Breaks my heart to let this one go..

It's never easy to let go of things.. I've had this beauty for awhile now and come Antiquorum's HK sale this summer, it will be time for this baby to bathe in somebody else's love.. Although I'm comforted that another VC connoisseur will give care for it the same way I did..

Breaks my heart to let this one go..
I guess you two had a good life together, now time to part :-)
05/31/2013 - 12:26
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Need to do a better sales job!
05/31/2013 - 18:36
How 'bout some original pics of the watch and technical info?  Is it Chronometer-rated?
Wonder of it's been posted on other VC fora ;-) (nt)
05/31/2013 - 20:24
nt
Other interesting VCs...
05/31/2013 - 23:01
No offense to our OP, but I'm looking at that QP pocket watch ca1911 with an estimate of USD $3200 to $5800.  Methinks they forgot a zero! Check out the Ref 43002 Chronometer from 2002 with the GP-based automatic caliber 1311.  Haven't seen that one before...wonder if it was a Japanese market item?
definitely forgot a zero!
06/01/2013 - 05:14
if they didnt, then I am calling them up now and offering 2x their high price and buying it!!!
100% agree....
06/01/2013 - 06:23
Actually quite a few mistakes in this catelogue. Two VC chronos described as yellow gold when in fact the were platinum or white gold (sorry can't remember which but I think platinum)
1131
06/01/2013 - 06:25
Hi Dean, If you have time can you please tell us a little more about this movement. Thanks Hamish
Cal 1311 is based on a G-P cal 3100
06/01/2013 - 07:58
It is the same movement used in the Gen. 1 OS Chronometer. Based on an article "The Decay of an Angel" in Timezone's archives.  It says that VC was able to take the relatively unreliable cal 3100 and make it a reliable, COSC chronometer grade, movement!  I don't know what was changed, but I'm glad VC made it better...I have owned 2 of these OS chronometers and both have been extremely reliable. BR, Dan
Cynicism is for old men :-)
06/01/2013 - 11:18
It's indeed surprising that an innocuous post to reminisce and perhaps celebrate the departure of one's beloved grail can be miscontrued as an attempt to promote a sale. As noted by tick-talk, I've very little salesmanship ability anyway.. To my dearest VC brethren from Canada and Poland, let's take that culture of second-guessing one's intentions somewhere else shall we? :-) Of course, you've both earned your stripes through the number of posts you've made, but that does not qualify self-righteousness (even in its most subtle form) does it? Its truly a fine line to be drawn here - all forms of discussion require need some measure of regulation, but self-appointed policemen who pin down innocent pedestrians are no fun at all.. A great weekend to everyone! PS. The original post has not been not appeared on other VC discussions elsewhere, and the reference to Antiquorum's HK auction is simply what it is - a reference - and should not be construed as intention to promote a third-party event.
a perfidious post
06/01/2013 - 19:32
"should not be construed as intention to promote a third-party event" Well, let me re-post your original message as you've apparently forgotten..."It's never easy to let go of things.. I've had this beauty for awhile now and come Antiquorum's HK sale this summer, it will be time for this baby to bathe in somebody else's love.. Although I'm comforted that another VC connoisseur will give care for it the same way I did." My poke at your shill was gentle indeed.  Yet these things are often tolerated with a wink provided some effort to add value for other forum participants is attempted.  All the self-justification you can muster, however, won't change the obvious. Still I applaud the spirit, if not the perfidity, of your erudite repudiation which demonstrates more effort than the original advertisement.  A definite sytle is noted; perhaps you will post again when you obtain your next VC watch yes not when you have one to sell no
I would like to keep my dignity and yours too..
06/01/2013 - 23:38
The only thing I might be guilty of is a little self-indulgence when it comes to sharing my thoughts - which I can certainly assure are bona fide. There is little constructiveness in alleging mala fide in the intent of others, especially in a community aimed at promoting a deeper knowledge into the brand. To this end, I am a proponent for responsible free speech, and not the misguided regulation of it. What brings me to this VC community are all the good people, who like me share a love for collecting watches - whether new or vintage. I hope you will find within yourself the level-headedness to accomodate a little naivete, especially for a new member but a not-so-new collector. Above all, it is important to treat all members with civility and respect, regardless of their standing on the forum or what you think their intent might be..
I think this matter should be closed, to be perfectly honest like
06/02/2013 - 01:58
Dean I thought your post was a shilling for the auction as often posters on the Lounge share their watches and not the ones they are selling. You should understand that it can seem fishy that a post by a newcomer is on a watch he is selling with name of auctioneer, place of sale and catalogue photo. Call me an optimist with faith in mankind so I gave you the benefit of doubt but now both you and Dean have stated your cases and I would like the discussion to end here.
Thanks Dan
06/01/2013 - 16:33
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