Timepiece Chronicle

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This Week in Time: 10th to 16th September

This Week in Time: 10th to 16th September

Seven watches. Seven days. If you would like to see your watch featured on Timepiece Chronicle then make sure to use #thisweekintime or tag @timepiecechronicle when posting to Instagram

Saturday

💣 et Mercier. 37mm Triple-Date Moonphase Chronograph circa 1950's.

A photo posted by Chris-🕰collect/buy/sell/trade (@cglvintage) on

Why do I, and perhaps so many other watch enthusiasts, often overlook Baume & Mercier as a source of great watches both modern and vintage? I'm not sure. I know I didn't get exposed to them whilst in retail and I rarely see their vintage pieces get much written about them but if they are all like this wonderful Tri-Compax from cglvintage then we're seriously missing out. I particularly like the delicate leaf style hands on this piece, as well as the "silver reverse panda" color to the dial and registers. 

Sunday

Whilst I think my chances of owning a  Universal Geneve Tri-Compax anytime soon are quite slim, I'd like to think that a Polerouter may be in my more immediate future. Somehow these micro-rotor Genta designed beauties haven't exploded in price yet and watchmemoir has got this killer  Polerouter Date with just the best patina on the dial. What is not to love about this watch?

A photo posted by Watch Memoir (@watchmemoir) on

Monday

A photo posted by Andy K (@calibre1040) on

Something that I'm only just appreciating now is that weird seventies case, like the one we see here, work really damn well with a NATO strap. It also helps that the dial and movement are top notch as well! This cracking Zenith El Primero (A watch I really need to talk more about here) from calibre1040 is just stunning. Who would have thought a faded brown dial would look so good? Zenith did and I thank them for it!

Tuesday

Let's chalk up what you get when you run an online vintage watch store: you do what you love, you get to handle countless vintage watches and you get to make some money as well. Where do I sign up?! This almost mint condition Gallet chronograph is from thatwatch_guy (one of the founders of thosewatchguys) and I think I'm in love with it. Simply a stunning chronograph that has remained timeless over the years.

Wednesday

I don't know who Mr. H is but given as this is his stunning Rolex Oyster Day-Date Ref. 1803 I'm thinking he's a very, very lucky man. Love them or loathe them but you can't deny that the Day-Date is one of the defining symbols of success  and one of the greatest watches Rolex has ever made. I'm not one for a full gold bracelet so I welcome the addition of a gorgeous black alligator strap to this watch. I just need to work on my tan so I can pull it off! Thanks to antiquewatchdazzling for this great pic. 

Thursday

One of these days, when my hair is grey and distinguished probably, I'll be making enough money with my writing to get a real office space and hopefully it will have a view this good. dylandutson took this pic at the new analog/shift HQ and boy, what a view and what a watch. Vintage chronograph (an Angelus), a great #Typenone Nato strap and a great view. What more do you need?

Friday

A photo posted by Jim Jupiter (@j_imjupiter) on

When it comes to a vintage watch that gives you a lot of bang for not so many bucks, it's hard to beat vintage Tissot. The company has a long history of producing fantastic watches and this T-12 Tricompax from J_imjupiter is one of them. You've got a great dial layout with recessed registers, an clear and vibrant tachymeter and some wonderful seventies style hour markers. Simply a great watch all around. 

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