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]

Archives September 24, 2002

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
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
Book Review:“A Geography of Time” Posted by John McSweeny on March 08, 1998 at 8:31:03:Recently I referred to a book concerning the psychological and cultural aspects of time in one of my posts. The book is entitled A Geography of Time” and is authored by a professor of social... Read more

Ikepod Hemipode [2/18/98]

Archives September 24, 2002

Repost of Mini-Review Ikepod Hemipode Posted by Hans Zbinden on February 18, 1998 at 20:18:04: In Reply to: IKEPOD, any opinions? posted by D.A. on February 18,1998 at 5:20:59: Hi DA I have both the Ikepod Seaslug and the Hemipode chronograph, I posted a short review of the Hemipode... Read more
Don’t Confuse The Cost Of Repair ToWhat You Paid For A WatchIn Defense Of Jaeger-LeCoultre (JLC) & Others Posted by Jack Freedman, Pres. Superior Watch Service Inc. on February 07, 1998 at 0:04:50:In Reply to: A New Collector & His JLC Experience… posted by Brandon Sparks on February 06,... Read more
Stealth Watch Arrives Posted by MarkAZ on April 21, 1998 at 20:54:49: Occasionally I have the opportunity to entertain a young lady who happens to be a professional model. One evening while we were enjoying a nice dinner, she confided that while yet eating one meal, she would fantasize... Read more
Never Mind Which Side… Just Give Him A Lobotomy To Go… TimeZone post on 4/3/98 A gentleman came in my store yesterday, and he claimed to be a “watch idiot savant”…but I want to stress “Idiot” in this particular case…more like a refugee here on earth, on a witness... Read more

Xemex Watches [2/98]

Archives September 24, 2002

XEMEX Impressions and Specifications Posted by Hans-Peter on February 21, 1998 at 18:52:07: In Reply to: Xemex, anyone have anything to say? Quality, Price, Value, Fad???…(NT) posted on February 21, 1998 at 6:17:19: Hi, Although many points are already mentioned by Richard and Roy, I´d like to add some... Read more
Interview With Guenter Blumlein,Head of LMH (IWC, Jaeger, Lange) Hello ForumnersAfter last month’s interview with Michael Sarp, the new head of IWC, a talk with Guenther Bluemlein, the man who used to hold that same job and is now boss of LMH, the parent company of IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre... Read more

RGM Steel Review

Archives September 24, 2002

RGM Steel Review   Here’s a copy of Clif Poole’s post from open forum…archived for the advanced forum. As many of you know, Roland Murphy recently began production of certain models of his fine watches in stainless steel. I just this week received a model 109E in SS and... Read more
Tidbits About…TIME Posted by Tuan Ngo on March 27, 1998 at 6:03:40: About milestones in the progress of timekeeping… 3500BC : Egyptian obelisk 1700BC : Mayan calendar 1000BC : Aztec calendar 1000 : Sung Su’s Chinese water clock (100S/day) 1583 : Galileo free pendulum principle discovery (0.01S/day) 1656 :... Read more
Review of the Audemars Piguet Offshore Chronograph Posted by Hans Zbinden on January 29, 1998 at 0:04:02: Hello Forumners Last October I went on a long trip that took me all through Asia. First stop was Singapore where I met up with a group of Timezoners based there. After... Read more
The Stainless-Steel Zenith El Primero Chronomaster Posted by Justin Time, from Timezone forum The first time I saw the Zenith El Primero Chronomaster, I could hardly believe my eyes: I get this incredible watch, a chronometer certificate, and a five-year warranty for less than $3,000? Though the Zenith is... Read more
IWCs Portugiesers A History & Critique Forum: TimeZone – Advanced Forum Date: Sun, 21 Dec 1997 04:20:35 GMT From: Michael Friedberg International Watch Company, at least for its first 50 years, produced pocket watches and not wristwatches. In fact, the only book on the history of the company (Toelke... Read more
James Dowling’s Book Updateand Rolex Serial Number Dating   Correction ListVersion 1.4Last updated 18th September, 1997Page Correction111 Paragraph 2, line 21; the number of shares allocated to Herr Aegler should read 6,960 NOT 6,090114 Line 2: the word “name” should be “marketing”153 Last paragraph, line 2; St. Imer should... Read more
My Review of the RGM Alarm Watch Posted by K dombrova on May 01, 1998 at 20:30:12: By no means am I an expert on watches or all the terminology. I do, however have a collection of 12 higher priced models and I thought a laymens review may be... Read more