Beautiful Park....
04/19/2009 - 01:17
Congratulations!  I was just thinking the same thing.  Quite the pair!  Wear it in the best of health!  Is that a blue or black strap?? Best regards, Tom
Re: Strap
04/19/2009 - 02:05
Tommy, Thanks for your kind comments. The strap is matte black, which is one of the features I particuarly liked about this design.  (The Patek 5196G, which I also considered, has a glossy black strap, one of many features that drives me away from that brand.)   If you want a VC that comes with a blue strap, the Malte Chrono. Platinum would be a nice choice! Park
Re: Re: Strap
04/19/2009 - 04:18
Thanks for the info.   I have a RG Malte Chrono and didn't particularly like the Reddish brown strap that came with it and changed it to a blue one (VC) and it too was matte and I really like it better than the glossy ones.  I also like the blue against the RG but maybe that's only me! Best regards, Tom
Re: Patrimony Traditionnelle Automatic, White Gold
04/19/2009 - 01:52
You're absolutely right! Two beautiful examples. The Tradionelle is unforgettable and an excellent choice for a time only watch. Now you can wear both, one on each wrist and look tres Wear them both it good health. Joseph
Cousin, says Hello! Congrats!
04/19/2009 - 03:09
Great Choice! Loving mine, as well! Jacob
Congrats on a great new watch, and beautiful combo!
04/19/2009 - 04:05
Hi Park, That pair would make anybody very happy. I tend to llke time only or day/date functions.  I've thought carefully about chronographs and they look cool, but realized that I wouldn't use it for anything of relevance (playing with it might be another story).  I've even thought about a doctor's chrono.  Can you let me know what type of work you do that requires using it daily?  BR, Dan
Chrono work
04/19/2009 - 07:34
Dan, You asked what type of work I do that requires daily chrono. use.  I'm a forensic psychiatrist.  I consult to lawyers, review records by the box, examine criminals or others involved in law suits, write reports, testify in court, teach businesses and educational institutions how to prevent violence, and help clients stay safe when they are threatened or stalked.  All of this is billed by the hour, so keeping accurate time records is important.  Often there are many cases going on in the same day, requiring stopping the chrono, recording elapsed time, and restarting.  At other times, a project will run for up to ten or twelve hours, so having an hour totalizer is important, too. These uses rule out 30-minute chronos and mono-pusher chronos.  I've looked at literally every 12-hour mechanical chrono ever made and have owned 30-40 different models, concluding that the three best for my uses are the VC Overseas Chronograph, the AP Royal Oak Chronograph, and the AP Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph.  Thus, these are what I collect and what I use. Incidentally, if you have a lawyer, accountant, or other professional who bills by the hour and doesn't wear a chrono., you might ask yourself or them how they are measuring and recording time spent on your case.  It's much easier to "round up" if one estimates than if one measures. Park
Thanks Park for the tip!
04/19/2009 - 08:51
I work in management consulting and executive recruiting and there are times where we will state our rates per hour, but with a max. of 8 billable hours per day - in which we almost always exceed.  Other times it is a flat fee or % based on results delivered. I don't usually work on more than 2 projects in a single day that would bill by the hour, and I use a simple accounting/billing software that helps me track the time.  I can definitely see how the various number of cases you work on would require a very convenient, readily available, time keeper. I've thought about the generation 1 OS Chrono before, but more because of the big date feature.  It's still on my list and if I find one available at a reasonable price, I may still pick one up. BR, Dan
what I love about your watch is that it is
04/19/2009 - 10:16
classical with a touch of originality with the seconds at 9.  Its a great piece and may it time only happy moments.
Gorgeous in WG!! (nt)
04/20/2009 - 02:56
Wonderful Park...
04/20/2009 - 05:51
I look forward to seeing it in person at our next watch event. Our next visit together should be happening soon. Guess you are excited as me on the new straps coming from VC for our Overseas Chrono. Take care and best regards, Matt
You said it!
04/21/2009 - 17:09
'A man couldn't go wrong with these two watches as lifetime companions.' That's the best I seen in a long time. Good taste, two beautiful watches, that complement each other in an utmost way You got sense and taste Hej, Doc