Sunday, April 24, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This is a vintage watch made by Zila watch for sales in Marshall Field & Co departmental store in Chicago. Later the company was bought over by Macy. This is what the collectors called the baby Pam...
Most diver watch has plain steel coloured movement. I was pleasantly suprised to see a bi-colour steel and bronze coloured movement. The bronze movement reminded me of the vintage Omega movements.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
I have stopped adding new new sports models given the rising prices and the growing number of questionable fake and reconditioned dials. There are many collectors who are so sonecrn with mark 1 to 6 or 7 dials variations. Honestly, for those who understand how the spSwiss watch industries worked, one would understand that dial products were often outsourced during the early days and even now. As such, variations of dials exist. Moreover, during the early days, even brand like Rolex allow variations from different dials suppliers . What's the big deal? Moreover, the obsessions for jaded and aged dials and bezels are also another rediculous trends. One should aim for watches in prestines conditions rather then aged or jaded in any collections.. Guess these are trend started by dealers who helped them clear away their unsold stocks...
Saturday, April 02, 2016
Pocket watches are not my speciality. However, once in a while, I do find some nice one. I found one from Turkey many years back during holiday and another Duplex made for Qing Dynasty pocket watch. Just managed to find a small babinet for pocket watches for storage.