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#841 cheefai7

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Posted 16 May 2016 - 11:58 PM

Mine has more patina...and the hands are now skeleton....bezel insert died..so i had to replace it. Will take a photo of it soon.

 

Meaning it has been through mountain and seas, what's left could be the sentimental. No intention to revive the turtle?



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:58 AM

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More photos over at the blog. I had the time and I wanted to share. 


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:07 PM

Well broken in and great pair with cream Nato.

 

 

Sir riggy, wow, you had the lollipop hand melted with a hole, definitely a good iteration of wabi-sabi! Possible to restore the mechanical without alter the current state of appearance?

 

Good read on the write up, hope my wife understand "Another reason to start collecting early". :)

 

 

 

More photos over at the blog. I had the time and I wanted to share. 

 



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:30 PM

The 6309 has been serviced once before. I just told the watchmaker to service it and keep everything else as it is. Not that hard actually. 

 

I didn't 'melt' the seconds hand...Just decades of wear and tear. Natural patina


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 07:14 PM

Just measured, my wrist is 7 inches (17-18cm), so probably on the small side.


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Rigs, that's some really badass wabi ! The bezel insert is brand new, but cant help thinking it would look even better if you can source a scuffed up version. The original one no hope already?

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

6 . No...if not it would be on the watch. No worries...all I have to do is be super clumsy when I wear it. :D


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 09:37 AM

Riggy, a very difficult question, should someone offered you the price of a brand new turtle, will you sell it?

 

6, we have about the same wrist size, hows does it wear? Head heavy?



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 12:30 PM

The turtle is really light, weight wise. Comparing to 40mm stainless steel Rolex sportwatches.

I wear it on a nylon strap which makes it one of my most comfortable watches, despite it being 45mm.

WMMV of course - go try one on. They have recently been released again.

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 08:04 PM

Riggy, a very difficult question, should someone offered you the price of a brand new turtle, will you sell it?

 

 

 

No. At the moment I do not need RM2,000 that badly. 


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Posted 18 May 2016 - 10:47 PM

6, yeah i can feel that the poison is pushing at me. Considering the Sumo, Turtle and SKX007....



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:53 AM

I want to get Garmin Fenix 3 HR!!!



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:44 PM

I agree. And I'd ask for 50% and not a penny more. If its a new PP, I'd press for a whole lot of discount (20% or more) and if I could bloody well afford my first Patek I'd like it with the whole purchase experience...i.e box, papers, the service etc.. , furthermore a Patek without any complications (chronograph, etc) isn't too thrilling or collectible or special to have such high resale value if its just a couple of years old, therefore shouldn't cost a whole lot on the secondhand market.

Very rarely do you get discounts on PP. Maybe on the PM models  but the stainless steel ones have a long wait list. 

 

You will have to wait quiet a while for the entry level sport models. 

 


For something as expensive as a Patek, its hard to say. After all, box and papers are just another way to validate the autheticity.

 

RM1k for a Rolex. 



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 03:23 AM

https://youtu.be/hNCat9uhMLQ

Jean-Claude Biver, a stalwart of the Swiss watch industry. He bought the name Blancpain after it went bust and revived it, was a director at Omega, took on the CEO post at an eviscerated and lossmaking Hublot, then moved to become CEO of TAG Heuer. Today, he is President of the LVMH watch division.

He speaks prolifically--many are on youtube. I find his speeches fascinating.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:01 AM

https://youtu.be/hNCat9uhMLQ

Jean-Claude Biver, a stalwart of the Swiss watch industry. He bought the name Blancpain after it went bust and revived it, was a director at Omega, took on the CEO post at an eviscerated and lossmaking Hublot, then moved to become CEO of TAG Heuer. Today, he is President of the LVMH watch division.

He speaks prolifically--many are on youtube. I find his speeches fascinating.

 






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