Tales From The ‘Gram: Seiko 6105-8119

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How on earth are we suppose to fully express our feelings about something? Through words? Music? Or paintings? There are some feelings and sentiments that are just too complex to show. Today I am delighted to have this lovely gentleman, @canadianwatchguy (who wish to stay anonymous, we will address him as B) to share with us his Seiko 6105-8119. Watch …

Cartier Santos Dumont

Take A Look At: Cartier Santos Dumont Quartz

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As most of you may have known already, Gentleman Pursuits has shifted focus onto video/podcast production rather than written works. However, writing review is still an important part of my passion and there is no reason to discontinue. Today, I want to bring your attention to this special piece, my next target, the Cartier Santos Dumont Quartz. Now I know …

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Take A Look At: Halios Seaforth

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I am no horology expert, as a matter of fact, I am learning as I write. On social media, I would call these “reviews” but the truth is, this “Take A Look At” series is just to shine a light on watches that people may have overlooked. For me, microbrands are something that I have neglected for a long time. …

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Take A Look At: Patek Philippe Calatrava Ladies’ Pilot Travel Time 7234R

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The first time talking about ladies’ watch and this will not be the last! I came across this watch the other day and was INSTANTLY HOOKED. Let’s take a look at its ‘I.D card’ first. Watch I.D. Model:┬áCalatrava Pilot Travel Time LadiesReferences: 7234ADiameter: 37.5 mmCalibre: 324 S C FUS (in-house)Power Reserve: 45 hoursWinding: automaticRetail Price: ~ $44, 060 USD A …

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Take A Look At: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

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I was really close to getting this watch. Matter of fact, it was down to choosing between my current Graham pulsometer or the Frederique Constant Worldtimer. Although I am absolutely in love with my watch now, sometimes I regret not choosing the Worldtimer when opportunity knocked. Watch I.D. Model: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer ManufactureReferences: FC-718DGWM4HDiameter: 42 mmCalibre: FC-718 (in-house)Power Reserve: 42 …

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Take A Look At: Seiko Alpinist sarb017

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When it comes to iconic Seiko watches, a lot of people would think of the Seiko Astron, the first-ever quartz watch. While there are no right answers, the ‘iconic Seiko’ in my mind would be the Seiko Alpinist sarb017. Not because it is cheap, I mean, to be honest, it is pretty cheap in terms of the value it brings …

Take A Look At: Rolex Paul Newman Daytona ref. 6263

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In lieu of the recent event that happened in an antique auction that happened in North Dakota a week ago, let’s talk about the Paul Newman Daytona. Watch I.D. Model: ‘Paul Newman’ DaytonaReferences: 6263Diameter: 37.5 mmCalibre: Valjoux 727Power Reserve: 48 hoursWinding: manualRetail Price: (Estimated) $500,000 – $700,000. A Gentleman’s Take To be honest, I’d be pretty shocked as well if something …

cartier crash skeleton

Take A Look At: Cartier Crash Skeleton

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Never reviewed a Cartier watch before and this first review isn’t the Tank solo nor the Ballon Bleu De Cartier, it is the Cartier Crash Skeleton. A watch with both an interesting design and story behind it. Watch I.D Model: Cartier Crash SkeletonReferences: WHCH0006Diameter: 28.15 mm x 45.32 mmCalibre: 9618 MCPower Reserve: 72 hoursWinding: manualRetail Price: ~$69550 USD (limited 67 pieces) …