I’m thinking about becoming a Paneristo. My next three posts will therefore be dedicated to the relevant candidates. First, the definition of simplicity, the PAM372 💥 Excellent shot by @sophisticatedrogue /watchdanny - http://ift.tt/27hyvol
DC Vintage Watches presents for bid a unique pre-loved, all-original vintage Raketa “Big Zero” manual watch, presented with a new nylon Clockwork Synergy over/under strap, and keeps accurate time for a vintage watch. These funky and stylish Big Zero’s look great on just about any kind of North Atlantic Treaty Organization strap!
Admittedly, Russian watch quality is not on par with, say, Heuer or Omega; however, this Raketa Big Zero has been vetted and found to keep good time, and is covered by our five day warranty. The Big Zero has an interesting past, and was known to have been worn by Mikhail Gorbachev during the 1980’s. As noted by Worn&Wound in their article, “Affordable Vintage: Raketa Big Zero,” “Dating likely from the early to mid-1980’s, the Raketa Big Zero is a bold watch that does a lot with very little…Clearly what sets this watch apart is the dramatic index design. Massive numerals for 3, 6, 9, and 0 dominate the dial. Between each numeral are two long narrow triangles, giving the watch a toothed appearance. The strange thing about it is that it works. The huge numbers, though clearly oversized, are in harmony with the dial and the case. The end result is bold, almost brutal, but fun.” Worn&Wound also featured the Big Zero on their “Pairs Well With” series, here.
Stopped by @doing_time and had a look at one of my personal favourites in the current collection of Patek Philippe. The Annual Calendar ref 5396G in white gold. An excellent sleeper with a useful complication. Looks great as a formal piece on a black alligator strap but perhaps even better on a tan Hermès strap in calf for a casual but elegant approach.
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