Here is little beauty Omega Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz Meteorite Ref: 3126.96.36.199.99.001, this particular piece is the standard speedmaster Moonwatch with a meteorite dial. The dial is unique and mesmerizing in colour and this model was to commemorate Apollo-Soyuz Test Project which was to superpowers working together on landing station in orbit. The watch has sapphire crystal with cal 1861 Manual wind chrono movement, Omega speedmaster have done 100’s of editions from Limited to special editions etc…. lost count over the years I think they probably done the most out of all the Swiss brands. But this a great piece for the collection!
As the title says Watch shopping in Chicago a visit to the new Marshall pierce a video by Hodinkee. Unfortunately Years ago I was in Chicago for a good while but was not into watches back then. I would be certainly be watch shopping if I ever go back to Chicago a great city to see the windy city.
As the title says one of my all time favorites in modern times The Rolex Submariner 16610LV, first launch in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner. The Submariner success spans over 50 years of a true tool divers watch and I feel this was a game changer for future Rolex sport models. This piece was not loved at first but started to be appreciated over time, the dial had big hour plots also bigger hour hand compared to the standard Submariner and a gorgeous green bezel which made the watch in my opinion. So the standard Sub model number is 16610 then they added LV on the end of the model number which stands Lunette Verte.
The Submariner is water resistant to 300m and has the Patented triple lock crown which gave Rolex they diver status back in the 1950,s, I have owned a few of this particular model in the past and this production was made in limited numbers compared to other models. The run dates from 2003 to 2010 a seven year run in total. Now in 2016 they have become very sort after for collectors and everyone it has become the one to have prices average £5000 plus to buy one considering new RRP was £2650 ouch!
Rolex sports watches from around 2006 had a new feature which came from the Submariner LV big hour plots big hands become the norm as Rolex must have decided it was the right combination. I still love them and in the years since launch I probably only seen possibly two when clock watching people’s wrists as I always do. Overall a must have in any collection and I personally feel will be a future modern collectors piece so get when one if you can.
How to Service The 234- Component Cal 1861 SpeedMaster
As the title says Hodinkee have been inside The Omega Speedmaster at Manfredi Jewels and getting all the low down on how to service a Speedmaster Cal 1861 which they use in plenty of there watches. Very articulate job servicing watches need steady hands and good eyes!!
As the title says Talking watches with John Goldberger by Hodinkee they have plenty of watch collectors that like to talk about watches which something I can do for England love all watches and there is plenty to choose from all of the top brands. Some watches to die for in the video.
Here is a delightful piece for both ladies and gents Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual Ref: 16234 these are probably the most sold Rolex rather than the sports model which everyone thinks are the best sellers. The Datejust is all stainless steel case and bracelet with a 18k white gold fluted bezel on a silver dial with roman numerals and batons underneath, they make this model in three sizes 21mm, 31mm and 36mm this one is a 36mm with a date window at 3 O clock and the unique magnifying cyclops to enhance the date numbers. The Datejust has been produced for 50 years or so definitely tried and tested. The bracelet is the jubilee version more dressy than the oyster with a satin finish on the edge and polished centre D links with 5 links from side to side staggered giving a classy look. A great dress watch for all occasions with so many variate’s to suit everyone tastes always felt there was small on my wrist but my misses loves them!