




Or maybe a Patek?






 What do you all think?   It's neither. 

This is a unique piece made by an Under appreciated American watchmaker named Gene Clark.
Although Gene could have  made the entire watch movement By hand like his pocket watches, he chose to use a vintage  Patek  ebauche because he considered Patek to be the finest manufacture during his lifetime.

You can see that he disassembled the movement. Refinished with gold guilding  heat blued the screws and black polished the escapement In the style of Breguet

The rest of the watch with the exception of the wrist strap was created in Entirely from scratch by Gene Clark without the use of any complex machinery. This includes the case , the crown ,the hands ,and the dial.  The engraving was done by Mr. Steven Lindsey.  The hand guilloche was turned by Gene himself.  Even the rose gold used for the case started out as yellow gold and was alloyed to this specific color by Gene

Actually this particular watch was actually built by Gene for his  own personal use however due to his declining health he chose to part with it and use the proceeds for his family

Gene Clark is definitely one of the most under appreciated self taught watchmaker of modern times and also one of the least known since he passed away before the  Internet popularized this crazy hobby of  ours


  All right I'm looking forward to seeing everybody else's under appreciated contributions smile

Have a good weekend everyone, Mike 




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A very nice piece and nice story Mike!

 
 By: sleepy_templar : October 5th, 2017-13:37
Show us more close up shots! BR

Under-appreciated? Rolex 1675 Panda.......

 
 By: Baron - Mr Red : October 5th, 2017-13:48
...  

You are right

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-17:52
Most of the ones I see in public are with the Pepsi bezels Thanks for sharing Mike

Tough theme, Mike, in general

 
 By: crown comfort : October 5th, 2017-13:53
I do appreciate all of my watches Of course, some people say that Girard-Perregaux as a whole is under-appreciated and that's probably true but for me that's part of the thrill. So maybe two submissions: 1) My Girard-Perregaux Traveller 7000 from the late...  

From my side, I like your two submissions dear CC

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 5th, 2017-14:48
Best wishes Alkiro

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-00:27
Best wishes Alkiro

Thanks Mike. Glad you like it. [nt]

 
 By: crown comfort : October 6th, 2017-00:25

GP definitely

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-17:56
And its sister brand JR are both under appreciated. That is why you can still find some charming examples ...perhaps this was a bad theme and now there will be a demand ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

True, Mike.

 
 By: crown comfort : October 6th, 2017-00:26
I wouldn't mind GP getting more appreciated, but obviously don't want it to be the fashion of the month.

Love the Traveler, dear CC.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-02:45
I agree, it is underappreciated, as most probably compare it to a GMT Master immediately.

Thanks Z, I know you like that one ;)

 
 By: crown comfort : October 6th, 2017-05:28
that already makes two who appreciate it.

+1000 [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-07:13

I adore

 
 By: Gelato Monster : October 6th, 2017-05:06
your Traveller 7000

Thanks Gelato :) [nt]

 
 By: crown comfort : October 6th, 2017-05:30

Thanks HS. [nt]

 
 By: crown comfort : October 7th, 2017-00:49

Love the GP's... very appreciated on my end.

 
 By: pyi : December 5th, 2018-20:13
Had a GP Laureato 8010, but sold it because of the delicate bracelet and their soft screws... Regretted selling the moment I sold the watch. Now, they are near impossible to find, and much more expensive with the intro of the new models... TT ...  

My Longines 13.33

 
 By: dedestexhes : October 5th, 2017-13:59
I think it is one of the most underrated Chronograph movement out there. Br, Dirk ...  

Very nice. I had a watch with the exact same movement.

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-17:59
Will I get the not trouble if I say I liked the layout of the movement more than the vintage Minerva movements that Montblanc refinished Best and thanks for your contribution Mike

Very interesting story Mike. I hope youโ€™ll show us more shots. Thanks for sharing it with us

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 5th, 2017-14:04
Well, I rediscovered very recently a โ€œclassicโ€ Reverso GT in yellow gold that I considered myself underestimated. No complication here, yellow gold which is may be the least desirable gold of these last years... So, underestimated, may be, but definitely ...  

A true PuristS choice

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-18:02
No flash no bling. Just a beautiful functional watch I think yellow gold is making a comeback Wonderful fall photos again Warmest. Mike

Thank you Mike

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 5th, 2017-23:47
Yes, yellow gold makes a comeback and thatโ€™s particularly interesting. Best wishes Alkiro

I agree, yellow gold is under-appreciated

 
 By: crown comfort : October 5th, 2017-23:53
but I don't know why. I think it is very classic and just looks great.

Your photos surely bring it to life.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-02:47
And make it much more appreciated, IMO.

Thanks for your kind comments my dear friend

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-05:27
Best wishes Alkiro

Well deserved, as always. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-07:12

๐Ÿ™

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-07:21
Best wishes Alkiro

Thank you very much... again ๐Ÿ˜

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-23:47
Best wishes Alkiro

IWC Novecento Perpetual Calendar

 
 By: templetowers : October 5th, 2017-14:06
Much underappreciated and one of the best value Perpetual Calendars around. This watch came with the IWC Calendar Module from the great Kurt Klaus. The first model used the Frederique Piguet calibre 32061 (1987-1985) and after that the JLC 96061 (1995 - 2...  

Same basic calendar setup as all the IWC perpetuals of the era, only in a nifty and beautiful case

 
 By: cazalea : October 5th, 2017-15:22
I've tried several times to buy one but the prices always stayed above my comfort level Cazalea

This is beautiful watch and truly underappreciated.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 5th, 2017-16:25
Is this the first Perpetual that used Kurt Klaus' mechanism?

Thank you! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-05:43

I feel your pain

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-18:05
I have a "vintage" svend andersen perpetual that doesnt have a leap year indication. When I asked mr. Anderson about this he said it was a very easy fix...leave it on the winder that came with the watch insert Have a good weekend, Mike

Never seen one before ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 5th, 2017-22:45
Had a DaVinci a few years back , same problem if you set the date to far ahead .

The Novecento PC was my dream watch back then

 
 By: crown comfort : October 5th, 2017-23:55
I was in love with the Platinum. At that time I owned a time-only YG Novecento. It was a great watch. Congrats for making the move.

Very cool PC.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-02:48
Hmmm, winding it forward 2 years must have been a blast.

Good one. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-05:03

I feel that this one is underappreciated lately...

 
 By: Mr Green : October 5th, 2017-14:23
but will always have special place in my heart for more than dozen reasons HAGWE D ...  

Excellent ๐Ÿ‘

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 5th, 2017-14:52
Best wishes Alkiro

Exam passed :) [nt]

 
 By: Mr Green : October 6th, 2017-00:33

A+ ๐Ÿ˜‰

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-00:41
Best wishes Alkiro

Nice pictorial. [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 5th, 2017-16:26

What a great post

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-18:08
PuristS are always under appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Š But there will be a day of reckoning! It's is seldom to see the Ppro ABR now all the p15 zeniths are around ! Cheers. Mike

Indeed dear Mike! [nt]

 
 By: Mr Green : October 6th, 2017-00:32

Thanks mate! [nt]

 
 By: Mr Green : October 6th, 2017-00:32

Nice entry. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-02:49

Fala! ;) [nt]

 
 By: Mr Green : October 6th, 2017-03:01

Falafel? [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-05:04

Molim :))) [nt]

 
 By: Mr Green : October 6th, 2017-05:39

Nice collection of shots

 
 By: Seeks : October 6th, 2017-22:11
But the second one really stood out! Splendid!

:);) [nt]

 
 By: Mr Green : October 7th, 2017-00:52

Two brands I think is...

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 5th, 2017-14:25
Vintage Longines - so much more than the Diver! Military... Early water proof watches like these with step cases... Even more attractive with "three notches" on the back! 13 ZN, Chronometre's, the list goes one... Another brand is Lemaina! With its rich h...  

Hope you find yours soon! [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 8th, 2017-03:20

You're right, and you're right.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 5th, 2017-16:27
Although the Lemania is more underappreciateder than the Longines.

Let's hope that changes! [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 8th, 2017-03:21

Man. I need to see one of those Lemania

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-18:11
In the metal. I know you've shown them before but each time I see them they get cooler and cooler. Now I'm definitely on the lookout Thanks for sharing have a good weekend, Mike

If we ever meet....

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 8th, 2017-03:21
I will make sure to bring some! Best Blomman

Thank you, A! :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 8th, 2017-03:21

My pleasure B ๐Ÿ˜Š

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 8th, 2017-03:27
Best wishes Alkiro

Oh, those military Longines...

 
 By: crown comfort : October 5th, 2017-23:56
are you sure they are under-appreciated or is it just they are incredibly hard to find?

Both...? :) [nt]

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 8th, 2017-03:22

+++1 [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 13th, 2017-01:32

Great entries, Mr. Blue.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-02:51
I love the 3 notches on the Longines. And that first Lemania looks just like our beloved P15.

The Viggen Lemania is from ...

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 8th, 2017-03:22
The same time period as the original CP2! Best Blomman

Perfect entry, then.

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 8th, 2017-04:54
Although shouldnโ€™t be under appreciated.

more jewels from the blomman collection!

 
 By: Seeks : October 6th, 2017-22:25
really like the longines too best regards โ€” seeks

Thank you, seeks!

 
 By: blomman Mr Blue : October 8th, 2017-03:23
Some under appreciated jewels...! Best Blomman

This one...

 
 By: amanico : October 5th, 2017-14:59
...  

That's two votes for the Rolex panda!

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-18:12
thanks for your opinion Nicholas Have a good weekend, Mike

Thanks, Mike. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 6th, 2017-10:39

Quite proud of it, indeed. Thanks, Georges. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 6th, 2017-10:39
No message body

No, really? [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 6th, 2017-10:40

This is such an interesting theme...

 
 By: shortys home : October 5th, 2017-15:19
... with so many different angles to it - let me try to express my own spin to it. One thought prior to sharing my entry... any watch, that's sitting in a safe or vault, still wrapped in it's protective stickers, happens to be under appreciated by its own...  

You're probably right.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 5th, 2017-16:30
Not much notice here, except when you, or Nico, post a FF shot.

Seems to work.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-05:44
Kind of like a tag-team.

;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 6th, 2017-10:40

Now that's what I'm talking about

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-22:32
Perhaps I just wasn't paying attention but I have overlooked this watch While I agree with Nicholas that the date window distracts, I can honestly say that I need the date because every medical documentation that I filled out I need to write in the date s... 

Thank you, Mike! [nt]

 
 By: shortys home : October 6th, 2017-04:34

A very beautiful watch imho ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜˜

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 5th, 2017-22:48
Great pics too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Thanks a lot! [nt]

 
 By: shortys home : October 6th, 2017-04:34

Fully agree with your statement dear Henrik

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 5th, 2017-23:31
And what about your shots. Impossible to not love this Blancpain with such pictures. What a dial, complication and... flawlessness. Best wishes Alkiro

Thank you, my friend! [nt]

 
 By: shortys home : October 6th, 2017-04:35

My pleasure dear Henrik

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-05:19
HAGWE Best wishes Alkiro

Thank you very much, mate! [nt]

 
 By: shortys home : October 6th, 2017-04:35

That third photo is WOW. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-02:52

Thx, Z! [nt]

 
 By: shortys home : October 6th, 2017-04:35

As I appreciate your photos. [nt]

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-08:02

Thanks a lot, mate! [nt]

 
 By: shortys home : October 6th, 2017-08:33

This great watch. The whole Amvox line is

 
 By: timerider : October 5th, 2017-15:21
Underrated by many but adored by their owners. This is my favorite driving watch for certain. Best, Tim ...  

Excellent selection

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-23:11
The Amvox line launched with so much fanfare but I rarely see them now These are indeed really great watches Thanks for contributing Tim Best Mike

It is more than a watch, really a piece of โ€œgearโ€

 
 By: timerider : October 7th, 2017-10:42
that I want on my wrist. Thank you for your kind words! Best to all, Tim

It is not difficult to appreciate your watch, Mike.

 
 By: thegrailwatch : October 5th, 2017-15:42
A true beauty.

A chronograph from a brand that you will rarely ever see, Dreffa, with the 1966 Dreffa Aviation Valjoux 92 powered chrono

 
 By: georgeszaslavsky : October 5th, 2017-15:51
In 1874 Armand Dreyffus established Dreffa in Genรจve , Switzerland as Montres Dreffa, SA. Montres meaning watches in French and Dreffa which was derived from his name DRE y FF us A . In 1924, Dreyffus sought to expand the market outside of Switzerland and...  

Wow thank you for sharing

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-09:06
This watch and associated history You did a lot of research So interesting! Thanks. Mike

Thank you for the story Georges

 
 By: Gelato Monster : October 9th, 2017-05:05
stunning

The ability of Gene Clark as a watchmaker

 
 By: mkt33 : October 5th, 2017-23:15
Deserves more review Best, Mike

This is a watch that I disdain so vehemently

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 5th, 2017-16:44
that to say it's under appreciated is to give it too much credit. Segueing into the serious, this watch-Seiko 4R35-01L0-is a watch that really deserves more time on the wrist from me. I love its military mien, and it's loaded with luminous material-it lig...  

Trudat! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-05:45

Yes, sir! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-06:22

Aye aye, Captain! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-13:07

:-) [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-05:45

Haha. What is that first thing?

 
 By: zabreg1 Mr White : October 6th, 2017-02:56
But the Seiko is something, without the logo I would have guessed Zenith. So outside their usual aesthetics, yet so true to the philosophy.

The first "thing" is a Thinkgeeks Tesla.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-05:46
I usually call it my "Edison", in keeping with my Amerocentric background

So many lay people think Seiko

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-07:01
Produces inexpensive and therefore Low quality watches. They are only partly correct Seco does produce an expensive watches but it extremely high-quality. What does that say about some of the very expensive swiss brands that we love, admire, and collect? ... 

Thanks, Mike.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-08:16
Up and down the "expense" vector Seiko probably gives more than your money's worth.

Wow!

 
 By: brandon1 : October 5th, 2017-16:47
Incredible piece. Bravo, Brandon

For me, it would be these guys...

 
 By: JFT : October 5th, 2017-17:44
The reason are perhaps because of the movement, the case, or the line it self I guess... They are rare for a reason, but in not a good way I think... I think because it's quartz, and the size...? While this kind of straight lug is pretty rare by itself......  

Thanks a lot my friend ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-05:24
The golden case and dial and this burgundy strap work nicely together. Your second shot is truly interesting too as it shows us how two watches from the same brand can be so different. Best wishes Alkiro

Definitely I think a quartz movement

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-08:05
Provides less constraints so that the design can be made more imaginative Thanks for sharing Mike

The Cartier brand in general.

 
 By: jomni1 : October 5th, 2017-20:40
...  

Absolutely agree with you about Cartier

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 5th, 2017-23:36
I owned a Tank Basculante and a Rotonde day/night and I miss them ๐Ÿ˜• Best wishes Alkiro

Absolutely Cartier

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-08:08
I remember Melvyn trying to convince other PuristS that Cartier's collection privee should betaken seriously by collectors. They have come along way since. Thanks for your contributions and have a good weekend Mike

I believe underappreciated watches..

 
 By: KCKL : October 5th, 2017-20:58
...are more towards their design rather brands per se. IMO especially the designs from the 70s which I may be wrong. Hereโ€™s one which withstood the test of time and a must have when it comes to Omega.. Cheers ...  

The vintage speed masters

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-08:11
Were only appreciated by a few until a decade ago. Now very nice examples command a small fortune Best. Mike

Yeah. I happened to be wearing it on same day.. :)

 
 By: KCKL : October 13th, 2017-01:27
thatโ€™s not what I meant to say it is underappreciated... But one which withstood the time since its introduction..

Tissot Navigator - sadly not much love!

 
 By: Epilogue : October 6th, 2017-00:55
...  

Really? What a shame!

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-00:58
Best wishes Alkiro

That's a very cool one, Hugo!

 
 By: crown comfort : October 6th, 2017-01:27
and indeed under-appreciated. CC

Yes Tissot has had some nice

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-09:16
Models not well appreciated. Even their power matrix 80 in house movement does not garner much attention. Great price entry point for everyone to enjoy Here is Dr Hanke's tasting notes from 2014 Cheers. Mike

Reminded of another . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 6th, 2017-01:38
. . . Gene Clark, Mike. First Byrd to fly forever God knows, he was under appreciated, too. As for the watch in my collection that doesn't get its rightful share of attention: that's gotta be . . . . . . the GS SBGW047, ode to the original GS 44. And for ...  

I could have predicted both.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-05:48
And I did predict the singer, if not the video!

Given that the subject of Mike's narrative passed away . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 6th, 2017-07:41
. . . and sacrificed his hand built watch in the process, it's the Gene Clark cut that truly fits, no? (Apparently, not his composition, though . . . credited to James Talley. Many, if not most, of Gene's records were penned by him.) Art

'tis appropriate. [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-08:20

Yes another great Gene Clark

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-09:32
That left us too early This is not meant to sound weird but Art you possess an older spirit. While you can admire and marvel at new things, you will always appreciate "vintage" more But then again my vintage GS gets more wrist time than then modern Have a... 

Your post reminded me

 
 By: halkcb : October 7th, 2017-20:01
that i have also neglected this Grand Seiko for a long time....not sure of the reason why i have not worn it I love the finish, the angles and the sheer quality of the watch,but somehow it's not got much wrist time. Another that has been neglected for qui...  

That's the idea

 
 By: mkt33 : October 8th, 2017-07:47
We all have some watches in our collection that we under appreciate ourselves Glad to hear the gs and chopard will get more wristtime Thanks for sharing. Mike

All rather under appreciated in the vintage collectors world - but I like the funkier side of life:

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-03:02
Mondia 'Top Second' - Mondia? I here you say - who are they? It was a collaborative piece & holds a nice Zenith 23j auto movement. That & its gold plate and a date window guarantee its under appreciation - but I love its funky case, indecies and f...  

Really cool timepieces you own there my friend

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-05:13
The Mondia is particularly nice. I love the symmetry between the date window at 12 (one of the coolest position for a date window IMHO) and the port hole second at 6. I would be really curious to see it in the metal. The white Omega is cool too. It makes ... 

Thank you, as always, Alkiro

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-05:46
Will try & take a video so you can see the Mondia's flashing porthole. The Omega doesn't usually wear the white strap - but it looks rather good with 'penguin' Black tie garb ;-) Best, Giles

LOL ๐Ÿ˜

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-05:54
Thank you in advance Giles. Best wishes Alkiro

Thanks CC,

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-05:39
I run with the wolves, not the reindeer ;-) Best, Giles

Please don't: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Funkmiester

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-06:04
'Nomad' will do, thanks Padj ;-) Best, Giles

"mEIster", not "mIEster"!

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-06:26
I would never call you the latter!

http://www.haystackgoatcheese.com/portfolio/funkmeister/

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-06:29
Whilst I do like cheese, I'm not sure that moniker is such a great improvement ;-) Cheers, Gi

I surrender. [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-06:42

LOL :-) [nt]

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-07:06

You have great taste

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-09:41
In these vintage finds. With the exception of the Omega, which is definitely under appreciated even by collectors, I have never seen any of those watches Thanks for your contributions Best Mike

Thank you Mike!

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-14:29
As CC said - this subject is right up my street . And also well done on choosing a great theme this weekend - has brought out some very interesting watches! All the best, Giles

Thanks Nicolas!

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-14:23
Here it is in its more usual shoes and environ. All the best, Giles ...  

such a nice one

 
 By: Tyo : October 6th, 2017-03:11
My input is the Rolex Submariner C which is perhaps the most sold luxury watch every year, this prize is worth moreover repproches on many fora. Here it is totally ignored. Probably too common for the Purists For my part, since the last 6 years or so I ha...  

That is a nice twist...appreciated by the masses but underappreciated by

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-10:16
PuristS Thanks for your contribution Mike

Maybe it's this Piaget ...

 
 By: nilomis : October 6th, 2017-04:04
The Piaget Emperador Coussin Regulateur. I don't know any lucky Purist that own one. It's unique here? My only "regulator". Elegant and discrete on my wrist. I need to give to it much more wrist time. Cheers, Nilo ...  

I've never seen this watch. PIaget itself is an under appreciated brand for sure

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-10:47
Cartier has had better luck escaping the "jewelry " watch perception Nice rare Piaget and I do not recall seeing another Purist with one Best. Mike

A underappreciated Christiaan vd Klaauw by manny collectors of the brand

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 6th, 2017-05:18
This Pendulum . I must admit that i have one with a black dail as well and its a safe queen from the day that i purchased it ๐Ÿ˜ฌ HAGWE to you all ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค— ...  

Very unique.

 
 By: brauner : October 6th, 2017-05:44
What is the case material?

The indices threw me off a little bit

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-11:03
But I've admired the Plantarium model which arguably is the most well known CVDK model Thanks for sharing this interesting model Is the black dial model use black MOP? Cheers. Mike

The dail and indicators as well as the case design are a tribute to Christiaan Huygens Pendulum clock .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 6th, 2017-11:11
The one with the black is just a painted dail . ...  

Not that easy, but well.. Let me see, how to play..

 
 By: hs111 : October 6th, 2017-05:30
First I decided for a straightforward, almost simple Rolex, a Rolex with a little twist: It's the Rolex 6556 "Tru Beat" or Dead Second, a little complication that more recently has raised a bit of attention, when JLC equipped 2 recent models of their Trib...  

Like my boss often say in the middle of a difficult surgery...anyone can do the easy ones!

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-11:08
You've Played this week's theme well with your pick! Thanks for sharing. Mike

My Bulgari Gerald Genta Gefica Hunter

 
 By: brauner : October 6th, 2017-05:33
Interesting, rare, rather expensive but absolutely underappreciated. What I like especially is the tribal touch. The case material behaves strange. The appearance differs from hour to hour. What you discover now wasn't there yesterday. It won't be there i...  

For me, this timepiece is desirable for many reasons

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-05:51
An incredible look and shape, a bronze case, a retrograde minute hand with an hole which not hide the jumping hour window, the GMT function and moon phase... So unusual means so cool here. Best wishes Alkiro

What we call โ€œappeal powerโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-11:27
Best wishes Alkiro

Nice.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-05:52
Genta gets a lot of attention here and everywhere for his designs from the 70s; but not for his own brand. Good stuff, Brauner.

Thank you [nt]

 
 By: brauner : October 6th, 2017-06:05

Which comes from GP! [nt]

 
 By: brauner : October 6th, 2017-06:05

You're welcome [nt]

 
 By: brauner : October 6th, 2017-22:13

I understand why you post this watch

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 6th, 2017-11:18
Imo i think its a great watch to own and wear ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜˜

This was definitely an inspired design that has only gotten better

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-11:23
Over time. I find your observation regarding the case appearance changing throughout the day intriguing What an wonderful piece in your collection HAGWE Best Mike

You too [nt]

 
 By: brauner : October 6th, 2017-22:15

The BP..

 
 By: S F : October 6th, 2017-07:56
ref 7002. Have a great weekend! SF ...  

Very lovely and absolutely not under appreciated (at least for me)

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-08:40
The bridge cuttings are gorgeous and the size perfect (36mm if Iโ€™m right?). A timepiece that I would wear with pleasure. Best wishes Alkiro

No no! Small is beautiful ๐Ÿ˜‰

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-10:09
Best wishes Alkiro

Lovely

 
 By: gcTIME : October 6th, 2017-08:59
I miss their old pieces. Not that the new ones are all bad, but I have not been able to find that same BP charm.

These models using the well finished Peseux movement

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-11:36
Were so in demand after Walt odet's review. Now not very many people remember them Great pickup for your collection Best. Mike

Hello Mike! Beautiful watch and very interesting story behind it to open this week end WS edition! ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 6th, 2017-08:52
... I will play this week end with an Omega watch which I feel is highly underestimated by collectors of the brand. As a matter of fact its close relative is a highly regarded timepiece, almost an object of cult among collectors but this one is so far fro...  

Interesting timepiece and story my dear friend

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-09:30
This case and its shape are incredible. A true block of metal. Really impressive. Best wishes Alkiro

Thank you dear Friend Alkiro! Yes, omega didnโ€™t spare steel...

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 6th, 2017-10:46
... in this watch! And its bulk and weight testify that! Lol! An impressive watch for sure! Hagwe! Abel

I keep it at the back of my mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-12:52
Best wishes Alkiro

:)) [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 6th, 2017-12:59

Thank you for your kind comments

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-13:04
I don't think I have seen this version of the speedmaster before nor realized it's special characteristics I love the last photo. "tool watch" Have a good weekend, Mike

My big pleasure Mike! Iยดm happy to be able to show a watch which is not very often seen here...

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 6th, 2017-13:12
... and though its production was low at 2K examples, it can not be considered rare as during the last five years I was offered at least 5 different examples of it in different conditions: from NOS with box and papers to almost as new like mine to well wo... 

I'm sure I never saw this before.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-13:11
Fascinating what Omega has done with the Speedmaster over the years.

HAGWEBAY! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 7th, 2017-13:03

Thanks a lot! [nt]

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 7th, 2017-16:26

Wow - I love this Speedy!

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-14:33
Another to add on the ever increasing wish list. Thanks for sharing Abel. Best, Giles

Thank you Giles! My favorite pleasure to share it here and...

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 6th, 2017-19:34
... glad to know you like it enough to add to your wish list! Yes I understand you! Our wish lists tend to go endless! Lol! Hagwe! Abel

very cool shots!

 
 By: Seeks : October 6th, 2017-22:22
my 2 cents .i do feel that these case types are relatively much under appreciated than round or rectangular shapes. best regards - - seeks

Thank you Seeks for your kind comments! Agree with you...

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 7th, 2017-06:35
... about case shape. Hagwe! Abel

Thank you my friend! Yes our Omega have many things in common...

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 7th, 2017-16:32
... as under appreciated watches ! Superb example you show! Hagwe my friend! Abel

Apple Watch

 
 By: gcTIME : October 6th, 2017-08:56
Not. Somehow the originals are not as appreciated as the new digital stuff. What's going on? Megapode, Seaslug, Manatee...you name it. ...  

Thanks for reposting your contribution

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-13:14
That ikepod worldtimer's chunky case is really cool. Best. Mike

The Ikepod world time / alarm is very cool.

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 6th, 2017-14:46
Not under appreciated here ;-) Nice catch! Best, Giles

The first generation AP Millenary...

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : October 6th, 2017-13:09
It's amazing how many watch collectors I find that have never seen a first generation Millenary. Personally, one of the most attractive aspects of this watch is that it's about as under-the-radar as you can get. It's one of my favorite watches. ...  

The Millenary

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-13:26
Case shape always generate a discussion. You either love it or hate it. Interestingly I think most people don't take the effort to try it on because it looks odd in the window Once it is on the wrist however the shape is very attractive Thanks for your pa... 

You know, you're right that this watch is under the radar.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-14:42
Which makes no sense since it has one of the most unusual case shapes. I must say-yours, with no complications and no funky dial machinations, looks very good.

Funny! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 6th, 2017-16:11

I had one of those too, but didn't bond with it

 
 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2017-16:44
later (of course) I wish I had kept it. Cazalea ...  

Your Millenary has the main advantage to offer a smaller size than the current ones (Millenary 4101 for instance that I owned but which was a little bit to big for me unfortunately)

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 6th, 2017-23:06
Itโ€™s more wearable in my opinion and you can better appreciate on your wrist its cool oval case. Best wishes Alkiro

Down under appreciated

 
 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2017-16:50
watches by Marc Newsome (excluding the Apple watch) were known as IKEPOD. Here are two in front of my under-appreciated car with my underwhelming shirt: IKEPOD Seaslug with Alarm, World Time bezel, GMT, day/date. etc etc IKEPOD chronometre (with certifica...  

I think that is the first double Ikepod wrist shot

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-22:34
I have ever seen! That is two votes for Ikepod for this weeks wristscan Thanks for sharing the watches, car, and shirt. Time for another gathering of the tribe...maybe for P20 Best Mike

Wakmann triple calendar chronograph

 
 By: Seeks : October 6th, 2017-22:07
Dear Mike, superb story about Gene Clark. thanks for sharing! For this weekโ€™s WS.. how about the Wakmann triple calendar chronograph? I am not sure if it is under appreciated - I just donโ€™t see too many posts (or am i not looking at the right places ) ๐Ÿ˜„ H...  

Thank you. Not too many Walkman photos

 
 By: mkt33 : October 6th, 2017-22:36
On Puristspro. These vintage models have so much character. They are definitely under appreciated Thanks for your contribution, Mike

Many thanks dear CC

 
 By: Seeks : October 7th, 2017-10:06
Best regards, - - seeks

Rare probably but under appreciated never

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-02:05
Very nice timepiece and lovely inverted panda dial. Best wishes Alkiro

Haha yes, good point!

 
 By: Seeks : October 7th, 2017-10:07
Many thanks my friend !

My pleasure my friend ๐Ÿ˜Š

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-10:21
Best wishes Alkiro

Superb! A classic. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 7th, 2017-04:09

Many thanks dear Nicolas

 
 By: Seeks : October 7th, 2017-10:08
Best regards, - - seeks

Perfect theme chronograph!

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 7th, 2017-08:27
Though prices are starting to bump up on vintage sales sites.

Many thanks dear padj !

 
 By: Seeks : October 7th, 2017-10:15
Best regards, - - seeks

Nothing to compare to yours...

 
 By: KMII : October 7th, 2017-00:09
But here's a theme I feel may be under appreciated - entry level Seiko mechanical watches. Paraphrasing Uncle Joe, quantity has a quality all of its own. Plus they are the AK47 of the horological world, robust, and easily surviving on. Extra to no TLC Her...  

The โ€œAK47 of the horological worldโ€ LOL ๐Ÿ˜

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-02:10
Excellent metaphor my friend. At least your Seiko are much more peaceful. The creamy dial one is particularly lovely and well enhanced by its strap. Best wishes Alkiro

Thanks Alkiro!

 
 By: KMII : October 7th, 2017-10:42
Definitely fully peaceful But they make for quite appealing weekend watches...

True! ๐Ÿ˜Š

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-11:32
Best wishes Alkiro

The one that came with it...

 
 By: KMII : October 7th, 2017-10:44
The least amount of money I ever paid for a mechanical watch but definitely many more smiles per Euro than most Thank you! Btw. you could call Seiko an independent, since they still do everything themselves

Absolutely!

 
 By: KMII : October 7th, 2017-10:45
They certainly add the possibility to appreciate horology to a much larger part of the population

On average in a given month I wear Seikos more often

 
 By: mkt33 : October 7th, 2017-08:11
Than any other brand! They are very much appreciated in my collection ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for sharing the ones in your collection Best. Mike

Got many?

 
 By: KMII : October 7th, 2017-10:35
Your favourite? Thanks Mike! And fabulous opening watch!

I thought about the "5" myself.

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 7th, 2017-08:29
Nice shot. But the "PADJ" is not under appreciated. Not around these parts, anyway.

Thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 
 By: KMII : October 7th, 2017-10:32
It's your less well known PADI cousin that is constantly overshadowed by you

I think you're right. [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 7th, 2017-13:05

Most underappreciated....

 
 By: KIH : October 7th, 2017-03:45
.... There are A LOT of such watches in my eyes, but there may be a lot MORE which are OVERAPPRECIATED, hehe ) Most: 45 years old - After adjusting, still runs +/- 2 sec per day. .. and second most, IMHO. Before ($300 from eBay). .. and after by GP's rest...  

I think the over appreciated theme

 
 By: mkt33 : October 7th, 2017-08:23
Would be so busy that it would crash our servers ๐Ÿ˜€but it would be sooo interesting to see the results. We should definitely consider it It is amazing to see so many vintage models being shown compared to more modern watches so far Thanks for your contribu... 

What a restoration!

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 7th, 2017-08:30
Congrats, Ken!

Hmm underappreciated?

 
 By: NT931 : October 7th, 2017-04:28
Perhaps obscure vintage brands that have become defunct since the quartz crisis? This one is a simple manual wind 3 hander that I enjoy wearing, the 38mm case and the dial being attractive for me Cheap and quite fun! ...  

Really nice. The dial is top with its double lines and I particularly love the โ€œ0โ€ shape of the 10 index

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-08:17
38mm and antimagnetic, itโ€™s a true keeper in my opinion. Best wishes Alkiro

The best ! Picking up something new

 
 By: mkt33 : October 7th, 2017-08:25
That others do not appreciate but you see it's beauty. Great pick Best Mike

I have many under appreciated watches

 
 By: jrwong23 : October 7th, 2017-07:00
not the well known Rolex or Patek Philippes. Only PuristS like us will know them But that's where the satisfaction and joy are. Only those in the know, know. Under appreciated or not by the general public doesn't matter Someone thought my VC Historique 19...  

I agree 1000%! [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 7th, 2017-08:32

I hope so ๐Ÿ˜‰

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-09:19
Best wishes Alkiro

Ha ha ๐Ÿ˜

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 8th, 2017-00:48
Best wishes Alkiro

:) thanks mate [nt]

 
 By: jrwong23 : October 8th, 2017-00:03

Ha! For sure Purists would definitely appreciate those

 
 By: mkt33 : October 7th, 2017-08:37
Watches Love your wife's comments. You are so lucky Best mike

Thanks mate :) [nt]

 
 By: jrwong23 : October 7th, 2017-17:11

Not merely underappreciated watches...

 
 By: NT931 : October 7th, 2017-22:07
...But straps too! The watches are so lovely, especially the moser, but the kudu strap of the Moser is so beautiful, it sets off the dial perfectly

You always have that eye for detail

 
 By: jrwong23 : October 7th, 2017-22:29
thanks bro ! Probably the only one who sees more details than you is our legendary Sherlock Ming

Here's My Contribution- Omega 176.007

 
 By: descartes1 : October 7th, 2017-10:24
I am a very big fan of Omega sport watches from the early 70's. They really bring me back to a period of my childhood. There are so many cool iterations having cool shapes with outstanding colors, such as the soccer timer, yacht racing and this one. The c...  

Ha, thanks my friend

 
 By: descartes1 : October 7th, 2017-10:37
Glad you enjoyed

Yes a lot really!

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 7th, 2017-10:45
Best wishes Alkiro

Wonderful detailed photos...

 
 By: mkt33 : October 7th, 2017-12:40
Another great find! Thanks for shooting me another unappreciated vintage seamaster Warmest, mike

The "seaplane" hand is totally unexpected!

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 7th, 2017-13:07
Very unusual watch.

Wow Descartes! Looks like Omega offered many under appreciated watches which ...

 
 By: Subexplorer : October 7th, 2017-16:30
... really deserve much more attention from present day collectors! Your watch as my 125 Anniversary are a good example of those magnificent watches if the past! Superb! And in a superb condition! Love it! Hagwe my friend! Abel

Underappreciated? Don't know. Fact is it is rare.

 
 By: brauner : October 7th, 2017-12:22
I like the look of the movement. ...  

I remember seeing one of those in the metal

 
 By: mkt33 : October 7th, 2017-12:43
A few years ago at a Boston GTG but not one since. Indeed a rare bird Thanks for sharing. Mike

You are welcome [nt]

 
 By: brauner : October 7th, 2017-22:08

At least, itโ€™s my personal feeling

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 8th, 2017-00:52
Best wishes Alkiro

I think you posted the right watch here .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : October 7th, 2017-23:04
From the whole DB line this one is the least populair watch imho . Still like it as its different ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜˜

Anything regulated by this stuff!

 
 By: thegrailwatch : October 7th, 2017-21:49
...  

It's a pretty picture. [nt]

 
 By: DruidPadj : October 8th, 2017-05:19

The best static photo!

 
 By: mkt33 : October 8th, 2017-09:39
How funny

Kryptonite?

 
 By: nomadgiles : October 8th, 2017-10:05
;-)

Nice Lume!

 
 By: mkt33 : October 8th, 2017-17:03
Yes Perrelet is a under appreciated brand....I own a Perrelet turbine, such a fun watch. I ALWAYS get compliments and everyone wants to wear it on their wrist to try it out! Best, Mike

Your last shot is fantastic

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 9th, 2017-06:44
Best wishes Alkiro

My pleasure. Fully deserved

 
 By: Alkiro1 : October 9th, 2017-06:59
Best wishes Alkiro