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  1. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 23, 2020

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    Sorry I should probably avoid inside jokes in the open forum. Rob was telling me off about not knowing the understanding of the word
     
  2. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 23, 2020

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    Hahaha, but it is unacceptably ugly on first sight..
     
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  3. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 23, 2020

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    Nah, keep em guessing!:p
     
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  4. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 8, 2020

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    I just started reading an old 'International Watch' magazine from 1992 and inside there was a photo of a piece unique AP Royal Oak '20th Anniversary' which was auctioned for for a tree planting charity. It had a gold 'oak tree' on the dial and sold for FFr660,000 (about £60,000) - I wonder what that's worth today? Considering Google can't even find me a photograph of it!

    Also, in auction news, an 18k gold 35mm Patek with a perpetual calendar and moon phase with box and papers sold for £16,500.

    This magazine also made me realise one reason why the watches we buy are so expensive these days. They said one watch sold for SF231,000 (£98,000)... and when you look up the exchange rate for 1992 sterling one pound was worth 2.75 Swiss francs, now it's more like 1.18! So less than half what it was, no wonder Swiss watches are expensive!
     
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  5. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 8, 2020

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    Just in case you thought I was making it up
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  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 8, 2020

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  7. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Nov 8, 2020

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  8. kappa_md

    kappa_md Nov 8, 2020

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    W:DW! AP has gone Hublot :eek:
     
  9. Hubert

    Hubert Nov 8, 2020

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    They have!
     
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  10. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 11, 2020

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    Domed sapphire glassbox, 0-1sec deviation... $115. Crazy!
     
  11. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Nov 11, 2020

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    I think I prefer the AP green version,did I miss the price?
     
  12. Remo

    Remo Nov 12, 2020

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    It means vanguard. It's a military term, but was later adopted in art and culture.
     
  13. Remo

    Remo Nov 12, 2020

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    Speaking of military...
    My first 2 Dan Henrys:
    1972 and 1939, year of birth of myself and my father (who will receive the 1939 as a birthdaypresent, so it is still covered in film). 20201111_111009.jpg 20201111_104037.jpg
    Just for fun.
    Would rather take a Pasadena ;)
     
  14. imagwai

    imagwai Nov 12, 2020

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    Right. So advance guard then, meaning a group which pushes forward ahead of the others. Makes sense as an analogy for TAG I guess, except the avant garde probably all ended up being slaughtered :)
     
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  15. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 12, 2020

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    £34000 for the blue and green, £39700 for the gold/black
     
  16. Remo

    Remo Nov 12, 2020

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    Wow, I could have bought 1000 DHs for that money :whistling:.
     
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  17. Remo

    Remo Nov 12, 2020

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    As well as a good part of the TAG Heuer 'Avantgarde' watch design innovations...
     
  18. kappa_md

    kappa_md Nov 19, 2020

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  19. Yago

    Yago Nov 20, 2020

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    That analogy sticks. New ideas very often get slaughtered but the good ones emerge nonetheless, sometimes much later. The people that advocated them might indeed not be the ones benefiting.
     
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  20. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Nov 20, 2020

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    Pathetic. He probably thought Hamilton was some tiny little company, not realising that it was owned by the Swatch group. There's always someone richer than you, but regardless. Elvis wore a Hamilton for God's sake!

    Having said that... whenever I see the name Hamilton on a watch, I automatically associate it with Lewis Hamilton. But that's hardly their fault...