Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !

Please my dear fellows, the most appreciated is a snapshot from what we really are wearing today.

Not from our picture albums !

But that is better with one pic anyhow, than no one Long time since,  "What's on your wrist today" !

This is taken today, check time and date!

It's also a tribute to Vacheron Constantin, for it's loyalty to it's customer!

I bought this watch May 2005, already when delivered it was a failure with the changing of timezone,

the dual function, so it was returned to Geneva.

Septemeber 2006 the same failure, a new visit to Geneva and in December 2007,

after warranty had exspired, same failure again.

Geneva visit again for my, still beloved DTR,

I think it's perhaps homesickness from the watchLong time since,  "What's on your wrist today" !

Yesterday back again.

No questions.

No charge.

Just fixed !

And back on my wristLong time since,  "What's on your wrist today" !

The good thing is, that it's a bit like getting a new watch !

And to all who complains of about how long it takes with service, forget it !!

This took 1 month exactly, it was sent 21 of January and was back at the AD 21 of Febrary Long time since,  "What's on your wrist today" !

Long time since,  "What's on your wrist today" !

And this is from my home office today, Spring ! Long time since,  "What's on your wrist today" !

Long time since,  "What's on your wrist today" !


02/28/2008 - 19:02
02/28/2008 - 23:41
02/28/2008 - 23:44
02/29/2008 - 04:56
Happy to see the DTR back on your wrist again Doc!
02/28/2008 - 14:18

Hopefully this time all has been fixed!

I don't even dare to think of that it would fail again..(nt)
02/28/2008 - 15:04


I have two horological loves: Vacheron Constantin and
02/28/2008 - 14:44

independents so not a VC for me today but the MB&F Horological Machine 2

One word, übercool !
02/28/2008 - 15:05

The more I see it, the cooler it is.

Sure that VC wasn't involved ?


That 'thing' is totally insane looking.....;)
02/28/2008 - 15:24

Can we have more details on it?

the left porthole indicates the moonphase and features a retrograde
02/28/2008 - 17:08

date, the right porthole has a jump hour and retrograde minutes. The movement is based on a GP 3100 and the complications module was developed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (who recieved best watchmaker prize at the 2007 Geneva watchmaking grand prix

OK enough talk on my watch, what's on YOUR wrist today?

Amazing piece of machinery and love the metals used.
02/28/2008 - 18:58


Your love for watches never ceases to amaze me, Alex.
03/01/2008 - 03:22

On one end, you have the vintage VCs (befitting your old "Don" avatar), the "modern classics" like the Contemporaine Boutique (for your present avatar), and on the other you have the Uhrwerk and this "interesting" piece (definitely your Lord Vader avatar!).  I think the last two confirm your fetish for alternative time displays (and watch styles, for that matter).

Thanks for sharing. 


(I really have to get an avatar soon)

Hi Alex! very nice and intriguing watch you have on
02/28/2008 - 16:28

your wrist.

Re: I have two horological loves: Vacheron Constantin and
02/28/2008 - 20:27

Sooner or later I will either love or hate this "horological wonder".

My biggest issue is if it is actually comfortable to wear, it doesn't seem so.

All of the above being said: Enjoy and wear in good health, Miki

What a watch Alex!! Bizar but really really fantastic (nt)
03/06/2008 - 22:40


Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
02/28/2008 - 16:59

This is the best way for me to show what Mickey is wearing...this weekend.

A classic Omega, is nothing to be ashamed of,
02/28/2008 - 18:24

wasn't that the one 007 was wearing in one of the movies?



Re: A classic Omega, is nothing to be ashamed of,
02/28/2008 - 20:36

Come on, Doc, what would ever make you think I would be ashamed of any of my watches?

As long as I'm at it, let's really kick the pile (hard to believe I'd do something like this):

IMHO Omega has always been the best quality for the dollars of all Swiss watches.

For one example, compare this Co-axil GMT to a similar Rolex model.

All of that being said: Don't gang-up on me, one at a time, please. Miki

you know what?
02/28/2008 - 21:45

you're probably right! Maybe not for the modern Omegas but certainly for the vintage ones!

Re: Re: A classic Omega, is nothing to be ashamed of,
02/28/2008 - 23:02

Hi Miki, I was told that Omega won more time trials than any other watch manufacturer and indeed competed head to head against Rolex. They didn't have the marketing dept. that Rolex had and still has.

A short while ago I picked up a nice little steel constellation with the pie pan dial in NOS condition. It was sold in 1971 and coame complete including the original strap, crystal, buckle, papers and boxes. I love it when you come across watches like this. The watch appears never to been worn unfortunately this will not last much longer its to much of a temtation and I am weak when it comes to this.

LOL !!
02/28/2008 - 23:39

This one , remember ?

Had it for + 20 years, my first exspensive watch 

Now my son has it, it makes me proud.

Serviced 3 times only.

Best working watch I have had, ever!

Still miss it, but it's more handsome on a 28 years old Air Officer's wrist


Re: LOL !!
02/29/2008 - 03:32

God Bless your son and keep him safe ... Serve Proudly! Best Miki

Re: Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
02/29/2008 - 04:59

I guess Mickey and James Bond have the same taste in watches these days.  Thats very good company to be in Miki.

Best regards,


Just can't seem to take this one off my wrist
02/28/2008 - 17:12

If I had one, I think I would sleep with it :-) (nt)
02/28/2008 - 18:25


Re: Just can't seem to take this one off my wrist
02/28/2008 - 20:39

If you ever take it off, make sure I'm not around, it'll be on mine. Best, Miki

Today, and for some weeks already,
02/28/2008 - 18:53

my Résonance Journe, first generation in PT.

Soon, I should wear another which I will show you. I hope you will appreciate...

02/28/2008 - 19:02

...waiting 222 from my watchmaker...

Come on Patrice, wow ! (nt)
02/28/2008 - 23:41


Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
02/28/2008 - 18:58

Difficult for me to get this one off the wrist....by far getting the most wrist time

Re: Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
02/28/2008 - 19:38

Late but still a thanks for a beautiful watch !!!
03/01/2008 - 19:22

I would buy it tomorrow if i was available in a smaller size.


It's THE one with white dial that's breattaking to me



DTR for me today as well! :)
02/28/2008 - 23:21

Bra val !
02/28/2008 - 23:44

Undrar hur många det finns i Sverige ?


Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
02/29/2008 - 03:33

Here's mine and almost my latest VC acquisition.

Sorry about the poor quality; it was  taken with my little point &shoot camera.


Is it from 1950 ?
03/01/2008 - 19:32

I have seen exactly the same watch once before , Joseph,

and it should really be seen live to give the dial it's best!

The dial is very nice balanced, and as you say yourself,

it dosen't go through in this pic!

Come on with better pics and make a post of them, please!


Re: Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
03/02/2008 - 15:05

very nice !

is it 35 mm ? is it yellow gold ?

02/29/2008 - 04:56

Today its my RG 1972.  I love this watch.

Best regards,


Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
02/29/2008 - 18:03

Hi Guys.

You caught me on my non-VC day.  It's been a long 16-hour work day for me and as you can see, by the time I got to take this shot, its already past midnight.

Glad to see your DTR is back where it belongs, Doc.  Nice view from home too (you could probably fit my house in your porch).

Love the Malte Chrono PT!!

TGIF (although its already Saturday here)!


02/29/2008 - 23:28

and what day is it now.

Where do you live, Kazumi ?

I got to pic out this to understand what time and day you have!



Thanks, Doc.
03/01/2008 - 03:13

Well, I live in Japan so we are a good 7 hours or so ahead of Europe and the US (well, you have the best watch to figure that out so I leave that to you).

That is another fine watch you have there.  I like the GP world time series except that it is a bit too big for my wrist.  The desing is crisp and all business (easy to read, not flashy).  I particularly like that simple model they came out with a year back I think.  The one with the power reserve which I think is slightly smaller (I could be wrong though).  I also like some of their Vintage 45(?) designs.  Really good bang for the buck but seriously underrated (well, not everyone can be a VC).

Anyway, its good to see that your are back in good form and active again in the forum.  As for me, I am tied down by tons of work (I am typing from the office, where I am working (?) alone on a Saturday) so I can't participate as much as I want.  I do try to read everyone's posts, at least.  That is something I always do before calling it a night.

Have a great weekend (the weather there looks great)!



Wow ,
03/01/2008 - 11:52

You are 8 hours before me in Sweden !

So I have a whole day to catch up on you

I new you lived in Japan, but I was asking more exactly,

I'm intersted if you live in Tokyo, like everybody else, and which I heard most of,

or in a small town as I do.

I live in the southerd 1/3 of Sweden.

I see that Japan is 377.000 square km's and you are 127 million inhabitants.

Sweden is 459 square km's and we are just 9 million inhabitants, a little

more space here

The ww.tc is to big, see my answer at the post about the retrograde1


Sorry bout that, Doc. How silly of me...hahaha.
03/01/2008 - 15:29

I live in Osaka in Western Japan (together with Kyoto, Narra, and Kobe).  Unfortunately it is quite far from Tokyo where all the horological goodies are (about 3 hours by bullet train or 8 hours by overnight bus). 

It is relatively quiet but a little crowded in the town where I live (a stone throw away from the old Osaka airport).  I am sure you wouldn't be able to get your lovely cars through some of the streets over here (your need 660cc light cars for that)!  Would love to have a garden like yours (my 1 yr old daughter would love it) but we have to settle for the nearby park (all of us wanna be like doctors, but most of us end up being patients.  hahaha).

I'm in love with the Alfa Romeo 159 right now but my watches get in the way of any purchase (plus my daughter will probably just do a number on it).  I know, I know...Alfas can be a mechanical nightmare but I just love the styling of Italian cars, and I am usually not good at making logical decisions.  Its all PASSION and emotion!!...but isn't that what its all about?



Osaka, OK then you have the same problem,
03/01/2008 - 19:28

as me!

It's 400 km's to Stockholm for me whrere I can find anything,

but to be honest I rather take a flight to Geneva!

Takes about the same time since, I either have to drive 60 km to a fast train up to Stockholm, or 120 km to the airport.

The plane and the train takes two hours both, and than it's better with Geneva

Take care


wow working like that = bonus! So what are you going to spend it on?
03/01/2008 - 10:04

You are the devil himself, Alex!
03/01/2008 - 14:52

Bless you!

Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
02/29/2008 - 19:34

Apart from VC I also like Longines chronographs and from the 30s-40s !

Have a great week-end !

Berny, nice watch, which movement does it have????
02/29/2008 - 19:36


Re: Berny, nice watch, which movement does it have????
02/29/2008 - 19:41

Thanks, john, it is a 13ZN.

kind regards,


one of the best chrono movements ! Great watch Berny :-) (nt)
02/29/2008 - 19:43


Great watch with a great mvt...very special watch
02/29/2008 - 21:40


Re: Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
03/01/2008 - 01:28

That's a real beauty, Berny!

The lugs look a bit like the VC Malte.

Did you see the great write-up on Longines, I believe it was in the recent Watch Time!

Great taste, you have there.



Re: Re: Re: Long time since, "What's on your wrist today" !
03/02/2008 - 02:33

Many thanks for your kind words, Joseph !


Very nice chrono, Berny! That is a classic. (nt)
03/01/2008 - 03:16


Re: Very nice chrono, Berny! That is a classic. (nt)
03/02/2008 - 02:34

My pleasure to share with you !