Sunday, 25 April 2010

doing up a longer post that will come in time...

but before that comes... just wanted to say this... some friends of mine have asked if i have parted with my antiqua and i will say this...
i would rather sell close to everyting else i own that is of value than part with my antiqua... i hope thats clear enough :) i do love it so...
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but i am missing my watch... why? it is in st. croix... receiving the full spa treatment at the hands of the maestro,
vianney halter and his capable team of magicians ;)
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so what have i been busy with? other toys [check out "hot toys" collectibles and other 1/6 goodies] and distractions
[the 4 wheeled variety which i will share more in time on]... and lady gaga!
papa-
paparazzi... p-p-p-pokerface... monster... a lil one wif paws... yes i admit it... i like lady gaga ;)
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but i can't wait to have it back on my wrist again though... sigh... waiting... waiting... waiting...
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you just got the watch not too long ago?
So whats the reason for sending it back?
Any problem with it?

Raphael Too said...

Hi Anonymous, good question...

i obtained my antiqua not too long back, based on my post on grail acquisition, it came around end July... the thing is that its not a brand new piece and i did not have a chance to speak much to the old owner of the piece or know of his handling of it. i guess buying a pre-owned piece, one must be mindful that there could be possible issues from the past owner that may not surface immediately on purchase. for me it was that the lower pusher used for perp calendar adjustment wasn't too stable and not sensitive to adjustment and when i used the proper tool on it, it was unresponsive... but sometimes these tings only surface after a while of use and the need to do adjustments to the perp.
as the watch box that this comes in is a watch winder, it will not need adjustment often and so i would say that as long as its adjusted and on a winder, folks who obtain this will not have issues with the pushers. about hardiness on other pieces i won't know for sure...

a safer assessment is after i get it back and i hope to report on its reliability thru the years it will be by my side. hope this helps a little.

cheers, raph

Anonymous said...

hey Raph,

long time lurker on your blog - thought i might break the ice - did i just see a Feb-30 on the watch face? Is that a trick?

Raphael Too said...

no trick. it was faulty which is why i had to send it in for servicing.

Anonymous said...

ah okay.. :) hope it's back in good shape.. it's a beauty!

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