Category: Owner Reviews

Curating the Collection – A Vintage Seiko Speedtimer 6139 Pogue Chronograph Ousts a Ceramic Daytona From a Rolex Collection

Seiko Speedtimer 6139

Where I once thought of my Seiko Speedtimer 6139 as the anomaly in my Rolex-centric collection, I’ve since started to see that it actually plays an important role somewhere near center stage. The 6139 has somehow managed to work its way through my tangle of collecting rules and straight onto my wrist with nearly the frequency of any other watch I own.

Owner Review Patek Philippe World Time 5231J and The Law of Attraction

The Skinny Diameter: 38.5MM Thickness: 10.23MM  Movement: Caliber 240 HU Water Resistance:  30M  Price: 65,000 CHF Apophenia or The Law of Attraction?  In 1958, a psychiatrist by the name of Klaus Conrad defined Apophenia as the human propensity to seek patterns in random information. Seeking patterns is the core skill of human intellect, but we… Read more »

Owner Review Roue Watches TPS

The Skinny Movement: Seiko VK63, meacquartz Dimensions: Ø 40mm, lug-to-lug 48mm, thickness 13.5mm Lug Width: 20mm Water Resistance: 50m Strap: 1 perforated leather & 1 rubber Price: $295 I took note of the Roue watch company when it launched in 2017 and made a mental note to check out the watches more closely sometime in… Read more »

Owner Review Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked 37mm Frosted Gold

The Skinny Diameter: 37mmThickness: 10mmMovement: Calibre 3132 In-house automaticWater Resistance: 50 MPrice: $118,700 Small But Mighty I have always looked at the watches in my collection as snapshots of different periods of my life, not to mark any special occasion, but rather as highlights of my impulsive personality. You’d expect to find evidence of purchase… Read more »

Owner Review Christopher Ward C65 Divetimer

The C65 Divetimer is a new, limited edition, manually-wound dive watch from Christopher Ward. Limited to 150 pieces, the watch was announced on the 1st of July and sold out within 24 hours. So let’s take a closer look at Christopher Ward’s latest limited release.

Owner Review anOrdain Model 1 Green Fumé

I’m not one to normally associate watches with significant life events. I will often purchase a watch as part of a collecting plan and not as a reward to myself. In that respect, my watch purchases are individual steps on a collecting journey rather than a destination in themselves. This anOrdain, however, is different: it is a present to myself for reaching the grand old age of 50.