Sunday, October 30, 2016

Vintage Omega

Vintage Omega

I don't have many vintage Omega watches. As the vintage Omega watches numbers are huge, I have tried to build up a tight and small collection by focusing on those either with special dials or Constellation (especially with Pie Pan dial).

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Rolex early 3 piece case Front and back screw on

Rolex Trench watch

In keeping my rules for getting watches, I have traded my Kelek Chronogaph plus cash top up for this Rolex early 3 piece case, front and back screw on trench watch from circa 1918. This watch is unique as both the front and back case can be removed via unscrewing.

After months of exploring other branded watches, I have decided to stay focus on Rolex, some military and divers.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rolex Explorers family

Rolex Explorers Family

I have been trying to collect the various Explorers for a while. The journey has been a long and exciting one as the I have the Matt dial Explorer first and then sold it away to make way for a gilt dial and slowly upgraded to the gilt dial tropical and other variations ..a few more to go...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Watches In & Out

Watches In & Out

Doing a small stock check and realized that I didn't do a good job keeping the watches quantities down for 2016. Need to try harder

Watches Out:
  1. 16700
  2. Tutima military chronograph 
  3. Spaceman watch
  4. Norexa moonphase
  5. Venus watch
  6. Lemania chronograph 
  7. Nos citizens X 3
  8. Elgin ww2 - Oct 2016
  9. Kelek chronograph - Oct 2016
  10. Seiko 6246 - Nov 2016
  11. Orient GMT King's watch - Nov 2016
Watches in:
  1. Rolex explorer 1016 gilt - Oct 2016
  2. Rolex explorer 5501 - Oct 2016
  3. Rolex 5508 gilt - 
  4. Rolex 1601 pink gold bezel - Oct 2016
  5. Rolex 6083
  6. Rolex 6424
  7. ZRC type 2
  8. ZRC type 3 Spartiale x 2
  9. Kelek chronograph digital
  10. Lemania WW2
  11. West end military
  12. Gub Cal 28.1
  13. Duward aquastar diver
  14. Sandoz duplex
  15. Juvenile slim
  16. French diver
  17. Omega Kim II Sung
  18. Marshall Field and co
  19. Thailand limited edition ; King watch
  20. Duplex pocket watch
  21. Seiko Padi
  22. Rolex early 3 piece case Front and back screw on

Monday, October 03, 2016

Rolex Tropical

This perhaps shall be my last watch for the year. Originally I was intending on getting the ZRC but I receive no news from the seller. Came across this tropical 1016 by chance and was attracted to it and bought it on impulse.  My preference is always for good condition dial but this was an exception.

At certain angle, the dial looked brownish. At another, it looked abit Orange copper...can see some black remaining on the dial. Such watch is not not everybody as it looked old and aged but it has character. I was contemplating on selling it initially but it grew on me...slowly

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Rolex Explorers

Rolex Explorers

The Rolex Explorer is often overshadowed by the Daytona , Subs, the GMT’s. However, the Explorer is one of the hidden jewel in the vintage Rolex world and one of my favourite. Even within the Explorer series, there are many models from 6610, 1016 plus the air king explorer 5500, 5504, and the made for Canada dress watch 5501, 5701 Explorer plus the Explorer 2, 1655, 16550

Even within the Rolex 1016, there are the Matt dial, the gilt dial and the tropical dials

You can quickly identify a 6610 from a 1016 Explorer by the script at 6 o’clock. A 6610 will say "Officially Certified Chronometer," while a later 1016 will read "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified."

Rolex 5501 & 1016 tropical 
Explorer 2, ref 1655, 16550

Spy watch

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