Sunday, November 24, 2013


Just returned from meeting with Bkk and so glad to see my watches...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rolex 1675 gilt

This is a 1.2 mil serial number circa 1964 Rolex 1675 gilt dial from the US.

It has an Excellent case with no dings, dents or major scratches and no corrosion. Both serial and reference numbers are intact and visible with thick and even crown guards. 

The most valuable part of the Dial is excellent glossy w/ gilt print. All minute markers are intact. No spotting or uneven aging on dial. Faintly glows after exposure to bright light. Date disk is correct with open 6's and 9's. 

According to the reputable seller, under certain angle and zoom, some scratches/tool marks can be seen on gloss finish. No cracking or deep very noticeable scratches. Caseback is excellent with 1675 and IV.64 stamps with No corrosion and has sharp teeth with no dents or dings on outside.  Bezel is excellent and not overpolished w/ pepsi insert. In person, the colors on insert have aged to a light-royal-blue and faded-raspberry-red hues. Bracelet is excellent USA CI rivet w/ 12 links. Clasp is stamped 7-64. Very light stretch from use. When buying vintage watches, remember to buy from reputable seller..

This watch is slightly older then me...what more can you asked? Life is good! 


Even though I am traveling in Switzerland, I still hope to upgrade my 1675 Lucky I have good Ruby to help manage the various logistics,...

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Goodbye watches

Watch collection as a hobby is very interesting as our taste and prefences changes with the passage of time. Collectors tend to streamline and regroup the collection along the way...

The following are watches that have left my home to other nice homes...

Failures become success!

Great failures  in the olden days make success today...

The Rolex Explorer 2 ref 1655, The Rolex Moonphase, the Rolex Trubeat 6556, the Rolex Milgauaa 1019 were all failures when they were launched... Now, they are hugely popular...strange world. Maybe, they were ahead of their times!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Doxa jumping seconds

There are only a few "jumping second watch" in the world. From what I know, these jumping seconds watch consists of the famous Rolex Trubeat 6556, and the Doxa jumping seconds using the Chezard Cal. 2-115 dead beat 21-jewel mechanism. I have seen a West end as well. 

Doxa was founded in 1889 in La Chaux-de Fonds by Mr Ducommun. The Doxa jumping second watch equipped with calibre Chezard 2-115, with 17 Jewels is often referred as the rolex Tru-Beat cousin.

It's called a "dead seconds" or "jump seconds" movement because the seconds hand jumps from second to second like a quartz watch, but in fact, it's a mechanical watch.

While traveling, I am lucky to find one Doxa jumping seconds where it is extremely rare. There are only a few on web sites around the world and I am luckyto find to one in amazing minty condition. The silvered dial with dauphine hands and gold embossed markers is unrefinished and close to mint.The details: The case, gold-capped bezel and stainless back, measures 35mm across, excluding the unsigned 42 mm from lug to beefy lug.The stainless steel back has some blemishing as the photos show, but nothing major.Vintage watch people tend to wear out the word "rare." But this time it applies. 

I have seen one with Moonphase in Switzerland but the seller is asking for 4.55 times the price of this making it difficult for me to buy...

Be careful of fake Glycine Airman !

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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Rolex 1675

have traded in my Rolex big bubbleback with date for a nice condition 1964  Rolex GMT 1675.

From this 
To this

It was a difficult choice but out and one in...

The 1675 has always been in my wanted list. Originally, I was hoping to find one in a gilt dial but since I couldn't find any that is in nice condition, I decided to get this nice condition one and wait..
As a compass..

Vintage Glashutte diver

This is the vintage Glashutte diver made in Germany. Case: chrome plated; diameter excl. crown approx 38mm; lug to lug approx. 46mm; lug wid...