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03

Oct

"A vintage Rolex is the chicest watch a man can wear."  

It’s a tiny blurb but non the less I’m really proud that TPT got a mention in this year’s Big Black Book by Esquire.  Six years ago when I started TPT, my assistant at the time bought me a copy of the 2006 Big Black Book and mentioned that it had lots of cool watches inside.  After six years of work, amazingly I’m in it.  ;)

"A vintage Rolex is the chicest watch a man can wear."

It’s a tiny blurb but non the less I’m really proud that TPT got a mention in this year’s Big Black Book by Esquire. Six years ago when I started TPT, my assistant at the time bought me a copy of the 2006 Big Black Book and mentioned that it had lots of cool watches inside. After six years of work, amazingly I’m in it. ;)

15

Aug

Vintage Rolex Gathering in Carmel, CA Saturday August 18th

As the automotive world converges in Pebble Beach/ Carmel this week for the most important and spectacular assemblage of vintage and modern autos seen anywhere, Fourtane Estate Jewelers and Ten Past Ten Timepieces welcomes all VRF Members/Watch enthusiast to join us for a hosted gathering of vintage Rolex enthusiasts and collectors. This year we have several guests coming from all around the world, including the legendary John Goldberger, author of the 100 Superlative Rolex book. This is a great way to mingle with other passionate collectors and dealers, while browsing over an extensive collection of vintage and new Rolex watches. 

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In addition to many interesting watches, this will be your first opportunity in the USA to view in person the masterpiece that is the ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA book by Pucci Papaleo. We will have a few copies for sale, and you can see for yourself what a landmark publication this really is. 

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The gathering will start at 6pm, and will be hosted at Fourtane Estate Jewelers, on the corner of Ocean Ave. and Lincoln Ave. in downtown Carmel, CA. While RSVP is not necessary, please email me if possible so that we can plan catering and security accordingly. 

Where? 
Fourtane Estate Jewelers 
Ocean and Lincoln Ave. in Carmel, CA. 

When? 
Saturday, August 18th 2012 
6PM 

Who? 
Any and all vintage enthusiasts and collectors 

RSVP 
fumanku@mac.com

14

Jul

vwhiting asked: Hi, I'm a big fan of your Tumblr and, while I am looking forward to the day I can buy a vintage Rolex, I was wondering if you had a recommendation for a good starter watch? I'm in my mid twenties, starting law school this fall, and looking for something that I can wear casually but that can also work under a suit. My ideal price range is $200-500. Currently I'm looking at getting a Hamilton Khaki Field Auto with a metal strap but was wondering if you had any suggestions! Thanks!

Hi, and thank you for your kind words.  

Unfortunately, I’m not so sure that you’ll be able to find something in that price range from Rolex.  That being said, there are many watches that are nice and fit in that $200-500 price range.  A suggestion from me would be a vintage Omega dress watch, or maybe a Seamaster.  There were many different models and many can be found quite reasonably.  Its a good start into the world of vintage watches.  If you can stretch your budget to around $1000, you’d be able to find a nice vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual on a leather strap.  Hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions!
 

12

Jul

A Newman or two or three, maybe four?

A Newman or two or three, maybe four?

03

Jul

Don’t see these guys everyday! A real “transitional Submariner” in every sense of the word.  What makes this bird so rare?
Signed 6536 between the lugs, 6538 in the case back
Case is same as an early 6538, just signed 6536
Dial is larger than the typical 6536 dial by 1mm so that it fits perfectly in the 6538 case
Four lined chronometer certified dial
RED depth rating
Not sure what else I missed, but find me another!!  (Or you can just buy it at www.10pastten.com)

Don’t see these guys everyday! A real “transitional Submariner” in every sense of the word.  What makes this bird so rare?

  • Signed 6536 between the lugs, 6538 in the case back
  • Case is same as an early 6538, just signed 6536
  • Dial is larger than the typical 6536 dial by 1mm so that it fits perfectly in the 6538 case
  • Four lined chronometer certified dial
  • RED depth rating

Not sure what else I missed, but find me another!!  (Or you can just buy it at www.10pastten.com)

27

May

Friggin’ cool!

Friggin’ cool!

21

May

Good morning Asia!  Spending next week and a half seeing customers and saying hi to collectors in the region.  MSG me if you’d like to say hi.

Good morning Asia! Spending next week and a half seeing customers and saying hi to collectors in the region. MSG me if you’d like to say hi.

16

May

Does it get better than this?

Does it get better than this?

12

May

Christie’s bling fest!!

Christie’s bling fest!!

07

May

A trio of Rolex’s finest.  If I had to choose only one, not sure what I would do!

A trio of Rolex’s finest. If I had to choose only one, not sure what I would do!