Evaluation of Breitling (Wings) Posted by John Raba on March 15, 1998 at 5:40:28: Well, I purchased a ss/18k gold Breitling (Wings). I thought I would provide my review of this watch. Watch case The overall appearance of the watch is one solid mass. This is not a flimsy... Read more
A Discussion on Mycroft’s Psychosis:When Intervention Is Indicated… Posted by Mycroft on December 30, 1997 at 20:01:45:In many of the things we do, and the hobbies and interests (such as watches and horology) we have, there is always a very thin line between appreciating a subject to crossing over... Read more
JLC Master Geographique – personal experience Forum: TimeZone – Advanced Forum Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 13:10:35 GMT Dear TZers, for over 5 weeks now I have the privilege to wear a JLC Master Geographique in SS. It was bought at Zigerli & Iff in Bern, Switzerland (not a... Read more
How And Where To Get A Custom Watch Built   Posted by Hans Zbinden on January 30, 1998 at 1:28:44:In Reply to: Need custom watch made posted by Bob Seetin on January 30, 1998 at 1:00:03:Hi BobIf you’re planning to have a high-quality watch with mechanical movement built, there are... Read more
Rolex, Looking at the Watch Posted by Hans Zbinden on January 29, 1998 at 21:16:24: In Reply to: ….so, what about Rolexes? posted by Paul Mealey on January 29, 1998 at 9:14:32: Hi Paul I own a few watches from Rolex, I still like them but don’t wear them... Read more
Chrono Story in Seven Years in Tibet Posted by Charlie on April 11, 1998 at 8:38:34:The other night I sat down somewhat reluctantly to watch a movie my wife had rented called Seven Years in Tibet. It’s based on a book with the same title by Heinrich Harrer, the... Read more
Cyber-Duet Replay:Time Flies’ Big Questions andJustin Time’s Puny Answers  Posted by Justin Time on February 26, 1998 at 8:17:17:TIME FLIES–Hi, folks, I’ve been thinking about where I’ve been with regard to my watch purchases since the 1960’s and what I’ve noticed, thought about and concluded about wristwatches and watch... Read more
Letter from President of IWC regarding “Tour of IWC”   From: Sarp, Michael Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 08:53:37 +0200 Dear Mr. Friedberg, I have just read, with great interest, your article “A Tour of IWC” and your impressions from your visit to our factory, which reminded me very... Read more

Posting an Image [5/98]

Archives September 24, 2002

Here’s how it’s done… Posted by Paul Schliesser on May 03, 1998 at 21:50:25:In Reply to: Posting an image – Ok, I give up!…(more) posted by Paul D. on May 03, 1998 at 19:58:24:Paul,Yes, you need to use an FTP program to copy files to your own website, at your... Read more
The Elusive Stingray The Seiko Kinetic Scubamaster Posted by AJY on May 14, 1998 at 19:14:41: Greetings This is my first post here, but I have been around for a while. I only like to read the posts here, and I only considered posting this one, because of a... Read more
Justa One More Time…(I wonder why…) Posted by Time Flies on March 01, 1998 at 21:24:52:Hello, once again, folks. I beg your patience, as I once again, remove some thoracic burden. This post is a slight variation on a recent post of mine, but this one focuses on I... Read more
Eberhard Travesetolo Posted by Michael Friedberg After receiving my Eberhard Travesetolo, I reviewed in detail the watch for Hans Zbinden. He suggested that I post the review for the benefit of interested Forumers, so here is an edited version. To begin with, it is not an expensive watch for... Read more
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Reserve De Marché Posted by Aran on March 02, 1998 at 3:58:51: Review of Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Reserve De Marché Stainless Steel Ostrich Strap with Folding Buckle Model 140.840.932B (A) Watch Number 0198 The Story: I finally purchased a JLC from Richard Paige (with the help of Leslie)... Read more

A Tour of IWC [4/98]

Archives September 24, 2002

A Tour Of IWC by The “Group of Five“ The Members of the “Group of Five” are Michael Friedberg, Eugenio Demmenie, Foie Gras, William Massena and Hans Zbinden A Group of Five –five Timezoners united by an avid interest in watches– made plans to visit International Watch Company in... Read more
Omega Speedmaster ReviewCo-review of The Omega Speedmaster Professional, Stainless Steel Hand-wind (of course). A.k.a. The Moonwatch. Posted by Matwat and Jas on May 23, 1998 at 01:26:37 This is a combined review of the Omega Speedmaster Professional. There is hardly a soul on the forum that doesn’t know of this watch, but... Read more
Review of Soviet KGB Watch Posted by STeve D. on March 03, 1998 at 10:14:59: Hello Comrades! Well, today I got a KGB watch from the Sovietski Collection. I had thought the order I had placed online was dead. When I didn’t get an email confirmation (most companies seem... Read more
Jaeger LeCoultre Odysseus Posted by Jaeger on March 17, 1998 at 17:48:25: In Reply to: JLC Odysseus posted by Jaeger on March 17, 1998 at 12:38:34: Since this watch is no longer available for sale, I feel no compulsion to prepare an archive-quality review. I appreciate all of those... Read more
Some Pronunciation Help, Please… Posted by Marc Rochkind on April 04, 1998 at 23:31:45: How are the following correctly pronounced: Audemars Piguet Blancpain Ikepod Breguet Hublot Jaeger-Le Coultre Patek Philippe Paul Picot Piaget Universal Geneve Vacheron Constantin An attempt in phonetics . . . Posted by Walt Odets on... Read more
The Jaeger-LeCoultreMaster Control Series – Master MoonPictures and review by boBEvery once in awhile, a timepiece comes along that can knock even a jaded collector off his feet. Ref:140.2.98.S Jaeger-LeCoultreMaster MoonThis wonderful timepiece has been my constant wrist companion for the past three weeks. Each day, my appreciation for... Read more
Stocker & Yale U.S. Army-Issue Watch Model SANDY 184A Posted by Kent on June 03, 1998 at 11:10:24 I realize that a review of a watch of this caliber is somewhat out of place amongst the high-grade timepieces traditionally discussed here on TimeZone. However, I’m one of the folks... Read more
How’s that for Workmanship:The ETA 2830   This is indirectly motivated by a post by Justin Time (LT)Posted by John Raba on March 19, 1998 at 13:42:45:I will take Justin Time’s advice and add this small contribution to the forum. This is a long post so relax, grab some... Read more
Fortis Pilot’s Chronograph Posted by Richard Gross on October 28, 1997 at 8:25:58 Having just taken possession of a new Fortis Pilot chronograph, I felt it was time to update the Fortis reviews. First of all, it comes in a in can filled with closed cell foam. Nothing fancy... Read more

Minerva Pythagore [4/98]

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Minerva Pythagore . . A review Posted by Mike Breinin on March 24, 1998 at 23:04:07: Hello everyone. As I promised yesterday I am now going to attempt to review my new Minerva Pythagore. I apologize in advance for having to do it in parts but long posts always... Read more
More Random Thoughts… Posted by Time Flies on March 29, 1998 at 5:53:04: Up early got to thinking, and so here are some more of my random thoughts (not necessarily Gaussian distributed, my thoughts tend to be highly leptokurtic) Here goes. I wonder WHEN: the urge to wear watches... Read more
IWC Ingénieur Ref. 3521  Posted by Bob L. on May 25, 1998 at 18:35:49:I bought this watch from a major auction house with the intent of reselling it. After wearing it for a week, I’ve concluded that not only is it not for sale, it has replaced my Submariner... Read more
A Review of the TAG Heuer 2000 Automatic by SJX   I purchased this watch about 8 months ago, long enough for me to get the “feel” of the watch. It is a full size TAG Heuer 2000 Series (1997 model) auto with a blue face. Case, bezel and... Read more
General Thoughts for Watch Enthusiasts Posted by Greg on March 31, 1998 at 17:20:26:I was recently e-mailing a friend , and thought everyone could find some value in some of my experiences, so here they are. (Some of this is from one of my previous posts, but I like... Read more
Fortis Pilot’s Automatic Posted by Steve Duncan on March 13, 1998 at 13:19:07 For those of you who have no idea what this thing is, the Fortis Pilot’s Automatic is a very simple watch. ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, simple face (white on black) – designed after an aircraft gauge,... Read more

Omega Seamaster Pro

Archives September 24, 2002

The Omega Seamaster Pro 300m: A Subjective Review Posted by Justin Time on TimeZone SUMMARY Only a handful of watches ever reached the popularity of the Omega Seamaster. Trying to explain why may be as pointless as explaining a joke. Instead, I will simply share my views as an... Read more
Faces & Hands Posted by Michael Friedberg on May 01, 1998 at 05:18:27: Appreciation of fine watches can be increased when one understands how a fine watch is made. Great skill in executing a design is required. Beyond the movement, which frequently is unseen, that skill manifests itself especially... Read more
Why It’s Okay to Hate Rolex by James Dowling   Posted by James M. Dowling on February 10, 1998 at 22:24:33:It’s a free world, you can love or hate any one or any thing that you choose. However the point that I would like to make is that a... Read more
Patek Philippe Aquanaut   Re: Does anyone have any info on the Patek Philippe Aquanaut…. Posted by Jack Freedman on February 26, 1998 at 11:13:58: In Reply to: Does anyone have any info on the Patek Philippe Aquanaut….. posted by Hermann Tse on February 26, 1998 at 4:12:14: Greetings,... Read more
Effects of Design on Look and Fit of Large Watches   Posted by Justin Time on April 28, 1998 at 16:37:54: Hello TimeZoners, This article is about the look and fit of large watches. Wrists come in all sizes and shapes. You would think that all watches are designed... Read more
Review of the EternaMatic KonTiki 1958 (non Chrono) Posted by Glenn Bruno on April 08, 1998 at 18:57:26: Three Week Update of my EternaMatic KonTiki 1958. I purchased it second hand, one month old. It is Impossible to tell that it had been worn, even upon examination with a... Read more
Observations on the ETA 2894-2 & Ventura “Small” Chrono… Posted by Walt Odets on March 19, 1998 at 6:50:41: I now own an ETA 2894 in a recently purchased “small” Ventura chronograph, and I would like to make the following observations. The top plate of the movement is clearly... Read more
Searching for the Holy Grail: The IWC Jubilee Portugueser Posted by William Massena on March 21, 1998 at 23:30:21:Well, I promised to myself that I would post this story one day if it had a happy ending. (In advance, my apologies for my poor English)It all started in late... Read more
Hublot Quartz Chronograph Review Posted by Ken Fox on TimeZone open forum Richard suggested I re-post this review, which was lost in the shuffle recently. I am re-writing it from memory and hopefully will do a better job this time. The Hublot Quartz Chronograph watch I recently purchased certainly... Read more
Lange & Sohne as an Executive Gift   Posted by Adam P Reismann on August 02, 1997 at 15:09:44:I could not help reading through this discussion about a gift for a CEO in your forum, it was printed and shown to me by one of our junior staff as... Read more
The Titanium Porsche Design Moonphase Chronograph by IWC (with méca-quartz movement)   In a market crowded with re-issues and look alikes, the distinctive PD chrono is a welcome breath of fresh air. I succumbed to the lure of this titanium-clad beauty two years ago. The astonishing way it has... Read more
Advice on US Customs for Returning Residents Posted by Foie Gras on April 29, 1998 at 08:06:43: Hi, I post this in the hope that you can learn from my experience, since it may save you a significant amount of money. In summary, beware of being overcharged by US... Read more