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Only Watch 2011 auction results

Only Watch 2011 auction results

As mentioned I visit the Only Watch 2011 auction in Monaco, and will list the auction results of the 40 watches here below as soon as they’re available. The auction is held September 23rd at 4 PM (GMT +2). Below is the list of the 40 watches for auction with their estimate; as soon...
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Excellent article on Sinn’s Tegiment technology @ Fratellowatches

Excellent article on Sinn’s Tegiment technology @ Fratellowatches

Ming Thein, one of the authors at the leading watch-blog, www.fratellowatches.com, published an excellent article on the Sinn tegiment hardening technology. Picture by Ming Thein / Fratellowatches He wrote his article on the basis of a long term wearing review of 5 different Sinn watches, which gives very interesting and reliable first-hand information. Make...
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Ochs und Junior’s storehouse

Ochs und Junior’s storehouse

I assume most of you know the interesting watches from Ochs und Junior. The technical complications, and certainly Ludwig Oechslin’s apparently simple solutions for obviously complicated mechanical watch related problems, are unmatched. However, on the new Ochs und Junior website there’s more to learn than just looking at the – now four – different...
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A learning moment on Rolex’ restoration services

A learning moment on Rolex’ restoration services

Last Monday I had a learning moment on Rolex’ restoration services. I traveled to Geneva to bring and discuss the restoration of the below pictured 1962 reference 5508 Rolex Submariner. I’ve done this before; mostly I’ll send modern Rolex models for general service or overhaul to the Rolex BeNeLux service center in Brussels (where...
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New Facebook group, WRISTSHOTS

New Facebook group, WRISTSHOTS

This week, I thought it was last Thursday, Watchonista Suisse started the Facebook group ‘wristshots’. Now, only a few days later, the group already has over 230 members and is rapidly growing. And not only the number of members is growing, however new posts appear almost every minute. It’s a so called open group...
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Independent Haute Horlogerie

Independent Haute Horlogerie

After discussions with fellow watch nerds Frank Geelen and Beth Doerr, I’ve changed the name of my Haute Horlogerie link list to ‘Independent Haute Horlogerie‘. The original name came forth from an interesting discussion on the LinkedIn group ‘A Passion for Watches‘; the header of that discussion was ‘Ultra Haute Horlogerie’. However opinions were...
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Independent Haute Horlogerie

Independent Haute Horlogerie

Further to an interesting discussion on the LinkedIn group ‘A Passion for Watches‘ I made an alphabetic list of names and websites of brands and watchmakers which qualify for the ‘Independent Haute Horlogerie’ indication. I divided ‘Independent Haute Horlogerie’ into three groups, extravagant, intermediate and classic, which will improve the readability and use of...
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The blogosphere

The blogosphere

The blogosphere: Internet panders to watch geeks’ obsessions By Simon de Burton Published in The Financial Times, November 13 2010 00:09 Not so long ago, the only way to glean information about the latest happenings in the world of watches was to subscribe to a specialist periodical. Nowadays, of course, the internet is the...
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Interesting video about time

Robert-Jan of fratellowatches.com found this interesting video from Wubbo Ockels, a Dutch astronaut, on our experience of time.
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