Hey Alex, have you read this? An interesting post by Su JiaXian

Hi Rei, Alex is asleep,
02/17/2008 - 10:13

but I have read it.

Very nice conversation

Taste is taste, and that we shouldn't discuss,

but the most important is the message,

to wear the watches!

Use them, enjoy them in your pocket or at your wrist,

this is what I really likes about this gentleman,

and I do hope he will find his way to the vintage watches, in the future

Thanks Rei for this nice interview


Hello Doc!
02/17/2008 - 12:00

Yes, I enjoyed this interview as well. He talked about Patek and how VC would need to do to be on the 'same' level as Patek but I guess that's the last thing we want

Thank you.

Thanks Rei, wait til you see the one I just finished on a VC collector
02/17/2008 - 11:06

watch this space :-)

A hint of his collection:

Watching closely Alex :-) (nt)
02/17/2008 - 12:02


Re: Thanks Rei, wait til you see the one I just finished on a VC colle
02/17/2008 - 16:44

Ah, my favourite repeater, lovely!

awaiting more...


02/17/2008 - 17:13

that's THE one,

someday when I can raise the cash...

It's just one of the most hansome wrist-watches,

ever made by Vacheron&Constantin,

perfect balance in design,

and the sound is just amazing

Got to wear , so I don't get blind!

Not the same friend as the MB&F,

I guess (hope) ?

Thanks Alex for showing,

more pics are wellcome


I can't wait....
02/18/2008 - 04:40

Just by judging from this superb watch, his/her tastes are excellent!!

This minute repeater embodies so much the understated elegance and refinement of watchmaking... I just love it

Looking forward to it (nt)
02/18/2008 - 11:40

Very interesting interview, Rei.
02/17/2008 - 16:10

thank you for sharing it. I agree, like Doc, that it's nice to see people wearing their watches, and not see them as 100% investment.

This is my philosophy: wearing them as regularly as possible, and taking benefit of them at my wrist!

Yes, I used to think making watches as investment
02/18/2008 - 03:46

well, we all are always trying to find ways to make money, but if we make a certain watc brand as investment, take a look at what happened to AP or PP. The mentality of the collectors is not solely on the watch anymore, rather they keep asking for models that CAN make money. I have few friends in the watch business, and they complain nowadays the most frequent Q people ask before buying a watch (particularly ROO/Hublot/Panerai), is "which is going to go up in value?" or "which one is a good investment?"...is this what watch collecting is about?

I choose my watch now based on passion, for investment I have invested a lot in stock market

Time to get the Malte chrono on the wrist again!

Thanks Rei for the interesting interview...
02/18/2008 - 11:40

I really enjoyed reading it - although I was irritated by Anon's description of his experience at the PP boutique.

To be fair, however, reading the responses to the interview, someone had a much more pleasant experience there...

Ah yes, the contradictive post r/e experience in PP's boutique
02/18/2008 - 17:00

one man's best experience could be the other man's worst :-)

Thanks Rei, I will read this tonight ^^ (nt)
02/19/2008 - 15:31