care to show your favorite non-VC watches?

Panerai Luminor Base PAM 390 - a limited boutique only edition of 2000 pcs. I snatched this one at a Paris boutique last November. An enjoyable, simple time-teller with a beautiful brown dial and gold hands. A classic Panerai Pre-Vendome look.


care to show your favorite non-VC watches?


Audemars Piguet ROO Diver - a simple Royal Oak Offshore at last! No gimmicks just a date model with simple hour indices and a handy dive-timing rotating inner bezel. A perfect sports/dive watch. A classic Genta follow-up design at its best. 

care to show your favorite non-VC watches?
06/15/2012 - 15:36
kk
06/16/2012 - 14:06
06/17/2012 - 12:27
testosterone filled watches buddy :-) currently these get the most
06/15/2012 - 14:30
wrist time Vianney Halter Trio Urwerk 103.8 De Bethune DB28
Have always loved the Vianney Halter watches...
06/15/2012 - 15:10
...They remind me of something that Jules Verne would have designed had he made watches.
+1...well said (nt)
06/16/2012 - 12:17
where's the custom pimped RJ, Alex??? (nt)
06/15/2012 - 22:47
wink
my pimped Steampunk, there goes my reputation :-)
06/17/2012 - 02:04
You're the man Alex!
06/16/2012 - 12:10
the vianney halter trio is my favorite from independent artisan collection.
VH is beautiful
06/19/2012 - 02:56
Love the strap. Really makes the whole deal. Enjoy, Alex. Best, Joe
A couple of interlopers
06/15/2012 - 15:36
My BP QP Flyback Chrono with one of those famous Piguet movements that will soon be available only to Blancpain . . . And my tribute to independent horology, a Martin Braun Selene with a dial sliced from a meteorite and a big moon. I have a couple of new VCs arriving today so stay tuned for some more venue appropriate pics . . .
a couple of new VCs?!! WOW can't wait to see them. Love the Braun a
06/15/2012 - 15:48
very interesting implementation
Re: a couple of new VCs?!! WOW can't wait to see them. Love the Braun a
06/15/2012 - 17:36
The VCs are new to me, but not new to the world.  One from 2000 and the other from 1975.
I'm still a simple watch guy - no matter which brand it is
06/15/2012 - 16:31
But I love chronometry, time-keeping accuracy, related watches (which we all know, is not necessarily the paramount purpose of a watch today) surprise A 1968 Grand Seiko (with one of the movements that put a scare/jolt into the Swiss watch industry at that time): An American Railroad PW: 1925 Illinois Sangamo Special: I do have a non-VC, high complication watch, but discretion may be called for:  it is a Casio Pathfinder PAW-1300, blush All the Best, Dan
where's the photo?!!
06/15/2012 - 16:32
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Re: where's the photo?!!
06/15/2012 - 16:43
I hit the button prematurely (all snide comments throught PM only please, devil) Pictures are now included.
Two favorites and longest in my collecion
06/15/2012 - 16:58
This JLC is a regular, almost daily companion.  I am utterly charmed by the alarm function.  This Tribute to Polaris 1965 is one of 65 pieces produced in stainless steel.  The super-dome plexy crystal is so nice and the alarm is like a loud school bell. Do I dare say on this forum that this Royal Oak may be my favorite watch?  This is a rather rare model in the Royal Oak lineage, the last with the solid case back, produced in fewer than 180 pieces total, and fewer than that if we just count the all-SS pieces.  It was made in 1995, a very important year in my life, which makes it all the more special to me.  Not quite as thin as the Historiques U-f 1955, but at 7mm, it is quite slender and so comfortable on the wrist. There you have it. Best, Robert
love the last photo, very arty :-) and hey we do like the
06/15/2012 - 17:10
Royal Oak on the Lounge cheeky
Nice, Alex!
06/15/2012 - 17:38
You are quick on the draw, as I see you just took that photo.  Did you just happen to be wearing the RO???? Best, Robert
am wearing my QDI just took the watch out for the photo :-)
06/15/2012 - 17:45
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Well, you know how I feel about the Diver
06/15/2012 - 17:02
One of the best pieces to come out of Le Brassus in recent years, IMHO. Best always, my friend. Robert
True enough, Robert... but you may as well know that this has been...
06/15/2012 - 22:56
haunting me for some time now. ROO Chronograph Sebastien Buemi 250 pcs made
There are a lot of watches I like but don't own....
06/16/2012 - 06:46
both within and outside the world of VC, but this Jean Daniel Nicolas Two-Minute Tourbillon was one I had to have: I probably could get a lot of those watches I admire if ever sell this beauty! Bill
Droool a masterpiece and your photo is really good!
06/16/2012 - 10:14
M
The real Daniel Roth!
06/17/2012 - 12:41
Bill, I would'nt event consider an 'if' scenario with this beauty! What else are you keeping from us? Best, Walid
Nothing is forever in WHL's collection!
06/18/2012 - 18:44
Hi Walid, I enjoy having a variety of ownership experiences with watches. Getting the JDN was an enjoyable process, and it is a great watch, but there is no doubt in my mind that I will move on from it in due time. The other high-end  watches in my collection at this time are the Patirmony Contemporaine and the QDI Date. Bill
I don't know, Bill
06/19/2012 - 03:03
I think if I got my hands on one of these beauties I would call it a day. Ok 'maybe' call it a day ;)... What a piece! I am glad it has a good home! Best, Walid 
I call it a day each time I buy a new watch :-)
06/19/2012 - 10:56
e
Beautiful
06/19/2012 - 02:53
Bill, this is a stunner. I can see why you mde the deal. Tremendous depth and breadth. Great scan too! Best, Joe
Not a VC but still loyal to Richemont...
06/16/2012 - 06:55
Hi Radek, Alex, everyone. Both the simple PAM and AP diver's get a thumbs up yes from me, although my wrist is yearning for an AP Jumbo.heart I got this Santos Dumont two years ago during a vacation to Hawaii.  I had been admiring it from afar for a long time, obviously influenced by the Patrimony Contemporaine Boutique edition that we (Radek and I) purchased together at the Geneva Boutique during SIHH 2008 (click here to see my write up on that unforgettable experience: http://www.thehourlounge.com/thread/view/sihh-2008-final-the-souvenirs-modem-killer_15478_15478.html ).  After my exposure to VC, I hesitated on getting a watch from "a jeweller" but the thinness and clean lines of the watch, coupled with the the classic Cartier dial and the reliable ultra-thin Piaget movement were too much to resist.   Sometimes I think about whether I should have waited for the Aronde which I had already seen in WG prior to the SIHH launching (as an advanced offereing for the Japanese market).  However, at twice the price, it would have been difficult to get budget approval.  Plus the lack of a proper minutes track on the Aronde would make it impractical for daily wear (since I take the train to work...and the trains in here in Japan are always on-time and wait for nobody!).  I still haven't really given up on the Aronde yet though....Now where did I put that lottery ticket?! Have a great weekend guys! Kazumidevil
Looks good :-) and happy to have you back buddy!
06/16/2012 - 10:15
M
I am crazy for Hublot nowadays and apart from my only VC now, I wear>>
06/16/2012 - 12:05
my 2 Hublots the most. Nice watches there Radek! 
1972/73 Rolex GMT Master...
06/16/2012 - 14:06
M
Sorry, don't have any ;-) nt
06/16/2012 - 20:01
nt
Good answer to a trick question. ;-)
06/17/2012 - 03:26
r
Its hard to pick favourites
06/17/2012 - 12:27
But when I looked at the kids, only three (but two non-VC)  were still showing the right time (and date): It seems these days, the in-house Chrono theme is holding sway. They can't wait for Messrs Hayek/Swatch/Blancpain to impose the embargo and have an Overseas join the fold ;) Best, Walid
Re: Its hard to pick favourites
06/18/2012 - 16:49
Early 80's Datejust Purchased in '74 and refurbished by JLC 2 years ago. Have better shoes on it now,  this photo was taken when it first came back after being at JLC for almost a year. Heavy and built like a tank yet very comfortable. Ray
this Jaeger is quite a funky piece of metal ;-) especially for its
06/18/2012 - 17:02
timesyes
+1!
06/18/2012 - 17:04
w
A great throw-back Ray!
06/18/2012 - 23:54
I especially adore that mid-70s JLC! Glad to know I am not alone in my 'favouritism' this week :) Best, Walid ps: in a couple of weeks JLC will surely be dominating my wrist time with an incoming little piece...
ahhh keep us posted
06/19/2012 - 10:57
e
Its thin, red, and pictures can't do it justice ;)
06/19/2012 - 19:20
Picking it up Julyy 1st! Its going to be tough to make it a daily wearer, but it will definately get its fair share of wrist-time.  Best, Walid
Reverso special edition for Italy?
06/20/2012 - 00:51
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Yup, the rouge!
06/20/2012 - 01:47
I'm picking it up July 1st! Best, Walid
Re: care to show your favorite non-VC watches?
06/19/2012 - 23:17
Traveled the world with this guy!! Still loving it!
Ahhhh Ulysse travels to Paris
06/20/2012 - 00:52
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