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A Chronograph Watch Lunch

  1. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Oct 20, 2013

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    My travels recently brought me to the hometown of a gentleman known to have a bit of a thing for Heuers - Jeff Stein. He hosted a very fine 'Watch Lunch' during which we compared notes on Heuers, Zeniths, UGs and a smattering of others. I brought a few and he brought...quite a few more.

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    The above pic represents only a small part of what came out of his case. The food, even though good, was reduced to a distraction.

    Here are some that really captured my retina
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    A comparison in gold

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    We got so engrossed in discussion that we lost track of time...while looking at a table full of watches! I was late for a presentation (It was scheduled at 130 - the G 381 in the pic above shows the correct time!) and found myself running up to the podium in a crowded lecture hall with my watch case in my hand - no time to put it away. I have no idea what everyone assumed I had in there.

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  2. haga888

    haga888 Oct 20, 2013

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    Haha. I suppose when the waiter came around you told him you needed more time? I'm here all week folks...
     
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  3. Hijak

    Hijak Oct 20, 2013

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    Wow, truly incredible!!!::jumpy::
     
  4. Jeff Stein

    Jeff Stein Oct 20, 2013

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    Meeting Lou was a great pleasure for me . . . we should have simply asked the restaurant for an "hourly rate", as there was no real purpose in ordering the food. It was all about the watches and -- even more -- meeting another enthusiast who has been a good, reliable pen pal for a long time. I will post a couple of photos sometime soon . . . in the meanwhile, here is one stage of the process . . . packing the briefcase the night before the meeting. There were some last minutes adds and deletes, but this gives you a flavor of the watches that I brought to our so called "lunch".

    Jeff

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  5. haga888

    haga888 Oct 20, 2013

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    Wow, very nice. Looks like lots of interesting pieces there.
     
  6. Hijak

    Hijak Oct 20, 2013

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    That case needs to be insured! Can't even imagine the value in there.:cautious:
     
  7. Jeff Stein

    Jeff Stein Oct 20, 2013

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    Watches and briefcase are safely back at home, covered by the homeowners policy (stated value per watch, etc.)

    Jeff
     
  8. Hijak

    Hijak Oct 20, 2013

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    That briefcase is the equivalent of a case full of hundred dollar bills.:eek:
     
  9. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Oct 20, 2013

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    This is my dream lunch.......::love::
     
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  10. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Oct 20, 2013

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    Almost got caught watching porn, watch porn. The 2446 autavia and seafarer look so good. ::love::
     
  11. papaebetu

    papaebetu Oct 21, 2013

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    Lou & Jeff, me and another friend we are waiting both here in Italy for a similar lunch or dinner.... maybe both in same day
    Time moves fast when discuss about nice watches... ;)

    GIGI
     
  12. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Oct 21, 2013

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    Did you and the briefcase leave the venue like the bad guys and the briefcase did in Ronin ;)

    Thanks for sharing some amazing shots.
     
  13. mbirtch

    mbirtch Oct 24, 2013

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  14. mbirtch

    mbirtch Oct 24, 2013

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    Hi Jeff,that Unitime 1765 looks good-does it have serial number to back?best,Mike.
     
  15. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Oct 25, 2013

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    This is my O...M...G...moment!! Wow, the equivalent of a toy store for us!!! Great shots guys-and next time, skip the food!
     
  16. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Nov 27, 2013

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    These chronos are super
     
  17. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 29, 2013

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    "A Chronograph Lunch"
    OK, is it just me or is this thread rather fraudulent? I have not seen or heard one word about what was eaten for lunch. Not so much as a picture of a tomato. :mad:
    Pictures or it didn't happen :rolleyes:
     
  18. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Nov 29, 2013

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    You think you're disappointed? I thought they were going to eat chronographs.
     
  19. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 29, 2013

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    If it were one of those Zeniths, I'd choke it down. What happens after that is nobody's business than mine :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Jeff Stein

    Jeff Stein Dec 24, 2013

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    Belatedly, here is a list of the 24 watches that I brought to the "Lunch with Lou". Lou had expressed an interest in the Heuers from the 1960s, and random dive and pilot watches, so here's what I brought:
    • Abercrombie & Fitch Auto-Graph chronograph
    • Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer, Ref 346 Case
    • Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer, Ref 2447 case
    • Abercrombie & Fitch three register hex-back chronograph
    • Abercrombie & Fitch, Ref 2444, three register chronograph
    • Vixa Type 20 flyback chronograph
    • Triton Spirotechnique dive watch
    • Breitling Super-Ocean chronograph
    • Breitling Unitime chronograph, 24-hour indication
    • Heuer Autavia, Ref 2446, First Execution Screw-Back Case
    • Heuer Autavia, Ref 3646, First execution Screw-Back Case
    • Heuer Autavia, Ref 1163 MH “Chronomatic”
    • Heuer Autavia, Ref 1163, Cream / Tropical
    • Heuer Autavia, Ref 73663 “Villeneuve” model
    • Heuer Autavia, Ref 73363 (IDF issued)
    • Heuer Autavia, Ref 73463 (IDF issued)
    • Heuer Carrera, Ref 2447 S
    • Heuer Carrera, Ref 2447 N , hex-back case
    • Heuer Carrera, Ref 2447 SN “Panda”
    • Heuer Carrera, Ref 2447 NS
    • Heuer Carrera, Ref 1158 CHN, 18 karat gold
    • Heuer Monaco, Ref 1133B “Chronomatic”
    • Eterna Eternamatic KonTiki dive watch (IDF issued)
    • TAG Heuer dive watch, ref 844/3
    This list does not exactly match the watches shown in the photo, as the photo was taken while I was in the process of packing, and I switched out some of the watches before the lunch.

    "Lunch with Lou" was definitely a highlight of 2013!!

    Jeff
     
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