A Chrono New Year . . . but which one????

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A Chrono New Year . . . but which one????

Joined: September 12th, 2007, 2:55 pm

December 31st, 2011, 5:28 am #1

New Year's Eve is one of my favourite days of the year. Not only do I get to spend the evening with some great friends, but it is my son's 7th birthday and he is just the greatest boy I could ever hope for. It was a tough choice for which of my most sentimental chronos to wear, but the winner is revealed below. What will you be wearing at 12:00am January 1, 2012?

Group shot of the contenders:



My first watch, an Enicar Ocean Pearl chrono



Okay, not so sentimental, but oh so cool



A graduation gift from my father. I recall at the time thinking Breguet dials were among the most fantastic creations. Alas, I had just graduated college and at the time thought I could never own a Breguet, so this Girard Perregaux ticked all the boxes for me. Still one of my favourite watches.



A recent addition to the chrono family, a Richard Mille RM-004 split seconds chronograph. The most complicated watch I own. The movement is simply awesome to behold, surrounded by a white gold case that wears like a compact safe on your wrist.



But the hands down winner, the watch my father gave me a few years ago that will one day be my son's watch. A stunning 6239 that my father purchased new in 1968. My favourite watch.



Of all my watches, these tend to be my "feel good" selections. Happy New Year everyone.

Best, David
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Joined: October 16th, 2007, 8:33 am

December 31st, 2011, 8:43 am #2

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Joined: November 5th, 2007, 12:27 pm

December 31st, 2011, 5:29 pm #3

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Joined: September 12th, 2007, 2:55 pm

December 31st, 2011, 10:49 pm #4

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9 of my favourite Rolex cosmos / chronos. If I laid all my cosmos on the table it would be a much harder decision
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Joined: May 7th, 2006, 5:02 pm

January 1st, 2012, 12:00 am #5

New Year's Eve is one of my favourite days of the year. Not only do I get to spend the evening with some great friends, but it is my son's 7th birthday and he is just the greatest boy I could ever hope for. It was a tough choice for which of my most sentimental chronos to wear, but the winner is revealed below. What will you be wearing at 12:00am January 1, 2012?

Group shot of the contenders:



My first watch, an Enicar Ocean Pearl chrono



Okay, not so sentimental, but oh so cool



A graduation gift from my father. I recall at the time thinking Breguet dials were among the most fantastic creations. Alas, I had just graduated college and at the time thought I could never own a Breguet, so this Girard Perregaux ticked all the boxes for me. Still one of my favourite watches.



A recent addition to the chrono family, a Richard Mille RM-004 split seconds chronograph. The most complicated watch I own. The movement is simply awesome to behold, surrounded by a white gold case that wears like a compact safe on your wrist.



But the hands down winner, the watch my father gave me a few years ago that will one day be my son's watch. A stunning 6239 that my father purchased new in 1968. My favourite watch.



Of all my watches, these tend to be my "feel good" selections. Happy New Year everyone.

Best, David
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Joined: February 12th, 2006, 2:06 am

January 3rd, 2012, 3:24 am #6

New Year's Eve is one of my favourite days of the year. Not only do I get to spend the evening with some great friends, but it is my son's 7th birthday and he is just the greatest boy I could ever hope for. It was a tough choice for which of my most sentimental chronos to wear, but the winner is revealed below. What will you be wearing at 12:00am January 1, 2012?

Group shot of the contenders:



My first watch, an Enicar Ocean Pearl chrono



Okay, not so sentimental, but oh so cool



A graduation gift from my father. I recall at the time thinking Breguet dials were among the most fantastic creations. Alas, I had just graduated college and at the time thought I could never own a Breguet, so this Girard Perregaux ticked all the boxes for me. Still one of my favourite watches.



A recent addition to the chrono family, a Richard Mille RM-004 split seconds chronograph. The most complicated watch I own. The movement is simply awesome to behold, surrounded by a white gold case that wears like a compact safe on your wrist.



But the hands down winner, the watch my father gave me a few years ago that will one day be my son's watch. A stunning 6239 that my father purchased new in 1968. My favourite watch.



Of all my watches, these tend to be my "feel good" selections. Happy New Year everyone.

Best, David
And arguably, the split-seconds is one of most complicated to manufacture.

But, the 6239 is a classic that will be passed on to the next generation.

Congrats my friend.
Arthur
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