Friday, July 31, 2009

Rolex 6202 Turn-O-Graph gilt dial

After much searching, I have finally found another Rolex 6202 with an original gilt dial. The price to pay, however, is twice the amount for the previous one.

The 6202is THE VERY FIRST Rolex watch with a rotating bezel.   Considered by many as the base model on which the Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Thunderbird and Yachtmaster were built.

Since I have decided to keep a series of Rolex bubbleback and semi-bubbleback, this 6202 with original gilt dial is a must as I have grouped it as part of the extension of skus belonging to the Bubbleback series.

The Turn-O-Graph was presented at the Basel Fair in 1953, the year of production of the present watch. The model was always fitted with a rotating bezel with five minute divisions, referred to as a "time-recording-rim" by Rolex. Designed to be used as a simplified chronograph version for timing events for up to an hour, it was promoted as being able to calculate the "Timing of a transatlantic telephone call, the rate of a machine, a patient's pulse, the speed of a train or the development of a film".

Despite its brilliant concept, the model was at the time not as successful as expected by Rolex, mainly due to the simultaneous in-house competition from the Submariner and the GMT-Master, but enjoys today great popularity amongst collectors.




Monday, July 27, 2009

Rolex 6202

Just sold off my Rolex 6202 last week to a collector. .. : (

To get back another Rolex 6202 will not be easy as now I will have to pay double the amount in order to get one back. The only consolation is that the watch comes with the original gilt dial..

Hope the watch will arrive tonight...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rolex 8171

I am very close at getting the Rolex 8171 after a very long search! The watch is currently under servicing and I shall hopefully be able to get them in Mid August...

Can't wait!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Spiral Paillard unique watch





This is a special watch. Spriral Paillard unique vintage pocket watch that has been re-cased for easy everyday use.
* To look at the hour reading, look at the register at 3 o'clock
* The long hand will show the minute reading. while the register at the 9 o' clock will show the minutes reading.
* To adjust the minute hand, one has to press the lever at 2 o' clock position. A vintage watch trying to be "modern"!

Ulysee Nardin Swisse Chronograph






Having been collecting vintage watches since 1988, my collection has grew to a point where I need to streamline my collection to a manageable level.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Omega speedmaster chronograph moon

To keep my watch collection tight, I have been streamlining my watch collection lately..

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox Polaris deep sea auto calendar alarm




Estimate only some 1,200 Polaris watches were ever produced in the 60ties. the Polaris name is derived from the U.S. Nuclear Sub and the JLC marketing effort that is related to the commanders of the Sub once being offered Geophysique watches.

As a tribute to the 175th anniversay, JLC has relaunched the Polaris:
Please see:
http://journal.hautehorlogerie.org/en/media/new-models/jaeger-lecoultre-memovox-tribute-to-polaris.html

http://www.watchdoor.com/ShowArticle.asp?subid=102&id=3442
http://watches.infoniac.com/jaeger-lecoultre-memovox-tribute-to-polaris.html

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cloisonne Revue Thommen Cricket Alarm Swiss Enamel




Cloisonne Revue Thommen Cricket Alarm Swiss Enamel

I have always love vintage cloisonne enamel dial watch. My latest find is a Revue Thommen cricket alarm wristwatch with a nice Rooster dial.

Revue Thommen is famous for making alarm watch during the 1950s. This Rooster design will fit in nicely with my other enamel dial watches... : )

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Vintage Lange
















I have found quite a number of pocket watches that has been converted to wristwatch for easy very day use. This is a vinatge Lange watch with nice movement. Looking at the price of Lange watch now, these vintage one will be a value for money buy! With the trend moving extremely big watches, this size is very In...