What are you wearing to start the week?

I'm meeting a friend (and VC Exec.) this afternoon for coffee, so I thought this would be appropriate:

What are you wearing to start the week?

I love Alpha hands and this crown makes winding very easy.

06/13/2016 - 14:18
06/13/2016 - 12:08
06/14/2016 - 13:41
one of my latest arrivals
06/13/2016 - 09:15

one of my latest arrivals 

You got a UG! :-)
06/13/2016 - 09:59

Congrats on the Uni-Compax!

I like the strap, it goes well with the patinayes

Loverly UG, Alex!
06/13/2016 - 14:18

I really like the larger sub-dials on vintage chronos.


Tony C.

Before 1st cup of Coffee...
06/13/2016 - 12:08

...I need something big so I can see it!

Before 1st cup of Coffee...

Nice watch Bill, how often do you change watches in a day? :-) (nt)
06/13/2016 - 14:51
Just once or twice...
06/13/2016 - 15:34

I feel bad about ignoring some of my watches--especially the dress watches, which seems to be all of them except for my Overseas, which I wear the most often. I'm thinking of getting a set of "beater bands" -- leather bands I can put on my watches and wear all the time; saving my good bands (i.e. all of those over-priced aligator bands with the marque's name) for special occasions.

I've been wearing my Grande Osmior Mécanique Extra-Plate a lot lately because in addition to keeping excellent time, it's big enough for me to see exactly what time it is...especially before my first cup of coffee.

@Dan--Speaking of a lot of watch changes...that one you have today is beautiful!!


Wow, Dan, is that crown original?
06/13/2016 - 14:19

Very cool! What model is it?


Tony C.

Thanks Tony, yes - I believe the crown is original
06/13/2016 - 14:47

I've seen a picture of this model in another post, both with and without this type of crown. 


It is a Ref. 6340 Chronometre Royale from 1965.  Here is a pic. of the cal. 1008/BS movement:

Thanks Tony, yes - I believe the crown is original

Fantastic! Thanks!
06/13/2016 - 15:08

One of great movements, and always a pleasure to view. Congratulations on owning such a superb watch, Dan.


Best regards,


Tony C.

I've been wearing this GP chronometer recently...
06/13/2016 - 14:20

I've been wearing this GP chronometer recently...

I can see why you've been wearing it!
06/13/2016 - 14:49

That's an interesting symbol below the GP, can you tell me what it represents?

It was GP's icon used to designate their high-frequency chronometers...
06/13/2016 - 15:13

and, along with IWC's iconic lightning bolt, associated with their Ingenieur model line, that GP "squiggle" icon is one of my favorites!


It was only used through the early years of GP's HF chronometer manufacturing, and was quickly replaced by an "HF" designation.




Tony C.

I should add that...
06/13/2016 - 15:15

the one shown above is a hand-wind model, and they were very low production. I do not believe that the above-mentioned icon was used on the automatic models.

interesting thank you. What is the frequency of this GP?
06/13/2016 - 16:09


36,000 bph? (nt)
06/13/2016 - 16:37
Correct. (nt)
06/13/2016 - 17:23
Thanks Tony, I've seen HF before but never the squiggle. :-)
06/13/2016 - 16:29

Very interesting. yes

My last arrival, a LF
06/14/2016 - 13:41

I love this cushion (named Galet Square) design and calibre.

Laurent Ferrier is a great person and a marvelous watchmaker. A real pleasure to meet him and all the LF Team.

My last arrival, a LF

And the official movement photo: the micro rotor and the finishings are awesome.

My last arrival, a LF

Have a nice week



Very cool Liger, that looks beautiful! (nt)
06/14/2016 - 14:30
Thanks Dan
06/14/2016 - 18:09
06/14/2016 - 14:58
Thanks Alex
06/14/2016 - 18:09



The micro-rotor is stunning
06/14/2016 - 16:51

nice touch with the tourbillon-style bridge heart

Re: The micro-rotor bridge has a "Col de Cygne" or
06/14/2016 - 18:07

"Swan neck" design.

Thanks Dean,


There's a watch that will take your breath away!
06/14/2016 - 23:06

What a beautiful LF!

Thanks Bill. And to see the watchmaker fixing hands on the movement
06/15/2016 - 05:50

on my own watch was a great pleasure.

and to see the watchmaker fixing hands on the movement

I wish all collectors to live these events.

Thanks to Laurent and Vanessa to have planned this during my visit to Geneva.



Re: My last arrival, a LF
06/15/2016 - 01:22

Happy to hear you finally received it.

It is quite stunning and dramatic, front and back!

Congratulations and wear it in the best of health.


Thanks Joseph. Additional view of the movement under the dial
06/15/2016 - 05:59

Really impressive finishings on all sides.

Thanks Joseph. And also a view of the movement under the dial

I like the discreet signature on the dial. Perfect for a connoisseur wink

The sector dial with green luminova reminds me a car dashboard. Laurent is also a Racing car Pilot.

Bravo Mr Laurent Ferrier and all your team.



Re: What are you wearing to start the week?
06/15/2016 - 18:52

Sunday was a chill sunny summer day, so I shifted to my Bubbleback.

Looking Good!
06/16/2016 - 03:10

Great vintage piece.  I like the strap you picked.

After a recent splurge, no new watches for me for ahwile.  But I'm looking at strap changes for existing pieces :-)

Re: Looking Good!
06/16/2016 - 06:07

Thanks, Dan. My late great-uncle picked it up after returning to the States from WWII. A better than average hand-me-down.

there really is something irresistible about these vintage Rolexs. Congrats
06/16/2016 - 09:14