Happy New Year Everyone! Apologies for being absent for awhile. I have several posts I wanted to put up but have been busy. Was in Tokyo over the New Year and will be doing a short post soon about watch shopping in Japan but for now... a tale of two ulysses... (note... this is about watches yuh :)
For awhile now I have had the UN Freak on my target list but at times have entertained the idea of other watches for my one big watch purchase in 2009... how about the urwerk? hmm or the lange datograph in rose gold black dial, the dufour dato... i need to see it in the metal to be sure perhaps? so i beg a mate i know who owns one to let me have a look see...
whilst muddling about thinking about this, i saw an interesting For Sale 'FS' ad in purists and wanted to check this other watch out too, as I had liked it in the past... the Louis-Ulysse Chopard Tech Twist Sincere LE :) and so 2 ulysses in a day...
next to the chopard luc... its an amazingly well finished watch. it has a lot of quality and it should be jostling with the likes of Patek and Lange in the finishing department but its let down by one MAJOR thing... CHOPARD the brand is just not a strong horological name... images that come up when i think of chopard are jewelry, fashion watches, women in evening gowns and elton john and something pink thrown in, all mixed up and shaken together... so while the watch is excellent, and i do like the combination of the ruthenium movement and the openworked dial, i could never wear it. for folks who don't have any hangups about the brand though i highly recommend u look at this piece in particular as its probably my favorite reasonably priced one in the entire range. (as noted one is available on purist's collector marketplace and the seller is a top guy)
Journe does ruthenium too :) this on my mind as i wore my Octa to the meetup
this is the WATCH for me for now and hopefully an owner will be kind enough to sell theirs to me. it will go to a good home and to someone who will wear it a hell of a lot and love it a whole lot :)