Wishing everyone a happy weekend!

OK, so I was sitting on a conference call this afternoon (don't tell...) and saw my Antiqua on the winder -- took it off and started to polish it a bit with a favorite microfiber glove -- and the rest is, as they say, history:

Wishing everyone a happy weekend!


Wishing everyone a happy weekend!

I have mostly been lurking here lately, but enjoying everyone's posts -- will make a point of joining in more frequently!

All the best,

Gary
I never tire looking at that VH! Great week end to all
10/06/2012 - 10:34
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Is it a work of art?
10/07/2012 - 12:13
You watch is just one of the truly outstanding watches that have been created in the last 15 years. I have to say that I still don’t know if I like it. But as life has taught me so far: Sometimes we see or hear a work of art and year after year we return to it because there is something that we don’t understand / grasp. Our senses are tickled and our fantasies are aroused. If it is a great work then if we are lucky we get that key that opens up and life has just given us another rare gift. Your watch has been haunting me for some years and I’m often returning to it to see if I get that key that opens up this work of art for me. As always it’s a pleasure to see your photos. Yours sincerely Kent
Thanks for your thoughtful note, Kent
10/09/2012 - 04:35
I have to say that there are many watches whose looks I liked right away but whose appeal faded fairly rapidly -- this one intrigued immediately, and its hold on me has only increased over time. A good friend of mine (not a VH owner, by the way) often says that the Antiqua and the Simplicity are the two most "important" independent watches made to date -- the Simplicity really set a definition for classical independent work, and the Antiqua, as Max Busser has said, is the "missing link" beween tradtitional and contemporary horology. And, the Antiqua is fun to wear! Best, GaryG
The glove makes all the difference ;-)
10/07/2012 - 18:47
Hi Gary!  Your VH provokes interest and attention - very Jules Verne-ish and beautiful in a unique and confident manner yes.  A successful example to be at the leading edge without going over.  What do you think of this recent creation from Technotime?
Re: The glove makes all the difference ;-)
10/09/2012 - 04:31
Hmm...not sure about this one, Dean :-) I guess I sort of get the "great edifices" theme, but then again the chunky Greco-Roman columns under the bezel and extreme thickness of the watch kind of lose me. For all of its flash, this piece also has (at the end of the day) a quite traditional display of the time.  For me, the Antiqua is neat both in establishing a steampunk aesthetic and displaying the indications of a perpetual calendar in a novel way. So, I guess I'm a "no" on this one... Best, Gary
My first reaction was to stick my finger
10/09/2012 - 17:55
down my throat frown but your analysis is much more thoughtful!  The VH is provocative in a positive sense and a viable timepiece.  The Techno strikes me as the answer to a question that nobody asked...
Well, I was trying to be polite...
10/09/2012 - 23:39
..in case there was actually someone out there who liked that watch! Best, G