Friday, April 18, 2014
Off topic but this highland park 50 is a scotch that I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to taste. I now number in the maybe 1000 people who’ve tasted this. I have old watches that are 40-50 years old but I’ve never tasted scotch this old and genteel before. Quite a bit of character for something so old. Still extremely vigorous and athletic. Like a 50 year old cross fitter. Amazeballs. I hope tracteur readers appreciate this review.

Off topic but this highland park 50 is a scotch that I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to taste. I now number in the maybe 1000 people who’ve tasted this. I have old watches that are 40-50 years old but I’ve never tasted scotch this old and genteel before. Quite a bit of character for something so old. Still extremely vigorous and athletic. Like a 50 year old cross fitter. Amazeballs. I hope tracteur readers appreciate this review.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Off topic. I’m gonna have to learn to do this better. Mr. Rubinacci I think is a great teacher.

(Source: sarto.jp)

Saturday, April 12, 2014
As much as I love my PAM 320 for its simplicity, there is something about the 233 dot indicator.  For one thing, it’s a manual wind with an 8 day power reserve - and the dot adds to the usability - although frankly if you can’t figure out a 24 hour clock on the 320 you got other issues.  Still domed sapphire crystal and manual wind for me.

womw:

Love love love the dome crystal… Makes me feel like I need to sell all my non-dome crystal PAMs for another one that is dome 😱. by lifeofawis from Instagram http://ift.tt/1icUkMG

As much as I love my PAM 320 for its simplicity, there is something about the 233 dot indicator.  For one thing, it’s a manual wind with an 8 day power reserve - and the dot adds to the usability - although frankly if you can’t figure out a 24 hour clock on the 320 you got other issues.  Still domed sapphire crystal and manual wind for me.

womw:

Love love love the dome crystal… Makes me feel like I need to sell all my non-dome crystal PAMs for another one that is dome 😱.
by lifeofawis from Instagram http://ift.tt/1icUkMG

Friday, April 11, 2014
Off-topic.  Oh yummy - John Lobb shoes.  I think Double Monks are the flavor du jour - I mean are there going to be triple monks?  But Lobb is so nice.
theshoemakerworld:

In the double monkstrap paradise of John Lobb. @johnlobb #johnlobb #monkstrap #englandshoes #shoemaker #shoepassion #theshoemakerworld #footwear #mensshoes

Off-topic.  Oh yummy - John Lobb shoes.  I think Double Monks are the flavor du jour - I mean are there going to be triple monks?  But Lobb is so nice.

theshoemakerworld:

In the double monkstrap paradise of John Lobb. @johnlobb #johnlobb #monkstrap #englandshoes #shoemaker #shoepassion #theshoemakerworld #footwear #mensshoes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
That’s a cool canvas strap on that 16570 Explorer II.  Seems to be a NATO since I can see a “double under” but can’t tell.
xeny101:

Rolex Explorer II

That’s a cool canvas strap on that 16570 Explorer II.  Seems to be a NATO since I can see a “double under” but can’t tell.

xeny101:

Rolex Explorer II

(Source: bushyastaparadigm)

Monday, April 7, 2014
Nice filter work here and composition. Classic Panerai case, completely new in house 8 day movement. With the Swatch group essentially cutting off supply to all no swatch group companies, makes sense for Panerai to switch to fully in house. That said the ruggedness of the ETA movements will be missed.

Nice filter work here and composition. Classic Panerai case, completely new in house 8 day movement. With the Swatch group essentially cutting off supply to all no swatch group companies, makes sense for Panerai to switch to fully in house. That said the ruggedness of the ETA movements will be missed.

Monday, March 31, 2014
paneraicentral:

Now this is one sick #PaneraiEssentials pic thanks to @cba552. 
Watches: * #Panerai PAM 507
* #Patek 6104G
* #PatekPhilippe 5980R
* #AudemarsPiguet Jules Grand Complication in Platinum

Phones: * Rose gold iPhone 5S
* Rose gold Blackberry
* #Vertu Constellation Quest in 18k Yellow gold

Pens:

3 #Montblanc pens in solid gold

Other stuff: * #Brioni Crocodile wallet with Amex
* #CliveChristian No 1 Cologne

So which outstanding collector has this as his EDC?

paneraicentral:

Now this is one sick #PaneraiEssentials pic thanks to @cba552.
Watches: * #Panerai PAM 507
* #Patek 6104G
* #PatekPhilippe 5980R
* #AudemarsPiguet Jules Grand Complication in Platinum

Phones: * Rose gold iPhone 5S
* Rose gold Blackberry
* #Vertu Constellation Quest in 18k Yellow gold

Pens:

3 #Montblanc pens in solid gold

Other stuff: * #Brioni Crocodile wallet with Amex
* #CliveChristian No 1 Cologne

So which outstanding collector has this as his EDC?

I think this was a pretty good Hodinkee review of the new 5990/1A.  For me though there’s just a so much going on.  I appreciate being able to stick a gmt complication onto a chrono (while not expanding the real estate of the case) - although don’t understand how the mechanism could be anything but an add-on taking away from the power reserve.  That said, it’s nice to see the (to me anyway) two options from Patek for multiple time zone watches.  For me though, does NOT supplant the 5164 which has the aquanaut case and 2nd time zone complication.  Oh well, both are at price points that I can’t currently handle anyway.

hodinkee:

For those just waking up in the US, we’ve been publishing updates from @baselworld2014 on www.hodinkee.com for almost one week now. This weekend, we went hands-on with some great pieces including this new #patekphilippe Nautilus Chronograph with Travel Time (ref 5990/1A). Check em out online now. (at www.hodinkee.com)

I think this was a pretty good Hodinkee review of the new 5990/1A.  For me though there’s just a so much going on.  I appreciate being able to stick a gmt complication onto a chrono (while not expanding the real estate of the case) - although don’t understand how the mechanism could be anything but an add-on taking away from the power reserve.  That said, it’s nice to see the (to me anyway) two options from Patek for multiple time zone watches.  For me though, does NOT supplant the 5164 which has the aquanaut case and 2nd time zone complication.  Oh well, both are at price points that I can’t currently handle anyway.

hodinkee:

For those just waking up in the US, we’ve been publishing updates from @baselworld2014 on www.hodinkee.com for almost one week now. This weekend, we went hands-on with some great pieces including this new #patekphilippe Nautilus Chronograph with Travel Time (ref 5990/1A). Check em out online now. (at www.hodinkee.com)

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Close up shot of two 1675 GMTs.  I love the look on the bund strap. I guess my buddy prefers to live his life a little more relaxed than I do. 

Btw, I’m so much more in love w the Pepsi bezels on steel watches than white gold. Good move by Rolex to move higher end but I mourn the loss of the tool watch aspect of the GMT Masters.

Close up shot of two 1675 GMTs. I love the look on the bund strap. I guess my buddy prefers to live his life a little more relaxed than I do.

Btw, I’m so much more in love w the Pepsi bezels on steel watches than white gold. Good move by Rolex to move higher end but I mourn the loss of the tool watch aspect of the GMT Masters.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014