Sharing the Beauty

Bought this beauty for my lovely wife over the weekend. She couldn't stop smiling since and I'm very happy for her.Sharing the Beauty

My apology for a quick lousy shot:

Sharing the Beauty

With my finger crossed, the next acquisition will be for myself Sharing the Beauty-- a Grands Explorateurs. This is of course depending on whether I can convince my dear AD to put my name on the list and if I can save up in time for the new release.



Lucky Woman, and good luck on your own quest! (nt)
04/21/2008 - 10:49
Re: Lucky Woman, and good luck on your own quest! (nt)
04/21/2008 - 11:47

Thanks dshao1 and leonardo for your kind words.
04/21/2008 - 12:33

We should get Mrs Teetan on the Lounge :-) That's a great gift you are
04/21/2008 - 12:21

a true gentleman and good luck on the Explorateurs! I've been saving up for one for the past 4 years!!

Dangerous suggestion...Alex :P
04/21/2008 - 13:09


Thank you for your words. Much appreciated.  

While I would extremely love to have her joined us here at the Lounge, it would be much safer for our child's wellfare to let her stay offline. You know--- a lady's spending behaviour could be really unpredictable.

It's better this way-- me alone surfing the net and pulling the trigger on an interesting piece out of a secret watch sinking fund     



ah yes the secret watch fund, something almost all WIS share :-) (nt)
04/21/2008 - 13:42


Congrats on a great purchase
04/21/2008 - 13:17

Very generous and noble gesture - I can understand why your wife wouldn't stop smiling...

And good luck on your next purchase

Thanks Veillotron. Now tell us what's you have...
04/21/2008 - 18:52
in mind for the next purchase.Your chrono excellence platin fund could be shifted to something really nice (eg customized Qdl) don't you think? Cheers, Teetann
I'm still thinkning about it
04/24/2008 - 00:39

I've got a few ideas, but I haven't made my mind up yet.I'll keep you guys posted

Thanks for asking....

Good job, my man!
04/21/2008 - 18:05

That will certainly keep your wife smiling...for now.

Your wife has good taste.  For my wife, a watch is an appendage to jewelry  so it will be a long time before you see us wearing a pair of VCs.

I wish you good luck on the Explorateurs!  That is my favorite watch right now.

Don't worry, I won't compete with you by placing an order...unless I win the lottery!



Re: Good job, my man!
04/21/2008 - 18:43
Kazuki you are not alone as winning a lotto is one of my high hope too. Cheers.
Ladies Watches vs Jewelry
04/21/2008 - 18:49

By coincidence (or maybe just because it's springtime) my wife asked some very detailed questions this weekend about ladies watches.  She is normally not very interested but I think my enthusiasm is catching.  Anyway, she was disappointed by some of the answers I gave:

1. Many ladies watches are designed as jewelry rather than as technical masterpieces, hence, many have quartz movements and are decorated with diamonds, MOP dials, etc.

2. Many manufacturers price ladies watches higher than comparable men's watches because women also view them as jewelry and equate diamonds on dials with diamonds on fingers, and are willing to pay more.

3. Ladies watches depreciate faster than men's watches because they are considered jewelry and have less intrinsic value with quartz movements and flamboyant design elements.

4. The secondary market in ladies watches is weaker than men's watches because women don't wish to purchase used jewelry in many cases, as it's considered too personal an item.

5. The mid-size watch category may be the best place to find a classic, conservative, mechanical, quality watch suitable for women who wish to own a timepiece rather than a jewelry piece.

I have to be careful about what I say regarding jewelry as my wife finds diamonds irresistable yet I just don't get it.  OTOH, she thinks I'm nuts to babble on about old watch movements that don't keep time nearly as well as her quartz Ebel or Baume et Mercier.  I hope I'm right in trying to steer her towards my ideal of a watch?

Re: Ladies Watches vs Jewelry
04/21/2008 - 19:51

Hi Tick-Talk,

I totally agree with you and have been having difficulty finding an appropriate timepiece for my wife as well.  She agrees with what you've said as well and is looking for a quality, mechanical, timepiece - with a strong preference toward VC, knowing that it may be a mint, vintage piece (she's been infected ).

As far as jewelry is concerned, she has her eyes on large diamonds, pearls, jadeite, etc. 

BR, Dan

Very well thoughts
04/21/2008 - 19:57
but can't help-- woman and diamond jelwery they are meant to be together. They compliment each other, and will make you smile just like that. Now imagine this-- a lady loves diamond jewelry and a man loves timepiece, then nothing can beat a diamond watch a man gave to his loved one. A win-win. For timepiece category, I bought my wife a regular joe patek twenty-4 couple years ago. And I thought it's time to offer something even more special this time (that's why a VC). At least it's a manual winding instead of the same old quartz :) Anyway, pricing consideration never crossed my mind. It's my appreciation of love and care to my loved one. A win-win. Resale value or economic interest was not part of the game. Her smile is worth a lot more than that. Now I'd like my wife to read this. She will love me even more (and let me buy my next piece more easily). Cheers, Teetann
Your wife is a lucky woman nt)
04/22/2008 - 13:56


Re: Your wife is a lucky woman nt)
04/23/2008 - 02:20

Ahh... the things we do for love...