what were you wearing on New Year's Eve?

I was wearing my Malte chrono with platinum dial, its a watch which has hardly left my wrist in the past 8 months what were you wearing on New Year's Eve?

what were you wearing on New Year's Eve?

01/02/2008 - 18:06
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01/06/2008 - 14:37
Stunning piece! Do you have any more pictures of it to share?
01/02/2008 - 17:25

I was wearing my IWC BP to celebrate the new year

IWC really hit the nail on the head with their BPW, I also like the
01/03/2008 - 19:01

version in the Ingenieur case

Crabs for me
01/02/2008 - 18:06

OMG Alex, that is breathtakiing!
01/02/2008 - 18:11

WOW...I would have voted for that design as the Hour Lounge watch!  Is that the original dial?  It's perfectly delicious

thanks :-) I believe the dial to be original there are some
01/02/2008 - 18:33

patina spots on the very periphery but hardly noticeable. Normally the movement should have a swan neck for the fine adjustment but it is missing here and I have yet to have one fitted.

I love those lugs
01/02/2008 - 20:34

That is the kind of case design that really stands out, beautiful.

There is also the "devil horn" style lugs are a real nice variation on that design.

What beauty!
01/02/2008 - 22:13

May I ask you the size of the watch? Thanks!

oliver

its 36mm but wears bigger due to the form of bezzel and lugs (nt)
01/03/2008 - 11:14

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Love that watch...
01/02/2008 - 22:55

Nothing brings a smile to my face quite like seeing a beautiful VC in rose gold.  That watch is really beautiful to look at and must be a joy to wear. I really like the curves of the font for the numbers 12 and 6, very understated but elegant. 

Best regards,

Dino

Fantastic, Alex!
01/03/2008 - 05:28

What a remarkable dial – and watch. Thanks for posting.

Regards,

Tony C.

I wore the 3940PP
01/02/2008 - 20:51

as I like to follow the smooth change around midnight...

Sarkozy's watch ;-) (nt)
01/02/2008 - 22:05

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No! How did you guess?
01/03/2008 - 13:48

This was a secret, but now, I must reveal that he borrows it from me from time to time.

Black & White ...
01/02/2008 - 22:11

(metal) for me.

But sorry, no VC:

All the best from Berlin!

oliver

looking good :-) (nt)
01/03/2008 - 11:17

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Re: what were you wearing on New Year's Eve?
01/02/2008 - 23:52

I don't wear this too often but New Years eve was a good opportunity to see everything change including the leap year indicator!

Joseph

which one gets mots wrist time? The QP or the tourbillon? (nt)
01/03/2008 - 11:18

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Every time I see a picture of this watch, my heart melts...
01/06/2008 - 14:31

Looking at this beautiful QP, what a great way to start off the year

Amusingly...
01/03/2008 - 05:27

it was my most recent (old) acquisition, and most probably one of the only Seikos

you will ever see on this forum!

Regards,

Tony C.

why is Laurel attached to the name Seiko? was is a joint
01/03/2008 - 11:17

venture?

Hi Alex...
01/03/2008 - 17:15

a brief bit of background:

In 1881 a company was founded in the Ginza district of Tokyo called K. Hattori & Co. Ltd. They opened a retail shop which carried clocks and watches. In 1892 the owner went into the manufacturing business, opening the Seikosha Co. Ltd., and they began producing clocks. Then, in 1913, they added Japan's first wristwatches to the line, under the brand name "Laurel".

Fast-forward to the 1960's, when many of the classic Seiko trademarks were introduced, including the Bellmatic, World Time, King Seiko, Grand Seiko, Seiko 5, and Sportsmatic. The watch which I have posted – a first generation Alpinist (a model which thrives today, incidentally) – was, to my understanding, Seiko's first 'sports' watch (their first dive watch was made in 1965). My reading of both the Seiko and Laurel names being used on the dial is that the early '60's was a brief, turbulent, transition period leading to Seiko's refining and use of these new model/line names. In fact, the very next version of the Alpinist was released under the "Champion" name.

For those interested in a more detailed history of Seiko, I'd strongly recommend reading this article:

http://www.timezone.com/library/cjrml/cjrml0023

Regards,

Tony C.

very interesting thanks Tony (nt)
01/03/2008 - 17:25

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Re:My New Toy
01/03/2008 - 13:50

Sorry i have been unfaithful i wore this one

No worries about splashing champagne on this piece

I bought it because it is a hot watch & my ad(read good friend) even gave me a discount on this piece

Now i cannot take it off my wrist

Not really a sports watch but i swam in it & it held up

TL

Nice one Tim :-) (nt)
01/03/2008 - 14:27

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Re: Nice one Tim :-) (nt)
01/04/2008 - 03:26

Thanks Alex

Are you getting the 5712?

TL

It should arrive by March but as soon as I recieve it I'll
01/04/2008 - 11:46

flip it

just kidding :-)

This is what I was wearing for 2007, but
01/03/2008 - 18:24

in 2008 I hope it will be a vacheron perpetual. I would like to have Vacheron build a one of type but in 1 year????? One can always dream!!!!

what kind of perpetual would you like to see them make? (nt)
01/03/2008 - 18:59

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Re: what kind of perpetual would you like to see them make? (nt)
01/03/2008 - 20:14

Case:  Rose gold 40mm diameter Sputnik Style.

Functions---Time

                 Sweep seconds

                 Day/Date/Month in windows

                 Moonphase (blue with gold stars and man)

                 Leap Year indicator????not 100% sure.

                 Automatic

Dial---------Black

                 Rose gold baton markers (1755?)

                 Rose gold cabochon minute markers

                 Guilloche

                 Vacheron & Constantin

Crown------Same as "Tour de I'lle, slightly recessed in case

Hands------Dagger (similar to Patrimony traditional)

The 3 windows could either be grouped together on the top of the dial (preferred) where there are 2 windows parallel to each other and the 3rd on to be up above them in the center.

If there is not enough space to fit all 3 then keep the 2 together and the 3rd to be at 6:00 just below the opening for the moonphase.

I am not sure about the leap year indicator because I want to keep the dial balanced and symmetrical and do not like a number associated to it. In my opinion they are confusing; is #1 leap year, or is it #4 etc....just some sort of indicator would be preferable.

What do you think?????

        

agree 100% I would like to have the day/date/month indications via
01/03/2008 - 20:38

windows at the top part of the dial, a bit like in the PW below.

I would want central seconds.

The leap year indicator could be either on the back or idicated via a hand over the moon apperture at 6 (not my favorite choice as I would want the moon face to be toatally free of any hands.

Re: agree 100% I would like to have the day/date/month indications via
01/03/2008 - 22:58

Alex...Thats very cool. I had not thought of that layout. It would much more complicated to design but were discussing dreams here so you have just go for it. Thanks for the idea I love it.

John

not a VC...
01/06/2008 - 14:37

...I'm still waiting for mine...

On New Year's Eve I was wearing my Ice Bang

Not the dressiest watch, but the ceramic case and tungsten bezel make it the perfect watch to wear with my crutches (100% scratch proof...)

Also it matches he color of my crutches

Definately cool :-) (nt)
01/06/2008 - 17:32

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