Vintage Watch Blog.
Last week, we took an inside look at some of my personal collection of modern sports watches, discussed when I wear them and why I have them. This week, we will discuss a couple other modern pieces and how I influenced my wife's view of fine watches.
If you haven't noticed in previous posts or in our vintage watch shop, I have a "thing" for alarms. Apparently, I like to be on time; some may call it an obsession - I say it's just good manors. Perrelet is an interesting and relatively new company. Although their marketing may suggest otherwise, the brand is a newcomer to the stage of fine watches. Nevertheless, I do like to support new endeavors, and when I set my eyes on this Perrelet Alarm about 8 years ago, my eyes lit up. The brand did a spectacular job on this watch all the way through. From movement finishing, and case finishing to the details in the dial, this watch is a stunner. When I'm setting out for a more formal business or social event, this watch is in the line-up of choices. The only draw back with this watch is that the case is large at 42MM; and thick to support the movement used and domed crystal. These attributes make the watch heavy - which doesn't bother me at all; however, due to its size and high polished surfaces, I must be careful not to put dents or scratches in the watch. But that's okay, it's why every man needs multiple watches for different occasions.
There are only a couple Breitling models I really could say I like. The Navitimer and this Chronomat from the early 1990s. Breitling incorporates some very cool layers of details in both their cases and bezel which makes these watches special. Since this Breitling is on a strap, it's a great choice for a casual day that doesn't involve water. That said, this watch get's wrist time only a couple times a month making it seem new each time I put it on.
Rolex Air-King & my Wife
My wife Jennifer is nearly perfect in every way. However, her taste in watches, or perhaps lack of enthusiasm toward watches has been quite concerning through the years. After several marginally fine gift watches through the years to see if a spark might occur I had almost given up. Last year I decided to make one last desperate attempt and purchased her a Rolex Air-King for her birthday - knowing if it never saw the light of day, I would take it over as my own and get her something else. Now, nearly a year later she is sporting this Air-King almost everyday and needless to say, she looks amazing wearing this piece. I am starting to fear I've created a problem however. Now I am getting text message and email hints on other models she would like. Thank god the kids are smart - they may have to find their own way to college.
Adam J. Dubilo, founder of Adam Vintage
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