Entries by GaryG

Behind The Lens: Patek Philippe Ref. 5950A-001 Split-Seconds Chronograph (Archive)

Given GaryG’s musings on these pages about the relative roles of rarity and complication in driving the value of a watch, he thinks it appropriate to dedicate this “Behind the Lens” entry to a piece that is both complicated and limited in production: Patek Philippe’s Reference 5950A. What’s so special about this watch? Well, first of all it’s a split-seconds chronograph. What else?

You Are There: Monterey Car Weekend 2018 With Singer Reimagined

There’s a big overlap between the populations of watch and car enthusiasts, so it should come as no surprise that some of GaryG’s watch (and car) buddies leapt at the chance to attend the annual Singer Reimagined Monterey event this year and then took advantage of being in the area to sample other events over the weekend as well.

Sex Sells – But What, For Whom, And To Whom? (Archive)

When someone says “I’m no prude,” it is pretty easy to imagine what typically comes next: a prudish commentary on some aspect of modern society or youth culture. I like sex. There we go! To the point and leaves no doubt as to intent, I’d say. That said, I typically try to keep my interests in sex and watches somewhat distinct. But does the watch industry at large?

Why I Bought It: Jaeger-LeCoultre Tribute To Reverso 1931 (Archive)

Over the twenty-odd years GaryG been buying “serious” watches, he has purchased more pieces bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand name than any other. By far. Within the Jaeger-LeCoultre pantheon, one watch subgroup stands out: the Reverso. He and his wife have bought a total of seven Reverso models. Given that, why add another? In this instance, the Reverso Tribute to 1931?

Heavyweight Bout: Patek Philippe Reference 5170P vs. 5070P (Plus 5070P-013 ‘London’ Edition) Chronographs

From the time GaryG revealed that he’d added a Patek Philippe Reference 5170P chronograph to his collection, he has frequently been asked two questions: how does it compare to his Patek Philippe Reference 5370P split-seconds chronograph? And how does it compare to Patek Philippe’s prior flagship chronograph, the platinum-encased Reference 5070P?