Monday, 1 February 2010

3yrs of time tapestry and some of my favorite things...

3 years back i had set out with this blog to take people along my watch enthusiast/collecting journey (although not a long one so far, I hope you have found it interesting and entertaining) and the main objective for me was to advance the love of horology & spread the passion as i think its a wonderful universe to delve into and immerse oneself in and there are so many interesting and amazing expressions, some worth a mention, some worth knowing a lot better, loving and owning.

i have enjoyed a lot of aspects of this journey but of course there have been bumps along the way. but lets not focus on that and look to the positives. i have looked to offer my opinion & as with all opinions and views, other people can choose to agree or disagree and thats all fine... i am most willing to agree to disagree as well :)

along the way i have clocked up over 300 posts here, some of which are within google top 1-5 results for select search terms (some examples.. Patek 5070G, patek philippe 5712r, FP Journe Chronometre Souveraine, a lange and sohne datograph chrono, Omega Speedmaster Cal 321, vianney halter classic, AP Bumblebee) got a wikipedia reference for the milgauss:, and visitors from all over the world wif the majority comin from my home Singapore, next US, then Europe and Rest of Asia (HK, Japan, Thailand, China, India).

i hope to continue sharing things worth sharing and offer my point of view. at the same time, recognising it is a journey, my tastes change and evolve and things that i didn't like once i might come to like and watches that were once my grail have been replaced by others.

still loved but no longer a grail... the Audemars Piguet
Royal Oak Offshore
End of Days

which was usurped by an independent gem... vianney halter's antiqua... here with other fine pieces from the futur anterieur collection...

i guess if there's ever a sad spot on the journey, i could sing the following song to perk me up... sung to the tune of 'favorite things' from the sound of music... enjoy ;)

offshores in carbon and speedies on missions
quantieme perpetuals and gyrotourbillons
brown paper packages comin by brinks
these are a few of my favorite things...


vianney's antiqua and kari's repeater
ludwig's creations to rollies and indies
dufours simplicity, busser's machines
these are a few of my favorite things...


when the stem breaks, when the springs stick, when the timings bad
i simply remember my favorite things n then i don't feel so sad...


for all those who have been readers of the blog and who have enjoyed it, i thank you for your readership and wish you all the best as well on your watch journey...

keep on keeping on ;) cheers, raph


Speedmaster said...

Bravo, great stuff!! ;-)

Raphael Too said...

thanks man :)

Perpetuelle said...

Congrats. While I dont recall exactly how I discovered your blog, it was about 2 years ago and I look forward to every new post since. You have more fine watches pass through your hands than most can even dream of, and thanks for sharing a little bit of them with all of us.

from the USofA-

Stefano said...

Congrats Raph! Thank you for keeping such a great and fun blog. Always enjoy dropping by.


Raphael Too said...

Hi Kyle, thanks so much for your kind words. I am real happy that you enjoy the blog and what's shared here. I am sure you have many fine watches pass through your hands too :)

Hey Stefano, thanks for your support of the blog, encouragement and for your comments through the years :) you're a great guy and i wish you all the best in life (watches and everything else ;)


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