Gerard

Born in Groningen, Netherlands in 1960. Now living and working in The Hague. Owner of the meanwhile well known wrist watch specialty shop Horloge Platform Nederland (horlogeplatform.nl) and the Dutch online watch magazine horlogenieuws.nl (horlogenieuws.nl).

Web Site: http://www.in2watches.com


IWC, Pilot Chronograph Patrouille Suisse

IWC, Pilot Chronograph Patrouille Suisse

This a very very rare and beautiful IWC Pilot Chronograph with reference 3717.14 and named ‘Patrouille Suisse’. Only 300 pieces of this watch were produced, exclusively for the Swiss market; this model was never sold in other countries. The main attractions of this model are the beautiful air-force-grey color of the dial, the subtle...
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Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso Grande Date

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso Grande Date

One of the most beautiful and interesting Reverso’s, the Reverso Grande Date with power reserve indicator (JLC reference number 300 84 20). This manual winding watch has a power reserve of eight days, hence has only to be wound once a week. It was sold new in 2005 and was just fully serviced at...
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Universal Geneve, Classic 18 crt gents watch

Universal Geneve, Classic 18 crt gents watch

This very elegant Universal Geneve, Classic 18 carat gents watch is for sale. The casing of this sixties dress watch (with reference 155) is of solid 18 carat yellow gold. It houses a reliable manual winding UG caliber 1107-1 which is in extremely clean and good running condition. The manual movement keeps the watch...
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Unity Watches

Unity Watches

I would like to attract attention to Barcelona (Spain) based Unity Watches. This little watch brand has managed to create a watch with a personal DNA, even though it has a lot of options the buyer can personalize his/her watch with. Except for some six pre-defined models (plus one bronze limited edition model) the...
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10th anniversary of China’s no. 1 watch blog, 52watch.com

10th anniversary of China’s no. 1 watch blog, 52watch.com

I would like to congratulate my friends at China’s number 1 watch news blog and portal with their 10th anniversary. 52watch.com was founded in 2003 by Joey Wong. The site has steadily grown in popularity to become China’s number 1 reference website for horological professionals and enthusiasts. Nice to know; why 52watch? In Mandarin...
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The iconic Glycine Airman

The iconic Glycine Airman

Every well known brand has is own land mark. For the small Swiss manufacturer Glycine that is undoubtedly their Airman model. Glycine was founded by Eugène Meylan in 1914. It remained a relatively ‘under the radar’ brand, with some special products like ladies watches, early automatics and chronometers. It was only in 1953 when...
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Superlative loupe, Loupe System Model 01

Superlative loupe, Loupe System Model 01

Loupe System produces a series of loupes which are build according to the same principles and requirements of a camera lens. The Model 01 loupe provides a 6x magnification through five multi-coated optical glass elements arranged in three groups. Most other loupes just use a single optical element to provide magnification. These loupes provide...
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Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Let’s take it this way; from today everything will get better! :-)
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Jaquet Droz first to announce a Basel 2013 preview

Jaquet Droz first to announce a Basel 2013 preview

It seems to me that this year Jaquet Droz was the first to announce a real Basel 2013 preview. A quarter of a year before the actual fair starts… Of course Omega came a few days ago with the introduction of their anti-magnetic movement which will of course be further showed at Basel 2013,...
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Swatch Group 2012 gross sales

Swatch Group 2012 gross sales

Incredible! The Swatch Group gross sales hit CHF 8.143 million in 2012. That’s a billion Swiss francs (+14%) more than the previous year! I really wonder what they are going to do with all that money. I bet they’re going to invest it in even more sales and production, so that they can grow...
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Sinn 358.Sa.Flieger (Pilot)

Sinn 358.Sa.Flieger (Pilot)

Sinn has introduced a 3,5 mm larger version of their very popular 356.Pilot model. Although I’m not a big fan of large watches, this bit of growing just does this pilot’s watch very well. The diameter/thickness ratio just feels better, and with the new 42 mm diameter it fits extremely well as a professional,...
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Happy 2013!

Happy 2013!

We wish all our readers a happy 2013, and thank you for your interest and support in 2012. This is what happened in concern to the www.in2watches.com blog in 2012: Annual report Hope to see you all back, and would like to welcome new readers, in 2013. Cheers, Gerard
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The ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar for 2013 is available

The ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar for 2013 is available

It’s getting towards the Christmas presents period, and just in time the beautiful and meanwhile renown ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar for 2013 is available for world wide shipping. Easy ordering and payment through PayPal is available at Bert Buijsrogge’s website, through: www.horlogefotograaf.nl Don’t miss out on this year’s issue!
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Panerai, Luminor Chrono Daylight

Panerai, Luminor Chrono Daylight

The Luminor Chrono Daylight (reference PAM 188) is a not often seen version of this Panerai chronograph. We’re offering here a complete set, which was sold new in 2005 and was recently fully serviced at the Panerai service atelier in The Netherlands. The watch is in extremely good condition with only the slightest marks...
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Archimede, Deckwatch UA7952-H1.1

Archimede, Deckwatch UA7952-H1.1

This is for the fast deciders, a virtually new Archimede Deckwatch, reference #UA7952-H1.1 (so with a black strap i.s.o. the dark brown one at the picture). The size of the watch is 42 mm and it uses a Unitas 6498 hand winding movement. The glass is sapphire AR coated crystal, the watch is 50...
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