Monday, March 23, 2015

A Great Man

There will be no posting on watches today in memory of A Great Man, Mr. lee Kuan Yew..

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Benrus Vietnam war military watch

HISTORY OF VIETNAM SINGLE CASE WATCHES

Just found this Vietnam (Dec 1969) Mil-W-3818B issued military timepiece in very good condition and very good price.Benrus DTU-2A/P military issue wrist watch from the Vietnam era. Looks and works excellent. During the Vietnam war the Mil-W-3818B spec watches were issued to military pilots. Higher quality than the Mil-W-46374 watches issued to the grunts on the ground. The pilots watches were equipped with a Swiss made 17 jewel manual wind movement, model DR 2F2 w.

THIS FAMOUS BENRUS U.S. GOV. ISSUED MIL-W-3818 WAS THE SECOND ISSUE OF THE BENRUS PROTOTYPE  THAT ALL SUBSEQUENT MIL ISSUE WATCHES WERE CREATED BY– EXCEPT THAT THE MOVEMENTS OF OTHER COMPANIES THAT FOLLOWED WERE 15, THEN   7 JEWEL THROW AWAY. 



A GIANT LEAP IN JUNGLE BUSTING SINGLE CASED WATCH SYSTEMS 

A ONE YEAR TOUR OF DUTY “IN COUNTRY” – A PLACE CALLED “THE NAM”, MEANT A YEAR OF SWELTERING JUNGLE CONDITIONS AND MONSOONS. GOVERNMENT ISSUED WATCHES HAD TO BE DESIGNED BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE.  OF ALL THE COMPANIES THAT SUBMITTED PROTOTYPES AND ASSISTED IN DEVELOPING CASE & MOVEMENT DESIGNS WAS THE BENRUS WATCH CO.  IN FACT, BENRUS WOULD MAKE/PROPOSE THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTION: A SINGLE CASED STEM DESIGNED TO RESIST THE ELEMENTS, BE DURABLE, AND TO LAST. THUS BENRUS BEAT THE COMPETITION & WAS AWARDED THE FIRST CONTRACT.


Please visit: http://goldsmithwatchworks.com/benrus-vietnam-mil-w-3818b-hacking-history/


Vintage Divers watches








Friday, March 20, 2015

Watch sent for service

I have been very disciplined in not getting new watches. Instead, I have sent my 1675 to service and eagerly waiting for it to be completed... ������

I am hoping to change it to a black bezel so that it can be "paired" together with my Submariner 16800...

Life is good!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Watches swapping

As part of my continuous efforts to reduce the quantities of watches, I have decided to swap these watches for one GMT. It's was a difficult decisions as every piece is unique and has its special features. In the end, my preference is to consolidate my watches and update my GMTs (6542, 1675 gilt, 16700) and now the matt dial 1675). I have not been actively perusing the Sports models but if by chance I come across any nice pieces, I will make the move.

From these:
To this
The overall condition of the watch is nice and It has a silver background date disc with open 6 and 9.



Even though there are many watches that I love, keeping track on them and sending them for servicing has become quite a challenge.

Well, my principal is supposed to be one out before one in. In this instance, it's 4 out for 1 in.. Enjoy ��������



No sports watches...just some classic

Good morning ! Brought up the classic watches this morning...


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Servicing of vintage watches

Just took back my old vinatge bubbleback from servicing..

Friday, March 06, 2015

Limited edition Orient watch issued to celebrate King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand's birthday

I have missed out of getting the Orient limited edition watch in celebration of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand's 84th birthday in 2011.

During my business travel to Chinag Rai, I was lucky to find a brand new watch from a watch shop... Really blessed.


I love Thailand limited edition



Wednesday, March 04, 2015