December 2011


This limited edition timepiece from Glashutte commemortates Julius Assmann, one of the fathers of watchmaking in Glashutte. The piece is clad in a 44mm 18K White Gold case, and is limited to only 25 pieces – the age at which Julius Assmann founded his watch manufacture. The watch features the Calibre 100-14, which has two barrels and bi-directional 21k gold rotor. The watch also features a big date complication, small seconds complication, and power reserve indicator.

I’ve been pining for another Glashutte in my collection since I sold off my Senator Sixties. While I know this won’t be the pieces due to my inability to afford it, perhaps I will refresh my search for another Glashutte!

In a follow-up to the original Chronoswiss Kairos review, this is the video review. This is still one of my favourite understated and affordable gent’s watches out there. On the secondary market, the price can’t be beat.

I love making Youtube Watch review videos.. I think one of the best things about it is getting thank yous and other such positive comments and also some of the good questions that people ask me that require me to think. But I think my favourite thing about Youtube is people that ask me things like “What do you do for a living?” and other such questions. Not sure what the relevence is to the watches, because that’s what I’m here for. Not to discuss my day job.

Anyway.. today I just got the best comment, and this is why I love Youtube so much:
“Hi can you purchase more Rolex’s for review. Would love to watch you do one on the new Explorer II.”

Oh yes, right away. I will go buy a couple dozen more tomorrow so I can film some more reviews just for you!

I get that the guy likes my reviews and I appreciate that he wants to see more, but I’m not made of money. I can’t just go buy a watch that I don’t even want just so that he can decide if he wants to buy one. But I’d like to. If I were made of money I would! That’s how nice a guy I am 🙂

Video review of the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Caliber S, Tag Heuer’s unqiue mechanical quartz Chronograph movement that reads timing to 1/100th of a second. Unique semi-circular subdials creatively show timing as well as the date.

A video review of a rare Dunhill Sportscape Alarm Automatic watch features the A.Schild AS 5000 movement. This watch has some JLC design cues it looks like, but is a great value for an Automatic Alarm on the secondary market. I picked it up at a good price and think it was the best bang for buck Alarm Automatic that I’ve found.

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