Friday, January 02, 2009

Watches for the US presidents

Being a History student, I will have to post these photos that I have found from the web to share..One is the big bubbleback from the 1950 while the other was the Rolex Prsident from the 60s.

Vintage Glashutte

The left and center watches are the 1960s-70s vintage Glashutte watch made in Germany, in near mint NOS condition. The one of the right is a 1940s vintage watch with a subsidiary second hand. Simple and yet elegant and timeless..

Dragon watch from the 1950s

This watch has a Chinese Dragon Zodiac made during the year of the dragon~~

More watches with map dial


Watches with special dials

Being a history and geography students in the past, my love for maps, cultures, countries and history has prompoted me to collect watches with maps or historical figures.
The watch on the left was found in Egypt when I was visiting my friend Hung Seng.

Saddam Watch

During the early 80s, Saddam was still considered to be a friendly forces.
The watch on the extreme right was a watch with the face of Saddam Hussien..
A historical significant watch....
: )

Swatch Limited edition "tourbillon"

Happy 2009 everyone!

I am not a Swatch watch collector as the nos is too large to collect. Nevertheless, the only Swatch that I have collected is the limited edition Swatch "tourbillon" watch which will rotate every 30 mins. I was told that the concept for Swatch to produce a Tourbillon watch came about as a result of some watch manufacturers making remarks that Swatch is only capable of producing cheap plastic watch. To make a point that Swatch has the capability to produce "quality and fine watches for the connoisseur", Mr. Hayek commissioned the special project in very limited quantities. The is one being auctioned for charity for over US$10,000 (still cheap considering the new movement).

These watches were hardly sold in public as these were often "sold" to their top retailers when they hit their annual Swatch sales targets. I have managed to get one as the previous Brand Manager for Swatch Julie is my good friend.. : )

Spy watch

Israel’s Secret Operation to Recover the Watch of a Legendary Spy Eli Cohen in Damascus, Syria, in the early 1960s, wearing the watch that ...