Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Doctor stuff and another Watch

A busy day full of appointments and errands.  And then late in the day another collectable watch arrived.  And yes, I know I have a problem with watches.

At the close of the big spring forward watch show event, a signature watch was offered for 450 lucky folks that got in early on the purchase.  Lucky for us, or perhaps the watch sales people.... But it was a limited production run and a brand new movement........

I caved in really early on and ordered one of the even more limited white dial versions that was sold out almost immediately.  I even put it on value pays.  I am sick, I know!

Anyway that one is an expensive little bugger, since it is a tic tock mechanical chronograph.  The movement was designed in 1973 by a company that no longer exists Swiss Valjoux and has not been changed much since.  It is now produced by the swiss ETA company.  But new this year it is also produced by Sellita of Switzerland as a latest offering.  But it isn't any cheaper when they make it either, it just adds more production and availability..  This watch has the Sellita movement.

Generally folks that encase these movements have names that are recognizable, like Omega, Rolex, Oris, and Tag Heuer.  But then they charge prices in the several thousands of dollars.  If I had purchased one of those, then I really would have a big problem!

This is called a Reserve Pro Diver Scuba, and I grabbed it since there were so few made.  I am not under any illusion that it will be worth any more money in the future, but perhaps it might be more rare.  It is just collectable, like I said.

The rest of the day was spent doing a pre Doctor's visit, as I have to go have some more medical services in the next couple of days, and will be away from my post here at the keyboard for that time.  I will have my cell phone with me, and hope to keep up on some of the blogs during my absence.

See you in a couple of days!

Retired Rod


  1. Rod, your incurable, remind me to ask you what time it is when we do meet up. Have fun, Be safe out there.Sam & Donna...

  2. I knows what ya mean bout them movements. The older I gets the harder it are to get one. Just the other mornin' I had sit fer more than 20 minutes just to git it a goin'. Never thought about havin' a special watch to time 'em. What will they think of next.

  3. You must have a lot of time on your hands by now. Somewhere I actually have a watch but it seems when I retired, it retired too.

  4. Good luck with the medical procedures, Rod. At least you'll be able to tell exactly if those doctors and nurses keep you waiting for too long! Looking forward to your next blog!

  5. Invicta watches, I don't own any but I watch the shopping channel that sells them and every time I watch I'm tempted!! I have 8 watches and stopped buying them a few years ago but I still drool over the Invicta's!!



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