Invicta Sub

Archives October 15, 2002

INVICTA Sub A Pictorial Invicta Adventure – by Paul D. A Modest Review of the Invicta 89xx Sub Series – by Ray Haeffele A Pictorial Invicta Adventure… by Paul D. The Famous INVICTA Sub A lot has been written about the remarkable Invicta Sub on TimeZone over the past... Read more
The gear train of a watch… (more) Forum: TimeZone – Advanced Forum Re: What Does ‘Jeweled To The Center” vs ‘Jeweled To the Third” Mean? (NT) (Michael Friedberg) Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 21:20:54 GMT From: Walt Odets The standard gear train of a watch follows the power flow... Read more
Automatic Fliegerchronograph A Love Affair to Remember (6/97) My initial reaction to the Fliegerchronograph was love at first sight! Having lived with this watch now for several months, I ‘d like to share with you my longer-term view as well. After the honeymoon, I am still very much in... Read more
The Real Story Behind Swatch Posted by Jack Freedman on March 03, 1998 at 11:52:26: The following condensed article, written by myself, appeared in its entirety in several watch trade publications in 1985: The Real Swatch Story Contrary to press releases, the Swatch is NOT a revolutionary concept and... Read more
Confessions of a “Watch Junkie” TimeZone post by Time Flies. 12/97I am a watch junkie. The story is true.Well, it all began in the very early 50’s when I would watch my father put on one of his two watches. Nobody else’s dad had more than one watch. I... Read more
Christie’s Rolex Auction Highlights by James Dowling Posted by James M. Dowling on October 01, 1997 at 6:13:00:Hi Folks,I have just returned from the final hammer fall at the Christie’s London sale of the Ravenborg Rolex collection; It was phenomenal…. The sale room at Christie’s in Kings Street, London... Read more
How Good is Your 6th Sense…(long text) Posted by Mycroft on February 28, 1998 at 21:04:58:We are all fascinated by time, its measurement, telling the time and the instruments that tell and display time. Watches whether they are for decorative or functional purposes are at the heart of our... Read more
How To Value a Pre-Owned WatchPosted by R. paige on February 10, 1998Greetings,I get emails each week from people who are asking my advice as to how much their pre-owned watch should be selling for. This is a difficult question to answer since there are so many factors involved... Read more
California Legal Citation Re: Watch   serial numbers here!! Posted by bob w. on January 25, 1998 at 15:53:13: In Reply to: Re: a very important issue… Thanks Mr. Paige! posted by Bob w. on January 25, 1998 at 15:29:39: Here is what I found in the California Business... Read more
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITYINNOVATION IN THE WATCH INDUSTRYENGINEERING MANAGEMENT 255MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTBYARAN HEGARTY TYSONS CORNER, VANOVEMBER 1996“Use time, or time will use you.” – Old Proverb  PREFACEThe purpose of this paper is to explore the management of innovation. I will look at the changes in the watch... Read more

Tissot Ballade [5/98]

Archives October 14, 2002

TISSOT Ballade Posted by Frank T. on May 09, 1998 at 11:46:09: I realize that TZ reviews are usually welcomed on great watches such as AP, PP, JLC, etc. But since I have finally earned my “Watch Idiot Savant” badge I thought I would offer something for my fellow... Read more
One Way of Thinking About Watches and Collecting…(more) Forum: TimeZone – Advanced Forum Date: Sat, 29 Nov 1997 21:17:53 GMT From: Walt Odets I have been having a long E-mail correspondence with a TZ’er, whom I’ll call Mr. X, who owns a yellow gold Patek 5035 (annular) and wants... Read more
The IWC Large 52 S.C. Calibre Pilot’s Watch The second professional-standard pilot’s watch from IWC was commissioned at the beginning of the Second World War by the German Luftwaffe. Fitted with IWC’s 52 S.C. calibre (second au centre – central seconds hand) pocket watch movement, it featured a sweep... Read more
That Elusive Type XX Posted by Michael Friedberg on April 29, 1998 at 18:57:18: A few years ago, when the Breguet Type XX was introduced, I greatly admired its styling: a sporty chronograph and, besides, it was a steel (and therefore almost affordable) Breguet. It had a wonderful military... Read more

IWC Pilot’s Watches

Archives October 11, 2002

FOUR STAINLESS-STEEL IWC PILOT WATCHES I’ve always felt that IWC makes excellent watches that have yet to receive the attention they deserve from collectors in the US. As of late, the IWC pilot watches (Doppelchronograph, Fliegerchronographs, and Mark XII) have been the object of numerous Forum inquiries. Which is... Read more

With Breitling

Archives October 11, 2002

TIMEZONE BREITLING CHAT Starting at 3:16PM PDT Note: BU = Breitling USA The first two answers are minus the original questions   BU: -Regarding the Spatiograph, the base movementis the 2892 A2. The module on top is custom designed for Breitling by Kelek. BU: -John, the crystal back Cosmonaute... Read more

Chronoswiss Opus

Archives October 11, 2002

Chronoswiss Opus by mj@basepath.comChronoswiss OpusSkeleton chronographModels: CH 7521S ($15,000) 18 ct. solid gold case (53g) CH 7522S ($9,900) 18 ct. solid gold/stainless steel case (14g) CH 7523S ($7,500) stainless steel caseMovement:Self-winding chronograph, 30-minute and 12-hour timer and date, exclusive Chronoswiss caliber C.741S, 25 jewels, skeletized movement, precision adjustment for... Read more
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Taille: A Great Watch in Disguise Posted by Eugenio Demmenie on December 31, 1997 at 6:06:55: Hi Forumners and WIS, With the holidays, I had some time to write a watch-review, you will find below. From the Netherlands I wish you all a Happy New Year.... Read more
Fortis Divers Review Due to the interest I’ve seen in Fortis watches lately on the Public Forum and Watchnet I’ve decided to offer my impressions after admittedly a short period of ownership. Richard P. had mentioned that such texts belong here and therefore my choice of posting arena but... Read more
Automatic 24 Hour Pilot Review and pictures by boB “This rugged watch will set you apart from the usual crowd” Now here’s a watch that is durable, rugged, and affordably priced. I’ve had this watch for a month now, and it is rapidly becoming my go anywhere, do anything,... Read more
Definitions of a Watch Idiot Savant Posted by LStone on June 03, 1998 at 23:38:47: self trained to sleep in 5 positions with wearing his/her COSC certified chronometer in bed. opens the back of a new Patek on the first day of acquisition and hand winds the rotor in... Read more
Legal Ramifications of Selling Fake Watches   18 U.S.C. Section 2320: Criminal Penalties for Counterfeiting The maximum penalties provided are 10 years imprisonment and/or a $2 million fine in the case of an individual, and a $5 million fine in the case of a business. The law includes an... Read more
MY EXPERIENCE WITH LARGE WATCHES   Posted by Justin Time on May 17, 1998 at 13:09:05: The tremendous response to Walt O.’s post on large watches piqued my curiosity. I was especially intrigued by the two recurring themes in the posts. Many viewed the large size of current watches... Read more
Watch Size–A Test!   Posted by Paul Schliesser on May 17, 1998 at 12:34:02: With all of the recent talk about big watches, I decided to do a goofy test, based on some observations about watch design. The illustration below is a group of made-up watches, loosely based on... Read more

Zodiac Super SeaWolf

Archives September 25, 2002

Zodiac Super SeaWolf.. Size Matters Part II, A Review by Mike Breinin   I just got a Zodiac Super SeaWolf and I though I would review it for anyone interested in one mean dive watch. For anyone unfamiliar with this watch it is a massive professional diver’s watch, water... Read more
IT’S A GIRL!!! and a review…… Posted by Richard Paige, TZ father on May 25, 1998 at 11:02:13: Review of the new addition to my collection. The Name I personally lobbied for “Chronograph Timezone Paige”…but the company decided that the name “Juliette” would have more international appeal. It was... Read more
TIME ON-LINE, THE NEW GLOBAL GREY MARKET By Jeff Prine, Senior Editor, Modern Jeweler Magazine, a Cygnus Publication. November 1998 issue. There’s a new competitor out there fighting for your watch business. This retailer is open 24 hours a day every day of the year, offering all the brands... Read more
The Very Un-official TimeZone Watch Survey Posted by DJC on July 20, 1998 at 11:48:46: Hello everyone… I have just compiled the results for the Time Zone Watch Survey. I wanted to include graphs, charts, etc in my presentation, but I am having problems with that. If anyone has... Read more
by Paul Delury It was dark and stormy night. The sort of night no decent CITIZEN would be out. The knocking at the door was loud enough to wake even an old FOSSIL like me. In fact, whoever was out there was making one hell of a RAKETA. A... Read more
Vintage vs. Contemporary Watches Posted by Michael Friedberg   Lately, my collecting tastes have gravitated towards vintage watches rather than contemporary ones. For a number of reasons, I am beginning to think that vintage watches are better buys not just in an economic sense, but for collectibility and aesthetic... Read more
Buying Myself a Birthday Present by MJ It’s my 50th Birthday today (June 12), I’m in New York for a little vacation, and I’ve decided to buy a nice watch as a gift to myself. I’m not sure I’ll succeed, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have loads of fun... Read more
Is IWC the Only Brand Made in the German Part of Switzerland Posted by Jack Freedman on June 25, 1998 at 04:28:59: In Reply to: Is IWC the only brand made in the German part of Switzerland posted by Fred Bart on June 25, 1998 at 03:03:37: Posted from... 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
Xemex Offroad & Avenue The Virtue of Simplicity by Justin Time Many expensive watches have come and gone through my collection but few produced the exhilaration I felt when I first held the IWC Fliegerchronograph in my hand. Something was missing. But earlier this year, purely on impulse, I... Read more