2021 07 01 Nu är det fem år sedan en dröm gick i uppfyllelse. Ett gäng klocknördar åker till D Dornblüth & Sohn, Kalbe/Milde i Tyskland. Fyra svenskar, en ryss och en amerikan sammanstrålar hos urmakare Dirk Dornblüth för att hämta ut sina specialbeställda klockor med mycket gemensamt.
Detta är det roligaste klockäventyr jag varit med om och jag lärde mig mycket om klocktillverkning och om hur nördiga klockentusiaster kan vara. Jocke har gjort ett underbart reportage om vår resa.
Litet samhälle i forna öst.
Fabriken, kan det bli gemytligare? Här tillverkar man ca 140 klockor per år.
28 jan 2020 When this watch entered outer space on the arm of swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang they wrote swedish watch history. Christer was doing repair job from the outside of the ISS Space Station, as seen on the pictures below, where he mounts an 800 kg ammoniac tank.
I tested this watch many years back at an AD in Gothenburg, but there was something with the bracelet, so I did not buy it – regrets still today.
Only made in 128 pieces and thats it, no more will be made. The movement selected and finalized in cooperation with swiss watchmaker Svend Andersen, Geneva.
I do not know how many watch models has been in outer space on the arm of an astronaut outside a capsule or space station – not many – but the Halda Space Discovery is one of them!
Many years back, before the hype had really started I was browsing HQ Miltons site for something really extra, but still something I could wear as my daily watch.
I had long back decided I wanted a brown dialed watch – and I found it! A 1972 Rolex Root Beer 1675 with beautiful sharp edges and preserved bevels/chamfer. Mailed Jacek and he confirmed it was their best GMT in stock at the moment.
I would wear it with that kind of leather NATO – very casual. Also I would have the datebubble removed, beacause its the only feature on a Rolex I dissaprove of. I feel it disturbs the harmony when I look at the watch.
So I started checking how to do this. I decided I didnt want a shipment over the Atlantic to Sweden. Instead I should ship to a friend in New York to pick it up there later, in person.
So far so good – I was ready to order and pay. But, I knew I would not be able to use their guarantee after it was home in Sweden, cause shipping it to US was too much of a risk as I saw it. So I asked Jacek and he said he could ask their watchmaker to take an extra look to estimate any service need. That was a mistake…
Jacek had said it was the best GMT in store, why did I not just take a chance on his word. Why was I so anxious and wary? Jacek is and was a very well renowned seller in the business of second hand watches. Why did i need extra reassuring?
After a couple of days I thought all was getting too silent. I mailed Jacek. He told me had decided to give the watch to his wife (girlfriend?) so it was no longer for sale.
Puuh – I was stunned and so sad. I understood if he had sold it to someone entering the store with money in the hand or to anybody more decisive than I was, or maybe giving it to his loved one as the story was.
My complaint was only against myself.
So, I never saw any similar watch after that and then came the hype and the prices are now at a level that I am not prepared to buy for. But missing the price increase is not my biggest regret. I would have loved this watch as my daily wearer not being an ordinary sports Rolex, but a wonderful vintage Rolex very special to me.
Me being too cautious made me stumble and miss out on my dream watch.
Today I have a brown dialed watch, not a Rolex, but thats another story with lots of love in it.
Blancpain presenterade sin dykare 1953 och Rolex släppte sin Submariner på hösten samma år. Bägge märkenas utveckling är intressant att följa. Vackra klockor i gediget utförande och jag tycker Blancpain är väl så intressant.
Certina erbjuder schweizisk klockbyggartradition till hög kvalité och attraktiva priser för den som kanske vill köpa sin första automatiska klocka. Vi lyfter fram Certina Action Diver och dressiga men vattentåliga Certina DS 1 Powermatic 80. Båda har ETA-urverk i olika utförande och Watch Insider skriver så här om just Pm 80: Powermatic 80calibre is reliable and that what I today would call “state of the art” in the entry price level. Mer om Certina Action Diver hos ABlogToWatch.
Enligt många är Sea-Dwellern den optimala dykarklockan. De flesta av oss kan inte utnyttja dess fantastiska prestanda, men vem uppskattar inte att ha ett tekniskt underverk på armen. Historiken nedan sträcker sig till 2008, då Rolex presenterade Deep Sea och 2014 nya Sea-Dweller 4000 ref 116600 och nu helt nya 126600.