Sunday ritual

Sunday after lunch is the only time (if ever) for me to take time to appreciate my modest watch collections.  Managed to squeeze time out for this passion of mine.  There are several pieces I liked best.  So thought of sharing a few pieces with all here. 


Sunday ritual

06/24/2012 - 15:30
Re: Sunday ritual
06/24/2012 - 15:37
Hi Melvin, Very nice display! How about some descriptions for ignorami like myself?  :-) Regards, JB
Re: Re: Sunday ritual
06/24/2012 - 15:47
Gladly.  From left to right Zenith New Vintage 1955 Chronometer Zenith Winsor AP Jules Audemars (Cal. 2003) VC Historiques 1912 JLC Reverso art deco dial JLC Reverso 1931 (US boutique edition)
Re: Re: Re: Sunday ritual
06/24/2012 - 16:26
Nice collection, Melvin!  I really like the non-round cases... love the VC Historiques 1912 and both Revereso's. Especially the JLC Reverso Art Deco with salmon color dial. 
I fell in love with the art deco dial
06/24/2012 - 16:42
Simple yet distinct. The salmon colour makes it more attractive. Thank you for the comments.
Thank you
06/25/2012 - 06:24
Excellent taste! Joseph
Nice ritual and cool collection! Each is really nice and other than
06/24/2012 - 16:08
The 1912 I really like the blue dial of the Zenith and find the Jules Audemars case to be one of the nicest around!
Thanks for the kind words, Alex. There's something about
06/24/2012 - 16:37
blue dial, isn't it. I knew I would have to get it over its white (and sibewhat more traditional) version. Strangely, while I was aware of the El Primerio then, the New Vintage 1955 was my first Zenith. The Jules Audemars is a bit of an understated piece, more so if not because of its attractive grey dial that gives off different hues under different lightings. But its beauty is the gold Cal. 2003 movement seen from the see through caseback. I absolutely loved the design of 1912. Wore it to a local VC event earlier this year, and it was well appreciated by fellow VC collectors.
I'm joining you Melvin, after lunch, with a brandy and coffee...
06/24/2012 - 16:33
Thank you for helping to make my Sunday afternoon that little bit special too! Lovely pieces duly admired and appreciated Tonyyes
Alcohol & coffee after lunch?
06/24/2012 - 16:39
Sounds great!
A very tasteful collection!
06/24/2012 - 19:53
I can imagine that you really enjoy each and every one of these, as each one exudes class. The JA case is a favorite of mine, and I'm still regretting a bit selling my Art Deco several years ago (although the money went toward a Malte Squelette, so I can't be too sad!) Thanks for sharing these. Best, Gary
Class or not I don't know, but
06/25/2012 - 04:58
you're very right to say that I'm enjoying each and every piece. Thanks for the very kind words.
Modest? Quite an Impressive Collection Sir!
06/25/2012 - 04:42
Varied, except for all the black leather straps cheeky.  Ever consider a Navy strap, I like them with white metal cases. Congrats on the style and choices you've made,  very nice! Best Regards, Dan
Modest compared to many wonderful watches
06/25/2012 - 04:56
i've seen at THL.  But I'm very contented with mine.  Navy strap?  Hmm, will consider that when it's time to change straps.   Thanks Dan.
The Reverso 1931
06/25/2012 - 07:18
is highly appealling, thanks for sharing all these treasures yes
Re: The Reverso 1931
06/25/2012 - 11:05
Subtle differences between the boutique edition and the non-boutique piece.  My preference is for the former and was fortunate to get if from local JLC boutique. 
Re: Sunday ritual
06/25/2012 - 15:18
very nice, i put all my shoes out on Sunday for a polish - not the same ;)
Not that different too
06/25/2012 - 16:42
Watches & shoes are for wearing ;p. They are extensions of the wearers. Good shoes, like good watches, are meant to last. They are more similar than they are different after all ;p
Nice thoughts on shoes and watches
06/25/2012 - 16:59
I admire your "modest" collection.  You have some absolutely lovely pieces.  I am glad you put the two Reversos side-by-side so we could see how different they are in size.  That Art Deco Reverso is a special one, indeed.  What a great Sunday ritual you have. Best, Robert
It's a scarce ritual, Robert. But
06/25/2012 - 17:27
when I've the luxury of time to enjoy this ritual, I use it to appreciate time through these timepieces. Thanks for the comments.
Tobi, I do the same:-)
06/25/2012 - 20:30
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A most lovely collection. Thanks for sharing!
06/26/2012 - 00:44
I love how it progresses from round at the left to tonneau and then to rectangular.  Neat arrangement! Enjoy them in the best of health! Eddy
Thanks for the observation, Eddy. Didn't
06/26/2012 - 02:58
think of it that way when I arranged the watches, though I placed the 1912 & Jules Audemars in the centre as they are probably less often seen than the others in the photo.
Great line-up Melvin!
06/27/2012 - 03:20
I especially like the 1955 Zenith: simple, elegant, and understated. As for your ritual, I am equally guilty with a similar ritual of lining-up and winding watches as well as polishing shoes. I personally find it quite relaxing, and with a line-up like yours, very aesthetically pleasing. Thank you for sharing! Best, Walid
No, no guilt at all. Just
06/27/2012 - 04:12
regret that other commitments in life often eats into personal time, i.e. time for one to unwind, destress & rebalance. Hmm, maybe I should start on shoe polishing ritual too. Didn't know it can be as good as watch appreciation ;p Thanks for sharing too.